by | September 11, 2017 | 15:41

All 17 nos were Republicans. The House of Representatives approved a $7.8 billion disaster relief measure on Wednesday to help rebuild Texas and Louisiana from the destruction of Hurricane Harvey . The legislation now goes to the House, which could vote as early as Thursday night. The measure includes $15.25 billion in aid for Harvey, including $7.4 billion for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Disaster Relief Fund and $450 million for the Small Business Authority disaster ...

by | September 11, 2017 | 15:38

She has been to Jordan recently and met some children who are fighting to survive as an ambassador of UNICEF Goodwill program. But Priyanka Chopra, who has a zero tolerance policy towards rudeness and ill-informed opinion, slammed the heckler.

by | September 11, 2017 | 15:36

Britain's U.N. Ambassador Matthew Rycroft stressed that "maximum possible pressure" must be placed on North Korea to give diplomacy a shot at ending the ongoing crisis. South Korea had been bracing for another long-range missile launch in time for the 69th anniversary of North Korea's founding on Saturday, but no fresh provocations were spotted while the North held numerous events to mark the holiday.

by | September 11, 2017 | 15:34

South Korea's defense ministry says the remaining launchers for a US missile defense system deployed to the country will be installed Thursday, in the wake of North Korea's latest nuclear test. Japan upgraded its assessment of the North Korean test to 160 kilotons from 120 kilotons after the size of the quake it generated was revised to 6.1.

by | September 11, 2017 | 15:29

Seoul's Unification Ministry spokeswoman Eugene Lee said on Friday that Pyongyang could potentially conduct its next ICBM tests this weekend or around October 10, another North Korean holiday marking the founding of its ruling party. When asked if he would tolerate a nuclear armed - but contained and deterred - North Korea, the President refused to give a definitive answer. That sanctions package was expected to put a huge dent in North Korea's economy, cutting its annual earnings by a ...

by | September 11, 2017 | 15:22

Labour says it will oppose the bill, claiming it represents a "power grab" by the government. The powers are named after a statutory instrument used by the Tudor king to force through new laws without full parliamentary scrutiny. On Sunday, Tony Blair urged MPs to speak out against Brexit if they had doubts about it. " Brexit is a distraction, not a solution, to the problems this country faces", said the former prime minister.

by | September 11, 2017 | 15:01

Irma is expected to weaken to a tropical storm this morning and into a depression by Tuesday afternoon. Despite Irma tracking along the west coast of Florida, water will still surge toward the Georgia, South Carolina and southeastern North Carolina coasts, threatening to cause coastal flooding in places such as Savannah, Charleston and Myrtle Beach.

by | September 11, 2017 | 15:01

The US on Monday demanded the "strongest possible measures" against North Korea for detonating what Pyongyang said was a hydrogen bomb that could be mounted on a missile. Kang also said Moon should have offered an apology on behalf of some ruling party lawmakers who have spread groundless rumors about the negative effects that THAAD can have on the environment and human health in an attempt to derail its deployment.

by | September 11, 2017 | 14:53

Pyongyang also conducted its sixth nuclear test on Sunday, prompting vehement reprimands from neighbouring Japan and the United States. Putin reiterated his opposition to further sanctions against North Korea, saying that "the problems of the Korean Peninsula can not be resolved with sanctions and pressure alone".

by | September 11, 2017 | 14:52

North Korea, meanwhile, issued a defiant response on Tuesday to USA attempts to impose new sanctions, declaring that it wasn't cowed by the Trump administration's warnings and hinting at an unspecified "counteroffensive". "They know it and they see nuclear weapons and weapons of mass destruction as the only way for them to protect themselves", Putin said Thursday. Moon added that the situation could become unpredictable if North Korea did not halt its provocative actions, according to a ...

by | September 11, 2017 | 14:26

The Summit, which is the first ever meeting of heads of state and government devoted exclusively to science and technology, will set the stage for shaping the future of science and technology agenda, reaffirm the commitment of the leadership to science and technology at the highest level and identify priorities, targets and recommended actions for the Muslim countries in the field of science and technology for the next decade.

by | September 11, 2017 | 14:13

In response of Trump's dire warnings, North Korea said it was "carefully examining" a plan to strike the American Pacific territory of Guam with missiles. President Donald Trump last month warned North Korea would be met with "fire and fury" if it continued to make threats. " I just go over there to be an ambassador for sports ".

