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Global Media Irma weakens slightly as it slams Cuba
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Tallahassee, Fla. - (News Service of Florida ) Floridians awoke Monday no longer with a hurricane overhead, but more than 6.2 million homes and businesses did not have power and flooding concerns continued almost statewide. An evacuation order is also in effect for the Georgia coast, while Alabama, North Carolina and SC have all declared states of emergency . Meanwhile shocked Florida residents are returning to their shattered homes as millions are left without power and roofs ...

Global Media South Florida concerns shift to flooding, storm surge as Hurricane Irma nears
Author: 0 South Florida concerns shift to flooding, storm surge as Hurricane Irma nears

Hurricane Irma weakened as it pummeled Florida - but the storm still packed a powerful punch, spawning torrential downpours, tornadoes and flash floods. Instead of riding the Atlantic coastline north or traversing Florida's spine through Orlando, the hurricane is projected could pack Category 3 strength after it makes its possible landfall near Fort Myers and moves through the Tampa Bay area on Monday morning.

Global Media Dawna Friesen: Driving into Tropical Storm Irma on a desolate interstate
Author: 0 Dawna Friesen: Driving into Tropical Storm Irma on a desolate interstate

But Irma again intensified over the warm waters approaching the Florida mainland, making it a Category 4, then shortly thereafter a 3 (still considered a major hurricane ). Given that Florida has a significant Indian American population and a favorite destination of Indian tourists because of Disneyland, the Indian ambassador to the U.S., Navtej Sarna, rushed his New York Consul General to Atlanta to oversee the relief operation and coordinate with the local community leaders.

Global Media Weather: Strong winds and stormy weather set to batter London
Author: 0 Weather: Strong winds and stormy weather set to batter London

A spokesman said strong winds could disrupt public transport and said it could affect power supplies. The likelihood of homes and businesses being affected by any flooding is low, the Met Office says. Replacement bus services were put on for trans-Pennine train services between Manchester Victoria and Huddersfield after the railway line at Stalybridge, Tameside, flooded.

Global Media Hurricane Irma makes landfall in Florida, wreaking destruction
Author: 0 Hurricane Irma makes landfall in Florida, wreaking destruction

US President Donald Trump called Hurricane Irma "some big monster" as it battered the Florida coast, saying he wanted to go to the state very soon and praising emergency officials for their efforts to protect people. By Monday afternoon, about 1 million people in Georgia and SC had lost power. Orlando Smith said: "I look forward to hearing more from the UK Government about its plans for working with us to ensure this happens in timely fashion".

Global Media Israelis rescued from Saint Martin after Irma
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Martin/St. Maarten, but almost 5,000 Americans remain on the island days after Hurricane Irma's destructive hit . That leaves numerous 40,000 residents reliant on public shelters as they brace for Hurricane Jose. Bender told CBSN they had contacted the USA embassy and they were given a list of hotels that still had power. Meteorologists say heavy rain squalls spawning tornadoes are hitting South Florida part of Hurricane Irma's leading edge.

Global Media PETA hopes monkey selfie settlement will create awareness for endangered animal
Author: 0 PETA hopes monkey selfie settlement will create awareness for endangered animal

PETA; photographer David Slater; his company, Wildlife Personalities , Ltd.; and self-publishing platform Blurb, Inc., have reached a settlement of the "monkey selfie" litigation. Naruto's case went all the way to a federal appeals court and shows that the struggle for animal rights is ingrained in our legal system. He says that he gradually persuaded the monkeys to press the shutter on his camera while looking into the lens, meaning the photo is more his than theirs.

Global Media Hurricane Jose may meander not far from the East Coast through Friday
Author: 0 Hurricane Jose may meander not far from the East Coast through Friday

As Irma has been losing steam while it is travelling up the USA, eyes have started turning to Hurricane Jose , which is sitting north of the Caribbean Islands. They said this is due to an area of high pressure that will move around the hurricane over the next several days. These prediction models put Jose anywhere from SC to Newfoundland, or Jose could even move back out into the ocean.

