by | September 13, 2017 | 05:57

Georgia's governor on Thursday ordered almost 540,000 coastal residents to evacuate inland ahead of Hurricane Irma as authorities warned the storm had the potential to strike as a major hurricane, something the Georgia coast hasn't seen in more than a century.

by | September 13, 2017 | 05:55

We will update this post as more information becomes available. Gale-force winds could cause trouble for boaters near the coast, but other than some rip-current warnings, no weather advisories are now in effect anywhere in North Carolina from Irma .

by | September 13, 2017 | 05:45

Officials have urged almost 7 million people in Florida to evacuate as the storm began unleashing heavy winds and rain on the state on Sunday. "I know for our entire state, especially the Keys, it's going to be a long road". Curry said at least 100 people in the San Marco area had been rescued by midday. Jacksonville may have been spared the most ferocious winds of Tropical Storm Irma , but the torrential rains and storm surge have swelled the St.

by | September 13, 2017 | 05:42

Earlier the parliament in Baghdad authorized the prime minister to "take all measures" to preserve Iraq's unity. On Tuesday, the Iraqi parliament voted against the referendum and instructed the government to take necessary measures to preserve the country's territorial integrity.

by | September 13, 2017 | 05:14

The judicial council didn't take the matter that lightly, saying the conduct warranted a severe reprimand , even if it didn't think Zabel should be removed from his office. Mr Zabel, who has worked as a judge in Ontario for almost 30 years, said he had bought several MAGA hats as historical memorabilia, not because he supported Mr Trump, Buzzfeed reported.

by | September 13, 2017 | 04:26

Between 2,000 and 3,000 utility workers from out of state, sent to inspect and fix power lines, were staying in Broward County in cramped conditions at BB&T Centre, home to the National Hockey League's Florida Panthers, said Mr Gus Beyersdorf, 40, of De Pere, Wisconsin.

by | September 13, 2017 | 03:54

Congressional Republicans, after all, really wanted a debt limit increase that would extend past the 2018 midterm elections, avoiding another potential intra-party meltdown. The news comes as a blow to Democrats hoping the short-term debt limit deal struck with President Donald Trump would provide them leverage in accomplishing some of their top priorities, including crafting legislation to codify the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

by | September 13, 2017 | 03:57

Hurricane Jose's forecast, September 12, 2017 . By Tuesday, the storm was close to weakening to a tropical storm, but was expected to restrengthen into a Category 1 storm as it completed its loop. "There is some indication of it getting a nudge towards the Southeast coast by next weekend", said meteorologist Shea Gibson with the forecasting company WeatherFlow.

by | September 13, 2017 | 03:45

Earlier, the UN Security Council imposed the harshest-ever economic sanctions against North Korea , putting a cap on the amount of fuel it can buy and further restricting import of crude oil. The five permanent members of the Security Council are the United States, China, Russia , France and Britain. Chinese Ambassador Liu Jieyi again called for talks "sooner rather than later".

by | September 13, 2017 | 03:23

The Government is also offering to agree joint foreign policy positions with Brussels , including co-operating on worldwide sanctions against states or terrorist organisations. And Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon said the UK's role in the continent's defence had "never been more vital". Britain has deployed troops in some Baltic states to counter a resurgent Russian Federation, has worked with the European Union to tackle piracy off the Horn of Africa and worked on joint defense ...

by | September 13, 2017 | 03:09

China supplies most of North Korea's crude. China's official Xinhua news agency said in a commentary that the Trump administration was making a mistake by rejecting diplomatic engagement with North Korea . The document proposes a ban on Pyongyang's textile exports, prevents the hiring of North Korean labourers overseas and introduces an oil embargo. The United Nations Security Council unanimously stepped up sanctions against North Korea on Monday over the country's sixth and ...

by | September 13, 2017 | 02:40

The issue concerning the scope of the travel ban has been ricocheting through the courts since last spring when the Supreme Court allowed Trump's ban to go into effect except for those with a "bona fide" relationship to the United States. Solicitor General Jeffrey Wall argued in court papers. In a one-paragraph decision, the Supreme Court denied a stay relating to the government's interpretation of " close familial relationship ", but granted the stay as it related to refugees, leaving that up ...

