• Oil prices rise as Opec cuts production
Oil prices rise as Opec cuts production

But in August, for the first time in four months, OPEC finally managed to follow through on its promises when its production fell from the previous month's totals. Refinery utilization rates fell by 2 percentage points to 77.7 percent, the lowest rate since 2008, as crude runs fell 394,000 bpd, EIA data showed.

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  • Hurricane Jose is taking slow, looping path
Hurricane Jose is taking slow, looping path

It was moving east at 5 miles per hour. Meanwhile, the remains of Hurricane Irma are nothing more than a tropical depression as it continues to weaken over land. After Jose is predicted to become a tropical storm, the hurricane center's cone of probability forecasts it will regain hurricane strength Thursday and loop away from the United States b...

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  • Justified in a democracy to condemn prime minister: Cong defends Rahul's remarks
Justified in a democracy to condemn prime minister: Cong defends Rahul's remarks

Citing the names of President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu and PM Modi, Irani said the three leaders belonged to humble backgrounds but had risen the ranks on their own merit. That's how India works". " Bharatiya Janata Party has started a new era of politics of performance in the country". Rahul was referring to SP founder M...

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  • North Korea issue no threat for security at 2018 Olympics
North Korea issue no threat for security at 2018 Olympics

The Pyeongchang Games will be the first Winter Olympics in Asia to be staged outside Japan and will run from February 9-25. "We hope we're appealing that diplomacy and peace will prevail on the Korean peninsula". While these announcements should top the news agenda, International Olympic Committee president Bach has had to fight several fires o...

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  • Arpaio pardon not a high point for Trump
Arpaio pardon not a high point for Trump

The brief comes the day the Department of Justice, led by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, sided with Arpaio in arguing that his conviction should be dismissed. "My only reaction is that the law is clear on it, and the court has an obligation to follow the law", said Jack Wilenchik, Arpaio's attorney. Third, Protect Democracy argues that "the ...

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  • Brollies at the ready, as weather warning affects 9 counties
Brollies at the ready, as weather warning affects 9 counties

When asked whether there was any connection, the Met Office tweeted: "There are no links between Irma and the weather we are experiencing in the United Kingdom at the moment". There is a also small chance of power cuts, and some damage to buildings, such as tiles blowing off roofs, the Met Office said. "Some restriction to roads and bridges are a...

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  • Mexico rushes aid to millions after a powerful natural disaster
Mexico rushes aid to millions after a powerful natural disaster

It was the most powerful to hit the country in a century and was felt as far as Mexico City and Guatemala City by an estimated 50 million people. On Monday, the Mexican government said it can no longer aid Texas' recovery because it would need every resource to help its own citizens.

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  • Edith Windsor, LGBTQ Icon and American Hero, Dies at 88
Edith Windsor, LGBTQ Icon and American Hero, Dies at 88

Edith Windsor , the fiery LGBTQ rights icon whose legal battles for same sex marriage rights resulted in the Supreme Court's decision to strike down the federal Defense of Marriage Act, died on Tuesday, her wife, Judith Kasen-Windsor, confirmed to the New York Times .

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  • Ted Cruz Is Actually Being Pretty Cool About This Porn Fiasco
Ted Cruz Is Actually Being Pretty Cool About This Porn Fiasco

Frazier mistakenly said the video was posted to Cruz's account, not liked . The justices were deciding whether Internet porn should be regulated, and some first decided they needed to see the stuff for themselves, and so young Cruz got an eyeful.

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  • Trump's tax cut aim doubtful: USA treasury secretary
Trump's tax cut aim doubtful: USA treasury secretary

The Treasury secretary also evaded questions about possible exceptions to the elimination of the special treatment of so-called carried interest for hedge fund managers. Schumer and Senator Ron Wyden of OR, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Finance Committee, are set to unveil a report on Tuesday finding that eliminating with the estate tax woul...

