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Hurricane Irma pulls ocean away from Bahamas shore

With Hurricane Irma just starting to create her path of destruction in the U.S., social media users have been left baffled after footage shows the ocean essentially "disappearing". "As the wind on Long Island was blowing in the northwesterly dire...

The cool and dry weather continues today; rain returns for the workweek

An area of high pressure will settle into the northeastern United States for Thursday , allowing for mostly sunny skies and highs in the upper 70s. Temperatures will reach the lower 70s. As of 11 p.m. Saturday , Irma is packing winds of 120 miles...

Tropical Depression Thirteen forms in Gulf of Mexico: NHC

It has winds of up to 75 miles per hour. The National Hurricane Center said at 4 p.m. the center of the tropical depression was located near latitude 22.4 North, longitude 96.7 West. Isolated maximum amounts of 15 inches are possible in northern ...

President Trump to donate $1 million to Harvey relief

White House homeland security adviser Tom Bossert speaks during the daily press briefing, Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, in Washington . U.S. President Donald Trump has asked Congress for an initial $7.85 billion for Hurricane Harvey recovery effo...

Modi calls for coordinated action on counter terrorism

Asked if the joint declaration will help India's case to designate Azhar as an worldwide terrorist, an MEA functionary said: "The declaration has been endorsed by all the BRICS leaders". Xi Jinping welcomed PM Modi with a warm handshake. "It is nat...

USA flies bombers, fighters in show of force against N. Korea

The Ulchi-Freedom Guardian, the 11-day joint military exercises the United States and South Korea completed Thursday, involved tens of thousands of USA and South Korean troops, although the exercises were conducted largely through computer simulation...

National Guard Deploying to Texas for Hurricane Relief

The storm has affected millions along the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast, leaving many without drinking water or livable homes. The Guard is deploying 11 soldiers and two Chinook helicopters to the Houston area. The 10 Pennsylvania National Guard s...

Mueller Has 'Problematic' Original Draft of Comey Firing Letter

That element "is the hardest to prove, because it depends on showing an improper motive", the experts said. Three sources with links to the intelligence community have shared with me a copy of President Donald Trump's original "You're Fired" lett...

Harvey Strikes Canada as Heavy Crude Refineries Shut

Since Friday-when Hurricane Harvey first struck Texas-Western Canadian Select's discount to West Texas Intermediate futures expanded as much as 19 percent to $11.75 a barrel on Wednesday. "This is not surprising as about 20 percent of the U.S. refi...

US, South Korea agree to boost Seoul's defenses amid North Korea threat

The 1979 guideline was last amended five years ago to extend the allowed range of South Korean ballistic missiles to nearly 500 miles and increase their payload to 1,100 pounds. Tensions between Washington and Pyongyang have been heightened since N...

Kenyan Supreme Court's verdict positive trend for Africa

This is the first time a court has overturned an presidential election result in Africa's history. Joyous celebrations erupted outside the court and in opposition strongholds after the second term victory of President Uhuru Kenyatta was declared ...

Muslims celebrate Festival of Sacrifice today

Earlier this month, almost week long clashes led to widespread destruction of areas of the camp. The grand celebrations of Bakrid begin with a holy prayer which is followed by animal sacrifice. The festival is believed to commemorate the devotion...

Death toll in Rohingya boat accident off Bangladesh rises to 38

In September 2016, the Kofi Annan Foundation and the Office of the State Counsellor - in collaboration with State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi - established an Advisory Commission on Rakhine State. This is because they got stuck in the border befo...

Over 400 Killed in Muslim Revolt in Myanmar

Speaking to reporters in northwestern Kocaeli province, another Deputy Prime Minister Fikri Işık said that it is unacceptable that the world is "unfortunately blind and deaf to these persecutions". Bangladesh , which is already host to more than 400,...

Hundreds of protesters rally in NY against Trump's immigration policy

The program was formed through executive order by then-President Barack Obama in 2012 and allows for certain people who came to the USA illegally as minors to be protected from immediate deportation. "Hence, policymakers have lacked concrete eviden...

Bruce Springsteen adds 10 weeks to Broadway run

The seasoned singer's solo show, entitled Springsteen on Broadway , has been extended another 10 weeks. Further information about Verified Fan registration and the added dates can be found below. At press time, some of the initial tickets listed for...

