• Hurricane Irma: Famous St Maarten Airport Pounded By Storm
Hurricane Irma: Famous St Maarten Airport Pounded By Storm

Sand from the beach washed up into the main terminal, while the building's roof was "extensively damaged", the Associated Press reported . Planes landing at or taking off from the airport had to fly low because of the runway's proximity to the shoreline.

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  • Pyongyang ready to send more 'gift packages' to US
Pyongyang ready to send more 'gift packages' to US

Speaking at an emergency session in New York, Haley said Washington will circulate a new sanctions resolution this week, with a view of voting on it next Monday. North Korea claims it now has the capability of mounting a thermonuclear weapon on a long-range missile capable of striking the United States. China, backed by Russian Federation, has b...

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  • Senate moves ahead with disaster relief, fiscal package
Senate moves ahead with disaster relief, fiscal package

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell moved late Wednesday to add $7.4 billion in money for rebuilding to Trump's $7.9 billion Harvey request. "It's unfortunate, they ought to be separate votes ", said Rep. The administration wants the Harvey money to be linked with legislation to increase the government's $19.9 trillion debt limit and avert a fir...

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  • Person in hospital after Ford Focus
Person in hospital after Ford Focus "explodes" in Southend B&Q vehicle park

Ford Focus doors, windscreen, roof blown out". A spokesman for Essex fire service said: "I don't think this has ever happened before - it's not something we've even seen before". B&Q staff rushing to help". He said "quantities of aerosols" should not be stored in confined spaces nor exposed to sunlight and high temperatures.

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  • Rohingya crisis: Muslim insurgents declare month-long truce in Myanmar's Rakhine state
Rohingya crisis: Muslim insurgents declare month-long truce in Myanmar's Rakhine state

In a report, United Nations investigators said the human rights violations constituted crimes against humanity. Israel's high court will decide on whether to ban arms sales to the country later this month after a petition by Israeli acitivists.

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  • Trump to Sell South Korea Billions of Dollars in Weapons
Trump to Sell South Korea Billions of Dollars in Weapons

South Korean President Moon Jae-In urged Russian Federation on Wednesday to cooperate over cutting oil supplies to North Korea but President Vladimir Putin appeared to pour cold water on the idea. Asian stocks tracked Wall Street's slide overnight to slip on Wednesday, while the dollar was on the defensive with tensions in the Korean peninsula sh...

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  • OIC Summit in Astana: Nazarbayev urges modernize thinking for achieving industrial revolution
OIC Summit in Astana: Nazarbayev urges modernize thinking for achieving industrial revolution

During the meeting, the OIC Programme of Action for Science, Technology and Innovation was adopted by the participating ministers in preparation for its adoption in the summit. Mr. Rouhani discussed the latest regional and global developments in his meetings with his counterparts. "The occasion will provide opportunities to review bilateral relat...

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  • National Guard remains stationed across NC awaiting Irma
National Guard remains stationed across NC awaiting Irma

The team consists of first responders and equipment skilled in structural collapse rescue, excavation emergencies, technical rope rescues, confined space rescues, and other specialized rescues. The 38th was called to assist with managing the flow of personnel and resources into and out of Hurricane Harvey impacted areas, sending over 80 personnel...

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  • 380k sign pro-Rohingya petition to strip Suu Kyi of Nobel prize
380k sign pro-Rohingya petition to strip Suu Kyi of Nobel prize

Retired South African cleric and anti-apartheid campaigner Archbishop Desmond Tutu urged Myanmar leader and fellow Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday to intervene to help Rohingya Muslims fleeing her country. She [Aung San Suu Kyi] is a Nobel Prize victor. Myanmar says its forces are fighting a legitimate campaign against terrorists...

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  • PM, Shorten urge Yes vote for gay marriage
PM, Shorten urge Yes vote for gay marriage

The former Prime Minister told The Australian any changes to the social institution of marriage will result in wider consequences for the country and that the right of a child to have a mother and father should be preserved. "We've got one last mountain to climb before we make marriage equality a reality". The Sydney and Brisbane events were am...

