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Weather reporters taking 'irresponsible' risks with Hurricane Irma


What's being called one of the largest evacuations in USA history followed as neighborhoods on both coasts left their homes, filling shelters and jamming interstates, as Florida faced its most serious hurricane threat in a generation. A tropical storm warning was issued for the first time ever in Atlanta, where many schools canceled classes because of the storm. More than 4 million homes in the state are without power, with parts of Miami (particularly Brickell) and Naples under water. Read More »

Google challenges European Union anti-trust fine


This appeal is not suspensive; Google will therefore have to pay the fine. The move sets up a court battle between Brussels and the internet giant that could take years to resolve and make already tense relations between Europe and the USA tech giant even more fraught. Read More »

Egyptian security forces kill 10 suspected militants in Cairo


The gunmen later opened fire with machine guns and commandeered a police pickup truck. It was the deadliest attack in the northern Sinai in months. According to a source close to Egypt's security forces, four armored vehicles belonging to the Egyptian police were blown up by a mine laid by terrorists on the roadside. Read More »

European countries call for new EU tax on tech giants


France, Germany, Italy and Spain are all seeking to increase the taxes applied to large tech companies, which now pay obligations based on their profits, and often in a different country. The new tax would be a practical measure, created to recover amounts that the digital firms should be paying in corporate tax, they said . The paper was drawn up by the government of Estonia, which now holds the EU's six-month rotating presidency and sees itself as a digital leader in Europe. Read More »

India, Afghanistan agree to remain united in dealing with cross-border terrorism


External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj emphasised on the importance of this relationship, asserting that India's strategic partnership and friendship with Afghanistan is an "article of faith" for India. Rabbani will call on Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his residence this evening. "Unlike others, Afghanistan has hardly sought security in the insecurity of others". Read More »

Japan PM warns N.Korea against continuing nuclear programme

While condemning North Korea over its latest nuclear test, the leaders of Russian Federation and South Korea seemed far apart on the issue of stepping up sanctions against the country. Russian Federation has a land border with North Korea less than 20 km (12 miles) long. "The other half is dialogue and negotiation", Wang added. "Only when the two are put together can it unlock the nuclear issue of the Korean Peninsula". Read More »

Trump has 'great concern' after Irma briefing: Pence


The White House released a brief video, shared on Trump's personal Twitter page, of the President seated at a large conference table, surrounded by his secretaries. "We will confront any challenge, no matter how strong the winds or high the water". Coastal residents around South Florida have been ordered to evacuate as the killer storm closes in on the peninsula for what could be a catastrophic blow this weekend. Read More »

Putin, Moon urge swift end to North Korea crisis


U.S. Treasury Secretary, Steve Mnuchin, said he had an executive order ready for Trump to sign that would impose sanctions on any country that trades with Pyongyang if the United Nations does not put additional sanctions on North Korea . Read More »

Abe, Moon agree to coordinate for stronger N Korea sanctions

Russian Federation says it is strictly implementing United Nations sanctions on North Korea, but in its public pronouncements it has taken a more doveish approach than most Western countries. Rattled by the test, South Korea on Tuesday conducted live-fire exercises at sea in its second straight day of military displays. In the early hours of Tuesday local time, North Korea fired a ballistic missile over the Japanese island of Hokkaido and into the Pacific Ocean. Read More »

16th anniversary of 9/11 terrorist attack being observed today


President Donald Trump will attend the memorial service at the Pentagon . On Sept. 11, 2001, four planes ultimately crashed in the US after being hijacked in a coordinated terrorist attack. Trump often lauds the bravery of NY police officers, firefighters and other emergency responders who rushed to the Twin Towers, in some cases knowing they probably wouldn't make it out alive, as an example of the resilience of the city where he made a name for himself. Read More »

Dan Scavino slammed after inaccurately tweeting Hurricane Irma video


Here is Miami International Airport . Miami International Airport will be closed Monday after sustaining "significant water damage throughout", according to CEO Emilio Gonzales. Miami airport's difficulties add to the transportation chaos Irma has inflicted on Florida residents. "There appears to be nobody in the administration who understands fact-checking, vetting sources, or value of only speaking truth". Read More »

