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Limiting warming to 1.5 degrees possible

Limiting warming to 1.5 degrees possible The report , which analyzed existing commitments from 22 states, 54 cities, and 250 US -based businesses, found that those commitments put the United States on pace for emissions reductions of between 12 to 14 percent by 2025 - roughly half of the 26 to 28 percent reduction over 2005 emission levels pledged by the Obama administration during the 2015 Paris climate conference. [Full Article...]

Kenyan top court finds electoral body complicit in poor conduct of polls

Kenyan top court finds electoral body complicit in poor conduct of polls Chief Justice David Maraga mentioned only "irregularities and illegalities", notably in the transmission of election results. Supreme Court judge Njoki Ndung'u criticised the nullification of the presidential election without scrutiny of ballots to verify the claims of rigging. [Full Article...]

Mumbai Suffers A Deluge After Heavy Rainfall Again

Mumbai Suffers A Deluge After Heavy Rainfall Again Schools and colleges in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region will remain closed on Wednesday, a day after heavy rains lashed the city and triggered water logging in many areas. Several domestic airlines made a decision to waive off airfare penalties for passengers travelling to or from Mumbai for a defined period period after the main runway was closed. [Full Article...]

United Nations head opens signing for 1st nuclear ban treaty

United Nations head opens signing for 1st nuclear ban treaty The island and 40 other States endorsed the initiative adopted on July 7, which prohibits the development, testing, production, acquisition, possession, storage and transfer, as well as the threat of use of those lethal devices considered a serious danger for human survival. [Full Article...]

Special Councel Robert Mueller requested documents on Trump's actions as president

Special Councel Robert Mueller requested documents on Trump's actions as president The former Federal Bureau of Investigation director has asked the Trump administration for documents about 13 different areas where he wants information, the New York Times reported Wednesday . The administration's rationale for dismissing Comey gradually shifted in the days after he was sacked. "He was insane, a real nut job", Trump said, according to a document obtained by the Times at the... [Full Article...]

Everyone Can Sympathize as Their Childhood Store Toys'R'Us Goes Bankrupt

Everyone Can Sympathize as Their Childhood Store Toys'R'Us Goes Bankrupt The company needs to take a hard look at its baby business, which lately has been an albatross. Toys "R" Us said the majority of its stores around the world remained profitable and would continue to operate as normal through the holiday period , which is when they do most of their business. [Full Article...]

Trump warns Venezuela is 'collapsing'

Trump warns Venezuela is 'collapsing' Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has been pushing the country toward autocracy as he struggles to turn around an unprecedented financial crisis spurred by a drop in global oil prices. Maduro didn't attend the meeting, but Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza, who was there in his place, condemned Trump's statement . Maduro faced worldwide condemnation for the methods he has used to neut... [Full Article...]

Russian military refutes rumors of journalists hit at Zapad-2017 exercise

Russian military refutes rumors of journalists hit at Zapad-2017 exercise Russian military helicopters fire during a military exercise at a training ground at the Luzhsky Range, near St. Petersburg, Russia , Monday, Sept. 18, 2017. The source claimed three people got injured in the incident, and none of them were civilians. The military exercises are taking place from September 14-20 in western Russian Federation and include 13,000 military personnel from Russian Fed... [Full Article...]

A week after hurricane, many in Florida still lack power

A week after hurricane, many in Florida still lack power In Collier County, where Irma made landfall and did the most damage, restoration is above 65% and should be completed late this week, said FPL. An FPL executive called the suit "frivolous", saying it was filed by a law firm tied to a city commissioner of Coral Gables, which the utility said planted thousands of trees too close to power lines. [Full Article...]

Schneiderman announces results of national opioid investigation

Schneiderman announces results of national opioid investigation Stein joined with other state attorneys general in June when an investigation of OxyContin manufacturer Purdue Pharma was launched. "Drug distributors are the middlemen who transport the drugs from the manufacturers to the pharmacies", Stein said . [Full Article...]

