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Getting Aid To Puerto Rico Is One Thing; Distributing It Is Another

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico ( CNN ) - A mountain of food, water and other vital supplies has arrived in Puerto Rico's main Port of San Juan. "People are suffering outside". "I don't wait", he said when asked whether federal officials helped with distribution. Officials and residents warn of disease without access to clean water. Read More »

Ex-Thai PM seeking asylum in UK

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Former PM Yingluck Shinawatra, who fled a court ruling for criminal negligence last month, is allegedly in London and seeking political asylum in the United Kingdom, a source from her Pheu Thai Party told CNN yesterday . His remarks came a day after the country's top court found Yingluck guilty of criminal negligence and sentenced her in absentia to five years in prison. Read More »

Thailand: Former PM Yingluck seeks asylum in UK

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Thailand's former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, who has been sentenced to five years in prison, has reportedly sought political asylum in the United Kingdom, CNN reported. Three police officers have been transferred to inactive posts for their involvement in transporting Yingluck to the Cambodia border. Deputy national police chief Srivara Ransibrahmanakul said on Friday the engine of the vehicle had been replaced and the Customs Department did not find any document verifying its ... Read More »

Thai police search convicted PM Yingluck's house

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Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said on Thursday former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra is now in the United Arab Emirates. On Wednesday, Yingluck was convicted in absentia of dereliction of duty for implementing a rice subsidy policy and sentenced to five years imprisonment. Read More »

Fugitive ex-PM Yingluck Shinawatra seeks asylum in UK

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It was his second time in Dubai exile, having earlier lived there and London for 4 1/2 years after stepping down as president in 2008. Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said on Thursday former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra is now in the United Arab Emirates. Read More »

Former Thai PM seeks political asylum in UK

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Defence Minister Prawit Wongsuwan, a key architect of the coup that took down Yingluck's government, said "it's good she is in Dubai". But the Pheu Thai Party source told CNN on Thursday night that Yingluck left Dubai for London two weeks ago. Read More »

England register a spectacular run chase riding on Bairstow's 141 — Twitter Reactions

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England survived without Ben Stokes as another of its influential allrounders set up victory over West Indies in the rain-shortened fourth one-day global on Wednesday to clinch the series. Shai Hope , the best batsmen across all formats during his side's tour of England , was still there at that stage but signed off with another decent knock under the circumstances. Read More »

Supreme Court to Decide on Power of Public Sector Unions

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In 2016, a suit brought by California teachers was nearly universally expected to produce a full-on reversal of the 1977 holding, but the death of Justice Antonin Scalia left the Court deadlocked 4-4 on the case, leaving a circuit court decision in favor of the union in place. Read More »

Japanese Tsunami Sent Hundreds of Species on Epic Trans-Pacific Journey

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One of the first pieces of tsunami debris that appeared was a floating dock that washed ashore in OR, in the Pacific north-west, in June 2012. Researchers say they have detected at least 289 species transported 4,800 miles across the ocean by tsunami debris, including invasive species that could badly damage West Coast oyster and mussel fisheries. Read More »

Police Officers Shot in Polk County, Georgia

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Police then said a man and woman walked out of the woods. Cedar Park in Polk County is located in northwestern Georgia. "I have no idea why he (Spangler) thought that it was worth taking the life of a police officer just doing her job". Read More »

California, Wisconsin deny election systems targeted by Russian hackers

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The confusion that stemmed from a September 22 call between elections commission and Homeland Security officials has been "an unnecessary distraction from the fact that Wisconsin's systems are secure and have not been breached in any way", elections commission chair Mark Thomsen and administrator Michael Haas said in a statement issued on Friday. Read More »

Who is San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz Soto?

