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Photo of Florida Cops Causes Internet to Die, Go to Heaven

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An Irma-related photo of three male members of the Gainesville Police Department has caused such a stir that the photo was updated to note "Officer Rengering is being placed into Cougar Prey Protective Care, similar to the witness protection program for his safety". Read More »

Local Schools Close Due To Weather Conditions Due To Hurricane Irma

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Citing potential storm surge , Deal said a mandatory evacuation would take effect beginning on Saturday for Chatham County, which includes Savannah, and other coastal areas. After leaving Florida, a weakened Irma is expected to push into Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee and beyond. At this point, there is no plan to suspend classes unless there is an imminent threat to the safety of students, staff, and faculty on campus.All updates will be posted to the WCU Weather-Related ... Read More »

Hurricane Irma Turned the Virgin Islands From Green to Brown

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On the islands of St Martin and St Barts, where smashed cars and boats line the streets, at least 10 people have lost their lives. Jacques Charbonnier said: "All the food is gone now". Those who remained told CNN they were prepared, though they knew this was a storm like few had ever experienced. The island was wiped out. "It's turning really nasty", she told the Press Association news agency. Read More »

North Korea threatens U.S. over new sanctions

Following Pyongyang's latest nuclear test, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said China supports new United Nations measures hoping they will promote a resolution "through peaceful means". The new sanctions set a cap on crude and refined oil exports to North Korea at 8.5 million barrels per year, which represents a 30 percent reduction, according to USA officials. Read More »

North Korea says United States on path of confrontation as Trump downplays sanctions

In Geneva, Izumi Nakamitsu, UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, expressed hope for a peaceful solution, saying North Korea does not want to start a nuclear war and the world is not seeking to overthrow its leader Kim Jong Un . The latest sanctions include a complete ban on the export of textiles from North Korea - an nearly one billion dollar hit to the regime's economy. While the launch violates United Nations resolutions, short-range rockets are generally seen as less ... Read More »

ICJ to resume Kulbhushan Jadhav's capital punishment hearing today

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Jadhav, a former officer of the Indian Navy, was abducted reportedly from Chabahar in Iran in March 2016 and arrested by Pakistani forces. "However, the Indian effort to secure his freedom has delayed the judicial process in Pakistan , and I am sure in the coming hearing the Indian government will succeed in bringing back Jadhav to India", he said. Read More »

South Korea welcomes new UNSC sanctions on North

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She said the world would not accept a nuclear-armed North Korea . The resolution represents a swift response to North Korea's sixth and strongest nuclear test explosion September 3, which it said was a hydrogen bomb , and to its escalating launches of increasingly sophisticated ballistic missiles that it says can reach the United States . Read More »

Putin says he believes US willing to defuse Korea tensions

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While in North Korea, which was marking the nation's founding anniversary Saturday, local media issued fresh calls for a nuclear arms buildup, in defiance of the mounting worldwide sanctions. The phone call comes after Trump and his administration's stern warnings to North Korea that further threats would be met with military force, including with a possible nuclear strike. Read More »

California, 3 Other States Sue Over Trump Action on 'Dreamer' Immigrants

Last week, 16 other state attorneys general filed a separate lawsuit in a Brooklyn federal court saying Trump's decision violated constitutional protections for Dreamers, as well as other claims . The group said its findings frame undocumented immigration as a global problem for "both sides of the border." averring that food insecurity does not vanish once refugees find themselves on USA soil. Read More »

FPL says power restoration will be slow, but steady

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A total of nearly 4.5 million Florida Power & Light customers have been affected by the storm, with about 1 million getting service restored, mostly by automated devices. The company also works to restore service to major thoroughfares with supermarkets, pharmacies, gas stations and other consumer services, before turning to smaller neighborhoods. Read More »

Motorcyclist dead in crash on Interstate 15

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Four additional youths, ranging from ages 2 to 7, in the vehicle were not injured, the CHP said. CHP officers are at the scene directing traffic. The name of the girl who died will not be released until family members have been notified, the CHP added. Read More »

National Party MP Jian Yang refutes 'Chinese spy' claim

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The media organisations said Jian, who was elected to parliament in 2011, had not disclosed his background as a teacher at China's top linguistics academy for military intelligence officers. "I have been nothing but upfront and transparent about my education and employment". "Although I was not born here, I am proud to call myself a New Zealander, obey our laws, and contribute to this country". Read More »

Chainsaw-Wielding Florida Nun Helps Clear Hurricane Irma Debris

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One person said: 'I mean hey.gotta admit nuns [sic] are cool!' She's in full habit and hard at work cutting up fallen tree branches to clear Irma debris. "It became a really good community project". According to the Orlando Sentinel , some commenters on the nun's video also raised concerns and said it is unsafe to wear loose-fitting clothing while operating a chainsaw. Read More »

1 dead, 3 wounded in Chicago shootings

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A 23-year-old man was hit in his hand and foot, a 28-year-old man was hit in his leg and a 23-year-old man was hit in his leg. He was standing outside at 1:36 p.m.in the 2600 block of East 75th Street when a male walked up and fired shots, police said. Read More »

Intensifying feud: Germany stops arms sales to Turkey

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On the Russian side, Vladimir Kozhin , Aide to the President Vladimir Putin And head of the Control Directorate of the Presidential Administration of Russia, said that 'such an agreement has been already signed and is being prepared for its implementation'. Read More »

Police and New Hampshire AG Investigate Alleged Race-Based Attack

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Now New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu has asked the state attorney general's office to assist the Claremont Police Department with its investigation, according to the Washington Post. "Hatred and bigotry will not be tolerated in New Hampshire". Claremont Police so far have declined to provide details, citing state laws regarding an ongoing investigation involving juveniles. Read More »

