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Spanish court deals new blow to Catalan independence vote

On Tuesday, the chiefs of the Guardia Civil and National Police forces, and of the Mossos d'Esquadra - a regional squad controlled by the Catalan government - were called to the prosecutor's office in Barcelona. Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal criticized the Catalan regional government's decision to call an independence referendum on October 1, comparing the move to running a red light.

Dalata Hotel Group has terminated its sponsorship of George Hook's Newstalk show

Since the Friday broadcast, the Dalata Hotel group announced that it would be terminating its sponsorship deal with Newstalk , writing via Twitter that the group "cannot support any radio station that allows [inappropriate] & hurtful comments to be made".

India Nobel victor launches march for abused children

Speaking to media persons after flagging off the Bharat Yatra in the presence of the union minister of state, Pon Radhakishnan, Kailash Satyarthi rued that the rate of child abuses in the country was highly alarming despite presence of several laws to protect child rights.

Teen fatally shoots mother over a puppy issue

His mother, Lisa Willson, 51, was found shot to death on Friday in her Wheatfield Township home near Williamston. The Associated Press left a message Monday afternoon seeking comment from Andrew Willson's attorney. Lisa allegedly refused and told Andrew the pet would instead be kept with his father in Dansville, about 11 miles away, Detective Charles Buckland said.

Hurricane Irma: Storm hits west coast of Florida

Governor Rick Scott said there was serious threat of "significant storm surge flooding" along the entire west coast of Florida. Chief Meteorologist John Cessarich said the high winds will continue through the evening. If all those households do lose power, then it could be the largest number of outages any utility company has ever had to grapple with, FPL spokesman Chris McGrath told reporters.

Neenah man riding out Hurricane Irma in Fort Myers

The storm has been blamed for more than 40 deaths, including six in Florida. Tropical storm winds were expected in Savannah as well, prompting authorities Sunday afternoon to close the towering Talmadge Memorial Bridge that spans the Savannah River between Georgia and SC.

Germany has put most arms exports to Turkey on hold: minister

The spokesman said that faced with such "capriciousness" from Turkey, Germany may reconsider placing Turkey on its travel blacklist. But he said this was now not possible so that almost all arms exports were put on ice. Relations soured further when several German citizens, including Die Welt correspondent Deniz Yucel, were detained. Several Germans now face terrorism-related charges in Turkey, which Germany has protested as unfounded.

Three Italians die after falling into hole at volcano near Naples

Another seven-year-old son did not fall into the hole and was unharmed, national fire brigade spokesman Luca Cari said. They are understood to have fallen 5ft but it is not yet known whether they were killed by the fall or by toxic gas fumes.

US State Department offers condolences following Arish attack that killed 18

He reiterated Jordan's firm position on the inhumane crimes committed by terrorists and the need for concerted worldwide and regional efforts to combat terrorism in all its forms. Local security sources said that armed militants planted three roadside devices that exploded simultaneously when three police vehicles drew alongside.

Deadly Hurricane Irma leaves the Caribbean as Hurricane Jose turns north

U.S. Virgin Islands native Tim Duncan wrote an impassioned letter this week in The Players' Tribune urging people to help him donate to the relief effort in a often forgotten section of Hurricane Alley. Pictures emerging from some of the hardest-hit areas revealed the scale of the damage as local authorities assessed roofless buildings, broken palm trees and piles of debris.

Family demands answers after teen found dead in hotel freezer

Kenneka Jenkins left her home late Friday night to celebrate getting a new job at a nursing home, according to KTLA sister station WGN. The teen was reported missing around 1:15 a.m. Several other videos shared by Shelton that depict Jenkins have also been viewed millions of times. The distraught mother suspects foul play. Shelton has posted numerous messages of grief on her Facebook page, mourning the loss of Jenkins, whom she described as her best friend.

Sri Lankan navy apprehends 12 TN fishermen

Meanwhile, after the arrest of fishermen Tamil Nadu's Pudukottai district also announced indefinite strike demanding the immediate release of their fellowmen. They were arrested while allegedly fishing off the Katchathivu islet and later taken to Talaimannar, S Emerit, Fisheries Association president told reporters.

