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Staff and volunteers are also serving at emergency shelters and staffing emergency operations and logistics centers. The Salvation Army deployed mobile feeding units that will provide meals. Deployments, which typically are limited to two weeks, consist of 12-hour days, rugged sleeping and living conditions, minimal amenities, and possible very limited or no internet access, Salvation Army officials said.
  • Putin calls for support of Russian-Chinese plan

    Putin calls for support of Russian-Chinese plan

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    Upon completing his trip to the United States, Hong mentioned he was planning to visit China, saying "talks have nearly been settled" with Beijing for his tour. Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping committed on a phone call on Wednesday to "take further action with the goal of achieving the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula", the White House said.
  • Besides Irma, hurricanes Jose and Katia also forming in Atlantic region

    Besides Irma, hurricanes Jose and Katia also forming in Atlantic region

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    National Hurricane Center (NHC) said. NHC noted that risky storm surge will raise water levels by as much as 5 to 7 feet above normal tide levels near and to the north of where Katia makes landfall. Strengthening is forecast and Katia could become a hurricane before it approaches the coast of Veracruz in a couple of days. AccuWeather Hurricane Expert Dan Kottlowski says Hurricane Katia is slowly moving inland and is expected to hit between Tampico and Veracruz tonight.
  • Stand united against hate, says Jagmeet Singh after heckling video goes viral

    Stand united against hate, says Jagmeet Singh after heckling video goes viral

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    A Canadian Sikh politician Jagmeet Singh's calm response to an anti-Islam, anti-Muslim tirade by a woman at a campaign event in Brampton , Ontario has taken social media by storm and received much approbation. Last week, Singh said he was humbled by the nod, adding Julian's record speaks for itself. "We don't want hatred to ruin a positive event". Once we say it's ok to hate someone based on their religion, we're also opening the door to hate based on race, gender, sexuality, and more.
  • House overwhelmingly passes $7.9 billion Harvey aid bill

    House overwhelmingly passes $7.9 billion Harvey aid bill

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    House Speaker Paul Ryan said the three-month offer was "disgraceful", charging that Democrats were "playing politics" with the debt ceiling when it needed to be raised to allow borrowing for Hurricane Harvey relief. The two men dined at the White House Thursday night, a get-together scheduled over Congress' recess, long before the head-spinning events of this week.
  • Nobel institute: Myanmar leader can't be stripped of prize

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    While Yousafzai said "the world was waiting for Suu Kyi to act", the 85-year-old anti-Apartheid activist called on his former friend and "dearly beloved sister" to intervene in an open letter . Shortly after elections in 2015, Suu Kyi assumed the newly created role of State Counsellor which many have come to see as the de facto leadership position.
  • Live Stream coverage of Hurricane Irma

    Live Stream coverage of Hurricane Irma

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    Water drained out of the waterways as an eerie signal of the storm's approach. Tampa could be hit by a storm tide, often the phenomenon, the biggest killer during a hurricane , twice as large as Miami, located on the east coast where the plateau is steep.
  • Barton on debt ceiling increase

    Barton on debt ceiling increase

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    The Senate voted for the legislation 80-17, and the House voted for the bill 316-90. Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., cited the importance of taking decisive action toward fiscal responsibility in the coming budget and debt-ceiling debates. McKinley added the issue of the national debt must be addressed, and he will be working on curtailing spending in the upcoming months. The bill is now headed to the House where despite some GOP opposition, it's expected to be approved quickly.
  • Katia weakens to a tropical depression as it moves into Mexico

    Katia weakens to a tropical depression as it moves into Mexico

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    In its 1 p.m. advisory, the National Hurricane Center said Katia now has maximum sustained winds of 105 miles per hour. Forecasters said Hurricane Katia could have "major" strength when it makes landfall in Mexico. State energy company Pemex [PEMX.UL] has installations in and around the coast of Veracruz but has not reported any disruption to its operations. Millions of Florida residents were ordered to evacuate after the storm killed 21 people in the eastern Caribbean and left ...
  • Former Commanders-In-Chief Make Appeal For Hurricane Relief

    Former Commanders-In-Chief Make Appeal For Hurricane Relief

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    The One America Appeal featuring five former presidents was nationally televised during the opening National Football League broadcast on NBC Thursday night. "The presidents and their staffs will definitely be promoting this through their social media channels", he added. After the 2010 natural disaster in Haiti, Clinton and George W.
  • Richard Branson's Private Island Destroyed by Hurricane Irma: It's a 'Traumatic Time'

