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Desmond Tutu speaks out on Rakhine crisis

Desmond Tutu speaks out on Rakhine crisis He said Myanmar leader Suu Kyi described Arakan Muslims as terrorists , just like Syria's President Bashar al-Assad has called the opposition as terrorists. In April, Suu Kyi told the BBC "ethnic cleansing is too strong an expression to use" for the Rohingya crisis. Despite Aung San Suu Kyi defending her government's handling of the growing crisis, Tutu urged his fellow Nobel peace price ... [Full Article...]

Mattis, South Korean Counterpart Confer on North Korean Nuke Test

Mattis, South Korean Counterpart Confer on North Korean Nuke Test Experts say that it would be hard for China and Russian Federation to oppose additional sanctions against Pyongyang this time around, considering the seriousness of the latest developments, but the chances are low that they would go as far as Washington wants. [Full Article...]

Delta flight heads through outer bands of Hurricane Irma in Puerto Rico

Delta flight heads through outer bands of Hurricane Irma in Puerto Rico While it certainly looks terrifying, Delta says they had everything under control. 3 people , in Puerto Rico, were killed as a result of the storm. Since then, Irma has left a path of destruction in Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Martin, and Montserrat. Miranda said evacuating an island is different than being on the mainland. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Irma: FPL could expect over 4 million customers without power

Hurricane Irma: FPL could expect over 4 million customers without power Florida Power & Light's Turkey Point and St. Lucie plants.are under threat. As of 2 p.m. ET, Irma had maximum sustained winds of 155 mph and was about 380 miles southeast of Miami . The facilities are the only operating nuclear plants in the state. "Turkey Point, located by Homestead, actually had a direct hit by Hurricane Andrews and suffered no damage", he said. [Full Article...]

At least a dozen deaths in Mexico's most powerful quake in years

At least a dozen deaths in Mexico's most powerful quake in years The quake hit offshore in the Pacific at 11:49 pm, about 100 km from the coastal town of Tonala, in far southern Chiapas state, Mexico's seismologic service said . "The shaking along the coast of Chiapas state, next to the border with Guatemala , at this point is estimated to be very strong to severe", Pursely told CNN . [Full Article...]

U.S. formally requests UN Security Council vote on NK sanctions

U.S. formally requests UN Security Council vote on NK sanctions One month after a ban on coal, iron and shellfish imports from North Korea, diplomatic sources said council members are seeking new measures to punish Pyongyang for its sixth and largest nuclear test on September 3. "Along with pressure on the North Korean regime to induce it to abandon provocations in the implementation of its nuclear and missile programs, it is necessary to emphasize and increas... [Full Article...]

Trump offers to personally mediate dispute between Qatar, other Arab countries

Trump offers to personally mediate dispute between Qatar, other Arab countries At a joint news conference with the emir, Trump offered his own mediation in the three-month crisis, the worst to have gripped the Gulf region in decades. However, Qatar would not enter into a dialogue unless the embargo was lifted first. Trump noted that he spoke to King Salman of Saudi Arabia by phone on Wednesday. [Full Article...]

Richard Branson rides out Hurricane Irma as private island is ravaged

Richard Branson rides out Hurricane Irma as private island is ravaged The island has more than 100 staff and two infinity pools. Branson wrote that he has a group of young people with him at the home. The island of Barbuda, the first to be hit by Irma, has reportedly been all but wiped out . President Donald Trump have tropical getaways. "We are very grateful to be able to report that all of our team on Island have been accounted for as safe as well". [Full Article...]

Google to shutter Drive PC and Mac app on March 12

Google to shutter Drive PC and Mac app on March 12 Company I.T. departments starting today will see the settings for Drive File Stream appear in the Admin Console for their version of G Suite , says Google . The functionality of Backup and Sync is relatively similar to Google Drive as it was originally. Team Drive editors won't be able to edit their Team Drive files when they're opened in Drive File Stream; they'll only be able to vie... [Full Article...]

Who are the Rohingya Muslims and what's going on in Burma?

Who are the Rohingya Muslims and what's going on in Burma? The exodus from Myanmar's northern Rakhine state began August 25 after Rohingya insurgents attacked police posts. Iran's ambassador to the U.N., Gholam Ali Khoshrou, also said he was working to bring together ministers and diplomats from several Islamic countries to discuss the issue. [Full Article...]

