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Hurricane Irma Has Completely Devastated This Small Caribbean Island

Hurricane Irma Has Completely Devastated This Small Caribbean Island This combination of satellite images provided by DigitalGlobe shows Codrington in Antigua and Barbuda on April 24, 2014, and Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, after Hurricane Irma . "This was a huge monster", he told USA Today. "The island and the people on the island had absolutely no chance". The cost of reconstruction has been estimated to be in the region of $200 million and would likely take se... [Full Article...]

Senate Republicans seek elusive 50th vote in latest effort to repeal Obamacare

Senate Republicans seek elusive 50th vote in latest effort to repeal Obamacare Their attacks on the Affordable Care Act were always based on lies, and they have never come up with a decent alternative. Those plans retained ObamaCare's disastrous "guaranteed issue" and "community rating" regulations and carried over its essential health benefits mandate, replacing one federal ObamaCare subsidy scheme for another. [Full Article...]

Cartwright to debut, India to bat in ODI

Cartwright to debut, India to bat in ODI At present, team India is at the third position and Australia is at the second position in the ICC world rankings. With India coming home from a resounding success in Sri Lanka, in which they won all three Test matches, all five ODI matches, and the lone Twenty20 match, there is an expectation that good form will be built on and that a vulnerable Australian side could provide the ideal c... [Full Article...]

Acid attack on United States students 'not terror-related'

Acid attack on United States students 'not terror-related' The prosecutor's office could not be reached for comment but told France 3 that one of the women had been hit in the eye with acid and had trouble seeing. The attack took place a train station in Marseille. There was no immediate information on where the USA tourists are from. No other information on where the US tourists were from was released. [Full Article...]

Trump Shares Doctored Image of His Golf Ball Hitting Hillary Clinton

Trump Shares Doctored Image of His Golf Ball Hitting Hillary Clinton Retweeting this kind of misogynistic video might be below the standards of even this President. Trump has not held back on roasting Hillary Clinton upon the release of her book and his retweet this morning only adds insult to injury. Mr Trump attacked Mrs Clinton directly on Wednesday in a series of posts on the social media site. "The "deplorables" came back to haunt Hillary.They expresse... [Full Article...]

Hamas agrees to dissolve governing body in Gaza

Hamas agrees to dissolve governing body in Gaza Hamas said it had also agreed to hold general elections in order to end the decade-long split. Fatah, meanwhile, said on Sunday that it welcomed the pledge by its rival Hamas to accept key conditions for reconciliation. However, he wondered if "Hamas committee is the only obstacle for reaching full reconciliation and ending internal division", saying that he is "personally consciously optimistic... [Full Article...]

Legitimacy of Kurdistan referendum comes from sacrifices of Kurds: Barzani

Legitimacy of Kurdistan referendum comes from sacrifices of Kurds: Barzani An worldwide delegation, including the United States , Britain and UN envoys, met with Barzani and presented the alternative path for the controversial independence referendum. Neighbouring Turkey and Iran fear the referendum could stoke separatist aspirations among their own sizeable Kurdish minorities. Under this plan, a well-placed source told AFP , the worldwide community will oversee ne... [Full Article...]

Woman abuses, slaps two Army men in Vasant Kunj; arrested

Woman abuses, slaps two Army men in Vasant Kunj; arrested The video of the incident has gone viral on social media with many netizens criticising the behaviour of the woman. Action against the woman, identified as Smriti Kalra, was taken after the video of her slapping the Army men went viral on the social media. [Full Article...]

Harry Dean Stanton of Alien and Twin Peaks Fame Dies

Harry Dean Stanton of Alien and Twin Peaks Fame Dies Stanton worked, over 60 years, for some of most renowned directors of Hollywood like Francis Ford Coppola in The Godfar:Part II; Wim Wenders in Paris, Texas; Sam Peckinpah in Pat Garrett and Billy The Kid; Martin Scorsese in The last temptation of Christ , and Ridley Scott in Alien . [Full Article...]

Iran 'Clearly in Default of Expectations' of Nuclear Deal - Tillerson

Iran 'Clearly in Default of Expectations' of Nuclear Deal - Tillerson The U.S. pushed for an oil embargo after North Korea conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclear test on September 3. "In effect, that is directed at China alone because China supplies essentially all of North Korea's oil". "Full implementation of JCPOA [the Iran deal] would positively contribute to regional and worldwide peace and stability", Tillerson said. "The Trump administration is c... [Full Article...]

