by | September 11, 2017 | 00:25

Richard Branson rode out Hurricane Irma by hunkering down in his wine cellar as the Category 5 storm ripped through his private island. Hurricane Irma is now a Category 5 storm with maximum sustained winds of 185 miles per hour at its core.

by | September 11, 2017 | 00:17

Saturday. While the latest forecast continues to indicate a northwestward track for Hurricane Irma , there is still the potential for severe weather across the state. Governor Cooper says the state is shifting emergency management staff to the western areas of North Carolina due to the projected path of Irma. The county suspended sandbag distribution Sunday morning as supplies were exhausted.

by | September 11, 2017 | 00:13

The official also refuted criticism that the administration has been inconsistent on the THAAD deployment. Its sixth nuclear test on Sunday prompted the United States to speak about a "military response" and South Korea to conduct major military exercises.

by | September 11, 2017 | 00:15

In his opening remarks, Moon reiterated his concerns about the North Korean situation, saying that Pyongyang has created a "very serious situation" in worldwide politics. Haley did not spell out what measures Washington was seeking, but diplomats said it could target oil supplies to North Korea - potentially dealing a major blow to its economy.

by | September 11, 2017 | 00:03

The bill was approved by 316 votes in favor and 90 against. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell moved late Wednesday to add $7.4 billion in money for rebuilding to Trump's $7.9 billion Harvey request. "I would have much preferred a clean Harvey relief bill-which would have passed both Houses almost unanimously". Any such plan could have trouble winning support from conservative Republicans on Capitol Hill, who see Congress' role in raising the debt ceiling a key fiscal check on the federal ...

by | September 11, 2017 | 00:03

The US House of Representatives on Wednesday approved an initial USD7.85 billion in aid to deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, but needed to revisit the aid package after the changes made in the Senate. Some House Republicans initially opposed the three-month debt ceiling extension, including House Speaker Paul Ryan who later spoke in support of the legislation on Thursday.

by | September 10, 2017 | 23:58

The House overwhelmingly approved a almost $7.9 billion recovery aid package Wednesday for Texas and Louisiana in what is likely the first portion of what's expected to be tens of billions of dollars in federal aid to areas hit by Harvey.

by | September 10, 2017 | 23:58

Martin, the U.S. "The atmosphere is eerie but attractive", he wrote in the post , updating everyone of his status. He said: "Looking at the track of Jose, I believe it is going to move to the north of BVI, in particular, and hopefully where we are, we might not get the full effect of the wind, we might get some rain".

by | September 10, 2017 | 23:57

Hurricane Katia has formed in the Gulf off the coast of Mexico with sustained winds of 75 miles per hour. Storm Katia has rapidly weakened after making landfall near the beach resort of Tecolutla in the state of Veracruz on the Mexican Gulf coast, the US National Hurricane Center has said.

by | September 10, 2017 | 23:57

The most recent, and perhaps most dramatic, advance came on Sunday in an underground test of what leader Kim Jong Un's government claimed was a hydrogen bomb , the North's sixth nuclear test since 2006. They had made similar commitments in their last phone call on August 31, which followed North Korea's launch of a ballistic missile across Japan into the Pacific Ocean.

by | September 10, 2017 | 23:54

All four members of Decapitated were arrested early Saturday morning after their Friday night concert in Santa Ana , Calif., on suspicion of kidnapping a woman following their August 31 show in Spokane , Wash., the Spokesman-Review reports.

by | September 10, 2017 | 23:55

The city has contacted the contractor and OSHA, and said building officials will assist OSHA "in any way possible". The collapse occurred Saturday morning at the under-construction building at 300 Biscayne Blvd. The cranes were thought to be able to withstand the direct hit of a Category 4 hurricane , however, Irma's winds in Miami are just at the Category 1 level.

by | September 10, 2017 | 23:40

The sources added that the British Foreign Office is investigating whether "current and former nuclear states" helped the North Korean regime with its nuclear program. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said her country stands ready to play an active diplomatic role alongside other global leaders to end North Korea's nuclear program.

