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Hurricanes Jose, Katia gain strength Hurricanes Jose, Katia gain strength
- September 07, 2017

Models so far show it remaining in the southern Gulf in coming days. It is the first time three active hurricanes have formed at the same time in the Atlantic region since 2010, according to meteorologists. St Martin and Anguilla experienced heavy rain and winds of up to 185mph, while damage in St Barts was described as "apocalyptic" after winds of 151mph. (more...)
House plans Wednesday vote on Harvey aid House plans Wednesday vote on Harvey aid
- September 07, 2017

The list is long, and the time is short. He said the White House effort to raise the debt ceiling is "like every other White House", which demands Congress raise the borrowing limit without any reforms. "I continue to be anxious about the debt, but I don't think this is the time to have that debate". Congress needs to combine a $7.9 billion disaster relief package for Harvey with a contentious increase in the nation's borrowing limit. (more...)
'Deep disappointment' in White House's push to end DACA 'Deep disappointment' in White House's push to end DACA
- September 07, 2017

DHS is providing a six-month window in which it will adjudicate pending requests and will give Congress a chance to pass a legislative alternative. India ranks 11th among countries of origin for DACA students, according to the US Citizenship and Immigration Services statistics available till March 31, 2017. (more...)
South Korea's Moon says he and Putin share understanding on North Korea South Korea's Moon says he and Putin share understanding on North Korea
- September 07, 2017

The announcement dramatically upped the stakes in its standoff with the worldwide community over its banned weapons programmes, which have seen it subjected to seven sets of UN Security Council sanctions so far. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson "not to give in to emotions and show restraint" when dealing with North Korea. In a phone call with Putin on Monday, South Korean president Moon Jae-In - who travels to Russia Wednesday - told him it was time for the Security Council to "seriously ... (more...)
Spanish police uncover Isis cell preparing 'major terror attack' Spanish police uncover Isis cell preparing 'major terror attack'
- September 07, 2017

Melilla is a tiny Spanish enclave in North Africa. The accused were planning to carry out terrorist attacks in Morocco and Spain, the ministry revealed in a statement, and had been preparing for attacks using bladed weapons. His cell conducted "nightly meetings" to plan "major terrorists attacks", according to Spain's National Police. Security cooperation between Morocco and Spain is likely to increase following the terrorist attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils on August 17, which were ... (more...)
Trump OKs more military sales to S. Korea, Japan Trump OKs more military sales to S. Korea, Japan
- September 07, 2017

Any move to cut off trade with China would deal a crippling blow to both the United States and Chinese economies, leaving experts to quickly dismiss Trump's threat as empty rhetoric. We will not be doing it so far". Trump also held a phone call with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. "They would rather eat grass than give up their nuclear program", he said . (more...)
Coaches of Shaktipunj Express Derailed in UP's Sonbhadra, no Casualties Reported Coaches of Shaktipunj Express Derailed in UP's Sonbhadra, no Casualties Reported
- September 07, 2017

Anil Saxena who is the Railway Minister Spokesperson says that they have cleared the site and now the situation is normal and under control. "All the passengers of derailed boggies were shifted to other coaches to move further, and extra coaches would be added in Sigrauli station", he said adding that the track restoration work was on. (more...)
Imposing sanctions on North Korea is useless, says Russian President Vladimir Putin Imposing sanctions on North Korea is useless, says Russian President Vladimir Putin
- September 07, 2017

Nikki Haley told an emergency meeting of the Security Council in NY that the United States did not want a war but its patience was "not unlimited". Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signed an order in August to create a special economic zone in a village on Shikotan, one of the disputed islands, and called for foreign investment. (more...)
Uganda coach Basena writes off Ghana's World Cup chances Uganda coach Basena writes off Ghana's World Cup chances
- September 07, 2017

Although Egypt have been the dominant African football force, winning the Cup of Nations a record seven times, they consistently struggle in the World Cup, qualifying only twice. But substitute Senegal goalkeeper Pape N'Diaye conceded an own goal in the final minute of regular time to keep Burkina Faso on top of a tight table. (more...)
Here's how you should care for your pet during a hurricane Here's how you should care for your pet during a hurricane
- September 07, 2017

St. John also says making sure pets have a collar with updated tags or a microchip is important in case pets get separated from their owners. Volunteers have been working hard to treat the animals and get them registered into the system. (more...)
Mumbai serial blasts sentencing Mumbai serial blasts sentencing
- September 07, 2017

