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Pay cap lifted for police and prison officers, Government says

Pay cap lifted for police and prison officers, Government says The higher increases expected to be announced this week for police and prison officers are based on the recommendations of independent pay review bodies, with recruitment and retention problems being cited in the case of prison officers. "Government will continue to ensure that the overall package for public sector workers recognises the vital contribution we make and ensures we can deliver world-... [Full Article...]

Not one but two other tropical storms now in the Atlantic

Not one but two other tropical storms now in the Atlantic As of 11 a.m. AST, Jose was about 715 miles east of the Lesser Antilles and had maximum sustained winds of 90 mph, according to the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration . Dangerous Hurricane Katia is threatening to unleash destructive waves, deadly deluges and powerful winds as it churns through the Gulf of Mexico . [Full Article...]

51 pets found tethered outside evacuated homes in FL

51 pets found tethered outside evacuated homes in FL Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control director Dianne Sauve said the agency recovered roughly 40 dogs in the days before Irma made landfall in Florida. 'We will find you, and we will prosecute you'. "It's always disappointing. Our goal is to keep pets and people together". "These are things that are not unexpected during a situation like this", Sauve said to USA Today , adding there are ... [Full Article...]

Collins joins Democrat in preventing ban of transgender service members

Collins joins Democrat in preventing ban of transgender service members Kirsten Gillibrand and Maine Republican Sen. An amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act , filed by GOP Senator Susan Collins and Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, would prevent the Department of Defense (DoD) from removing qualified service members from the Armed Forces based exclusively on their gender identity. [Full Article...]

3 hurricanes now active in the Atlantic basin: Irma, Jose and Katia

3 hurricanes now active in the Atlantic basin: Irma, Jose and Katia Irma also encountered little if any interference in the form of wind shear - sudden changes in vertical wind velocity that can blunt a storm's intensity - as it advanced at about 10 to 18 miles per hour, an ideal pace for hurricanes. The storm originally made landfall just north of Tecolutla, Mexico Friday night as a Category 1 hurricane with 75 miles per hour winds. Beyond the Leeward Islands, ... [Full Article...]

Putin to US: Don't play along with North Korea

Putin to US: Don't play along with North Korea Russian Federation regarded Pyongyang's latest test as a serious threat to peace and security in the region, the Kremlin said. While describing additional sanctions as "the road to nowhere", Putin said Russian Federation was prepared to discuss "some details" around the issue, without elaborating. [Full Article...]

6 disaster recovery lessons from hurricanes Harvey and Irma

6 disaster recovery lessons from hurricanes Harvey and Irma Joel N. Myers, AccuWeather founder , president and chairman, said . HURRICANE IRMA tore through Florida on September 10th, causing widespread flooding and wind damage. Jacksonville is facing 3 to 5 feet of storm surge plus more than a foot of rain. Some were criticized as fares for flights out of Florida rose before the storm. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Irma shifts west but could bring rain and tornadoes to NC

About 800 flights had been canceled at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, which remained operational Monday as its staff monitored storm conditions with help from the Federal Aviation Administration, airport spokesman Andrew Gobeil said. [Full Article...]

China hints at tougher United Nations sanctions on North Korea

China hints at tougher United Nations sanctions on North Korea Instead, Russia, along with China, has advocated a "freeze for freeze" plan, under which the United States and South Korea would stop major military exercises in exchange for North Korea halting its weapons programs. "We are not looking for war", U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley told the council after the vote. "I am sure that things will not go as far as a large-scale conflict,... [Full Article...]

Death toll from Mexico natural disaster climbs to 95

Death toll from Mexico natural disaster climbs to 95 Shortly after, the Los Angeles Times reported that Hurricane Katia pummeled Mexico's gulf coast, leaving at least two dead in its wake . Mexico's government offered to send food, beds, generators, mobile kitchens as well as doctors after torrential rains from Harvey flooded vast parts of Houston. [Full Article...]

