Forecasters downgrade 'risk to life' threat of Storm Helene

18 Sep, 2018

They explained: "Very windy across Ireland from early on Wednesday morning until evening". "Some very strong winds are possible in the northern half of the United Kingdom on Wednesday, then on Thursday areas further south could see a spell of persistent rain".


Russian Federation and Turkey agree on safe zone in Syria's Idlib

18 Sep, 2018

The leaders of Russian Federation and Turkey have agreed to create a demilitarized buffer zone in the Syrian province of Idlib to separate government and rebel forces. Assi said the sides could also agree to modify the borders of the deescalation zones to keep armed rebels from certain sectors. That made Idlib the rebel holdout.


Woman willing to testify over Trump's nominee

18 Sep, 2018

The Post said Ford originally contacted her representative in the House, California Democratic Rep. Anna Eshoo, whose office sent her letter to Feinstein. "This should happen before the Senate moves forward on this nominee", Feinstein said. Since Wednesday, she has watched as that bare-bones version of her story became public without her name or her consent, drawing a blanket denial from Kavanaugh and roiling a nomination that just days ago seemed all but certain to succeed.


Elon Musk hit with defamation lawsuit from diver Vernon Unsworth

18 Sep, 2018

The Tesla boss and SpaceX engineers built a small submarine and shipped it to Thailand to help with the rescue, but the device was not used, and Mr Unsworth called it a " PR stunt ". He also claimed Mr Unsworth was not a cave diver and that he hoped the Briton sued him. "Should be solved shortly", Musk said in a tweet here in response to a customer complaint on delivery delay.


Needles found in strawberries in two more Australian states

18 Sep, 2018

Contaminated punnets have been reported in supermarkets in the states of New South Wales , Queensland and Victoria. Coles and Aldi have removed strawberries from sale in all their supermarkets, with the exception of Western Australia .


South Korea launches its first missile-capable submarine

17 Sep, 2018

South Korea's President Moon Jae-in is expected to fly to Pyongyang for the first time next week in the hopes of accelerating global efforts to denuclearize North Korea. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Friday that the enforcement of United Nations sanctions on North Korea was critical to the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.


Wellfleet shark attack victim was engineering student, outdoorsman

17 Sep, 2018

A Cape Cod beach was closed for a second day Sunday after a shark attack killed a 26-year-old man. Leslie Reynolds, chief ranger at the Cape Cod National Seashore , confirmed the incident that happened about 300 yards south of Newcomb Hollow Beach.


Tropical Storm Warnings for Dominica, Martinique, Guadeloupe

17 Sep, 2018

Regardless of strength at landfall, the storm will produce days of rainfall , flooding and storm surge as it slows to a crawl and batters the area through the weekend. The National Hurricane Center said the storm would dump as much as 30 to 40 inches (76-102 cm) of rain on the southeastern coast of North Carolina and part of northeastern SC, as well as up to 10 inches (25 cm) in southwestern Virginia.


Firefighter injured battling 3-alarm Lawrence blaze as residents return home

17 Sep, 2018

A gas explosion destroyed this home in Lawrence, Sept. 13, 2018. A preliminary investigation determined the blaze on Diamond Street was unrelated to the gas leaks that forced thousands of residents from their homes, Lawrence Fire Chief Brian Moriarty said.


Three Palestinians, Including 12-Year-Old, Killed in Gaza Protests

17 Sep, 2018

The Hamas "is responsible for all the events that take place in the Gaza Strip", said the Israeli army, "the IDF will continue to thwart attempts to harm Israeli civilians and IDF troops in order to protect the Israeli borders and civilians".


U.S. Border Patrol agent suspected of killing four women, kidnapping another

17 Sep, 2018

Texas state troopers reportedly tracked Ortiz to a hotel parking lot in the border city of Laredo, where they discovered him hiding inside a truck. A U.S. Ramirez's body was the first found, discovered on September 4. The agent was identified as Juan David Ortiz , 35. According to authorities, the string of victims were found over the past few weeks.


Skripal case suspects have nothing to do with Kremlin or Putin - Peskov

17 Sep, 2018

Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov told the state-backed RT station that they were visiting the United Kingdom in March when they went on a brief sightseeing jaunt to Salisbury, according to The Daily Mail . "They are wanted men and we have taken steps to ensure that they are apprehended and brought to justice in the United Kingdom if they ever again set foot outside Russian Federation", the Prime Minister's official spokesman said on Thursday.


