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World Florida nun dons habit, grabs chain saw to help after Irma
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In less than 15 hours the images were shared nearly 9,000 times and had hundreds of people talking. The post is going viral across social media as people admire her determination to help her community. "We teach our students: Do what you can to help other people, don't think of yourselves", Sister Margaret Ann said. The Miami-Dade Police Department left a comment with the video on Facebook .

World Appalachian Power sending hundreds to Florida, Georgia
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The total number of customers, representing about 12 million people, dipped from a peak of more than 7.4 million customers, or about 15 million people, late on Monday. Most of those costs were related to Matthew, which caused a third as many outages as Irma did for FPL. A unit of NextEra Energy Inc and the state's biggest power company, FPL said its outages held at around 3.6 million for much of Monday morning.

World Saudi clerics detained in 'crackdown on dissent'
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It estimates that Qatar used US$38.5 billion - equivalent to 23 per cent of its GDP - to support the economy in the first two months of sanctions. The diplomatic crisis, the worst since the 1990 invasion of Kuwait by Iraq and the subsequent Persian Gulf War, has seen the Arab nations cut ties to Qatar, which hosts a major United States military base and will be the host of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

World Iran to rebuild Syria's electricity equipment, power plants
Author: 0 Iran to rebuild Syria's electricity equipment, power plants

While the brutal siege of East Aleppo ended eight months ago, municipal authorities only restored the electricity supply to the city last week. The Aleppo contract was awarded to the Iranian firm Mabna and is valued at around 130 million Euros, according to a Kharboutli statement carried by SANA on Sunday.

World Erdogan remains defiant as North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies criticize S-400 deal with Russian Federation
Author: 0 Erdogan remains defiant as North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies criticize S-400 deal with Russian Federation

In a statement to Turkish journalists, Erdoğan revealed that Turkey had already paid a deposit to Russian Federation, though it is still engaging on an intergovernmental basis on the issue of export credit to support the deal. The Pentagon has already expressed its dissatisfaction with the arms deal. Ankara has been angered by US support for the PKK's Syrian offshoot YPG in the battle against Daesh in Syria.

World Olive Garden Pasta Pass 9/14: $100 for 8 weeks of unlimited pasta
Author: 0 Olive Garden Pasta Pass 9/14: $100 for 8 weeks of unlimited pasta

That'll get them an all-inclusive, eight-day trip for two to Italy, along with the eight weeks of unlimited pasta. Olive Garden says it sold 21,000 passes in one second previous year. With the Never Ending Pasta Pass , customers can purchase a $100 pass that allows them to consume an unlimited amount of pasta during each visit between September 25 and November 19.

World Opec sees oil consumption growing in '17
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While the decline in production and increase in demand is working to raise prices, it follows an extended period of over-supply of oil. OPEC's next meeting is on November 30, 2017. The agency said global oil supply fell by 720,000 bpd last month vs. July, to 97.7 million bpd, on unrest in Libya and disruptions from Hurricane Harvey in the U.S.

World Harvey, Irma Forecast to Cut Oil Demand by 900000 bpd
Author: 0 Harvey, Irma Forecast to Cut Oil Demand by 900000 bpd

After Hurricane Harvey halted nearly a quarter of the nation's refining capacity, crude prices in NY slumped as gasoline prices soared. Oil last traded above $100 a barrel in 2014, the year in which prices began to slide due to excess supply.

World Irma, Harvey Are Not Unprecedented Natural Calamities, Still Can't Outrun Katrina
Author: 0 Irma, Harvey Are Not Unprecedented Natural Calamities, Still Can't Outrun Katrina

It rolled over the Caribbean on Thursday, turning beach-vacation islands into barely habitable lumps and zinging Puerto Rico before heading north to the US coast. Harvey initially came ashore in South Texas on August 25 as a Category 4 hurricane, then went back out to sea and lingered off the coast as a tropical storm for days.

