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by | September 10, 2017 | 15:39

South Koreans who live near the area and activists who prefer engagement with the North and fear upsetting major trading partner China have maintained protests against THAAD in the area. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean President Moon Jae-in spoke at a regional meeting in the eastern Russian city of Vladivostok and agreed to persuade China and Russia to cut off oil to North Korea as much as possible, according to South Korean officials.

by | September 10, 2017 | 15:39

The Abraham Lincoln , along with the amphibious assault ship Iwo Jima and transport dock ship NY, have left Norfolk , Virginia and are making their way south while trying to avoid the hurricane, US officials said. "These ships are capable of providing medical support , maritime civil affairs, maritime security, expeditionary logistic support, medium and heavy lift air support, and bring a diverse capability including assessment and security", the Navy said.

by | September 10, 2017 | 15:34

Hundreds of South Koreans have clashed with security forces in a village where the US military is to start installing launchers of the USA anti-missile system created to protect them against mounting threats from North Korea. "But we will not be putting up with what's happening in North Korea", Trump told reporters, although he offered no specifics. In South Korea, thousands of police officers in riot gear swarmed some 400 protesters who had been occupying a road leading to the site where ...

by | September 10, 2017 | 15:35

South Korea's Defense Ministry has made a decision to temporarily install four additional launchers of the U.S. THAAD antimissile system on Thursday, making the six-launcher battery fully operational. China strongly objects to the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system, saying its powerful radar can probe deep into its territory, undermining its security.

by | September 10, 2017 | 15:31

The Blue Whale Challenge, reportedly created by a former convict in Russian Federation, is said to psychologically provoke players to indulge in daring, self-destructive tasks for 50 days before finally taking the "winning" step of killing themselves - and each task must be filmed and shared as "proof".

by | September 10, 2017 | 15:29

President Hassan Rouhani headed for Astana , Kazakhstan, on Saturday to attend the Organization of Islamic Cooperation's Summit on Science and Technology to be held on September 10 and 11. The agreement was reached during a meeting between President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Bakytzhan Sagintayev who arrived at the President's residence for a one-on-one meeting.

by | September 10, 2017 | 15:21

This season, more than 100 designers will showcase their latest creations in venues across NY from Thursday, although some flagship brands such as Tommy Hilfiger, Thom Browne, Proenza Schouler, and Altuzarra have opted to move their shows overseas.

by | September 10, 2017 | 15:17

The weapon's yield was sufficient to make up for any shortcomings in the accuracy of North Korea's missile guidance systems in the event it is used against a US city. Theresa May and U.S. president Donald Trump have urged China to use all its influence to ensure North Korea ends its "illegal acts" as the crisis over the rogue state's latest nuclear test continued to dominate worldwide affairs.

by | September 10, 2017 | 15:18

The Left alliance (SFI-AISA-DSF), AISF, the RSS-affiliated Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), the Congress' National Students Union of India (NSUI) and Birsa-Ambedkar-Phule Students' Association (BAPSA) are the prominent student groups in the fray.

by | September 10, 2017 | 15:17

Soon after the appointment as Defence Minister , the video featuring Nirmala Sitharaman along with her mother making mouth-watering avakai pickle ( mango pickle ) went viral. She said, " Soldiers and their families should remain absolutely assured that their interests are watched". "Although I am saying this at the end, certainly not least in importance is the Armed Forces' families and their welfare".

by | September 10, 2017 | 15:15

The faster growth of imports, coupled with a moderating rise in exports, narrowed China's surplus to $41.99 billion in August, from $46.74 billion in July. Raymond Yeung, chief economist for Greater China at Australia & New Zealand Banking Group, believes that China's third-quarter growth will see an "upside risk again" in light of the latest figures.

by | September 10, 2017 | 15:15

South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who during his presidential campaign vowed to review the deployment, halted the installation of the remaining four launchers in June pending an environmental review. "Any new actions taken by the worldwide community against the DPRK should serve the goal of curbing the DPRK's nuclear and missile programs, while at the same time be conducive to restarting dialogue and consultation", he said, referring to North Korea by the initials of its official name, the ...

