by | September 12, 2017 | 10:27

The draft resolution , agreed to late Sunday after final negotiations between the US and China, the North's ally and main trading partner, also eliminates a USA proposal to authorize the use of force to board and inspect nine named ships, which it said violated previous United Nations sanctions resolutions.

by | September 12, 2017 | 10:05

Rick Scott's office. Irma had been one of the most powerful hurricanes ever seen in the Atlantic, killing 28 people in the Caribbean. Meteorologist Ryan Maue of WeatherBell Analytics said the entire Florida peninsula will be raked by Irma's right front quadrant - the part of a hurricane that usually brings the strongest winds, storm surge, rain and tornadoes.

by | September 12, 2017 | 10:05

Vaghani, launching an attack on Congress, said, "Our party workers are trained in a manner that they are able to impress the common people with ideology of BJP". No matter what the small, medium and big BJP leaders say, the people of West Bengal and Trinamool Congress would not be provoked", he said. Ghosh said that the party chief told them that the only formula for increasing the BJP's base in Bengal is to build an "active organization".

by | September 12, 2017 | 09:55

Georgia has opened all its state parks to serve as shelters for evacuees and officials are coordinating with the Red Cross and other agencies to place as many people as possible. Also, ensure that curbsides and yards are clear to allow quick fix and restoration following the storm. · Outage & Storm Center - Available at, customers can visit this site to sign up for Outage Alerts , report and check the status of outages, and access useful safety tips and ...

by | September 12, 2017 | 09:53

The sanctions set limits on North Korea's oil imports and banned its textile exports in an effort to deprive the reclusive nation of the income it needs to maintain its nuclear and ballistic missile programme, and increase the pressure to negotiate a way out of punishing sanctions.

by | September 12, 2017 | 09:39

Eastern Daylight Time on Monday, September 11, 2017, Hurricane Jose has maximum sustained winds of 85 miles per hour (140 km/h), with higher gusts. Jose is then expected to move slowly toward the east and southeast Tuesday into Wednesday and later back toward the west and the USA, according to the National Hurricane Center's latest forecast.

by | September 12, 2017 | 09:31

The militant group blamed for the August attacks, the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army, declared a unilateral, one-month cease-fire Sunday. It called on Myanmar to "reciprocate this humanitarian pause" in fighting. Relatives said she had stepped on a land mine. "We went to all the camps but there was no place to stay". The backlash by security forces prompted the Rohingya exodus.

by | September 12, 2017 | 09:14

Ahead of the vote, North Korea warned the United States that it would pay a "due price" if harsh sanctions were passed by the Security Council. Peru established diplomatic relations with North Korea in 1988. Additionally, other countries now can not issue work permits to North Korean labourers and firms can not indulge in joint ventures with the nation either.

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

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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.