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World Media Hurricane Irma update, plus a look at the week ahead
Author: 0 Hurricane Irma update, plus a look at the week ahead

Tropical force winds are winds from 30-to-40 miles per hour with gusts up to 60 miles per hour. Hurricane Irma has strengthened to a category four storm as it nears Florida, with maximum sustained winds of 130mph (209km/h). Pfaff said Friday morning that Jose's swells will be felt across Grand Strand beaches in the coming days, along with Irma's, which will lead to ripe conditions for strong rip currents and rough surf.

World Media Cubans venture out in the wake of Hurricane Irma
Author: 0 Cubans venture out in the wake of Hurricane Irma

The eye of the storm is forecast to move near the north coast of Cuba throughout Saturday, near the Florida Keys on Sunday morning, and then near the southwest coast of Florida on Sunday afternoon. Florida braced for the onslaught, with forecasters warning that Irma could slam headlong into the Miami metropolitan area of six million people , punish the entire length of the state's Atlantic coast and move into Georgia and SC.

World Media These Were the 10 Costliest Hurricanes To Ever Hit the US
Author: 0 These Were the 10 Costliest Hurricanes To Ever Hit the US

Irma is the second hurricane in two weeks to move on the United States after Hurricane Harvey slammed into Texas and idled a quarter of USA refinery capacity. Anadarko Petroleum, one of the largest operators in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, said it pulled non-essential staff from its platforms in the eastern Gulf of Mexico as a precautionary measure against Irma.

World Media Duncan seeks donations, plans hurricane relief mission to US Virgin Islands
Author: 0 Duncan seeks donations, plans hurricane relief mission to US Virgin Islands

Duncan, who was born and grew up in the U.S. Virgin Islands, said in The Players' Tribune that he is donating $250,000 immediately to storm relief efforts and will match donations up to the first $1 million. His family had to seek shelter in the family's bathroom, as the strong winds and rained passed through. "The people there, many of whom are old friends of mine, are suffering", he wrote.

Author: 0 Virginia governor declares state of emergency ahead of Irma

As the worst of Hurricane Irma pounded Florida, the state's next-door neighbor wasn't taking chances and officials told residents to prepare for possible impacts. Cooper said traffic has increased throughout the state and is expected to increase more with new evacuations from Florida. "We still need to be prepared", Cooper said Friday, adding that emergency crews will continue to be ready for whatever the storm may deliver.

World Media After Irma, in the US Virgin Islands 'everything is gone'
Author: 0 After Irma, in the US Virgin Islands 'everything is gone'

Those floods could reach heights between six and 12 feet on Florida's west coast, "enough to cover your house", Scott said . Tens of thousands of people huddling in shelters watched for updates as the storm swung to the west, now potentially sparing Tampa as well Miami the catastrophic head-on blow forecasters had been warning about for days.

World Media Thousands Take to London's Streets in Protest Against Brexit
Author: 0 Thousands Take to London's Streets in Protest Against Brexit

But former Chancellor Ken Clarke told Sky News such a plan was "hopeless", while Conservative minister Dominic Raab said his idea had been tried already and been unsuccessful. The mood in the country is it's hopeless to expect that. In reference to people in other political parties, Cable said: "They go along with Brexit because they say, 'well people in my constituency voted for it, ' but deep down they are really, really anxious about the consequences".

World Media Greenville County Schools Preparing For Hurricane Irma
Author: 0 Greenville County Schools Preparing For Hurricane Irma

That announcement came on the district's social media channels. No decision has been made yet on public schools. As always, safety remains our top priority! Several of the district's schools could be activated as American Red Cross shelters, if needed.

World Media Wisconsin vs. FAU live stream
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He's expected to see more playing time in Obasih's absence. Sophomore quarterback Alex Hornibrook was sharp and completed 15-of-23 passes for 244 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions while hitting seven different receivers in the easy win.

World Media US Consults with UK and Australia on North Korea
Author: 0 US Consults with UK and Australia on North Korea

Mattis promised a "massive, effective and overwhelming military response" if South Korea and other USA allies were threatened, according to the Defense Department. They have raised worries over rumored health hazards linked to the system's powerful radar and the possibility that the town will become a target of North Korean attacks.

World Media China: UN should take more action against North Korea
Author: 0 China: UN should take more action against North Korea

But Moon has also come out strongly against taking any preventive military action against North Korea that could plunge South Korea into a catastrophic war. "The battery will be operational as soon as the United States finishes its internal procedures", Ministry spokesperson Moon Sang-gyun said at a press conference, reported Yonhap news agency.

Author: 0 Japan PM warns N.Korea against continuing nuclear program

Nuclear weapons experts and seismologists, who measure nuclear explosions with the same scale used for earthquakes due to the similar pattern of ground shaking, estimated that Sunday's explosion was over ten times more powerful than the one the North carried out in September 2016.

Author: 0 Russia's Putin: Trump administration has shown desire to defuse North Korea tensions

The Moon-Putin summit came amid growing concerns over North Korea's apparently evolving nuclear and missile capabilities. South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Russian President Vladimir Putin both called for efforts to stop North Korea from making any more provocations and denuclearize the communist state Wednesday, but differed over how to do so.

