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Power Couple Irma And Harvey Are Going On 75 Years Of Marriage

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Roosevelt was the president of the United States . Irma - a stay-at-mother to foster children throughout her life - said she can't remember ever being badly affected by extreme weather. Irma said when their family told them they shared the name of the recent hurricanes they did not believe it. The couple confess they're a little bewildered by all the attention. Read More »

Mexico's Caribbean coast prepares for Hurricane Katia

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National Hurricane Center said. A hurricane warning has been issued for Mexico as Hurricane Katia is set to strike the country by early Saturday. It was moving west-southwest at 11 kilometers per hour, and was projected to pour 10 to 15 inches of rain over northern Veracruz , eastern Hidalgo and Puebla . Read More »

Shooter suspect arrested, no injuries, at Columbus, Ohio school

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A few minutes later, police reported that the SWAT team had made an arrest and seized a gun. School district spokesman Scott Varner told the news station that the school was placed on lockdown as the tense situation unfolded. First call@8:33AM. Arrest@8:58 AM. Columbus City School administrators said all students and staff are safe after the incident. "Parents need to be aware of what their kids are taking to school", said Chief Jones. Read More »

Tehran urges to end violence against Muslims in Myanmar

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Turkish Foreign Minister previously called Bangladesh to open its doors for Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in Myanmar. "Indonesian Muslims will stand and fight to defend them from injustice and brutality", he said . "Many more children in need of support and protection remain in the areas of northern Rakhine state that have been wracked by violence", he said in a statement , adding that the United Nations refugee agency had no access to Rakhine trouble spots. Read More »

Ellen Degeneres reminisces about not being allowed to talk about relationships

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The Trouble singer was handed the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at last month's ceremony and she used her acceptance speech to honor little Willow who was in the audience with her dad, Carey Hart . I didn't know what to say. Did someone say that to you? She explained she wasn't allowed to make herself visible on TV. "I'm pretty sure he knows, though. Read More »

Manatee County Issues Voluntary Evacuation for Low Lying Areas, Mobile Home Residents

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The latest coastal watches/warnings and forecast cone for the storm's center issued by the National Hurricane Center predict the center of Irma's forecast path will be just north of Amelia Island by 2 p.m. Gulf County officials don't want locals to take that lightly. The county recommended those who live in low-lying areas - which is categorized as Zone A within the county - and those living in mobile and manufactured homes to evacuate. Read More »

Trump Forges Agreement With Democrats To Aid Harvey Relief Efforts

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President Donald Trump sided with Democrats on adding a three-month extension of the USA debt limit and government spending to a hurricane-relief bill over the arguments of fellow Republicans, who pressed for a longer debt extension. They wanted a longer-term fix on the debt ceiling, through next year's midterm elections. But he added that he was "also encouraged by the fact that he gave us time to work out a consensus, to find a compromise" on the issue. Read More »

Trump's plan to starve North Korea of oil is a long shot

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He tweeted that South Korea's talk of "appeasement" with North Korea wouldn't work because "they only understand one thing!" Speaking after a meeting Wednesday with the president of close USA ally, South Korea, Putin urged support for a Russian-Chinese roadmap that seeks a North Korean nuclear freeze in exchange for the US and South Korea curbing military drills. Read More »

Putin calls for NKorea talks, says sanctions not working

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Moreover, Russia's diplomatic service released a statement to the press on Tuesday explaining that it had taken an "extraordinary" amount of work to vacate the diplomatic buildings in question on such short notice. "We should treat that claim with scepticism, but the House must be under no illusion that this latest test marks another perilous advance in North Korea's nuclear ambitions". Read More »

Tampa Bay Buccaneers-Miami Dolphins game to be played in week 11

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Deputy Director of the Building Department Maurice Pons said he would not advise staying in a building next to a construction crane during a major hurricane like Irma. "I appreciate the Sun Belt Conference office, Commissioner Karl Benson and ESPN's work to give us the option to move the game and broadcast to Friday night, which gave the University of Miami an alternative". Read More »

North Korea Threatens America With 'Gift Packages'

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North Korea conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclear test to date on Sunday, detonating a device that it claimed was a hydrogen bomb created to be carried by a long-range missile capable of reaching mainland United States . Mun Gehin: "we will not recognize the nuclear status of North Korea ", Putin said at a joint press conference with Mun in Vladivostok. "Despite our efforts the North Korea nuclear program is more advanced and more unsafe than ever", Ms Haley told the ... Read More »

'Global catastrophe' if North Korea attacked - Putin

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A west coast launch would bring the rocket closer to being able to strike Japan and the continental United States , if fired at the right trajectory. Beijing has repeatedly urged all parties to avoid rhetoric and actions that could inflame tensions, and called for a halt in annual military exercises between the USA and South Korea . Read More »

Japan PM warns N.Korea against continuing nuclear program

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He stressed that a military option should be "ruled out of any discussions". North Korea trumpeted "perfect success" on September 3 in its underground nuclear explosion, announcing that it had tested what it said was a hydrogen bomb capable of being loaded on a long-range missile. Read More »

