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Warm and dry locally as Maria continues northerly path Warm and dry locally as Maria continues northerly path
- September 24, 2017

Maximum sustained winds are near 125 miles per hour with higher gusts. Hurricane Maria is still a very powerful storm and will skirt the Bahamas before turning northward this weekend. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 60 miles (95 km) from the center, and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 195 miles (315 km). (more...)
Abe's aggressive approach to North Korea succeeds at the United Nations, for now
- September 24, 2017

In contrast, Japan's Asian rival China, and Russian Federation, have called repeatedly for a return to global diplomacy and talks with North Korea to resolve the crisis over Pyongyang's weapons programs. The prime minister prodded countries to strictly implement the series of sanctions resolutions from the U.N. Security Council, including one adopted on September 11 that restricts the export of oil to North Korea. (more...)
'Dawood Ibrahim has no plans of coming back to India' 'Dawood Ibrahim has no plans of coming back to India'
- September 24, 2017

Surjewala claimed that this was "complete complacency and intelligence failure" on the part the central and state governments. "Wife of a terrorist, who is wanted in many terror cases arrives in India to meet her father and then goes back", said Surjewala slamming the BJP. (more...)
Sushma Swaraj calls for early start of negotiations for UNSC reforms Sushma Swaraj calls for early start of negotiations for UNSC reforms
- September 24, 2017

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday met US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and discussed regional issues with a focus of Pakistan, Afghanistan and counter-terrorism. Swaraj accused Pakistan's politicians of "forgetting" inconvenient facts such as their commitment to bilateral dialogue - as agreed in the Simla Agreement of 1971 and the Lahore Declaration in 1999 - while invoking United Nations resolutions on Kashmir that "have been long overtaken by events". (more...)
Trump vows more sanctions over North Korea's nuclear buildup Trump vows more sanctions over North Korea's nuclear buildup
- September 24, 2017

Hours later, Kim's foreign minister told reporters in NY that Pyongyang could launch a nuclear missile test in response. Ri reportedly added that "We have no idea about what actions could be taken as it will be ordered by leader Kim Jong Un". (more...)
India hatching conspiracy against CPEC, development in Pakistan: Qadir Baloch India hatching conspiracy against CPEC, development in Pakistan: Qadir Baloch
- September 24, 2017

India was exercising its right to reply after Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi raked up the Kashmir issue at the General Assembly. Earlier, Eenam Gambhir had said that Pakistan regularly indulged in cross-border terrorism. Last month, Trump announced a new phase in the 16-year campaign in Afghanistan, which, while short on detail, pledged further USA military involvement against the Taliban. (more...)
You Forgot Who Daddy Is You Forgot Who Daddy Is
- September 24, 2017

Baylor football is coming alive in Waco tonight, pushing Big 12-favorite Oklahoma to the brink heading into the fourth quarter. His team is about to take on a down Big 12 rival in the hapless Baylor Bears. Tight end Mark Andrews accounted for OU's first TD on a 24-yard reception from Mayfield. It's the second time this year Mayfield's gotten bold around the 50-yard line. (more...)
Reports disagree whether North Korea quake was man-made Reports disagree whether North Korea quake was man-made
- September 24, 2017

The quake came after days of increasingly bellicose rhetoric between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un's regime, as global alarm mounts over Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions. Other possible causes include landslides or the collapsing of test structures such as tunnels, said Hong Tae-kyung, a professor at the department of Earth System Sciences at Yonsei University. (more...)
US And Allies Drop Live Bombs In Retaliation To North Korean Missile US And Allies Drop Live Bombs In Retaliation To North Korean Missile
- September 24, 2017

Even as tensions rise, the United States and its allies have stuck to a hands-off policy when North Korea test-fires its missiles. "The bottom line is that in the missiles, were they to be a threat, whether it be the USA territory Guam, obviously Japan, Japan's territory, that would elicit a different response from us", he said. (more...)
USA 'more a pariah state' without Iran nuclear deal
- September 24, 2017

While Mr. Trump's Republican and Democratic predecessors often pursued significantly different domestic policies, on the whole their foreign policies did not radically diverge from administration to administration. Tillerson made the remarks on Wednesday after he and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met as parties to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) at an EU-organized event on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in NY where European Union foreign policy chief ... (more...)
No terror links, treat us like other refugees: Rohingyas
- September 24, 2017

