by | September 10, 2017 | 01:51

In a post on Virgin's website on Thursday, Branson wrote that he has "never seen anything like this hurricane". The "superstorm" Irma is already being called the most powerful Atlantic Ocean hurricane in recorded history and has caused major damage in the eastern Caribbean , including St.

by | September 10, 2017 | 01:45

In 2011, the Obama administration issued guidance requiring schools to investigate all complaints of sexual assault that details how they must conduct disciplinary proceedings. "@BetsyDeVosED should be doing everything she can to make Title IX enforcement stronger", a tweet from Gillibrand read. The policy also outlines the review and appeal processes along with possible sanctions.

by | September 09, 2017 | 23:41

Obama, 56, said to the stunned students, who were seated in a circle with D.C. public schools chancellor Antwan Wilson. A photo posted to Twitter by Mr Obama's aide captures the look of absolute shock on students' faces as the former president walks in.

by | September 09, 2017 | 23:19

Senate voted to allocate the fund to Texas for the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Sharp will lead the Governor's Commission to Rebuild Texas, which is charged with rebuilding the state's infrastructure. "Rebuild Texas ahead of schedule, under budget and with a friendly smile of constant consumer service", Abbott said. The total cleanup costs from Harvey aren't yet known, but Abbott has estimated that damage from the storm could top $150 billion.

by | September 09, 2017 | 23:06

Hurricane Irma already sustained a Category 5 wind of approx 180 miles/hour whilst rapidly passing through the Virgin Island and the Northern Lesser Antilles. "They are getting prepared for this storm as soon as they can". "I don't know if it's going to do a lot of damage, but I'm not going to wait around to see", Johnson said.

by | September 09, 2017 | 22:07

Like many countries, North Korea likes to celebrate independence or founding days with parades and proclamations, but Pyongyang likes to add dramatic gestures against imperialism, particularly ones that showcase its military might. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that it was too early to draw conclusions about the final form of the United Nations resolution, Russia's Interfax news agency quoted Lavrov as saying at a news conference on Friday.

by | September 09, 2017 | 19:20

An angry mob attacked ramganj police station in Jaipur and burnt police vehicles. The mob went on a rampage and torched a power house and set ablaze five vehicles, including an ambulance and a police jeep, prompting police to fire tear gas shells, rubber bullets and open fire in air to disperse the mob and bring the situation under control.

by | September 09, 2017 | 15:19

The Sheriff's Office is encouraging residents and guest to leave ahead of a mandatory evacuation expected to start Saturday morning. Becky and Mike Gerald evacuated their Tybee Island condo a block from the beach for Matthew. "I've seen the videos of what happened to those poor people on those islands", Putnam said of Irma's devastation in the Caribbean. North Carolina election officials are watching closely the path of Hurricane Irma in case primary elections in the state's largest city ...

by | September 09, 2017 | 14:41

A United Nations human rights investigator said in 2015 that North Korea was forcing more than 50,000 people to work overseas, mainly in Russian Federation and China, earning between $1.2 billion and $2.3 billion a year. That might be a hard-pressed feat to accomplish, considering the contentious situation between the countries and the fact that Rodman has rarely talked about politics with Jong-un.

by | September 09, 2017 | 13:43

Trump administration officials said the budget deal helped clear the legislative calendar to push through other top legislative priorities, including tax reform. The Senate passed the budget deal on Wednesday and the House is scheduled to vote on the package on Friday. President Donald Trump is urging Republicans in Congress to start work immediately on a tax overhaul.

by | September 09, 2017 | 13:43

People in the United Kingdom and Canada were also affected. People all over the country are looking to protect themselves after credit reporting giant Equifax announced its computers were hacked, potentially exposing the personal information of millions of Americans.

by | September 09, 2017 | 13:36

But on Thursday, after days of talks with regional leaders and officials, Putin struck a more optimistic note , saying Russian Federation could see that the administration of U.S. sanctions and amid an escalating standoff with the United States. In a sign of the global stakes over Pyongyang's latest test , China said on Thursday that it had lodged a diplomatic protest with South Korea following its announcement that it would increase deployments of a U.S.

by | September 09, 2017 | 13:39

The 80-year-old Argentine pontiff spoke alongside Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos, who has overseen recent controversial efforts to make peace with armed rebel groups. His 20th trip overseas as pope, Francis' five-day visit to Colombia is a highly emotional one, fulfilling a promise he made to government and FARC negotiators when he visited Cuba in 2015 as negotiations between the two dragged on in Havana.

