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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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Interpol president reported missing during trip to China

FILE - In this July 4, 2017 file photo, Interpol President, Meng Hongwei, delivers his opening address at the Interpol World congress in Singapore. After being elected as the h...

John Paul Stevens says Kavanaugh shouldn't be on Supreme Court

When asked his opinion on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh , whom Stevens had once lauded, he said his views have changed after watching Kavanaugh's hearing. Although a lifelong ...

Melania Trump Shows of Dance Moves in Kenya

The first lady laughed after one elephant in the group of 18 made a sudden move and she momentarily lost her footing. After petting one baby elephant, Trump was nudged by the el...

Pompeo to meet Kim Jong Un in fresh visit

In the September 19 written statement, Pompeo had announced talks with North Korean officials involving him and newly appointed USA envoy Stephen Biegun. After a summit between...

'Unsafe and Unprofessional': Chinese warship sails within 45 yards of Navy destroyer

It is now routine for British , Japanese , Australian , and US ships to sail the area, disregarding incessant warnings and orders from Chinese military officials who call w...

Melania Trump recycles $595 Veronica Beard jacket in Ghana

The Cape Coast castle , now a monument, has attracted world dignitaries including Trump's predecessor, America's first black president Barack Obama , his wife, Michelle, and thei...

Trump mocks woman who accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault

The president's comments were similar to those of his son, Donald Trump Jr., who told the Daily Mail he was more concerned about how his sons will be affected by the #MeToo mo...

USA ends diplomatic visas for United Nations same-sex partners

In a statement published on its website on October 1, the State Department has warned: "Effective immediately, USA embassies and consulates will adjudicate visa applications tha...

White House tells Federal Bureau of Investigation it can talk to anyone about Kavanaugh

The president faced accusations of sexual misconduct from several women before he was elected. While Democrats have said they hope to keep delaying Kavanaugh's nomination unt...

Republicans’ prosecutor for Kavanaugh hearing says she wouldn’t lay criminal charges

Trump didn't discuss whether he might release the written scope of work. And some of our colleagues said that, 'We'll be back here one week from now. "W$3 hy not agree to a one-wee...

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Paws for peace - North Korea's Kim sends two dogs across DMZ

Paws for peace - North Korea's Kim sends two dogs across DMZ

Ri's comments at the UN General Assembly were toned down from a year ago , when North Korea and the United States exchanged sharp words that had the world anxious the two sides co...

White House denies ‘micromanaging’ Kavanaugh probe

White House denies ‘micromanaging’ Kavanaugh probe

Senate Republican leaders agreed Friday to delay a final vote on Kavanaugh to allow time for an investigation by the FBI at the request of Arizona Sen. Don McGahn is the current ...

Flights, Trains Canceled as Typhoon Hits Japan

Flights, Trains Canceled as Typhoon Hits Japan

A woman in her 60s was missing in Miyazaki prefecture, southern Japan , after she was washed away in a paddy irrigation channel, according to NHK. About 320 domestic and global ...

SC lifts ban on women entering Sabarimala

SC lifts ban on women entering Sabarimala

However, he plans on having a discussion regarding the matter with the government as well as the temple's board. Padmakumar said that women devotees will have to cope with the fa...

Judiciary Democrats Demand Kavanaugh Hearing Be Postponed Over Allegations

Judiciary Democrats Demand Kavanaugh Hearing Be Postponed Over Allegations

Add Supreme Court as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Supreme Court news, video , and analysis from ABC News . But at least a hint of doubt has crept in. "They cou...