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Winds of up to 70mph are forecast to batter Britain this week

A chief forecaster's assessment says: "The strongest winds are expected to arrive in the west of the region later on Tuesday evening and move eastwards overnight". There is also a chance of power cuts, and damage to trees and perhaps buildings. A status yellow wind warning was in place for Donegal , Galway , Leitrim , Mayo , Sligo , Clare , Cork and Kerry until 9am. [Full Article...]

Two militants killed, one surrenders in J&K (Second Lead)

Two militants killed, one surrenders in J&K (Second Lead) He interacted with the security personnel in Anantnag where terrorists just a few hours before his arrival in Srinagar killed a J&K policeman and wounded two others. Reports said that as soon as news spread in the area people in thousands assembled at Kuchloo Village where the protest rally marched towards the slain millitant's home. [Full Article...]

Over 25% of SIM cards linked to Aadhaar: UIDAI

Over 25% of SIM cards linked to Aadhaar: UIDAI That means mobile phone service users will have to link their Aadhaar numbers with SIM numbers. SIM cards that have not been linked with the Aadhaar cards will be deactivated after February 2018. When you're linking your SIM card with Aadhaar card for the first time, you will have to do it offline. "In the near future, and more particularly, within one year from today, a similar verifi... [Full Article...]

North Korea 'begging' for war: Haley to UN

North Korea 'begging' for war: Haley to UN The US said on Monday it would table a new United Nations resolution on tougher sanctions in the wake of the latest test of a nuclear bomb by the North on Sunday. The range to the simulated targets was set "in consideration of the North's Punggye-ri nuclear test site in its northeastern province". 'We should treat that claim with scepticism, but the House must be under no illusion that this la... [Full Article...]

Korea UN vote on Monday

Korea UN vote on Monday Rather than learn its lesson after North Korea had "perfected the super-powerful thermo-nuclear weapon" to deter its aggression, it said, the U.S.is using the test as "an excuse to strangle and completely suffocate it". -China confrontation for the current nuclear weapons crisis with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, the country's official name. China and Russian Federation, two of th... [Full Article...]

Trump's DACA action injects immigration into Nebraska midterm elections

Trump's DACA action injects immigration into Nebraska midterm elections With now AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka by his side, Sanders then said, "The middle class is shrinking, the last thing we need is to bring over, a period of years, millions of people into this country who are prepared to lower wages for American workers". [Full Article...]

North Korea official lambasts France over nuclear criticism

North Korea official lambasts France over nuclear criticism North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un praised the "perfect success" of the country's sixth and largest nuclear test and urged further weapons development, according to state media on Sunday, in the face of a USA drive for tough new sanctions. He added, "To get the situation contained without war is going to be really hard, and that's if we've got our diplomacy right", he said. In a riposte, Ri said: "... [Full Article...]

Irma's projected path farther west; wind gusts 34 miles per hour possible here

The statement says that while the track of Hurricane Irma is still uncertain, it appears increasingly likely that Virginia will see "significant" impacts. The governor also says wift-water rescue teams the state sent to Texas for Hurricane Harvey should all be back in North Carolina by Wednesday night. [Full Article...]

I'm Going To Ask Congress For Tax Reform 'Speed-Up' Because Of Irma

I'm Going To Ask Congress For Tax Reform 'Speed-Up' Because Of Irma In between storm updates, Trump spent part of his fourth Cabinet meeting discussing administration priorities and how to advance them during what's left of his first year in office. 8 in Washington , D.C. "I think it's been going really well", Trump told reporters. "We've all been working together". On Twitter, Trump tweeted: "Republicans must start the Tax Reform/Tax Cut legislation ASAP". [Full Article...]

Left Alliance defeats ABVP in JNUSU Elections

Left Alliance defeats ABVP in JNUSU Elections For the president post united Left candidate Geeta Kumari has secured 936 votes, Shabana of Birsa Ambedkar Phule Students' Association (BAPSA) 661 and Nidhi Tripathi of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad secured 633 votes, they said. He was followed by ABVP's Nikunj Makwana with 975 votes. United Left candidates in the Vice-President and Joint Secretary had narrow overall leads of 19 and 9 each. [Full Article...]

