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United States lawmakers approve major Hurricane Harvey aid package

United States lawmakers approve major Hurricane Harvey aid package Until Tuesday night, the $7.85 billion package looked likely to move quickly and without much debate, even though it didn't include the corresponding spending cuts conservatives often demand for this type of spending. Republican leaders for now are bowing to the demands of their most conservative members and won't combine legislation raising the US debt ceiling with Harvey aid, a House Republica... [Full Article...]

President Trump declares Sunday as National Day of Prayer for #HurricaneHarvey victims

President Trump declares Sunday as National Day of Prayer for #HurricaneHarvey victims On Thursday afternoon, President Trump pledged $1 million dollars of his personal money to Harvey relief efforts, the White House reported . Sky News US Correspondent Cordelia Lynch, reporting from the Houston neighbourhood of Westchester, said: 'People are dealing with rising floodwaters, despite the fact that the water is receding in other areas. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Jose and Katia forms in the Atlantic Basin

Hurricane Jose and Katia forms in the Atlantic Basin Fourteen hospitals were using generators after losing power, and trees and light poles were strewn across roads. Katia is forecast to turn southeastward in the next 24 hours and will move in that direction before turning southwest on Friday. [Full Article...]

US Bishops Find Voice in DACA 'Death'

US Bishops Find Voice in DACA 'Death' I'm just like any other person. "At a time when our nation is struggling with high unemployment and runaway government spending, this bill would authorize millions of illegal workers and impose an even greater burden on taxpayers", he said on the Senate floor. [Full Article...]

Vladimir Putin 'WON'T stand for nuclear armed North Korea'

Vladimir Putin 'WON'T stand for nuclear armed North Korea' Asked about a possible oil embargo or ban on North Koreans working overseas, he said: "We wouldn't like to see the ordinary people, the citizens of North Korea, suffering for what the leadership is doing". The U.S. military said the four remaining Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) batteries would be deployed on a golf course in the south of the country on Thursday. [Full Article...]

Pakistan Has Done Enough to Fight Terror: General Bajwa

Pakistan Has Done Enough to Fight Terror: General Bajwa He said if the world powers could not help Pakistan in this war, then they should not hold it (Pakistan) responsible for their own failures. "If Pakistan hasn't done enough in the war against terror, then no country in the world has done so", the army chief said during his address, adding that Pakistan has done enough and now it was time for the world to do more. [Full Article...]

'93 blasts guilty to be sentenced today

'93 blasts guilty to be sentenced today The court found them guilty of conspiracy and terror activities in connection with the case. Of the seven accused, who were tried by the special TADA court presided over by judge Govind Sanap, one accused Qayyum Sheikh was acquitted as the prosecution could not produce enough evidence against him. [Full Article...]

Cylinder blast kills six, injures 11 at under-construction building in Juhu

Cylinder blast kills six, injures 11 at under-construction building in Juhu The explosion triggered a fire which reportedly gutted the ground floor of the building. All 24 persons were rescued from the spot, of whom six were declared dead at the BMC's Cooper Hospital. "We have not been able to ascertain the age as the bodies are charred", said a doctor. The incident occurred around 10 p.m.in the 13-storeyed Prarthana Building on Gulmohur Road in the posh Juhu area. [Full Article...]

The Authorities in Myanmar are Mining the Border with Bangladesh

The Authorities in Myanmar are Mining the Border with Bangladesh They need medicine, they need emergency shelter, they need food, they need clean drinking water". Attacks on a police camp in October previous year sparked an influx of refugees into Bangladesh . These pictures show their endless plight which has shaken the Muslim community and humanitarians alike. Indonesian Muslims protested outside the Myanmar embassy in Jakarta on Wednesday demanding ... [Full Article...]

Tropical Storm Jose gaining strength in central Atlantic: NHC

Tropical Storm Jose gaining strength in central Atlantic: NHC Tropical Storm Jose now poses no threat to land and there are no coastal watches or warnings in effect. Jose is east of Hurricane Irma and is roughly on a course toward Antigua. The storm is moving west-northwest at 16 miles per hour, packing winds of 185 miles per hour with higher gusts. Some strengthening is forecast and Katia could become a hurricane later Wednesday. [Full Article...]