However, aid agencies estimate there are about 40,000 Rohingya Muslims in the country. AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Thursday termed as "disingenuous" the statement by home minister Rajnath Singh that Rohingyas who have entered India after fleeing Myanmar were not refugees but illegal immigrants who need to be sent back. (more...)
Mexico natural disaster: New magnitude-6.1 tremor shakes jittery Mexico Mexico natural disaster: New magnitude-6.1 tremor shakes jittery Mexico
- September 24, 2017

The earlier September 7 quake killed almost 100, mostly in Oaxaca and neighboring Chiapas state. The death toll from the devastating 7.1 magnitude natural disaster in Mexico has reached over 300, with officials saying at least 305 people are now known to have died. (more...)
First Day of Fall Forecast, Tracking Hurricane Maria First Day of Fall Forecast, Tracking Hurricane Maria
- September 24, 2017

This forecast will bring the core of Maria east of the Bahamas on Saturday, and then over the open waters of the western Atlantic. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Maria continues to have maximum sustained winds of 125 miles per hour. (more...)
Shabir Shah in touch with Hafiz Saeed: ED Shabir Shah in touch with Hafiz Saeed: ED
- September 24, 2017

Kashmiri separatist leader Shabir Shah has admitted he spoke to 26/11 mastermind and global terrorist Hafiz Saeed on phone and had done so most recently in January this year, the enforcement directorate's chargesheet filed in a Delhi court on Saturday said. (more...)
4 missing Gadeaun children found safe in Alabama, mother in jail 4 missing Gadeaun children found safe in Alabama, mother in jail
- September 24, 2017

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement issued an Amber Alert for 12-year-old Jowella Gadeaun, 10-year-old Joseph Gadeaun, 8-year-old Jacqueline Gadeaun and 6-year-old Jocelyn Gadeaun on Wednesday. Jaima was allowed supervised visits. An Amber Alert was issued for the children after they went missing from Manatee County, Florida on September 15. (more...)
Trump announces new sanctions on North Korea in executive order Trump announces new sanctions on North Korea in executive order
- September 24, 2017

President Trump was reportedly warned by top aides to not personally attack North Korea leader Kim Jong Un during his first speech to the United Nations this week, according to the Los Angeles Times . The United States' only test of an operational ballistic missile with a live warhead was sacked from submarine far out in the Pacific Ocean in 1962. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan handed back earlier gains and was down 0.4 percent. (more...)
France's Mélenchon pledges 'casserole protest' over labor reform France's Mélenchon pledges 'casserole protest' over labor reform
- September 24, 2017

More than 150,000 French people marched today in Paris to show their rejection of the labor reform boosted by the Government of Emmanuel Macron, a mobilization called by the left-wing movement La France Insoumise (France Unbowed). Melenchon, who finished fourth in the presidential election this spring, rallied his supporters to take part in Saturday's protests. Fewer French voters are dissatisfied with Emmanuel Macron's performance, a poll showed on Sunday, halting a recent slide in the ... (more...)
China: Trump bank ban statement 'not consistent' with facts China: Trump bank ban statement 'not consistent' with facts
- September 24, 2017

On Friday, Russia urged "hot heads" to calm down as the United States admitted it feels "challenged" by North Korea's warning that it could test a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific. "This could change that". "In case innocent lives of the USA are harmed because of this suicide attack, Trump will be held totally responsible". Those are major sources of foreign exchange. (more...)
Is CM keeping silence to protect Thomas Chandy? asks Oommen Chandy Is CM keeping silence to protect Thomas Chandy? asks Oommen Chandy
- September 24, 2017

I will not step down merely on the basis of allegations. The collector has recommended for a detailed probe to ascertain the extent of the encroachment.Last month, when the Opposition raised the issue in Assembly , Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan had backed the Minister. (more...)
Hokies shut out Old Dominion in series opener Hokies shut out Old Dominion in series opener
- September 24, 2017

Jackson was 20 for 30 for 298 yards and has now thrown for 11 touchdowns. An interception forced by cornerback Divine Deablo quickly turned into a touchdown for the Hokies, but they made it interesting early. "He is a hustler - he knows one speed only". Virginia Tech would pull away in the second half and cruise to a 38-0 victory. Bud Foster's famed "lunch pail defense" showed out strong, as they were able to shutout their second team of the season, both being at Lane Stadium. (more...)
Towns Evacuated as Dam Fails in Puerto Rico After Maria Towns Evacuated as Dam Fails in Puerto Rico After Maria
- September 24, 2017

