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World Thousands evacuated as bomb threats sweep Russian Federation
Author: 0 Thousands evacuated as bomb threats sweep Russian Federation

Terrorists have earlier rocked Moscow on two occasions. At least five cities were targeted by bomb scares in the Russian Far East, Interfax reports. The Russian capital's three largest train stations, three universities, and more than a dozen shopping centres have been evacuated as authorities investigate.

World United States gov't bans use of cybersecurity products from Russian company Kaspersky
Author: 0 United States gov't bans use of cybersecurity products from Russian company Kaspersky

The directive gives agencies 30 days to determine whether they are using any Kaspersky products. The Department claims that the Russian government could compel Kaspersky to compromise its own products on behalf of Russian intelligence, although there is no evidence either of such a request or of Kaspersky software being mis-used in this or any other way.

World Jose Will Do Loops in the Atlantic; Unlikely to Impact the US
Author: 0 Jose Will Do Loops in the Atlantic; Unlikely to Impact the US

Forecast models agree the storm will turn toward the east coast of the United States, but longer term forecasts are less definitive. Satellite images of Jose resembled an "amorphous blob" looping in small counterclockwise motions in the Atlantic, where it would remain for the next three days, according to the National Hurricane Center .

World 50 million affected in Mexico quake: Three days mourning declared
Author: 0 50 million affected in Mexico quake: Three days mourning declared

The 8.2-magnitude natural disaster, the strongest ever hit the region in last 100 years, caused at least 61 deaths and injuries to 200 people in Mexican States including Tabasco, Oaxaca and Chiapas. A tsunami was confirmed in Mexico, with the largest wave at 0.7 metres (2.3 feet). The town of Juchitán, in Oaxaca, was the wort-hit towns, there were reportedly 17 deaths.

World Hurricane Irma may bring 'major' coastal flooding to Charleston
Author: 0 Hurricane Irma may bring 'major' coastal flooding to Charleston

Storm surge across the lower portion of South Carolina's coast remains a major concern, as the National Hurricane Center predicts as much as 4-6 feet of inundation above dry ground. The order still applied to three counties . Traffic on South Carolina's highways is already heavier than normal with residents fleeing Irma's projected path.

World Pakistan attaches great importance to its relations with Afghanistan: FM Asif
Author: 0 Pakistan attaches great importance to its relations with Afghanistan: FM Asif

Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif will visit the regional countries - beginning with China - on September 8 to discuss the foreign policy and the future strategy. "Should China actually walk the talk, it will signal a change of China's stance towards Pakistan and terrorism". Pakistan reports indicate that Asif will soon visit Moscow to discuss the USA strategy.

World Gauri Lankesh's death, an act by communal forces
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He said the Prime Minister could not react on everything. Hear more about journalist Gauri Lankesh in The World's interview with Anoo Bhuyan above. Prasad, in his final tweet, demanded speedy action by Karnataka police over the murder, "I expect that Karnataka police will soon nab the killers of #GauriLakesh at the earliest at take action against them".

Author: 0 Bank of Canada Surprises With Another Rate Rise

Interestingly, the BoC did also reference elevated household indebtedness and the impact that these rate rises could have on it. The Bank of Canada have made it clear that any future interest rate decision will be made exclusively on economic data releases, and as such have not given any further signals to monetary policy decisions.

World UN Security Council condemns N. Korea missile launch
Author: 0 UN Security Council condemns N. Korea missile launch

Terrence J. "We continue to work together, and the minister and I share a responsibility to provide for the protection of our nations, our populations and our interests, which is what we are here to discuss today", he said during a meeting with South Korean Defense Minister Song Young-moo.

World Mnuchin: Tie Harvey funding to debt ceiling
Author: 0 Mnuchin: Tie Harvey funding to debt ceiling

Although Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said on ABC News' "This Week" that "the president speaks in ways I wouldn't speak", he said it "is his prerogative". Senator Roy Blunt , a junior member of the Senate's Republican leadership, said it was possible lawmakers could tie legislation raising the USA debt ceiling - an unpopular step among some Republican conservatives - to legislation providing financial aid for recovery from Harvey.

World Cloud National Guard Soldiers, Helicopters to Help Hurricane Harvey Victims
Author: 0 Cloud National Guard Soldiers, Helicopters to Help Hurricane Harvey Victims

The Nebraska National Guard was deployed to Texas nearly a week ago and has since been rescuing survivors, hauling food, water and even 500 pounds of blood to a local hospital. Members of the Guard took off at 10:00 p.m. Friday from the Quonset Air National Guard Base. "This is what we train for; this is why America has a National Guard.

