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Heavy rains, floods hit Italy; at least 6 dead in Tuscany Heavy rains, floods hit Italy; at least 6 dead in Tuscany
- September 11, 2017

State TV said 4 of the dead were family members found in their home's flooded basement Sunday, and 3 people were missing. Mayor Filippo Nogarin told the AFP news agency that the extent of the flooding was completely unexpected, as only an orange alert was issued. (more...)
Hurricane damage has left Dutch St Martin 'unreachable': PM Hurricane damage has left Dutch St Martin 'unreachable': PM
- September 11, 2017

On Thursday the Dutch Navy tweeted images of the structure, showing sand flung across the runway, although the landing strips appear intact. Inside the building fittings crumpled as the wind blasted through and outside debris was strewn across the tarmac. (more...)
Florida air travel shutting down ahead of Irma Florida air travel shutting down ahead of Irma
- September 11, 2017

Please see your options below. Delta said Thursday that it had upsized aircraft and added flights at airports in Punta Cana, Nassau, Freeport, Key West, Miami , Fort Lauderdale, Sarasota, and Orlando - in all, more than 2,000 seats along Irma's path. (more...)
Government focussed on strengthening armed forces: Nirmala Sitharaman Government focussed on strengthening armed forces: Nirmala Sitharaman
- September 11, 2017

The first Indian solo circumnavigation was undertaken by Captain Dilip Donde of the Indian Navy. "Globally, I think our women stand out for doing something which most navies haven't even thought of". Prime Minister Modi also urged the people to "share" their good wishes and "words of encouragement for the team of Navika Sagar Parikrama", on the NM (Narendra Modi) App. (more...)
Videos show 'horrible' and 'terrifying' footage of Hurricane Irma Videos show 'horrible' and 'terrifying' footage of Hurricane Irma
- September 11, 2017

On Thursday, Irma hit Puerto Rico with wind gusts of 70 miles per hour killing three people with its impact, said the governor's office. Hurricane Irma battered Cuba on Saturday with deafening winds and unremitting rain, pushing seawater inland and flooding homes before taking aim at Florida . (more...)
Rare Phenomenon As Irma Literally Sucks The Water Away From The Shoreline Rare Phenomenon As Irma Literally Sucks The Water Away From The Shoreline
- September 11, 2017

This is one of those things - a hurricane strong enough to change the shape of an ocean. In the center of Irma, the pressure is very low and water is drawn upward in a sucking motion. In a video posted to Facebook on Saturday, a person is seen jumping off a pier onto what used to be the sandy bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. He added: "Care must be taken in this case because the water often returns with even greater fury". (more...)
Putin says Trump 'not my bride, and I'm not his groom' Putin says Trump 'not my bride, and I'm not his groom'
- September 11, 2017

Kim had seen how western intervention in Iraq had ended in the overthrow of Saddam Hussein after which the country was ravaged by war, Putin warned, and was determined not to suffer the same fate. China accounted for 92 percent of North Korea's trade in 2016, according to South Korea. But differences are clear on how best to reach that remote goal as fears escalate over Pyongyang's emerging capability to strike America with a nuclear-tipped missile . (more...)
Storm Katia rapidly weakens after making landfall in Mexico Storm Katia rapidly weakens after making landfall in Mexico
- September 11, 2017

According to the latest update from the National Hurricane Center, Hurricane Katia now has maximum sustained winds near 90 miles per hour, and some additional strengthening is forecast over the next day. 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. (more...)
Sikh politician brilliantly responds to heckler who confuses him for a Muslim Sikh politician brilliantly responds to heckler who confuses him for a Muslim
- September 11, 2017

While I'm proud of who I am, I purposely didn't go down that road because it suggests their hate would be ok if I was Muslim. The woman went on to shout accusations at Singh who responded in a brilliant way. We don't want hatred to ruin a positive event ... "Once allowed to grow, hate doesn't pick and choose, it spread like fire", he said. He says, "We believe in love and courage... (more...)
Desmond Tutu speaks out on plight of Rohingya Muslims Desmond Tutu speaks out on plight of Rohingya Muslims
- September 11, 2017

But to be Rohingya in 2017 is to be The Other. "We also urge Malaysia to call for a meeting with OIC (Organisation of Islamic Cooperation) to discuss on suitable actions to save the dignity of Rohingya people", he said in a statement. Genocide, mass killing, ethnic cleansing, persecution.these words don't sit well when you talk about a Nobel Peace Prize victor. In April, Suu Kyi told the BBC "ethnic cleansing is too strong an expression to use" for the Rohingya crisis. (more...)
Put 'greatest possible pressure' on North Korea Put 'greatest possible pressure' on North Korea
- September 11, 2017