Roy Moore laments racial division between 'reds and yellows'

Roy Moore laments racial division between 'reds and yellows' The announcement from Trump came the same day as Alabama Republican Rep. Mo Brooks, a House Freedom Caucus member who lost in the initial August 15 primary, said he voted for Strange's opponent Roy Moore . Politifact , the website that fact-checks candidate statements, said the ad was selectively edited. When Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-Texas) was asked if he thought Moore would be a pr... [Full Article...]

Journalists, Obama Admin Officials React on Social Media to Trump's UN Speech

His comments visibly rattled some of the world leaders gathered before him, and one man in the audience was seen covering his face with his hands. Lynch says that Monday morning, at President's Trump's first speech to the United Nations, he was "pretty much on his best behavior". [Full Article...]

Pak PM meets United States vice President today on UNGA sidelines

Pak PM meets United States vice President today on UNGA sidelines The Trump administration sent a no-so-subtle message while scheduling President Donald Trump's engagements with world leaders: Pakistan was kept out of even casual meetings with Trump. The US is traditionally the second speaker on the opening day of the General Debate, after Brazil. The Pakistan Prime Minister, who reached NY on Monday afternoon, is scheduled to meet a dozen world leaders during... [Full Article...]

Central Florida students head back to class following Irma

Central Florida students head back to class following Irma Gov. Rick Scott met Friday in the Florida Keys with heads of state agencies to discuss how to help battered Monroe County reopen to its residents quickly in the wake of Hurricane Irma. Despite the recent good news, 21 neighborhoods between Key West and Marathon received such extensive damage that they will be blocked to everyone other than residents with proof of identification, police said. [Full Article...]

Federal Bureau of Investigation allegedly wiretapped Paul Manafort before, after election

Federal Bureau of Investigation allegedly wiretapped Paul Manafort before, after election According to CNN , investigators picked up communications from Manafort which suggested that he might have encouraged Russian operatives to meddle in the campaign. Manafort, had already put his lawyer in contact with the Justice Department", the Times reports . "The special counsel even took the unusual step of obtaining a subpoena for one of Mr. [Full Article...]

Boris Johnson and dodgy use of statistics: A wake-up call?

Speaking to reporters in NY, where he and the prime minister are attending the United Nations General Assembly , Mr Johnson denied that the cabinet was split over Brexit. Asked if he was going to resign, Johnson said: "No". However the Telegraph claims he has told friends the soft Brexit option would be unconscionable to him. [Full Article...]

Dominica 'devastated' by Hurricane Maria

Dominica 'devastated' by Hurricane Maria The NHC said Maria could produce a "dangerous storm surge accompanied by large and destructive waves" that would raise water levels by four to six feet (1.2 to 1.8 metres) when it passes through the eastern Caribbean. Hurricane Maria hit Dominica on Monday night as a category 5 storm. A Tropical Storm Watch has been issued along the Virginia coast for later Monday through Tuesday. [Full Article...]

Trump Considering Holding Military Parade on July 4

Trump Considering Holding Military Parade on July 4 Between this and his impressive handshake mindgames , Macron seems to think he has Trump all figured out. "I was your guest at Bastille Day, and it was one of the greatest parades I've ever seen", he told Mr Macron when they met in NY yesterday. [Full Article...]

Shot fired after man scares daughter with clown mask

Shot fired after man scares daughter with clown mask This is not the clown mask used in Saturday's incident. "However, J.B. ran into the back bedroom of the apartment". Santiago told police that he became nervous when he saw the man wearing a clown mask due to the not-so-pleasant associations. [Full Article...]

Pelosi Battles Pro-Amnesty Demonstrators At DREAM Act Event

Trump ordered the phasing out of the program but gave Congress six months to work out a deal to fix it. "Democrats created an out-of-control deportation machine", the protesters yelled. "It's clear you don't want any answers", Pelosi told the group. Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) both disputed that any deal had been agreed to. [Full Article...]


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