Scottish teachers' pay fell 6% over past decade, says OECD

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In New Zealand dollars, that was less than in the United States ($11,319), Australia ($6573) and four other countries. Topics included such items as student performance, classroom size and teacher status. "It is a key obstacle for attracting young people into teaching". "However, it is not enough", she said. The data, from 2015, y say that a master of Primary cobra at start of his career, an average of 28.129 euros gross per year and after 15 years of experience, earn 32.389 euros (gross). Read More »

Pyongyang warns Washington over United Nations sanctions push

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But while the ink is barely dry on the Security Council resolution, experts are already questioning the effectiveness of the hastily decided measures. And the USA ambassador, Nikki Haley , says the resolution is meant to starve the regime of the money it needs to develop its nuclear and missile programs. Read More »

Trump says United Nations sanctions on NKorea 'small step'

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The sanctions included the first restrictions on exports of crude oil and refined petroleum products to North Korea. It added that the North's textile exports averaged $760 million a year. Trump added the sanctions were "nothing compared to what ultimately will have to happen". "The "resolution" was fabricated by the USA employing all sorts of despicable and vicious means and methods", the statement said, according to a report in North Korea's state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA). Read More »

Authorities Consider Felony Charges After Pets Tied Up, Abandoned in Hurricane

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The charity looked after many pets after they were left in their care, but they also picked some up after they were left in pens outside homes or tied to trees or poles. "There is absolutely no excuse for doing that", she told USA Today . "It's always disappointing. Our goal is to keep pets and people together". 'But we're not a boarding facility'. Read More »

North Korea - Adoption of resolution 2375 (11 September 2017)

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Although the entire Internet is now fixated upon Ted Cruz liking a porn tweet on Twitter , some serious stuff is going down where North Korea is concerned. Both Russia and China, as permanent members, wield veto power. The resolution approved Monday caps crude oil imports and bans textile exports but fell short of Washington's hopes for a complete oil embargo due to resistance by veto-holders China and Russian Federation. Read More »

Over 1000 likely killed in Myanmar violence

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According to United Nations estimates, up to 300,000 Rohingya could be displaced into Bangladesh due to "clearance operations" by the Myanmar's armed forces. "The world community must come forward to help them, not by putting pressure on Bangladesh but by putting pressure on Myanmar not to resort to these atrocities and violence", said H.T. Read More »

Oil will keep flowing, but United Nations sanctions hit North Korea hard

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North Korea is ready for nuclear war if the United States wages one, country officials told an American journalist when he visited in July. Susan Thornton, acting assistant secretary for the East Asian and Pacific Affairs Bureau at the State Department, and Marshall Billingslea, assistant secretary for the Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence under the Treasury Department, will attend the hearing to explain the US diplomacy and sanctions against Pyongyang. Read More »

Hurricane Katia threatens Mexico as Category 1 storm

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Having three hurricanes active at the same time in the Atlantic Basin is rather rare. Hurricane Jose in the open Atlantic, some 1,000 miles (1,610 km) east of the Caribbean's Lesser Antilles islands, could become a Category 3 and eventually threaten the US mainland. Read More »

McCain to North Korea: Aggression will lead to 'extinction'

Peru stressed that it was committed to a peaceful solution to the dispute and "strict compliance" with resolutions passed by the United Nations Security Council . The document includes sanctions against the Workers' Party of Korea, including its Central Military Commission, as well as individual sanctions on North Korean Minister of People's Armed Forces General Pak Yong Sik. Read More »

North Korean ambassador to Mexico

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China's state media outlet, CCTV, said Wednesday that Xi expressed China's commitment to denuclearize the Korean peninsula and called for a peaceful settlement during their phone call earlier in the day. Mattis reassured both allies that the US commitment to the defense of the countries "remains ironclad" and he promised Japan "to enhance its ballistic missile defense capabilities", according to Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White. Read More »

U.S. calls Monday vote on new North Korea sanctions

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USA lawmakers called on Tuesday for a "supercharged" diplomatic response to North Korea's nuclear tests and missile program, including unilateral sanctions on banks and companies from China and other countries that do business with Pyongyang. Read More »

India hits back on United Nations rights chief's remark on Rohingyas

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India has said that illegal immigrants like Myanmar's Rohingyas pose security risks to the nation. Al Hussein, who described the Myanmar government's handling of the Rohingya issue as a "textbook example of ethnic cleansing", specifically targeted minister of state for home affairs Kiren Rijiju for his stance on deporting Rohingya refugees. Read More »

New UN resolution on North Korea to pass with watered down sanctions

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It also froze the assets of three government agencies, including a military one. "We think it's just another very small step - not a big deal", Mr Trump said as he met with Malaysia's prime minister at the White House. The US and the European Union have also imposed wide-ranging bans to isolate North Korea. Washington has said military action remains an option in dealing with Pyongyang and threatened to cut economic ties with countries that continue to trade with it. Read More »

Area employers expect a bit more hiring in fourth quarter

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In addition, confidence levels have strengthened year-on-year in 25 countries and territories. Net employment outlook for October-December 2016 stood at 30 per cent. In Asia Pacific, hiring is expected to increase in all eight APAC countries and territories during Q4 2017. Compared to Q3 2017, hiring prospects improved in Singapore (+7%), India (+4%), Hong Kong (+2%), China (+2%), and Australia (+1%); declined in New Zealand (-2%) and Taiwan (-1%); and remained unchanged in Japan. Read More »

3 hurricanes in the Atlantic: What we know Thursday

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The National Hurricane Center said that Jose is expected to become a hurricane by Wednesday night. As Katia was making landfall, Hurricane Irma, one of the most powerful Atlantic storms in a century, walloped Cuba's northern coast as a Category 5 storm . Read More »