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A Dozen Seriously Injured When Burnout Goes Wrong At Event

Many spectators captured the moment the fuel ignited on their smartphones. Twelve people have been taken to hospital after they were splashed with burning fuel at a drag racing event in Alice Springs. "This is a distressing situation, however all patients are receiving the care they need", the spokesperson said. Northern Territory Major Events Company released a statement, confirming 12 spectators were injured, many of whom were set alight in the fireball.

Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku fires Belgium into 2018 World Cup

Belgium can secure their place at FIFA World Cup 2018 with victory over Greece on Sunday, September 3, at the Stadio Georgios Karaiskakis in Athens. Kevin De Bruyne and Vincent Kompany will start for Belgium tonight away in Greece against the 2004 European champions, and the job for the Red Devils is quite simple: three points and automatic qualification is guaranteed.

Trump returns to Texas, to meet Hurricane Harvey survivors

At least 36 people are confirmed to have died because of the storm. The storm dumped an estimated 27 trillion gallons of rain over Texas and Louisiana over six days, said Ryan Maue, of the weather analytics company WeatherBell. "This poses an ongoing threat to Beaumont and the surrounding area", he said. NPR's Kirk Siegler reported Thursday night: "Since yesterday, authorities have rescued 18 people, down dramatically from recent counts earlier in the week".

North Korea Claims New Long-Range Missile Can Carry a Hydrogen Bomb

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was pictured with what state media said was a new type of hydrogen bomb. U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday spoke by telephone with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to discuss the escalating threats from North Korea, the White House said.

North Korea appears to have conducted sixth nuclear test

Tensions on the Korean peninsula have been high since last month when North Korea threatened to launch missiles into the sea near the strategically located U.S. Can North Korea's ICBM's reach their targets? The first of its two such tests previous year involved what it claimed was a hydrogen bomb; the second it said was its most powerful detonation ever.

Trump to nominate gay man ambassador to Germany

Juster, who is the Deputy Assistant to the U.S. president for International Economic Affairs and Deputy Director of his National Economic Council, would replace Richard Verma if nominated and confirmed by the Senate. He worked on Arizona Senator John McCain's unsuccessful presidential campaign. He has also served as Chairman of Harvard University's Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, and as Vice Chairman of The Asia Foundation.

North Korea successfully tested a missile-ready hydrogen bomb

South Korea's Meteorological Administration estimated that Sunday's test was five to six times more powerful than North Korea's fifth nuclear test in September 2016, which caused a 5.3 magnitude quake. Containment and deterrence will now come to the fore as the world adjusts its policy from seeking to roll-back Pyongyang's weapons programme to living with a nuclear-armed North Korea .

Houston mayor wants EPA in town

They found the sites to "either be underwater or showing signs they were inundated before floodwaters receded". The EPA didn't say why it hadn't been able to reach those sites, only calling them "inaccessible". More than a dozen Superfund sites are in the Houston metro area, which has always been a center of the USA petrochemical industry. EPA Director Scott Pruitt said earlier this year that cleaning up Superfund sites was a priority for him, though he also backed a budget that would ...

In Washington, there are searches of Torgpredstavitelstvo of the Russian Federation

He confirmed that the U.S. authorities lifted diplomatic immunity from the trade mission compound in Washington, DC, as at 14:00 (local time) (18:00 GMT). Moscow announced its decision to reduce the USA diplomatic staff in Russian Federation to 455 people, the same number of diplomatic personnel Russian Federation has in the United States, in late July.

Cabinet Reshuffle: Piyush Goyal gets Railways, Nirmala Sitharaman named Defence Minister

Prabhu had also remained absent when the railway ministry inked two agreements with Switzerland earlier this week and called off several media conferences where he was to speak. All the new ministers are from ruling Bharatiya Janata Party. Initially there were speculations that he may be given the charge of the railway or defence ministry.

State police increasing patrols Labor Day holiday weekend

State Police Superintendent George Beach II said the Labor Day weekend traditionally results in heavy traffic volumes throughout the state, and the increased flow of traffic brings with it increased accidents, serious injuries and fatalities.

Schlagabtausch zwischen Merkel und Schulz

Die Veranstaltung beginnt bereits um 19.30 Uhr im Paulaner's im Wehrschloss, Hastedter Osterdeich 230. Bei dem Fernsehduell werden die CDU-Vorsitzende Merkel und SPD-Kanzlerkandidat Schulz 90 Minuten lang ihre Positionen zu den Themen Migration, Aussenpolitik, soziale Gerechtigkeit und Innere Sicherheit austauschen.

