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Typhoon Mangkhut KILLS 12 as storm wrecks devastation in Philippines

Typhoon Mangkhut KILLS 12 as storm wrecks devastation in Philippines Thousands of people evacuated high-risk areas following major flooding and landslide warnings . Officers in the city of Baguio recovered the women's bodies from the soil and rubble after a hillside collapsed from the typhoon's heavy rains, said police Superintendent Pilita Tacio. [Full Article...]

Greek Officials Close Navagio Beach Following Landslide

Greek Officials Close Navagio Beach Following Landslide One of the island's main attractions, Navagio has a shipwreck on the shore and is surrounded by steep cliffs . The rest only had minor injuries . The 21-year-old, who works for a tour company on the island, said: "The rock that fell, oh gosh, it would be like a four storey building falling onto the beach ". [Full Article...]

U.S. Accuses Russia Of Altering UN Report On North Korea Sanctions

U.S. Accuses Russia Of Altering UN Report On North Korea Sanctions The new sanctions target Russian-based Volasys Silver Star and China-based Yanbian Silverstar Network Technology Co, the U.S. Treasury Department said on its website. MsHaley called for the initial version of the report - dating from early August - to be published. The UN Security Council will meet on Monday over the implementation of sanctions on North Korea at the request of Washington, the US... [Full Article...]

EP triggers sanctions procedure, Hungary calls 'fraud'

EP triggers sanctions procedure, Hungary calls 'fraud' The Strasbourg motion was based on a report that voiced concerns about judicial independence and corruption in Hungary, as well as freedom of expression, academic freedom, religious freedom, and the rights of minorities. Since coming to power, Viktor Orban's government has taken a hardline stance against immigration and asylum seekers. Critics say Hungary's electoral system favors the governing ... [Full Article...]

Trump OKs disaster relief for North Carolina

The childĀ“s injured father was taken to a hospital. More than 400 people had to be rescued from their homes or vehicles and some 20,000 were taking refuge in shelters across North and SC and Virginia. The National Hurricane Center says top sustained winds have dropped to near 50 miles per hour (80 kph) with higher gusts, and Florence is expected to become a tropical depression later Saturday... [Full Article...]

Turkey talking to all sides in Syria conflict for Idlib ceasefire

Turkey talking to all sides in Syria conflict for Idlib ceasefire According to the report, Turkey was represented by Ibrahim Kalin, Mr Erdogan's special adviser; Germany by its national security adviser John Hacker; France by Philipe Etienne, senior diplomatic counselor for French President Emmanuel Macron; and Russian Federation by Yuri Ushakov, senior adviser to Mr Putin. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence Pounds the Carolinas as it Nears Landfall

Hurricane Florence Pounds the Carolinas as it Nears Landfall Some areas also saw the first of the hurricane-force winds. Preparing for the worst, about 9,700 National Guard troops and civilians were deployed with high-water vehicles, helicopters and boats. The storm knocked out power to more than 890,000 homes and businesses, according to poweroutage.us, which tracks the USA electrical grid. About 6.6 feet of inundation was reported by a US Geologic... [Full Article...]

Fellow Republicans Disagree With Trump on Puerto Rico

Fellow Republicans Disagree With Trump on Puerto Rico Wallace noted that she used to begin her show by joking that "the bottom was calling saying it wanted to know if we were there yet". Trump was widely panned for his insensitive tweets. "They hired.GWU Research to tell them how many people had died in Puerto Rico (how would they not know this?)", Trump added. The mayor of Puerto Rico's capital accused Trump of being "delusional". [Full Article...]

Georgia under state of emergency ahead of hurricane

Forecasters with the National Hurricane Center said that while Florence is expected to slow down considerably by late Thursday and into Friday , it will still be an "extremely risky major hurricane" when it makes landfall. Hurricane force winds can be expected up to 70-miles from the center of the storm, and tropical storm force winds can reach up to 175-miles. This photo provided by NASA sho... [Full Article...]

Snowden win: mass surveillance breached human rights, European Court rules

Snowden win: mass surveillance breached human rights, European Court rules The court ruled in a 5-2 vote that the U.K.'s bulk interception techniques violated Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights , which covers respect of private family life and communications. Regimes governing the use of some surveillance techniques deployed by Britain's spy agencies breached human rights obligations, European judges have found . [Full Article...]

