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South Africa's Tutu asks Myanmar's Suu Kyi to help Rohingya South Africa's Tutu asks Myanmar's Suu Kyi to help Rohingya
- September 11, 2017

So far, government officials say privately there is no consideration being given to rescinding her honorary Canadian citizenship. "The world is waiting and the Rohingya Muslims are waiting". "Until this second, the de facto ruler of Myanmar [Burma] Aung San Suu Kyi has done virtually nothing to stop this crime against humanity in her country", the petition reads. (more...)
Nadal, Stephens Win 2017 US Open Titles Nadal, Stephens Win 2017 US Open Titles
- September 11, 2017

And although he did not count it as one of his primary objectives, the 31-year-old did not dismiss the possibility of one day surpassing Federer's grand slam haul of 19 titles. Nadal is one of eight men to achieve the career Grand Slam, and one of just two men to achieve the Golden Slam. " I can't thank him enough for all the things he did for me ", Nadal said of his uncle. (more...)
Pa. dad shot dead protecting daughter during carjacking; teen charged Pa. dad shot dead protecting daughter during carjacking; teen charged
- September 11, 2017

That is when one of them shot Grandzol twice in the head as the little girl watched, according to published reports . When asked to hand over his vehicle keys, Grandzol did not resist, police said Saturday night, but wanted to get his 2-year-old daughter out of the auto. (more...)
Hurricanes Irma and Jose: What we know Hurricanes Irma and Jose: What we know
- September 11, 2017

It was expected to cross into Georgia in the afternoon, leaving potentially unsafe storm surges in its wake. A massive but weakened Hurricane Irma zeroed in on the Tampa Bay region early Monday after hammering much of Florida with roof-ripping winds, gushing floodwaters and widespread power outages. (more...)
Irma, bound for Georgia, weakens to a tropical storm Irma, bound for Georgia, weakens to a tropical storm
- September 11, 2017

Hurricane Irma was downgraded to a tropical storm on Monday after it tore a destructive path through the Caribbean and Florida , but warnings of deadly flooding, powerful winds and storm surges remain. The combined economic cost of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma could reach $290 billion, equivalent to 1.5 percent of the USA gross domestic product, U.S. (more...)
Irma Downgraded to Tropical Storm, Maintains Large Wind Field Irma Downgraded to Tropical Storm, Maintains Large Wind Field
- September 11, 2017

Irma, which made landfall in Florida as a Category 4 storm with sustained winds of 155 miles per hour, is one of the most powerful Atlantic hurricanes ever observed, and is considered to be extremely unsafe, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency. (more...)
Afghanistan will never again be militant sanctuary - USA ambassador Afghanistan will never again be militant sanctuary - USA ambassador
- September 11, 2017

Operation Resolute Support, the USA mission in Afghanistan, released a statement Monday noting that a "small number" of service members suffered injuries after a suicide bomber drove into their convoy in Parwan Province, which is near Bagram airfield. (more...)
Trump Takes Travel Order back to SCOTUS Trump Takes Travel Order back to SCOTUS
- September 11, 2017

But the 9th Circuit last week ruled that refugees who have relationships with a resettlement agency should be exempt from Trump's order, dealing a setback to his quest to lock most aspiring refugees out of the United States. The court filing is the latest twist in the ongoing legal fight over Trump's sweeping executive order issued in March that barred travelers from Iran, Syria, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen for 90 days, a move the Republican president said was necessary for national ... (more...)
Lavrov: US Bombing Syria in Violation of International Law Lavrov: US Bombing Syria in Violation of International Law
- September 11, 2017

Neither side gave details on any sticking points, but diplomats told Reuters they have included the final positions of fighting forces, US unease about Russian involvement in policing the deal, and when to reopen a key border crossing. But there are more higher level USA diplomats in Russia, Kommersant claims, citing several diplomatic sources. Currently, American diplomats may officially enter Russia at more entry points than Russians are allowed to enter the U.S. (more...)
Irma now a Tropical Storm, local wind and rain picking up Irma now a Tropical Storm, local wind and rain picking up
- September 11, 2017

Highs in the mid 70s. Hurricane Irma will move north through the FL Peninsula through Monday afternoon. 2 AM - 8 AM - Gradual improvement in the Upstate and northeast Georgia as rain intensity and wind relax. The made landfall at 3:35 p.m. Sunday on Marco Island , Fla., as a Category 3 hurricane. The higher gusts will be along the mountains' ridges, closer to the center. (more...)
Carriers add seats/cap fares as Florida braced for Irma Carriers add seats/cap fares as Florida braced for Irma
- September 11, 2017

