• Taiwan braces for Typhoon Talim with maritime warning, Chinese airlines cancel flights
Taiwan braces for Typhoon Talim with maritime warning, Chinese airlines cancel flights

Favorable environmental conditions like warm waters and ideal wind shear mean that it will intensify as it nears the area, slamming into the north and northeast with maximum sustained wind speeds of 137kmh and gusts of up to 173km/h . Typhoon Talim is also close to Japan and may hit Miyako Island and the other areas close by. The news agency sa...

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  • Hurricane Jose strengthens a little in Atlantic Ocean
Hurricane Jose strengthens a little in Atlantic Ocean

The resulting damage contributed to Katrina earning the infamous title of deadliest hurricane in the US since at least 1990. The Mexico government issued a hurricane watch for the state of Veracruz from Tuxpan to Laguna Verde. However, Jose is coming behind Hurricane Irma , a risky Category 5 hurricane that the National Hurricane Center is c...

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  • NHC forecasts Hurricane Jose to go in a circle over the Atlantic
NHC forecasts Hurricane Jose to go in a circle over the Atlantic

Jose, with maximum sustained winds of 145 mph, was about 85 miles north-northeast of the northern Leeward Islands around 5 p.m. ET. The westward swing in the overnight forecast caught many people off guard along Florida's Gulf coast and triggered an abrupt shift in the storm preparations.

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  • UN Security Council unanimously approves strictest sanctions yet on North Korea
UN Security Council unanimously approves strictest sanctions yet on North Korea

Late Sunday, after a series of meetings, a revised draft emerged, setting a cap on oil exports to North Korea, but not blocking them altogether. "The Washington regime fabricated the most vicious sanctions resolution ", Pyongyang's ambassador in Geneva told the UN.

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  • Hurricane Irma Turned the Virgin Islands From Green to Brown
Hurricane Irma Turned the Virgin Islands From Green to Brown

Cuba earns a lot of money by sending doctors to work for pay in other countries. South Caicos along with the capital of Grand Turk were struck by Hurricane Ike in 2008. The Government had faced claims that the United Kingdom had done less to evacuate its citizens than other nations and did not have the correct equipment in place to deal with the ...

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  • Florida police say Facebook comments on officers' selfie 'made our chief blush'
Florida police say Facebook comments on officers' selfie 'made our chief blush'

A photo of three Florida police officers is creating quite a stir, and the comments "made our chief blush", the department wrote on Facebook. Officers Nordman, Hamill and Rengering were simply going about their day to day business as part of the night crew scheduled to work following Hurricane Irma.

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  • GA Governor declares state of emergency for entire state
GA Governor declares state of emergency for entire state

The vast majority were in Florida. Forecasters said tropical-storm- force winds could reach Georgia over the weekend and possibly SC soon after. "People don't like to leave their homes and businesses, and as little as they like leaving them, they want to get back to them immediately", McMaster said.

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  • US calls for Monday vote on new North Korea sanctions
US calls for Monday vote on new North Korea sanctions

USA ambassador to the United Nations , Niki Haley told Aljazeera that these are the "strongest possible measures" for North Korea . "Instead of making (the) right choice with rational analysis, ". Monday's resolution was the ninth one unanimously adopted by the United Nations since 2006. Other workers at Industrial and Commercial Bank of ...

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  • N Korea slams 'vicious' US-led United Nations sanctions
N Korea slams 'vicious' US-led United Nations sanctions

The move by the Security Council slaps a ban on textile exports and restricts shipments of oil products to punish Pyongyang for its sixth and largest nuclear test. North Korea tested a lackluster nuclear device for the first time in 2006, but about a week ago, the rogue regime tested a possible staged thermonuclear bomb for deployment atop the No...

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  • Kulbhushan Jadhav case: India to submit documents in ICJ today
Kulbhushan Jadhav case: India to submit documents in ICJ today

He further added Pakistan will continue to pursue Jadhav's case at ICJ. Former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif too took an aggressive stand , saying that though his country was peace-loving, "we can not remain oblivious to defending our sovereignty and protecting our independence".