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  • 2 killed as fire engulfs building in Islamabad
2 killed as fire engulfs building in Islamabad

He said fire tenders of CDA, Municipal Corporation, Navy, Air Force had been called in to control the situation. The building houses several private and government offices. The two night-shift employees jumped out of the building to escape the fire but sustained grievous injuries, leading to their death, the report said.

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  • Russian and Japanese leaders 'decisively condemn' North Korean tests
Russian and Japanese leaders 'decisively condemn' North Korean tests

But speaking at the closure of the BRICs summit in Beijing - which hosted the leaders of Brazil, India, China and South Africa - Putin said that while Russian Federation condemned North Korea's latest actions, imposing any kind of sanctions would be "useless and ineffective".

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  • Putin on Trump: He's not my bride, and I'm not his groom
Putin on Trump: He's not my bride, and I'm not his groom

Referencing a gaffe made by former U.S. president George W Bush in 2007, Mr Putin said: "It's hard to conduct a dialogue with people who confuse Austria and Australia". However, he took a tough line on the USA "unprecedented" confiscation of Russian diplomatic buildings, pledging to seek legal redress in court. "Let's wait and see how the situa...

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  • Putin lashes out at U.S., says Donald Trump 'is not my bride'
Putin lashes out at U.S., says Donald Trump 'is not my bride'

Dismissing the question as "very naive", Putin chastised the reporter and said , "He is not my bride, neither am I his bride or groom", referring to the USA president. "But there is nothing we can do about this; this is the level of political culture among part of the American establishment", Putin noted. Putin on Tuesday declined to say wheth...

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  • Five shelters now active in NC to take in Irma evacuees
Five shelters now active in NC to take in Irma evacuees

The U.S. Coast Guard is warning mariners to be extremely cautious if they must venture off North Carolina's coast Saturday. "The State of emergency is still in effect and will remain so until the storm has passed", Cooper said, acknowledging that the storm can affect any part of the state.

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  • Munster make change ahead of Pro14 game; Ulster make four changes
Munster make change ahead of Pro14 game; Ulster make four changes

The Munster scrum looked dominant from the outset and Tommy O'Donnell made the most of this, taking an offload from Jack O'Donoghue to touch down. Keatley will be joined at half-back by Duncan Williams, who holds onto the number nine jersey.

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  • South Korea deploys United States anti-missile launchers
South Korea deploys United States anti-missile launchers

For containing Pyongyang, "the world community should unite and exert maximum pressure on North Korea", he said. US President Donald Trump has on numerous occasions threatened a military response while also criticising China as well as South Korea , a close US-ally, for seeking talks with the North Korea regime, which, according to Trump, "onl...

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  • Trump and cabinet members gather at Camp David for storm update
Trump and cabinet members gather at Camp David for storm update

Around 125,000 Palm Beach residents have been ordered to evacuate starting Friday at 10 a.m., with residents of Miami-Dade, Broward and Monroe counties also told to leave. Mar-A-Lago is located in an area that has been placed under storm surge warning. Though the storm was powerful, the AP could only find evidence of some downed trees and mis...

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  • John McCain Says His Brain Cancer Prognosis
John McCain Says His Brain Cancer Prognosis "Is Pretty Good"

McCain returned to Washington last week as the Senate returned from its summer break. McCain, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, will lead the debate on a defense authorization bill Monday after undergoing chemotherapy and radiation.

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  • Freedom Caucus might go rogue on tax reform
Freedom Caucus might go rogue on tax reform

Many Republicans are unhappy with the deal President Donald Trump reached last week with Democratic leaders to raise the government's debt ceiling and allow it to continue financing federal spending programs until December 8. Unlike congressional Republican leaders, Trump remains popular among Republican voters, and especially in solidly Republica...

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