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U.S. officials mix messages on North Korean threat

U.S. officials mix messages on North Korean threat The draft would authorize the 192 other United Nations member states to stop these ships on the high seas to check their cargo without their consent. Textiles are one of North Korea's major exports, with a total export value estimated at $750 million in 2016, and the tens of thousands of North Koreans working overseas send a significant portion of their earnings home to the regime. [Full Article...]

Finch ruled out of Australia's warm-up game

Finch ruled out of Australia's warm-up game But things went awry for the hosts after the introduction of spin with left-arm spinner Ashton Agar (4/44) and leggie Adam Zampa (1/59) ripping through the home line-up. The New South Wales' southpaw cut, pulled and drove his way to a half-century before edging one to Goswami behind the stumps. The only practice match in Australia's #India tour against the #Board Presidents Xi will start at 10... [Full Article...]

UN Warns Myanmar Situation 'Textbook Example of Ethnic Cleansing'

UN Warns Myanmar Situation 'Textbook Example of Ethnic Cleansing' According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) report of 2016, more than 1.68 lakh Rohingyas fled Myanmar in the last five years due to violence and desperation. Rohingya insurgents in Myanmar have declared a one-month unilateral ceasefire to ease the humanitarian crisis in the north of the country. Myanmar's army says at least 400 people, mainly militants, have been ki... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Jose moving in Atlantic, expected to shift away from Puerto Rico

Hurricane Jose moving in Atlantic, expected to shift away from Puerto Rico The rain may cause life-threatening flash floods and mudslides. Irma made landfall in the Florida Keys as a Category 4 hurricane Sunday just before 7 a.m. As the sunlight cycled between day and night September 4-7, the satellite captured Katia and Jose as they developed, while the eye of Hurricane Irma remained ominously intact. [Full Article...]

Nawaz's children raise objection to SC bench

Nawaz's children raise objection to SC bench A three-member bench headed by Justice Ijaz Afzal and comprising Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed and Justice Ijazul Ahsan will hear the review petitions of the Sharifs against the July 28 verdict in the Panama Papers case. The review petitions contended that the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) constituted to probe the Panama Papers scam was against the basic principles of justice. [Full Article...]

Tropical Storm Katia forms in the Gulf of Mexico

Nevertheless, there are always storms of the highest category - the latest, Irma, is one of them. Hurricanes Katia and Jose were both upgraded this morning, New Zealand time. Gov. Ricardo Rossellรณ urged Puerto Ricans in flood-prone areas to head to designated shelters. The Hurricane Hunters, a specialized team of Air Force Reserve personnel, are on their way to investigate the storm, alo... [Full Article...]

Oil Drops On Concerns Irma Could Affect US Demand

U.S. West Texas Intermediate light crude oil settled down 3.28%, or $1.61, at $47.48 per barrel, Kallanish Energy finds. Brent crude futures LCOc1 , the benchmark for oil prices outside the United States, dipped 21 cents, or 0.4 percent, to $53.99 a barrel, remaining near May highs marked the day before. [Full Article...]

Senate condemns atrocities against Rohingya Muslims

Senate condemns atrocities against Rohingya Muslims Myanmar troops launched a crackdown in the Rakhine state in response to attacks on three border posts on October 9 that killed nine police officers, since then many Rohingya Muslims have tried to move into Bangladesh illegally. The true figure could be even higher - the United Nations said many new arrivals are still on the move and are therefore left out of the calculations. [Full Article...]

Trump to Allow South Korea, Japan to Buy More US Military Equipment

Resolving the North Korean nuclear crisis is impossible with sanctions and pressure alone, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday after meeting his South Korean counterpart, adding that the impact of cutting oil would be worrying. [Full Article...]

Abe's failure to convince Putin on North Korea disappointing

Abe's failure to convince Putin on North Korea disappointing Anthony Ruggiero, a sanctions expert at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, said the next logical step is for the U.S.to impose "secondary sanctions" targeting banks or businesses in China that do business with North Korea , a tactic the US used effectively to push Iran to the table over its nuclear program several years ago. [Full Article...]