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  • Hurricane Irma's wrath can be seen in these shocking NASA images
Hurricane Irma's wrath can be seen in these shocking NASA images

Much of Cuba's housing stock is deteriorating. Tropical rain and sea spray have chewed into unpainted facades and seeped through unpatched roofs. Around 100,000 people live full-time on the islands, many of whom work in tourism - a precarious industry at the mercy of natural disasters and human interest.

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  • North Korea threatens United States over new sanctions against sixth nuclear test
North Korea threatens United States over new sanctions against sixth nuclear test

Russia's exports of crude oil to North Korea are about 40,000 tonnes a year. It would ban all textile exports and prohibit all countries from authorizing new work permits for North Korean workers - two key sources of hard currency. It would also cap refined petroleum product imports to the North at 500,000 barrels during an initial period...

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  • All Georgia counties under state of emergency alert
All Georgia counties under state of emergency alert

She had no further details. If Irma sticks to a more westward inland path, it could arrive in Georgia as a weakened tropical storm. "For our area, the track is slightly southwest from previous forecasts, and the overall wind and flooding threat has lessened, with the main threat over the North Carolina mountains and foothills", Loftis said Sund...

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  • Merkel, Xi back tougher sanctions against North Korea: Berlin
Merkel, Xi back tougher sanctions against North Korea: Berlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin warned Tuesday of a global catastrophe unless a diplomatic solution is reached over North Korea, but rejected United States calls for more sanctions as "useless", widening a split among major powers over how to rein in Pyongyang .

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  • California sues Trump administration over illegal immigrant programme
California sues Trump administration over illegal immigrant programme

More than 7,000 Indian American youth are DACA beneficiaries. "UC will work together with our state government to ensure that these young people remain able to continue the productive lives they have established in the only nation they know as home ", a statement issued Monday said .

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  • FPL: Power To Be Restored To South Florida By End Of Weekend
FPL: Power To Be Restored To South Florida By End Of Weekend

FPL reports that almost all - 181,000 of their 210,000 customers in Collier remain without power, and has said that it could take until September 22 until power is restored to Florida's west coast . A preliminary assessment of Irma's damage, however, shows damage is not as extensive as originally anticipated - not even on the west coast, which ...

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  • 3 killed in multi-vehicle crash on California freeway
3 killed in multi-vehicle crash on California freeway

The man was helped out of his vehicle by a passing motorist who stopped to help, the CHP said. Alma Rosa Vargas, 37, reported minor pain after the crash, while three children aged 7, and two 4-year-olds, were not injured. No other vehicles were involved. The fast lane of northbound Highway 101 was closed for about an hour as a result of the crash...

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  • Hurricane Irma: Chainsaw-wielding nun helps clear trees in South Florida
Hurricane Irma: Chainsaw-wielding nun helps clear trees in South Florida

A nun wielding a chainsaw and getting the job done early Tuesday in Miami in the wake of Hurricane Irma . The Miami-Dade Police Department left a comment with the video of Facebook . The officer took a photo and a video of the nun in action. "There was a need", she said. "It became a really good community project". This unsafe task should be ...

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  • Three killed in far South Side shooting
Three killed in far South Side shooting

More than four hours before that, an 18-year-old man was shot in the South Shore neighborhood on the South Side. The officer who was struck was taken to a hospital with serious injuries, but his condition had stabilized, police said. Tuesday morning, a man was shot while sitting in a parked vehicle in West Englewood, then drove 3 miles before calli...

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  • Turkish leader says deposit made on Russian defense system
Turkish leader says deposit made on Russian defense system

Turkey is set to buy Russian-owned missile defence systems, marking the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation member's first major weapons purchase from Russia. Ankara considers YPG as linked to the Kurdish PKK group. Erdogan stated that no country has the right to discuss Turkey's sovereign and independent decisions to enhance its military defe...

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