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Wind Advisory issued for entire state due to Madeline

Wind Advisory issued for entire state due to Madeline

Madeline has strengthened into a hurricane with maximum sustained winds near 85 miles per hour as she moves south of the islands moving toward the west-northwest near 10 miles per hour. The National Hurricane Center upgraded Hermine to a Category 1 hurricane with sustained winds of 75 miles per hour. But forecasters still believe it will be a hurricane when it approaches the islands. Read More

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In North Korea, a hardboiled (and fictional) cop keeps watch

A press statement approved Friday night by all 15 Security Council members, including North Korea's ally China, called the four launches in July and August "grave violations" of a ban on all ballistic missile activity. The South Korean military said the missile flew about 500 kilometers toward Japan, making the longest flight by such a missile launched by the communist country. Read More

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Kezia Dugdale backs Owen Smith as Labour Party leader

Jeremy Corbyn has called for the "magic circle" of Westminster to be broken and the views of "ordinary people" to be heard, as he addressed thousands of Labour supporters at the final leadership rally before the ballot papers go out. "Jeremy's personal ratings are the worst of any opposition leader on record - and the Labour party is suffering badly as a result". At the weekend, 220 London councillors signed a letter backing Mr Smith, saying it was the "only path" to getting Labour back into ... Read More

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Hanjin Shipping files for receivership

Hanjin Shipping files for receivership

Hyundai Merchant Marine Co., South Korea's second-biggest shipping line, has already come under creditor control in its own revamp. As Hyundai Merchant Marine restructured earlier than Hanjin Shipping secured necessary liquidity thanks to its self-rescue efforts such as selling off its shares of Hyundai Securities amounting to 1.2 trillion won (US$1.04 billion), the government authorities said that they could not give inordinate favors to Hanjin Shipping only. Read More

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'Do not accept the coup' - Brazil's Rousseff testifies at impeachment hearing

'Do not accept the coup' - Brazil's Rousseff testifies at impeachment hearing

The Brazilian national flag waves next to the wall that will separate the supporters of the Suspended Brazilian President Dilma from their opponents, in front of the National Congress building in Brasilia, Brazil, Sunday, Aug. He plans to leave Tuesday or Wednesday on his first official foreign trip, a G20 summit in China, where officials say he will push to restore the tattered reputation of Brazil's economy. Read More

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Bakers' union chief suspended from Labour

Bakers' union chief suspended from Labour

The shadow chancellor, John McDonnell, released a statement on Thursday evening accusing anti-Corbyn forces within the party of undertaking a wider clear-out of supporters before September's leadership election. "But I hope she realises that we're putting forward a clear anti-austerity programme". He said: "It's Labour's commitment to making that difference that means that we're not looking for an alliance with the SNP". Read More

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Myanmar President U Htin Kyaw Visits Taj Mahal

Myanmar President U Htin Kyaw Visits Taj Mahal

Suu Kyi has confirmed she will attend an outreach BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) summit in the western Indian state of Goa in October. "And, actively cooperate to combat the common challenges of terrorism and insurgent activity in our region", he added. The two sides also agreed that Maritime Security Cooperation in the Bay of Bengal is vital for both countries. Read More

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Turkey warns of more strikes if Syrian Kurds don't retreat

Turkey warns of more strikes if Syrian Kurds don't retreat

The Kurdish forces in the area were those of the Kurdish People's Protection Units, or YPG , which are backed by the U.S. but are seen by Ankara as hostile. "They have fought hard and sacrificed to try and rid Syria of this hateful group". "No one has the right to tell us which terrorist organization we can fight against and which one to ignore", he told reporters in Brussels. Read More

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I don't want Muslims in my restaurant

The Committee Against Islamophobia in France also issued a statement supporting the two women and pledging to provide them with " emotional and legal support ". Villeneuve-Loubet, just west of Nice, was among the first of some 30 French towns to ban the burkini, triggering a fierce debate in France and elsewhere about the wearing of the full-body swimsuit, women's rights and secularism. Read More

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Islamic State bombing kills 54 government recruits in Yemen

Security officials told AFP the attacker drove the vehicle bomb into a gathering of recruits at a school in the north of the port city. A security official, who spoke to AFP news agency on the condition of anonymity, said the explosion took place in the crowded Mansoura neighborhood around 8:15 a.m after the attacker drove his vehicle into a gathering of new recruits at the camp in northern Aden on Monday. Read More

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Thousands of migrants rescued off Libya

More than seven hundred migrants were rescued at sea off the Libyan coast on Sunday morning by members of a Spanish NGO. Some of the migrants, from war-torn Eritrea and Somalia, cheered as rescue boats came to save them. About 6,500 migrants have been rescued off Libya, the Italian coastguard says, in one of the biggest operations of its kind to date. They cram into boats that are small and unsafe for the 190-mile perilous journey from Libya's shores. Read More

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Bomb blast hits Brussels crime laboratory

Bomb blast hits Brussels crime laboratory

Fire service spokesman Pierre Meys said there was an "extremely powerful" explosion, adding: "Windows of the lab were blown out dozens of metres away". "An investigation is underway to determine the nature of the explosion", said the prosecutor. No casualties were reported at the laboratory, which is believed to have been empty at the time. Read More

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