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by | September 13, 2017 | 08:44

Addressing UN Human Rights Council's 36th session in Geneva yesterday, UN human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein had flayed any attempts by India to deport Rohingyas to Myanmar when the ethnic minority community is facing violence in their country.

by | September 13, 2017 | 08:28

Sweden has urged its citizens to refrain from unnecessary trips to North Korea following the country's sixth and most powerful nuclear test to date. North Korea has ratcheted up global tension and fear with its sixth and largest nuclear test on Sunday, but South Koreans feel increasingly doubtful it would start a war, a poll showed on Friday.

by | September 13, 2017 | 08:18

The U.N. move was triggered by the North's sixth and largest nuclear test this month. Russian Federation and China both have veto power in the vote as permanent members of the Security Council. Security Council resolution", according to Reuters . The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) is "ready to use a form of ultimate means", Han said without elaborating.

by | September 13, 2017 | 08:14

Han added that the DPRK is "ready to use a form of ultimate means" adding 'the forthcoming measures by DPRK will make the US suffer the greatest pain it ever experienced in its history'. Britain's UN ambassador, Matthew Rycroft, told reporters who questioned the watering down of the initial USA text "there is a significant prize in keeping the whole of the Security Council united".

by | September 13, 2017 | 08:07

Storm Katia rapidly weakened yesterday after it made landfall near the working-class beach resort of Tecolutla in the state of Veracruz on the Mexican Gulf coast, the US National Hurricane Centre said. The storm isn't near land, so no warnings are in effect. Irma's core slammed Barbuda early Wednesday before moving over St. Martin and Anguilla and parts of the British Virgin Islands.

by | September 13, 2017 | 07:59

The latest National Hurricane Center advisory had the Category 1 storm wobbling over the Atlantic through at least Sunday. In addition to high winds , heavy rain is expected from the system. That advisory was allowed to expire Tuesday morning without incident. While the Washington area is basking in handsome weather this weekend, there is the potential that we will receive some impact from Irma by midweek, ranging from a period of heavy rain with gusty winds and a chance of ...

by | September 13, 2017 | 07:55

But the breadth of the storm and time spent dealing with it made it the most complicated in 16 years, says Kevin O'Connor, managing director of systems operations control. Maarten and Turks and Caicos on Monday. Since Sept. 5, Canadian airlines have carried out over 80 flights to the affected region, he said. The government has been criticized for a slow response and for not sending in the military, as other countries did.

by | September 13, 2017 | 07:50

The storm has been blamed for five deaths in Florida: one man was found dead in his home in the Florida Keys , while another was killed after losing control of his truck in tropical-storm strength winds. In another video shot by the owners of a Miami shop on Sunday, a giant wall of flood water is shown pounding the premises. In Jacksonville, record-breaking flooding from Irma's storm surge continues to affect the city.

by | September 13, 2017 | 07:46

The sky over New York City was a strikingly clear blue as people were arriving to work on September 11, 2001 . "They can come here and see this attractive tribute, and they can walk through the visitor's center to learn about what happened that day", she said .

by | September 13, 2017 | 07:38

Republicans are shocked. Really? Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Tuesday said President's Donald Trump's proposal to repeal the estate tax would only benefit the ultra-wealthy. GOP Rep. Dave Brat of Virginia, a member of the House Freedom Caucus, said conservatives are "dying to vote for it [the budget]". For instance, the federal government technically hit the debt ceiling in March but used the measures to prevent any default until the end of September.

by | September 13, 2017 | 07:33

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un meets scientists and technicians in the field of researches into nuclear weapons in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang March 9, 2016. The nuclear test, North Korea's sixth since 2006, came days after the military lobbed a ballistic missile over Japan, and followed its earlier threats to fire missiles towards the U.S.

by | September 13, 2017 | 07:31

These claims have been denied heavily by Myanmar officials, yet the Rohingya is considered a " stateless " minority and are illegal immigrants in this heavily Buddhist country. A British aid worker in southern Bangladesh has said smoke from burning villages is blackening the horizon as hundreds of thousands of the ethnic minority Rohingya flee violence in Burma .

by | September 13, 2017 | 07:30

China , in the meantime, needs to stop treating North Korea as a buffer state against a US threat and start treating North Korea as a normal state. It is likely the new sanctions will pass. Washington has said military action remains an option in dealing with North Korea and threatened to cut economic ties with countries that continue to trade with the it - around 90 percent of the North's external commerce is with China.

by | September 13, 2017 | 07:31

Politico notes Hillary Clinton is a possibility, having released her new book , What Happened , on Tuesday. Tur was embedded with the Trump campaign throughout 2016 and it's safe to assume the president wasn't her biggest fan. To mark the occasion, Tur gave interviews on NBC's Today and MSNBC's Morning Joe , where it's entirely possible the morning-show-loving Trump saw her.

by | September 13, 2017 | 07:15

A second degree manslaughter conviction would require Officer Noor to be found guilty of "culpable negligence" in firing on the unarmed Damond, and carries a maximum 10 years imprisonment . In a statement Tuesday, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said his office has received the case and "several senior prosecutors will now carefully review the case file to determine what, if any, charges might be brought".

by | September 13, 2017 | 07:03

The US does not want rearm South Korea with nuclear weapons to match North. War is not inevitable, Trump said during a news conference with the visiting leader of Kuwait. "This requires the worldwide community to work together". The United States is seeking the toughest-yet sanctions against North Korea, according to a draft resolution circulated Wednesday.

by | September 13, 2017 | 06:58

Senators express "support for the Charlottesville community as the community heals following this demonstration of violent bigotry" and reject "White nationalism, White supremacy, and neo-Nazism as hateful expressions of intolerance that are contradictory to the values that define the people of the United States".

by | September 13, 2017 | 06:50

Before the resolution was voted, North Korea's official news agency quoted the Foreign Ministry as saying the country was "quite ready to use any ultimate means" to retaliate against the U.S. North Korea's embassy in Lima declined comment. Park Soo-hyun, the presidential spokesman added, " North Korea should stop testing the stern resolve of the worldwide community, for the only way to escape from diplomatic isolation and economic pressure is to return to the negotiating table for a ...

by | September 13, 2017 | 06:43

The NHC said, however, that some additional strengthening is forecast within the next 48 hours. Antigua and Barbuda are under hurricane watches as Hurricane Jose is expected to pass near the islands this weekend. However, it has reiterated that depending on the progress of the storm, a storm watch may happen for parts of the state of Veracruz, Mexico, Wednesday, according to Kris TV .

by | September 13, 2017 | 06:22

Defensive tackle Javon Kinlaw had two pass breakups against Missouri . The Gamecocks, who won only one road game previous year in compiling a 6-7 record , have now won two games away from home this season. "Really proud of our guys", Muschamp said. "We had some things called (in the first quarter)". Kentucky has looked less than stellar in its first two games, only beating Southern Miss by a touchdown and only beating EKU by 11 points.

by | September 13, 2017 | 05:58

After losing power late Sunday, he made it through the worst of the storm shaken but unhurt. Here's some of what we know by the numbers. Before slamming into the United States, Irma hit Cuba late Friday as a Category 5 hurricane . Once the storm leaves, the company must wait until conditions are safe for damage assessment teams to enter the field and begin the restoration process, followed by fix crews, which could take several days, if not weeks.

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.