Wants to solve North Korea without fighting

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Xi said China had been adamant in preserving global nuclear non-proliferation, maintaining peace and stability on the peninsula, and resolving the nuclear issue through talks, China's state-run Xinhua news agency reported. "The nuclear test has had no influence on our lives", said a sales manager at the riverside Andongge restaurant, who gave only her surname, Zhang. Read More »

Packers look forward to facing former teammate Eddie Lacy

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Then came Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy and his pre-practice news conference. San Jose is where he would stay, eventually playing for four years at San Jose State University and helping his draft stock skyrocket after a monster senior season that helped him land with the Packers and the Brett Favre-led offense in Favre's final year in Green Bay. Read More »

House passes $7.9B Harvey disaster aid package

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President Donald Trump on Wednesday, though, agreed to raise the debt ceiling in conjunction with Harvey relief, Politico reported . "My challenge to the president", said Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, is to help Congress get legislation passed within Trump's six-month deadline. Read More »

Another train derails in UP

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The third derailment was on 29 Aug when nine coaches of Duronto Express derailed after heavy rains washed away a part of the tracks. Soon afterwards, the engine and power vehicle of the Ranchi- Delhi Rajdhani Express derailed near Minto Bridge at 11:45 am as it was approaching the Delhi station, injuring one person and raising questions about the safety of passengers. Read More »

Mumbai building fire kills six

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All 24 persons were rescued from the spot, of whom six were declared dead at the BMC's Cooper Hospital. Deaths occured instantly, before arrival of the fire brigade, he said. Later, the fire brigade team took out seven more persons and rushed all the victims to hospital. An exploding gas cylinder sparked the blaze at the unfinished building used by labourers and their families. Read More »

Richard Branson to ride out Hurricane Irma on his private island

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Branson isn't the only celebrity affected by the storm. For context, he also shared some other images demonstrating the storm's wrath in the British Virgin Islands. "I haven't had a sleepover quite like it since I was a kid", Branson said. He was joined by "a great group of young people", who played games and slept in two rooms. Read More »

Pipe bomb explosion in East Chicago post office hospitalises one

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East Chicago is located just over the border from IL and only about 23 miles southeast of Chicago. Her condition has not yet been reported by officials. In addition to the FBI, the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosions, Porter County Sheriff's Department bomb squad, Lake County Sheriff's Department, Hammond Police Department and Crown Point Police Department assisted at the scene. Read More »

Harvey, Irma and the mounting costs of climate-enhanced weather events

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While all this is taking place, wildfires and a scorching heat wave are ripping through western states, causing massive property damage and sucking up the air with ash and smoke. The appropriate question worth looking into is to what extent does climate change influence the intensity of hurricanes . Kerry Emanuel, a climate scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has said that Hurricane Sandy, that devastated the Wall Street area of NY in 2012, would probably not have ... Read More »

Paolo Duterte - Philippine president's son grilled over alleged drug links

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He said the case he is working on in the BOC dates back to the administration of former President Benigno Aquino III. In September 2016, Edgar Matobato, a self-confessed hitman of the so-called Davao Death Squad, which was allegedly set up by President Rodrigo Duterte when he was still mayor of the southern city, also linked Paolo to the alleged smuggling of rice and oil. Read More »

George Tech Maintains Lofty Position in World University Rankings

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The University of Cape Town (UCT) and the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) have dropped in the Times Higher Education 2017 rankings, with researchers warning SA universities could disappear from the top 200 if the trend continues. International Faculty and International Students Both ranking systems, THE and QS, consider the proportion of international students and faculty as factor in determining the world ranking and Indian Universities fall short in both proportions. Read More »

China supports UN action on North Korea while urging talks

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Washington can not achieve this goal by sanctioning North Korea, because China will always allow Pyongyang enough support to avoid collapse, and North Korea knows it. That last part, about inciting North Korea, is crucial. "From January 1, 2018, e-visas will be valid for travel to Kamchatka and Sakhalin", he said. Read More »

Mortgage Rates Wednesday, Sept. 6: Still Sliding; Applications Up

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And applications from home buyers were 5% higher than at this time past year. Separately, the stock price of BB&T lowered to 45.13 down -0.26. ARMs in the 7 year category are listed at 3.420% now with an April of 3.815% to start. The 7/1 ARM interest rates stand at 3.54% with an April of 3.867%. 10/1 ARMs stand at 3.625% and an April of 3.857%. Applications were up 3.3% in the week ending September 1 compared with the previous week, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association . Read More »

Hurricane Jose forms in Atlantic, far from land

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The monster hurricane coming on the heels of Harvey, which struck Texas late last month, is expected to make landfall along the string of French islands including Guadeloupe late Tuesday before heading to Haiti and Florida. Jose is expected to gain in strength and intensify into a major hurricane by Friday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Thursday. It's still unclear how Irma will affect the United States, though Florida is bracing for a possible hit. Read More »

Erdogan: EU must make up its mind on Turkey's membership

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Turning to recent developments in North Korea, Erdogan said that Turkey is following the tensions arising from North Korea's missile tests "closely with concern". Merkel, who has previously expressed doubts about Turkey ever joining the European Union, said Turkey "is departing from all democratic practices at breakneck speed". Read More »