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Hurricane Michael leaves behind trail of devastation, toll reaches 17

Hurricane Michael leaves behind trail of devastation, toll reaches 17 More than 1.5 million homes and businesses on the U.S. East Coast were without power on Friday as Hurricane Michael and its remnants marched from Florida to Virginia, according to local power companies. "Hurricane Michael is a monstrous storm", said Florida Governor Rick Scott . An insurance company that produces models for catastrophes estimated Michael caused about $8 billion in damage. [Full Article...]

Quake kills three people in Indonesia's Java, rattles Bali

Quake kills three people in Indonesia's Java, rattles Bali The U.S. agency has also deployed a team of disaster experts to coordinate humanitarian efforts, Nauert said, adding that the Department of Defense had also provided three C-130 transport planes that helped deliver up to 63 metric tons of disaster-relief supplies into the affected areas. [Full Article...]

Trump welcomes stars to White House for signing of music licensing law

Trump welcomes stars to White House for signing of music licensing law Both Mike Love and Kid Rock , two of Trump's most visible supporters within the music industry, were present at the signing. Politico spoke to White House sources and people close to Trump who say they are concerned about declining coverage because of Fox's editorial decision. [Full Article...]

Bodies Of 11 Infants Found In Ceiling Of Former Detroit Funeral Home

Bodies Of 11 Infants Found In Ceiling Of Former Detroit Funeral Home Eight bodies were reportedly found in a cardboard box, while three were found in separate bags inside one small casket. Detroit police said Friday night that investigators received an anonymous letter Friday afternoon that lead them to the gruesome discovery. [Full Article...]

India elected to UNHRC for the 5th time

India elected to UNHRC for the 5th time More than 30 Western countries have called on the Philippines to allow a United Nations probe into alleged human rights abuses. India was elected to the Human Rights Council at United Nations for a period of three years, beginning January 1, 2019, after obtaining 188 votes in the Asia-Pacific category. [Full Article...]

Israel orders immediate halt to Gaza fuel deliveries

Israel orders immediate halt to Gaza fuel deliveries Two other Palestinians were killed in other protest locations, the ministry said, adding that at least 140 Palestinians were wounded by live bullets. After the murder of Israeli activist Ari Fuld who was stabbed in the back by a Palestinian terrorist two weeks ago there has been a significant uptick in terrorist activity in Judea and Samaria. [Full Article...]

Lockheed's Troubled F-35 Grounded by Pentagon After First Crash

Lockheed's Troubled F-35 Grounded by Pentagon After First Crash Christopher Harrison, a U.S. Marine Corps spokesman. The engines of the aircraft will be checked for suspected faulty tubes and replacements made where necessary. " The primary goal following any mishap is the prevention of future incidents ", DellaVedova said. Planes known to have working fuel tubes installed will return to the skies. [Full Article...]

Kim Jong Un Invites the Pope to North Korea despite Christian Persecution

Kim Jong Un Invites the Pope to North Korea despite Christian Persecution In an interview granted to the Washington Post on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in NY last month, Kang said: "What we need to proceed with the South-North cooperation project as identified in the Panmunjom Declaration [issued after the April inter-Korean summit] means that sometimes we may need waivers on the sanctions, but getting waivers is very different from seeking a weakening of ... [Full Article...]

Former Trump campaign aide sought manipulation plan from Israeli intel firm

Former Trump campaign aide sought manipulation plan from Israeli intel firm Ted Cruz of Texas, Trump's main opponent at the time , in order to sway 5,000 delegates to the 2016 Republican National Convention in Trump's favor. Another proposal offered opposition research about Hillary Clinton and people close to her. Gates had joined the Trump campaign days earlier with Paul Manafort , his longtime business partner, to try to prevent a revolt of Republican delegates fr... [Full Article...]

Storm Callum to hit Pembrokeshire

Storm Callum to hit Pembrokeshire Official warnings will be issued in line with those forecasts, Ms Lowe added. Met √Čireann said strong winds associated with Storm Callum could reach speeds of between 110km/h and 130km/h. "High tides are also near their peak, heightening the risk of coastal impacts due to large waves". Power cuts, travel disruption and hard driving conditions are also predicted, with yellow weather warnings fo... [Full Article...]