Sasikala sacked: AIADMK rift widens, Opposition DMK moves HC seeking floor test

Stalin on Sunday had alleged that the ruling AIADMK in the state has "lost its majority" with the dissent by 21 of its MLAs and the DMK-led opposition commanding a strength of 98 in the House. "We also asked the court to direct the AIADMK government not to take any major policy decision pending disposal of the petition", he added. It was also decided that late Jayalalithaa will remain party general secretary in perpetuity.

Warnung an Kim: UN-Sicherheitsrat verhängt die bisher schärfsten Sanktionen gegen Nordkorea

Dem Reuters vorliegenden Entwurf zufolge sind statt einem umfassenden Ölembargo nur noch Beschränkungen im Handel mit Rohöl und Raffinerieprodukten vorgesehen. Auch Russland sagte, der chinesisch-russische Plan zur Aufnahme von Verhandlungen dürfe "nicht unterschätzt werden", es bleibe auf dem Tisch, und "wir werden darauf bestehen, dass es berücksichtigt wird", wie der Botschafter bei den Vereinten Nationen, Wassili Nebenzia, sagte.

Naples, Florida 'a ghost town' as residents brace for Hurricane Irma

On Florida's west coast, resident Charley Ball said he expected a storm surge to completely engulf the island of Sanibel where he lives. Hurricane Irma made landfall in southwestern Florida on Sunday. The places not under a tropical storm warning have wind advisories in place starting at noon today. Jose is the 10th named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season, and its third major hurricane - which are classified Category 3 or higher.

There are 3 hurricanes in the Atlantic basin

Check out KITV's Hurricane Irma section . Hurricane Irma - at Category Five, the highest level on the Saffir-Simpson scale - battered a string of Caribbean islands on Wednesday and appears to be on a collision course with southern Florida.

Fake Facebook event pages tried to entice real anti-immigration rallies

Facebook did not immediately respond to Ars' request for comment early Tuesday morning, but an unnamed spokesperson told the Daily Beast that the company had "shut down several promoted events as part of the takedown we described last week".

Millions disconnected from electricity in Florida, Georgia

Emergency responders in the Florida Keys said they pulled a man's body from his pickup truck, which had crashed into a tree in high winds. Due to the threat of severe weather, Gwinnett County Public Schools will be closed on Monday, Sept.

Miami police share pic of Hurricane Irma looters in jail

Jose's core is expected to pass near or just east of the northern Leeward Islands, the hurricane center said , where Hurricane Irma battered some of the islands - Barbuda, St. Christian relief groups are mobilizing to help in recovery efforts with Irma, much like they did with Hurricane Harvey and the damage it caused in Texas.

Trump says U.S. not 'putting up with' North Korea's actions

The situation in Korean remains extremely tense in the wake of DPRK's steps to ramify its nuclear and missile program. But after North Korea conducted its second flight test of a developmental intercontinental ballistic missile in July, Moon ordered his military to work with U.S.

Dozens Of Animals Found Tied To Trees As Irma Approaches

Palm Beach County Animal Care reports animal control officers have scooped up 49 dogs and two cats since Friday. "They are left in a yard, in a pen they can not escape from or tethered to trees or poles", said Diane Sauve, head of Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control, to WPTV .

Malaysia's palm oil stockpile rise 8.8 per cent in August

Output fell by 0.9 percent to 1.81 million tonnes. "We expect the continuous rise in production and building up of inventory, coupled with a strengthening of the MYR, to weigh on the CPO price outlook", they wrote. Palm oil futures has declined about 10% so far this year amid strong increase in supply of the commodity used in everything from snacks-to-soaps. Bloomberg consensus data show the CPO is expected to trade at an average of RM2,688 per tonne in the third quarter of this year (3Q17), ...

Where Is Hurricane Jose Going And When Will It Hit?

The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Katia's maximum sustained winds are near 75 miles per hour with some strengthening forecast over the next two days. This system formed in the western Gulf of Mexico from a lingering disturbance earlier this week. Katia has "worrying characteristics" because it is very slow moving and could dump a lot of rain on areas that have been saturated in recent weeks, Luis Felipe Puente, head of Mexico's national emergency services, told domestic television on ...

