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Met Office forecasts gales for Lincolnshire this week

The warning is in effect from 14:00 to 23:59 today, Tuesday, September 12. Tyler Roys, forecast for AccuWeather, said the storm will cross over Scotland on Sunday before moving into the northern part of the North Sea on Monday. Government forecasters warned the Borders of travel disruption including to roads, rail lines and planes, plus power cuts and floods. The likelihood of homes and businesses being affected by any flooding is low, the Met Office says.

United Nations rights chief deplores India's move to deport Rohingyas

More than 300,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh from Buddhist-majority Myanmar since the latest violence began on August 25, joining more than 400,000 others already living there in cramped makeshift camps. It also said that India has ratified and is a signatory to various conventions that recognise the Principle of "Non-Refoulement', which prohibits deportation of refugees to a country where they may face threat to their lives".

Two brothers dead in Taytay landslide due to rains from "Maring"

Maring made landfall in Mauban at 9 a.m. PAGASA weather forecaster Nicos Peñaranda said the weather disturbance dumped 537.5 mm of total rainfall in Quezon between Monday and Tuesday, nearly twice the average monthly rainfall amount. As of 11 a.m. Tuesday, the weather bureau said the orange warning level was up in the areas of Cavite, Laguna and Batangas as flooding is threatening these provinces due to heavy rains brought on by the cyclone.

Togo president requests cancellation of Israel-Africa summit amid unrest

Togolese President Faure Gnassingbé "thanked and praised the prime minister for his determination to strengthen the cooperation between his country and Israel, as well as for his personal engagement to guarantee the initiative to hold the summit", the Foreign Ministry said.

Thousands without power in coastal Georgia from severe storm

Residents inspect the extreme receding water in Tampa Bay ahead of Hurricane Irma on September 10, 2017 . A storm surge flooded Jacksonville's downtown area, and JEA, the city's electric utility, reported at least 267,000 customers were without power.

410000+ customers without power — Georgia Power

Walton EMC reported another 27,332 customers without power. This storm in particular, which has generated sustained winds in excess of 50 miles per hour, caused widespread damage to trees, power lines and power poles. Power officials have issued statements that utility crews are working sites but are doing so in a manner to keep personnel safe. Still, Jackson EMC predicted outages would continue throughout the night and into Tuesday morning.

JK: One terrorist gunned down by security forces, ops continues

After Dar's surrendered , security forces launched a final offensive and killed the last holed up terrorist. Both of them were affiliated to the Lashkar-e-taiba (LeT). "Two terrorists were gunned down in this encounter who were identified as Altaf Ahmad Rather and Tariq Ahmad Bhat". On Saturday, a policemen and a militant were killed in separate incidents in Kashmir, even as home minister Rajnath Singh started his four-day visit to the state.

White House Social Media Director Tweets Fake Hurricane Irma Video

Needless to say, people on Twitter jumped at the slip-up by the White House director of social media and filled the thread with hilarious tweets and memes. Unfortunately for Scavino, the footage was actually taken on August 31 and depicted Mexico City Airport during Tropical Storm Linda, which caused widespread damage in the Mexican capital.

UK Intelligence: Iran Helped North Korea's Nuke Program

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un meets supporters in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang September 12, 2017. North Korea has once again threatened repercussions against US if it attempts to impose more United Nations-wide sanctions on Pyongyang. Naturally, China does not want conflict with the United States, which is the country's largest trading partner, so it's unclear if China would actually risk conflict with the United ...

Iran likely helping North Korea, UK fears

It also bans North Korea from importing all natural gas liquids and condensates. However, a full ban on the exports of textiles is set to remain in place. The goal of the latest measure is to isolate North Korea, leaving it with little choice but to come to the negotiation table. "We have not discussed the issue with the U.S.", Kang Kyung-wha told a briefing, according to a translation by the Associated Press.

NC now in Irma's path, state of emergency declared

He also issued mandatory evacuation orders for all areas east of I-95, all of Chatham County, and some areas west of I-95 that could be impacted by storm surge and flooding from the storm. Emergency Management Director Mike Sprayberry said the state would concentrate on two staging areas in Asheville and Greensboro. North Carolina Emergency Management is working with the American Red Cross and county emergency managers to ensure that evacuees have safe shelter from the storm, which is ...

WIU gains two spots in national FCS poll

Illinois State, which was off on its bye week, holds down the No. 18 slot in the poll. Senior quarterback Chris Streveler has averaged 357 yards of total offense and accounted for 10 touchdown passes and rushes. North Dakota State sits just behind the Dukes at No. 2 after defeating Eastern Washington 40-13. According to STATS, Youngstown State is No. 6, Western Illinois No.

