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Israelis rescued from Saint Martin after Irma

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Marlin says many nations and people have offered help to St. Maarten, but weather conditions will determine how this can be coordinated. But he said they were also tasked with evacuation of residents ahead of another hurricane, Jose , which is expected to violently pummel islands in the Caribbean later on Saturday. Read More »

Alexion moving to Boston but keeping 450 workers in New Haven

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Apple Inc. most recently reported earnings per share (EPS) of $1.67 for the June 2017 versus $1.42 in the same quarter past year, representing 18% growth. Citigroup has "Buy" rating and $50.50 target. Also, CEO Ludwig Hantson purchased 10,000 shares of Alexion Pharmaceuticals stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, June 14th. Read More »

Storm Aileen: 75mph winds and heavy rain on the way

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Nearly half of the average rainfall for September could fall in six to nine hours from about 4pm on Tuesday, which "seems likely to lead to flooding of some sections of road and perhaps also properties", the Met Office said. Temperatures are also set to plummet today with highs of 17C dashing any hopes of an Indian Summer. Chilly winds will push the mercury into single figures across much of the United Kingdom over the next few nights. Read More »

How Is Mexico Helping Harvey Victims? Texas' Neighbor Made A Generous Offer

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The aid Mexico promised the U.S.to help with victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas will now be redirected back to Mexico after the country was hit by a magnitude 8.1 quake that killed 95 people and a hurricane of its own. Sixteen fatalities were registered in the state of Chiapas and four more in Tabasco . In other words, providing this kind of humanitarian aid to the United States isn't new for Mexico, despite the fact that the current American president regularly treats the country as ... Read More »

Roof of Miami Home Gets Ripped off by Powerful Hurricane Irma Winds

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A view over the aftermath of Hurricane Irma over the Florida Keys. The hurricane carried maximum sustained winds of up to 295 kph when it crashed into Barbuda island on Wednesday. Seven deaths in Florida have been blamed on Irma, along with two in Georgia and two in SC. The state has potential to see natural disasters, Cooper said , "and we need to be ready". Read More »

Government backs down over pay freeze for public sector workers

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Because the government will announce that the pay of police and prison officers will increase more than that hated, below-inflation 1%. Cumbria has Haverigg prison in the south of the county. Today's announcement means bills will continue to rise faster than their wages. "Government will continue to ensure that the overall package for public sector workers recognises the vital contribution we make and ensures we can deliver world-class public services, while also being affordable within ... Read More »

Ryan murder: Three school trustees seek anticipatory transit bail

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The school claimed that the boy studying in class 1 went missing from his classroom and was found in the water tank two hours later. There should be no fear of going to school, be it in the form of getting bullied or facing the wrath of a teacher or as we have seen in these past few days, the fear of not being able to return home safely. Read More »

Najib, Trump meet to discuss terror fight

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Senior Advisor Jared Kushner waits for a meeting with Prime Minister of Malaysia Najib Razak, US President Donald Trump and others in the Cabinet Room of the White House September 12, 2017 in Washington, DC. Freedom House describes Malaysia's media as 'partly free, ' while Reporters Without Border notes 'several proposed amendments would reinforce the already draconian Official Secrets Act and Communications and Multimedia Act, but the Sedition Act continues to be the biggest threat to ... Read More »

Australia starts voting on same-sex marriages

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The postal ballot is completely voluntary and the result is not legally binding. Australia is one of the only developed English-speaking countries not to have legalized same-sex marriage, despite strong popular support and the backing of a majority of lawmakers. Read More »

UN Security Council unanimously approves new sanctions on North Korea

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Joint ventures will be banned and the names of senior North Korean official and three entities were added to a United Nations sanctions blacklist that provides for an assets freeze and a global travel ban. The number of North Korean labourers who can work overseas would also be restricted, while states could inspect vessels suspected of carrying items prohibited by the sanctions. Read More »

Family of three die after falling into volcano crater near Naples

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The family, originally from Turin but living near Venice, were on a visit to the tourist site. "We are still trying to understand what happened", a Campi Flegrei park official told AFP by telephone. Then the boy's 42-year-old mother tried to save them and she was overcome by the quicksand-like substance. "I am shocked for what happened inside the Solfatara volcano", he said. Read More »

North Korea slams 'vicious' US-led United Nations sanctions

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In an attempt to punish North Korea for its latest nuclear test , the UN Security Council approved new sanctions , targeting the country's textile industry and limiting its import of crude oil . "The DPRK is ready and willing to use any form of ultimate means" to respond to the new sanctions, the statement warned. "The forthcoming measures to be taken by the DPRK will cause the USA the greatest pain and suffering it had ever gone through in its entire history", the statement read, ... Read More »

'Kohli better than Smith in limited overs'

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Kohli is in red-hot form as he was the highest run getter in the five-match series against Sri Lanka with a tally of 330 runs, which included two centuries and a fifty. "But when I saw Steve Smith in the Test series, I felt he was not as pro-active as he should be". India squad for first three ODIs: Virat Kohli , Rohit Sharma , Shikhar Dhawan , KL Rahul, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Ajinkya Rahane , MS Dhone, Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvender Chahal, Jasprit ... Read More »