Harvey produces so much rain, NWS adds new colour to maps

Now the biggest rainstorm in the history of the continental United States, Harvey is finally beginning to move away from Texas . If this number is reached, it would set a statewide record, and would also be the heaviest rain to result from a landf...

Economy beats expectations with 4.5% growth

The government's first estimate of GDP in the second quarter, issued a month ago, was growth at a 2.6 percent annual rate. President Donald Trump hailed the latest figures, declaring "we are really on our way". The home-improvement retailer sai...

Trump urges Saudi King to end Qatar crisis

At present, Kuwait and the U.S. are attempting to heal the rift between Qatar one one side and Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the UAE and Egypt on the other. The White House said the two leaders also addressed the threat that Iran poses to the region. ...

Shivering Child Found Clinging to Drowned Mom in Texas

A mother caught in Harvey's surging floodwaters in Beaumont, Texas , on Tuesday died while trying to escape with her young daughter. Her auto had stalled in floodwaters and when she grabbed her daughter and got out of the vehicle, floodwater swept...

BJP insists India hold its ground at border

With reference to the Doklam crisis, Mr. Wang said: "In the meantime, with our engagement through a different mechanism, we need to work out a solution in the long run". But for the iron-strong stand taken by Doval in opposing China's construction of...

Princes William and Harry visit Diana memorial garden

And, she even took it upon herself to speak to Camilla face-to-face. The garden became a place for thousands of mourners to leave flowers and memorabilia after Diana died in a auto crash in Paris in 1997. "I said, 'Camilla, I'd just like you to kno...

Three more Erdogan guards indicted for Washington brawl

The goons are accused of conspiring to attack Armenian and Kurdish demonstrators - which is punishable by up to 15 years in prison - as well as assaulting U.S. Both Democrat and Republican politicians condemned the violence on American soil at the ti...

Merkel Opens Door to Diesel Lawsuits as Election Rival Attacks

He told a rally in Eichsfeld that Özoğuz should come down there and see what German culture is really like. Merkel said Tuesday that "this comment about the commissioner Ozoguz is racist and absolutely to be condemned". Merkel further said she coul...

Capital Area Humane Society to send staff, transport vehicle to Texas

To prepare for the dog's arrival, St. Hubert's is mobilizing its Sister Shelter WayStation Program which moves and transports various breeds and sizes of dogs up and down the east coast, placing animals in targeted adoption areas. While others on h...

US Successfully Tests SM-6 Missile Interceptor in Pacific

The missile test was conducted by the US Missile Defence Agency and Navy sailors on the John Paul Jones , a guided-missile destroyer. The agency will continue to develop ballistic missile technologies to stay ahead of the threat as it evolves in l...

Sean Spicer's prayers granted: Meets the pope in Vatican

In the day's the Gospel, Jesus appears as "an arsonist of hearts", who with his question to John and Andrew brings out "the desire for life and happiness that every young person carries inside". "Jesus wants people who have experienced that being wit...

Bangladesh on top in 1st test, Australia struggling at 123

In the first innings of the Mirpur Test, Shakib cracked a crucial 84 before bagging 5-62 to sign up beside rare elites with the feat of achieving five-wicket hauls against the nine other top Test teams. "They had aggression but we also showed that B...

Lawsuits Challenge Trump's Ban On Transgender Military Service

Stone, the lead plaintiff in the lawsuit , has served in the U.S. Navy for nine years, including a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan. "The fearless transgender men and women who serve our country make our military stronger". Trump's memo stat...

Merkel Says She Wouldn't Change Her Decision to Open German Borders

As the election campaign heats up, and refugee integration and security concerns boost the far-right AfD in her native eastern Germany , Dr Merkel dismissed the party as "racist" for launching a broadside against her Turkish-German integration min...

Monday declared 'First Alert Weather Day,' Tropical Storm Watch in effect

Harvey was able to rapidly intensify into a Category 4 hurricane because it moved across exceptionally warm waters and experienced no wind shear. This morning, thunderstorms are starting to organize off the coast of Georgia. A tropical storm watch ...

Nth Korea fires missiles into Sea of Japan

A South Korean official said US and South Korean authorities were continuing their analysis of Saturday's launch, which saw two missiles travel 250 kilometers (155 miles) over the ocean and another explode shortly after liftoff. North Korea responded...

