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Irma downgraded to a Tropical Storm Irma downgraded to a Tropical Storm
- September 12, 2017

The county said they need to make sure roads are clear of trees and bridges and causeways were not damaged by the storm surge that washed over them Monday from Irma. The highest wind will be felt in our southern counties (south of I-16) and along the Georgia and SC coast. "Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 35 miles per hour (55 km/h) with higher gusts". (more...)
Hurricane Jose downgraded to Category 3, expected to weaken Hurricane Jose downgraded to Category 3, expected to weaken
- September 12, 2017

Almost the entire Florida coastline remained under hurricane watches and warnings, and leery residents watched a projected track that could still shift to spare, or savage, parts of the state. Almost 7 million people in the Southeast were warned to evacuate, including 6.4 million in Florida alone. Almost 4,000,000 people were without power throughout the state and the administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), William Long, informed that some places will be ... (more...)
What to expect from Hurricane Irma What to expect from Hurricane Irma
- September 12, 2017

Still, the scope of damage in Florida and neighbouring states paled in comparison with the utter devastation left by Irma as a Category 5 hurricane, the rare top end of the scale of hurricane intensity, in parts of the Caribbean, where the storm killed almost 40 people - at least 10 of them in Cuba - before turning its fury on Florida. (more...)
Halimah Yacob set to be Singapore's first woman President Halimah Yacob set to be Singapore's first woman President
- September 12, 2017

Some observers expressed support for the historic moment but others were disappointed that there would be no contest in an election reserved exclusively for candidates from the minority Malay community - the first of its kind in the city-state. (more...)
Here comes Jose: Another hurricane poses a possible threat next week Here comes Jose: Another hurricane poses a possible threat next week
- September 12, 2017

Beach erosion that was inflicted by Irma along the southern Atlantic Seaboard could be exacerbated. Hurricane Jose is now travelling in a clockwise circle, but could go north later in the week. Jose's future beyond Friday is even more convoluted. They said this is due to an area of high pressure that will move around the hurricane over the next several days. (more...)
Africa summit postponed to unknown date Africa summit postponed to unknown date
- September 12, 2017

On Monday, Haaretz reported that the President of Togo, Faure Gnassingbé informed the Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, that the African-Israeli Summit scheduled to take place in the capital Lomé this October has been cancelled. (more...)
Russian-Israeli Blogger Pardoned by Aliyev Russian-Israeli Blogger Pardoned by Aliyev
- September 12, 2017

The blogger was detained in the Belarusian capital of Minsk in December 2016 at Baku's request. On February 7, 2017, Alexander Lapshin was extradited to Azerbaijan where a Baku Court sentenced him to 3 years imprisonment. To remind, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev signed an order on Monday on pardoning the blogger. He traveled twice to Nagorno-Karabakh, which is disputed territory with Armenia, and told a court in Azerbaijan earlier this month that he did not know there was an ... (more...)
Hurricane Irma leaves Florida 'powerless', moves north Hurricane Irma leaves Florida 'powerless', moves north
- September 12, 2017

After making landfall, Irma has reduced to a Category 2 storm . It is not known how the Florida citrus industry forecast will be impacted by the weather system, with the first official forecast of the season due on 12 October. In the Florida Keys, which were struck by the storm at a Category 4 strength, the situation seems far more dire . The National Hurricane Center also said the 11 p.m. (more...)
United States commemorates 9/11; thousands expected at ground zero United States commemorates 9/11; thousands expected at ground zero
- September 12, 2017

Almost 3,000 people were killed on September 11 , 2011 when two hijacked passenger jets slammed into each of the Twin Towers, or the World Trade Center. Money raised through the race goes to the Jeffrey Coombs Memorial Foundation, which offers family grants and scholarships to the community. We all seem to remember where we were when we learned JFK had been killed. (more...)
United Kingdom soldiers among 3 charged with neo-Nazi group membership United Kingdom soldiers among 3 charged with neo-Nazi group membership
- September 12, 2017

Five men, including four serving soldiers, were arrested on suspicion of terror offences last week in an investigation led by the West Midlands Police's counter-terrorism unit. Mair shouted "Britain first!" as he killed her, and National Action later praised Mair's actions. Deakin is also accused of one count of distribution of a terrorist publication. (more...)
Irma now a tropical storm, but still lashing Florida and Georgia Irma now a tropical storm, but still lashing Florida and Georgia
- September 12, 2017