Trump says London explosion was attack by 'loser terrorist'

Trump says London explosion was attack by 'loser terrorist' Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely condemned the attack as well, saying "Israel condemns the #terror attack in London". "Asked about a Friday morning tweet in which Trump said the USA ban on travelers from certain countries should be more "specific", Trump said: " We have to be tougher and we have to be smarter ". [Full Article...]

California bill protecting immigrants closer to approval

California bill protecting immigrants closer to approval California lawmakers wrapped up their work for the year early Saturday morning, with sweeping new legislation to address issues from illegal immigration to the state's housing crunch - and hundreds of bills being debated and decided in just the final 48 hours. [Full Article...]

World T20 Champions all set for Pakistan tour

World T20 Champions all set for Pakistan tour The PCB has had to rely on heavy financial incentives for the visiting players to draw them to the country so far. Pakistani policemen patrol on horses around the Gaddafi Cricket Stadium in Lahore on September 15, 2017 before the start of the third and final Twenty20 worldwide match between the World XI and Pakistan . [Full Article...]

NHRC to plead against deportation of Rohingyas on 'humanitarian grounds'

NHRC to plead against deportation of Rohingyas on 'humanitarian grounds' India has also chose to grant citizenship to Buddhist and Hindu refugees from erstwhile East Pakistan (now Bangladesh). The issue of illegal Rohingya Muslim immigrants has become hugely contentious as the home ministry has already stated that they were a potential security risk as they were more vulnerable to getting roped in by terror outfits. [Full Article...]

NASA's Cassini spacecraft burns up over Saturn

NASA's Cassini spacecraft burns up over Saturn In August 2009, Cassini had the opportunity to view Saturn at equinox , a special time when the Sun sits directly in line with the planet's rings. Cassini will be doing science even after being gripped by Saturn's gravity, pulling it into destruction, by measuring the composition, temperature, and other properties of Saturn's atmosphere. [Full Article...]

5 dead after AC issue that forced evacuation of Florida nursing home

5 dead after AC issue that forced evacuation of Florida nursing home In Hollywood , the Rehabilitation Center said the hurricane had knocked out a transformer that powered the air conditioning . "It's a sad state of affairs", said Sanchez , who said investigators believe the deaths at the Rehabilitation Center were heat-related and said the building has been sealed off and a criminal investigation was underway. [Full Article...]

Pentagon confirms American ISIS fighter captured in Syria

Pentagon confirms American ISIS fighter captured in Syria Seamus Hughes of the George Washington University Program on Extremism said his team has identified 60 Americans, at least 20 of whom are dead. US Marine Corps Major Adrian Rankine-Galloway told the news station the citizen was 'legally detained by Department of Defense personnel as a known enemy combatant, ' while it's unclear how long the individual was involved in the ploy. [Full Article...]

Myanmar faces 'defining moment', must stop the violence

Myanmar faces 'defining moment', must stop the violence The Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA ) said it is trying to defend the minority group from a long campaign of persecution and violence. (CNN) - Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called for an end to the "horrors" in Myanmar's Rakhine state Thursday, saying the violence represents a "defining moment" for the country's new civilian government. [Full Article...]

Irma: Five dead at Florida nursing home left without power

Irma: Five dead at Florida nursing home left without power Among the state's almost 700 nursing facilities, about 150 lacked power as of Wednesday morning, said the Florida Health Care Association , which represents most of the homes. Emergency services were called after some residents awoke sick. The nursing home has faced several safety violations and citations in recent years, including two for not following generator regulations in 2014 and 2016, a... [Full Article...]

Russia's Zapad Military Drills Seek to Send a Message to the World

Russia's Zapad Military Drills Seek to Send a Message to the World The exercises involve up to 12,700 troops, 70 warplanes and helicopters, 680 units of military equipment, including about 250 tanks, 200 guns, numerous rocket launchers and mortars and 10 warships, the ministry said. Moscow has held a stream of exercises since ties with the West plunged in 2014 over Ukraine, with the military claiming some drills included almost 100,000 troops. [Full Article...]


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