Two militants killed, one arrested in encounter in J-K's Kulgam

Two militants killed, one arrested in encounter in J-K's Kulgam Security forces on Monday eliminated two militants during a gunfight while another was apprehended alive in Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said. The security forces not only killed two terrorists but also arrested the third one. Recently reports had emerged that majority of Hizbul and Lashkar-e-Toiba militants have gone into hiding in the upper reaches of south Kashmir. [Full Article...]

Circumnavigation trip: Nirmala Sitharaman flags off all-woman Navy expedition

Circumnavigation trip: Nirmala Sitharaman flags off all-woman Navy expedition Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday refused to categorise the severity of threat from China and Pakistan but insisted that Indian forces are ready for any scenario. Speaking to the media later, Sitharaman said that wherever needed the Defence Ministry will be more than willing to support and encourage women to take up opportunities in the Defence. [Full Article...]

Katia Strengthens with Strong Winds and Rains off Mexico

Katia Strengthens with Strong Winds and Rains off Mexico According to the forecast, Hurricane Katia has sustained winds of 180 kph and can reach gusts of 200 kph, although it is expected to downgrade into a tropical storm on its path west and enter into Mexican territory. Near the coast, the surge will be accompanied by large and destructive waves. It rapidly weakened further over land into a tropical storm. It's moving west-southwest at 2 miles per... [Full Article...]

Looters strike Florida as Hurricane Irma still lashing the state

Looters strike Florida as Hurricane Irma still lashing the state A group then began looting a Footlocker in the same area. Stronghold Lauderdale police said they captured nine individuals Sunday on doubt of plundering a pawn shop and adjacent shoe store. Miami felt winds approaching 100 miles per hour, and a crane nearby a high-rise construction project collapsed in the downtown area. Tornado warnings had been issued for various parts of Broward, Miami-Dade... [Full Article...]

Putin says he believes U.S. willing to defuse Korea tensions

Russian Federation has a land border with North Korea less than 20 km (12 miles) long. "A special measure is urgently needed to stop their recklessness". But on Thursday, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi changed tact and indicated China would not rule out imposing fresh sanctions. North Korea accused South Korea and Japan of "dirty politics" for what it said was the highjacking a meeting meant... [Full Article...]

Steve Bannon Defiant in '60 Minutes' Interview

Steve Bannon Defiant in '60 Minutes' Interview During the interview , Rose told Bannon, "Someone said to me that you described the firing of [former Federal Bureau of Investigation director] James Comey - you're a student of history - as the biggest mistake in political history". "What he was trying to say is that people that support the monument staying there peacefully and people that oppose that, that's the normal course of First Amendment... [Full Article...]

South Korea's Moon says he and Putin share understanding on North Korea

Following North Korea's Sunday detonation of what it claimed to be a hydrogen bomb, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Moon met in Russia Thursday to reiterate their call for an oil embargo against Pyongyang and other economic sanctions to reign in the communist nation's provocations. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Irma: Ex-chief confident FEMA can handle Harvey and Irma

Hurricane Irma: Ex-chief confident FEMA can handle Harvey and Irma Particularly, when it comes to hotly debated issues like climate change. As cleanup efforts from Harvey are just getting underway, Florida is bracing for one of the most powerful storms ever documented in the Atlantic Ocean - Hurricane Irma . [Full Article...]

LGBTI Rally Draws Historic Numbers for Australia

LGBTI Rally Draws Historic Numbers for Australia With an estimated 30 ,000 in attendance in Sydney, rally organisers have said the September 10 event now sits as the largest LGBTI demonstration in Australian history, a declaration reported by ABC . "The answer is no", he said. "In our own parties, there will be many who vote "no", and many such as those here who will vote yes - that is our complete democratic right as citizens to have our ... [Full Article...]

Trump and Schumer agree to pursue deal to permanently repeal debt ceiling

Trump and Schumer agree to pursue deal to permanently repeal debt ceiling It also allows the government to both borrow money and maintain funding through December 8. The result of an agreement between Trump and the Democratic opposition, the bill passed the House of Representatives earlier Friday by a vote of 316-90, Efe news reported. [Full Article...]


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