Hyderabad: Don't send me to school, girl begs dad


Takin serious note of the incident, IT minister KT Rama Rao immediately asked Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister K Srihari to take action against the school management. Ashok Kumar, the 42-year-old bus conductor has been arrested for killing the Class 2 student. She even told her parents that she will learn to cook, wash clothes and help her mother if she's allowed to stay home. Read More »

9/11 of 1983 spreads a message of love and harmony: PM Modi


He also said that the 9/11 of 1893 was about love, harmony and brotherhood. The Congress president said she hoped his inspiring thoughts would continue to guide everybody, especially the country's youth. Referring to the correspondence between Vivekananda and Jamsetji Tata-asking the industrialist to set up industry in India-he said it shows the spiritual leader's concerns on India's self-reliance. Read More »

Sikh politician brilliantly responds to heckler who confuses him for a Muslim


We believe in building a Canada that ensures economic justice for everybody. However, Singh refused to give in to her anger and responded quite calmly. "For me this is a very significant day, probably one of the most significant in the campaign". While I'm proud of who I am, I purposely didn't go down that road because it suggests their hate would be ok if I was Muslim. Read More »

American airlines cancels more than 2000 flights due to Hurricane Irma


Leigh, whose tweet was shared more than 57,000 times updated her followers she was given a fair price. One Delta Air Lines flight from NY to Puerto Rico slipped into San Juan just as Irma was closing in. Delta Airlines said it added flights and over 5,000 seats to help customers in Hurricane Irma's path. Southwest Airlines is cancelling all flights through Sunday to and from Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers and West Palm Beach. Read More »

Vladimir Putin warns world faces 'global catastrophe' over North Korea


North Korea on Sunday claimed to have tested a hydrogen bomb that can be mounted to an intercontinental ballistic missile . Hundreds of South Koreans have clashed with security forces in a village where the USA military is to start installing launchers of the US anti-missile system created to protect them against mounting threats from North Korea. Read More »

North Korea could face strictest sanctions ever in United Nations vote Monday


Mission to the United Nations said in a statement. A United States military strike against North Korea would be "a very sad day for North Korea ", President Donald Trump has said . Also, North Korea is shooting missiles to a higher altitude, making them harder to shoot them down. Some observers say the US could then lay the blame on them and launch tough unilateral sanctions against the North, including a secondary boycott. Read More »

Japan PM: North Korea must abandon all missile programmes


Moon said his nation was increasing pressure on Pyongyang in the hope of achieving a diplomatic and peaceful resolution to the crisis. "It is important to make sure the conditions surrounding the Korean Peninsula will not further deteriorate to enter an uncontrollable state", Moon was quoted as saying. Read More »

USA concludes North's recent test might have been H-bomb


The most severe United Nations sanctions so far against North Korea, imposed just weeks ago, introduced a complete ban on coal and iron exports, blocked global sales of North Korean lead ore and seafood and imposed travel bans and asset freezes on individuals and companies. Read More »

Winds of up to 70mph could hit Rotherham

Wind and rainfall warnings has been put in place for Donegal , Galway , Leitrim , Mayo and Sligo with heavy downpours expected until tomorrow. Some restriction to roads and bridges are also possible. "Road, rail and air services may be affected with longer journey times and cancellations possible". Read More »

SIM cards not linked with Aadhaar may get deactivated after Feb 2018


The government has made it mandatory to link your Aadhaar number to your bank account and your PAN card . The government has issued a notice clarifying citizens' doubts that linking Aadhaar to mobile phone will not compromise your biometrics data and neither will it give the telecom company access to your banking data. Read More »

The next DACA? Trump administration turns to another class of immigrants


And to punish them with the degree of punishment that is inherent in being deported, that is, being forced from your community, school, extended family and educational skill set to be banished to a distant location where you have none of those, and may possibly not even speak the language - is horribly wrong. Read More »

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 »