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Florida evacuees seek safety in North Carolina

National Guard staged about 315 soldiers and airmen in Charlotte, Greensboro and Asheville on Sunday in case they're needed in the coming days to help with debris removal, shelter operations and delivering and distributing supplies, according to Gov. [Full Article...]

Japan, South Korea seek tougher sanctions on North Korea

Japan, South Korea seek tougher sanctions on North Korea The United States has called for a vote on Monday on a UN resolution that would impose the toughest-ever sanctions on North Korea, a move that could lead to a showdown with the country's biggest trading partner China and its neighbour Russian Federation. [Full Article...]

Abbasi offers joint patrols with Afghanistan

Abbasi offers joint patrols with Afghanistan Pakistani officials were quick to protest that their nation has made great sacrifices in its own battles against terrorism, and to declare that they wanted from the US only respect, not cash, for their efforts. The prime minister said the devaluation of rupee was not on the cards. Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said Pakistan was more committed than any other country in the region for peaceful resolution o... [Full Article...]

Minnesota, Other States Suing Trump Administration Over DACA Decision

Minnesota, Other States Suing Trump Administration Over DACA Decision The Department of Homeland Security is no longer accepting new applications for DACA submitted after September 5. Is there a way the program can be discontinued for new applicants but current members will be allowed to continue to renew their permits? Existing permit holders, with permits that expire by the program deadline of March 5, 2018, will be allowed to apply for a two-year renewal if... [Full Article...]

FPL: Power should return to Florida's East Coast by weekend's end

FPL: Power should return to Florida's East Coast by weekend's end Residents should not touch or try to move downed power lines, Gov. Rick Scott said, but should contact their local utility companies. Some customers on Florida's west coast might not have service restored until September 22, the utility told the News. [Full Article...]

Chainsaw-wielding nun cleans up Hurricane Irma debris

Chainsaw-wielding nun cleans up Hurricane Irma debris Carroll High School in West Kendall, Florida . On Tuesday, an off-duty officer of the Miami-Dade Police Department captured footage of a chainsaw-wielding nun removing cut-off limbs and debris that was knocked down by the treacherous storm. [Full Article...]

Chicago Officer Shoots, Kills 19-Year-Old After Getting Hit By Car

Chicago Officer Shoots, Kills 19-Year-Old After Getting Hit By Car The boy was shot in the chest and was in critical condition at Stroger Hopsital, while the man was shot in the right arm and had his condition stabilized at Stroger. Police did not immediately say which of the officers fired the shots. The gunman ran off and the man drove to the 4300 block of South Western Avenue and called for help. [Full Article...]

Putin, Erdogan Sign Arms Deal that Leaves NATO Unsettled

Putin, Erdogan Sign Arms Deal that Leaves NATO Unsettled Besides Turkey , Egypt is entertaining a large-scale return of Russian Federation to the region as a player for the first time since the United States replaced it as the Cairo's security patron with the Camp David Accords in 1978. This agreement is a sign of rapprochement between Ankara and Moscow, since in August, 2017, both presidents signed a reconciliation agreement that put an end to the c... [Full Article...]

"Need A Permanent Solution For The Hills' Issue"- CM Mamata Banerjee

Binoy Tamang, who was ousted as the GJM's chief coordinator for proposing to suspend the indefinite strike after the first round of talks, on Tuesday presented a 17-point charter of demands. We will stay together and solve the problems. Darjeeling MLA Amar Rai said, "Tripartite meeting is must, our main goal is Gorkhaland, so administration should take necessary steps to bring back peace in hi... [Full Article...]

China-born New Zealand lawmaker says he's loyal to new home

China-born New Zealand lawmaker says he's loyal to new home Dr Yang said he had not had any involvement with the Communist Party since leaving China in 1994. Yang said he had been a student and teacher at the Air Force Engineering College and at the Luoyang Foreign Languages Institute. Dr Yang, elected in 2011, has consistently pushed for closer ties between New Zealand and China as well as for worldwide policies that echoed those of China's Communist Pa... [Full Article...]

