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Wind advisories posted in Tennessee ahead of Irma's arrival

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The remnants of Hurricane Irma will begin to impact Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky Monday with strong winds and bouts of heavy rainfall. Burns said the bulk of the rain is expected to start to move in around dawn on Monday and becoming widespread through much of northern Georgia in the afternoon. Read More »

Beyond Florida, Irma an unpredictable threat to Southeast

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Still, Miami was not out of danger. Continued weakening was forecast and the U.S. National Hurricane Center said Irma was expected to become a tropical storm later Monday. The surge is likely to start before the storm makes landfall. Irma is "an extremely risky major hurricane, and will bring life-threatening wind impacts to much of the state regardless of the exact track of the center", according to the National Hurricane Center. Read More »

'Highly Offensive' to Islam: NATO's Propaganda Leaflet Prompts Indignation

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The leaflets the U.S. dropped from a plane on Tuesday in Parwan province pictured a lion, symbolizing the US-led coalition, chasing a dog, which symbolized the Taliban. "An explosion occurred outside an entry control point at Bagram Airfield at 5:38 p.m. local time today", the military said in a statement . "The martyr attacker blew up his motorcycle when a group of the US invaders gathered near the third gate to Bagram airbase for some unknown reasons", the story added. Read More »

Switzerland: Around 30 injured in train collision at Andermatt station

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A worker walks past a train at Andermatt train station in the Uri canton, central-southern Switzerland, on September 11, 2017. According to reports, around 100 people were on board during the accident. Police did not comment on the severity of the injuries, but emergency services have rushed to the scene. A Swiss railway operator says 27 people have been injured after a train locomotive crashed into its own passenger cars during a maneuver at a station in the Swiss Alps. Read More »

Court Orders INEC to Continue Recall Process of Melaye

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Justice Nnamdi Dimgba dismissed as lacking in merit, Melaye's contention that the petition his constituents presented to INEC for his recall, was illegal, unlawful, wrongful, unconstitutional, invalid, null and of no effect in law. In its ruling today, the High Court said contrary to Melaye's application which stated that he hadn't been granted fair hearing , the constitution doesn't require a special provision that compels INEC to grant the senator fair hearing. Read More »

OIC Summit in Astana: Nazarbayev urges modernize thinking for achieving industrial revolution

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Commenting on terrorism, Ghani said the phenomenon was a risky threat to the region and the world and said all the countries must work together to overcome extremism, read the statement. The statement also said the participation of Malaysian delegates in the summit will strengthen cooperation among OIC member countries and an opportunity for Malaysia to share experience in science, technology and innovation besides showing Malaysia's continued commitment in the OIC cooperation framework. Read More »

Hurricane Irma: where the storm is and where it's heading

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Recent data from an Air Force Hurricane Hunter plane indicate that maximum sustained winds are near 150 miles per hour with higher gusts. The NHC said as a depression, Katia was blowing maximum sustained winds of almost 56 km per hour and should dissipate over the mountains of central eastern Mexico later on Saturday. Read More »

Putin warns North Korea of same fate as Saddam Hussein u

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In another phone call with Abe, the two leaders condemned North Korea's continued destabilising and provocative actions. Anything else that serves to fan the flames of war hysteria will lead to a " global catastrophe and a huge number" of human casualties. Read More »

What to Know About Hurricanes Irma, Jose and Katia

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Lumping Harvey, Irma , Jose, Katia (the hurricane that struck Mexico last week) in with the dozens of wildfires in the western United States and an quake in Mexico earlier this month, Jeff Masters, meteorology director at the private service Weather Underground, told reporters there was only one conclusion: "Nature's gone insane". Read More »

Truck speeds between group of protesters in Vancouver

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Far-right rallies in and around Portland descended into violence on Sunday, as groups of demonstrators clashed - with one man, in a harrowing echo of Charlottesville, reportedly attempting to drive his auto into a group counter-protesters. Read More »