    Richard Branson's Private Island Destroyed by Hurricane Irma: It's a 'Traumatic Time'

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    However, no amount of money can stop a hurricane as Branson was recently reminded when he made a decision to ride out Hurricane Irma from the wine cellar of his home on Necker Island which faced the full brunt of the Category 5 storm. Our thoughts go out to everyone affected by the disaster elsewhere in the BVI, Caribbean and beyond. He also writes of his concern for the people and wildlife on the islands.
  • Branson says Necker Island 'devastated'; promises help for BVI

    Branson says Necker Island 'devastated'; promises help for BVI

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    With Hurricane Irma causing "severe damage" to both the USA and UK Virgin Islands, according to UK Foreign Office Minister Alan Duncan, the damage estimates are just beginning to pile up as the island chain's government will be adding even more debt onto the $6.5 billion it already owes to pensioners and creditors.
  • Police find auto belonging to missing, pregnant Md. schoolteacher

    Police find auto belonging to missing, pregnant Md. schoolteacher

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    The mysterious disappearance of a pregnant high school teacher has prompted a police search in Olney, Maryland. Her family reiterated several times that she would never leave without telling anyone and would never leave her dog behind. "This is like an alternate universe", said Wallen's sister, Jennifer Kadi. Police describe Wallen as a white woman who is 5 feet 5 inches tall, 200 pounds with blonde hair and blue eyes.
  • Mexico expels North Korean ambassador in protest of nuclear test

    Mexico expels North Korean ambassador in protest of nuclear test

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    Wang's comments came after Chinese President Xi Jinping and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump spoke on the phone on Wednesday night. Mr Kim has said he won't negotiate unless America drops its "hostile" policies . Meanwhile, North Korea has pledged to take "powerful counter measures" to respond to United States pressure or any new sanctions against it over its missile program, accusing Washington of wanting war.
  • S. Korea braces for another possible N. Korea missile test

    S. Korea braces for another possible N. Korea missile test

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    He said the United Nations should take "necessary measures", but added that sanctions and pressure should spur negotiation between the sides towards the goal of a peaceful solution on the Korean peninsula. The THAAD system is established in South Korea with the aim of intercepting any missiles from North Korea. The other half is dialogue and negotiation.
  • North Korea nuclear test provocative - Putin

    North Korea nuclear test provocative - Putin

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    Denouncing what he called Washington's "boorish and unprecedented" actions toward Russia's diplomatic facilities in the United States, Putin said that he will order the Foreign Ministry to take the USA authorities to court over what he said was a violation of Russia's property rights.
  • Japan's Abe says North Korea situation needs quick action

    Japan's Abe says North Korea situation needs quick action

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    North Korea vehemently objects to military exercises on or near the peninsula, and China and Russian Federation have suggested the United States and South Korea halt their exercises to lower tension. The bid for the toughest penalties yet against North Korea comes despite renewed warnings against such moves by the leaders of China and Russian Federation, which have veto power in the Security Council.
  • Senate passes $15.3B aid package for Harvey

    Senate passes $15.3B aid package for Harvey

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    NFL Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt gives a thumbs up as he gets ready to lead his teammates in distributing relief supplies to people impacted by Hurricane Harvey on September 3, 2017, in Houston. The Washington Post on Thursday added additional intrigue to the unexpected alignment of Trump, Schumer and Pelosi, reporting that Trump agreed to work with Schumer to eliminate the debt limit entirely.
  • State braces for Irma's impact

    State braces for Irma's impact

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    For more information on hurricane preparedness, visit the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency website here. "We are ready to assist with mass sheltering and feeding", said North Carolina Emergency Management Director Mike Sprayberry .
  • Trump briefed on Hurricane Irma at Camp David

    Trump briefed on Hurricane Irma at Camp David

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    The president signaled his support for the One America Appeal to help storm victims, after former presidents, George W. Bush, George H.W. Bush, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, and Jimmy Carter were featured in an ad asking for donations. The insurance program's authorization was set to expire at the end of this month, but Trump signed legislation on Friday that temporarily extends it .
  • Space station captures Hurricanes Irma, Jose churning in the Atlantic

    Space station captures Hurricanes Irma, Jose churning in the Atlantic

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    As long as Congress provides enough money. Three churches have filed a lawsuit in Texas which challenge FEMA's policy. Platts reported that Katia could impact Mexico's port loading activity. Residents of the Miami area and the Florida Keys streamed north in packed vehicles Friday morning, anxiously rushing to dodge Hurricane Irma as the deadly Category 4 storm took aim at the state's eastern coast.