Hurricane Irma: A look at some of the victims across United States, Caribbean

Hurricane Irma: A look at some of the victims across United States, Caribbean

Hurricane Irma: This photo provided by Caribbean Buzz shows boats clustered together after the strong hurricane Friday, Sept. 8, 2017. (Caribbean Buzz via AP) Related News The scope and scale of misery caused by Irma continues to grow, including its human toll. Irma, at one point the most powerful hurricane ever recorded in the open Atlantic, has claimed the lives of dozens of people across the Caribbean and southeastern United […]

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Floridians return to storm-battered homes as Irma flooding spreads

Floridians return to storm-battered homes as Irma flooding spreads

A local resident walks across a flooded street in downtown Miami as Hurricane Irma arrives at south Florida, US. (Source: Reuters) Related News Storm-shocked Floridians returned to shattered homes on Monday as the remnants of Hurricane Irma pushed inland, leaving more than half of all state residents without power and city streets underwater from Orlando and Jacksonville into coastal Georgia and South Carolina. Downgraded to a tropical storm early on […]

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Congressional committees approve USD 17 million aid to Tibet

Congressional committees approve USD 17 million aid to Tibet

In addition to USD 15 million for Tibetan issues, the appropriations bill supported continuation of the Tibetan service of Voice of America and Radio Free Asia. Related News Two key Congressional committees have approved at least USD 17 million to help the Tibetan government in exile preserve its culture, help its refugees and develop institutions to promote its growth. The provisions form part of the state department’s 2018 annual budget […]

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‘Devastation’ in Florida Keys, Irma weakens

‘Devastation’ in Florida Keys, Irma weakens

Flooding in the Brickell neighborhood as Hurricane Irma passes Miami, Florida, U.S. REUTERS/Stephen Yang Related News Millions of Florida residents were without power and extensive damage was reported in the Florida Keys but most of the Sunshine State appeared to have dodged forecasts of catastrophic damage from Hurricane Irma. While Florida may have escaped the worst from the monster storm which first pummeled the Caribbean, the death toll jumped to […]

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UNSC imposes tough sanctions on North Korea

UNSC imposes tough sanctions on North Korea

When these new stronger sanctions are added to those passed last month, over 90 percent of North Korea’s publicly reported exports are now fully banned. Related News The UN Security Council has unanimously passed a US-drafted resolution that imposes strongest sanctions ever on North Korea, with measures targeting its last remaining major exports and reducing about 30 percent of oil provided to it. “Today, we are saying the world will […]

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River security enhanced for Royal Cremation

River security enhanced for Royal Cremation

Marine Department head Sornsak Saensombat discusses safety measures to control Chao Phraya River traffic during the royal funeral rites for the late King. Apichart Jinakul The Marine Department has drawn up measures to boost security on the Chao Phraya River during the royal funeral rites for the late King next month. Department director-general Sornsak Saensombat said security measures during the Oct 25-27 cremation rites at Sanam Luang are needed because about […]

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Srisaket ‘ready’ to enter ring anywhere but Mexico

Srisaket ‘ready’ to enter ring anywhere but Mexico

Srisaket Sor Rungvisai celebrates after knocking out Roman Gonzalez on Saturday. (AP photo) WBC super-flyweight champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai is ready to fight anywhere in the world except Mexico, his manger Surachart Pisitwutthinan said on Monday. The Thai knocked out Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez in the fourth round in Carson, California on Saturday to retain the title in his second straight win over the former champion. Srisaket, 30, dethroned the former pound-for-pound […]

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Trump: Hurricanes are helping the Coast Guard improve its ‘brand’

Trump: Hurricanes are helping the Coast Guard improve its ‘brand’

President Trump said Sunday that the major hurricanes hitting the U.S. are improving the “brand” of the U.S. Coast Guard. Trump told a reporter that the country has “great people” responding to the massive storms and that “a group that really deserves tremendous credit is the United States Coast Guard,” according to a White House pool report. “What they’ve done — I mean, they’ve gone right into that, and you […]

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Five major revelations from Congress’s Russia probes

Five major revelations from Congress’s Russia probes

A new wrinkle emerged in the congressional investigations into Russian election interference this week as Facebook found evidence that it had sold political ads to fake Russian accounts in the lead up to the 2016 vote.  It’s the latest big development in the months-long congressional probes into Moscow’s efforts, with investigators already looking into s between Trump associates and Russia, the extent to which Moscow targeted state election systems and […]

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McCain slams Trump’s debt deal: ‘This was not an exercise in bipartisanship’

McCain slams Trump’s debt deal: ‘This was not an exercise in bipartisanship’

Sen. (R-Ariz.) on Sunday criticized the deal President Trump struck with Democrats to fund the government and raise the debt ceiling. “This was not an exercise in bipartisanship,” McCain said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “The Republican leaders, [Speaker Paul] Ryan [R-Wis.] and [Senate Majority Leader Mitch] McConnell [R-Ky.], were surprised to hear that he had cut this deal with ‘Chuck and Nancy.’ “ ADVERTISEMENTMcCain said the proposal Trump accepted last […]

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