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Sunny start to work week, then remnants of Irma to bring rain

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Tropical Storm Warnings (crimson warning box) remain in effect as Irma moves northwest. While the storm is expected to bring rain and cause coastal flooding in North and SC, that shouldn't be a problem in the midstate. Temperatures will be mild with afternoon highs ranging from the low to mid 70s east to mid to upper 70s west. Wednesday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 9pm. Read More »

Irma, now a tropical depression, bringing heavy rains to Georgia

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Thousands of Alabamians are without power as tropical storm Irma swept across the state on Monday. Authorities say a Florida man appears to have been electrocuted by a downed power line following Irma. This will mean additional rain overnight with the possibility of some winds gusting up to 30 miles per hour. A tropical storm warning is issued when a tropical cyclone containing winds of 39 to 73 MPH or higher associated with a tropical cyclone is expected in 36 hours or less, according to ... Read More »

First OIC Summit on Science, Technology Opens in Astana

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The two-day summit was held on the theme of "Science, Technology, Innovations and Modernization in the Islamic World", with the participation of 56 OIC members and global organizations. During the inaugural summit attended by more than 15 OIC member country leaders and 55 ministers on science and technology related matters, Madius also reiterated Malaysia's position for a clear understanding of the necessity to completely reduce scientific and technological gaps between Muslim "ummah" and ... Read More »

Security forces capture terrorist alive in South Kashmir's Shopian, kill another

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The encounter had started last evening in Barbugh area of Shopian district after specific information about some militants hiding in the area, police said. However, news agency ANI says that a terrorist has been neutralised by the security forces during the encounter. Indian Army's Northern Command also said in a tweet that two terrorists were killed and one had surrendered. Read More »

Great white shark washes up on Manly Beach in Sydney's north

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The sanctuary is waiting for the all-clear from NSW Fisheries to take the shark back out to sea for release. Mr Townsend said the young shark's return back to the ocean in the next few hours would give him his best shot at survival. He added that it remained a mystery why the shark tried to beach itself. 'We are hoping that it sort of mistakenly found its way into an area it didn't intend to be and got a bit tired and exhausted and then stressed with the waves and all the people around it. Read More »

As Irma skirts SC, will it affect York, Chester gas prices?

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Wind gusts could be in excess of 50 miles per hour. "It's not going to hit us directly, but it's going to hit us", McMaster said in a 2 p.m. press conference. People in potentially vulnerable areas should review personal safety plans, become familiar with local evacuation zones in coastal counties and locate the nearest hurricane evacuation routes. Read More »

Somali army repels al-Shabab after attack on military base

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On separate incident, at least 2 people were killed and several others were wounded on Monday after a vehicle loaded with explosives went off near Wehliye hotel at the Maka Mukarama road, making the first such attack in recent weeks. The Shabaab have sworn to overthrow Somalia's fragile government , which is kept in place with global support. The bloody attack came just three days after another suicide bomber exploded his explosives belt in a restaurant in Baidoa, claiming the lives of five ... Read More »

Brace yourselves! Up to 75mph winds to hit Lincoln

A deepening area of low pressure is expected to cross the United Kingdom on Tuesday night into Wednesday morning bringing a spell of very strong winds and heavy rain and yellow warnings are in place. The unsettled weather here in the United Kingdom is not related to the storms now battering the USA and Caribbean, with Hurricane Irma bringing 130mph winds and storm surges to Florida. Read More »

Brazilian Gold Miners Bragged About Killing Members of an 'Uncontacted' Tribe

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Federal prosecutors in Brazil are looking into the reported killings of 10 members of an Amazonian tribe . Two miners have reportedly been arrested. Survival International says that there is inadequate government funding in Brazil for groups protecting indigenous territories in the Amazon. They even disturbingly showed off a hand-carved paddle as a "trophy". Read More »

Too early to tell if Hurricane Jose could hit Florida

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However by next week, forecasters say Jose can also just go harmlessly out to sea. While the forecast after Friday is uncertain, this is something the U.S. "The three-day cone still has it to the east of us moving parallel". Once a powerful Category 5, Irma was downgraded to a tropical storm Monday but it was still lashing Florida with winds and floodwaters . Read More »

DOJ asks for case against Arpaio to be thrown out

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According to court paperwork , the department said the pardon "removes any punitive consequences that would otherwise flow from defendant's non-final conviction and therefore renders the case moot". The pardon power does not trump the rest of the Constitution. Arpaio was convicted in July of willfully violating a 2011 injunction barring his officers from stopping and detaining Latino motorists exclusively on suspicion that they were in the country illegally. Read More »

North Carolina National Guard ready to help with Irma

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Local 10 News meteorologist Luke Dorris said the tropical storm-force winds should taper off as the day goes on. And Miami International Airport is now closed-officials say it's unclear if they'll be able to resume flights on Tuesday, but they're assessing the damage. Read More »

