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The Dalai Lama Weighs In On North Korea The Dalai Lama Weighs In On North Korea
- September 12, 2017

His Holiness became patron of the charity after meeting and becoming friends with founder Richard Moore from Derry, who was blinded by a soldier when he was a boy. The Dalai Lama is the latest worldwide human rights leader to call for an end to the violence. "As a fellow Buddhist and Nobel laureate I am appealing to you and your colleagues once more to find a lasting and humane solution to this festering problem", he wrote. (more...)
Kazakhstan, Saudi Arabia, Venezuela discuss oil supply cuts extension Kazakhstan, Saudi Arabia, Venezuela discuss oil supply cuts extension
- September 12, 2017

That's because Texas is home to twice the oil consumption per capita of Florida. " We believe that Irma will have a negative impact on oil demand but not on oil production or processing ", the analysts said . On Monday, Motiva Enterprises restored the 325,000 barrel per day (bpd) VPS-5 crude distillation unit at its Port Arthur, Texas, refinery to minimum production levels sources said. (more...)
Irma aftermath leads to cancellation of IU football game against Florida International Irma aftermath leads to cancellation of IU football game against Florida International
- September 12, 2017

This weekend's Indiana University football game against Florida International University has been canceled due to the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. IU officials said they had been in discussions with FIU athletic director Pete Garcia since Sunday about the game's status, and in is supporting the Miami-based school's decision to cancel the game. (more...)
Irma brings floods to Florida, Georgia coast Irma brings floods to Florida, Georgia coast
- September 12, 2017

The storm led to power outages across the state, with Florida Power & Light reporting that over 2.1 million customers are without power. "We have no electricity, at least in this pat of Key West, we have no water, we have no internet service", Dave Gonzales, the museum's curator, said on MSNBC Sunday night. (more...)
Abducted Kerala priest Fr Tom Uzhunnalil rescued Abducted Kerala priest Fr Tom Uzhunnalil rescued
- September 12, 2017

The ministry of external affairs has confirmed the report. "In compliance with the His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said, Oman in coordination with the Yemeni parties have managed find a Vatican priest. The priest had made an emotional appeal for his release in a video sent by his captors in the last week of December. The union government had time and again assured that it will secure Fr Uzhunnalil's release. (more...)
Irma Weakens Into Tropical Storm As It Grinds Through Florida Irma Weakens Into Tropical Storm As It Grinds Through Florida
- September 12, 2017

Scott said a Navy aircraft carrier and search and rescue teams from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will converge on the Keys to help Irma's victims. Martin and St. Barts. On Isle of Palms, South Carolina, a small barrier island and beach destination near Charleston, Irma caused serious flooding on Monday and threatened more extensive damage with the next high tide overnight. (more...)
US Rep. Dave Trott announces he will not seek reelection in 2018 US Rep. Dave Trott announces he will not seek reelection in 2018
- September 12, 2017

In a statement Monday, the representative said he wishes to return home to spend more time with his family and "return to the private sector". Trott defeated former U.S. The 11th Congressional District includes parts of Oakland and Wayne counties and is the kind of suburban seat with more college-educated voters that Democrats already were hoping to seize in the 2018 midterm elections. (more...)
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...)