Mexico reiterates refusal to pay for Trump's wall

The border wall, which was always one of Trump's signature issues, has recently returned to the forefront of the president's mind as his approval rating has tumbled. Mexico will not negotiate NAFTA, nor any other aspect of the bilateral relationship,...

Okuhara advances to world final

In the second game too, Sindhu had early advantage, taking a 9-3 lead but a fighting Okuhara trailed only by a three-point difference at the mid-game break. However, the Japanese committed a few unforced errors, which helped Sindhu to level par at 19...

Mass clashes in Myanmar

Pope Francis has appealed for an end to persecution of the Rohingya people. The CHRI, in its statement, said the government's advisory on Rohingya Muslims "runs contrary" to India's constitutional and worldwide commitments. He also criticised My...

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S.Korea to announce joint military drill plan with United States before April

The simple Sino-Russian proposal, firmly rejected by Washington, seeks a simultaneous suspension of both nuclear tests by Pyongyang and the large-scale military exercises by Wa...

McConnell: Trump Should Back Romney for Senate

Those close to Romney say as senator he is less interested in direct combat with President Donald Trump than he once was and more interested in promoting Utah - though the ma...

Political experts rate Donald Trump worst president in United States history

He has a ways to go to catch Abe Lincoln, however, who finished at No. 1. In the ranking of the most successful American leaders, U.S. President Donald trump took the last plac...

Israeli Army Fires at Gaza Target After Device Explodes Near Border

These specific military targets belonging to the Hamas organization were attacked, Xinhua quoted a statement issued by the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF). Saturday's incident comes...

Auburn vs SC basketball

Auburn sophomore forward Anfernee McLemore will miss the rest of the season after suffering a serious injury to his left leg during Saturday's loss against SC . Freshman forward...

'Oxfam's next actions will be critical' says MP

Oxfam has said it will set up a commission to investigate past and present allegations of exploitation by staff. More than 1,000 direct debits to the charity were cancelled ove...

Ramaphosa to outline anti-corruption plans in SONA

FILE: Ramaphosa is congratulated by members of opposition parties. Ramaphosa thanked South Africans for their "patience and forbearance" in allowing the governing African Nat...

Mitt Romney Announces Utah Senate Run

Romney is the former governor of MA and was the Republican candidate for the 2012 presidential election. Orrin Hatch considered retirement, speculation grew that Romney - who re...

Korea fall to Sweden amid more unity displays

He said he was confident the sides would eventually get to the negotiating table, but if Kim wanted to talk "he's got to tell me he wants to talk". His administration's 2019 bu...

USA urges help for Iraq, extends $3 billion credit line

Non-governmental organisations on Monday pledged $330mn but the main commitments are expected to be made by about 70 countries on the final day of the conference today. Araji said ...

Special Reports

NY bomber sentenced to life in prison

NY bomber sentenced to life in prison

In addition to the bombs in Manhattan, Rahimi was accused of planting a bomb on the route of a charity running race in New Jersey, which exploded without injuring anyone, and shoot...

NEC will finalise Zuma transition on Monday- Ramaphosa

NEC will finalise Zuma transition on Monday- Ramaphosa

On Sunday, the ANC marked the commemoration of Mandela from prison in Cape Town. It said the leaders, who have participated in discussions on Zuma's exit, dropped out because of ...

Internet Pioneer John Perry Barlow Dead at 70

Internet Pioneer John Perry Barlow Dead at 70

The Grateful Dead's Bob Weir has paid tribute to Barlow on Twitter, writing: "This life is fleeting, as we all know - the Muse we serve is not". "With a broken heart I have to...

Colts Owner Jim Irsay Will Pay for Funeral of Edwin Jackson

Colts Owner Jim Irsay Will Pay for Funeral of Edwin Jackson

Jackson and the driver of his ride-share auto Jeffrey Monroe were killed Sunday morning after a black Ford F-150 pickup driven by a 37-year-old undocumented immigrant man struck...

US Senate leaders reach $300 billion federal spending deal

US Senate leaders reach $300 billion federal spending deal

Under Congress' arcane ways, a broad-brush agreement to increase legally binding spending "caps" - which would otherwise keep the budgets for the military and domestic agencies ess...