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Trump said there would have to be talks between Washington and indebted Puerto Rico about how to pay the expenses - a suggestion he did not make about Texas and Florida. More than 70 staffers from the Port Authority of NY and New Jersey are flying out Friday to assist relief operations in storm-ravaged Puerto Rico . Read More »

Carmakers are so ready for women start driving in Saudi Arabia

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It's not even one week since Saudi Arabian King Salman announced in a surprise move that the country's controversial ban on women drivers will end on 24 June 2018. They quickly released ads on Twitter congratulating Saudi women on the right to drive. He said, "At a time when hundreds of Indian workers are returning home every week in the wake of the Saudi government's aggressive nationalisation (called Nitaqat) of the labour force, the new reform will accelerate the job loss of drivers". Read More »

San Juan Mayor To Trump Admin

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Shipping containers stocked with emergency supplies are piling up in San Juan, the capital city, and U.S. and local officials are attempting to rally lorry drivers to help deliver the supplies to remote corners of the island. Governor Rossello said the federal government has responded to his requests and that he was in regular contact with the director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) but more needed to be done. Read More »

Woman leaves 4 kids at home, goes on European vacation

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Police say Macke made no child care arrangements for her kids - ages 12, 12, 7 and 6 - before she left September 20. "We have situations where parents go next door or parents may go out for the night, and while that's not advisable either depending on the age of the children, obviously leaving the country is a totally different situation", Lt Tyler Tompkins of Johnston Police told KCCI . Read More »

Sweeping tax reforms unveiled by Trump

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The proposals represent the first stage of a tax reform process which is expected to face opposition from the Democrats in both the House and Senate, following a stalemate on another major piece of legislation this year, the repeal and replacement of Obamacare. Read More »

Almost 1,35000 Bali residents leave homes fearing volcanic eruption

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Those evacuated were housed in hundreds of shelters across nine districts on the island. Mount Agung's last eruption in 1963 killed over 1,700 people. "It can also mean the volcano is rebuilding the pressure", he said, citing last week's seismicity data, which showed a decrease in energy followed by a sharp increase. Read More »

Yosemite Rockfalls Leave 1 Tourist Dead, 2 Injured At El Capitan

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An adventure tour guide who has led hikers in Yosemite Park for 12 years says the big rock fall that killed at least one person and injured another at the iconic El Capitan rock formation was the biggest slide he's ever seen at the park. The rock fall is the second at El Capitan in two days. The couple were at the base of El Capitan when the rockfall occurred. It was not clear Thursday if the victims were climbers or tourists. Read More »

Slurs prompt US Air Force Academy head to call for racial tolerance

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Racist slurs were found on the message boards of five black cadet candidates at the Air Force Academy Preparatory School, CNN affiliate KRDO reports , sparking an investigation from the school. Some students sent photos of the slurs, which the Air Force Times said included the N-word, to their parents, while some photos were posted on social media, Silveria said, adding that the academy was investigating the incident. Read More »

Fuel imports, distribution in Puerto Rico starts to unclog

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The Ocala postal worker is not sure what her family's home will look like when she gets to Puerto Rico , which was left wind swept and swamped by Hurricane Irma. "This is a united front, and we are working together and using the resources that the federal government and local state governments are sending to be able to pass this emergency and put a baseline of stability and put a path forward to building a stronger, more resilient Puerto Rico ". Read More »

Trump to embark on tour of Asian countries in November

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In a statement Friday, the White House said that Trump will visit Manila as part of a bumper November 3-14 tour that will also include stops in China , Japan , South Korea, Vietnam and the U.S. Kim lambasted Trump in a rare direct address, and Pyongyang said the president's speech amounted to a declaration of war, a charge the White House rejected. Read More »

South Korea takes cue from China, bans ICOs

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The Financial Services Commission said all kinds of initial coin offerings (ICO) will be banned as trading of virtual currencies needs to be tightly controlled and monitored. In April 2017, the Japanese government officially recognized the decentralized cryptocurrency as a legal tender. As the cryptocurrency market recovers, it is likely to see Ether returning back to the $400 region, as other cryptocurrencies bitcoin also record major gains. Read More »

USA approach to North Korea is 'dead end road', says Russian Federation

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Burmistrov spoke then with North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Sin Hong Chol, who said Pyongyang would continue to strengthen its nuclear capabilities and would not negotiate on them with the USA unless Washington abandoned its hostile policy, the official Korean Central News Agency reported at the time. Read More »