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Hurricane Irma kills 10 in Cuba

At least nine deaths in the USA are now attributed to Irma , some hit by falling trees or tree limbs and one killed in a storm-related auto accident. All causeways leading to Miami Beach were closed by police. But as predictions for Hurricane Irma's course focused on Florida's west coast Saturday, forecasters and public officials on the east were warning of the dangers we're facing in South Florida - wind gusts, storm surge and flooding. Read More

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Branson calls for 'Marshall Plan' to help Caribbean

Branson calls for 'Marshall Plan' to help Caribbean

Blondel Cluff, Anguilla's representative to the U.S. and the European Union, told CNN that 15,000 people were now stranded on the island and dependent on humanitarian aid for their basic needs. The storm destroyed almost all buildings on the island of Barbuda on Wednesday, leaving it "barely habitable", and killing a two-year-old child as a family tried to escape. Read More

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Irma is now a tropical depression

Irma is now a tropical depression

Five deaths in Florida have been blamed on Irma , along with two in Georgia and one in SC. A unit of NextEra Energy Inc and the state's biggest power company, FPL said more than 3.6 million of its customers were without service. "A t-shirt, anything white", the office said on its Facebook page. Dozens of people were arrested for looting in Miami and Fort Lauderdale during the storm, including nine people in Fort Lauderdale captured on Local 10 news footage walking out of shoe ... Read More

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United Nations says 270000 Rohingya fled Myanmar in past two weeks

United Nations says 270000 Rohingya fled Myanmar in past two weeks

Moreover, a senior United Nations representative told AFP that more than 1,000 people may already have been killed in Myanmar, mostly Rohingya Muslims . Former Bangladesh High Commissioner to India Tariq Karim also warned that "the Rohingya issue could throw a spanner in the India-Bangladesh relationship, as PM Sheikh Hasina is under severe pressure on the issue of the violence in Myanmar that has forced out Rohingya". Read More

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President Trump's latest move vs immigrants

President Trump's latest move vs immigrants

Many of them have grown up, found work commensurate with their education, and begun their own families. What makes this possible is that the recipients can marry American citizens. America is the land of opportunities where we can dream and be hopeful. "I feel that I have a lot to contribute to my community and my country, and I want to do that more than anything". Read More

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Gas shortage grows worse as Florida preps for Irma

Gas shortage grows worse as Florida preps for Irma

Combined with cancellations in the Caribbean, almost 6,000 flights have been axed since Irma began affecting flights . Facing backlash, some airlines have capped prices on any remaining direct flights out of Florida . Delta said Sunday it was tentatively restarting Florida service Monday, pending an assessment of infrastructure damage. Log on to https://www.allegiantair.com/travel-alerts for details going forward. Read More

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CRAWFORD | Four verticals: Malik Williams breaks out in Louisville's win at UNC

CRAWFORD | Four verticals: Malik Williams breaks out in Louisville's win at UNC

MADISON, Wis. - Jonathan Taylor rushed for three touchdowns and 223 yards in his first career start as the Badgers cruised to a win. Yes, Smith was open, and Jackson just had to hit him, but this throw was just. On the downside, he also lost a fumble. Kenny Hill served up an interception in TCU territory with the game knotted at 7-7, but Arkansas's ensuing drive stalled at the goal line and Cole Hedlund could not convert a 23-yard field goal on the first play of the second quarter. Read More

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USA seeks to freeze assets of North Korea's Kim Jong

USA seeks to freeze assets of North Korea's Kim Jong

The U.N. Security Council held its second emergency meeting about North Korea in a week on Monday, with U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley saying the North's actions show that leader Kim Jong Un is "begging for war". It also provides hundreds of thousands of tonnes of oil and fuel to the impoverished regime. Hertling said much of what the U.S. would need may not even be stationed in the United States, but deployed in current military campaigns against ISIS in the Middle East or the Taliban ... Read More

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NFL opening weekend could be affected by Hurricane Irma

NFL opening weekend could be affected by Hurricane Irma

We have cancelled approximately 150 flights as of Wednesday at 4 p.m. Airlines had issued waivers for booked travelers to change their flights away from Irma's disruption. If we were 10-0, we'd probably want to keep playing. She will leave Friday morning. "It won't affect us until much later in the week", Seminoles coach Jimbo Fisher said. Read More

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President Trump: 'No second thoughts' about ending DACA

President Trump: 'No second thoughts' about ending DACA

Yesterday, the Trump Administration announced it will rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals ( DACA ) program, but will delay enforcement for six months. President Donald Trump's administration announced on Tuesday the phase out of a program protecting young undocumented immigrants, leaving the futures of thousands up to Congress. Read More

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Londoners protest in solidarity with Rohingyas

Londoners protest in solidarity with Rohingyas

The inflow of Rohingyas is so high that only on Tuesday more than 35,000 Rohingyas entered Bangladesh , although thousands of Rohingyas have already been accommodated in Cox's Bazar, the entry point of Rohingyas from Myanmar. Myanmar army has not commented on the blasts near the border. Their call is on grounds of continuing violence against the Rohingya people in Rakhine, Myanmar. Read More

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Trump tells Xi that China is crucial to curbing North Korea

Trump tells Xi that China is crucial to curbing North Korea

In an interview with the Russian news agency TASS on Tuesday, Moon said he believes now is not the time for talks and that it is important for the worldwide community to strengthen pressure against North Korea. Xi also emphasized the need to resolve the issue through dialogue and negotiation to reach a political solution. But Chinese cooperation is paramount given the oil pipeline straddling the Chinese-North Korean border. Read More

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Putin says tougher North Korea sanctions senseless, warns of global catastrophe