Election rerun in Kenya raises fear about violence and economic troubles

The MDC welcomes the ruling of the Supreme Court in Kenya on Friday, September 1, 2017, which ruling set aside the results of the Presidential election that was recently held in that country. He told Raila, the opposition leader, to prepare to meet him again at the ballot but that he should not expect a "nusu mkate" (coalition) government.

Donald Trump Jr. to be paid $100000 for UNT Kuehne Series speech

President Donald Trump's eldest son is being investigated as part of a probe by Special Counsel Robert Mueller into Russian interference in the US election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign. "The fee is not important - what's important is the net result", he said. The $100,000 stipend required by Don Jr.is non-refundable. . "If Chelsea Clinton wants to come next time, that's great".

Al-Shabaab militants launch deadly attack on military base in Somalia

A spokesman for the Jubbland regional administration, Abdinasir Serar, told VOA Somali more than 10 other soldiers were wounded in the dawn attack. Sources could not confirm the claim. The official who spoke on condition of anonymity has added that Jubbaland troops backed by Kenyan military forces (KDF) and US soldiers recaptured the base hours after militants' withdrawal.

Near-perfect start for Falk, Cougars

Falk now holds the school record for career passing touchdowns (92), passing the previous record of 90 set by Connor Halliday. "Felt like I had some things, growing up to do in life, not football. TV: 10:30 p.m. ET, Fox Sports 1. His touchdown was a 29-yard burst with 7:09 left in the third quarter, putting the Cougs up 21-0. Without much of a passing attack, Choate will likely lean on freshman running back Troy Andersen to support Murray.

Croatia qualifier abandoned after heavy rain

Croatia stayed on course to reach the 2018 World Cup after a 1-0 home win over Kosovo in a World Cup qualifier which started on Saturday and finished on Sunday after it was abandoned due to unplayable conditions on a waterlogged pitch. "We showed a good will to play the match but it was clear that the conditions were impossible to play", Croatian captain Luka Modric said. Players of Croatia leave the field during the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification match against Kosovo at Maksimir ...

Hurricane Irma remains strong hurricane in Atlantic

Irma developed into a tropical storm Wednesday and quickly became a Category 3 storm. Its exact path, though, is unclear. However, we have many computer models and varying versions of those computer models to help give us some indication of where storms will move.

North Korea Claims Possession Of ICBM Mounted H-Bomb

Under a bilateral agreement with the United States, Seoul is now restricted to ballistic missiles with a maximum range of 800 kilometers (500 miles) and payload of 500 kilograms (1100 pounds). It's the rogue nation's sixth nuclear test since 2006 and the first with U.S. President Donald Trump in power. Signed with the USA in 2001 - the year South Korea joined the MissileTechnology Control Regime (MTCR) - the agreement initially limited Seoul to rockets with a range of just 300 ...

Irma downgraded to category 2, expected to regain strength over weekend

A turn by the storm toward the west is expected by Friday night, and another turn toward the west-southwest is expected Saturday . " Irma is a category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale". Be sure to download the Local 10 Hurricane Survival Guide to keep you safe before, during and after a storm. Some strengthening is forecast during the next 5 days...

Russian Federation slams N.Korea nuclear test, urges calm

China condemned North Korea on Sunday for conducting its sixth nuclear test in defiance of repeated warnings from the global community. China's Nuclear Safety Administration nevertheless said it had begun emergency monitoring for radiation along the border and South Korea's Nuclear Safety and Security Commission said it was making checks.

Buccaneers to sign TJ Ward

Ward was a casualty of roster cuts earlier on Saturday by the Broncos , quickly snatched up before the start of the regular season. Ward is now set to join a safety corps which includes Keith Tandy, Chris Conte, J.J. In the postseason, he added 19 tackles, one interception, three passes defensed and one fumble recovery. Once a second-round pick of the Browns in the 2010 NFL Draft out of Oregon, Ward went on to win his only career Super Bowl ring to this point as a member of the ...

Mnuchin warns of new sanctions after 'unacceptable' N. Korean nuclear test

Mnuchin described Pyongyang's behavior as "completely unacceptable". We will work with our allies. Meanwhile, Senator Ted Cruz said North Korea's nuclear test calls for serious steps to prevent it from using those weapons, including economic sanctions.