Houston students start classes after delay from Hurricane Harvey

About 20 districts resumed classes last week. Dozens will begin classes next week, while students from nine HISD schools most severely damaged by Harvey will be relocated and won't start classes until September 25. Those students are attending classes at a vacant campus about two miles away. However, another 82 schools will open later in the month following flood damage from Harvey.

North Korea hit by new United Nations sanctions

The foreign ministry said Monday that it chose to expel Ambassador Kim Hak-chol because of Pyongyang's repeated flaunting of resolutions by the U.N. On September 3, the North Korean Army carried out its sixth and most powerful nuclear test with a hydrogen bomb, which triggered a strong condemnation of the worldwide community and raised tensions in the region.

MAN JOB: Tre Bryant carrying RB load for Huskers so far

Northern Illinois is 1-1. Probably the most significant injury news came when Riley said that running back Tre Bryant didn't sustain any new injury, and that he will be assessed again later in the week. Bryant has been one of the early surprises for the Cornhuskers (1-1). Ozigbo rushed for 412 yards and five TDs last season. Bryant's two-game average of 149.5 yards ranks second behind Wisconsin freshman Jonathan Taylor's 155 yards a game and ninth nationally, and he's broken runs of 24, 35 ...

DoJ's probe on 1MDB 'apolitical', independent of Najib-Trump meet

Najib founded the fund, which is facing money laundering probes in at least six countries including the United States, Switzerland and Singapore. He said the prime minister also used religion for political purposes in unsafe ways, which encouraged the rise of religious intolerance in the country by promoting a "pro-Islamic" agenda that appealed to conservative Malay voters, as part of efforts to hold on to power.

Hurricane Irma weakens to Category 1 storm, heads north with wind, rain

A third storm, Katia, made landfall late Friday north of Tecolutla, Mexico, as a Category 1 hurricane but had weakened to a tropical depression by Saturday morning, the hurricane center said . "This is a life-threatening situation". President Donald Trump approved a major disaster declaration on Sunday . Originally, FPL had crews based in Lake City, but as the storm continues moving west, they're now moving those crews east, toward Daytona Beach and toward the Treasure ...

Irma spins up funnel clouds, tornado in Florida

Use the video link above to see Irma in the Keys. Katia's remnants led to a mudslide that killed two people Saturday in Xalapa, a city in the Mexican coastal sate of Veracruz, Gov. Big airports in Florida remain closed, and flight cancellations are spreading along the track of Tropical Storm Irma outside Florida. Fort Lauderdale police arrested nine people they said were caught on TV cameras looting sneakers and other items from a sporting goods store and a pawn shop during the hurricane.

Local emergency management page accidentally posts anti-protester meme

Nobody cares about your protest. "Keep your ass out of the road". Before it was deleted, the Chelan County Emergency Management Facebook page shared an anti-protester meme from the page called, " Libtards; ya gotta love 'em! ". The employee wrote "I don't wish harm on anyone...but protesters don't belong in the road!" He added that the post "does not reflect the views of the Sheriff's Office" and that it was removed once staff noticed the error.

United Nations says 313000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh

Hours after the United Nations warning, the Security Council announced it would meet Wednesday to discuss the violence, prompting an ongoing exodus of Rohingya into neighbouring Bangladesh . Some of it has singled out Aung San Suu Kyi , the de facto leader of the elected civilian government, who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991 for her resistance to the military dictatorship.

Girl Dies After Falling Off Palisade Head

According to the Lake County Sheriff's Office, they received multiple 911 calls Sunday afternoon from Palisade Head, north of Silver Bay along Lake Superior. A couple hours later a 76-year-old man died in an ATV crash near Finland, Minnesota. The last fatal fall from Palisade Head occurred in 2010, when Margaret O'Leary, 48, slipped off the cliff.

Hurricane Katia strengthens to Category 2

Category 1 is the NHC's weakest hurricane designation. There are now three hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean. The storm was headed toward Puerto Rico where it was expected to bring "life threatening wind, storm surges and rainfall", the National Weather Service said Wednesday.

Jose, Katia are now hurricanes

No hype, just the hard facts. Holiday resorts were among the properties hit The horrific view from a hotel window Helicopter-carrying HMS Ocean was deployed the area devastated by the deadly storm. Unless there are serious interactions with the mountains of Hispaniola and/or Cuba , Irma will remain a powerful category 4 or stronger at landfall.

