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Delta flight heads through outer bands of Hurricane Irma in Puerto Rico

Reyes gathered up her father to ride out the storm at her home, situated in an upper income neighborhood on a hill. They connected her to Flores Vazquez and Bianca Pagan, a friend who was holed-up in her Carolina apartment. As the flights approached Puerto Rico, Irma's outer bands had already reached the island, bringing rain and degrading conditions. He spent much of Thursday morning on the phone with friends and relatives in Puerto Rico and Florida.

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Military action against North Korea `not inevitable`: Donald Trump

Japanese defence minister Itsunori Onodera said he hoped for a firm United Nations resolution, adding stronger economic penalties might lead to a change in North Korea's behaviour. "But I can tell you North Korea is behaving badly and it's got to stop", he said. Mr Putin said he believes US President Donald Trump's administration is willing to defuse tensions over North Korea's nuclear ambitions.

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Mo disaster volunteers head out to meet 'Irma'

Borer said, "some people have that level of commitment, where they will work their shift". Many of them say they are recharged and ready after serving in Texas for Hurricane Harvey. "They literally finished everything when the call came in around 6 p.m., so the timing was right". Nebraska Task Force 1's 80-member search-and-rescue team is the largest contingent of Nebraskans to respond so far since a one-two punch of hurricanes socked Texas and threatened Florida.

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McMaster reports successful evacuation, warns of Irma storm surge

Approximately 44,457 SC residents are affected by the evacuations that went into effect Saturday morning on barrier islands in Beaufort, Colleton and Jasper counties , with the vast majority on Hilton Head Island. The South Carolina Emergency Management Division has opened a hotline for state residents who have questions about Hurricane Irma . The governor has rescinded part of his executive order calling for the evacuation of health centers along the coast.

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United Kingdom government rules out joint authority in NI

The EU, which will have 27 member states after Brexit , wants to solve key exit issues before opening talks about any future trade cooperation with Britain. "It has to be part of the solution as well, the solution can't come entirely from the European Union", he said. With slow progress on agreeing Britain's divorce bill, ensuring expatriates' rights and deciding on the Irish border, the European Union doubts it will give a green light in October for starting talks about the post-Brexit ...

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North Korea could face strictest sanctions ever in United Nations vote Monday

In reference to the United Nations vote, Japan is pushing for strong oil sanctions, while the USA wants to ban textile exports and shut down the hiring of North Korean guest workers in other countries. Russian Federation doesn't believe sanctions are working, and President Vladimir Putin fears that cutting of the oil supply could hurt the North Korean people.

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Hurricane Katia Is Now Category 2, Heading to Mexico

The National Hurricane Center is warning that "this rainfall will likely cause life-threatening flash floods and mudslides, especially in areas of mountainous terrain". As Katia reached the Mexican Gulf Coast, Hurricane Irma , one of the most powerful Atlantic storms in a century, walloped Cuba's northern coast. It made landfall near beach resort of Tecolutla in Veracruz.

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Ash Falls Like Snow as Wildfires Rage in Pacific Northwest

The fires, which are burning east of Portland, have scorched nearly 31,000 acres and have forced hundreds of residents to flee from their homes. There are 928 individuals working on the fire, which has burned 33,000 acres. The spot fire across the Columbia River in Washington has expanded to 209 acres. Washington State Route 14 is open to passenger vehicle traffic, but closed to commercial vehicles.

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India wins it easy against Srilanka in first T20 by 7 wickets

The incident took place while the senior Indian cricket team led by Virat Kohli is also in Sri Lanka . But a 119 run stand between Kohli and Pandey in just 77 balls took the match away from Sri Lanka . So it is predicted India will win today's match as the won the recent series against Sri Lanka . The Indian batsmen made merry as Manish Pandey utilized his first chance of the series to the fullest with an unbeaten 50 off 42 balls while skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni remained undefeated ...

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NIA raids 10 locations in J&K, NCR

The residents of Shariatabad Budgam on thursday stormed into the residence of Aga Syed Hasan, senior Hurriyat leader where NIA slueths were conducting a raid and raised massive slogans against the investigating agency. Indian authorities arrested top Kashmiri resistance leaders under house arrest in Srinagar Thursday, a day after they announced their plan to travel to New Delhi.

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Celebrities condemn journalist Gauri Lankesh's murder

In November 2016, Gauri Lankesh was sentenced to six months in jail after a defamation case was filed against her for a report against Bharatiya Janata Party leaders. Hope speedy investigation is conducted &justice delivered. Addressing a press conference, Siddaramaiah said that he has met Gauri Lankesh recently but she never spoke about any threats to her life during the conversation.

