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'Potentially Catastrophic' Hurricane Irma Heads Towards South Florida Coast

Tell us using the hashtag #SpinnakerStorm. As of 5 a.m. ET, Irma was traveling west-northwest at about 16 miles per hour. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Irma was a " potentially catastrophic " storm with maximum sustained winds of 180 miles per hour (285 kph) as it bore down on the twin-island nation of Antigua and Barbuda. Read More »

Michigan Moves Up, Florida Schools Down in AP Top 25, Coaches Poll

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The Clemson Tigers made the jump up to No. 3 and surpassed USC after the Tigers took care of business over Kent State in the opener. While some young playmakers showed flashes against the Crimson Tide, just how much can this unit evolve with true freshman quarterback James Blackman behind center? Pat Dooley of the Gainesville Sun said he would have likely dropped Florida State to fifth or sixth this week without the Francois injury. Read More »

Tennessee WR Jauan Jennings reportedly out 12 weeks with wrist injury

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Kelly punched in a touchdown from one yard out in the first overtime to match a one-yard touchdown run by Georgia Tech quarterback TaQuon Marshall and keep the game timed at 35-35. Marshall, who is only 5-foot-10, 185 pounds, rushed for 249 yards on 44 carries. Better late than never, Marquez Callaway's first catch was a 10-yard touchdown Randy Moss-esque leaping catch over defenders on a perfectly placed ball by Dormandy to the back right of the end zone with 0:42 left in the third ... Read More »

Putin: Trump is not my bride

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When a reporter asked him if Trump had disappointed him, Putin called the question naive and then said: "He is not my bride, as I am not a bride to him, we both are involved in state activities". Putin said Moscow reserved the right to respond to the USA order to close Russian Consulate and two other annexes. Moscow sees the seizure of the Russian diplomatic property as a clearly hostile act and calls on Washington to immediately return it. Read More »

Boris Johnson condemns 'reckless' North Korean nuclear test

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It comes after North Korea detonated a nuclear device in its sixth and most powerful test to date. When asked whether there may be a change to Seoul's policy vis-a-vis Pyongyang - that is, a policy of engagement, dialogue AND pressure - a senior Blue House official said although there will not be a shift of policy in the big picture any kind of dialogue between South and North Korea at this point seem highly unlikely. Read More »

Japan, S Korea hold drills after North's missile launch

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North Koreans watch a news report showing North Korea's Hwasong-12 intermediate-range ballistic missile launch on electronic screen at Pyongyang station in this photo taken by Kyodo August 30, 2017. The two leaders pledged to continue to apply strong diplomatic and economic pressure on North Korea and to make all necessary preparations to defend against the growing threat by the North, the White House said. Read More »

Eden Hazard Would Choose Champions League Above Any Other Trophy

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Costa is now holed up in his hometown of Lagarto in Brazil and is refusing to return to Chelsea after a major row with manager Antonio Conte at the start of the summer. The Spain global has refused to return to the Blues' Cobham base this summer after being frozen out of Antonio Conte's first-team plans. Neymar is a top player, he is Brazilian. Read More »

All You Need to Know About the Rohingya Crisis in Myanmar

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In Jakarta , dozens of protesters burned photographs of Myanmar state counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi outside the Myanmar embassy, where a small fire broke out after a molotov cocktail was thrown through a window. Çavuşoğlu spoke with his Bangladeshi counterpart, Abul Hassan Mahmud Ali, over the phone late September 4 in a bid to find a solution to the ongoing tragedy of tens of thousands Rohingya escaping the bloodshed. Read More »

Intra BRICS travel to India dominated by Chinese, Russians: Airbnb

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Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa, which comprise the BRICS grouping, called for an immediate end to violence in Afghanistan at a summit in the Chinese city of Xiamen on September 4. India and China are often described as geopolitical rivals, and the two remain locked in a border dispute. Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang added that Xi noted that both countries "should see each other as development opportunities, not threats". Read More »

US, Allies in Show of Force against N. Korea

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The B-1Bs were flown in from Andersen Air Force Base in Guam while the F-35Bs came from a US base in Iwakuni, Japan. They conducted a mock bombing drill, which simulated a surgical strike of key enemy facilities, over the Pilsung Range in the eastern province of Gangwon. Read More »

Defying Observers, Kenya Court Says August Election Was Too Flawed to Stand

The decision of the court, nullifying the re-election of a sitting president came after the coalition of Raila Odinga , the veteran opposition leader brought the petition against the election board to the Supreme Court . The post Onuesoke hails Kenya's Supreme Court judgement on presidential poll appeared first on Vanguard News . We clearly have a problem ... But worldwide observers did not report any interference with the vote. Read More »

US Threatens 'Massive Military Response' Against North Korea

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Trump wanted to be briefed on each one. North Korea has appeared to have conducted a sixth nuclear test, CNN reported Sunday. If confirmed, it would be the most powerful device ever tested by North Korea, and mark a significant step forward in the secretive regime's nuclear capability. Read More »

Kenya's Supreme Court declares presidential vote invalid

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According to the results announced by the electoral commission before they were nullified, Kenyatta had been declared the victor with 54 percent of the votes. They say that if it will be hard to choose and collect viable replacements for these heads to conduct these new elections, they suggested the United Nations conducting these new elections. Read More »

Merkel wants end to Turkey's European Union accession talks

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The exchanges came with 12 German citizens now under arrest in Turkey in a crackdown by Mr Erdogan on regime critics and journalists that is widely seen in the European Union as politically-motivated and anti-democratic. Schulz said at the TV duel that if he becomes German Chancellor, he will stop accession talks with Turkey. Merkel called for cooperation with Turkey, Libya, Niger and other countries in solving refugee and immigration issues, and in the meantime opening channels for legal ... Read More »

President Trump Looks To Withdraw From Trade Deal With South Korea

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His remarks came after North Korea detonated a thermonuclear device in its sixth and most powerful nuclear test. The administration has been in talks to make adjustments to the trade agreement with South Korea. The idea of potentially withdrawing seems to have been prompted by the breakdown in negotiations between South Korean officials and the United States trade representative, Mr Robert Lighthizer, a U.S. Read More »

United States detective arrest nurse for refusing to give patient's blood

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Wubbels and her attorney chose to release footage of the arrest now because after meeting with the city and with police they believed it was necessary to prevent another incident. He wanted a blood sample from an unconscious patient. "As the videos and news accounts make clear, there is no excuse for this assault or her arrest, which sends a chilling message about the safety of nurses and the rights of patients", Jean Ross, co-president of the union, said in a release. Read More »