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Hurricane Irma From Space Hurricane Irma From Space
- September 11, 2017

Irma weakened from a Category 5 to a still-frightening Category 4 on Friday with sustained winds of 155 miles per hour. Irma beat Hurricane Ike for having the most hurricane days. Following the storm, "Kennedy's Damage Assessment and Recovery Team will evaluate all center facilities and infrastructure for damage". "It is not a coincidence that we're seeing more devastating hurricanes", climatologist Michael Mann of Penn State University told AFP in an email. (more...)
Irma slowly turns to Florida; Key West feels hurricane-force winds Irma slowly turns to Florida; Key West feels hurricane-force winds
- September 11, 2017

With the storm barreling toward the United States, officials ordered an historic evacuation in Florida that has been made more hard by clogged highways, gasoline shortages and the challenge of moving older people. Mass evacuations have sent throngs onto jammed highways heading north and created a severe gas shortage in some parts the state. Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn said storm surge is the main fear. (more...)
Status Yellow rain warning remains in effect for Leitrim today Status Yellow rain warning remains in effect for Leitrim today
- September 11, 2017

A status yellow wind warning has been issued to Galway , Mayo , Clare , Cork , Kerry , Donegal , Sligo and Leitrim . The warning is of a spell of very strong westerly winds affecting much of the South West of England, and also South Wales. (more...)
Theme of address to be 'Young India, New India' Theme of address to be 'Young India, New India'
- September 11, 2017

As I entered, I head people chanting loudly "Vande Mataram, Vande Mataram!". "There was a significant 9/11, 125 years ago too". - Prime Minister Narendra Modi's tweet: "This speech by Swami Vivekananda, delivered on this day in 1893, continues to reverberate & inspire generations". (more...)
Putin says sanctions, pressure alone won't resolve North Korea crisis Putin says sanctions, pressure alone won't resolve North Korea crisis
- September 11, 2017

British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said on Wednesday China held the key to resolving the crisis, reiterating comments made by Prime Minister Theresa May and Australian leader Malcolm Turnbull after they spoke with Trump . The ministry insisted the installation was "temporary" and necessary to prevent the possibility of civilian death should North Korea fire. China has also objected to THAAD's deployment in South Korea, a position that was restated by Beijing's Foreign Ministry ... (more...)
Encounter starts in Sopore Encounter starts in Sopore
- September 11, 2017

He was earlier affiliated with JeM. The encounter is still underway, report said. Azadi and Pro-Islam slogans shouted during the rally. When the forces were conducting the search operation, militants opened fire upon them following which the security personnel retaliated, triggering an encounter in which one militant was killed, police officer said. (more...)
'Out of his f*cking mind': John Oliver hammers Trump's incoherence on DACA 'Out of his f*cking mind': John Oliver hammers Trump's incoherence on DACA
- September 11, 2017

Instead what DACA does is that it offers the immigrants protection against immigration. Some of Duke's Dreamers said they agreed. While passing DACA legislation is the obvious solution, lawmakers could scuttle any deal by attaching poison pills to the legislation. (more...)
Undiscovered Ecosystems May be Hiding in Antarctica's Caves Undiscovered Ecosystems May be Hiding in Antarctica's Caves
- September 11, 2017

Lead researcher Ceridwen Fraser along with her colleagues from Australian National University found some shocking details about the warm caves while conducting forensic studies of soil inside the caves. So, it is essential that the research about those discoveries should be intensified and more and more places of Antarctica need to be explored to get some strong evidence about the possibility of life beneath Antarctica's ice. (more...)
Hurricane Irma marches on major Florida cities Hurricane Irma marches on major Florida cities
- September 11, 2017

A Florida man says that his Facebook event inviting people to shoot at Hurricane Irma was a joke that got out of hand and that he never expected anyone to take his suggestion seriously. Petersburg to Naples' mansion- and yacht-lined canals, Sun City Center's sprawling compound of modest retirement homes, and Sanibel Island's shell-filled beaches. (more...)
North Korea celebrates 69th anniversary amid world tensions North Korea celebrates 69th anniversary amid world tensions
- September 11, 2017

Pyongyang marks its founding anniversary each year with a big display of pageantry and military hardware. US President Donald Trump has repeatedly asked China to do more to rein in the nuclear weapons and missile development by its neighbour and treaty ally, but to no avail. (more...)
North Korea crisis can be solved with 'common sense', says President Putin North Korea crisis can be solved with 'common sense', says President Putin
- September 11, 2017

Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told reporters in Tokyo that his country was preparing for various scenarios, including North Korea's development of electromagnetic pulse attack capability. Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, said at an emergency UN Security Council Briefing on North Korea that the freeze-for-freeze plan was "insulting". (more...)
Military action against North Korea appears 'too horrific': United Nations chief Military action against North Korea appears 'too horrific': United Nations chief
- September 11, 2017

United States disarmament ambassador Robert Wood sought to turn the tables on Han by using his language against him. The UN chief called on the Security Council to show unity and agree on steps forward, a day after the United States traded barbs with Russian Federation and China on a response to North Korea's sixth and most powerful nuclear test. (more...)
Trump may have to settle for deterring, not disarming, North Korea Trump may have to settle for deterring, not disarming, North Korea
- September 11, 2017

But all of them are far larger than the 15-kiloton USA bomb that destroyed Hiroshima in 1945. "Along the way, there have been problems with implementation, and the Council has at times been too slow and too weak; but this is not a situation in which we have allowed divisions among us to stop any action", Haley said. (more...)
Moon discusses North Korea with Putin
- September 11, 2017

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Wednesday that he wants North Korea to understand it has " no bright future " if it continues on its current path and that the reclusive country needs to change its policies. In a phone call with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping, US President Donald Trump on Wednesday insisted that military action against North Korea was not his "first choice" and pushed for a diplomatic option. (more...)
Abe, Moon agree on greater pressure against North Korea Abe, Moon agree on greater pressure against North Korea
- September 11, 2017

His plea came after North Korea carried out its largest nuclear test to date on Sunday, and amid fears the rogue state is planning a long-range missile launch ahead of a key anniversary this weekend. "Our stance on the THAAD issue has been consistent and clear", Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said in Beijing. China is by far North Korea's biggest trading partner, accounting for 92 percent of two-way trade previous year. (more...)
NY Air National Guard Rescue Wing Assists with St. Maarten Evacuations NY Air National Guard Rescue Wing Assists with St. Maarten Evacuations
- September 11, 2017

Early next week Irma will bring heavy rain with potential for flash flooding to Georgia, South Carolina and western North Carolina. "The hurricane may affect our communication abilities", he said. They already delivered provisions to the people of Puerto Rico. "Of course, we're disappointed, but we're really thankful", Susie Ossi said. Irma comes a week after Hurricane Harvey, a Category 4 storm, tore a path of destruction across the Texas Gulf Coast. (more...)
Abe agrees with Putin on 'serious threat' from North Korea's nuke test
- September 11, 2017

He added, "North Korea is escalating an overt challenge to the peace, prosperity, law and order of the region and indeed the entire world". Japanese and USA officials want a new Security Council resolution featuring additional sanctions against North Korea, such as cutting off oil supplies and curbing North Korea's trade revenue to prevent the country from pursuing its missile and nuclear ambitions. (more...)
Trump signs Harvey aid, debt limit extension Trump signs Harvey aid, debt limit extension
- September 11, 2017

Kicking the financial football downfield comes after worries that bipartisan gridlock over issues such as Trump's proposed border wall could send operations grinding to a halt. Earlier on Friday, the US House of Representatives approved the funding bill, which extends the US debt limit and prevents a government shutdown in October. (more...)
South Korea deploys THAAD anti-missile launchers amid clashes with protesters
- September 11, 2017

Wednesday's briefings come as the U.S. is preparing to respond to North Korea's latest nuclear test with a new United Nations Security Council resolution. "We will not be putting up with what's happening in North Korea", Trump told reporters after the conversation. Japan is on high alert after a series of North Korean missile and nuclear tests, including one which passed over its territory. (more...)
Maduro Promotes Peace and Unity at OIC Meeting in Kazakhstan Maduro Promotes Peace and Unity at OIC Meeting in Kazakhstan
- September 11, 2017

Touching upon the title of the summit, science and technology, Rouhani said, "sicence and technology is of prime importance for the progress of countries, might of Islamic countries, and resolution of Islamic world problems". "The President will also have an interaction with the Pakistani scientists and intelligentsia based in Astana ", added the statement. President Mamnoon Hussain will represent Pakistan in the event. (more...)

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