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Dam failure feared in Puerto Rico, thousands evacuated


Federal officials said a dam upstream of the towns of Quebradillas and Isabela in northwest Puerto Rico was cracked but had not burst by Saturday afternoon. United Airlines said it was still assessing the situation. There are also efforts underway to collect goods to send them to Puerto Rico. Sailors and marines in the region were conducting damage assessment flights, beach assessments and evacuating patients from a hospital in the U.S. Read More »

Palestinian government to visit Gaza in reunification step


Current tensions include Hamas' claims that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has not called off sanctions he imposed on the Gaza Strip - including the slashing of tens of thousands of government employee salaries - even though he said he would after Hamas rescinded its administrative control of Gaza. Read More »

Iran launches ballistic missile to slap Trump in face over United Nations speech


President Donald Trump criticized the Obama-era nuclear deal with Iran and other world powers on Saturday, tweeting that the USA doesn't have "much of an agreement" after Tehran test-fired a ballistic missile. Rowhani accuses Trump of attempting to sabotage the landmark nuclear accord between Iran and six world powers. Donald Trump has accused Iran of working with with North Korea. Read More »

Seventh person arrested in connection with London tube attack


The arrests were carried out by officers from the Met's Counter Terrorism Command, supported by colleagues from the Welsh Extremism and Counter Terrorism Unit and South Wales Police. Police have not released the man's identity. Police last week charged 18-year-old Ahmed Hassan with planting the bomb at Parsons Green station on September 15. Read More »

Federer fires Europeans to Laver victory


As Rafael Nadal leapt into Roger Federer's arms at the conclusion of the inaugural Laver Cup on Sunday night , you could nearly hear the clinking of champagne glasses by the tournament's organisers. Along with Federer, it included Spanish Rafael Nadal , Austrian Dominic Thiem, German Alexander Zverev, Croat Marin Cilic and Czech Tomas Berdych. It goes without a doubt witnessing the two greats playing together for Team Europe in Prague . Read More »

Brexit: Barnier, da May passo avanti costruttivo


Mancano i dettagli? Ovvio. Infine, ha concluso: "Sappiamo che non possiamo avere tutti i benefici senza obblighi, il nostro compito dunque è cercare un partneriato stretto con un equilibrio diverso". " Il Regno Unito e l'Europa devono prosperare insieme, è una partnership preziosa " ha affermato la premier britannica. La May sembra intenzionata a fare un importante lavoro per quanto riguarda gli italiani che si trovano già nel paese. Read More »

PM may stress on reviving economy in BJP conclave

Bharatiya Janata Party National President Amit Shah on Monday said that unlike the Congress , there has been no charge of corruption against the National Democratic Alliance government at the Centre. The party also resolved to take forward Mr Modi's "Swachchh Bharat" mission and make his "New India" slogan a success. Shah said that from October 3-17, BJP workers will do a "padyatra" (march) in Kerala and connect with the people. Read More »

Fall arrives in Chicago with 3rd day of record-breaking heat


On average, we should have afternoon temperatures in the lower 70s and upper 60s, but instead we are sitting 20 degrees or more above average. The average high for this day is 74 degrees. Wednesday will be cooler, with temperatures up to 78 degrees, which is still above the normal highs for late September, according to the weather service . Read More »

Alaska would lose big under GOP health bill


Pro-life provisions in the bill are laudable, they noted, especially those protecting against taxpayer funding of abortions in health care, and redirecting Medicaid dollars away from abortion providers like Planned Parenthood toward other health clinics that do not provide abortions. Read More »

Rohit Shetty: We were waiting for the right story


The star-studded team released the film's trailer which has left fans rolling on the floor with laughter and breaking in cold sweat with equal measure. Bollywood star Tabu, who is one of the new additions to the Golmaal' gang, revealed how she always wanted to be a part of the flick. I was in NY when I got a call that Rohit sir wants to meet me. Read More »

First batch of jet fuel expected at Auckland Airport tonight


The New Zealand government set up a commission to oversee the response to the crisis just days before Saturday's poll, which has left the ruling National Party and opposition Labour Party in a position of having to lobby the nationalist New Zealand First party to form a coalition government. Read More »

US expands travel ban to include Chad, Venezuela

Administration officials deny any of the bans were aimed at Muslims, saying they are based on security concerns about visitors from countries with failing or weak governments. Trump during his campaign called for a "total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States". Pyongyang earlier this month conducted its most powerful nuclear bomb test. Read More »

This Epic Runway Reunion of '90s Supermodels Will Give You Chills


According to the Vogue , she chose to stage her Spring 2018 show at Milan's Triennale museum not only as a homage to Gianni's inspirations and creations but to celebrate master of designs, "a brother." she quoted. These women were so important in laying the path (or runway) for everyone's favorite supermodels of today , who also walked in the epic fashion show. Read More »