Global Media Trump briefed on Irma; Pence going to FEMA headquarters
Author: 0 Trump briefed on Irma; Pence going to FEMA headquarters

The Florida Keys were hit particularly hard by Irma , with reports of massive damage caused from a combination of wind, rain, and surge. The highest surge could be 4-6 feet along in SC and on Florida's east coast as well as the northwest Florida coast, the hurricane center said .

Global Media Irma churns through central Florida, leaves trail of destruction
Author: 0 Irma churns through central Florida, leaves trail of destruction

After losing power late Sunday, he made it through the worst of the storm shaken but unhurt. With winds that peaked at 185 miles per hour, Irma was once the most powerful hurricane ever recorded in the open Atlantic. Saturday night, 7News cameras captured a stop sign near Ocean Drive and First Street whipping in the wind as stinging, incessant rain from the storm's feeder bands began to make their way into the Sunshine State.

Global Media Ex-husband charged with murder of missing Baytown realtor
Author: 0 Ex-husband charged with murder of missing Baytown realtor

Her body was discovered Saturday, September 9 in a wooded area of west Chambers County, according to KHOU. Crystal McDowell, 37 and a mother of two, was last seen on video surveillance footage walking through the living room of boyfriend Hargrave's home and then getting into her vehicle - a black Mercedes Benz sedan - parked in the driveway on August 25.

Author: 0 Boris Johnson welcomes new sanctions on North Korea

Abe's comments come as the U.S. pushes for the United Nations Security Council to vote on harsher sanctions on North Korea . The draft drops a proposed oil embargo and instead intends to impose a ban on condensates and natural gas liquids, a cap of 2 million barrels a year on refined petroleum products, and a cap on crude oil exports to North Korea at current levels.

Global Media Latest Pictures And Videos: Hurricane Irma Batters Florida
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Irma has since been downgraded to a tropical storm , and officials say it will continue to weaken as it makes its way inland, though 70 m.p.h. winds and flooding still pose a danger. "Everything is flooded", he said. Florida Governor Rick Scott owns a waterfront mansion in Naples, where winds have already risen to over 120 miles per hour.

Global Media U.S. calls Monday vote on new North Korea sanctions
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Of five key original measures, a ban on textile exports from North Korea remained . The draft, seen, no longer proposes blacklisting North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un. Britain's U.N. ambassador, Matthew Rycroft, told reporters who questioned the watering down of the initial USA text that "there is a significant prize in keeping the whole of the Security Council united".

Global Media Hurricane Jose will do a loop-the-loop in the Atlantic. Then what?
Author: 0 Hurricane Jose will do a loop-the-loop in the Atlantic. Then what?

The storm is forecast to make a weird clockwise loop over the next few days before straightening out and heading toward the southeastern United States. "Despite the complex forecast track, this general solution is shared by all the reliable model guidance", said hurricane forecasters, according to the Orlando Sentinel .

Global Media UN Security Council adopts new NKorea sanctions
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On Friday, the U.S. mission to the UN announced that Washington would call a UN Security Council meeting on Monday to vote on a new draft resolution, set to tighten sanctions on North Korea. The five permanent members of the Security Council are the United States, China, Russia, France and Britain. The resolution asks countries around the world to inspect ships going in and out of North Korea's ports (a provision put in place by the Security Council in 2009) but does not authorize the use of ...

Author: 0 Hurricane Jose lingers in Atlantic, will it head toward US?

The storm did some $US20 billion ($A25 billion) to $US40 billion in damage to insured property as it tore through Florida, catastrophe modelling firm AIR Worldwide estimated. The resource adds that a category four storm - the strength of Irma when it first struck the U.S. mainland - would see "trees stripped of all foliage and fruit, many trees blown over and away from property".