by | September 09, 2017 | 13:37

The UN says 270,000 Rohingya have arrived in Bangladesh in the last fortnight after fleeing Myanmar, where refugees say their villages have been burned to the ground and relatives killed by the army, reports AFP. All the injured were taken to hospital for treatment. Traders Federation Banihal had called for the protests. "What some have called "ethnic cleansing" and others "a slow genocide" has persisted - and recently accelerated".

by | September 09, 2017 | 13:16

The UN Security Council meeting came just six days after it condemned Pyongyang's "outrageous" launch of a ballistic missile over Japan. No headway could be made without political and diplomatic tools, Putin said, later telling the TASS news agency that Russian and North Korean delegations might meet at the Vladivostok forum.

by | September 09, 2017 | 13:09

Aquarium head Gonzalo Carrero Escobar said that now the dolphins have been placed in a pool offering similar living conditions to their natural home. 08 de septiembre de 2017, 15:16Havana, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) Hurricane Irma , category four on the Saffir Simpson scale, is approaching the north coast of the center of the country with maximum sustained winds of 240 kilometers per hour (km / h) and upper gusts.

by | September 09, 2017 | 13:00

Mayor Sylvester Turner has declared Houston as "open for business", but with areas still underwater and many not yet returned to their homes, major damages from the natural disaster are far from resolved. Houston - Texas Governor Greg Abbott estimated damage caused by Hurricane Harvey at $150 billion to $180 billion, 20 times more than the $7.85 billion initially requested by President Donald Trump last week from Congress.

by | September 09, 2017 | 13:00

Since leaving the White House, Bannon has resumed his role at the helm of Breitbart , a right-wing news site that Bannon infamously built into an outpost of pro-Trump nationalism and white racial resentment. Bannon's account of Christie's estrangement from Trump is both consistent with his reputation as a validator of Trump's unapologetic instincts, and the public information available about Christie's sudden departure from Trump's orbit.

by | September 09, 2017 | 12:55

Earlier, American announced it would halt flight operations at South Florida's three global airports and in Fort Myers on Friday afternoon. More than 4,000 flights have already been canceled through Saturday in the Caribbean and Florida, according to FlightAware .com.

by | September 09, 2017 | 12:50

Gallup Korea began asking South Koreans the question in 1992 and the percentage of respondents this time who thought the North would not start a war was the second highest since then. The United States is now urging new and tougher U.N. sanctions, including a ban on all oil and natural gas exports to North Korea, in response to the nuclear test.

by | September 09, 2017 | 12:46

About 125,000 Palm Beach residents were told to leave starting at 10 a.m. Friday, according to the Sun Sentinel . Jeff Masters, director of the Weather Underground forecasting service, said Thursday that the biggest threat to Mar-a-Lago won't be Irma's winds, which could top 140 miles per hour (225 kph) when it reaches Palm Beach.

by | September 09, 2017 | 12:44

South Africa's revered Nobel Peace Prize victor on Thursday wrote he had broken his "vow to remain silent on public affairs out of profound sadness at the plight of the Muslim minority" in Myanmar . The United States expressed concern about the crisis in Myanmar and urged authorities to allow humanitarian access to restive Rakhine state as violence against the Rohingya Muslim minority continues.

by | September 09, 2017 | 12:44

Rauner spokesman Jason Schaumburg says under the Illinois Public Labor Relations Act, agreements the state and the union reach over wage increases "take precedence over any conflicting law". Rauner says he's going to look for other ways to cut spending in order to pay off the bonds. Also on Thursday, Mendoza announced that she had released $541 million in state aid payments to schools, bringing the state current on two payments that had been due in August.

by | September 09, 2017 | 12:39

He wrote that he and others fled the sound of gunshots while leaving the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight on August 26. League spokesman Brian McCarthy says, "There is no allegation of a violation of the league's personal conduct policy and therefore there is no basis for an NFL investigation".

by | September 09, 2017 | 12:37

In a statement, the Operation Inherent Resolve coalition said they had killed "weapons research leader" Abu Anas al-Shami in an airstrike near the town Mayadin. According to the source's data, two days later, U.S. choppers transferred 20 ISIS field commanders and militants close to them from south-eastern areas near Deir ez-Zor to northern Syria.