Saudi Arabia Allegedly Funded Practice Run Of 9/11 Attack

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As the result of a major lawsuit between the families of victims of 9/11 and the Saudi government, evidence provided to the court shows that the kingdom may have funded a practice run for the terror attacks. They had trained at al Qaeda camps in Afghanistan at the same time some of the hijackers were there. Recent legislation, however, known as the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act , was passed against former President Barack Obama's veto in late 2016. Read More »

India complains over advert with drinking Hindu god Lord Ganesha

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The High Commission of India in Canberra, noting protests from the Indian community in Australia, has made a demarche or political complaint to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Department of Communication and Arts and the Department of Agriculture about the controversial advertisement. Read More »

Parents remove child from school over transgender classmate

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A spokesman for the Diocese of Portsmouth, which the school falls under, said schools are safe, inclusive places, which respect diversity. "At six years of age children are exploring all sorts of new ideas and feelings". The Christian Legal Centre, which is supporting Mr and Mrs Rowe, said the couple were being accused of " transphobic behaviour " due to their "refusal to acknowledge a transgender person's true gender". Read More »

United Nations passes fresh sanctions on North Korea

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The United Nations Security Council has unanimously passed its toughest-ever sanctions package against North Korea over the country's sixth and most powerful nuclear test earlier this month. The US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, said: "This will cut deep". It still proposes a ban on textile exports. Textiles are North Korea's main source of export revenue after coal, iron, seafood and other minerals that have already been severely restricted by previous United Nations resolutions. Read More »

After Violent Attacks, Rohingya Terror Group Calls a Truce But its Temporary

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Numerous newly-arrived were initially stunned and traumatised after fleeing the violence. They condemned the Myanmar government.M , As Reported By Hindu . Suu Kyi, the de facto ruler of Myanmar as state counselor, has repeatedly come under criticism for her lack of action to help the Rohingya, a stark contrast to her previous image as a champion of human rights. Read More »

Nebraska Guardsmen, 4 helicopters assigned to Irma duty

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About 425 soldiers are staging at Camp Grayling, where they're packing gear on more than 120 vehicles bound for Florida. The Department of Defense reports around 15,000 service members are helping in Florida, Georgia, the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Read More »

Warm Antarctic caves harbour secret life: scientists

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Near the cave mouths, we can find the light, and there are light filters deeper in the caves. Across Mount Erebus , an active volcano's steam present on the Ross Island of Antarctica has made some hollowed extensions towards the caves, thus making it warm. Read More »

Hurricane Katia makes landfall as a Category 1 storm in Mexico

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After unleashing its fury on the Caribbean Islands and Puerto Rico, Hurricane Irma is now heading to Cuba and Florida, which has already been preparing for the Atlantic storm for a few days now. "We are expecting inundation from both rainfall as well as storm surge". However, Jose is expected to pick up even more speed and strength. At this time, Jose is not expected to follow the same path as Irma. Read More »

Narendra Modi to address students' convention on today

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Modi got an enthusiastic response from his audience at Vigyan Bhawan while giving his speech to mark the 125th year of the famous " Parliament of world Religion" Address at Chicago in 1893 by Swami Vivekananda . "Will we not fight against evils in our society?" While most people around the globe remember 9/11 for the ghastly terror attacks in 2001 which shook the United States of America, Modi said people in India remember 9/11 for a different reason. Read More »

U.S. begging for war, not North Korea

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South Korean officials say THAAD will strengthen the country's missile defenses, which now rely on Patriot-based systems, and will deter North Korea , which has missiles that can be fired from road-mobile launchers or submarines. President Donald Trump wants China and Russian Federation to use their economic leverage to rein in Kim, but both countries are skeptical that sanctions will work and have called for peace talks. Read More »

Pakistan's Foreign Minister in Tehran amid standoff with US

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The Pakistani government also postponed the visit of Alice Wells, acting assistant secretary of state for South Asian affairs, to Islamabad after US President Donlad trump's allegations against Pakistan . The foreign minister visited China last Friday and managed to win crucial support from Beijing, which urged the world to recognise Pakistan's sacrifices in the fight against terrorism. Read More »

Tallahassee Airport Shutting Down Sunday Evening Ahead of Hurricane Irma

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Irma weakened to a Category 1 storm as the massive hurricane zeroed in on the Tampa Bay region early Monday after hammering much of Florida with roof-ripping winds, gushing floodwaters and widespread power outages. Why Florida? Well, Atlantic hurricanes form over warm water in the tropics and typically move west-northwest with the prevailing winds. Expected to be even more unsafe than the powerful winds are the storm surges that threaten Florida's coastal cities. Read More »