Global Media Triple threat: Hurricanes Jose, Katia could join Irma striking land this weekend
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The ACE is calculated by adding the square of the maximum sustained wind speed of each hurricane every 6-hours. Many updates are disguised as warnings, often quoting the National Hurricane Centre or National Weather Service. Antigua has issued a hurricane watch for the islands of Antigua and Barbuda. Hurricane Irma is churning west across the Atlantic, putting parts of the Caribbean on watch and prompting warnings for the USA mainland to be prepared should the storm head that way.

Global Media Hurricane season: Harvey followed by Irma, followed by José, then Katia
Author: 0 Hurricane season: Harvey followed by Irma, followed by José, then Katia

Experts said that Friday saw the most Atlantic hurricane activity in a single day in recorded history. Hurricane Jose , which is trailing behind Hurricane Irma in the Atlantic Ocean, has strengthened to a Category 2 storm. And Category 5 Irma is forecast to hit South Florida on Sunday. Army troops and personnel from the federal electricity authority have been deployed to the area on Mexico's eastern gulf coast to be on hand to help in emergencies.

Global Media UN Security Council Unanimously Steps Up Sanctions Against NKorea
Author: 0 UN Security Council Unanimously Steps Up Sanctions Against NKorea

Prior to North Korea's most recent nuclear provocation, South Korean President Moon Jae-in had advocated the need to balance sanctions with outreach and dialogue to bring the Kim government to denuclearization talks. -South Korea military drills. It was the eighth series of sanctions imposed on North Korea since it first tested a nuclear device in 2006. The resolution demonstrates the worldwide community's growing resolve to take action against North Korea, as its adoption comes only ...

Global Media $77m aid required for Rohingyas
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He cited reports of Myanmar authorities laying landmines along the border with Bangladesh and requiring returnees to provide "proof of nationality", an impossibility given that successive Myanmar governments have since 1962 progressively stripped the Rohingya population of their political and civil rights, including citizenship rights.

Author: 0 SC seeks Centre, CBI's response on father's probe plea

Amid raging protests over the gruesome killing of a seven-year-old child in the Ryan International School, Arun, SHO Sadar Police Station, Sohna Road has been suspended with immediate effect last night, reported news agency ANI. Two senior officials of the school, including the school's northern India head Francis Thomas and HR head Jeyus Thomas, have been arrested under Juvenile Justice Act.

Author: 0 Mexico reports 2 dead due to Hurricane Katia

The Category 3 storm had maximum sustained winds of 120 miles per hour, according to the National Hurricane Center . Hurricane Irma may be getting most of the headlines right now, but it's sharing the Atlantic with Hurricane Jose and newly formed Hurricane Katia, too.

Global Media Weakening but still potent Irma aims full force at Florida's Gulf Coast
Author: 0 Weakening but still potent Irma aims full force at Florida's Gulf Coast

Scott said some may be breathing in relief that worst part of the storm has passed the South Florida area, but he said it is still a unsafe situation, with power lines down and debris everywhere. NBC 6 helicopter footage from Monday morning showed homes damaged and roadways under water in the upper Keys and other parts of South Florida . In Polk County east of Tampa, winds knocked a utility pole and lines onto a sheriff's cruiser late Sunday, illustrating the unsafe conditions for ...

Global Media Tezpur University ranks among world's top 1000 universities
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Clemson ranked as the 23rd National Public University in the 2017 rankings released Tuesday, the same place it was ranked previous year. In U.S. News' best value among schools category, the top in the west were Whitworth University, Pacific Lutheran University and Gonzaga.

Global Media U.S. pushing to cut off oil to North Korea with United Nations resolution
Author: 0 U.S. pushing to cut off oil to North Korea with United Nations resolution

After Kim's pariah regime claimed it carried out a hydrogen bomb test over the weekend, U.S. officials have urged the UN Security Council to vote on new sanctions as early as next week. Haley said the incremental approach had not worked and a diplomatic solution could only be reached by imposing the strongest sanctions. China supplies most of North Korea's crude.