Defiant Iran test fires ballistic missile 'Khorramshahr'


The missile was launched from an unknown location in Iran and a few hours after it was shown during the parade, the Iranian television channel Press TV released a video of the launch, on Saturday. US President Donald Trump accused Iran of destabilising the Middle East, calling it a "rogue state whose chief exports are violence, bloodshed and chaos". Read More »

No plans of starting new party: Mulayam


He said that in the present circumstances, when people were suffering from back breaking price rise and the BJP has "failed" to fulfil its promises in the past three years, "it is high time all like-minded people should unite". He said that since Akhilesh is his son his blessings will always be with him, but he does not agree and support the decisions taken by him. "We will take forward this "andolan" (movement)", he said. Read More »

Trump says not much of a nuclear deal after Iran tests missile

The Khorramshahr missile was first displayed at a military parade on Friday, where President Hassan Rouhani said Iran would strengthen its missile capabilities without seeking any country's permission. However, at the conclusion of negotiations of the nuclear agreement, the United Nations Security Council passed a resolution urging Iran to curtail its ballistic missile program. Read More »

Small brush fire causes temporary road closure in Alpine


Authorities found four trees on fire, which prompted them to shut down two lanes. The THP report states the auto was speeding when it veered off the road, traveled through a ditch, over a rock embankment and went airborne before rolling multiple times. Read More »

Over 400000 Rohingya Need Food and Shelter


ICBL said eyewitness accounts, photographic evidence and multiple reports showed antipersonnel mines have been laid near Myanmar's two major land crossings with Bangladesh, resulting in casualties among Rohingya fleeing government attacks on their homes. Read More »

Pittsburgh Steelers to skip National Anthem, remain in Locker Room


The Pittsburgh Steelers also did not come from the locker room during the national anthem. "I wanted an explanation, " Sherman said on why he took off his helmet. In fact, the two teams have only met three times since the Oilers converted to the Titans with Seattle winning two of the three games, most recently a 20-13 victory in October, 2013. Read More »

Richard Sherman took cheap-shot late hit on Marcus Mariota


The Titans , meanwhile, said their "commitment to the military and our community is resolute and the absence of our team for the national anthem shouldn't be misconstrued as unpatriotic". The second came when three-time All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman was flagged three times on a play erasing Kam Chancellor's interception. However, coach Mike Mularkey has placed Murray questionable for Sunday's game. Read More »

Vietnamese killed in West PH Sea encounter with PH navy


We can not guarantee that it is suitable for the visually or hearing impaired. "The Department of Foreign Affairs is closely coordinating with the officials of the Vietnamese Embassy in Manila to update them on the developments and to facilitate their access to the five other Vietnamese fishermen taken into custody by the Philippine Navy", Abella said. Read More »

NKorea Bomb Test Would Draw Tough Response


Mr Kim did not specify what action he would take against the United States or Mr Trump, whom he called a "mentally deranged U.S. dotard" in the latest bout of insults the two leaders have traded. Keith Preston, director of, made the remarks while discussing Trump's debut speech at the United Nations General Assembly , where he said Tuesday that the USA was ready to destroy the North to resolve the ongoing standoff over the country's ballistic missile and nuclear weapons ... Read More »

Iran defies Trump, tests missile


Iran's Defense Minister, General Amir Hatami said that the objective of this missile was to have "the ability to evade the enemy's air defense line and to be guided from the moment of launch until the target is hit turns Khoramshahr into a tactical missile". Read More »

Donald Trump should stick to his job, or get out


Trump's comments drew a swift and unusually strong rebuke from the NFL, which has done more than most leagues in wrapping itself in the American flag, as well as the players' union. "Stick to sports boy". "Wouldn't you love to see one of these National Football League owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, you'd say, 'Get that son of a bitch off the field right now. Read More »

Iran's Hassan Rouhani vows to boost missile defenses despite U.S. criticism


In addition to carrying out missile tests, Iran has also launched a space satellite and fired missiles at Islamic State group targets in eastern Syria in recent months. The Trump administration has repeatedly said that Iran is violating the "spirit" of the JCPOA, and has suggested that it will not certify Tehran's compliance at the next review deadline October 15. Read More »

Bali travel warning: evacuations amid imminent volcano eruption


More than 35,000 residents have been evacuated from villages near an active volcano on the Indonesian island of Bali, after officials said an eruption could be imminent. Bali officials said the island was still generally safe but urged tourists to stay away from tourism spots located within the danger zone. "The mountain has not erupted until now". Read More »