• UN to vote on watered-down new sanctions against North Korea

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    Ri Hong-sop, head of North Korea's nuclear weapons institute, and Hong Sung-mu, deputy director of the munitions industry department attended the celebration.KCNA said on Sunday the scientists and technicians "brought the great auspicious event in national history, an extra-large event through the flawless success in the test of H-bomb".
  • OECD gives Israel mixed report card on education

    OECD gives Israel mixed report card on education

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    Early childhood: nearly twice as many 2-year-olds are in preschool education in New Zealand (65%) than across the OECD (39%), although the numbers range widely from none in Ireland to 95% in Iceland, partly because of definitional differences.
  • The Thirst Over These Hot Florida Cops Has Reached Hurricane Force

    The Thirst Over These Hot Florida Cops Has Reached Hurricane Force

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    I can't remember where I was going with this...." "Not even all the water dropped by Harvey and Irma combined could quench the thirst this posts [sic] comments", wrote another. "Thank you all for the hilarious comments... they have brightened our time up here". The police department did not immediately respond to a BuzzFeed News request for comment on the Hot Cops Of Gainesville (TM).
  • Ambassador says United Nations resolution is 'a challenge' for North Korea

    Ambassador says United Nations resolution is 'a challenge' for North Korea

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    North Korea on Monday threatened to "inflict pain and suffering" on the USA, after Washington pushed for new sanctions against Pyongyang for its sixth nuclear test in the UN Security Council, the state-media reported . "The UNSC's response and actions should be helpful to the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and to maintaining the stability of the region".
  • Hurricane Irma & Tampa: Photos of Storm Damage

    Hurricane Irma & Tampa: Photos of Storm Damage

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    Authorities also struggled to clear the single highway connecting the string of islands to the mainland. Irma has been downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm , with winds of 70 miles per hour, the National Hurricane Center said.
  • Trump and first lady prepare to commemorate September 11

    Trump and first lady prepare to commemorate September 11

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    Rob Fazio has attended the ground zero ceremony each year since 9/11 - his father, Ronald Carl Fazio, was among the victims. Americans commemorated 9/11 on Monday with tear-streaked tributes, a presidential warning to terrorists and appeals from victims' relatives for unity and hope 16 years after the deadliest terrorist attack on USA soil.
  • NKorea rejects United Nations sanctions, says USA will suffer

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    Bloomberg reported on Tuesday that a spokesman for China's government warned that the country will "never allow" war to break out between North and South Korea. It was meant to be maximalist. The resolution was a watered down version of the initial U.S. draft. MCEVERS: Do you think the resolution will pass? What are diplomats saying about that? "But clear is the fact that the more recklessly the US resorts to irrational sanctions, pressure and military threats to the DPRK , the more ...
  • Chinese banks halt transactions for North Koreans

    Chinese banks halt transactions for North Koreans

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    Earlier, the UN Security Council imposed the harshest-ever economic sanctions against North Korea , putting a cap on the amount of fuel it can buy and further restricting import of crude oil. "But we all know these steps only work if all nations implement them completely and aggressively", she said. If it proves it can live in peace, the world will live in peace with it.
  • Severe weather threat in NC Tuesday from Irma remnants

    Severe weather threat in NC Tuesday from Irma remnants

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    This means rain looks likely for the morning commute Tuesday, including some heavy downpours. We we will continue to see gusty winds , flash flooding and the potential for tornadoes this evening. The NWS expects the aftermath of Hurricane Irma to be much less impactful in Middle Tennessee than that of Hurricane Harvey. Irma may be no more, but the rain associated with the once-powerful tropical storm is sticking around the Midlands a bit longer.
  • Yankees, Gray lose to Rays on Hechavarria's HR in eighth

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    Petersburg, Fla., which sat empty and dark as a storm swirled around it. Late last month, Tropicana Field hosted a Houston Astros-Texas Rangers series relocated due to Harvey's impact on Houston. Tampa Bay Rays second baseman Brad Miller is starting against the New York Yankees on Tuesday. Brett Gardner's leadoff single in the sixth inning was the end of lefty starter Blake Snell , who was replaced by Steve Cishek, and the right-hander retired the next three batters - striking out Judge ...
  • Denuclearisation is United States aim for North Korea

    Denuclearisation is United States aim for North Korea

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    The government added that President Enrique Pena Nieto ordered Kim's expulsion because of United Nations Security Council resolutions that imposed sanctions on people and entities associated with Pyongyang's nuclear programme. South Korea's defence ministry said it was already strengthening its defences, in part by deploying more US-made Terminal High-Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) missile launchers.
  • Korea denounces new United Nations sanctions

    Korea denounces new United Nations sanctions

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    The import of refined petroleum products is also limited. Russian Federation has said sanctions aren't working and President Vladimir Putin expressed concern that a total oil cut-off could hurt the North Korean people. He declined to be drawn on whether China was behind the weakening of the draft, saying it hoped the decision would be made "on the basis of full consultation and consensus".
  • State Senate Passes Foxconn Package

    State Senate Passes Foxconn Package

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    In light of the bill , Kenosha's mayor John Antaramian said in a letter to Gov. Scott Walker the city will no longer be an option for the plant's factory. She calls the incentives a "good deal for Wisconsin taxpayers". The Republican-controlled Senate is expected to pass the bill later Tuesday. Lena Taylor, D-Milwaukee derided the bill as the largest state corporate welfare package to a foreign company in USA history.