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by | September 12, 2017 | 09:15

North Korea had said the latest test was an advanced hydrogen bomb. Both are economic partners of North Korea and veto-wielding permanent members of the U.N. But few in the USA government have advocated direct talks with the North Koreans until their behavior significantly changes. Trump said that he believed he and Xi are on the same page following what he described as a "very, very frank and very strong phone call".

by | September 12, 2017 | 09:07

The United States wants the Security Council to impose an oil embargo on the North, halt its key export of textiles and subject leader Kim Jong Un to financial and travel ban, according to a draft resolution seen by Reuters. The North Korean ambassador branded the move as "ignorant" and said disagreement over the country's nuclear program was an issue for the United States and "has nothing to do with Mexico".

by | September 12, 2017 | 09:05

September 10, 2017. Last month, Hurricane Harvey devastated much of coastal Texas and killed more than 70 people . Hurricane Irma is weakening faster than expected this morning as it makes its way northwest through Central Florida after packing less of a punch than some forecasters had feared.

by | September 12, 2017 | 08:55

FEMA is the United States Department of Homeland Security agency that's in charge of figuring out what to do during disasters, such as destructive storms. Winds as fast as 60 miles per hour are predicted for Georgia and at least 30,000 people have aleady lost power in Savannah. "We did not expect how extensive this would be", Kimberly Morgan, spokeswoman for the county's emergency operation center, told The Washington Post .

by | September 12, 2017 | 08:51

Hurricane watches, meaning sustained winds of 74 miles per hour or higher are possible, have been in effect for Antigua, Barbuda, Anguilla, Sint Maarten and St. As Florida prepares for Hurricane Irma , Tropical Storm Jose has formed in the Atlantic Ocean and is forecasted to strengthen. Hurricane Jose will move very near some of the northern Leeward Islands over the next few days.

by | September 12, 2017 | 08:53

The peak of the season is usually around September 10, and the fourth hurricane of the season doesn't typically occur until about September 21. Jose was about 660 miles east of the Lesser Antilles early Thursday afternoon, with maximum sustained winds of 105 mph.

by | September 12, 2017 | 08:49

Saturday: Cloudy, with a high near 77. North wind 3 to 7 miles per hour. The only chance for rain at this point comes on Friday night . Calm wind becoming west southwest 5 to 7 miles per hour in the afternoon. Wednesday ... Partly sunny. Isolated showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent. Wednesday Rain likely before 8am, then a chance of showers between 8am and 2pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm.

by | September 12, 2017 | 08:33

Ambassador Kim Hyong Gil was declared persona non grata and given 72 hours to leave the country, according to a statement by the foreign ministry. North Korean soldiers salute at Munsu Hill in Pyongyang , North Korea to mark the 69th anniversary of the country's founding Saturday, Sept.

by | September 12, 2017 | 08:29

Protest organizers distributed leaflets condemning Myanmar's security forces for their ongoing persecution of the country's Muslim minority. It called on the Myanmar government to cease military operations in the northwestern Rakhine state.

by | September 12, 2017 | 08:04

There are now three hurricanes in the Atlantic. Three simultaneous hurricanes in the Atlantic basin may seem extreme, but it happens about once every ten years. The NHC says the storm could become a major hurricane. Meteorologists from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) have predicted that around eight tropical storm formations will be created in the Pacific and five or six in the Atlantic during the 2017 hurricane season.

by | September 12, 2017 | 08:04

Lucie plant in service because hurricane force winds are no longer expected to hit the sites. Flooded streets, damaged homes are what Floridians from Jacksonville to Key West woke up to on Monday. Buckhorn said areas along the Tampa Bay shoreline could expect a risky storm surge anywhere from 3 to 8 feet, adding that it would depend on where Irma went.

by | September 12, 2017 | 08:03

Check out the list and the THE's highlights for more information. That list includes Vanderbilt, tied for 14th; University of Florida, tied for 42nd; University of Georgia, tied for 54th; Texas A&M, tied for 69th; Universities of South Carolina, Auburn and Tennessee, all tied for 103rd; University of Alabama, tied for 110th and University of Missouri, 120th.

by | September 12, 2017 | 07:58

But the effects are being felt far from the center because of Irma's size. Residents should expect numerous toppled trees and widespread power outages, certified Meteorologist Brian Shields said. "We have very serious, significant river flooding along the banks of the St. Johns River". AccuWeather warned Irma will unleash destructive winds, flooding, rain and inundating seas across Florida.

by | September 12, 2017 | 07:40

The 7-year-old boy was found with his throat slit and lying in a pool of blood in a washroom of Gurgaon's Ryan International School on September 8. However, the child's parents - Varun and Jyoti Thakur - have alleged that the arrest was a frame-up and have blamed the school management of not ensuring "basic safety and security" of students.

by | September 12, 2017 | 07:40

China has consistently railed against recurring US-South Korean war games that are directed at deterring a North Korean attack, but which China blames for fanning regional tensions. The new draft United Nations resolution would ban exports to North Korea of crude oil, condensate, refined petroleum products and natural gas liquids.

by | September 12, 2017 | 07:38

The test, which the North said was a hydrogen bomb that could be fitted onto a rocket, came weeks after Pyongyang fired two intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) that appeared to bring much of the mainland U.S. North Korean ally China and neighboring Russian Federation hold veto power on the Security Council. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang stressed the need for consensus and maintaining peace.

by | September 12, 2017 | 07:25

Vice President Mike Pence is addressing the family and friends of the victims of United Flight 93 and the hundreds of citizens attending the somber ritual in Pennsylvania. U.S. President Donald Trump has directed the full resources of the federal government to help Florida and other states hit by Hurricane Irma and has "great concern" about the storm as it batters the Florida coast, his vice president said on Sunday.