China finds no radiation issues after North Korea bomb test

China finds no radiation issues after North Korea bomb test This is the 9th sanction against the country since 2006. That would amount to a 10% cut in oil products , according to the US Energy Information Administration, which estimates annual exports to North Korea at almost 2.2 million barrels. [Full Article...]

Supreme Court seeks EC's help in PIL seeking Nitish's disqualification

Supreme Court seeks EC's help in PIL seeking Nitish's disqualification The Chief Justice Dipak Misra-headed bench asked lawyer M L Sharma, who has filed the PIL in his personal capacity, to submit a copy of his amended plea before the Election Commission of India. However, Nitish did not declare the case in the election affidavits filed with the election commission, the PIL alleges. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, along with Sushil, has come under suspicion in c... [Full Article...]

North Korea warns of harsh response if new sanctions imposed

The latest draft of the resolution reflects the challenge in imposing tough sanctions on the North by curbing its energy supply and singling out its leader for a financial and travel ban, a symbolic measure at best but one that is certain to rile Pyongyang. [Full Article...]

UNSC unanimously backs new sanctions on N. Korea

UNSC unanimously backs new sanctions on N. Korea Peru's action follows a similar rebuke recently by Mexico. It has no embassy in the country however. Throughout last week, South Korean officials had warned the North could launch another intercontinental ballistic missile in defiance of U.N. [Full Article...]

Weakened but unsafe Irma lashes Florida with wind, rain

Weakened but unsafe Irma lashes Florida with wind, rain The center defined maximum sustained winds at 85 miles per hour (135 km/h). On Marco Island, near Naples, where the eye of the storm came ashore Sunday afternoon, Capt Dave Baer of the island's police department said that rescuers had pivoted Monday to what he called "well-being checks", as people who were off the island during the storm inquired about friends and relatives who had not been he... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Irma Hits Southwest Florida Then Moves North

Earlier this morning around 8am Irma slammed through the Florida Keys as a category 4 hurricane with winds of 130mph. 5pm Sunday Update and Forecast Track of Hurricane Irma . "Our goal is don't put any more lives at risk", he said , adding that the current major threat is flooding in the northern part of the state. The National Hurricane Centre said the storm "should continue to lo... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Irma leaves Florida powerless, moves north

Hurricane Irma leaves Florida powerless, moves north Gov. Nathan Deal has expanded an emergency declaration to include all 159 counties in Georgia as Hurricane Irma moves up the Florida coast. The two - among the thousands of power-line workers brought in from out-of-state by major utilities - spent about five minutes outside a house in Fort Lauderdale, when two cars with women who said they lived in the neighborhood stopped to inquire about the... [Full Article...]

MAN JOB: Tre Bryant carrying RB load for Huskers so far

MAN JOB: Tre Bryant carrying RB load for Huskers so far The defense spent the first half chasing the Ducks around, but Riley said defensive coordinator Bob Diaco has made good halftime adjustments each of the first two weeks. " Riley said redshirt freshman Matt Farniok played pretty well as he made his first career start in place of Knevel at right tackle". Junior Devine Ozigbo seems to be the odd man out. [Full Article...]

Delta jet bound for NY flies through Hurricane Irma

Delta jet bound for NY flies through Hurricane Irma As Hurricane Irma, one of the most powerful Atlantic Ocean hurricanes , approached Puerto Rico on Wednesday, one last flight raced to the Caribbean island to drop off and pick up the airport's last passengers of the day. The flight returned to NY with 173 passengers at 4:22 p.m. Delta executive Erik Snell praises the quick turnaround. Rabinowitz pointed out that Delta even bumped up its ... [Full Article...]

Irma Brings Flooding And Disaster To Jacksonville, Florida

Irma Brings Flooding And Disaster To Jacksonville, Florida Water from the Trout River poured onto the streets and filled the parking lot of the nearby Trout River Fish Co. Indian-Americans have opened their unserved rooms in hotels and many changed their banquet halls into dormitories to provide shelter to victims of the hurricane Irma . [Full Article...]


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