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Chainsaw-wielding nun takes on Hurricane Irma's aftermath Chainsaw-wielding nun takes on Hurricane Irma's aftermath
- September 14, 2017

The nun told CNN the chainsaws were sitting in a school closet, and, after Hurricane Irma left a path of destruction through the city, "they didn't belong there". The nun with a chainsaw habit quickly drew interest beyond Miami. Tuesday's guest said she does not know when her school will reopen, as the air conditioner was damaged during the hurricane. (more...)
Iran, Russia representatives hold talks on Syria Affairs Iran, Russia representatives hold talks on Syria Affairs
- September 14, 2017

The head of the Russian delegation also said that the next meeting in Astana on Syria could take place at the end of October and bring to an increase in observer countries in de-escalation areas. The parties gathered in the Kazakh capital - the three guarantor nations, the Bashar al-Assad government and the Syrian opposition - are close to agreement on the details of the zones, Alexandr Lavrentiev told a press conference, Efe news reported. (more...)
BP's Dudley says Azeri oilfield contract extension profitable at current prices BP's Dudley says Azeri oilfield contract extension profitable at current prices
- September 15, 2017

Under the new production sharing agreement, the Azeri state energy company SOCAR will increase its share to 25 percent from 11.65 percent, while BP's stake declines to 30.37 percent from 35.8 percent. "Azerbaijan's profit oil will make up 75 percent". The platforms export oil and gas to the Sangachal terminal, onshore near Baku. That could rise again with further investment, however. (more...)
Brazilian billionaire brothers detained for suspected inside trading Brazilian billionaire brothers detained for suspected inside trading
- September 14, 2017

Both have admitted to bribing nearly 1,900 politicians but Wesley Batista's arrest is related to allegations of multi-million dollar insider trading. They were meant to send prosecutors more evidence under the plea deal but seemingly sent by error a recording in which Joesley Batista is said to be heard discussing with a former company director, Ricardo Saud, how he withheld important information from prosecutors. (more...)
NK Maribor and Spartak Moscow play to draw in Group E opener NK Maribor and Spartak Moscow play to draw in Group E opener
- September 14, 2017

Uefa say the Russian giants will be dealt with next Thursday on the two charges of setting off fireworks and throwing objects. Somehow, the Spartak fans had some flares left over from their pregame scuffle and lit up the away section of the Stadion Ljudski vrt. (more...)
The US will be Britain's 'steadfast ally' during Brexit, Rex Tillerson promises The US will be Britain's 'steadfast ally' during Brexit, Rex Tillerson promises
- September 14, 2017

British authorities emphasized this would be Secretary Tillerson's second visit to the United Kingdom since he took up his post and would follow his visit last May in the wake of the Manchester terror attack, which killed 22 people and injured 120. (more...)
Scientists warn that climate change will bring about more extreme weather events Scientists warn that climate change will bring about more extreme weather events
- September 14, 2017

So regardless of the position of the current administration, regardless of whether it's being talked about, the work on climate change will continue. However, Harvey and Irma did break several notable records that will place it on top of many lists. The failure to inform the public about the link between more climate pollution and stronger storms - along with more wildfire, droughts, increasing flows of refugees, and other climate costs - means we are more likely to continue down the path ... (more...)
Tim Scott: Trump Has 'Reflected' on Charlottesville Comments Tim Scott: Trump Has 'Reflected' on Charlottesville Comments
- September 14, 2017

Such initiatives were championed by former President Barack Obama, but prospects during the Trump administration have appeared dim. The White House has yet to comment on the resolution. You had people in that group. Both houses of the United States Congress, the House of Representatives and the Senate, have approved a resolution condemning white nationalist groups and neo-Nazis at a rally in Charlottesville, Virginia last month , which is being sent to President Donald Trump for signature. (more...)
Rare white giraffes in Kenya captured on video for the first time Rare white giraffes in Kenya captured on video for the first time
- September 14, 2017

Unlike albinism where there is only an absence of melanin, leucism is a condition that is caused by a reduction in multiple types of pigment . "There is a high chance we might see more white giraffes in the future", Abdullahi Ali, the founder of the HCP , told Business Insider on Thursday. (more...)
Ohio Department of Education releases school report cards Ohio Department of Education releases school report cards
- September 14, 2017

In 2016, the district received F's across the board with the exception of performance index , 5-year graduation rate and the prepared for success grade. "I continue to be impressed with the dedication of Ohio's educators and our students' desire to learn more and more". The district saw dips in their performance index score, K-3 Literacy, achievement components. (more...)
Most Americans Oppose DACA Repeal, Support Path to Citizenship for 'Dreamers' Most Americans Oppose DACA Repeal, Support Path to Citizenship for 'Dreamers'
- September 14, 2017

