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While a US East Coast impact from Maria isn't out of the question, it is simply too far out to give a forecast for exactly where Maria will go once it exits the Bahama islands Saturday, Sept. Its path continues toward Puerto Rico , where it could make landfall as a category 4 hurricane with winds over 130 miles per hour. Maria is now moving west northwest at 15 miles per hour, but should decrease in speed as it nears the Lesser Antilles.
  • Daesh Targets Karbala Pilgrims, 50 Killed

    Daesh Targets Karbala Pilgrims, 50 Killed

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    Another 50 people were wounded in one of the attacks close to a restaurant near Nasiriyah, said a senior provincial health official, Jassem al-Khalidi. The road targeted by jihadists is in southern Iraqi province Dhi Qar, heavily populated by Shi'ite Muslims. Jihadist militants carry out regular attacks in Iraq where Daesh has been losing ground to the government forces.
  • David Johnson could need wrist surgery, visiting with specialists

    David Johnson could need wrist surgery, visiting with specialists

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    San Francisco plays the Cardinals Oct. 1 and November 5. He's an all-purpose threat, logging 293 carries and 80 receptions. He had set a goal of 1,000 yards rushing and 1,000 receiving, something only Roger Craig and Marshall Faulk have accomplished in a single season in National Football League history.
  • Senate Votes to Table Rand Paul's War Vote Amendment

    Senate Votes to Table Rand Paul's War Vote Amendment

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    Known as an Authorization for Use of Military Force or AUMF, the measure passed three days after the 9/11 terrorist attacks and allows the president to go to war against people and countries responsible for the attacks as well as "associated forces".
  • Prince William Gives Update on Kate's Condition After Third Pregnancy Announcement

    Prince William Gives Update on Kate's Condition After Third Pregnancy Announcement

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    After giving a speech on the effects mental health can have on first responders, an audience member spoke up and congratulated Prince William on the news of the baby. Catherine is once again suffering from Hyperemesis Gravidarum - a debilitating form of serious morning sickness - and has cancelled a planned official engagement in London on Monday (04.09.17).
  • United Kingdom government increases support for victims of Irma

    United Kingdom government increases support for victims of Irma

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    Barbuda, our sister island has been declared a disaster area. He had been stranded away from Tortola when Irma struck and his own home was one of the many severely damaged by the hurricane. "Leo carries a knife with him", she said. Only approved relief flights are being allowed into the British overseas territory. An unnamed minister told the BBC that strict global rules governing the allocation of the £13 billion overseas aid pot meant British Overseas Territories were not eligible for ...
  • IOC President downplays security fears surrounding 2018 Winter Olympics

    IOC President downplays security fears surrounding 2018 Winter Olympics

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    The city will receive roughly $100 million more than Paris in International Olympic Committee funding for the Games, a financial sweetener that delivers "a frankly much better economic result", according to 2028 bid chief Casey Wasserman. The announcement follows the IOC's landmark July decision to award both Summer Olympics simultaneously. The online sale of tickets for the 2018 olympic games, which began on 5 September, is for the moment " rather disappointing", has been agreed by the ...
  • Howard Dean Threatens New Hampshire Primary Over Proposed Voter ID Restrictions

    Howard Dean Threatens New Hampshire Primary Over Proposed Voter ID Restrictions

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    Democrats have referred to the commission's request as a voter suppression tactic. Studies have repeatedly shown that illegal voting is very rare, and that voter impersonation is next to nonexistent. "It is my honest hope and prayer that this Commission will focus on the real election issues facing the United States of America, including alleged "hacking" by the Russians, instead of spending precious time focusing on non-issues to deprive American citizens from voting", King, a ...
  • Modi, Abe to set 'future direction' of partnership this week: MEA

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

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    The two leaders are expected to confirm their cooperation on issues such as dealing with North Korea, which continues to pursue its nuclear and missile programs. PM hosted the Japanese Prime Minister and his wife at terrace restaurant Agashiye , at the heritage hotel House of Mangaldas and Girdhardas, located across Sidi Saiyyed Ni Jali road.
  • Air Berlin cancels 100 flights after 200 pilots call in sick

    Air Berlin cancels 100 flights after 200 pilots call in sick

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    In a similar incident previous year, German leisure airline TUIfly was forced to cancel flights after cockpit and cabin crew called in sick. Shortly after the insolvency announcement bidders lined up to acquire Air Berlin's assets with major European airline Lufthansa the most likely.
  • Malaysia is not a failed state, says PM

    Malaysia is not a failed state, says PM

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    Mr. Trump didn't mention the investigation during his public appearance with Mr. Najib. President Trump lavished praise Tuesday on scandal-scarred Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak , who has set up camp at the Trump International Hotel, according to a report.