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Winds whip Florida keys as Hurricane Irma turns sights northward

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The National Hurricane Center's 1500 GMT advisory predicted five to eight feet of storm surge in Tampa . Millions of people from coast to coast in Florida are waking up without power Monday as Irma rumbles north, spurring slashing gusts of wind, pounding rain and perilous storm surge. Read More »

Parts of Miami looked like rivers as Irma rolled through

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ALLEN: Well, right now, Irma is a Category 2 storm , a strong Category 2, 110 mile per hour winds, large storm still with winds extending some 80 miles from the center. The westward swing away from Miami in the overnight forecast caught many people off guard along Florida's Gulf coast and triggered an abrupt shift in storm preparations. Read More »

Met Office weather warning upgraded as storm Aileen heads for Lincoln

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Weather warnings for strong winds and heavy rain have been issued for much of southern Scotland. She said: "A low pressure system will move across the United Kingdom later on Sunday bringing some rain and the risk of strong winds ". Scotland is more at risk of hurricanes this autumn - as the Met Office projected up to 16 Atlantic tropical storms, the most since 2012. Meanwhile, flooding has hit motorways, roads and railways in the north of England. Read More »

Hurricane Irma: Where is it going?

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It caused record flooding in parts of Florida after it left a path of deadly destruction on several Caribbean islands . Florida emerged from Hurricane Irma on Monday as a landscape of blacked-out cities, shuttered gas stations, shattered trees and flooded streets, while the now-weakened storm kept sweeping northward. Read More »

About 5.8 million lose power from Irma: state and utilities

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This means that theoutsizedenergy output of Irma has more destructive potential that is more than three times of what Hurricane Harvey's was. He said Irma proved to be powerful, but he expected more . The centre of Hurricane Irma has hit mainland Florida , just south of Naples, amid warnings of storm surges as high as 4.5m. Read More »

Hurricane Jose still a potential threat to Florida after Hurricane Irma

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Hurricanes Irma and Harvey has wreaked havoc in America in recent weeks and now Hurricane Jose is looming over the Atlantic and could impact the east coast next week. "It's important to emphasize that there is a still a lot of computer model uncertainty on Jose's next move but it still is a storm to watch for the US and Canada", he said. Read More »

WHAT'S HAPPENING: Irma creeps ever closer to Florida

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About two dozen vehicles filled with people who had fled the Florida Keys, where Irma roared ashore on Sunday with sustained winds of up to 130 miles per hour (209 kph), lined up near the entrance to the highway that connects the archipelago to the mainland with a series of bridges and causeways. Read More »

Radar Reveals Full Trek of Hurricane Irma Through Florida

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The National Weather Service in Atlanta issued a tropical storm watch for the area Monday and Tuesday . The storm's maximum sustained winds decreased Monday morning to 65 miles per hour. Matthew Spuler captured video of waves crashing over a seawall toward his downtown high-rise building. In Naples, Florida, the water on Vanderbilt Beach recessed significantly into the Gulf of Mexico. Read More »

Hurricane watch: Jose could threaten the East Coast next week

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With Irma diminishing to a tropical storm, a hurricane-battered nation could soon shift its attention to Hurricane Jose, now meandering around the western Atlantic Ocean roughly 300 miles northeast of the Turks and Caicos Islands. We're paying close attention to Hurricane Jose which is now to the northeast of the Turks and Caicos Islands. "Despite the complex forecast track, this general solution is shared by all the reliable model guidance", said hurricane forecasters, according to the ... Read More »

Myanmar violence is 'textbook' ethnic cleansing

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Some 290,000 Rohingya Muslims fled to Bangladesh to escape the ongoing violence in Myanmar's Rakhine since August 25, the United Nations office here said on Saturday. While the government of Myanmar - also known as Burma - says its security forces are carrying out clearance operations against ARSA throughout Rakhine state, human rights groups say the army and a group of Buddhist vigilantes have mounted an arson campaign to drive out the Rohingya from the region. Read More »

Hurricane Irma leaves Miami looking like you've never seen it before

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Hurricane Irma is forecast to hit Florida's southern coast at daybreak Sunday . At least five people died of storm-related injuries in Florida as the massive hurricane barreled across the Sunshine State. The district needs time to clean and restock food on those campuses, plus give school employees who worked in the shelters time off to rest and check their own homes , the district said. Read More »