Sunday weather: Cloudy morning, then sunny, with highs in the 80s

Cloudy, with a low around 63. East wind 8 to 10 miles per hour. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Monday: Tropical storm conditions expected. Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. The evening will be mostly cloudy with a low around 56. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. Highs will be in the upper-70s on Friday and in the mid-70s on Saturday and Sunday .

Myanmar's treatment of Rohingya is 'textbook ethnic cleansing'

The UN warning came as it emerged the Dalai Lama had written to Aung San Suu Kyi urging Myanmar's de facto civilian leader to find a peaceful solution to the crisis in the mainly Buddhist country. An online petition calling for the revocation of Suu Kyi's 1991 Nobel Peace Prize has accrued 366,000 signatures. The Supreme Court today fixed September 18 for hearing a plea challenging the governments decision to deport illegal Rohingya Muslim immigrants back to Myanmar .A bench comprising ...

Institutional Investors Lead Shift in Acacia Research Corp (NASDAQ:ACTG) Sentiment

Moreover, Manatuck Hill Partners Llc has 1.55% invested in the company for 488,500 shares. On Friday, September 1st, G Louis Graziadio III purchased 8,200 shares of Acacia Research Corporation stock. The company had revenue of $16.46 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $5 million. For the past 5 years, the company's revenue has grown 21.7%, while the company's earnings per share has grown 2.5%.

Harvey aid, debt limit hike and government funding sails through Senate

Earlier Friday, the package passed in the House of Representatives by a 316-90 vote, with all opposing votes coming from Republicans [Koch-owned swamp scum]. "We said, 'We'll take it back to our caucus'". The House is expected to sign off on the combo legislation this week, though likely with heavy Republican opposition .

UNSC approves tough new sanctions against N.Korea

The resolution imposes a ban on condensates and natural gas liquids, a cap of 2 million barrels a year on refined petroleum products, and a cap on crude oil exports to North Korea at current levels. Russian Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia told the council it would be a "big mistake to under-estimate this Russia-China initiative" for a so-called freeze-for freeze, adding that Moscow would "insist on it being considered".

Lavrov Urges Direct Talks, GCC Unity Amid Gulf Crisis

Lavrov's comments to Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir during a meeting at the Saudi port city of Jeddah were released in a transcript provided by the Russian Foreign Ministry. Al-Zaabi said that the minister's claims about Doha's willingness for dialogue is a mere attempt to enhance the status of Qatar in front of the worldwide community, without any genuine changes having been made.

Iran Calls for Immediate End to Violence against Muslims in Myanmar

Some 290,000 Rohingya Muslims fled to Bangladesh to escape the ongoing violence in Myanmar's Rakhine since August 25, the United Nations office here said on Saturday. Several global organisations have lashed out at the Myanmar leader, Aung San Suu Kyi , the Nobel Peace Prize laureate, who came to power in a historic 2015 election, for denying and defending the army's crimes against humanity.

United Nations passes fresh sanctions on North Korea

The ministry stressed that the proposed sanctions were aimed at undermining North Korea's sovereignty to an extreme level, and added that Pyongyang was closely monitoring U.S. On August 5, the UN Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 2371, which further tightens sanctions against North Korea in response to Pyongyang's ballistic missiles tests conducted in late July.

Guatemala Congress panel backs ending president's immunity over probe

In order to permanently settle the issue, the 158-seat parliament needs a two-thirds majority, or 105 votes for one of the options. Backers of Morales argued their vote to stop the probe from advancing favored political stability in the Central American nation.

Merkel, Putin to Talk North Korea

It also bans all textile exports and prohibits all countries from authorising new work permits for North Korean workers. "The forthcoming measures to be taken by the DPRK will cause the U.S. If implemented the sanctions will be the toughest-ever yet on the North Korean regime. The deal, which came about under former President Barack Obama and saw Germany, the U.S., France, China and Russian Federation unite to end a potentially unsafe defense program, lifted sanctions on the Middle Eastern ...

Thousands without power as Irma shifts west

Across the state, there were 4.4 million customer accounts, or about 9 million people, who lost power in Hurricane Irma over the weekend - some a couple of times, which pushed the number of outages to 5 million, FPL said. - Two tornadoes touched down in Brevard County, destroying mobile homes in their path, officials said. No injuries were reported in either case. Our goal is to continue providing our customers power now and during the storm.

Pyongyang Threatens US With 'Greatest Pain' If UNSC Adopts Sanctions Resolution

Security Council diplomats, who weren't authorized to speak publicly because talks have been private, said the USA and China were still negotiating the text late Sunday. Instead, it hailed the latest nuclear test as a "great victory at a celebration banquet". Blocking textile exports and cutting off the flow of oil from China would potentially be crippling measures.

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