Global Media North Korea warns of harsh response if new sanctions imposed
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But its provisions are a significant climb-down from the very tough sanctions the Trump administration proposed last Tuesday, especially on oil, where a complete ban could have crippled North Korea's economy. Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia after the first draft was circulated. The cap on the import of petroleum products could have an impact, but North Korea will still be able to import the same amount of crude oil that it has this year.

Global Media Hundreds of firefighters climb to remember 9/11 heroes
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Three hundred forty-three firefighters and dozens of police officers and EMTs died on September 11, 2001 when terrorists attacked the World Trade Center. "The fire service made a promise to never forget". Tulsa firefighters say when one becomes a firefighter, they join a brotherhood beyond city and state lines.

Global Media Trump Lawyers Wanted Jared Kushner Out of White House over Russia 'Complications'
Author: 0 Trump Lawyers Wanted Jared Kushner Out of White House over Russia 'Complications'

One person said Trump wasn't persuaded Kushner should step down, while John Dowd, who joined the legal team in June and has since taken charge, said he wasn't aware the proposal was taken to the president, according to the report. Mr. Kushner, Mr. Trump's son-in-law and confidant, has said he had four such meetings or interactions. Sources familiar with the matter told the Journal that several of Trump's attorneys were anxious about Kushner's various meetings with Russian officials during ...

Global Media 49ers rookie LB Foster carted off field vs. Panthers
Author: 0 49ers rookie LB Foster carted off field vs. Panthers

And this on a day when Newton admittedly wasn't sharp in his first game after having March 30 surgery to fix a partially torn rotator cuff. Foster was hurt while tackling Carolina rookie running back Christian McCaffrey . The 49ers shift from a 3-4 defense to the 4-3 under defense alone is enough to show a concerted effort to stop the run. Shaq Thompson and Thomas Davis combined for two sacks and three QB hits on Sunday.

Global Media Minnesota Guard Troops, Airmen Heading to Help Irma Victims
Author: 0 Minnesota Guard Troops, Airmen Heading to Help Irma Victims

Army Capt. Forrest Thrush, a member of Alpha Company, said that he would take his cue from the unit members who had experience flying in support of previous weather emergencies. Additionally, Airmen from the 105th Airlift Wing deployed a satellite communications with a personnel team and a C-17 aircraft. They will stay in Florida for up to 60 days assisting their National Guard.

Global Media As Irma skirts SC, will it affect York, Chester gas prices?
Author: 0 As Irma skirts SC, will it affect York, Chester gas prices?

Approximately 44,457 SC residents were affected by the orders, and McMaster told the Post and Courier that "compliance, as far as we can tell, has been good" though the state does not have a current count of how many people ignored the order and remained on the islands.

Global Media Several dead as al-Shabab storms Somali border town
Author: 0 Several dead as al-Shabab storms Somali border town

Some Somali soldiers fled across the border into Kenya before returning to recapture the town from al-Shabab fighters, who had retreated amid airstrikes by the Kenyan military, he said. "The death toll on both sides could still rise", he was quoted as saying in media reports. Al-Shabab, which wants to impose its strict interpretation of Islam in Somalia, has carried out frequent past attacks in Mogadishu and elsewhere in its bid to topple the Western-backed government and drive out African ...

Global Media Brazil probes possible killings of 'uncontacted' tribe
Author: 0 Brazil probes possible killings of 'uncontacted' tribe

The killings are thought to have taken place near the Peruvian border in the Javari Valley, a large indigenous territory that is home to about 20 of the 103 uncontacted tribes registered in Brazil, the Times reported. Isolated peoples are particularly vulnerable and indigenous groups in Brazil in general have complained that their way of life is increasingly under threat from land conflicts.

