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The summit which will be the first-ever heads of state and government meeting to develop prospects regarding Science and Technology will set priorities for the members countries to achieve goals over the next decade. The Permanent Secretariat is the executive organ of the Organisation, entrusted with the implementation of the decisions of the two preceding bodies, and is located in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
  • Minnesota Power Company to Help Hurricane Irma Victims

    Minnesota Power Company to Help Hurricane Irma Victims

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    The reactors are encased in six feet of steel-reinforced concrete and sit 20 feet above sea level. "This storm has the potential to eclipse Hurricane Andrew". Meanwhile, French, British and Dutch military authorities rushed aid to the devastated Caribbean islands Thursday after Hurricane Irma left at least 10 people dead and thousands homeless.
  • Did a 2005 Movie Feature Hurricanes Named Harvey and Irma?

    Did a 2005 Movie Feature Hurricanes Named Harvey and Irma?

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    Florida Governor Rick Scott said all Floridians should be prepared for possible evacuation, and issued a stark warning to those in threatened areas. "Please, the Keys are not safe". Many other outlying areas are bracing for waters as high as three to ten feet. "I don't think it takes a rocket scientist to know that further damage is imminent", said Inspector Frankie Thomas of the Royal Police Force of Antigua and Barbuda .
  • Hurricane Harvey leads to increased retail gasoline prices

    Hurricane Harvey leads to increased retail gasoline prices

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    The hurricanes represent the latest philanthropic collaboration by living ex-U.S. presidents and their first joint effort since Trump's election. Mr Bush senior and Mr Clinton raised money for victims of the devastating tsunami in Asia in 2004 and Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and after Haiti's massive natural disaster in 2010, Mr Obama enlisted Mr Clinton and George W Bush to lead a relief effort.
  • Hurricane Irma sucked the water away from shorelines in the Bahamas

    Hurricane Irma sucked the water away from shorelines in the Bahamas

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    The ominous-looking occurrence was in fact caused by a combination of low tide, low pressure and strong winds in the right direction, which literally pushed the water away from the long narrow bay. Fritz says that in the center of the storm, water is drawn upward by the low pressure. As the storm draws water toward the center, it gets pulled away from the surroundings.
  • Texas QB Shane Buechele sits out with shoulder injury

    Texas QB Shane Buechele sits out with shoulder injury

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    Defensive back Holton Hill scored his third touchdown in two games with an interception return for a score in the third. In order to avoid becoming the first Longhorn team in 25 years to do the same, the focus in fixing mistakes and minimizing penalties has to be at a high level against San Jose State this weekend.
  • Hurricane Matthew damage forgotten in Washington as Harvey, Irma take their toll

    Hurricane Matthew damage forgotten in Washington as Harvey, Irma take their toll

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    He said although the track looks better for our state, North Carolinians still need to be prepared. Potentially, the storm could move up the east coast of Florida and end up near the border of Georgia and SC late Monday. Scattered power outages are possible anywhere across the state Monday and Tuesday. The biggest threat from the weakened storm, Gardner said, is heavy rain.
  • New Jersey Guard Members Headed to Florida Ahead of Irma

    New Jersey Guard Members Headed to Florida Ahead of Irma

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    With troops still deployed to the Texas Gulf Coast, Oklahoma National Guard officials are keeping an eye on another deadly hurricane. The New York Air National Guard touched down in San Juan, Puerto Rico Thursday. "Our company motto is 'You call, we haul, ' so we're prepared and ready, and we're excited to have this mission". "We are trained to deal with natural disasters", said Air Force Col.
  • Met Russian lawyer to know about Hillary's fitness: Trump Jr

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    In fact, he was so excited by the idea of getting negative information on Clinton which was being offered to him as "part of Russian Federation and its government's support for Mr. Mueller's questions could go to the issue of intent and possible efforts to hide information during an obstruction of justice investigation. Speaking publicly for the first time since being confirmed as head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Wray also expressed confidence in Robert Mueller , the special ...
  • May warns United Kingdom lawmakers ahead of crucial Brexit debate