World The Boomerang Hurricane Jose
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The hurricane center's forecast shows Jose reintensifying into a hurricane by early Thursday and turning more to the west, a track that could bring it within a few hundred miles of the Bahamas by the weekend. FOX 13's meteorologist Dave Osterberg said Jose has been pin wheeling around the Atlantic Ocean for a while. Before this hurricane season, the United States had gone a record 12 years without a major hurricane landfall.

World Pope blasts climate skeptics, cites 'moral' duty to act
Author: 0 Pope blasts climate skeptics, cites 'moral' duty to act

If the people do not embrace peace, political steps can only go so far. About 800,000 people are affected by Trump's decision to give Congress six months to end their limbo status. "Anything that goes against the roots", he continued, "steals their hope". "Uprooted young people today ask for help, and this is why I insist so much on dialogue between the elderly and the youth, that they talk to their parents, but (also) the elderly", he said.

World Critics Circle Aung San Suu Kyi Over Rohingya Crisis
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One of the speakers, Mark Farmaner from the Burma Campaign UK said the Myanmar leader, " Aung San Suu Kyi's behavior is inexcusable". Protests also were reported in India and Iran. Tutu's letter noted than in 2010 he rejoiced at Suu Kyi's freedom from house arrest, and in 2012 at her election as leader of the opposition. Last August, Suu Kyi also put together an advisory commission, chaired by former United Nations secretary general Kofi Annan, to find "a sustainable solution on the ...

World What position paper means for British negotiators
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The European Commission has today set out its principles for the political dialogue on Ireland and Northern Ireland in the Brexit negotiations. "The SDLP is deeply concerned that the NIO's highly unusual statement in response to Minister Coveney was made in a week when the British Government faces into a number of tight Brexit votes at Westminster".

World Trump's Trade Adviser Says Hopes to Reach Trade Deal with S. Korea
Author: 0 Trump's Trade Adviser Says Hopes to Reach Trade Deal with S. Korea

Fischer wrote: "During this challenging time, we must demonstrate solidarity with our allies as they face significant threats". In keeping with the trend of current things in trade, President Trump seems to be seriously considering quitting KORUS, the free trade agreement between South Korea and the United States , as soon as this week.

World Detroit Lions vs. Arizona Cardinals
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Keep it locked here all game long as Free Press sports writer Carlos Monarrez gives you the up-to-the-minute live play-by-play from the Detroit Lions vs. When he high-points a ball like that, there's nothing a defensive back can do. Killebrew scored a defensive touchdown on his interception. Before David Johnson's injury, the Lions did well containing him, too, in part because of smart defense from the front four - Detroit's biggest question entering the season.

World US adds launchers to THAAD as dozens hurt in SKorea protests
Author: 0 US adds launchers to THAAD as dozens hurt in SKorea protests

Its sixth nuclear test on Sunday prompted the United States to speak about a "military response" and South Korea to conduct major military exercises. Six police officers and 32 other people were injured, none seriously, in the clashes, said a fire department official in Seongju. Several U.S. military vehicles, including trucks carrying payloads covered in black sheets that appeared to be launchers, had been seen heading toward the site.

World Death tolls rise, President declares national mourning after natural disaster
Author: 0 Death tolls rise, President declares national mourning after natural disaster

Ambassador to Mexico Yoni Peled and his team will deliver the aid to state governors in the coming days, a statement said. President Tran Dai Quang, on October 10, sent a message of sympathy to his Mexican counterpart Enrique Peña Nieto , over serious human and economic losses caused by the strong quake on September 7.

World U.S. calls for UN Security Council vote on North Korea on Monday
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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on September 8 that it was too early for a vote in the UN Security Council on new North Korean sanctions. United Nations diplomats said that a ministerial-level Security Council meeting on North Korea could be held during the high-level debate of the General Assembly starting on 19 September.

World Hurricane Irma: Why did the ocean disappear near the Bahamas?
Author: 0 Hurricane Irma: Why did the ocean disappear near the Bahamas?