Stay safe", he added. Marathon Fire-Rescue was also providing updates as it made its way west, but it, too, stopped updating Facebook after declaring Sunday evening, "We have made it to Tavernier". Most of Florida and parts of Georgia were under tornado watches Sunday as the hurricane's destructive core powered its way into Florida's Gulf Coast, and tornado warnings followed. (more...)
Monkey selfie: warring parties reach settlement over court case Monkey selfie: warring parties reach settlement over court case
- September 12, 2017

Naruto's case sparked a massive global discussion about the need to extend fundamental rights to animals for their own sake-not in relation to the ways in which they can be exploited by humans. The group claimed animals had a right to own intellectual property, but PETA agreed to drop the case Monday before it was decided. "This was a groundbreaking case that firmly establishes animal rights are firmly ingrained in the legal system here in the USA and internationally", said PETA Attorney ... (more...)
UN bans North Korea's textile export UN bans North Korea's textile export
- September 12, 2017

A draft resolution needs nine affirmative votes from members of the Council and zero vetoes from permanent members in order to pass. While China supplies North Korea with roughly 500,000 tons of crude oil and 200,000 tons of oil products annually, Russian Federation provides the country with 40,000 tons of crude oil. (more...)
Qatari FM says dialogue is only way to solve Gulf crisis Qatari FM says dialogue is only way to solve Gulf crisis
- September 12, 2017

It will work in conjunction with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, and other local charity organizations, according to Ambassador Meshal bin Hamad Al Thani's announcement Thursday, Sept. Controversial clerics, Salman al-Ouda and Awad al-Qarni, were reportedly among 20 people arrested by Saudi Arabian security forces. On Friday, the Emir of Qatar contacted Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who is recently elevated to the rank of Crown Prince, by phone ... (more...)
Neenah man riding out Hurricane Irma in Fort Myers Neenah man riding out Hurricane Irma in Fort Myers
- September 12, 2017

In one Jacksonville yard, Irma snapped a tree near its roots, sending it crashing onto the auto of an evacuee from South Florida. After losing power late Sunday, he made it through the worst of the storm shaken but unhurt. Irma also appears to have caused less structural damage than Wilma, she said. "Tonight, I'm scared to death". In nearby Clay County, crews pulled at least 46 people from flooded homes, and still more were stranded, said emergency operations manager Joe Ward. (more...)
Boy, 2, Found In Ohio Pool, Dies In Hospital Boy, 2, Found In Ohio Pool, Dies In Hospital
- September 12, 2017

Sharon Police Chief Gerry Smith tells 21 News, "We have to reconstruct those kids entire day yesterday and answer a lot of questions that we have". Annakin Gammon, 2, was taken to a nearby hospital, where he passed away just before midnight. (more...)
North Korea: War isn't rogue state's first option North Korea: War isn't rogue state's first option
- September 12, 2017

Accusing the U.S. of manipulating the UNSC, the statement said that the USA will "pay a price corresponding to the harsher sanctions". But after the latest nuclear test, Haley took a more public approach, announcing that she would circulate a draft resolution to all council members and that she meant to call for a vote on September 11. (more...)
IT dept to attach benami assets of Lalu Yadav, kin IT dept to attach benami assets of Lalu Yadav, kin
- September 12, 2017

Lalu also alleges that BJP government is misusing the central agencies. "But we will not sit silent and have made a decision to intensify the agitation to expose their involvement in the scam before 11 crore people of Bihar", the RJD leader said. (more...)
Australian party asks PM to take in Rohingya refugees Australian party asks PM to take in Rohingya refugees
- September 12, 2017

The total, during the period from August 25 through Sunday, is 19,000 more than Saturday's estimate of 294,000. The Rohingya are unwanted in Bangladesh and other neighboring countries as well. Aung San Suu Kyi's government has come in for strong global criticism over the military's treatment of the Rohingya. "Rohingya Muslims follow the fatwas issued by Pakistan's Azhar Masood (leader of terror group Jaish-e-Mohammad) and sow the seeds of division by creating religious strife", the ... (more...)
Fake video of Miami Airport underwater fools Trump's social media director Fake video of Miami Airport underwater fools Trump's social media director
- September 12, 2017

Miami International was quick to debunk Scavino's tweet , informing him that the video was not actually taken in Miami. The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment from DailyMail.com. Throughout Sunday, the airport was in overdrive mode correcting people about a misappropriated video showing grounded planes in flooded water. One of the users pointed out after Scavino's goof-up that the video was actually of Mexico City Airport that is available on YouTube, recorded ... (more...)

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