Africa Summit in Togo Canceled

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In Israel and Africa: The Problematic Friendship , scholar JoelPeters said Israeli saw much of their own history reflected in the liberation struggles of African nations reclaiming their own lands from colonial powers. Several African countries - including Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda - reportedly expressed strong support for the conference, which was expected to focus on security, counter-terrorism, economics and collaboration in the fields of agriculture, health, education and technology. Read More »

Trump's ninth grandchild Eric 'Luke' Trump is born

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He wrote on Twitter that he and Lara "are excited to announce the birth of our son, Eric "Luke" Trump at 8:50 this morning". But Trump just got some wonderful news that probably has him and wife Melania wanting to rush to the hospital. Eric's older brother Donald Trump Jr , who has five children, teased his sibling: "Congrats buddy". Trump's daughter, Ivanka, also tweeted a sweet message on the new parents. Read More »

Staffer anxious Menendez was 'degrading' himself over visas

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Bob Menendez sent a letter of support to the State Department to get two women from the Dominican Republic a US visa, and one of these women happened to be the girlfriend of a wealthy eye doctor who prosecutors say bribed the Democratic senator with gifts and luxury vacations in exchange for favors. Read More »

Hope Hicks Becomes Trump's New Communications Director - White House

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She worked for Matthew Hiltzik's firm Hiltzik Strategies, based in NY, and she was assigned to the account of Ivanka Trump's fashion line. Unlike other Trump aides, Hicks does not appear on cable news representing the president. It's hard to keep up with changes in the Trump administration. In May she was mocked on social media after issuing a rare statement in response to a Washington Post article that suggested Mr Trump belittles his staff in private. Read More »

Bob Dylan & His Band tickets to go on sale this week

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Tickets go on sale at noon on Friday via Ticketmaster and the box office. Wilco's Jeff Tweedy produced the album. Earlier this year, the legend also released his first-ever three-disc album, Triplicate - an album that features 30 new recordings of classic American songs . Read More »

Cranes Snap in Fla. Due to Irma Winds

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With winds from Hurricane Irma too strong for paramedics to respond, a woman had to deliver her own baby in Miami Sunday morning. Two collapsed in Miami Sunday, while a third crane snapped in Fort Lauderdale. The employee captured video of the collapse. Tower cranes can rise hundreds of feet into the air on steel frameworks, and are used to lift steel, concrete, heavy construction equipment and other building materials. Read More »

Trump's tax cut aim doubtful: United States treasury secretary

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Mnuchin framed the issue in terms of the ongoing bartering between the administration and congressional leadership, which most recently produced a deal that raises the debt ceiling and keeps the government operating into December. Steve Mnuchin to Wall Street: Time to pay up. Mnuchin said he is having meetings about the cyber attack that may have affected 143 million people. Read More »

Irma weakens to tropical storm, continues its crawl to Columbus

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Irma weakened to a Category 2 storm, technically losing its major hurricane status, after making landfall in southwestern Florida. There was no immediate word on how soon Florida would be able to restore normalcy with power supply having been knocked out to more than six million homes. Read More »

Boy, 2, Found In Ohio Pool, Dies In Hospital

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Gammon was taken to Sharon Regional Hospital where he later died around 10:20 p.m. "The home is completely fenced in", Kasiewicz said. "The older child is non-verbal", Smith said. The boy was found in the 600 block of Syme Street in Masury after a 3-4 hour search. "We're trying to rebuild yesterday", he said, adding that police are trying to create "a profile of this family". Read More »

Oil Turns Higher After OPEC Reports Output Turned Lower

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Brent, the global benchmark, rose 45 cents, or 0.84%, to $54.29 a barrel. In May, Opec and non-Opec members agreed to extend production cuts of 1.8m barrels per day for a period of nine months until March 2018 but rising production from the U.S., Nigeria and Libya has undermined the oil cartel's efforts to curb excess supply. Read More »

THE BUZZ: If you hated Harvey, you'll loathe Irma

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And before Harvey's arrival, no Category 3 or stronger storm had done so since Hurricane Wilma in 2005, an unusually long 12-year drought. It had previously been forecast to hug Florida's Atlantic coast, and a week before was projected to take a more northerly track that could have missed the state entirely. Read More »

Hurricane Jose lingers in Atlantic, will it head toward US?

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Hurricane Jose is now expected to make a full and complete circle, ultimately redirecting its movement toward the west and closer to the US east coast. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 25 miles from Jose's center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 140 miles, the National Hurricane Center said. Read More »

UConn gets high marks in national ranking of public universities

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Asia's leading university is Tsinghua University (10th), based on its high Employer Reputation score and outstanding nexus of employer-student connections. of C. said in a statement in 2016 when it was climbing in the rankings and in a position to boast. The U.S. News rankings are based on several key measures of quality, including assessments from academic peers and high school guidance counselors, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial ... Read More »