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Hurricane Irma Looters Caught on Camera Hurricane Irma Looters Caught on Camera
- September 11, 2017

Television news video showed people clambering in and out of a jagged hole in a shattered window, snatching sneakers and clothing from a sportswear store. - Two burglars broke into six Fort Lauderdale homes overnight Saturday into Sunday. Late Friday night, police in Lake Wales, Fla. arrested a pair of teenagers who tried to steal a auto from the garage of a home that hadn't been boarded up, WFLA reported . (more...)
Trump's social media director schooled by Miami airport for tweeting inaccurate video Trump's social media director schooled by Miami airport for tweeting inaccurate video
- September 11, 2017

Some Twitter were surprised that Scavino apparently shared the false video with Trump. Observers on Twitter pointed out that Scavino's initial video was actually footage of flooding at a Mexico City airport several weeks ago. A message left with the White House seeking comment Sunday afternoon was not immediately returned. In trying to notify all, I shared - have deleted. (more...)
Manatees left high and dry by Irma rescued Manatees left high and dry by Irma rescued
- September 11, 2017

According to a Facebook post from Michael Sechler, he and friends went out to a bay near Whitfield Avenue and US 41 in Manatee County and found two beached manatees. "With a handful of people and 2 of Manatee's finest that were knee-deep in mud right next to us. we rolled them on the tarp and then dragged them 100 yards", Clavijo said. (more...)
Former governor Mikheil Saakashvili 'forces entry' to Ukraine Former governor Mikheil Saakashvili 'forces entry' to Ukraine
- September 11, 2017

While speaking with local reporters after crossing the border, Saakashvili said he will go to Ukraine's western city of Lviv to discuss a plan for his political future with supporters. Loathed by the Kremlin, Saakashvili was once a natural ally for Poroshenko after Moscow annexed Ukraine's Crimea region in 2014. "The main problem in our country is corruption". (more...)
Aussies in Asia warned about North Korea Aussies in Asia warned about North Korea
- September 11, 2017

Moon also expressed regret over clashes between protesters and police that left dozens injured Thursday when the US military added the four launchers to the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense System in rural Seongju. THAAD has also been opposed by peace campaigners, who have held rallies in Seoul and other cities warning it could lead to an escalation of tensions with North Korea. (more...)
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...)