Angela Fritz, a meteorologist and science editor at The Washington Post , wrote in a blog post that she has hear about this sucking phenomenon in the past but has never before witnessed it. The odd occurrence is caused by the hurricane's strength drawing water towards its centre. The all clear for the Central and Southeastern Bahamas was issued earlier today.

World Man gives crying woman last generator
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Then she thought she'd caught a lucky break: a Lowe's store 30 miles away in Orlando had gotten a surprise shipment of generators . Brekke , whose father uses oxygen therapy and relies on electricity to run his machine, was next in line for a generator when she watched workers load the final unit onto the cart of the customer in front of her, sending her into a sudden panic.

World Saudi-led bloc denies military option was considered in Qatar dispute
Author: 0 Saudi-led bloc denies military option was considered in Qatar dispute

After the call, the state-run Saudi Press Agency said Crown Prince Mohammed would talk to Bahrain, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates - the other Arab nations boycotting Qatar - and then release details. The official also said that the Doha administration "misleads the truth" with the report by QNA about the phone conference. archivePresident Donald Trump offered Thursday to mediate between Qatar and its Gulf Arab neighbors to help end a months-long diplomatic row.

World 'Pharma Bro' offers $5K for Hillary hair, but may see jail first
Author: 0 'Pharma Bro' offers $5K for Hillary hair, but may see jail first

Earlier this week, Shkreli said in Facebook post (which he has since deleted), "On HRC's book tour, try to grab a hair from her", adding "Will pay $5,000 per hair obtained from Hillary Clinton ". But prosecutors note that Shkreli's apparent animus towards Clinton includes standing outside her daughter Chelsea's home when Clinton was reportedly there recuperating after falling sick.

World Florida: two nuclear power plants in the path of the hurricane Irma
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Turkey Point and St. Lucie are Florida's only operating nuclear power plants , while a third is in the process of being decommissioned. The effects of Irma , which could be the most-destructive hurricane to ever strike Florida, are expected to be felt in south Florida on Saturday, with conditions worsening throughout the weekend.

World Katia makes landfall on Mexico's Gulf coast, weakens to tropical storm
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There is a possibility that Katia could evolve into a Category 2 hurricane before making landfall bringing with her 154 to 177 km/h (96 to 110 mph) winds prior to hitting the coast. As a result of its geographical location and Pacific and Atlantic coastlines, Mexico is particularly vulnerable to hurricanes, with at least a dozen weather events every year.

World SpaceX Trying to Launch Air Force's Secret Spaceplane as Hurricane Irma Approaches
Author: 0 SpaceX Trying to Launch Air Force's Secret Spaceplane as Hurricane Irma Approaches

This marks the first time that SpaceX was granted the opportunity to use its Falcon 9 to launch the X-37B , and it shows that the has confidence in the rocket's reliability rating. That launch followed back-to-back wins of the first two Global Positioning System 3 launch contracts the Air Force put out for bid. The first stage has been readied for a second launch after a successful liftoff and landing in February.

World Israeli Jets 'Hit Syrian Chemical Site'
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The reported attack took place on the 10th anniversary of Israel's destruction of a nuclear reactor in Syria. President Bashar Assad's government has blasted such accusations as "fabrications", and Syria's army on Thursday did not mention the SSRC in its statement on the Israeli strikes.

World Drugmaker Eli Lilly to cut 3500 jobs
Author: 0 Drugmaker Eli Lilly to cut 3500 jobs

American National Bank now owns 2,088 shares of the company's stock worth $172,000 after purchasing an additional 104 shares during the last quarter. Juncture Wealth Strategies Llc sold 6,600 shares as Lilly Eli & Co ( LLY)'s stock declined 3.22%.

World Trump Jr. to speak privately to Senate staff
Author: 0 Trump Jr. to speak privately to Senate staff

The interview will be conducted by Senate staff, but several members of the Judiciary Committee - including Sens. The oldest son of President Donald Trump arrived on Capitol Hill Thursday morning for a private interview with congressional staff about a meeting he had with a Russian lawyer during the 2016 presidential campaign.