by | September 10, 2017 | 15:10

SHAPIRO: The U.N. Security Council held an emergency meeting this morning in NY. Washington has proposed a new UN Security Council resolution, according to a UN diplomat, to punish North Korea by freezing the assets of Kim Jong Un and members of the ruling Worker's Party of Korea, fully banning exports of oil to North Korea, banning all textile imports from North Korea and banning North Korean laborers from generating earnings overseas.

by | September 10, 2017 | 15:04

SC is expected to start feeling the effects of Irma - which would include periods of heavy rain that may lead to flooding, strong winds to tropical storm force or greater, and isolated tornadoes - early next week, according to the 4 a.m., update of the National Weather Service in Columbia.

by | September 10, 2017 | 14:43

Trump did not elaborate on what he had in mind, but the White House has said the president may approve the sale of "many billions of dollars´ worth of military weapons and equipment" to Seoul. "Whipping up military hysteria - this will lead to no good", he said. "The recent self-defense measures by my country the DPRK are a gift package addressed to none other than the US", North Korean envoy Han Tae Song told the UN Conference on Disarmament in Geneva.

by | September 10, 2017 | 14:33

At 2:15pm AEST, September 7, the High Court ruled in favour of the defendants. The seven judges were unanimous, and costs were awarded against those who brought the challenges. If there is a "no" outcome, there would be no parliamentary vote. "Because it is about the value and worth of gay and lesbian Australians and whether they are entitled to the same aspirations as their friends and family members", Clint McGilvray from the Equality Campaign told SBS World News.

by | September 10, 2017 | 14:25

A Seongju police official says police have dispersed most of the protesters and the USA military will be able to move four launchers and construction equipment into the site soon. A THAAD battery is known to require at least six rocket launchers. Despite protests by Beijing and Moscow, Seoul and Washington agreed on the deployment of a Thaad battery in July 2016.

by | September 10, 2017 | 14:19

The gray, damp conditions keeps temperatures in the 60s and lower 70s Tuesday , and a tad milder midweek in the middle 70s. Morning lows are chilly both days in the upper 40s and lower 50s. As of 4PM Irma a Category 3 hurricane but is expected to strengthen over open water on the northward bend. At the 11pm Saturday , September 9th, 2017 update, Hurricane Irma is a category 3 hurricane with max sustained winds of 120 miles per hour, moving northwest at 6 miles per hour.

by | September 10, 2017 | 14:04

Describing China as the "adversary" to the North, General Rawat said "As far as the Northern adversary is concerned, flexing of muscles has started". "I do not know whether his statements have been authorised, were his personal impromptu comments or were on behalf of the Indian government". The Indian army chief spoke briefly about his country's military strategy in case of future engagement of Indian troops with China, India Today reported.

by | September 10, 2017 | 13:55

The $9 billion purchase will transfer the Qatar Investment Authority's 14.16 percent Rosneft stake to CEFC China Energy Company Ltd., Glencore said on Friday. Intesa said its loan would be fully repaid with proceeds from the sale. Last month, Washington imposed further sanctions on Moscow in the strongest action against Russian Federation since 2014 - in part as a response to conclusions by USA intelligence agencies that Russian Federation meddled in the presidential election.

by | September 10, 2017 | 13:42

Ties between Berlin and Ankara have significantly deteriorated in recent months following last year's failed coup in Turkey, which prompted a widespread crackdown on dissenters, including academics and journalists. On June 5, 2017, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel visited Turkey to discuss the presence of the German Air Force at the Incirlik Air Base in Turkey.

by | September 10, 2017 | 13:39

The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry said Kiev, which has long called for the deployment of United Nations peacekeepers in the eastern conflict zone, was “prepared to work on this issue”. US-Russian relations have also been badly strained by Moscow's annexation of Crimea in 2014 and the subsequent separatist conflict in eastern Ukraine, developments which led Washington to impose economic sanctions on Russia.

by | September 10, 2017 | 13:12

Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers that flew from the Andersen Air Force Base on the U.S. Pacific island territory of Guam. It was also joined by two Japanese F-15 jet fighters. On Thursday, clashes broke out between police and protesters in the South Korean province of Gyeongsangbuk, where locals fear the THAAD deployment will make them a target of the North Korean government.

