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Hurricane Jose spares Saint Martin Island

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Earlier this week, Irma, with maximum sustained wind speed of 360 km per hour, demolished French Caribbean islands through its path before downgrading from category 5 to category 4 on Friday. Two C-130 transport planes loaded with aid including food, water, tents and building materials landed in Sint Maarten on Sunday, and the Dutch Navy said mass distribution would begin on Monday. Read More »

North Korea rejects UN sanctions, warns US of 'greatest pain'

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FireEye identified the North Korean group behind the bitcoin attacks as TEMP.Hermit. "If it agrees to stop its nuclear program, it can reclaim its future". The U.N. resolution also prohibits UN Member States from providing work authorizations for DPRK nationals unless "it is required for the delivery of humanitarian assistance, denuclearization or any other objective", consistent with other resolutions on the topic. Read More »

Mexico expels North Korean ambassador over nuclear tests

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Guterres urged communication and offered to support any efforts to peacefully resolve "this alarming situation". "In order to compel North Korea to come to the dialogue table, United Nations sanctions must be strengthened", Moon told Putin, a South Korean spokesman told the Yonhap news agency . Read More »

Rackspace sucks up Datapipe, swallows 29 data centres

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In addition to strong market grip, Datapipe also has data centers and infrastructure in key markets where now Rackspace doesn't have much of a presence. Rackspace also notes that its executive team will stay in place and might expand after the acquisition closes. It also brings traditional colocation services across four continents to serve customers moving applications out of their corporate data centers. Read More »

Irma Now a Tropical Storm

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Irma was forecast to weaken to a tropical storm as it moved near Florida's northwestern coast on Monday morning, the National Hurricane Center said . There was no immediate word on how soon Florida would be able to restore normalcy with power supply having been knocked out to more than six million homes. Read More »

Munya ditches NASA to support Uhuru's re-election

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The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission has set October 17 for a fresh polls pitting President Kenyatta against Odinga. The address comes amid sharp division between the Jubilee Party and the opposition following the nullification of President Kenyatta's victory by the Supreme Court. Read More »

Protests and Police Conflict Expected at THAAD Deployment

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U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said he has 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 over its nuclear tests. Read More »

President Trump welcomes a new grandchild, his ninth

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It's unclear exactly what those quotes around "Luke" mean, but the baby's first name has a clear intention. Trump is a grandpa now of nine grandchildren. Elite Daily reached out to the White House for comment from the president on his grandson's birth. The couple announced they were expecting in March . Read More »

Hurricane Jose has weakened but will linger over Atlantic for days

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Hurricane Jose , which is taking more of a northerly track, Hurricane Katia, which slammed into Mexico's east coast, and of course Hurricane Irma which made its US landfall in Florida. There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect for Jose, the center said. The rest kept the storm out to sea. Tropical storm-force winds from Jose spread over the islands on Saturday. Read More »

Tenn. electrical workers will help restore Florida power

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Twelve members of the state's Electric Cooperatives of SC association reported 7,560 outages around SC. "Our thoughts are with Talquin Electric Cooperative and their members as they recover from Hurricane Irma", said Wayne McKee, PEC's vice president of operations. Read More »

Reports of shooting at Dartmouth-Hitchcock in Lebanon

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Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, in the USA city of Lebanon, is being evacuated after an "active shooter alert" was issued by police. There were no known threats toward the schools, but because of the close proximity to the hospital administrators informed parents after 2 p.m. Read More »

Cleanup begins as Irma moves out of Florida

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In Alabama, sustained winds of 25-35 miles per hour and gusts possibly as high as 50-55 miles per hour could bring down trees and cause sporadic power outages , the weather service said . Irma comes just days after Hurricane Harvey dumped record-setting rain in Texas, causing unprecedented flooding, killing at least 60 people and leaving an estimated $180-billion in property damage in its wake. Read More »

Facebook Live Video Probed After Chicago Teenager's Body Found in Hotel Freezer

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Kenneka L. Jenkins reportedly left her home on Chicago's west side Friday night at about 11:30 p.m.to attend a party at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Rosemont. Kenneka Jenkins was found dead inside a walk-in freezer. Some believe Jenkins' death is a result of foul play, but police have yet to confirm how they're investigating the incident. Read More »

Manchester United has another fan in high places: Kim Jong

That would amount to a 10 percent cut in oil products, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, which estimates annual exports to North Korea at almost 2.2 million barrels. He also opposed the deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THADD) anti-missile system by the US in South Korea asserting that it undermined the security of China and other countries in the region. Read More »

Charles Oakley sues Knicks owners, claiming defamation

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Given Dolan's comments, Oakley could file a defamation lawsuit against Dolan but that is merely speculation. On Sept. 12, the former Knicks star officially filed a lawsuit over James Dolan's role in his arrest at MSG . "Whether it was because of resentment for Mr. Oakley's passionate following among Knicks fans, anger that Mr. Oakley would not "kiss the ring" of the heir to the Madison Square Garden empire, or petty insecurities driven by his own personal demons, Defendant Dolan ... Read More »

Tejashwi Yadav counter attacks Nitish Kumar and Sushil Modi

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He also alleged the involvement of several Bharatiya Janata Party ( BJP ) leaders in the scam. Earlier on August 26, the CBI had registered an FIR against Bhagalpur based NGO, Srijan Mahila Vikas Samiti in connection of Srijan Scam, involving alleged transfer of government funds to accounts of the non-government organisation in Bihar's Bhagalpur district. Read More »

Bangladesh Offers Land To Shelter Rohingya Fleeing Myanmar

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Analysts say years of state-backed repression contributed to the emergence last year of the Rohingya militant group, the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army, whose attacks have triggered the worst violence to engulf the region in years. Myanmar's de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi , has been criticized for her response to the violence. But Rohingya refugees who have fled to Bangladesh say young villagers picked up crude weapons-clubs, knives and sticks-and joined their cause in the days after ... Read More »

Court returns references against Sharif family, Dar after scrutiny

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Former PM Sharif, his children Maryam Nawaz, Hussain Nawaz, Hassan Nawaz and son-in-law Capt (retd) Muhammad Safdar have requested the apex court to postpone the hearing till the fixation/adjudication of their another plea in which they have raised the objection to the July 28 judgment by a five-member larger bench. Read More »

Labour rebels abstain or vote with government — European Union withdrawal bill

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The Prime Minister said the decision was "historic". The government was confident of winning that vote but a number of Conservative MPs urged ministers to consider amendments during the committee stage next month. Having lost her majority in the House of Commons in June's election, Mrs May is vulnerable to rebellions from her own side and relies on the votes of Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party. Read More »

Woman accused of shooting homeless man who asked her to move Porsche

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Mr Melton reportedly walked back to where he had been trying to sleep. After the man walked away, Katie Quackenbush got out of her auto to escort her friend to a vehicle parked close by. Quackenbush, 26, was charged Monday with attempted murder with bond set at $25,000. After the man left, Katie Quackenbush escaped her auto to escort her companion to a vehicle stopped close by. Read More »

Now a tropical storm, Irma hits Florida with wind, flooding

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Irma is expected to weaken into a tropical storm over far northern Florida or southern Georgia later on Monday but first its centre will continue to move over the western Florida peninsula, the NHC said. Scott has called up and sent out 7,000 National Guardsmen across the state, some of whom have been dispatched to the more than 400 shelters that have been set up. Read More »