Myanmar's treatment of Rohingya 'looks like ethnic cleansing' says UN

Myanmar's treatment of Rohingya 'looks like ethnic cleansing' says UN Beginning on August 25 and rapidly escalating ever since, Burma's security forces have conducted disproportionate and indiscriminate attacks against Rohingya Muslims, conflating the unlawful and deadly acts of a few with the overwhelmingly peaceful population now fleeing for its life. [Full Article...]

Powerful Irma still aiming for Florida, and Jose gains strength

Powerful Irma still aiming for Florida, and Jose gains strength Storms of Category 3 and above are defined as major hurricanes . The western quadrant of the storm was over the east coast state of Veracruz , Mexico . So is the fact that it follows shortly on the heels of Hurricane Harvey , a storm that drenched Texas with more rain than has ever been recorded from a single event in American history. [Full Article...]

Irma knocks out power to almost four million in Florida: utilities

Irma knocks out power to almost four million in Florida: utilities But unlike with Harvey, unsafe winds will barely abate once Irma makes landfall on Sunday morning. A total of some 9 million people in Florida may lose power, some for weeks, the Florida Power & Light Co said. "This is a storm of enormous destructive power, and I ask everyone in the storm's path to heed ALL instructions from government officials", Trump said on Twitter. [Full Article...]

Forecasters Officially Upgrade Tropical Storms Jose And Katia To Hurricanes

Forecasters Officially Upgrade Tropical Storms Jose And Katia To Hurricanes It was considered a Category One hurricane on the five-level Saffir-Simpson scale. Flood warnings were continued in the territory, with flooding rains expected to continue through at least Friday. Nicholas, Turks and Caicos Islands and Southeastern Bahamas. A direct hit would be a heavy blow to the small Caribbean islands which are particularly vulnerable after being battered by Irma. [Full Article...]

Goldman: Harvey, Irma Cause 900000 Bpd Drop In Demand

The price for Brent crude oil is, at about $53.50 per barrel early Monday, about $6 per barrel higher than this time last year, but still about $40 less than it was three years ago. National Hurricane Center. Outside the United States, ANZ said that the return of Libya's largest oil field to production was "less supportive" of prices. [Full Article...]

Trump declares state of emergency in Georgia

Trump declares state of emergency in Georgia Emergency Management. In an executive order, Deal said, in part, " Hurricane Irma will now potentially produce excessive rainfall and damaging winds, causing extensive flooding, fallen trees and the closure of numerous roads throughout the state of Georgia ". [Full Article...]

Music prodigy Karan Joseph from Bengaluru ends life in Mumbai

Music prodigy Karan Joseph from Bengaluru ends life in Mumbai Police officials added that Joseph was looking depressed and refused to talk to his friends before he jumped to his death. Pandit Nivrutti Thackeray, senior police inspector, Bandra police station said, "The post mortem had confirmed the death due to multiple fractures from the fall". [Full Article...]

Putin: Tougher North Korea Sanctions Senseless, Possible 'Global Catastrophe'

Putin: Tougher North Korea Sanctions Senseless, Possible 'Global Catastrophe' He also took the opportunity to lash out at the United States for closing Russian diplomatic compounds . Putin met South Korea's Moon Jae-in on the sidelines of an economic summit in the eastern Russian city of Vladivostok amid mounting worldwide concern that their neighbor plans more weapons tests, possibly a long-range missile launch before a weekend anniversary. [Full Article...]

Putin: Trump administration willing to defuse North Korea tensions

Another reason Trump feels uneasy with South Korea is the approach that the new South Korean president, Moon Jae-in, appears to have adopted towards the Pyongyang regime with a view to helping find a more liberal and diplomatic solution to the North Korean nuclear crisis. [Full Article...]

USA senator calls for serious consideration of nuke deployment to S. Korea

In a statement published by the official KCNA news agency, North Korea's foreign ministry warned Washington that if it did "rig up the illegal and unlawful "resolution" on harsher sanctions, the DPRK shall make absolutely sure that the U.S. [Full Article...]


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