We're joined now by Michael Fernandez. It's a lament echoing across Puerto Rico at the moment. What are your immediate needs right now? Some of the island's 3.4 million people planned to head to the United States to temporarily escape the devastation. (more...)
Inspector General To Review Price's Use Of Private Jets Inspector General To Review Price's Use Of Private Jets
- September 24, 2017

The trips have cost taxpayers more than US$300,000 (RM1.26 million) and were a sharp departure from Price's predecessors, who typically used commercial flights in the continental USA, according to the news outlet. Democrat lawmakers said earlier this week that they were planning to look into Price's taking five work-related trips on private jets last week, costing taxpayers tens of thousands of dollars more than had he flown commercial. (more...)
Russian Federation rules out reopening talks on Iran's nuclear agreement
- September 24, 2017

But the US military has "a ban on cooperating with Russia", Lavrov said. Such legislators need to have these political signals. He was asked about Trump's combative speech to the General Assembly on Tuesday in which the American president threatened "to totally destroy North Korea" if the U.S.is forced to defend itself or its allies and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un responded calling Trump "deranged" and saying he will "pay dearly" for his threats. (more...)
Kim Jong-un calls Trump 'mentally deranged' Kim Jong-un calls Trump 'mentally deranged'
- September 24, 2017

And novelist Elnathan John said, "Am I the only one who doesn't find this Trump-Jong Un war dance amusing?" MCEVERS: And he demeaned Trump's rhetoric, saying he was, quote, "surely a rogue and a gangster fond of playing with fire rather than a politician". (more...)
More hot weather in today's forecast More hot weather in today's forecast
- September 24, 2017

Partly cloudy, with a low around 66. Friday night - Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55. The first weekend of fall will see mostly sunny skies with highs in the mid to upper 60s. Highs will be in the upper 80s with a 20 percent chance of rain. FRIDAY - Mostly sunny skies with slight chances of isolated showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 84. (more...)
1-year-old Kan. girl dead in accidental shooting 1-year-old Kan. girl dead in accidental shooting
- September 24, 2017

A 33 year-old man was reportedly shot at a Lawrence sports bar shortly after 11:30 Friday night. "When a child loses their chance at life, the rest of their life, it's a sad sad thing", Skuban said. (more...)
Hurricane Maria are Effects Felt in West Texas Hurricane Maria are Effects Felt in West Texas
- September 24, 2017

Federal reservoir data show that the lake behind the dam, Lago de Guajataca, rose more than three feet between Tuesday and Wednesday, when the hurricane hit as a Category 4 storm. Fortunately, on Thursday, their first ping was from their nephew. "This morning I text him. I was calm in that sense". "I've been calling every two hours and, ". (more...)
Singapore win record away medal haul — ASEAN Para Games Singapore win record away medal haul — ASEAN Para Games
- September 24, 2017

Table tennis champion Rungroj Thainiyom, left, poses with runner-up Chalermpong Phanphu. This is because the Limbang-born Jamery failed to retain the two gold medals he won at the 8th ASEAN Para Games in Singapore in 2015. Under the National Sports Development Fund's bonus scheme, an Asean Para Games champion will get 100,000 baht, a silver medallist 50,000 baht and a bronze victor 25,000 baht. (more...)
President fans rhetorical flames in tweet aimed at 'madman' President fans rhetorical flames in tweet aimed at 'madman'
- September 24, 2017

Chinese leaders have long protected the North, but have expressed increasing frustration with the government of Kim Jong Un . Mr Trump's executive order expanded the Treasury Department's ability to target anyone conducting significant trade in goods, services or technology with North Korea, and to ban them from interacting with the USA financial system. (more...)
Madman Kim Jong Un will be tested like never before
- September 24, 2017

Seismologists have pointed at a particularly powerful underground bomb test earlier this month as a likely hydrogen bomb, the strongest munition the nation has ever tested . Things really picked up from July onwards as North Korea got verbal too. "I will make the man holding the prerogative of the supreme command in the United States pay dearly for his speech calling for totally destroying the DPRK ", read the statement carried by North's official Korean Central News Agency from ... (more...)

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