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  • Oil Prices Dip as Traders Assess US Hurricane Impact
Oil Prices Dip as Traders Assess US Hurricane Impact

Global benchmark Brent crude futures, the benchmark for oil prices outside the US, fell 0.30% to $53.62 a barrel. The new agreement extends the production deal for nine months until March 2018. Crude inventories rose by 6.2 million barrels in the week to September 8 to 468.8 million, compared with analysts' expectations for an increase of 3.2 milli...

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  • Strike threat growing in union campaign against public sector pay cap
Strike threat growing in union campaign against public sector pay cap

Last year, Britain passed tough laws which require a ballot turnout of more than 50 percent of union members for a strike to be legal, with even tighter restrictions for important public services such as health, transport, border security and fire sectors.

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  • Ryan school murder: 7-yr-old Pradyuman wasn't sexually assaulted, says doctor
Ryan school murder: 7-yr-old Pradyuman wasn't sexually assaulted, says doctor

The body of the seven-year-old was found inside the toilet of the school, with his throat slit, on Friday. On Monday, founding chairman Augustine Pinto (73) and his wife Grace Pinto (62), the managing director, had approached the HC seeking anticipatory bail apprehending arrest in the case.

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  • Modi, Abe to set 'future direction' of partnership this week: MEA
Modi, Abe to set 'future direction' of partnership this week: MEA

Connecting Mumbai - India's most populous city - to Ahmedabad , the 508km high-speed line will cost around €14 billion, with the majority of funding coming from a low-interest loan from Japan . "Discussions are clearly to begin in depth.what kind of projects and what sectors.it will be in consultation with the stakeholders, with the concerned d...

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  • Trump, Malaysia's Najib talk about trade and security, not scandal
Trump, Malaysia's Najib talk about trade and security, not scandal

Najib has said that the meeting will focus on security issues, including efforts to combat the extremist group Islamic State. Najib said Malaysia's Employees Provident Fund, a major pension fund, wanted to spend $3 billion to $4 billion on USA infrastructure development.

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  • Postal vote on same-sex marriage begins in Australia
Postal vote on same-sex marriage begins in Australia

But several lawmakers have said they would vote against gay marriage regardless of public opinion. People participate in a march for marriage equality of same-sex couples in Sydney, Australia, September 10, 2017. Despite growing support among sporting bodies for marriage equality and homosexual rights, few Australian athletes have come out as gay...

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  • 11-year-old boy, parents killed in Italian volcanic field
11-year-old boy, parents killed in Italian volcanic field

When his mother, 42, and father, 45, rushed to help him and tried to pull him to safety, the base of the crater collapsed, causing them to plunge 5ft. Emergency crews were said to have arrived within minutes of the tragedy. "I was at the Solfatara for work, along with other visitors". They pulled out two bodies, then pulled us away.

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  • U.S. warned storm could LOOP BACK towards east coast
U.S. warned storm could LOOP BACK towards east coast

Hurricane Irma pummeled Florida Sunday and Monday, causing damage in nearly every part of the state. Understandably, not too many in the Sunshine State have had time or attention for Jose. The 2017 Atlantic basin hurricane season will end on November 30. Deputy Director at The Bahamas Department of Meteorology Jeffery Simmons speaking with The B...

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  • Active shooter reported at Dartmouth-Hitchock Medical Center; 1 in custody
Active shooter reported at Dartmouth-Hitchock Medical Center; 1 in custody

The fusion center shares information between state, local and federal authorities. Reports claimed that people were told to avoid the area. A person has been taken into custody after an active shooter threat Tuesday at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, police said.

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  • Irma causes major disruptions at airports — Travel advisory
Irma causes major disruptions at airports — Travel advisory

Departing passengers form a long queue to check in at Orlando International Airport ahead of Hurricane Irma making landfall, in Florida, U.S. September 9, 2017. Tampa expected to restart commercial flights on Tuesday morning. Now major USA airlines are augmenting their existing services out of the regions that will be most affected by the storm; ...

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