Indian Army's newly-acquired Howitzer damaged by faulty indigenously-built shell

Indian Army's newly-acquired Howitzer damaged by faulty indigenously-built shell In May and June the barrels of the indigenous Dhanush artillery gun were also damaged by faulty shells, the report said. A joint investigation team from the Army and BAE Systems is probing the incident. Three more guns are to be supplied to the Army in September 2018 for training. The induction will commence from March 2019 with five guns per month till the whole consignment is received by mid-2... [Full Article...]

US Requests UN Sanctions Vote on North Korea

US Requests UN Sanctions Vote on North Korea Laborers from the country will also be spared a blanket ban and will be allowed access to work authorization documents provided they are involved in humanitarian assistance work or denuclearization. It comes days after the regime in Pyongyang claimed to have exploded a hydrogen bomb capable of being delivered on an intercontinental ballistic missile. [Full Article...]

Kim Jong Un praises North Korean schoolteachers amid tensions

Kim Jong Un praises North Korean schoolteachers amid tensions The sanctions seek to curb key sources of income for Pyongyang, by banning textile exports and money transfers by expatriate North Korean workers. Now it calls only for a reduction. The statement published by state news agency KCNA "categorically" rejected the sanctions, and pointed out that they would "strengthen (North Korea's) resolve" to aggressively pursue its nuclear weapons program "at a fa... [Full Article...]

U.S. plans to expand military ties with Myanmar amid atrocities against Rohingya

U.S. plans to expand military ties with Myanmar amid atrocities against Rohingya General Assembly. "She does not have any idea how to handle this". McConnell did not respond to a question about whether there was any consideration of reconsidering Democratic former President Barack Obama's lifting of sanctions on Myanmar. [Full Article...]

Biracial boy in New Hampshire almost hung to death by teens

Biracial boy in New Hampshire almost hung to death by teens Lorrie Slattery, the boy's grandmother, told Valley News that her grandson was playing with the teenagers at a yard in their neighborhood when the teens started calling him racial slurs and throwing sticks and rocks at his legs. "The investigation revealed that an 8 year-old child was injured while he was on private property off of North Street in Claremont, N.H.", police said in a statement. [Full Article...]

Wildfire forces hundreds of people to flee in western Canada

Wildfire forces hundreds of people to flee in western Canada Residents South Highway 505 to Waterton Park and Castle Mountain Resort. The post also said the town has been encircled with an extensive high volume pump and sprinkler system and additional fire protection sprinklers have been installed on buildings. [Full Article...]

Taiwanese Activist Pleads Guilty in China to Conspiring Against Beijing

Taiwanese Activist Pleads Guilty in China to Conspiring Against Beijing Lee Ming-Che is standing trial accused of subversion of state power, the first prosecution of a non-profit worker on criminal charges since Beijing passed a law tightening controls over foreign non-governmental organizations. In May, authorities said he was suspected of "subverting state power", and that he was being held in Hunan province. "I regarded biased and malicious reports about the Chin... [Full Article...]

UN Security council unanimously vote to impose sanctions on North Korea

UN Security council unanimously vote to impose sanctions on North Korea The latest sanctions were agreed on Monday after the U.S. removed some of its tougher proposals such as a complete oil embargo, however America is still talking of further action if there is no change. "The resumption of the complex would be possible after progress over the resolution of North Korea's nuclear issue". Limits on imports of crude oil and oil products. [Full Article...]

Tropical Storm Jose forms in Atlantic

Tropical Storm Jose forms in Atlantic Jose is moving toward the northwest near 13 miles per hour. The National Hurricane Center says Tropical Storm Jose, which formed in the Atlantic on Tuesday, is expected to become a hurricane on Wednesday. Parts of Florida, including the Keys and Miami, are already being evacuated . For comparison, Hurricane Harvey unloaded over 50 inches of rain east of Houston, Texas last week. [Full Article...]

United Nations to mull North Korean oil embargo but veto likely

United Nations to mull North Korean oil embargo but veto likely Haley said the USA doesn't take pleasure in strengthening sanctions and reiterated that the US does not want war. Speaking before the National Assembly National Defense Committee on September 4, Song said Seoul "definitely needs to change things in terms of the North Korean nuclear [program]". [Full Article...]


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