Putin says tougher North Korea sanctions senseless, warns of global catastrophe

At his meeting with Moon today, Putin agreed that resolving the North Korea nuclear issue is the most urgent task facing the worldwide community. On Tuesday, Putin warned of a global catastrophe unless a diplomatic solution was reached over North Korea, rejecting United States calls for more sanctions as "useless", widening the split between major powers over how to rein in Pyongyang. Read More

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Hurricane Irma: The latest of what we know

Hurricane Irma: The latest of what we know

Irma , meanwhile, is a Category 5 monster that's already one of the strongest Atlantic hurricanes ever recorded - and it's still strengthening . Just a minor deviation from that track could mean disaster for the Domincan Republic, Haiti, Cuba, or the Bahamas. Elsewhere, it is too early to determine what direct impacts Irma may have on the continental United States, including the SC coastline. Read More

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Harvey Hurricane forces United States largest refinery to shutdown

Harvey Hurricane forces United States largest refinery to shutdown

Although New Orleans isn't expected to receive a direct hit from Harvey, the city's ailing pumping systems leave residents feeling apprehensive, especially in light of Tuesday's 12th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. But Feltgen cautioned: "We're not done with this". Feltgen said there's still a lot of residents in multiple states "who are going to feel the impacts of the storm". Read More

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Ohio State on upset alert, trailing IN at halftime

Ohio State on upset alert, trailing IN at halftime

Ohio State Coach Urban Meyer said the performance from Dobbins wasn't even the best possible showing from his running back. "They don't really have a reason not to so", Adrianne Farwell said. More importantly, we finally get to see if Kevin Wilson improved the passing game and line protection. The wide outs, tight ends, backs and any other play-maker ran their routes but still struggled to separate from Indiana's defensive backs. Read More

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Urban Meyer Pleased With No. 2 Ohio State Road Win

Urban Meyer Pleased With No. 2 Ohio State Road Win

Mahomes got the nod with Alex Smith and the rest of the starters sitting out, and he once more showed why the Chiefs moved up to draft him 10th overall in April. "I wasn't surprised at all", Meyer revealed. "And I was pressing", said Barrett, who was eager to atone for the Clemson playoff shutout. Weber was "about 80 percent" this week but Meyer expects him to be ready to play against Oklahoma next Saturday. Read More

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Rohingya people fled from oppression in Myanmar

Rohingya people fled from oppression in Myanmar

The group, mostly women and children from the Rohingya minority, were trying to escape a recent surge of violence. Myanmar's government denies full citizenship to the Rohingya Muslims, branding them illegal immigrants from Bangladesh . "We're hearing burning, burning, burning and it seems to be spreading from south to the north". The United States has warned that Myanmar security forces must avoid attacking civilians and aid workers, reported AFP . Read More

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Houston floods: Harvey rains to worsen Texas city's plight

Houston floods: Harvey rains to worsen Texas city's plight

Harvey was expected to linger over Texas' Gulf Coast for the next few days, dropping another 10 to 20 inches (25 to 51 cm) of rain, with threats of flooding extending into Louisiana . Trump is sending a message of support to people of Texas and Louisiana suffering from historic rain and flooding. Local officials said one person was killed when a house caught fire in the Rockport area, where Harvey made landfall with sustained winds of 130 miles per hour. Read More

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Flake Responds to Trump's Not-so-Subtle Rebukes in His Home State

Flake Responds to Trump's Not-so-Subtle Rebukes in His Home State

But during a meeting before the president's rally in Phoenix last week, other GOP leaders in the state urged caution. Jeff Flake, who's running for a second term. "He's toxic!" And the Mercer family - major Trump donors - have given $300,000 to a super PAC backing Ward in her efforts to unseat Flake. President Trump has called it the worst deal ever made in US history saying it's cost the country thousands of jobs with companies moving overseas because of cheap labor. Read More

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Ram Rahim's quantum of sentencing: Judge to be taken to Rohtak prison

Ram Rahim's quantum of sentencing: Judge to be taken to Rohtak prison

In a big crackdown, the Haryana government had sealed over 30 congregation centres of the Dera Sacha Sauda across the state on Saturday even as it came under attack from the high court over Friday's violence that claimed 36 lives. The Dera's followers had also torched a nearby electricty sub-station, which resulted in the headquarters plunging into darkness. The attackers tried to snatch their camera and damaged it. Read More

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Majority of Americans disapprove of Trump's approach to N. Korea

Majority of Americans disapprove of Trump's approach to N. Korea

President Trump lied about how he responded to last week's white supremacist event in Charlottesville and blamed the media for the rise of racists and neo-Nazis in a rambling, nearly 90-minute speech Tuesday in Phoenix. When the president commented that there was fault on both sides, he was referring to those people on both sides who came and come armed and braced for fights; he never equated Nazis with peaceful protestors. Read More

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The Weeds: Where Trump's feud with congressional Republicans could lead

The Weeds: Where Trump's feud with congressional Republicans could lead

Either way, he can not win. Trump has put that strategy to work nearly every morning of the past couple weeks by using his Twitter account to attack Republicans on Capitol Hill. My sense here is that Flake and Corker have both raised questions about Trump's presidency and Trump feels compelled to hit back - regardless of whether it is a good or a bad thing for the broader GOP. Read More

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The Fight Is ON! McGregor And Mayweather Both Make Weight

The Fight Is ON! McGregor And Mayweather Both Make Weight

Mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor will carry a sizeable weight advantage into his superfight with Floyd Mayweather after tipping the scales almost four pounds heavier than the boxing legend here Friday. He wasn't anxious about cutting weight at all and didn't have to put his body through the stresses of losing water. "You'll never beat the Irish, and that's it. Read More

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