• BRICS emphasizes the need to increase cooperation
BRICS emphasizes the need to increase cooperation

BRICS nations too expressed concern over threat posed by terror groups, including those based in Pakistan. Pakistan has denied allegations it harbours these groups. But Pakistan's sympathizers in the Communist Party of China have been considerably weakened owing to the recent revamping of the country's military establishment, and the rising infl...

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  • More members from Missouri Task Force 1 head to Puerto Rico
More members from Missouri Task Force 1 head to Puerto Rico

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will reimburse the city of Lincoln not only for the pay missed by task force members, but also for the overtime pay for firefighters who stayed in Lincoln. Lincoln Fire and Rescue will continue to maintain its normal staffing levels by using overtime to backfill the vacancies, Despain said. Crews wil...

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  • Suspected Columbus, Ohio, high school shooter arrested
Suspected Columbus, Ohio, high school shooter arrested

Police in Columbus, Ohio, say a suspect was arrested following reports of a student firing shots inside a high school. Police did not explain what Abdullahi's motive was. A message was left for a Columbus schools spokesman. The tweet read, "SWAT made an arrest, gun taken, no injuries. Excellent job by our officers!" The school is home to abou...

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  • Greeley woman's family weathers Hurricane Irma in Puerto Rico
Greeley woman's family weathers Hurricane Irma in Puerto Rico

The flight was even at a bit of a disadvantage-it took off 34 minutes late from New York's John F. Kennedy airport. Federal and local officials in Puerto Rico are concerned that underfunded environmental agencies on the island will face significant new challenges as a result of Hurricane Irma , expected to hit the island late September 6.

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  • Korea UN vote on Mon
Korea UN vote on Mon

A Security Council resolution needs nine votes in favor and no vetoes by permanent members Britain, the United States, France, Russia or China to pass. However, Russia insists the North Korean nuclear crisis is impossible to solve with sanctions and pressure alone. China will support further United Nations action if it helps restart dialogue ...

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  • Prosecutors want Shkreli thrown in jail now after Facebook threat
Prosecutors want Shkreli thrown in jail now after Facebook threat

In a September 4 Facebook post Shkreli told followers he would pay $5000 for a piece of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's hair, as she makes her way across the country promoting her new book . Shkreli drew the ire of the nation in a separate matter, when as a pharmaceutical CEO he raised the price of the drug Daraprim from $13.50 per d...

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  • As Hurricane Irma Begins Descent On Florida, FPL Reporting Outages
As Hurricane Irma Begins Descent On Florida, FPL Reporting Outages

During a press conference Thursday, FPL Public Information Officer Rob Gould assured that both Turkey Point and St. Lucie Power Plant are "among the strongest in America and arguably in the world". "There is simply no way to hurricane-proof an electrical system". As of 2 p.m. ET, Irma had maximum sustained winds of 155 mph and was about 380 m...

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  • Hurricane Irma closes Walt Disney World
Hurricane Irma closes Walt Disney World

Meanwhile, some Disney park events, including Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, are canceled this weekend. Orange County, where Orlando is located, hasn't issued evacuation orders, but the central Florida county is expected to encounter severe weather as the hurricane passes through this weekend.

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  • 8.1 quake rocks Mexico, deaths reported
8.1 quake rocks Mexico, deaths reported

Others of 2.3 feet were measured at the resort town of Huatulco. Social Media reacts to Mexico quake. Two children were reported dead by The Associated Press in Tabasco, the state just north of Chiapas . A tsunami warning was issued for Mexico , with three-metre-high waves possible, and other nearby countries. The worst-hit city was J...

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  • U.S. offers to mediate in crisis between Qatar, its Arab neighbors
U.S. offers to mediate in crisis between Qatar, its Arab neighbors

The White House earlier acknowledged Trump spoke with Sheikh Tamim and Crown Prince Mohammed, as well as Abu Dhabi's powerful crown prince. The fact is the call was at the request of Qatar and was a request for dialogue with the four countries - Bahrain, Saudi Arabia , the United Arab Emirates and Egypt - on the demands they made in June.