Eliud Kipchoge Sets Incredible New World Record At Berlin Marathon

17 Sep, 2018

While Kipchoge savored his victory and the new record time, Kipruto who was celebrating his 24th birthday held his own to come in for second while Kipsang who dropped out of the race a year ago finished third. With good weather on the right course, there was little doubt after Monza that Kipchoge would soon seal his legacy by owning the world record. I have trained so well for this race and have full trust in the programmes of my coach.


Trump says Puerto storm response 'unappreciated'

17 Sep, 2018

Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andrew Gillum said "no death is partisan and our brothers and sisters in Puerto Rico deserved better from @realDonaldTrump before, during and after the hurricane". Trump cleared his public schedule Thursday to reportedly track Florence's movements as the deadly storm approached. There are still, for instance, about 45,000 homes with "blue roofs", as tarps installed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are called.


Kremlin confirms preparations for Putin, Erdogan meeting on Monday

15 Sep, 2018

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin are slated to meet Monday, said Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu. Cavusoglu on Friday said Turkey was ready to cooperate with anyone in the fight against terror groups in Syria, but criticised the Damascus regime for using the presence of jihadists groups to legitimise a possible operation in Idlib.


Hurricane Florence pounds Carolinas

15 Sep, 2018

Hurricane Florence was downgraded to a Category 1 storm as of the 11 p.m. Thursday update from the National Hurricane Center but it is still a unsafe storm. Officials in several states have declared states of emergency, including in the Carolinas, Georgia, Virginia and Maryland, where coastal areas are still recovering from summer storms.


Stephen Colbert fact-checks Trump's Puerto Rico hurricane comments

15 Sep, 2018

A vast shipment of water bottles that were meant to be delivered to victims of 2017's destructive Hurricane Maria appear to be still sitting, unused one year later, on a runway in Ceiba, Puerto Rico . Trump's anger over the death toll drew swift rebukes from elected officials and residents of the island, where blackouts remain common, 60,000 homes still have makeshift roofs and 13 per cent of municipalities lack stable phone or internet service.


Astronaut takes photo showing power of Hurricane Florence from space

15 Sep, 2018

By Saturday , total rainfall could accumulate to 30 inches (76 centimeters) - or even 40 inches in places - in parts of the Carolinas and Virginia, the NHC said. The Virginia National Guard is planning to initially bring up to 1,500 soldiers and airmen to offer help in the state's response operations. Satellite images show Florence has maintained a distinct eye and is well-organized.


Hurricane Florence storm downgraded but still "very dangerous"

15 Sep, 2018

In the coming days, Florence's path and pace may cause it to send storm bands back over areas already hammered by heavy rain - what's known as training - dumping even more water and making conditions even more hazardous for both residents and rescuers.


UK motorists need to take EU test in no-deal Brexit

15 Sep, 2018

The government said British firms won't be able to bid for work on the EU's Galileo satellite navigation program if there is no deal, and "may face difficulty carrying out and completing existing contracts". In the scenario of a no-deal Brexit, it is widely believed that there would be risks and some short-term disruption. Critics suggest this means there would need to be extra physical checks at the Irish border.


Trump wants US$200B in China tariffs despite talks, sources say

15 Sep, 2018

The latest data from polling aggregator RealClearPolitics puts Democrats at a more than 8-point lead in a generic congressional vote for the House. A Treasury spokesman did not immediately respond to a query on the status of the China talks invitation.


Mother, baby killed as Hurricane Florence swamps Carolinas

15 Sep, 2018

Local media said the woman had suffered a heart attack. The hurricane made landfall near Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina at about 7:17 a.m., the National Hurricane Center said . It's about the water, not the wind, with Hurricane Florence making an extended stay along the North Carolina coast. That's down from a high of 140mph, but still expected to cause "life-threatening storm surge and rainfall".


Hurricane Florence lashes Carolinas in USA, causing floods

15 Sep, 2018

A long stretch of the U.S. Eastern Seaboard remained vulnerable to hurricane and tropical storm conditions, from Georgia north through the Carolinas into Virginia. Floodwaters submerged U.S. Highway 264, cutting off a major route to other flood-prone areas along the river and the adjacent Pamlico Sound. Computer simulations - especially the often star-performing European model - push the storm further south, even into SC and Georgia.


Paul Manafort expected to plead guilty, avoid second trial

15 Sep, 2018

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort struck a plea deal with Robert Mueller's team that includes cooperating with the special counsel on additional investigations and undergoing questioning from prosecutors without his attorney present.


‘It looked like Armageddon:’ Deadly gas blasts destroy homes

15 Sep, 2018

At about 11 p.m. ET Thursday, troopers in helicopter MSP Air 5 of the Massachusetts State Police Air Wing "were working over Lawrence, providing overwatch support during the ongoing response after the gas explosions and fires", officials said .



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