    May warns United Kingdom lawmakers ahead of crucial Brexit debate

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    Diane Abbott, shadow home secretary, responding to leaked Home Office document, said: " Labour wants fair rules and reasonable management of migration in accordance with the needs of our economy and our values as a party". The government has refused to comment on the leak, insisting that it will set out its initial proposals for post-Brexit immigration in the autumn.
  • Zoo Animals Retreat to Hurricane-Proof Homes During Irma

    Zoo Animals Retreat to Hurricane-Proof Homes During Irma

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    According to Magill, the majority of zoo animals, including tigers, lions and great apes, will be kept in their concrete-made night quarters. Directors of local animal sanctuaries said the last time they had to activate full-blown hurricane preparedness plans was for Hurricane Wilma in 2005.
  • Gamecocks go to Missouri, bring back a win

    Gamecocks go to Missouri, bring back a win

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    Drew Lock's 61-yard touchdown pass to Jason Reese with 13:07 remaining in the first half gave Missouri (1-1, 0-1 SEC) its 10-0 lead, but Samuel changed the game's momentum by returning the ensuing kickoff 97 yards for a TD, his second kickoff return for a score in as many weeks.
  • How will Hurricane Irma impact our area?

    How will Hurricane Irma impact our area?

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    Despite the storm's shift toward the west, Cooper said he wants North Carolinians in all regions of the state to prepare, especially if Irma unexpectedly shifts east. "We know that even if North Carolina is spared a direct hit, some parts of our state could still see serious impacts, particularly in the western part of our state".
  • Town of Palm Beach warns that returning now would be a mistake

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    The National Hurricane Center on Thursday night issued hurricane warnings for the Keys and an area of the peninsula including metro Miami and Lake Okeechobee . Trump bought the property in 1985, when it was in disrepair, for $10 million, and spent millions refurbishing it before turning it into a club in 1995.
  • Mexico Continues Recovery in Areas Affected by Quake

    Mexico Continues Recovery in Areas Affected by Quake

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    The quake shook a large swath of the country and was felt as far north as Mexico City . President Nieto, in a televised address stated that 61 people were killed - 45 in Oaxaca state, 12 in Chiapas and four in Tabasco. Mexico's capital escaped major damage, but the quake terrified sleeping residents, many of whom still remember the catastrophic 1985 natural disaster that killed thousands and devastated large parts of the city.
  • Eagle Creek Fire Rages On In Oregon

    Eagle Creek Fire Rages On In Oregon

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    The biggest fires came a little later than usual in some states, after Labor Day, when the fire season traditionally starts to peter out. "It is believed he and others may have been using fireworks, which started the forest fire along the Eagle Creek Trail", said state police in a post on Facebook.
  • Facebook reports massive Russian-funded misinformation social media campaign

    Facebook reports massive Russian-funded misinformation social media campaign

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    Numerous accounts were crudely designed and used stilted, awkward language, and many of their posts were not widely sharedthroughout social media. When Facebook officials finally did show up to the Hill Wednesday, they revealed the bombshell that a Russian " troll farm " linked to the Kremlin had purchased $100,000 worth of ads - some of which appear created to plug Facebook users into streams of fake news and Russian propaganda.
  • BC MLA defies own party, named Speaker

    BC MLA defies own party, named Speaker

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    The statement said Plecas' decision was a betrayal, one he made "despite repeated promises and assurances that he would not". "Basically, when you tell your colleagues you are not going to do something, they take you at your word", he said.
  • Mar-a-Lago ordered to evacuate; 1 Trump mansion destroyed by Irma

    Mar-a-Lago ordered to evacuate; 1 Trump mansion destroyed by Irma

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    The Trump family business doubled the initiation fee to $200,000 once it became clear Mar-a-Lago would become the unofficial Winter White House. "We continue to send our thoughts and prayers to victims of Hurricane Harvey and are praying for those that are in the path of Hurricane Irma", the spokesperson said.