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India offers development assistance to Myanmar's Rakhine

India has committed development assistance to Rakhine state in Myanmar where large-scale violence blamed on the minority Rohingya Muslim community has claimed the lives of security personnel and innocent people and triggered a mass exodus, Foreign Secretary S.

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North Korea crisis: USA in shock missile move TOMORROW as war looms

China has once again urged the US and South Korea to halt the deployment of a high-tech missile defense system in South Korea. As North Korea ramps up its efforts to develop a hydrogen bomb capable of striking the continental United States, the USA and its allies are doubling down on efforts to remind Pyongyang that a war on the Korean Peninsula is one it will lose.

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Nigeria Seek Consolidation Over Cameroon

Nigeria cemented their place at the top of Group B standings with nine points, while Cameroon are placed third on table with two points. Nigeria put up a commanding attacking masterclass to dismantle Cameroon in a highly convincing 4-0 World Cup qualifying victory at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium.

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Trump Requests $7.8 Billion From Congress For Harvey Relief

Failing to raise the debt limit would risk a market-shattering first-ever USA default. Republicans are signaling that they may link the unpopular debt limit increase to Harvey relief. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), responsible for coordinating emergency response to natural disasters, is reportedly already spending existing disaster aid reserves-currently valued at $2.1 billion-at a high rate.

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No Beef Ban in Kerala, Says Union Minister Alphons Kannanthanam

BJP state president Kummanam Rajasekharan has termed the elevation of party leader from the state Alphons Kannanthanam as a union minister as an Onam gift to Kerala but the move has evidently caught the state BJP leadership unawares though they are not willing to admit it openly.

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Putting Doklam standoff behind, Modi-Xi talk "peace and tranquility" along borders

The meeting was the first between the two leaders since Chinese and Indian troops ended a standoff in the Doklam border region about a week ago that was the neighbours' most serious military confrontation in decades. Mumbai: With home sharing in the country gaining popularity, a report says that intra-BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) travel to India is dominated by Chinese and Russian guests.

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More Brexit talks? You don't have enough to say, mocks EU

Speaking to the BBC on September 3, he criticized the EU Commission for trying to paint the talks in a negative light after last week's third negotiating round ended with sharp criticism of the British approach. The bone of contention resulting to the heated polity is the mandate of the European Union to sort divorce issues and bill payment before trade talks can begin - a policy which does not rest well with British officials.

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Thomas trumps Spieth at Dell Championship: in the bag

Marc Leishman , who started the day in a tie for the lead with Thomas, finished third, four shots back after making five bogeys over his final nine holes. Jason Day continued his strong recovery from his opening round of 75, today adding a round of 66 to finish 25th this week and in 28th position in the FedEx Cup points list he is well placed to advance to the Tour Championship provided he puts together a reasonable week in Chicago.

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Tropical Storm Jose forms in the Atlantic

Jose has 40 miles per hour winds and moving 13 miles per hour west-northwest. Hurricane Irma is a fearsome Category 5 storm with winds of 180 miles per hour as of Tuesday morning. Jose, which is the tenth tropical storm of the season, formed over the Atlantic; with the National Hurricane Centre (NHC) on Tuesday noting that there were "no coastal watches or warnings in effect" for Jose.

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NFLPA files temporary restraining order to block Ezekiel Elliott's suspension

Roberts' no discipline recommendation is the main reason Cowboys owner Jerry Jones expressed so much confidence in Elliott not being suspended before the initial decision and is the likely the source of his anger since the National Football League announced the suspension on August 11.

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Guardsmen to Help with Harvey

The 1,500 guardsmen who are being sent are primary Army guardsmen who drill regularly, Phillips said. The soldiers will depart Friday from St. Cloud via CH-47 Chinook helicopters to conduct aviation operations in Texas. State Guard members will also join a steady group of volunteers from religious organizations and nonprofits in Arkansas who have journeyed to the coast to help flood and hurricane victims recover.

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May set to agree on €55 billion Brexit bill, Sunday Times says

The prime minister said the withdrawal bill was "the single most important step we can take to prevent a cliff-edge for people and businesses". Although pro-EU Tories are expected to delay rebelling against the measure until later in the autumn, they are preparing to use this week's debate to warn the government against pressing for a "hard Brexit".

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Houston recovery 'multi-year project', says Texas governor

Two days after President Donald Trump asked Congress for $US8 billion in initial relief for Harvey, Texas Governor Greg Abbott said his state may ultimately need more than the $US120 billion that the USA spent on Hurricane Katrina recovery.

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Video Shows Nurse Arrested For Refusing to Take Blood Sample

She said she was illegally arrested. We're learning more about the patient at the center of the shocking arrest of a Utah nurse and accompanying viral video . "The Rigby Police Department would like to thank the nurse involved and hospital staff for standing firm, and protecting Officer Gray's rights as a patient and victim".