As you may know, President Trump recently announced he would end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), an executive order issued in 2012 that granted eligible Dreamers protection from deportation. Comprehensive resources for Catholics looking to get informed about the Church's position, and how to pray and take effective action are available both at the USCCB's Justice for Immigrants website (which can be found at justiceforimmigrants.org), and the Archdiocese of Los Angeles's ... (more...)
Jacob Rees-Mogg: increased use of food banks is 'rather uplifting' Jacob Rees-Mogg: increased use of food banks is 'rather uplifting'
- September 14, 2017

Why is the iPhone X £250 more in Britain than it is in America? . Rees-Mogg added: 'The real reason for the rise in numbers is because people know they are there and Labour refused to tell them'. "More can and must be done at all levels of United Kingdom government to recognise and find solutions to the issues which drive foodbank use and we are keen to work with politicians, businesses and other charities to tackle hunger in communities across the United Kingdom". (more...)
Involved 'in Some Way' in Kenneka Jenkins Case Involved 'in Some Way' in Kenneka Jenkins Case
- September 14, 2017

She is convinced her daughter was murdered and suspects the group who reported her missing, claiming that they have "changed their story over and over". "I don't think anything has been ruled in or ruled out at this point", Mack said. "They think that she walked into a cooler, intoxicated, barely able to hold herself up", she said of the investigators, adding that walk-in freezer doors are heavy and hard to open. (more...)
Russian Federation fires cruise missiles at IS militants, equipment in Syria Russian Federation fires cruise missiles at IS militants, equipment in Syria
- September 14, 2017

On Thursday, the pro-government forces were closing in at the extremists from three sides along the river, pounding al-Bogheliyah neighbourhood on the northwestern edge of the city. Mr Aziz said they were about four miles away from the city's eastern entrance. The extremist group agreed to evacuate territory, for the first time, from a district on the Syria-Lebanon border on August 28. (more...)
Ryan Murder: Bombay HC rejects Pintos' bail, asks them to submit passports Ryan Murder: Bombay HC rejects Pintos' bail, asks them to submit passports
- September 14, 2017

Thakur, the father of the Class 2 student Pradyuman, today filed an intervening application opposing the anticipatory bail pleas filed by the group's CEO, Ryan Pinto , and his parents -Augustine Pinto, the founding chairman of the group, and Grace, its managing director. (more...)
Martin Shkreil jailed for offering reward for strand of Hillary Clinton's hair Martin Shkreil jailed for offering reward for strand of Hillary Clinton's hair
- September 14, 2017

But Judge Matsumoto failed to see the humor in soliciting assault on a public figure. Prosecutors said Chuckerley's behavior, which posed a threat, forced the US Secret Service to "provide additional resources to ensure the safety of Hillary Clinton ". (more...)
Fort Bragg soldiers hurt in explosion Fort Bragg soldiers hurt in explosion
- September 14, 2017

Fort Bragg officials have confirmed 15 soldiers are hurt and have been taken to the Womack Army Medical Center for treatment. ABC affiliate WTVD has reported that the explosion happened when a vehicle rolled over at a remote area of the base, but details about the injuries remain unclear. (more...)
Here's Susan Rice's Explanation For Unmasking Trump Campaign Officials Here's Susan Rice's Explanation For Unmasking Trump Campaign Officials
- September 14, 2017

CNN said Zayed "arrived in NY last December in the transition period before Trump was sworn into office for a meeting with several top Trump officials, including Michael Flynn, the president's son-in-law Jared Kushner, and his top strategist Steve Bannon", citing multiple sources who wished to remain anonymous. (more...)
Tropical Storm Max expected to bring 'dangerous flooding' to Mexico Tropical Storm Max expected to bring 'dangerous flooding' to Mexico
- September 14, 2017

Max was blowing maximum sustained winds of 120 kilometres per hour on Thursday morning, the NHC said, and was about 88 km southwest of Acapulco. It's expected to strengthen slightly before making landfall sometime tonight. The rainfall could cause "life-threatening flash floods and mudslides". The natural disaster, which killed at least 90 people , could be felt in the the capital of Mexico City. (more...)
US, India destabilising region through arms deal: FO US, India destabilising region through arms deal: FO
- September 14, 2017

He noted that the U.S. did not share Pakistan's threat perception about India, which he said was indulging in warmongering and building up its military capabilities. Pakistan chose to approach regional countries after US President Donald Trump announced his controversial new policy for South Asia, which included "anti-Pakistan" remarks. (more...)

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