Queensland girl labelled 'brat' for refusing to stand for national anthem

Queensland girl labelled 'brat' for refusing to stand for national anthem Meanwhile, Pauline Hanson has voiced her thought, asserting the schoolgirl had been "brainwashed" and will be pulled out of the college."I'm listening to from too many of us that in fact feel our childhood are being brainwashed in our academic map, this transgender sex stuff, this gracious college project, what the hell is going on?" Australian politician Pauline Hanson , who has made a caree... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence likely worsened by effects of climate change, researchers say

Hurricane Florence likely worsened by effects of climate change, researchers say In southeastern coastal North Carolina into far northeastern SC up to 40 inches of rain could fall, producing "catastrophic flash flooding and prolonged significant river flooding", said the NHC. There have been two fatalities in Kinston as a result of Hurricane Florence , according to Lenoir County Emergency Services Director Roger Dail. But with a storm surge putting pressure on water to he... [Full Article...]

We could have handled Rohingya crisis better, admits Aung San Suu Kyi

We could have handled Rohingya crisis better, admits Aung San Suu Kyi Its report examined five cases, including that of Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo , found guilty last week of breaching the law on state secrets and sentenced to seven years in prison after investigating a massacre of 10 Rohingya men. [Full Article...]

Paul Manafort and special counsel close to deal for guilty plea

Paul Manafort and special counsel close to deal for guilty plea He already faced a possible sentence of life behind bars before the second trial began in Washington, D.C . Manafort's deal with prosecutors allows him to avoid a second federal trial in the District of Columbia after he was convicted of tax and bank fraud charges by a federal court jury in Virginia. [Full Article...]

Russian Federation bombers off Alaska intercepted by United States fighter jets

Russian Federation bombers off Alaska intercepted by United States fighter jets NBC News points out that it's not uncommon for these events to occur, and Russian aircraft have been accused several times of violating the airspace of America's North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies and flying dangerously close to USA ships and aircraft in the Black Sea. [Full Article...]

Alex Cora: Trump's tweets disputing Puerto Rico death count 'disrespectful'

Thursday. The Federal Emergency Management Agency has stocked warehouses in the region surrounding North and SC and Virginia with 20 times as many meals and 40 times as much water as it had in warehouses in Texas and Louisiana ahead of Harvey. [Full Article...]

Trump former campaign head to help Russian Federation inquiry

Trump former campaign head to help Russian Federation inquiry On the other hand, if he cooperates "fully and truthfully" with Mueller but does not implicate the President, he will nearly surely receive a presidential pardon . The White House says Manafort's decision to plead guilty and cooperate with Mueller is "totally unrelated" to President Donald Trump . "Once again an investigation has concluded with a plea having nothing to do with President T... [Full Article...]

Officials work to pinpoint cause of 'Armageddon'-like blasts

Officials work to pinpoint cause of 'Armageddon'-like blasts The gas firm's parent company Indiana-based NiSource said its thoughts were with those affected by the incident. Keefe, and Fire Chief Michael Mansfield report that the Town of Andover is now involved in a major gas-related emergency. [Full Article...]

Financial Times: EU to give Barnier mandate to close Brexit deals

Financial Times: EU to give Barnier mandate to close Brexit deals Despite the more positive atmosphere surrounding the talks with the EU, UK prime minister Theresa May is facing a renewed threat from inside her own party. This is seen as critical by both sides, but talks have been deadlocked for months. "I think it is possible". He told Newsnight: "If you listen carefully to what Michel Barnier said there was no movement, there was an expression of confidenc... [Full Article...]

Trump signs order authorizing sanctions for election meddling

Trump signs order authorizing sanctions for election meddling Bolton said the sanctions would be imposed not just for direct actions, such as hacking into election systems, but also for distribution of propaganda and disinformation. "We must make sure Vladimir Putin's Russian Federation, or any other foreign actor, understands that we will respond decisively and impose punishing consequences against those who interfere in our democracy". [Full Article...]


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