World United States forces apologize for 'highly offensive' Afghan propaganda leaflet
Author: 0 United States forces apologize for 'highly offensive' Afghan propaganda leaflet

But a collapse of Afghan government, or a Taliban takeover post the pullout, would be seen as a U.S. defeat, for which he would be held responsible. "We are against it, that they published propaganda messages without our permission". Going round in search of a new patron to replace America renders mock heroics not only meaningless but also disgusting.

World UK's Prince George Has Started School
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Like hundreds of thousands of other 4-year-old children across Britain, George is off on his own adventure into the world of school, timetables and playground games. . "So we are not going to try to mould him into any kind of particular person and we wouldn't do that with any of our pupils". However, he wasn't the only royal entering reception with Maud Windsor joining her distant cousin at Thomas's School in Battersea.

World Watch Stephen Colbert's Reaction to Donald Trump Saying Ivanka Calls Him 'Daddy'
Author: 0 Watch Stephen Colbert's Reaction to Donald Trump Saying Ivanka Calls Him 'Daddy'

On Wednesday, congressional leaders were reportedly "visibly annoyed" when Ms Trump dropped by their Oval Office meeting with the President to "say hello". After receiving a rousing ovation, Trump then responded with a cringeworthy "Thank you, honey". "No, come on up, honey". "Even Ivanka trump, who promised to influence his father in such an issue as climate change, quietly took the lack of action of the administration on this serious problem".

World Bank of Canada hikes overnight rate for second time in two months
Author: 0 Bank of Canada hikes overnight rate for second time in two months

Recent economic data have been stronger than expected, supporting the Bank's view that growth in Canada is becoming more broadly-based and self-sustaining. It said the Canadian dollar has appreciated and that reflected weakness in the USA currency amid "significant geopolitical risks and uncertainties around" the renegotiation of the North American Free-Trade Agreement, and US fiscal policy.

World Migrant crisis: European Union court rejects quota challenge
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The ECJ's ruling said: 'The court dismisses the actions brought by Slovakia and Hungary against the provisional mechanism for the mandatory relocation of asylum seekers. But EU officials insisted from the start that the scheme was binding on all member states regardless of whether they had voted for it or not. It recently agreed to host a few refugees.

World Lompoc kidnapper arrested in Las Vegas
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On Sept. 1, Hetzel allegedly abducted Paris while she was visiting Solvang. On Monday evening, Joseph Hetzel, 52, released Virginia Paris, 55, in front of a hotel in Henderson, Nevada. Shortly before 9 p.m. on September 4, Paris made two calls to a family member. Authorities released surveillance photos of Hetzel and Paris checking out of the hotel and they appeared to show Paris continuing to be held against her will, KLAs notes.

World Trump expected to highlight North Dakota to national audience
Author: 0 Trump expected to highlight North Dakota to national audience

Heidi Heitkamp , D-North Dakota, will become the first Democratic lawmaker to join Trump on the presidential jet when she accompanies Trump on his trip. It's no surprise that Andeavor would be eager to host Trump, a staunch supporter of oil and coal who helped push through the Dakota Access pipeline soon after taking office.

World 7 students die in Kenya school fire
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This is published unedited from the IANS feed . Family and friends hosted a special mass in the wake of the fire in the dormitory that exclusively hosted Form One students. I slept in the one adjacent to where the fire started. We heard the students in that cubicle screaming and we went there and tried to stop the fire, but it was spreading very fast and so we made a decision to run outside.

World Massive response would meet any North Korean threat, U.S. warns
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US Defense Secretary James Mattis has sent a chilling warning to North Korea, threatening a "massive military response" to any threat against the United States or its allies. Reports of the nuclear test, North Korea's sixth and the first since last September, drew swift condemnation from the worldwide community. Mr Trump also lashed out at South Korea.

World North Korean nuclear test prompts global condemnation
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All of North Korea's six nuclear tests have taken place at its underground testing site in Punggye-ri, deep in mountainous terrain, and it is hard to independently verify the claims . "It would show that their design, whatever the specific design, has achieved a yield that is capable of destroying modern cities". "Referring to tens to hundreds of kilotons, it doesn't appear to be talking about a fully fledged H-bomb".

