by | September 12, 2017 | 09:30

Three Rohingya are reported to have been killed by a mine near the border allegedly laid by Myanmar security forces to stop the fugitives returning . Rumours have spread on social media that Muslims, who represent about 4.3 per cent of the Buddhist-majority country's population of 51.4 million, would stage attacks on September 11 to avenge violence against the Rohingya in northern Rakhine.

by | September 12, 2017 | 09:17

Peru established diplomatic relations with North Korea in 1988. They're putting down the marker here and saying, "OK, are you prepared to do what is necessary to put pressure on North Korea at a moment when we're simply out of time?"' Nor does the resolution impose a travel ban or asset freeze on the North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un, as the original US draft had set out.

by | September 12, 2017 | 09:15

Anthony Ruggiero, a sanctions expert at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, said the next logical step is for the impose "secondary sanctions " targeting banks or businesses in China that do business with North Korea, a tactic the US used effectively to push Iran to the table over its nuclear program several years ago.

by | September 12, 2017 | 09:03

The cap on the import of petroleum products could have an impact but North Korea will still be able to import the same amount of crude oil that is has this year. "In case the U.S. eventually does rig up the illegal and unlawful "resolution" on harsher sanctions, the DPRK (Democratic People's Republic of Korea) shall make absolutely sure that the USA pays a due price", its state-run Korean Central News Agency said, citing a statement by the ministry of foreign affairs that used its formal ...

by | September 12, 2017 | 09:04

Once we reach the peak of the storm, the heavy rain and wind will sustain for several hours because a tropical storm is slow moving. See some examples below. So, flooding will be possible in urban areas and along our creeks, rivers, and streams. The flooding could continue for about a week as the storm surge persists and tides rise and fall, authorities said.

by | September 12, 2017 | 08:57

By the time Irma finished with Marco Island, she left 15 homes that have either lost their roofs or suffered other severe damage, the fire department said . Further inland, a hurricane warning was in place for Valdosta and surrounding Lowndes County, where Interstate 75 crosses the Georgia-Florida line.

by | September 12, 2017 | 08:53

In an unlikely coincidence, these storms are nearly in the same order and position as Irma , Jose and Katia, and have the same first three letters (I, J, K). Heavy rain and howling winds raked the neighboring island of Antigua as the storm approached Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Cuba before possibly heading for Florida over the weekend.

by | September 12, 2017 | 08:52

The image showed powerful bands of thunderstorms around the center of circulation but the storm's eye was not visible. But storm trackers have never seen a year quite like 2017 ... That's 140 miles (220 km) north-northeast of Veracruz , Mexico . September 5, 2017 - Tropical Storm Jose forms about 1500 miles east of the Lesser Antilles.

by | September 12, 2017 | 08:51

Sunday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 86. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent. There is a chance for some rain to move in overnight. Thursday A chance of showers and thunderstorms. High near 67. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Tonight: Mostly clear with lows in the mid 50's.

by | September 12, 2017 | 08:32

Mexico on Thursday said it had given the ambassador, Kim Hyong Gil , 72 hours to leave Mexico in order to express its "absolute rejection" of North Korea's recent nuclear activity, describing it as a grave threat to the region and the world.

by | September 12, 2017 | 08:27

Myanmar's army has previously said it has killed 387 Rohingya militants. The report found evidence of human rights violations by security forces that indicated crimes against humanity. In their explanation, the Indian delegation headed by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan had said the reference to Myanmar had been "proposed at the eleventh hour" and was unjustified as the Parliamentary forum was meant to focus on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and not a particular country.

by | September 12, 2017 | 08:01

It's still unclear how Irma will affect the United States, though Florida is bracing for a possible hit. Luis Felipe Puente, head of Mexico's national emergency services, said this week that Katia has "worrying characteristics" because it is very slow-moving and could dump a lot of rain on areas that have been saturated in recent weeks.

by | September 12, 2017 | 08:03

The storm was moving towards Alabama late Monday. It's going to be tough for us to get in to perform search and rescue in South Florida . He and his wife waited in long lines at the grocery store before finally finding a place they were able to get the last three cases of water at.