The Best Man at Princess Eugenie & Jack Brooksbank's wedding is revealed

The Best Man at Princess Eugenie & Jack Brooksbank's wedding is revealed The princess is now ninth in line with Prince Charles , Prince William , Prince Harry , Prince George , Princess Charlotte , Prince Louis, her father Prince Andrew , and sister Princess Beatrice all coming before her. "We met when I was 20 and Jack was 24, and fell in love", Eugenie said in the couple's first interview with the BBC . While Harry and Meghan may have attracted celebrities... [Full Article...]

Nicondra: Tropical Storm In the Gulf of Mexico Likely

Nicondra: Tropical Storm In the Gulf of Mexico Likely In the Washington DC region we are expecting a plume of deep tropical moisture associated with Michael to enhance our threat of rain, showers & t-storms Thursday ahead of a cold front. For storm information specific to your area outside the United States, please monitor products issued by your national meteorological service.DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK -- At 1100 AM EDT (1500 UTC), the center of Hurric... [Full Article...]

Far from powerful: PH passport places 75th in power index

Far from powerful: PH passport places 75th in power index For each travel destination, if no visa is required for passport holders from a country or territory, then a score with value = 1 is created for that passport. The biggest mover since 2006 is the UAE, from 62nd place to 21st place. Thailand ended up at No.68 and China at No.71, with at the bottom Afghanistan and Iraq, with only 30 visa waivers each, the Liberty Times reported . [Full Article...]

Five killed in torrential rainstorms in Majorca

The British Foreign Office says it's investigating reports that a British couple are among those people who've been killed. Emergency services confirmed that there had been at least five deaths in total, adding that "several [people] are missing". [Full Article...]

Hurricane Michael enhances DC rain threat this week

For DC, although the current track keeps the center of Michael southeast of our area, it will still influence our weather. Many are located in the coastal town of Port St. "This storm will be life-threatening and extremely risky", Scott said in a news briefing . The Commodity Weather Group said on Sunday there might be some precautionary evacuation of oil rigs in the area affected by the st... [Full Article...]

Quake in Indonesia: the number of victims exceeded 1,640

Quake in Indonesia: the number of victims exceeded 1,640 The official death toll from last week's quake and the tsunami it triggered stands at 1,571, but it will certainly rise. . Hidayat was not on Sulawesi last on Friday when the 7.5 magnitude quake struck, triggering a phenomenon called soil liquefaction, which turns the ground into a roiling quagmire. [Full Article...]

Second Salisbury suspect unmasked - both alleged to work for Russia's secret service

Second Salisbury suspect unmasked - both alleged to work for Russia's secret service Bellingcat also said it had obtained a copy of Mishkin's passport and that a facial recognition analysis of the passport photograph showed it matched a photo of 'Petrov.' Russian officials have dismissed Bellingcat's previous reports, but have refused to engage with their substance. [Full Article...]

Nikki Haley 'quits' as U.S. ambassador to United Nations

Nikki Haley 'quits' as U.S. ambassador to United Nations Ms Haley indicated she did not where her next role would be, but ruled out running for the 2020 presidency. Haley, 46, was the senior most Indian-American official in the Trump administration. Her departure is being seen as a blow for the White House just weeks before the United States midterm election. He also said the pair had "solved a lot of problems". [Full Article...]

Turkey vows to prosecute all involved in Khashoggi's case 28min

Turkey vows to prosecute all involved in Khashoggi's case 28min Turkish investigators have hinted they know more about the disappearance than they have disclosed. Turkish officials have said they fear the columnist was killed at the premises. According to his fiancee Cengiz, Khashoggi had visited the consulate to receive an official document for his marriage. "The consulate officials can not save themselves by simply saying "he has left", Erdogan told a new... [Full Article...]

US Ambassador to United Nations Nikki Haley quits

US Ambassador to United Nations Nikki Haley quits UN Ambassador Nikki Haley is leaving the administration at the end of the year, she and US President Donald Trump announced on Tuesday (Wednesday NZ Time). Ms. Haley said she had no plans to run for President in 2020. "It has been an honor of a lifetime", Haley said of serving as United Nations ambassador. [Full Article...]


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