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North Korea warns of harsh response if new sanctions imposed


South Korea's Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon said on Friday the country is exploring all ways to prevent the North from developing the technology to mount nuclear warheads on missiles, Efe news reported . Images released by the North Korean regime show Kim Jong-un feting nuclear scientists and military officials at a celebration banquet on Saturday, September 9, 2017. Read More »

Hurricane Irma Preparations Underway

EDT (1200 GMT), the NHC reported. The storm is moving west northwest at 16 miles per hour and is expected to pass just north of Haiti and Cuba on Saturday morning. "There's a lot of misinformation out there on social media, and we're afraid people are taking the wrong action". "We still need to be prepared", Cooper said Friday, adding that emergency crews will continue to be ready for whatever the storm may deliver. Read More »

2 militants killed, 1 arrested during encounter in Kulgam


Two Hizbul Mujajideen militants were killed in an encounter with security forces at Khudwani in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district, police said. The operation was halted for the night. The arrested militants were identified as Arif Sofi and a pistol has been recovered from his possession, they said. The security forces are going after militants as part of operation "hunt down" and on the basis of a "hit list" of militants. Read More »

Indian Navy's All-Women Crew to Circumnavigate the Globe in 8 Months


Terming it a "historic occasion" for the country, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday flagged off " Navika Sagar Parikrama ", a circumnavigation expedition by an all-woman Indian Navy crew, from INS Mandovi jetty in Goa. "Women, through their talent, skills, resolve and determination, have progressed and will continue to march ahead in the defence forces and they are proving themselves", Sitharaman said. Read More »

Florida Police Warn Residents Against Shooting Weapons at Hurricane Irma


This is a message to all British nationals in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina: If you are in the path of Hurricane Irma , please follow the advice of state and local authorities, including any evacuation orders. This our home nobody drives us out of our own territory. That prompted the Pasco County Sheriff to issue a warning. And while the event is very sarcastic in nature, you never know in this state. Read More »

Germany's Merkel points to Iran talks as model for N. Korea


Senior government sources told The Sunday Telegraph it is not credible that North Korean scientists alone brought about the technological advances. New measures would include imposing an oil embargo, banning its exports of textiles and the hiring of North Korean laborers overseas, and subjecting leader Kim Jong Un to an asset freeze and travel ban. Read More »

US Senate passes Harvey aid package, extends debt limit


By a vote of 80-17 by Democrats and most Republicans, the Senate sent back to the House a substantially changed version of the $7.9 billion Harvey emergency disaster assistance it had approved on Wednesday. "For many years, people have been talking about getting rid of the debt ceiling altogether", Trump told a reporter, according to The Washington Post . Read More »

Hurricane Katia Is Now Category 2, Heading to Mexico


Luis Felipe Puente, head of Mexico's national emergency services, said this week that Katia has "worrying characteristics" because it is very slow-moving and could dump a lot of rain on areas that have been saturated in recent weeks. Katia spins in the Gulf of Mexico and will strengthen and Hurricane Jose is behind Irma about 1,060 kilometres east of the Lesser Antilles. A hurricane warning means that it's expected to hit about 12-24 hours, the NHC noted in its update. Read More »

Bannon: GOP establishment 'trying to nullify the 2016 election'


Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon described the firing of former FBI Director James Comey as the biggest mistake "in modern political history". Bannon excused some of these failures, accusing the media of holding Trump to "an unfair standard". We've voted on this 50 times. Bannon also talks extensively about Trump's controversial "Grab 'em by the pussy" Access Hollywood tape, which nearly derailed his bid for the United States presidency previous year. Read More »

Japan PM warns N.Korea against continuing nuclear program

Moon and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe agreed to cooperate on seeking tougher United Nations sanctions against North Korea, which conducted its sixth nuclear test on Sunday in what it claimed was a detonation of a thermonuclear weapon built for missiles capable of reaching the us mainland . Read More »

Gas prices will jump because of Hurricane Harvey


He believes Irma will have a greater damage to Florida than Hurricane Andrew. For now, until Irma hits, Harvey is the strongest hurricane to hit the more than 10 years. US Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price called Irma a "remarkably risky storm and the window to get yourself in the right spot is closing rapidly". Read More »

S. Korea braces for another possible N. Korea missile test

South Korea is closely watching North Korea over the possibility it may launch another intercontinental ballistic missile as soon as Saturday when it celebrates its founding anniversary. THAAD has also been opposed by peace campaigners, who have held rallies in Seoul and other cities warning it could lead to an escalation of tensions with North Korea. Read More »