Fairfax firefighters, just back from Harvey, get ready to help with Irma

Fairfax firefighters, just back from Harvey, get ready to help with Irma The rest arrived about nine hours later. The first responders say they had no idea what to expect when they got down there. "They'll be in lower Alabama in a military post where they can wait out the storm and then move where they are needed from there", said Reeves. [Full Article...]

Hyperloop to be developed from city to Amaravati

Hyperloop to be developed from city to Amaravati This is the first agreement of its kind in India for a Hyperloop route, and HTT says it expects to generate 2,500 jobs during the project. "In partnering with Andhra Pradesh, HTT will work with local stakeholders to build the regulatory standards necessary for safe and efficient operation", he added. [Full Article...]

Low pressure in gulf could become tropical depression

The storm might become a hurricane as it approaches the coast of Veracruz, Mexico, the National Hurricane Center said Wednesday. "The system will likely end up moving inland over the northern coast of southeastern Mexico sometime late this week or this weekend", said AccuWeather hurricane expert Dan Kottlowski. [Full Article...]

Trump ignores Republicans on Democrats' debt limit and Harvey funds plan

Trump ignores Republicans on Democrats' debt limit and Harvey funds plan According to one source familiar with the events, Mnuchin was in the middle of arguing for a longer-term deal in the meeting when the President abruptly cut him off and sided with the Democrats. Those include disaster relief for victims of Hurricane Harvey , raising the US debt ceiling by early October to prevent an unprecedented default on USA government debt, and passing legislation for federal... [Full Article...]

North Korea Crisis Strengthens Alliances, US Naval Commander Says

North Korea Crisis Strengthens Alliances, US Naval Commander Says The new South Korean president is scheduled to head to Russia's Vladivostok on Wednesday for a regional forum known as the Eastern Economic Forum. Amid escalating tensions in the Korean Peninsula, South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Wednesday asked his Russian counterpart's cooperation in urging the global community cut off crude oil supplies to the North Korean regime. [Full Article...]

Ambassador Bridge owner: Canada issues permit for new span

Ambassador Bridge owner: Canada issues permit for new span But Gov. Rick Snyder, who has worked with Canadian officials to get the Gordie Howe International Bridge on track, said Wednesday that Moroun will now have to go back and obtain further permits from the US government, since the plan now calls for a replacement, rather than a twin span. [Full Article...]

Tropical Storms Jose, Katia Could Become Hurricanes

Jose's forecast has it turning into a hurricane on Thursday, and, while it's too soon to say for sure, its current path could take it to the East Coast. No watches or warnings are in effect for Jose. Tropical Storm Jose's maximum sustained winds had increased to 70 miles per hour. Unlike Harvey, which moved to north and strengthened rapidly, Katia is expected to stick close to Mexico . [Full Article...]

Pipe bombs found IN post office, authorities say

Pipe bombs found IN post office, authorities say East Chicago Fire Chief Anthony Serna said firefighters were called about a report of an explosion at the post office just before 6 p.m. Wednesday. K-9 units from the Lake County Sheriff's Department were at the scene investigating the incident. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump's Latest North Korea Comments Sound Like He Actually Wants War

The US Geological Survey measured the quake at 6.3 on the Richter scale - this was around 10 times more powerful than what had occurred during its previous detonations. And Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis said: "Any threat to the United States or its territories, including Guam, . will be met with a massive military response - a response both effective and overwhelming". [Full Article...]

US Demands N. Korean Oil Embargo, Asset Freeze on Kim Jong

According to Reuters , it is unclear if China supports the new United Nations resolution; as a permanent member of the security council, the country has veto power. It reportedly shook buildings in China and Russian Federation. Putin stressed the need for a political solution, saying further sanctions and pressure would not solve the problem. [Full Article...]


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