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Irma Makes Landfall, Lashes at Southern Florida

Irma Makes Landfall, Lashes at Southern Florida Panama said it was distributing at least 90 tonnes of humanitarian aid to Saint Martin and Cuba, while Venezuela - itself beset by shortages amid a crippling economic crisis - sent 30 tonnes of food, drinking water and supplies to Cuba and other Caribbean islands. [Full Article...]

Barcelona's Sagrada Familia evacuated as bomb squad examine suspicious van

Barcelona's Sagrada Familia evacuated as bomb squad examine suspicious van Police had closed a nearby metro station while they inspected the van and closed several nearby streets. Regional Mossos d'Esquadra police tweeted in a message partly directed at those immediately affected: "We are making checks around the Sagrada Familia as part of an anti-terror operation and have cordoned off the area". [Full Article...]

Iraqi parliament rejects Iraqi Kurdish referendum

Iraqi parliament rejects Iraqi Kurdish referendum Kurdish lawmakers in the Iraqi parliament walked out of the session on September 12 before the vote to reject the nonbinding referendum in Iraq's semiautonomous Kurdish region took place. A senior Kurdish official dismissed the vote as non-binding, although an Iraqi MP said it would be published in the official gazette after approval from the Iraqi presidency. [Full Article...]

After US compromise, UN Security Council strengthens N. Korea sanctions

After US compromise, UN Security Council strengthens N. Korea sanctions North Korea gets almost all of its oil supply from China, with a much smaller amount coming from Russian Federation or the open market. "If we put firm pressure on North Korea such that it realises it cannot develop missiles, it will accept dialogue and we can progress with diplomatic efforts", Onodera told public broadcaster NHK on Sunday. [Full Article...]

Reliable Source: Eric and Lara Trump welcome a baby boy

Reliable Source: Eric and Lara Trump welcome a baby boy The baby is Eric Trump's first child. Donald Trump Jr . tweeted his well wishes to the new parents, also taking the opportunity to mess around with his younger bro. Eric Trump's siblings are posting well-wishes on social media, with some familial ribbing involved. Ivanka tweeted a "welcome to the world", adding that she "can't wait to meet you" to her new nephew. [Full Article...]

Ted Cruz's Twitter Account Removed, Reported: Spokeswoman

Ted Cruz's Twitter Account Removed, Reported: Spokeswoman Despite the social media snafu, Cruz tried to make light of the drama. "This was not how I envisioned waking up this morning", he said . Cruz added that if he had known this all would trend so quickly, he would've publicized his masturbation habits back during the Republican primary. [Full Article...]

Former Aide Says Menendez Helped Melgen Secure Visas

Former Aide Says Menendez Helped Melgen Secure Visas Prosecutors sought to flesh out two different instances in which they alleged Menendez attempted to secure travel visas for Melgen's foreign girlfriends - one from Brazil and the other from the Dominican Republic - to visit him in the United States. [Full Article...]

Clarke: Kohli a better ODI batsman than Smith

Clarke: Kohli a better ODI batsman than Smith In the Test series Kohli had expressed his displeasure after Smith looked up to his dressing room while deciding whether to review his lbw dismissal in the Bangalore match, and a war of words erupted between the two captains. Virat Kohli is a better batsman than Steve Smith in ODI cricket while the Australia captain is number one in the longest format of the game, according to Michael Clarke . [Full Article...]

Storm Aileen set to bring 75mph winds to parts of UK

Storm Aileen set to bring 75mph winds to parts of UK The Met Office's amber warning for wind has been issued for North Wales, England's eastern coast and areas of the Midlands, which are likely to be worst affected. "Rain is expected to start falling in the region from about 5pm and this will then be replaced at around 9pm by strong 40mph to 50mph winds and the odd gust over 60mph". [Full Article...]

Togo's Gnassingbe requests cancellation of Israel-Africa summit amid unrest

Togo's Gnassingbe requests cancellation of Israel-Africa summit amid unrest The cancelation of the Africa-Israel summit, slated to take place between October 23 and 27, will upend Israel's efforts to build trade partnerships in Africa, and secure global allies in its attempts to gain a seat on the United Nations (UN) security council next year. [Full Article...]