China hopes North Korea will "see the situation clearly and come to the right judgment and choice", Mr Wang said. Speaking at an economic summit in Vladivostok on Wednesday, just a few hundred kilometres from the border, Putin suggested the current US strategy is doomed to fail. (more...)
Consequences of military action against North Korea may be horrific Consequences of military action against North Korea may be horrific
- September 11, 2017

But, in a warning to Pyongyang, South Korea conducted exercises involving warships, F-15 fighter jets and land-based ballistic missiles, simulating an attack on North Korea's nuclear test site. The Council has adopted Resolution 2356 designating high-ranking North Korean government officials and the military's Strategic Rocket Forces Command for individual sanctions. (more...)
Katia downgraded to tropical storm as it moves into Mexico Katia downgraded to tropical storm as it moves into Mexico
- September 11, 2017

National Hurricane Center (NHC) said. Mexico is also dealing with the aftermath of a powerful natural disaster on Thursday night. The center of the system touched the coastline at approximately 9:30 p.m. Hurricane Katia is strengthening as it bears down on Mexico's Gulf coast. The two people died in Xalapa, the capital of Veracruz state, when mud loosened from a hillside by Katia's rains trapped them in their home, Luis Felipe Puente, head of Mexico's national emergency services, told ... (more...)
China says it will back new measures against N.Korea China says it will back new measures against N.Korea
- September 11, 2017

After Kim's pariah regime claimed it carried out a hydrogen bomb test over the weekend, US Ambassador Nikki Haley said the United States would be seeking a vote at the council on new sanctions on September 11. But in a phone call with US President Donald Trump Wednesday, Chinese President Xi Jinping said China remains firm in its wish to resolve the issue through talks leading to a peaceful settlement. (more...)
Richard Branson to ride out Hurricane Irma in wine cellar Richard Branson to ride out Hurricane Irma in wine cellar
- September 11, 2017

Necker and the whole area have been completely and utterly devastated. It also has a female-sounding name; a study in 2014 found more people die in hurricanes with female names because those storms are underestimated due to gender bias. "Homes can be rebuilt but lives can't", he wrote. "We had some lovely guests staying on Necker Island who have cut their trip short for safety reasons, and another group of guests have also postponed". (more...)
Police continue to search for missing pregnant teacher in Maryland Police continue to search for missing pregnant teacher in Maryland
- September 11, 2017

Wallen's sister, Jennifer Kadi, might have been one of the last people to make contact with her since she disappeared. Authorities aren't saying much about the vehicle discovery, but Sgt. She is believed to be at least three months pregnant. They also confirmed her excitement over her pregnancy. "They're just hoping and praying every day and every hour and every class that all of this turns out OK", said Brian Bassett, with Howard County Public Schools. (more...)
President Moon seeks public understanding for THAAD deployment President Moon seeks public understanding for THAAD deployment
- September 11, 2017

Jung Sung-ho. "Any new actions taken by the global community against the DPRK should serve the objective of curbing the DPRK's nuclear and missile programmes, while at the same time be conducive to restarting dialogue and consultation", he said, referring to North Korea by the initials of its official name, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. (more...)
Swedes warned against trips to North Korea Swedes warned against trips to North Korea
- September 11, 2017

On the possibility of North Korea staging a war, 58 percent said there is no likelihood while 37 percent said it could be possible. Russian President Vladimir Putin enters a hall before a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, Russia September 7, 2017. (more...)
Hurricane Irma Made Worse by Climate Change, Scientists Say Hurricane Irma Made Worse by Climate Change, Scientists Say
- September 11, 2017

Lingering and potential threats from hurricanes off the southern USA coast are testing everything from gasoline supplies to oil production, analysis finds. And that's not even the worst part. Hurricane Jose and Katia. Platts reported that Katia could impact Mexico's port loading activity. Irma was a Category 5 hurricane, the most unsafe measure by the National Hurricane Center, before being downgraded to Category 4 early Friday after pummeling islands in the Caribbean . (more...)
Branson's Necker Island destroyed by Hurricane Irma Branson's Necker Island destroyed by Hurricane Irma
- September 11, 2017

Donald Trump's estate on St Martin island was destroyed by Hurricane Irma on Wednesday! Puerto Rico says that almost 900,000 people are without power, and the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority gave a stunning warning Wednesday that parts of the island could be without electricity for up to six months. (more...)

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