United States keeps distance in Myanmar Muslim exodus

The German government says it has halted several aid projects in Myanmar due to violence in the country that has caused hundreds of thousands of ethnic Rohingya Muslims to flee their homes. Aid agencies say they are in desperate need of food, shelter and medical aid, and that current resources are inadequate. Seibert renewed Berlin's call for all parties to the conflict to take steps toward a peaceful solution.

Wind and rain from Irma will affect NC

How will the Upstate, WNC and NE Georgia be impacted? . Temperatures will be much warmer than Monday, with highs in the mid to upper 70s, and winds that could gust to around 15 to 25 miles per hour early should diminish throughout the day.

Alexion to move from New Haven to Boston

But sources told the New Haven Register late Monday that the restructuring includes a relocation to an unspecified location in Boston. The Hartford Courant reports the company will announce layoffs and a move to MA. Grotheer confirmed Alexion will maintain a research presence at its current College Street headquarters. The building is part of New Haven's Downtown Crossing urban revitalization project.

China Protests THAAD Deployment

Dozens of South Korean protesters and police were injured in clashes on Thursday during a rally against the full deployment of the US Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) anti-missile shield. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang warned this week that further THAAD deployment "can only severely damage the strategic security balance in the region", harm the strategic interests of other countries such as China and cause further antagonism on the Korean Peninsula.

DA hiked to 5% for 1.1 crore central government employees, pensioners

Though this additional increase will carve a significant dent to the government treasury, it will benefit about 49.26 lakh central government employees and 61.17 lakh pensioners. After a long wait and several representations from Central government employees, the Modi government in June okayed the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission on allowances with 34 modifications.

9th person dead in Plano shooting; mom blames daughter's ex

Sunday at a cookout where people were preparing to watch the Dallas Cowboys' first game of the National Football League season. A police officer arrived at the home less than three minutes after an emergency call was made. City Manager T.C. Broadnax says , "T$3 here are those kinds of threats making their rounds in the crane rental, owner and rigging business - threats to people's families, their companies".

Senate passes disaster aid, government funding, higher debt ceiling

Senate Republicans have nearly doubled the size of the disaster relief package for Harvey to more than $15 billion, a first installment to help communities in Texas rebuild from the storm - and stock reserves for looming damage from Hurricane Irma.

Customs Intercepts 1100 Smuggled Arms At Tin Can Island Port

According to Custom spokesman, Joseph Attah , the 1, 100 firearms which include pump action rifles and other sophisticated weapon were imported from Turkey. In the same vein, the Tin-Can Island Command of the NCS intercepted another container load of arms on May 23. No fewer than 1,100 pump action rifles were loaded in a 20 foot container the gang shipped into the country.

Vodafone to invest €2bn in ultra-fast broadband in Germany

The strategy of Vodafone Germany is to offer around 13.7 million Gigabit connections for both consumers and businesses. Vodafone said it is responding to evidence that local enterprises and communities of all sizes want to move away from slow copper-based internet services; the number of enterprise bids that include fibre has doubled since a year ago, according to the operator.

Hurricane Irma is pulling water off Florida's coast before the flooding

Close to 600,000 homes and businesses were without power as of Sunday morning, according to utilities. Petersburg area, once thought to be relatively safe from harm, suddenly found itself in the storm's crosshairs. The monster storm, which arrived in Florida as a Category 4 hurricane, has toppled at least three constructions cranes - two over downtown Miami and one in Fort Lauderdale.

Yes Cancel Yestival Tour Following Tragedy

Virgil was also a respected musician, a drummer in the band Little Barrie , famed for penning the Netflix theme song for the show " Better Call Saul ". Virgil played drums, and sang and played keyboards (with older brother Dylan taking over drums) on his father's 1993 album The Grand Scheme of Things .

Backed force plans council for Syria's Deir Ezzor

The operation to fully liberate Deir ez-Zor is still underway with the Syrian army fighting Daesh terrorists in the southern part of the city, the Russian Defense Ministry said. The airstrikes hit displacement camps on the western bank of Euphrates river as well as boats sailing toward the eastern bank of the river, said the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

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