by | September 12, 2017 | 08:04

Last year, Penn ranked 17th. U.S. News rewards schools that spend more per student, and have a more elite student body, according to Politico's report. Last week, Washington Monthly - a liberal-leaning magazine also based in the nation's capital - meted out similar criticism as part of its annual guide, saying U.S.

by | September 12, 2017 | 07:55

Florida Power & Light, the state's largest electric utility, said there were almost 1 million customers without power in Miami-Dade County alone. Irma hit Florida after powering through the Caribbean as a rare Category 5 hurricane. A few dozen people argued with police who turned them away from the first of a series of bridges leading to the island chain, which officials warned still lacked power, water and cellphone service.

by | September 12, 2017 | 07:43

The 7-year-old boy was found with his throat slit and lying in a pool of blood in a washroom of Gurgaon's Ryan International School on September 8. Meanwhile, Minister of State for Human Resource and Development Upendra Kushwaha has asked the Haryana government to "think about transferring the murder case of the Ryan International school to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)", as being demanded by the parents.

by | September 12, 2017 | 07:39

Pyongyang also claimed to have developed a hydrogen bomb and continues to threaten to strike the US. Mr. Xi said a peaceful resolution to the North Korean nuclear issue could only be found through dialogue, CCTV reported. They include the Central Military Commission, the army and propaganda and state-media ministries. A US-drafted resolution obtained by AFP also called for banning textile exports and ending payments made to North Korean labourers sent overseas, further depriving the regime ...

by | September 12, 2017 | 07:37

Security Council approved a Washington-led resolution for fresh sanctions, Reuters reported . The draft drops a proposed oil embargo and instead intends to impose a ban on condensates and natural gas liquids, a cap of two million barrels a year on refined petroleum products, and a cap crude oil exports to North Korea at current levels.

by | September 12, 2017 | 07:23

He told reporters at United Nations headquarters on Tuesday that Russian Federation would welcome other initiatives, saying that the Swiss have offered mediation services and "if that works, I'll be happy". Merkel, who was speaking to the German parliament on Tuesday, said North Korea's distance from Germany should not keep the country from helping to end the crisis.

by | September 12, 2017 | 06:58

Irma's energy will reduce to nuisance conditions by the time it gets to us. Outstanding weather will come today and tomorrow . The high will remain firmly in control of our weather, keeping our skies mostly sunny. Thursday night: 50 percent chance of showers; low of 62. High near 79. Very windy, with a northeast wind 20 to 25 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 36 miles per hour.

by | September 12, 2017 | 06:58

Firefighters and National Guardsmen went door-to-door and used boats to ferry families to safety. No injuries were reported. Edward Rappaport, the NHC acting director, said the main concern for Florida is storm surge. Images out of Polk County, Florida shows the devastation occurring as first responders attempted to go out into the storm. This raised the overall death toll from Irma's powerful rampage through the Caribbean to 38.

by | September 12, 2017 | 06:46

The vice president said the federal government is prepared to stand with local and state officials for both the "live-saving mission" and for recovery efforts after the storm. Trump spent Monday morning at a memorial ceremony at the Pentagon in Arlington, Va., at which 184 people were killed when hijackers steered American Airlines Flight 77 into a western wall.

by | September 12, 2017 | 06:34

The lawyers were so anxious about the situation their press aides drafted a statement explaining Kushner's departure, but Trump was convinced Kushner had not done anything wrong and he did not need to leave his post . Kislyak reportedly orchestrated the meeting between Kushner and Gorkov, who was appointed by Putin in January 2016 as part of a restructuring of the bank's management team, Bloomberg reported past year.

by | September 12, 2017 | 06:33

Your First Alert Weather Team is closely watching the track of Tropical Depression Irma after the storm slammed into the southwest Florida coast. While Irma is gradually weakening as it moves over northern Florida, it remains a tropical storm with a large wind field.

by | September 12, 2017 | 06:10

But Mr Putin said sanctions and pressure alone are not the solution, appearing to reject Mr Moon's request for help to pressure the North with more sanctions, including cutting off its oil supplies. "China is seriously concerned", said Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang. The US seeks the strongest possible sanctions against North Korea, but is opposed by Russian Federation and China.