by | September 10, 2017 | 13:08

The third-largest electric utility in the U.S., FPL serves nearly 10 million people in the southern half of Florida and Silagy says they are ready for it. 'We have to wait until the winds subside to 40mph to get on the road, 35mph to get buckets in the air'. Silagy said FPL would keep its power plants online as long as possible, but would power down the Turkey Point plant in Homestead and St.

by | September 10, 2017 | 12:08

I mean, these teenagers at McKinley Technological High School in Washington are FREAKING OUT. Posting a photo of the interaction on Twitter, Obama also added that young minds make him hopeful about the future. One of the things I did throughout my presidency was meet with groups of young people everywhere I went, whether it was here in the United States or when I was traveling overseas.

by | September 10, 2017 | 11:28

Rick Scott said in an interview on ABC News' "Good Morning America". The National Hurricane Centre warned in a Saturday advisory that the storm will bring "life-threatening wind" to much of the state regardless of its exact path. "If you have been ordered to evacuate, leave now - not tonight, not in an hour, now", the governor said according to a CNN report . While early reports claimed that the capital of Florida is a long way from Irma, but authorities are expecting a big impact.

by | September 10, 2017 | 10:59

She called it the hurricane "bulge" - where water is drawn into the centre of the storm and the shape of the ocean is changed. With Hurricane Irma just starting to create her path of destruction in the USA, social media users have been left baffled after footage shows the ocean essentially "disappearing".

by | September 10, 2017 | 10:43

State Emergency Management Director Mike Sprayberry said the Ashevile staging area for equipment and supplies would open on Sunday. Irma's track shifted late Friday and early Saturday. At present, hurricane force winds extend 70 miles from the center of Irma and tropical storm force winds extend out 185 miles. We need residents and visitors to ensure they are ready.

by | September 10, 2017 | 09:28

Today's attack comes a day after people protesting the persecution of Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims burned a police vehicle and clashed with police in Anantnag . Sources said that earlier CM Mehbooba was assured by the top leadership of the BJP, including Rajnath Singh , that they would make path-breaking announcements to resolve the Kashmir dispute.

by | September 10, 2017 | 09:22

He said a shaft in the tomb contained mummies belonging to ancient Egyptians who lived during the 21st and 22nd dynasties. The tomb includes an entrance, uncovered in another tomb, leading to a courtyard where a statue depicts Amenemhat sitting on a high backed chair beside his wife who wears a long dress and wig, Al-Ahram reported.

by | September 10, 2017 | 08:47

Several brigade members recently returned from Texas, where they responded to Hurricane Harvey with aviation logistical support. While the station will continue to operate with a minimum crew during the worst of the storm, the guard is now making plan to evacuate the necessary crew and aircraft to western Georgia and Alabama for safety.

by | September 10, 2017 | 08:45

Winds could be stronger, up to 60 miles per hour, further south and west of the Columbia area. Residents of barrier islands in Colleton, Beaufort and Jasper counties must leave their homes by 10 a.m. Gov. Nathan Deal's order for almost 540,000 people to evacuate Georgia's six coastal counties took effect Saturday, with authorities turning all lanes of I-16 into one-way routes leading westward out of Savannah.

by | September 10, 2017 | 08:42

Hurricane Harvey has caused unimaginable devastation for the people of Austin, Texas and surrounding areas. The airline teamed up with Operation Pets Alive! , a Houston-based organization, to arrange the flight in an effort to "relieve strain on the local facilities and allow OPA to make room for family pets whose humans are now displaced from their homes", according to the release.

by | September 10, 2017 | 08:37

Additional storm preparation information can be found on the city's Web site, www.jacksonvillebeach.org, which now has a link for Hurricane Irma related news on the home page. Trump wasn't elected yet when Hurricane Matthew threatened last fall. We'll see what happens. Holdeman plans to keep the sand stocked until Saturday evening.

by | September 10, 2017 | 08:36

The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, California Rep. Adam Schiff, released a statement responding to reports of the meeting and said Trump Jr.'s statement "raises more questions than it answers" and "highlights how significant the campaign viewed the promise of dirt on their opponent from the Russian government".