Modi, Abe to set 'future direction' of partnership this week: MEA

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Modi and Abe will visit Ahmedabad on September 13 afternoon, following which the two prime ministers will first visit Sabarmati Ashram and before heading for a heritage hotel in the old city area. Verma was responding to media queries at a briefing on Abe's visit. A landmark civil nuclear cooperation deal between the two countries had come into force in July. Read More »

Irma a dangerous hurricane but no threat here

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The storm, which is the 11th to be named this hurricane season, is expected to produce 5-10 inches of rainfall over northern Veracruz and 2-5 inches over southern Veracruz , southern Tamaulipas and northeast Puebla through early Saturday. Read More »

Week ahead: Irma to bring showers to Philly

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Highs will remain a few degrees below average in the low-mid 70s. While much of today pans out on the dry side, cloud cover will increase through this afternoon as rain chances ramp up this evening. A hazardous weather outlook has also been issued, with 2-3 inches of heavy rain possible in the valley. Saturday: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 9pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 9pm and midnight, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after midnight. Read More »

Tropical storms Jose, Katia upgraded to hurricane status

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Shortly before Hurricane Irma made landfall in Cuba late Friday night as a Category 5 storm, Hurricane Katia made landfall as a Category 1 storm north of Tecolutla, Mexico , according to the National Hurricane Center . It's still unclear how Irma will affect the United States, though Florida is bracing for a possible hit. For more complete information, it's best to just keep an eye on the National Hurricane Center's forecasts . Read More »

South Korean foreign minister says North Korea on 'reckless path'

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The resolution seeks to cut imports of refined petroleum products to 2 million barrels a year, ban textile exports and give countries the ability to freeze assets of cargo ships whose operators don't agree to inspections on the high seas. "We are now not reviewing this at the government level nor are we negotiating with the United States", she said. Specifically, this resolution will result in a 30% decrease in total oil imports by cutting off over 55% of refined petroleum products going to ... Read More »

Congress urges CBI probe in Gurugram schoolboy murder

The state government directed the Gurgaon Police to book the owner of Ryan International School Albert Pinto under section 75 Juvenile Justice (care and punishment act) Act 15 for punishment for cruelty to child meted out by the custodian in the charge sheet to be submitted in the court within 7 days. Read More »

Hurricane Katia strengthens to Category 2

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Hurricane Katia made landfall Friday near the working-class beach resort of Tecolutla in the state of Veracruz on the Mexican Gulf coast, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. As the strongest Atlantic hurricane in recorded history continues to wreak havoc in the Caribbean, two more threats have emerged in the form of hurricanes Jose and Katia. Read More »

As Hurricane Irma Begins Descent On Florida, FPL Reporting Outages

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The storm, which was in Florida near the Georgia border, was packing maximum sustained winds of 65 miles (100 km) per hour, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said at 11 a.m. Workers there also took in 54 six-toed cats, all of which were doing well, Gonzales said. He believes southwest Florida is the most impacted but cautions that numbers may rise as "Irma hasn't left". Read More »

Penn Jumps Into Top 10 in World University Rankings

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The top 20 colleges on the list , which are all private universities, were led by Princeton and Harvard, with the University of Chicago and Yale tied for third, and Columbia, MIT and Stanford tied for fifth. Among public universities, UM finished behind the University of California- Berkeley, University of California Los Angeles and University of Virginia, respectively, while the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill rounded out the top five. Read More »

Kim Jong-un assets freeze sought by US

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It came after Pyongyang on Sunday triggered global alarm with its most powerful nuclear blast to date, claiming to have successfully tested a hydrogen bomb. This would also apply to any other vessels designated by the Security Council committee monitoring sanctions against North Korea. Song said Monday he would like the United States to consider redeploying nuclear weapons to the peninsula as threats from North Korea intensify. Read More »

North Korea 'ready and willing' to respond to sanctions imposed by US

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Security Council after the council adopted new sanctions on North Korea over its sixth nuclear test. The resolution adopted today will significantly reduce North Korea's oil imports, bans North Korea from importing natural gas and exporting textiles, and restricts the number of labourers from North Korea that will be able to work overseas and generate income for the regime. Read More »

Some of Trump's Legal Team Wanted Kushner Out

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Kushner's failure to disclose several contacts with foreign entities on his security clearance form, combined with his sprawling business dealing with Russian officials (some of which are now being probed by federal and Congressional investigators) anxious the president's legal advisers. Read More »