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North Korea quake might have been explosion

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North Korea's Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho, now in NY for a United Nations meeting, warned on Thursday that Kim could consider a hydrogen bomb test of an unprecedented scale over the Pacific. The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons reports that the USA has 6,800 and Moscow 7,000, vastly more than the world's other nuclear nations put together. Read More »

Tremor of 3.4 Detected Near NKorea Nuclear Test Site

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reacted sharply to U.S. President Donald Trump's recent United Nations address in a very rare statement reported Friday, warning that Washington could face the "highest level of hard-line countermeasure". Read More »

Korea minister says may consider H-bomb test in Pacific: Yonhap

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Mr Trump heaped more pressure on the stand-off at the weekend by calling North Korean leader Kim John-un the " little Rocket Man " at a campaign rally in Alabama. Hydrogen bombs are more powerful by an order of magnitude than the atomic bombs that North Korea tested in previous years. "It seems likely that these small tremors are related to the shifts in the ground due to the recent large test", said David Wright of the Union of Concerned Scientists in the United States. Read More »

All big four banks scrap ATM withdrawal fee

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ANZ group executive Fred Ohlsson said his bank will get rid of the $2 fee on its 2300 ATMs from early next month. There are 50 million cash machine withdrawals a day around Australia. Non-customers using Westpac ATMs will also have St. George, Bank of Melbourne and BankSA cut into the deal. "We understand that the "foreign ATM" fee has been deeply unpopular with consumers". Read More »

New quake, at magnitude 6.2, strikes Mexico again: U.S. agency

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The United States Geological Survey reports of a 6.2 magnitude quake that hit Mexico's southern state of Oaxaca, Sputnik reported. A hospitalized survivor spoke to CNN about his ordeal after being trapped in rubble for 17 hours. The combined death toll from the two events is thought to be over 400. Pereda said she feels like people are getting accustomed to being on edge. Dielen also said in the statement that they have been assured that, while the authorities' immediate priority will ... Read More »

U.S. 'more a pariah state' without Iran nuclear deal

In his speech to the UN, Trump said the deal - forged in 2015 between Iran and the U.S., the UK, France, China, Russia, and Germany in a landmark bid to prevent Iran developing nuclear weapons - was "an embarrassment to the United States ". Read More »

McMaster: US Iran Policy to 'Change Fundamentally'

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Haley was asked how the US could keep its worldwide credibility on dealing with increasing aggression from North Korea when it is looking to rip up the Obama-era deal. He has been critical of the Iran deal since his presidential campaign. "He takes his responsibility in this particular matter quite seriously and that is the reason he is very, very carefully considering the decision of whether we find the JCPOA to continue to serve the security interests of the American people or not". Read More »

More on North Korea H-bomb test (in the Pacific) threat

North Korea's leader Kim Jung-un makes a statement regarding US President Donald Trump's speech at the United Nations general assembly in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency in Pyongyang September 22, 2017 . Read More »

McCain defies Trump on healthcare reform again

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McCain said in a statement that he can not "in good conscience vote for the Graham-Cassidy proposal", saying he favors a collaboration between Republicans and Democrats instead. He campaigned on Repeal & Replace. He continued: "Arizona had a 116% increase in ObamaCare premiums previous year, with deductibles very high". [Senate minority leader] Chuck Schumer sold John McCain a bill of goods. Read More »

Protesters rally against Iranian president at United Nations

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Rouhani said that by turning their backs on the deal, the US will "discredit itself globally", and lose the trust of the global community to make negotiations in the future. Trump has called it the "worst deal ever". He defended Iran's ballistic-missile program as a defensive measure by a nation surrounded by enemies in the volatile Middle East. Read More »

China reiterates calls for S.Korea to remove THAAD

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However, following the North's recent repeated provocations, the South Korean president has said dialogue may not be possible, at least for now. Relations since Trump moved into the White House have been strained, but Lavrov said Russia had been pleased by parts of Trump's first address to the United Nations , which analysts say Russians saw as acknowledging the need for the U.S. Read More »

Trump piles economic action onto his NKorea military threats

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The report from KCNA was accompanied by a photo showing Kim Jong-un sitting behind a desk and holding a sheet of paper. Kim's statement also seems to signal more weapons tests on the horizon - a worrying prospect given the North's willingness to back up its belligerent rhetoric against Trump with action. Read More »

North Korea may test hydrogen bomb in Pacific

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A shallow 3.5-magnitude quake which hit North Korea near the country's nuclear test site on Saturday was not the result of a fresh nuclear test, China's seismic service said, after initially reporting a "suspected explosion". Considered to be Pyongyang's biggest supporter, China has also asked national banks to curb their dealings with North Korea, Trump said. A Friday commentary from the North's official Korean Central News Agency accused the party newspaper People's Daily and other ... Read More »

UGA blows out Mississippi State to make strong statement in SEC

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Mississippi State nose guard Jeffery Simmons has blocked two kicks and became the first defensive player at Mississippi State to score two touchdowns in a game since 2009. Both teams have done well against the spread so far this season. 12 LSU last Saturday night in Starkville, a game that suddenly stamped Mullen's team as a potential championship contender. Read More »

