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President Donald Trump warned on Wednesday that the United States would no longer tolerate North Korea's actions but said the use of military force against Pyongyang will not be his "first choice". The installation of the rest of the battery was delayed, ostensibly on environmental grounds, by South Korea's new liberal President Moon Jae-In. The announcement and North Korea's claim that it could mount the warhead on a missile, dramatically upped the stakes in Pyongyang's standoff with the ...
  • Desmond Tutu speaks out on Rakhine crisis

    Desmond Tutu speaks out on Rakhine crisis

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    Malala Yousafzai, the youngest-ever peace prize victor, said on Monday " the world is waiting " for Aung San Suu Kyi to act. "I am still waiting for my fellow Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi to do the same". "Britain urgently calls upon the security forces to de-escalate the situation in Rakhine". Healthcare facilities are struggling to keep up with the massive influx of people, while United Nations migration officials and partners are recruiting more medical professionals to provide aid.
  • Trump tells GOP to start work on tax cuts

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    Some conservatives said they were infuriated by Mnuchin's sales pitch, including to "vote for the debt ceiling for me". "In some ways it's nearly like they were completing each other's sentences", King said. (He really does not like Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan ). On Thursday night, Representative Charlie Dent of Pennsylvania, a leader of the House Republican moderates, announced that he had had enough, following Representatives Dave Reichert ...
  • Hurricane Irma: Gov. Deal issues mandatory evacuation for coastal Georgia

    Hurricane Irma: Gov. Deal issues mandatory evacuation for coastal Georgia

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    Roughly 540,000 coastal Georgia residents are under evacuation orders. A hurricane watch was also issued for the SC coast from the Georgia line to Edisto Beach, about 40 miles (65 kilometers) southwest of Charleston. Cooper says the threat for rockslides in western North Carolina is greater this year because of mountain wildfires last fall. On Wednesday Gov. Roy Copper declared a State of Emergency for all 100 counties in North Carolina, joining the states of Florida, Georgia and SC.
  • Petition urges stripping Suu Kyi's of Nobel prize over crimes against Rohingyas

    Petition urges stripping Suu Kyi's of Nobel prize over crimes against Rohingyas

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    The government of the Burmese leader Aung San Suu Kyi is calling on China and Russian Federation to block any move by the United Nations security council to censure it over the worsening persecution of Rohingya Muslims. Suu Kyi told Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in a phone call on Tuesday that her government is defending "all the people" in western Rakhine state, according to a government statement.
  • Startup buzzkill: California bans drone delivery services of legalized pot

    Startup buzzkill: California bans drone delivery services of legalized pot

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    Well, according to FastCompany , it seems slightly more complicated than that. Thousands of rules here govern everything from seed to weed to delivery. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rules require that aerial drones fly within a pilot's sight. The aforementioned Bureau of Cannabis Control has released their 'Initial StudyNegative Declaration' to the public last week, which goes into an astonishingly extensive amount of detail and scenarios.
  • Dalit family on Rajpur road to host Shah during visit

    Dalit family on Rajpur road to host Shah during visit

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    Shah interacted with the leaders about various programmes in view of the upcoming polls, said Pandya. The former Minister who was axed from the State Cabinet a year ago, also said he would go to the inauguration of the new BJP office in Shillong, if he is invited by BJP.
  • Protests across Asia over Myanmar's treatment of Rohingyas

    Protests across Asia over Myanmar's treatment of Rohingyas

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    Her two-time biographer, Peter Popham, told Owen Bennett Jones she should resign over the violence. The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees said the estimated number of Rohingya who fled to Bangladesh since violence erupted in Myanmar on August 25 had risen from 164,000 on Thursday, after aid workers found big groups in border areas.
  • Nadal cruises into US Open final

    Nadal cruises into US Open final

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    Rafael Nadal has won the US Open, his 16th career Grand Slam title. The result means this year's major titles are shared between Nadal, and Old for Roger Federer, who won the Australian Open and Wimbledon. "After a couple of years with some troubles, injuries, sometimes playing not good - since the beginning of the season it has been very, very emotional".
  • 16-Year-Old Charged as Adult in Deadly Spring Garden Carjacking

    16-Year-Old Charged as Adult in Deadly Spring Garden Carjacking

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    Police say Grandzol pulled up to his home on the block around 8 p.m.in his family SUV with his daughter and dog inside. Grandzol, 38, was shot in the face in Spring Garden earlier this week. We are heartbroken to announce the tragic and senseless loss of our beloved father, son, brother, grandson, uncle, cousin, and friend, Gerard Patrick Grandzol.
  • Dave Chappelle Celebrates Emmy Win at Def Comedy Jam Party

    Dave Chappelle Celebrates Emmy Win at Def Comedy Jam Party

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    With slicked back hair and wearing ill-fitting suits, McCarthy played Spicer as an enraged man who attacked the media, craved the praise of his boss and rode a motorised podium. On Saturday and Sunday, the Television Academy unveiled the winners of the Creative Arts Emmys, the first set of awards leading up to the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards, which will be handed out Sunday, Sept.
  • Hurricane Irma: Where is it going?