The sentencing comes after extensive arguments by prosecution and defence after June 16, when the court convicted Salem , 48, Taher Merchant, 55, Feroze Khan, 47, and Karimullah Khan, 55, for criminal conspiracy, murder and terrorism. September 7, 2017 is a big day in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case. The dastardly attack on 12 March, 1993 had left 257 people dead, 713 seriously injured and destroyed properties worth Rs 27 crore. (more...)
War on terror: If we fail, region fails: Gen Bajwa War on terror: If we fail, region fails: Gen Bajwa
- September 07, 2017

General Bajwa, while maintaining that the war imposed on Pakistan would be taken to its logical end, asked the world powers not to hold Pakistan responsible for their failures. He said that relations between Pakistan and China are based on mutual respect and the CPEC project is proof of these relations. The army chief in his speech showed that he had high hopes from the youth. (more...)
Killed, 11 Injured After Gas Cylinder Explosion In A Mumbai Building Killed, 11 Injured After Gas Cylinder Explosion In A Mumbai Building
- September 07, 2017

Most of the victims are labourers from West Bengal. Damaged LPG cylinders were also recovered from the site of the fire. The deceased are yet to be identified. The fire has been brought under control, Mumbai Police spokesperson Rashmi Karandikar told PTI. An accidental death report is to be filed after the postmortem is complete following which the police will check if there was any negligence on anyone's part. (more...)
Abu Dhabi will have its own Louvre come November Abu Dhabi will have its own Louvre come November
- September 07, 2017

It is the first establishment apart from the original Louvre in Paris, which has the World's largest collection of art. That came as authorities on Wednesday announced that the Louvre Abu Dhabi would open November 11 after a similarly long decade of uncertainty. (more...)
Tropical Storm Jose expected to become hurricane Tropical Storm Jose expected to become hurricane
- September 07, 2017

No hurricane watches are yet in effect for Jose, though the NHC did say interests in the Leeward Islands should monitor the storm. "Irma poses the most serious hurricane threat to northern Cuba and Florida since at least Hurricane Andrew " in 1992, meteorologist Jeff Masters wrote on Weather Underground , adding that the storm was "still strengthening". (more...)
HTT Inks Deal To Bring Hyperloop To India HTT Inks Deal To Bring Hyperloop To India
- September 07, 2017

HTT's hyperloop transportation system in Andhra Pradesh is the first planned route in India. It will facilitate the development of HTT's Hyperloop Transportation System in Andhra Pradesh. Andhra Pradesh is showing the way forward. "By collaborating with Hyperloop, Amravati is embracing a prototype for the mobility of tomorrow", said Krishna Kishore of APEDB in a statement . (more...)
Hurricane Irma: South Florida School Closings List Hurricane Irma: South Florida School Closings List
- September 07, 2017

This list will be updated as county officials provide more information. With Hurricane Irma continuing its push across the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean, South Florida is keeping its eye on the storm and several municipalities are announcing closures as a result of the storm. (more...)
Trump Sides With Democrats In Deal On Storm Relief And Fiscal Deadlines Trump Sides With Democrats In Deal On Storm Relief And Fiscal Deadlines
- September 07, 2017

Rep. Joe Barton, a Republican from Texas, gave Trump credit for finding a way to be bipartisan in a highly polarized Washington - albeit with poor timing. debt limit and keep the government running through 15 December, setting up a fiscal showdown at the end of the year that Republicans had hoped to avoid. (more...)
GOP leaders 'visibly annoyed' when Ivanka Trump crashes Oval Office meeting GOP leaders 'visibly annoyed' when Ivanka Trump crashes Oval Office meeting
- September 07, 2017

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer announced the agreement Wednesday after meeting with Trump at the White House. Three ultra-conservative House Republicans met with Ryan , and "were "frank" about their mounting concerns and warned Ryan that they and others in the House Republican conference could desert him in the coming months if the leadership fails to enact conservative policies", the Washington Post reports. (more...)
Turnbull has 'constructive' call with Trump over North Korea Turnbull has 'constructive' call with Trump over North Korea
- September 07, 2017

They said it was time for the worldwide community to exert maximum diplomatic and economic pressure, and that the can cannot be kicked down the road. Both sides condemned North Korea's belligerent actions and agreed to intensify efforts to denuclearize the country. (more...)

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