Disney joins Universal, Busch Gardens in closing before Irma nears

Disney joins Universal, Busch Gardens in closing before Irma nears Universal is closing its Orlando parks at 7 p.m. on Saturday. " Resort hotels will remain open ". The closure announcement is a change from yesterday, when Disney said reports that its Central Florida park would shut down ahead of the storm were "not correct". [Full Article...]

New 200mph TVR Griffith Revealed! (official video)

New 200mph TVR Griffith Revealed! (official video) Aptly, the new TVR Griffith was revealed this morning at the Goodwood Revival , the motor sport event where the distinctive whiff of petrol and oil wafts around and the sound of angry engines fills the air. TVR says that the electric power assisted steering has been carefully tuned to offer maneuverability "without compromising feel or stability". The Griff does also have ABS and configurab... [Full Article...]

When Miley taught DeGeneres how to feel younger

When Miley taught DeGeneres how to feel younger They both then went on to confess to "hooking up with someone while someone else was in the room" with Reese blushing at her confession while Pink totally owned it. What's happening?' And she's like, 'I just look like a boy with long hair.' And so, I just didn't say anything. Singer-actress Miley Cyrus was invited by host Ellen DeGeneres on " The Ellen DeGeneres Show " to help her better... [Full Article...]

Apple iPhone 8 Closest Specification Before Launch On 12th September

So after doing some basic calculations and comparison, Apple has mostly opened up pre-orders for new iPhone models on the Friday following its special media event. Wistron is said to have recently started assembling iPhone SE units at its plant in Karnataka, India. Still, September 15 and September 22 are the most likely dates for pre-orders and launch, respectively. [Full Article...]

Nassau County declares emergency as Irma approaches

Nassau County declares emergency as Irma approaches Nassau County's public schools will be closed Friday, Sept. 8 and Monday, Sept. 11. Sarasota and Manatee county schools are closed on Friday, and the City of Venice and Manatee County have declared local states of emergency (Sarasota is expected to follow suit). [Full Article...]

Trump sides with Dems, raises debt ceiling and funds Harvey relief

Trump sides with Dems, raises debt ceiling and funds Harvey relief Indeed, Steve Mnuchin , Trump's own Treasury Secretary, "was in the middle of an explanation backing a longer-term increase when the president interrupted him and disagreed". And with Hurricane Irma barreling toward Puerto Rico and Florida, more disaster aid is likely to be needed quickly. Just hours earlier on Wednesday, Schumer blasted the president's "heartless" and "brainless" decision to end... [Full Article...]

Russian Federation and South Korea at odds over North Korea sanctions

Russian Federation and South Korea at odds over North Korea sanctions U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley said during a U.N. Security Council meeting Monday that North Korea's leader "is begging for war ". Amid escalating tensions in the Korean Peninsula, South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Wednesday asked his Russian counterpart's cooperation in urging the worldwide community cut off crude oil supplies to the North Korean regime. [Full Article...]

Abe, Moon agree on greater pressure against North Korea

But he called for dialogue and warned against other actions that could escalate the crisis. Russian Federation has rebuffed United States calls for new UN sanctions while Washington has promised its allies advanced weaponry. The government must expand its channels of communication with Russian Federation steadily and concentrate its diplomatic resources on persuading Russian Federation to follow... [Full Article...]

Military strikes against North Korea 'not first choice'

Military strikes against North Korea 'not first choice' Mr Trump pledged to strengthen joint military efforts and approved to lift restrictions on South Korea's missile payload capabilities. President Donald Trump has spoken with German Chancellor Angela Merkel to discuss the latest provocation by North Korea . [Full Article...]

Putin opposes tougher sanctions against N. Korea

Putin opposes tougher sanctions against N. Korea The new draft United Nations resolution would ban exports of crude oil, condensate, refined petroleum products, and natural gas liquids to North Korea . China and Russian Federation have advocated a " freeze for freeze " plan, where the United States and South Korea stop major military exercises in exchange for North Korea halting its weapons programmes, but neither side is willing to budge. [Full Article...]


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