Shorten addresses marriage equality rally in Sydney


Meanwhile in Melbourne, the YES campaign is being launched today by the Victorian Liberals and Nationals. More than 10,000 people gathered in Sydney for a march in support of same-sex marriage, ahead of a nationwide vote on the issue. The Sydney and Brisbane events were among the biggest rallies seen for some time. But a chorus of boos rang out from the crowd when a small opposing group arrived bearing signs reading: "The wicked shall be turned into hell and all nations that forget God". Read More »

Et tu, Tutu? Nobel greats pile pressure on Suu Kyi


In western Myanmar, the number of Rohingya who have fled fighting has climbed sharply to 270,000, placing a huge strain on camps in Bangladesh where they are seeking shelter. "I've spoken to this about her myself, she did not seem sympathetic". These are mostly multireligious and multiethnic countries, and all have struggled in the past decade with the politics of Buddhist chauvinism and its often violent results. Read More »

No. 1 Alabama throttles Fresno State in home opener


ABOUT FRESNO STATE (1-0): Sophomore quarterback Chason Vigil passed for 246 yards and one touchdown in his first game in the Tedford system as the Bulldogs posted their highest-scoring output since the Derek Carr-led team put up 69 against New Mexico in 2013. Read More »

8 killed, others wounded after shooting in Plano home


Two more people were wounded in the deadly attack and rushed to a hospital near the Dallas suburb. Officers say they were called to the home just after 8 p.m. The shooting took place in Plano, a suburb north of Dallas. The victims and suspect have not yet been identified and any relationship between the suspect and victims is unknown. Read More »

Gov. Deal declares state of emergency for coastal Georgia


Nathan Deal on Thursday ordered a mandatory evacuation for coastal areas and South Carolina's governor was considering doing the same as Hurricane Irma advanced toward the US coast. Chatham Emergency Management Agency Director Dennis Jones told Savannah Now the agency will begin its enhanced monitoring phase , called OPCON 4, on Wednesday. Read More »

North Korea celebrates nuclear test with mass rally, fireworks


It was not immediately clear if the draft resolution had the support of North Korean ally China but Russia's UN Ambassador Vasily Nebenzya said a Monday vote may be "a little premature". There was a time when China did enjoy considerable influence over North Korea. "Because, if they want a war, then we must prepare for that". The draft resolution includes a full ban on exports of oil to North Korea, a full ban on textile imports from North Korea, a ban on North Korean laborers generating ... Read More »

Vatican: Pope Francis 'is fine' after hitting face on popemobile


However, the Vatican has confirmed Pope Francis is completely fine after the injury. A smiling Pope continued the trip wearing a bandage over his cut. The accident took place in Cartangena during the pope's last day in Colombia. The incident happened in Cartagena on the last day of his September 6-11 visit to Colombia, which also took him to the cities of Bogota, Medellin and Villavicencio. Read More »

CBI books former Minister Jayanthi Natarajan for criminal conspiracy, carries out raids


The case pertains to clearance given for diversion of forest land in Saranda Forest, Singhbhum District in Jharkhand to mining company Electrosteel Casting Ltd, in alleged violation of Forest (Conservation Act) in 2012. CBI has filed an FIR against Jayanthi Natarajan under sec 120B PC Act, abuse of official position and criminal conspiracy. A letter written by Jayanthi Natarajan to party president Sonia Gandhi then had indicated that Rahul Gandhi was involved in policy decisions at a micro ... Read More »

Malcolm Turnbull and Donald Trump discuss North Korea


It would allow the government to immediately alert Australians of any changes to the situation and know where Australians were if an evacuation was necessary. But Turnbull said the two leaders discussed the importance of enforcement of the current sanctions regime and of extra sanctions, which are under consideration, being imposed in the future. Read More »

Korea Nuclear Test Ahead of Pyongyang's Foundation Day


U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Niki Haley told Aljazeera that these are the "strongest possible measures" for North Korea. "If we do use it on North Korea, it will be a very sad day for North Korea", Trump said. Asked if the USA would attack North Korea in response to the test, Trump said simply, " We'll see ". "So we're working flat out at the United Nations to get a better resolution there to enforce the existing sanctions, we're looking at sanctions across the European ... Read More »

Senate passes $15B in Harvey relief, avoids shutdown for now


The vote was 80-17, with all "no" votes by Republicans. With the federal government's funding expiring October 1, the Treasury Department urged Congress to raise the debt limit before the end of the month. Conservatives are unhappy about any debt-ceiling increase that does not include spending reductions and other changes. The US Senate passed the measure on Thursday. Read More »