    Hurricane Irma: Where is it going?

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    It was plowing to the north-northwest at 17 miles per hour toward southwest Georgia. After battering its way up Florida's Gulf Coast, Hurricane Irma was downgraded to a tropical storm Monday morning. Rainfall forecast through Thursday from the National Weather Service. In Naples, a city on the Gulf coast about 200km northwest of Miami, buildings were ripped apart by winds and streets flooded by rain and storm surges.
  • Irma, bound for Georgia, weakens to a tropical storm

    Irma, bound for Georgia, weakens to a tropical storm

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    Irma is expected to sap demand for fuel for a time, Goldman Sachs analysts said in a note on Monday, but they cautioned that supply could remain strained due to refining capacity offline in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, which hit Texas two weeks ago.
  • Irma Downgraded to Tropical Storm, Maintains Large Wind Field

    Irma Downgraded to Tropical Storm, Maintains Large Wind Field

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    The strongest winds are expected through Monday afternoon near the coast, and south and west of the Interstate 26 corridor, according to the National Weather Service in Columbia. Forecasters warn wind gusts around 60 miles per hour (95 kph) and storm surge of up to 6 feet (2 meters) are possible later Monday. As for rain, Panovich forecasts 1-3 inches in Charlotte.
  • Taliban Car Bomber Attacks NATO Convoy

    Taliban Car Bomber Attacks NATO Convoy

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    The Taliban on Monday claimed responsibility for a suicide vehicle bombing that wounded several NATO troops and Afghan civilians in a province north Kabul. The general, who heads the United States and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation special operations forces in Afghanistan, promised to investigate and find those responsible for the "error".
  • Trump Admin Asks Supreme Court to Block Ruling That Allows More Refugees

    Trump Admin Asks Supreme Court to Block Ruling That Allows More Refugees

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    Last Thursday, a three-judge 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel ruled that those who have relationships with a resettlement agency should be exempt from an executive order banning refugees. In the court filing, the department said the 9th Circuit's decision on the refugee ban "will disrupt the status quo and frustrate orderly implementation of the order's refugee provisions".
  • Russia To Close American Consulate For 'Diplomatic Parity'

    Russia To Close American Consulate For 'Diplomatic Parity'

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    Neither side gave details on any sticking points, but diplomats told Reuters they have included the final positions of fighting forces, USA unease about Russian involvement in policing the deal, and when to reopen a key border crossing. But there are more higher level USA diplomats in Russia, Kommersant claims, citing several diplomatic sources. He reiterated that when Moscow asked Washington to even out its diplomatic staff in Russia to the number of Russian diplomatic staff in the U.S., it ...
  • Irma now a Tropical Storm, local wind and rain picking up

    Irma now a Tropical Storm, local wind and rain picking up

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    Highs will reach into the 60s to low 70s. The entire state of Florida will experience devastating winds and 1-2 feet of rain from Irma. We should see much of the rain , and wind issues diminishing through Tuesday morning. Although the storm is expected to continue to weaken, according to the National Hurricane Center , it should remain a hurricane at least through Monday morning as the storm's eye moves near or over the west coast of Florida , and then inland over northern ...
  • Irma weakens to tropical storm, continues its crawl to Columbus

    Irma weakens to tropical storm, continues its crawl to Columbus

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    In eastern North Carolina, occasional showers (some heavy) will be possible Monday and Tuesday, with totals of 1-3 inches possible. Locally, we are watching the storm for potential impacts for MS by late Monday through Wednesday - but we will not see the major hurricane such as the Florida peninsula will see over the next 24 - 30 hours.
  • GOP Miami mayor calls on Trump to talk climate change

    GOP Miami mayor calls on Trump to talk climate change

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    He wrote in an article in the Guardian: "The president's luxurious Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida may escape Irma's wrath, but with the deaths of so many Americans, and billions of dollars in damage to homes and businesses, the costs of climate change denial are beginning to pile up at the door of the White House".