Hurricane Irma: A look at some of the victims across United States, Caribbean

Hurricane Irma: A look at some of the victims across United States, Caribbean

Hurricane Irma: This photo provided by Caribbean Buzz shows boats clustered together after the strong hurricane Friday, Sept. 8, 2017. (Caribbean Buzz via AP) Related News The scope and scale of misery caused by Irma continues to grow, including its human toll. Irma, at one point the most powerful hurricane ever recorded in the open Atlantic, has claimed the lives of dozens of people across the Caribbean and southeastern United […]

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Floridians return to storm-battered homes as Irma flooding spreads

Floridians return to storm-battered homes as Irma flooding spreads

A local resident walks across a flooded street in downtown Miami as Hurricane Irma arrives at south Florida, US. (Source: Reuters) Related News Storm-shocked Floridians returned to shattered homes on Monday as the remnants of Hurricane Irma pushed inland, leaving more than half of all state residents without power and city streets underwater from Orlando and Jacksonville into coastal Georgia and South Carolina. Downgraded to a tropical storm early on […]

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Congressional committees approve USD 17 million aid to Tibet

Congressional committees approve USD 17 million aid to Tibet

In addition to USD 15 million for Tibetan issues, the appropriations bill supported continuation of the Tibetan service of Voice of America and Radio Free Asia. Related News Two key Congressional committees have approved at least USD 17 million to help the Tibetan government in exile preserve its culture, help its refugees and develop institutions to promote its growth. The provisions form part of the state department’s 2018 annual budget […]

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‘Devastation’ in Florida Keys, Irma weakens

‘Devastation’ in Florida Keys, Irma weakens

Flooding in the Brickell neighborhood as Hurricane Irma passes Miami, Florida, U.S. REUTERS/Stephen Yang Related News Millions of Florida residents were without power and extensive damage was reported in the Florida Keys but most of the Sunshine State appeared to have dodged forecasts of catastrophic damage from Hurricane Irma. While Florida may have escaped the worst from the monster storm which first pummeled the Caribbean, the death toll jumped to […]

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UNSC imposes tough sanctions on North Korea

UNSC imposes tough sanctions on North Korea

When these new stronger sanctions are added to those passed last month, over 90 percent of North Korea’s publicly reported exports are now fully banned. Related News The UN Security Council has unanimously passed a US-drafted resolution that imposes strongest sanctions ever on North Korea, with measures targeting its last remaining major exports and reducing about 30 percent of oil provided to it. “Today, we are saying the world will […]

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