by | September 13, 2017 | 02:37

At least eight people have been killed in a shooting incident, including one suspect, and two others got injured in a house in Plano, Texas, on 10 September. "After the gunfire when you hear the sirens, when the helicopters were coming in I knew something big was up and heart just my stomach just sank", she said.

by | September 13, 2017 | 02:34

Toronto Hydro is sending 30 staffers to aid in the restoration efforts in Tampa Bay while Hydro One said Sunday night that it would send 175 employees after receiving a request from Florida Power and Light. This deployment will be different, as much of the restoration effort will require total rebuilding of power grid systems. More than 6.7 million homes and businesses are without electricity after the powerful hurricane tore through the Caribbean and Florida before weakening into a ...

by | September 13, 2017 | 02:25

The government said in a statement the mob dispersed after police with riot shields fired rubber bullets. On Monday the United Nations human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein accused Myanmar of waging a "systematic attack" on the Rohingya and warned that "ethnic cleansing" seemed to be under way.

by | September 13, 2017 | 01:34

The Iraqi House of Representatives on Tuesday voted to reject a poll on Kurdish regional independence. Western powers fear a plebiscite in Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdish region - including the oil city of Kirkuk - could ignite conflict with the central government in Baghdad and divert attention from the war against IS militants.

by | September 13, 2017 | 01:19

The decision likely forecloses any chance that the officers involved in Gray's high-profile death will face criminal consequences, though the news is not particularly surprising. Gray's death triggered the firing of then-police commissioner Anthony Batts and prompted the Justice Department to open an investigation into allegations of discriminatory policing practices and unlawful arrests.

by | September 13, 2017 | 01:16

Recent months have seen an alarming escalation in tensions between the isolated Korean state and the U.S., with Pyongyang launching increasingly ambitious missile tests and Mr Trump promising "fire and fury" in response. The textile export ban alone would cost North Korea about $726 million a year, the United States said . After the vote Russia's Ambassador to the UN Vassily Nebenzia explained why his country supported the resolution: "Russia does not accept the claims of DPRK to become a ...

by | September 13, 2017 | 01:13

The Rohingya, considered to be among the world's most persecuted people, are denied the right to citizenship in Myanmar despite having lived there for generations, making them effectively stateless. Boatloads of exhausted Rohingya continued to arrive in the Cox's Bazar region of neighbouring Bangladesh on Thursday. United Nations officials in Bangladesh now believe the total number of refugees from Myanmar since August 25 could reach 300,000, said Dipayan Bhattacharyya, who is Bangladesh ...

by | September 13, 2017 | 01:12

Former U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan did not call for Murray's resignation until Tuesday, saying in a statement that, "I previously urged the mayor to reflect deeply about whether he could continue to lead and what was in the best interests of the city".

by | September 13, 2017 | 01:01

Hurrican Irma has so far claimed the lives of seven people. A hurricane watch remained in effect for Antigua. Also under a tropical storm warning are Saba and St. On the forecast track, the core of Jose will pass close to or just east of the northern Leeward Islands later today. As of early Friday, Katia was located about 180 miles southeast of Tampico, Mexico , and was stationary.

by | September 13, 2017 | 00:42

More than 170,000 homes and businesses in Florida have lost power and the center of Irma is about 90 miles southeast of Key West. "So when Irma took a turn to the west and went up the west side of the coast, you could hear a sigh of relief in the Florida market".

by | September 13, 2017 | 00:34

The pair "took to each other immediately", the zoo said, and keepers will watch them for 24 hours. The two became instant friends, wrestling and jumping. The 9-week old cub met its new foster brother, a Bengal tiger cub discovered lying on the floor of a 2017 Chevy Camaro by U.S. Customs and Border Protection at a border entry between California and Mexico on August 23.

by | September 13, 2017 | 00:32

Prior to the approval, Trump and the USA treasury secretary threatened to impose unilateral sanctions against any country that trades with North Korea if the Security Council was unable to come to an agreement. North Korea on Tuesday condemned the United Nations . After several days of negotiations on the resolution, Washington dropped several measures to win the support of Russian Federation and China, including a bid for an oil embargo and the blacklisting of North Korean leader Kim ...

by | September 13, 2017 | 00:29

She also called for direct penalties, such as an asset freeze and global travel ban, against North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The UN Security Council is set to vote on Monday to impose new sanctions on North Korea after the United States watered down the text of a resolution to appease China and Russian Federation.