• 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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  • CoP Dr Rao cautions parents — Blue Whale game
CoP Dr Rao cautions parents — Blue Whale game

Bhubaneswar: An engineering student, who had apparently gotten to the tenth task of the killer Blue Whale Challenge, was rescued by Commissionerate police in Odisha capital on Tuesday. Prasanna clarified that the Blue Whale game had nothing to do with the death of his son. Counsellors spoke to the boy about what made him draw the whale on his ...

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  • Rally held for biracial boy who was almost hanged by teens
Rally held for biracial boy who was almost hanged by teens

Gov. Chris Sununu has asked the state Attorney General's office to help police in Claremont with the investigation of an alleged attack against a biracial boy in the city, according to a statement released by the governor's office Tuesday. "I want to assure everyone in our community, our neighboring communities, and the nation at large that we take...

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  • Darjeeling limping back to normal, first time in three months; Gurung
Darjeeling limping back to normal, first time in three months; Gurung

Tamang , who was also the chief coordinator of the party, was expelled along with another party leader on September 1 on charges of conspiring with the state's Mamata Banerjee government to derail the Gorkhaland movement. "We are indebted to the chief minister for listening to us, the process has started and hope to reach to some concrete solution ...

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  • New Zealand MP admits teaching English to Chinese spies
New Zealand MP admits teaching English to Chinese spies

A joint investigation by New Zealand news website Newsroom and Hong Kong's Financial Times claims the Security Intelligence Service has investigated the Chinese-born MP, including interviewing a person about him previous year. Jian condemned the "defamatory statements" and said he was a proud New Zealander who had been transparent about his b...

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  • Howitzer's barrel damaged during trials in Pokhran
Howitzer's barrel damaged during trials in Pokhran

The gun was firing Indian ammunition on September 2 when the shell exited the barrel leaving it damaged. The first batch of USA howitzers were inducted into the Indian Army in May, the first time that India procured the artillery guns after the Bofors scandal almost 30 years ago.

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  • UN Security Council Set To Vote On New Sanctions Against North Korea
UN Security Council Set To Vote On New Sanctions Against North Korea

The original draft resolution would have authorized states to use all necessary measures to intercept and inspect on the high seas vessels that have been blacklisted by the council. Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-Calif.) said the United States "cannot accept half-measures" from China and pressed Billingslea on the timing of sanctions on China's big...

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  • North Korea Receives Tougher Sanctions for Nuclear Missile Testing
North Korea Receives Tougher Sanctions for Nuclear Missile Testing

The Security Council unanimously slapped a ban on textile exports and restricted shipments of oil products to punish Pyongyang for its sixth and largest nuclear test. "The forthcoming measures. will make the U.S. suffer the greatest pain it ever experienced in its history", North Korea's Ambassador to the UN Han Tae Song said on Tuesday .

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  • U.S. voices concern over Rohingya crisis in Myanmar
U.S. voices concern over Rohingya crisis in Myanmar

Asked if Canada would welcome asylum claims from Rohingya Muslims , the prime minister reiterated a familiar welcoming message. "We have ongoing processes and rules of law that apply to our refugee process", Trudeau said. "We have never missed an opportunity to express our concerns on behalf of our government, but frankly, also on behalf of Canadi...

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  • Alberta's Waterton Lakes National Park evacuated; firefighters ready to defend town
Alberta's Waterton Lakes National Park evacuated; firefighters ready to defend town

Albertas Kenow Fire expanded Monday due to high winds, prompting Canadian authorities to evacuate areas north of Waterton Lakes National Park. "Any non-essential personnel have left". "Their mission is to protect the Prince of Wales Hotel as well as a couple of other historical buildings in that area. These guys are ready to put out spot fires ...

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  • APTOPIX China Taiwan Activist
APTOPIX China Taiwan Activist

The lawyer speculated that the timing of the proceedings was deliberately set for Monday to stop Lee's wife, Lee Ching-yu (李凈瑜), from traveling to Geneva on September 10 and reporting on her husband's case at a meeting of the United Nations working groups on arbitrary detention and enforced disappearances.

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