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  • Syrian army breaks IS siege of key airport
Syrian army breaks IS siege of key airport

According to Reuters , only a few hundred meters of militant-held ground separate the advancing forces from the besieged enclave. The US and members of the Iraqi government said the deal - negotiated between the jihadists and Hizbollah - would allow them to cross the border into Iraq and join other ISIL fighters there.

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  • Hurricane Katia strengthening, moving toward Mexico coast
Hurricane Katia strengthening, moving toward Mexico coast

Hurricane Katia - one of three storms swirling south of the United States - has weakened to a tropical depression after it made landfall in Mexico, forecasters said early Saturday. The eye of Hurricane Irma , center, hovers just north of the island of Hispaniola, with Hurricane Katia, left, in the Gulf of Mexico, and Hurricane Jose , right, in t...

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  • Hurricane Irma sucks water away from shoreline of the Bahamas
Hurricane Irma sucks water away from shoreline of the Bahamas

The person who posted the video later added an update to her original post that "Long Island has the all clear. The beach and ocean are gone". People were filmed walking on sand on Long Island in the Caribbean island that would usually be covered by the sea.

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  • Hurricane Irma: Floridians make Facebook 'events' to steer Irma away
Hurricane Irma: Floridians make Facebook 'events' to steer Irma away

This is a developing story . Some of us aren't going to be here this time next week, some of us will lose homes, businesses, friends and family. As of Saturday night, 53,000 people said they are interested in the event and 25,000 said they are going to join.

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  • 380k sign pro-Rohingya petition to strip Suu Kyi of Nobel prize
380k sign pro-Rohingya petition to strip Suu Kyi of Nobel prize

What's even more troubling is the silence of former Nobel Peace Prize victor Aung San Suu Kyi. Officials in Rakhine state told VOA's Burmese service they were working to help Rohingya return. "It is not possible to strip a Nobel Peace Prize laureate of his or her award once bestowed", Njolstad wrote. Is it ethnic or religious conflict? Howe...

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  • Irma's path becomes clearer, impact expected in central NC
Irma's path becomes clearer, impact expected in central NC

The National Guard will post emergency crews in Greensboro, Asheville and Charlotte on Sunday, according to Cooper. The ultimate lesson, of course, is to stay attuned to the storm's track. There remains an outside chance that Irma could move along a more easterly track. Also, hurricane force winds will reach Miami and surrounding areas as early a...

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  • Security tightened along Myanmar border to check Rohingyas' influx
Security tightened along Myanmar border to check Rohingyas' influx

Myanmar says its security forces are carrying out clearance operations to defend against ARSA, which the government has declared a terrorist organization. The Rohingya have always been subjected to discrimination in mostly Buddhist Myanmar , which denies them citizenship and regards them as illegal immigrants from Bangladesh, even if they have li...

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  • These Are Donald Trump's Properties That Could Get Hit By Hurricane Irma
These Are Donald Trump's Properties That Could Get Hit By Hurricane Irma

The President tweeted that Hurricane Irma was of "epic proportion" but did not reference his private club, which he refers to as the "Southern White House". This place will not move. St. Martin was among the many small islands where Hurricane Irma first made landfall . Two golf courses and a Miami hotel are also some of the properties in Irma's pa...

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  • Biggest Earthquake In A Century Rocks Mexico
Biggest Earthquake In A Century Rocks Mexico

The Interior Department reported that 428 homes were destroyed and 1,700 were damaged just in Chiapas, the state closest to the epicenter. President Enrique Pena Nieto said at least 200 people have been injured. In downtown Juchitan, the remains of brick walls and clay tile roofs cluttered streets as families dragged mattresses onto sidewalks to sp...

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  • SC governor gives update on Hurricane Irma preparations
SC governor gives update on Hurricane Irma preparations

He also spoke on the progress of evacuation efforts in SC. "There will be no other evacuations for other counties ", McMaster said. "This is an important step in the fight to defend all life in SC". McMaster took the opportunity to remind residents that even when the storm has passed, the challenges it brings will not be over. Officials ...

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