Tillerson: Iran complying with nuclear deal

The sanctions froze assets in the US and prevented Americans from doing business with these 18 parties. Trump's pugnacious United Nations speech may empower hardliners in Iran, who are pushing for global isolation and who discourage already wary foreign investors. Read More »

Baker Mayfield tells Baylor players "You forgot who daddy is" during pregame

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While players were getting warmed up, Mayfield came across some members of the Baylor football team at the 50-yard line. Error! There was an error processing your request. Sells played in his first game of the season after serving a three-game suspension for an undisclosed incident over the summer. Connor Martin then booted field goals of 41 and 46 yards, the latter giving Baylor its first lead 31-28 with 2:45 left in the third quarter. Read More »

Korea near nuclear test site

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The CENC said the epicenter was at 41.36 degrees north latitude and 129.06 degrees east latitude, similar to another quake on September 3 after the North Korean nuclear test that day. South Korea's Yonhap news agency quoted a weather agency official who said that "a sound wave, which is usually generated in the event of an artificial quake, was not detected". Read More »

Mattis: North Korea Sanctions Are Working

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These countries "are in a better place than they would have been otherwise", Tillerson said , suggesting that the US, as the only country to have used a nuclear weapon in warfare, has a responsibility to "exercise proper stewardship of nuclear weapons and to lead in working with other nations to reduce global nuclear dangers". Read More »

Mexico Rattled by 6.1 Aftershock

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She has put her nose to work in disasters such as an quake in Ecuador previous year, another one in southern Mexico two weeks ago, a landslide in Guatemala in 2015 and a Mexico City gas explosion in 2013. "For me, it's an honor to handle her on these missions", he said. A 6.1 magnitude quake can produce strong shaking and considerable damage to poorly built structures and slight to moderate damage in better-constructed buildings, the USGS says. Read More »

Shifty Maria could prompt storm watch here by tomorrow

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Maria will move away from the Bahamas into the open waters of the western Atlantic Saturday. On Saturday, wind speeds of 12 to 23 miles per hour and wave heights of four to eight feet are predicted in the gulf. Hurricane Maria has claimed more than 30 lives across the region and is the second devastating storm to hit the Caribbean in the past two weeks. Read More »

Tom Price Says He'll Stop Use of Private Jets Until After Review

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Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Tom PriceThomas (Tom) Edmunds PriceWork requirements exactly what OH needs to roll back the ObamaCare disaster Price says working toward declaring opioid crisis national emergency Declare a true state of emergency MORE will cease using private charter jets to travel around the country in the midst of an investigation from the HHS Inspector General office on his travel expenditures. Read More »

Kim Jong Un: 'Deranged' Trump will 'pay dearly'

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North Korea has been maintaining a torrid pace in nuclear and weapons tests as it accelerates its pursuit of nuclear weapons that could viably target the United States and its allies in Asia. Meanwhile, the President has called allegations of Russian meddling in the U.S. presidential election a "hoax" and insisted the media was the "greatest influence" on last year's campaign. Read More »

Quakes could be aftershocks from earlier North Korean nuclear test

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As tensions escalate between the USA and North Korea , Stanford scholars discuss diplomatic and military options leaders have on the table. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and French President Emmanuel Macron agreed Wednesday to work closely to increase the effectiveness of worldwide sanctions imposed against North Korea over its nuclear and missile tests. Read More »

Russian Federation rejects reopening Iran deal talks

Russia's foreign minister said Friday the downturn in relations with the United States began with the Obama administration's "small-hearted" and "revengeful" actions and has plummeted further because of "Russo-phobic hysteria". In a Thursday interview with The New York Times , Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif dismissed any re-negotiations of the 2015 nuclear deal, saying Washington seeks getting more Iranian concessions under the accord with no new concessions from itself or other ... Read More »

Trump and Kim call each other mad

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Hours before Kim's statement, Trump announced stiffer new sanctions on North Korea as he met his South Korean and Japanese counterparts in NY. "He is unfit to hold the prerogative of supreme command of a country, and he is surely a rogue and a gangster fond of playing with fire, rather than a politician". Read More »

First day of fall kicking off with near normal highs

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Skies will remain mostly sunny to sunny and winds will remain breezy out of the south around 10 to 20 miles per hour. Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 64. Sunny skies on Sunday will bring temps to near 90, forecasters say. Sunday night will be mostly cloudy in the evening, then clearing. Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 63. Read More »

Top North Korea officials denounce Trump as 'crazed hoodlum'

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North Korea has been testing missiles at an unprecedented rate, and conducted its sixth nuclear test despite worldwide condemnation. "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 »

Pres. Trump says he's reached a decision on Iran deal

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General Assembly. "Frankly, that deal is an embarrassment to the United States, and I don't think you've heard the last of it, believe me", the U.S. RHODES: No. And that's not just my decision. Trump must next certify by October 15 if Iran is complying with the deal, and officials have said Trump may use that occasion to declare Iran in violation. Read More »

Kim Jong Un says Trump will 'pay dearly' for UN speech

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says North Korea's Kim Jong Un is "being tested" by the strongest sanctions ever put in place by the USA and the global community. During his United Nations speech, Trump decried North Korea's continued provocations and said if it continued, the U.S. would "have no choice but to totally destroy " the country. Read More »