Author: 0 'US never out of diplomatic solutions on N Korea'

It denounced the joint exercises in traditionally robust fashion. Lt. Gen. David H. Berger, the commander of U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific, said in a statement that the F-35 contributes to the overall security and stability of the region and embodies a commitment to U.S.

World US Ponders Withdrawing From Trade Pact With South Korea
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US President Donald Trump and South Korea's Moon Jae-in agreed Friday to revise a bilateral treaty that limits Seoul's ballistic missile capabilities after the North's recent launch. The 1979 guideline was last amended five years ago to extend the allowed range of South Korean ballistic missiles to nearly 500 miles and increase their payload to 1,100 pounds.

World Packers cut reserve QB Taysom Hill
Author: 0 Packers cut reserve QB Taysom Hill

Green Bay is set to open the 2017 regular season campaign next week when the Packers host the Seattle Seahawks. Starters Clay Matthews (groin) and Nick Perry (ankle) both suffered what are thought to be minor injuries late in preseason; 2016 third-round pick Kyler Fackrell had a disappointing training camp; Elliott, who had flashed playmaking ability in cameo appearances on defense his first three years, is gone; and Brooks, at age 33, may be nearing the end.

World Sunshine, rising high temperatures forecast through Labor Day
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The "unofficial end to summer" on Labor Day may not be quite as hot as we originally thought. The rain will continue into Wednesday with more thunderstorms likely, especially in the morning. The nice weather appears like it will continue into next weekend, with high temperatures gradually warming a bit each day, back to the mid and upper 80s for Saturday and Sunday .

Author: 0 Advanced hydrogen bomb developed by N. Korea: KCNA

The rumbling caused by the test was felt along China's border to North Korea and up the Russian coast. State-controlled media say it was a hydrogen bomb . North Korea's state-run television broadcast a special bulletin Sunday afternoon to announce the test. "This shows the trustworthy system of our nuclear engineering technology, from today's successful test".

World Rohingya people fled from oppression in Myanmar - Anadolu Agency
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The statement comes after many Rohingya Muslims have been reportedly killed in Rakhine State. By Friday, the number of refugees who had crossed into to Bangladesh to flee the fighting in the past eight days had swelled to 38,000, a United Nations official stationed in the district told BenarNews, an RFA-affiliated online news service, on condition of anonymity.

World White House still seeking input on charities for Trump's $1 million donation
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He continued, "As tough as this was, it's been a wonderful thing, I think, even for the country to watch, even for the world to watch". Trump did not interact with victims on his trip Tuesday to Corpus Christi and Austin . Congress didn't approve funding for Hurricane Sandy until several months after the storm slammed the East Coast in October 2012, a delay that has been repeatedly revisited in the days after Harvey and one that Congress, particularly GOP members, appear eager to avoid ...

World Britain's May visits Japanese warship before talks with Abe
Author: 0 Britain's May visits Japanese warship before talks with Abe

Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday Britain would be able to change the terms of trade deals after Brexit even if it initially replicates trade deals that the European Union has with other countries. Speaking at a business forum before remarks by British Prime Minister Theresa May, who is on a three-day visit to Japan, Abe also said he had trust in the British economy after its departure from the European Union and noted that Britain was a very important base for Japanese ...

World Military Action No Solution to N. Korea Standoff
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While military experts examine the scope of this new threat, the seemingly rapid progression of North Korea's missile capacity has the world on edge. According to the Marines, the deployment of the fighters to Japan was ordered under the Obama administration, and was not related to ongoing tensions with North Korea .

World Even Trump's Longtime Bodyguard Is Leaving Him
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Noor Al-Sibai is a news writer for Bustle whose work has appeared in Everyday Feminism and in various local publications around North Carolina. Trump used a similar "reporters decide" gimmick at the beginning of his administration, that time with his presidential salary, which he is declining to accept.

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