Delta Airlines is also reducing fares, waiving change fees for customers, and adding extra flights due to Hurricane Irma . In contrast to MIA's decision, "Fort Lauderdale Hollywood-International Airport said Thursday that the last flight from FLL will depart at 7:45 p.m. (more...)
Japanese PM Shinzo Abe set to visit India: Here's what to expect? Japanese PM Shinzo Abe set to visit India: Here's what to expect?
- September 11, 2017

This time, nearly three weeks after the "disengagement" of Indian and Chinese troops at Doklam, Abe is the first foreign leader to visit the country. "Prime Minister Abe's free and open Indo-Pacific strategy is also intent of Japan to play a larger role in the Indian Ocean under the banner of pro-active contribution to peace", he added. (more...)
Footage shows apocalyptic consequences of Irma storm in Florida Footage shows apocalyptic consequences of Irma storm in Florida
- September 11, 2017

While the projected track showed Irma raking the state's Gulf Coast, forecasters warned that the entire Florida peninsula - including the Miami metropolitan area of 6 million people - was in extreme danger from the monstrous storm, nearly 400 miles (640 kilometers) wide. (more...)
South Korea deploys USA anti-missile launchers amid clashes with protesters South Korea deploys USA anti-missile launchers amid clashes with protesters
- September 11, 2017

Moon urged Russian Federation to back stronger sanctions including the cutting off oil supplies, but Putin expressed concern that such moves would hurt regular North Koreans, said Yoon Young-chan, Moon's chief press secretary. President Moon Jae-in has stressed the necessity of strengthening cooperation between South Korea and Russian Federation, saying it will not only help their joint prosperity but also lead North Korea to change its course. (more...)
Japan PM Shinzo Abe urges 'greatest possible pressure' on North Korea Japan PM Shinzo Abe urges 'greatest possible pressure' on North Korea
- September 11, 2017

The four launchers were in addition to others that have already been installed in South Korea since March. Putin, speaking at an economic forum in the far eastern Russian port of Vladivostok alongside his South Korean counterpart and the Japanese prime minister, had previously warned that simmering tensions around Pyongyang's missile program could tip into "global catastrophe". (more...)
Russian Federation refuses to budge on N. Korea Russian Federation refuses to budge on N. Korea
- September 11, 2017

They are also considered sympathetic toward their communist neighbor North Korea. "The global community must unite in applying the greatest possible pressure on North Korea", Abe said just four days after Pyongyang staged its sixth and most powerful nuclear test to date, which it described as a "perfect success". (more...)
10 soldiers dead as Al Shabaab storms Somalian borders 10 soldiers dead as Al Shabaab storms Somalian borders
- September 11, 2017

Militant Islamists have attacked a Somali military base and police station near the border with Kenya, killing eight soldiers, an official has said. Formed in 2006, Al Shabaab wants to topple the Western-backed government and impose its strict interpretation of Islam. (more...)
North Korea celebrates its largest nuclear blast with larger nuclear blast North Korea celebrates its largest nuclear blast with larger nuclear blast
- September 11, 2017

Kim Jong Un's regime "is closely following the moves of the US with vigilance", its state-run Korean Central News Agency said Monday, citing a statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. On Sunday, North Korean state television said Pyongyang had conducted a "successful" hydrogen bomb test, hours after two tremors were detected in the country. (more...)
Two trains crash injuring around 30 people in Switzerland Two trains crash injuring around 30 people in Switzerland
- September 11, 2017

The Matterhorn-Gotthard-Bahn railway said as quoted by media that a train misfunctions led to the crash. It is thought around 100 passengers were on the trains involved. An investigation has been opened to determine the cause of the accident. Andermatt, a historic ski town near the crossroads of several Swiss cantons, has been the site of extensive touristic development in recent years, notably driven by the Egyptian billionaire developer Samih Sawiris . (more...)
As world watches Irma, hurricanes Jose and Katia gather strength As world watches Irma, hurricanes Jose and Katia gather strength
- September 11, 2017

Jose is similar to Irma in the sense that it's a Cape Verde hurricane , a type of storm that forms in the far eastern Atlantic, near the Cape Verde Islands (now known as Cabo Verde). Browne described the damage to Barbuda from Irma as "horrible", saying the storm ripped into the island with the force of a "bomb" going off. "We think, based on model simulations that climate change is having an effect, making storms slightly more intense with higher rainfall rates, but these changes are ... (more...)

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