Kim Jong Un's latest missile launch was 'very rational,' strategist says

Kim Jong-Un and his wife have been married for eight years and have two other children, born in 2010 and 2013, according to a report from Chosun Ilbo . This would be Kim's third child, although it is possible that he may have more children. The country has previously gone against United Nations sanctions and conducted dozens of ballistic missile tests under Kim but this is one of the first time a projectile has been flown over mainland Japan.

RK Singh: The man who once arrested LK Advani

RK Singh was one of the officers chosen to stop the LK Advani rath yatra. On December 13, 2013, Singh joined the BJP and contested the 2014 Lok Sabha elections from Ara. It is said that the then Home Minister P. Chidambaram was very impressed by Raj Kumar Singh's efficiency and believed he was the man for the job. RK Singh, took oath today to join Prime Minister Narendra Modi " s council of ministers.

Iran's priority to boost missile power: defence minister

Gen. Farzad Esmaili, as saying Iran warned a U2 reconnaissance aircraft on March 21. Ayatollah Khamenei also praised the close coordination between the Army and the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) in the Air Defense Base, and hailed the Air Defense's cooperation with the Defense Ministry and the country's universities and scientific centers in order to remedy any deficiencies.

Lalu, Congress, rats responsible for Bihar floods: Deputy CM Sushil Modi

Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar Sushil Kumar Modi on Saturday not only blamed rats for causing the devastating floods in the state, but also held the Congress party and Lalu Prasad Yadav's Government responsible for the same. "No one will buy this claim by WRD minister that rats caused the flood in Bihar", said senior RJD leader Abdul Bari Siddiqui, who was Finance Minister in Nitish Cabinet until July 26.

Man seriously injured after auto crashes into York house

The driver - a man in his 20s who has since been arrested - and two other people inside the vehicle were taken to hospital with minor injuries. North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue said the man suffered lower limb injuries but his wife and younger child managed to escape uninjured.

Brexit chief Davis hits out at 'silly' European Union negotiation tactics

Brussels is playing down progress to pressure Britain to pay up, says chief United Kingdom negotiator. She would highlight that this is just £7 billion more per year than our current net contribution to the EU. Davis pressed his case this week for Barnier to show more "flexibility" and merge discussions on the withdrawal treaty with those on the future relationship, arguing that it was impossible to complete the former without the latter.

Cool Weather Continues Labor Day Weekend

The highs today and Saturday will be in the lower 70s, while the high Friday will be in the upper 60s. High temperatures will range from upper 80s to the east, with low to mid 90s the further west you head. Scattered showers are likely, but it doesn't look like a washout all day. Overnight, winds shift back to the southeast at 10 miles per hour. Sunday night , it will be mostly clear with a low of 69, according to the weather service.

Nirmala Sitharaman - India's first female Defence Minister since Indira Gandhi

Her promotion to the cabinet as the defence minister was the second surprise that Modi sprung. Charge of Defence was now with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley . Alphons has been made MOS with independent charge in Tourism and Electronics and IT ministries. 48-year-old Pradhan, who has emerged as the party's most prominent face in Odisha, is also praised in the government circles for having made the "Give It Up" plan, on people giving up subsidised cooking gas voluntarily, a success.

UP, Guj farmers applying for loan waiver in Maharashtra

In all, 14,121 farmers from Mumbai have applied for the farm loan waiver while 13,204 of them are from Mumbai city. Offering a possible explanation as to why it showed that farmers from other states had applied for the loan, Mr Gautam said it could be the case that, though the applicants have agriculture land here in Maharashtra, the residential address on their Aadhaar cards must be different.

The granddaughter of the Emperor of Japan marries commoner

At a press conference held at the Akasaka Imperial estate in Tokyo's Minato Ward on Sunday afternoon, Princess Mako and Komuro spoke about how their romance started and how they feel now. Palace officials say their wedding is expected next year. The happy news is not necessarily good news for the future of a royal family facing concerns about a declining population to keep their 2,000-year-old bloodline going.

Trump Returns To Texas To See Hurricane Harvey Recovery In Houston

Busloads of people fleeing floodwaters around Port Arthur arrived in Lake Charles, joining residents who had packed into shelters to escape waterlogged homes. Much of the response effort remained focused on rising waters in the Beaumont area that have displaced 1,000 people so far and will likely force evacuations of thousands more.

U.S. conducts missile test off Hawaii coast

The test was performed by the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and the U.S. Navy from the USS John Paul Jones, a guided-missile destroyer. The missile defense agency director Lt. The missile was launched from the Sunan airfield in Pyongyang on Tuesday morning towards Japan and entered the air space over Hokkaido, said the Japanese government.

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