World Brush Fire Threatens Homes In La Tuna Canyon
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Those driving on the 210 Freeway saw the fire raging dangerously close to the road before it was shut down. The fire began Friday afternoon in the steep hills near the Foothill Freeway, commonly called the 210. "Our priority is saving people and saving property", Los Angeles Fire Department Chief Ralph Terrazas told reporters. "Fortunately we have no injuries to firefighters".

World PM leaves for China to attend BRICS Summit; to visit Myanmar too
Author: 0 PM leaves for China to attend BRICS Summit; to visit Myanmar too

The Chinese hosts have highlighted this year's summit as marking the completion of one "golden decade" of cooperation among member states who are showing the path to other developing countries via determined multilateralism. Modi's visit was announced a day after India and China agreed to disengage their troops from the Doklam plateau in Bhutan. "The development of emerging market and developing countries won't touch anyone's cheese, but instead will diligently grow the world economic ...

World Local gas price skyrockets nearly 30 cents per litre before long weekend
Author: 0 Local gas price skyrockets nearly 30 cents per litre before long weekend

He said the only thing that could drive up prices in Western Canada would be if the entire eastern United States seaboard is hit with severe gas shortages and begins siphoning away gas from the U.S. "It's likely we will see another 14-cent increase between now and next Thursday", McTeague said Friday morning. Now there is no indication the refineries have been damaged by the hurricane or resulting flooding.

World No Need to Inspect Iran's Military Sites: IAEA
Author: 0 No Need to Inspect Iran's Military Sites: IAEA

U.S. President Donald Trump said earlier this month he didn't consider Iran in compliance and dispatched his United Nations envoy to convey his concerns. The top United Nations official monitoring Iran's nuclear program on Thursday noted no violations by Tehran in its latest quarterly Iran monitoring report .

World Developing story: Two dead, many trapped as Delhi landfill caves in
Author: 0 Developing story: Two dead, many trapped as Delhi landfill caves in

They were traveling on a road near the landfill at the time of the incident. Last year, the Supreme Court had compared the height of the garbage dumps in the city to Qutub Minar, which stands at 72.5 metres. Many of them jumped into the water and began rescuing people. "Rescue operation is underway. Why doesn't MCD use modern technology to manage solid waste?" "The DPCC (Delhi Pollution Control Committee) had earlier sent many notices to the MCD (Municipal Corporation of Delhi) about the ...

World Canadian economy smashes expectations with 4.5 per cent growth
Author: 0 Canadian economy smashes expectations with 4.5 per cent growth

Exports, particularly in the form of energy products, also gave a lift to real GDP in the second quarter. The central bank's policy rate sits at 0.75 per cent, after it was raised in July for the first time in almost seven years. Gross domestic product grew at an annualised 4.5%, Statistics Canada said, easily topping forecasts for 3.7% and making for the best pace of growth since the third quarter of 2011.

World Mother dies trying to save her daughter while escaping from Hurricane Harvey
Author: 0 Mother dies trying to save her daughter while escaping from Hurricane Harvey

The hurricane has since weakened to a tropical storm. A mother in Texas has died as she tried to get herself and her daughter to safety in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Police spokeswoman Carol Riley told People that the mother "absolutely saved the child's life". The child was holding onto the floating woman when a police and fire-rescue team in a boat caught up to them a half-mile downstream, he said.

World The day Britain stood still: Princess Diana's funeral
Author: 0 The day Britain stood still: Princess Diana's funeral

Now, the host of two documentaries, including Diana: In Her Own Words , is revealing how the princess really felt about her husband's betrayal. Prince Harry was seen laying flowers at a tribute to his mother that had been created by fans at the Kensington Palace gates APTN Prince William looked solemn as he read some of the messages left to his late mother.

World Merkel: Russia, Germany would benefit from lifting of sanctions
Author: 0 Merkel: Russia, Germany would benefit from lifting of sanctions

German Chancellor Angela Merkel also said yesterday that they want better relations with Turkey , but they need to look at the truth of the situation, indicating that German citizens detained in Turkey should be released immediately. Over a million refugees and asylum seekers crossed into Germany in 2015 and majority stayed in the country. In an interview yesterday, discussing her response to the refugee crisis, the Chancellor said she would do everything "the same way again" if she ...

World U.S. test successfully intercepts ballistic missile
Author: 0 U.S. test successfully intercepts ballistic missile

Mike Campisi, Raytheon's SM-6 senior program director, said the company developed the anti-ballistic missile capability in just seven months after it was requested earlier this year. The ground-based interceptor system was designed mainly to counter a North Korean missile threat, a USA official said at the time. North Korea's most recent missile test early Tuesday local time prompted the Japanese government to tell residents to take cover.

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