World Media One dead, 11 injured after bridge collapses in Bhubaneswar
Author: 0 One dead, 11 injured after bridge collapses in Bhubaneswar

Chief minister Naveen Patnaik announced Rs 5 lakh ex-gratia for kin of deceased and free treatment of injured. Three to four persons are still reported to be trapped under the rubble. "We have ordered a high level probe into the incident", said PWD secretary Nalinikant Pradhan. "After getting a report from the engineers, action will be taken against those found responsible for any negligence", Pradhan added.

World Media Arkema's Texas smoke signals a wider chemical threat
Author: 0 Arkema's Texas smoke signals a wider chemical threat

As a result, containers of organic peroxides - a family of chemicals manufactured by the company - warmed up and began to burn in the early morning on August 31, according to a company First responders remained on the perimeter of the plant and when the organic peroxide did begin to explode, sending a stream of black smoke 40 feet into the air, they got sick.

World Media North Korea warns that 'more gift packages' on way to US
Author: 0 North Korea warns that 'more gift packages' on way to US

North Korea says its recent missile launch and other "self-defense" measures were a " gift package " to the United States. "The U.S. will receive more "gift packages" from my country as long as its relies on reckless provocations and futile attempts to put pressure on the DPRK ", he warned, Reuters reported.

World Media Korea leader, calls for talks on N. Korea nuke threat
Author: 0 Korea leader, calls for talks on N. Korea nuke threat

Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to... "Our military has never been stronger", the President told journalists on Thursday (Sept 7) in answer to a question on North Korea at a joint press conference with the visiting Emir of Kuwait. Thousands of policemen were deployed to protect the Thaad systems which are four in number and are in addition to two other Thaad system batteries installed in the village in April which also birthed a similar clash.

World Media League Final Day Preview - Plateau United, Mfm Seek to Be Champions
Author: 0 League Final Day Preview - Plateau United, Mfm Seek to Be Champions

And this, Plateau United is aware of. No major football title has gone to Jos since the 1999 FA Cup, when Donatus Iloka's solitary goal crowned Plateau United winners at the National Stadium in Lagos . It will be a straight fight between Enyimba and Akwa United for third place and a CAF Confederation Cup ticket next year. Enyimba beat Katsina United 1-0, while Akwa United saw off Kano Pillars 3-0.

Author: 0 China supports United Nations action on North Korea while urging talks

In a phone call with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping, US President Donald Trump on Wednesday insisted that military action against North Korea was not his "first choice" and pushed for a diplomatic option. "The sanctions, which, according to the UN Security Council, should have impacted North Korea's stance, have already been imposed, but, unfortunately, they have failed to achieve the desired effect", the diplomat stressed.

World Media Afghan strategy needs another good look — TEXAS VIEW
Author: 0 Afghan strategy needs another good look — TEXAS VIEW

Although Pakistan had been an ally in the US's war on terror since the 9/11 attacks on the United States soil, Trump has - and Obama had - a negative outlook towards Pakistan due to two factors. To date, more than 2,300 Americans have been killed and over 17,000 wounded in Afghanistan. Obama's embrace of India and dissatisfaction over Pakistan only got an advanced outlook under Trump; that's that, nothing new.

Author: 0 Global resolve shaken over North Korea threat

Worldwide solidarity in the face of North Korea's nuclear threat crumbled Tuesday as Russian Federation rebuffed U.S. calls for new United Nations sanctions and Washington promised its allies advanced weaponry. It was the sixth test of a nuke since 2006, the fourth since 2015 and the first of a hydrogen bomb. South Korea says it expects another North Korea intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) launch "on September 9", according to the country's Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon.

World Media North Korea may launch ICBM on Saturday: PM Lee Nak-yon
Author: 0 North Korea may launch ICBM on Saturday: PM Lee Nak-yon

South Korea is ready to install four more launchers to complete the deployment of a controversial USA missile-defense system to counter the growing threat from the North, the defense ministry said Monday. During his election campaign earlier this year, President Moon was a noted skeptic of THAAD, and called for greater dialogue with North Korea. It has also caused diplomatic rifts between South Korea and its neighbor China, which Seoul says imposed unofficial sanctions on it after deployment ...

World Media Here's How The US Military Is Preparing To Assist Irma Recovery Efforts
Author: 0 Here's How The US Military Is Preparing To Assist Irma Recovery Efforts

McCain collided last month with an oil tanker off the coast of Singapore, killing 10 sailors. The U.S. Navy Fleet Forces Command said in a statement Friday that Adm. This desperation to increase operations is also driving the lack of training, as the GAO says that numerous new sailors are rushed out with limited training.

World Media Seoul completes installation of THAAD anti-missile system
Author: 0 Seoul completes installation of THAAD anti-missile system

South Korea on Thursday completed the deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) anti-missile system, built by the USA, on its territory with the installation of four additional missile interceptors amid overnight clashes between residents and the security forces that left dozens injured.

World Media North Korea crisis: South Korean protesters clash with police over THAAD
Author: 0 North Korea crisis: South Korean protesters clash with police over THAAD

South Korea today said, it will temporarily deploy four remaining launchers for a US Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system (THAAD) after the completion of an environmental assessment by the government. China had said previously that it sees the deployment of the Thaad system as a threat to the region's "strategic equilibrium". President Moon Jae-in ordered officials to consult with the US on the temporary deployment of the four additional THAAD launchers, following the North's launch of ...

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