by | September 12, 2017 | 07:21

The disagreement between allies comes as Trump's administration looks to convince China and Russian Federation to support stronger sanctions against North Korea at United Nations Security Council. The countries have suggested that the US and South Korea halt all major war games in exchange for North Korea halting its testing programme. Trump is to speak Wednesday with China's president.

by | September 12, 2017 | 06:58

The chance for passing showers should continue Wednesday . However, we can probably attribute a few scattered showers Wednesday through Friday to some remnant moisture that was once part of Irma . Now that the eye is over land, weakening will continue, and should become tropical storm status sometime this morning. But until then, we're finally closer to average temperatures for mid-September.

by | September 12, 2017 | 06:56

The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said Saturday morning that Irma remained a Category 4 storm with maximum sustained winds of 130 miles per hour (215 kph). "What's going to happen now?" Amid urgent warnings from state officials to evacuate before it was too late, downtown Miami was all but abandoned on Saturday.

by | September 12, 2017 | 06:35

Among their concerns was that Mr. Kushner was the adviser closest to the president who had the most dealings with Russian officials and businesspeople during the campaign and transition, some of which are now being examined by federal investigators and congressional oversight panels.

by | September 12, 2017 | 06:33

Chase said, school cancellations were due to possible high wind gusts Tuesday morning. Irma will continue to weaken, but remnants of the storm could linger through Thursday and into Friday, Chase said. 12, 2017. The First Alert Weather team has been monitoring the tropics closely over the past week, starting with the formation of Irma moving over the west African coast last Monday.

by | September 12, 2017 | 06:13

China on Wednesday demanded an immediate stop to deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) in the Republic of Korea (ROK). China objects to both the military drills and the deployment in South Korea of an advanced USA missile defence system that has a radar that can see deep into Chinese territory.

by | September 12, 2017 | 06:11

Manly Sea Life Sanctuary transported the shark to Fairy Bower pool , where it is now being monitored and treated until experts decide the juvenile is ready for open water. "Hopefully when we let it back out quite a way offshore in much deeper water it will be able to recover". 'That is where we were able to step in and sort of intervene'.

by | September 12, 2017 | 06:07

He said the "story is about the tens of thousands of people who have lost their homes and their livelihoods". "We must get more help to the islands to rebuild homes and infrastructure and restore power, clean water, and food supplies", he said.

by | September 12, 2017 | 06:04

Taking a leaf out of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's massive rallies involving the Indian diaspora across the world in the run-up to the 2014 elections, the Indian National Overseas Congress (INOC) is hopeful that its "most beloved leader" will drum up support for the party with his first public address at Marriott Marquis Hotel in NY.

by | September 12, 2017 | 05:45

But North Korea has warned it will inflict "the greatest pain and suffering" on the U.S. if it continues to call for the sanctions , The Guardian reported . The US is calling for an oil embargo on Pyongyang, an assets freeze on leader Kim Jong-Un, but also an end to textile exports and to payments made to North Korean guest workers.

by | September 12, 2017 | 05:42

The 2005 tape, published by the Washington Post about a month before the November election, shows Trump boasting to Access Hollywood host Billy Bush about groping women. "I don't believe there's a job the president could offer me that would make me want to go" to Washington, Christie told reporters in Trenton in July.

by | September 12, 2017 | 05:41

Minnesota hosts Middle Tennessee on Saturday before beginning Big Ten by welcoming Maryland to the Twin Cities. Quarterback Conor Rhoda connected on seven-of-eight passes for 158 yards and a touchdown. He also threw for 176 yards, a touchdown and an interception in the Gophers' 17-7 season-opening win over Buffalo. "Each week, he's getting more and more comfortable with his ideas and what he's going to do out there".

by | September 12, 2017 | 05:38

The bystander, who has identified himself as UC Berkeley alumnus Martin Flores , tells the officer what he was doing was "not right". Flores contests the officer's choice of enforcement targets, again remarking upon the near-ubiquitous presence of unlawfully-consumed alcoholic beverages on the campus on game days.

by | September 12, 2017 | 05:37

Power outages have also been widespread in the state with over 146,000 customers without power. "We always advise if you don't have to go out, don't go out". Schools were closed today in at least 33 counties, the governor said, but it will up to districts when classes will resume. High winds pushed choppy waves over the seawall in the Battery, a historic site popular with tourists in Charleston.

by | September 12, 2017 | 04:52

The authorities confirmed an open investigation on the brutal killings after complaints had been raised. The mineworkers later gloated about the butcher at a bar in the closest town, and even flaunted a hand-cut oar they guaranteed to have stolen as a trophy.

by | September 12, 2017 | 04:22

Calling it an "odd forecast track", the National Hurricane Center said that Jose should make a small clockwise loop over the open waters of the Atlantic for the next three days. While it might seem like Nature has nothing left in its arsenal, "We're still vulnerable", said D'Aleo, noting that hurricane season continues into the fall.

by | September 12, 2017 | 04:13

While it will take much of Cuba's tourism industry weeks, if not months to recover from the hurricane, guests at the Barcelo said they would not be deterred from returning to the Caribbean's largest island. The British territory was one of the hardest hit by Irma with nearly total devastation to homes on parts of the main island of Tortola. There are now 1,500 French helpers in the islands.

by | September 12, 2017 | 04:10

Havana was hammered by winds up to 150 kilometers (93 miles) per hour, with an unprecedented storm surge swamping parts of the capital and leaving many people waist-deep in water. 'The storm surge occurs in what we tend to call the dirty side of the storm, ' he said. Hurricane Irma's had made landfall in lower Florida Keys on Sunday, lashing the island chain with fearsome wind gusts and storm.