Global Media Hurricane Jose Meanders in the Atlantic
Author: 0 Hurricane Jose Meanders in the Atlantic

But once it straightens out, it will be aimed at the East Coast, it could strengthen, and it bears watching, says one expert. It's nearly as if Jose is trapped in the Bermuda Triangle of maritime lore, but there's nothing supernatural at work with the forecast track.

Global Media Group Founded By Obama Administration Alumni Says Joe Arpaio Pardon Was Unconstitutional
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Department of Justice attorneys said in response to Arpaio's motion to dismiss. Arpaio, defeated previous year in the same election that sent Trump to the White House, is now talking about getting back into politics. Trump announced Arpaio's pardon on August 25, as Hurricane Harvey bore down on Texas ― and later admitted he did so because he " assumed the ratings would be far higher".

Global Media Irma rips Caribbean islands, heads toward Florida
Author: 0 Irma rips Caribbean islands, heads toward Florida

Jose Lopez of the Hazleton Food Super Market, 57 N. Wyoming St., checked with a friend in the Dominican Republic who was OK Thursday but had started preparing for the storm hours earlier. The US and British Virgin Islands were also pummeled by Irma . Many schools and healthcare services have been disrupted by the worsening weather.

Global Media Florida Savages: Boy Greets Hurricane Irma With Sass
Author: 0 Florida Savages: Boy Greets Hurricane Irma With Sass

EDT, were expected to increase as the storm moved north. Speaking as he went on an aerial tour of the Keys to survey the damage early on Monday, he said: "Power lines are down throughout the state". Meanwhile, the National Weather Service issued a storm surge warning for the SC coast through the northern border of Charleston County. Irma marks Metro Atlanta's first-ever tropical storm warning, the National Weather Service said.

Global Media OIC urges Myanmar to allow investigation into Rohingya issue
Author: 0 OIC urges Myanmar to allow investigation into Rohingya issue

The rally participants also submitted a memorandum of their demand to the government through Chief District Officer Ramesh KC. A large number of Muslims, including women and children, have been burnt alive, lynched to death or lost their lives while fleeing the ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya people.

Global Media Life could be possible inside the warm caves of Antarctica
Author: 0 Life could be possible inside the warm caves of Antarctica

Recently, a team of Australian scientists has revealed that the ice caves present under the Antarctica's ice are so warm that it might support the existence of plants and animals inside it. The research been published in the global journal Polar Biology and was supported by Antarctica New Zealand and the Marsden Fund. "I thought it would be interesting to have a look into if we could see any signs of life, such as plants and animals, in the cave given that the conditions there are ...

Global Media Hurricane Irma smashes into mainland Florida
Author: 0 Hurricane Irma smashes into mainland Florida

Irma is expected to cause billions of dollars in damage to Florida - a major tourism hub with an economy that generates about 5% of U.S. gross domestic product. President Donald Trump has signed a disaster declaration that should speed federal funding to damaged areas in Florida . Three people have died in vehicle accidents linked to the storm as high-powered winds made driving incredibly unsafe.

Global Media Crosswinds Are the Culprit for Delta's Irma Cancellations
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Delta Air Lines ( DAL ) said Monday it has cancelled almost 900 flights, including many at its Atlanta hub, because of strong winds. Army National Guard Spc. American has a hub at Miami International, and Southwest has a large operation at Fort Lauderdale. "I would suspect people will be trying to book flights into Florida to see what damage has been done to their property", said Albany International spokesman Doug Myers Sunday, referring to the many Capital Region residents who own ...

Global Media Bangladeshi Foreign Minister: What is happening in Burma is ethnic cleansing
Author: 0 Bangladeshi Foreign Minister: What is happening in Burma is ethnic cleansing

The government of Myanmar, a majority Buddhist country where the roughly one million Muslim Rohingya are marginalized, has repeatedly rejected charges of "ethnic cleansing". Rohingyas who have fled Myanmar since then said the military responded with a brutal campaign, burning villages and attacking civilians in a bid to drive them out.

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