5 reasons why Liverpool will win the Champions League

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Eyebrows were raised last month when Karius started in the Premier League clash against Arsenal (with Danny Ward on the bench) and although the former German youth global kept a clean sheet in that 4-0 victory, Mignolet's improvement since reclaiming the starting spot previous year makes the adjustment in Europe - in their first season in the Champions League under Klopp - a massive gamble. Read More »

Trump admin appeals travel ban refugee ruling to Supreme Court

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Circuit Court of Appeals panel ruled that those who have relationships with a resettlement agency should be exempt from an executive order banning refugees. But opponents to the ban sued, arguing that people with formal assurances should be admitted. The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments October 10 on President Donald Trump's overall travel order, which imposed a 90-day ban on people entering the US from six mostly Muslim countries and a 120-day ban on refugees, to give ... Read More »

Trump keeps pressure on North Korea as force remains an option

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A senior administration official later told reporters that the US won't let North Korea extort or threaten the world with its nuclear program, and that the administration isn't sure the country could be deterred. Kim Jong-un shows no such understanding. But China and Russian Federation, both of which have veto power in the Security Council, have indicated resistance to imposing more sanctions on North Korea. Read More »

Branson shares Hurricane Irma photos detailing destruction

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Overnight, Irma was downgraded to a category 2 storm, but continued to wreak havoc along the west coast of Florida. Speaking via satellite phone for a blog post on the Virgin website, Sir Richard said: "It is a traumatic time here in the British Virgin Islands". Read More »

Scenes of Hurricane Irma lashing Florida

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Kinder Morgan shut a pipeline system that carries gasoline, ethanol, diesel and jet fuel to land-locked Orlando from Tampa; all of its fuel terminals in Florida; and the Elba Island liquefied natural gas plant in Georgia. No injuries were reported in either case. - As many as 5.7 million customers are without power across Florida, according to Gov. Rick Scott's office. Read More »

India complains over 'offensive' Australian lamb commercial featuring Ganesha

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The Hindu religious community finds it offensive to associate any form of non-vegetarianism with the Gods. The High Commission of India in Australia has lodged an official complaint to protest the ad. The inclusion of Lord Ganesha has riled up Hindus for associating the remover of obstacles with "mercantile greed". Rajan Zed stated that it was highly irresponsible of MLA to continue with this ad despite the clear expression by Hindus that it was very inappropriate and hurt their feelings. Read More »

'Tear gas attack' at Frankfurt airport leaves six injured

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It is understood the suspected attack took place at the airport's check-in area in Terminal 1 at approximately 11am. Independent quoted a spokesperson as saying that the cause is unclear and the investigation is underway. Meanwhile, the airport has said on Twitter the check-in desk has re-opened, and fire brigade operations had concluded with no substance found. On Saturday evening, federal police detained a 37-year-old man who claimed he was carrying an explosive device in his ... Read More »

Rain and Gusting Winds Expected as Irma Remnants Move Through Region

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A wind advisory is in effect for the mid state, where winds of 15 to 30 miles per hour with gusts to 45 miles per hour will be common. Monday Afternoon/Evening: Winds will continue to pick up. Heavy rainfall is possible as well, with amounts of 1 to 3 inches mainly from Monday afternoon through Tuesday morning. Strong winds may blow down limbs, trees and power lines. Read More »

Isle of Wight parents to sue over boy wearing dress to school

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Nigel Rowe slammed any suggestions that the couple is being transphobic, however, and said that his son should not be "stigmatized as a bully" for believing that a boy born as a male is actually a boy. The boy also turned up to their son's royal-themed birthday party in April wearing a blue velvet dress - rather than coming dressed as a knight like other children. Read More »

Trump Today: President marks 9/11 anniversary with moment of silence, Pentagon visit

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The pair exited the White House at precisely 8:45 AM and strode hand in hand onto the lawn to prepare for the moment of silence . "The living, breathing soul of America wept with grief for every life taken on that day", Trump said. And when we face hardship, we emerge closer, stronger and more determined than ever. Vice President Mike Pence will lead a ceremony at the Flight 93 Memorial in Shanksville, Pa., where a hijacked plane bound for Washington crashed. Read More »

Weather reporters taking 'irresponsible' risks with Hurricane Irma

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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

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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 »