by | September 10, 2017 | 23:40

Hydrogen bombs, or H-bombs, are thermonuclear weapons far more powerful than ordinary fission-based atomic bombs, and use a nuclear blast to generate the intense temperatures required for fusion to take place. Trump and Turnbull "confirmed that their two countries will intensify joint efforts to denuclearize North Korea ". The White House has been clear that all options remain on the table in dealing with North Korea after the country claimed to detonate its largest ever nuclear test ...

by | September 10, 2017 | 23:39

Mr Putin also said that the ramping up of " military hysteria " could lead to global catastrophe. With the North Korean regime under its leader Kim Jong-un barreling ahead like a locomotive with no brakes, there is skepticism about whether there's any point in talking about "dialogue" when there is no response from the North Defense Minister Song even told the National Assembly that "redeploying tactical nuclear weapons is an option that ought to be considered as one of the various ways of ...

by | September 10, 2017 | 23:35

This jet bridge at the World Famous Princess Juliana Airport in Sint Maarten was torn in two. While the landing strips appeared to be intact, the Dutch navy said the airport is "unreachable" for now. On Wednesday, Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte said in a statement that the island of St. Martin was among those that "have unfortunately been hit hard".

by | September 10, 2017 | 23:32

The South Korean president earlier noted Pyongyang had been forced to agree to six-nation negotiations on ending its nuclear ambitions when China, host of the six-way talks, temporarily shut off its oil pipelines to the North. Seoul has said the North could be planning another missile test. - AFP. After the latest nuclear tests by North Korea, a top diplomat has warned U.S.

by | September 10, 2017 | 23:31

Large protests in support of the Rohingya and against the Burmese government have taken place across the Muslim world this week, and influential figures from Malala Yousafzai to Desmond Tutu to John McCain have issued sharply worded appeals to de facto Burmese leader and 1991 Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi to intervene - or at the very least speak out.

by | September 10, 2017 | 23:31

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Sunday said the USA will answer any threat from the North with a "massive military response". Mr Moon, a liberal who took office in May, had initially showed a preference for a diplomatic approach on North Korea, but his government has since taken a harder stance as the North continued its pace in weapons tests.

by | September 10, 2017 | 23:28

The president is participating as the chairman of the OIC Standing Committee on Science and Technology, according to a Foreign Office (FO) handout. In a separate meeting with his Uzbek counterpart, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, also on Sunday, President Rouhani said Iran sees no obstacle in the way to deepen its bilateral relations with Uzbekistan as "a friendly country".

by | September 10, 2017 | 23:24

Governor Holcomb authorized the Indiana National Guard to deploy to Florida as Hurricane Irma closes in on the coastline. These 14 soldiers departed with two Connecticut Army National Guard CH-47F Chinook helicopters. And we've just recently received a request from Puerto Rico. "We'll watch these swells coming up towards us as we go into Monday night and Tuesday", Stewart said.

by | September 10, 2017 | 23:23

They also called for setting up a special fund to help the Rohingya seeking refuge in Bangladesh, suspending diplomatic relations with Myanmar, boycotting Myanmarese goods, and to contact the OIC and the United Nations to find an immediate solution to the problem.

by | September 10, 2017 | 23:21

Tens of thousands of same-sex marriage supporters rallied in Sydney and Brisbane on Sunday. Australian political leaders, including Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, have come out in support of a campaign for same-sex marriage. Mr Howard's stance comes as "confidential research" by Fairfax Media today showed support for the "No" vote has risen as the postal survey for same-sex marriage approaches.

by | September 10, 2017 | 23:12

Trump's statement came after North Korea on Sunday detonated what it described as a hydrogen bomb designed for a long-range missile, sparking global alarm with what was by far its most powerful test to date. At an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council, US Ambassador Nikki Haley said Washington would soon present a new sanctions resolution for debate in the coming days.

by | September 10, 2017 | 23:12

Sergei Lavrov told his United States counterpart Tillerson in a phone conversation that U.S. authorities' seizure of Russia's diplomatic property in the country is a flagrant violation of worldwide law. That has largely been derailed by allegations about Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential elections. In July, Moscow responded, ordering the United States to cut the number of its diplomatic and technical staff working in Russian Federation by around 60 percent, to 455.