Irma death toll in US rises to 11; Florida Keys face 'devastation'

Irma death toll in US rises to 11; Florida Keys face 'devastation' In Georgia , utilities reported over 1.2 million customers without power Tuesday morning. Officials warned it could take weeks for electricity to be restored to everyone. Some 6.3 million people in the state were told to evacuate before Irma arrived. But Shiveley said the water never crested over the city's barriers. [Full Article...]

Miami Woman Delivers Her Own Baby At Home During Irma

Miami Woman Delivers Her Own Baby At Home During Irma Doctors were forced to talk a Florida woman through delivering her baby at home while Hurricane Irma's outer bands lashed Miami . There are no injuries. The city and surrounding areas were under a tornado watch Sunday. The building was still in tact despite the crane's failure. Dan Whiteman, vice chairman of Coastal Construction, has 12 cranes in the Miami area. [Full Article...]

Hope Hicks Tackles Tough Job As Donald Trump's White House Communications Director

Hope Hicks Tackles Tough Job As Donald Trump's White House Communications Director Miss Hicks said: "President Trump has a magnetic personality and exudes positive energy, which is infectious to those around him". She has been part of President Trump's team since the early days of his campaign. Prior to joining the political elite, Hicks worked as a Ford model as a teenager. Mike Dubke held the position for just three months before reportedly tendering his resignation on... [Full Article...]

Autopsy planned for 2-year-old Sharon boy found in swimming pool

Autopsy planned for 2-year-old Sharon boy found in swimming pool Libonati. It has not been specifically determined how the boy entered the pool. There is no word yet if there will be anyone charged in the investigation, which is a joint effort by Sharon and Brookfield police departments. Annakin was found a short time later in Masury, Ohio, a few blocks away from his house. While Smith would not say what they were looking for, he said the search was expecte... [Full Article...]

Saudi Arabia open to another OPEC cuts extension

Saudi Arabia open to another OPEC cuts extension Pipelines from Cushing run to key refineries in the U.S. Gulf Coast of Mexico and the hub is an important indicator of crude demand . Prices rose 59 cents to $48.07 on Monday. OPEC said inventories were falling and that an increase in the price of Brent crude for immediate delivery to a premium over that for later supplies, known as backwardation, raised hopes that a long-awaited market rebalanci... [Full Article...]

Manpower: Hiring perspectives are expected to improve in Romania

Manpower: Hiring perspectives are expected to improve in Romania The ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey, based on interviews with 11,500 employers in the US and the 100 largest metropolitan areas, said 21 percent of Wichita area employers expect to increase staff levels in the three-month period ending December 31. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Jose: Track takes weakening storm on an Atlantic loop

Hurricane Jose: Track takes weakening storm on an Atlantic loop As of 5 a.m. ET, Jose had winds of 75 miles per hour, making it a Category 1 storm. The hurricane center's forecast shows Jose reintensifying into a hurricane by early Thursday and turning more to the west, a track that could bring it within a few hundred miles of the Bahamas by the weekend. [Full Article...]

The Fury Of Hurricanes, Storms And Flood

The Fury Of Hurricanes, Storms And Flood We're talking about anthropogenic climate change , of course. But, the discussion of the root of this horrifying reality has been subdued. Hurricane Irma , expected to hit Florida this weekend, isn't expected to have any impact on gasoline prices nationally, Laducer said. [Full Article...]

The monkey selfie copyright case has come to an end

The monkey selfie copyright case has come to an end PETA argued that the animal should benefit. The photograph of his grinning visage, which Slater published in a wildlife book, went viral. A court agreed with that argument a January 2016 provisional ruling , but PETA appealed the decision. [Full Article...]

Collins amendment would protect transgender service members

Collins amendment would protect transgender service members A Democratic and Republican Senator are behind a bipartisan push for an amendment to block Trump's transgender ban. Susan Collins are teaming up to fight President Trump's ban on transgender soldiers . Following the introduction of the amendment, the American Military Partner association, a pro-LGBT organization, praised the amendment as a counter to Trump's "unpatriotic attack". [Full Article...]


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