by | September 11, 2017 | 14:06

The violence erupted during simultaneous raids by police early Sunday at two adjacent flats used as hideouts by "terrorists" in a heavily populated district in the city of Giza, the Interior Ministry said in a statement. Terrorist attacks, mainly targeting police and military, increased after the ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in 2013 by military following massive protests against his rule.

by | September 11, 2017 | 13:58

South Korean President Moon Jae-in spoke with US President Donald Trump Monday and agreed to lift current restrictions on the payload weight of South Korea's ballistic missiles, according to a South Korean presidential spokesman. "We'll see how effective the vaunted American court system works", he said at a news conference after the BRICS summit in Xiamen. In addition to expanding its missile arsenal and holding military exercises, South Korea is also strengthening its missile ...

by | September 11, 2017 | 13:54

The worldwide community is putting pressure on North Korea. While Trump talked tough on North Korea, China agreed on Thursday that the United Nations should take more action against Pyongyang but also kept pushing for dialogue to help resolve the standoff.

by | September 11, 2017 | 13:49

Haniyeh will try to convince Egypt to end its crippling blockade on Hamas-controlled Gaza. Hamas issued a statement saying Haniyeh would discuss "mechanisms to ease the siege on Gaza and other issues of mutual concern" with Egyptian officials.

by | September 11, 2017 | 12:52

Irma is the strongest Atlantic Ocean hurricane ever measured. "Facilities crews are inspecting storm drains and assessing potential flooding areas". "Of course, we were reminded by Hurricane Matthew, that these storms are volatile and hard to predict. There's a lot of misinformation out there on social media, and we're afraid people are taking the wrong action".

by | September 11, 2017 | 12:43

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals ( DACA ) is a program that protects 800,000 undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States illegally as children, and Trump has given Congress a six-month window to find a legislative solution.

by | September 11, 2017 | 12:43

Sir Richard Branson has shared a video from his Necker Island home to highlight the damage that has been caused to the British Virgin Islands by Hurricane Irma. Parts of the island are still inaccessible, people are unaccounted for and can't be searched for until roads are clear. Outside of the bunker, bathroom and bedroom doors and windows have flown 40 feet away.

by | September 11, 2017 | 12:36

An atypical study led by a group of scientists from the Australian National University's Fenner School of Environment and Society has discovered the existence of a secret life beneath the surface of the mysterious caves under Antarctica's glaciers.

by | September 11, 2017 | 12:26

As Jose nears, watches and warnings are in effect for several islands in the Lesser Antilles including St. Martin and Barbuda, which were devastated by Hurricane Irma earlier this week. Severe weather events like Harvey have increased, and the National Climate Assessment predicts they will continue to increase. And so it is not likely to be a coincidence that nearly all of the strongest hurricanes on record (as measured by sustained wind speeds) for the globe, the Northern Hemisphere, ...

by | September 11, 2017 | 12:21

North Korea's state-run Korean Central News Agency said Friday the US will "pay a dear price" for U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley's "hysteric fit" after she denounced the regime's latest nuclear test. DPRK is the acronym for the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, the Stalinist state's formal name. The US withdrew them in 1991. But the North's leader appeared deaf to the global outrage and hailed the "perfect success in the test of H-bomb" at a dinner to congratulate the scientists and ...

by | September 11, 2017 | 11:55

Trump, who is set to return to the White House on Sunday afternoon, has spoken regularly to Florida Governor Rick Scott and U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, both Republicans, and spoke on Sunday with U.S. Mark Walker, R-N.C. Trump said earlier this week that military action against a nuclear-armed North Korea remained an option. The House approved a $15.3 billion hurricane disaster aid package Friday morning.

by | September 11, 2017 | 11:50

WINDS of up to 70mph could hit parts of Rotherham tomorrow. A weather warning has been issued for Lancashire, with strong winds predicted to cause travel disruption. "Strongest in the exposed hilly and coastal areas with very high seas along the coasts during this period also". Maximum temperatures will range from 13 to 17 degrees.

by | September 11, 2017 | 10:52

He said Vivekananda strongly believed in the power of "Yuva Shakti' (youth power) and saw a vital place for youngsters in the realm of nation-building". - Swami Vivekananda raised his voice against the social evils that has entered our society. Today is 9/11, this day became widely spoken about after 2001 but there was another 9/11 of 1893 which we remember, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said.