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Typhoons that slam Asia getting much stronger Typhoons that slam Asia getting much stronger
- September 18, 2016

The most violent storms have doubled or even tripled in proportion in some regions, with the ones hitting land being the most intense. "We find that the increased intensity of landfalling typhoons is due to strengthened intensification rates, which in turn are tied to locally enhanced ocean surface warming on the rim of East and Southeast Asia". (more...)
Inside the play: Lamar Jackson's incredible 47-yard run
- September 18, 2016

Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? Billed as the weekend's biggest game and the only one featuring two top-10 teams, Louisville-Florida State was expected to be a bit of a nailbiter. As always, Jackson was at the heart of it all as he racked up five total touchdowns, with four coming on the ground. Jaire Alexander raced 69 yards for a touchdown 71 seconds into the third quarter, ending any ideas that FSU could produce a miracle rally. (more...)
Pipe bomb explodes before Marines charity run; no injuries
- September 18, 2016

Della Fave said there were about 3,000 people assembled at the registration area for the race when the pipe-bomb detonated. "It was loud, then we learned that the explosion came from a garbage can along the run route of the Semper 5 K Run being held in town", Johnson said. (more...)
Are the Buckeyes ready for the Sooners?
- September 18, 2016

A strong game from Barrett might be a necessity for Ohio State at Oklahoma on Saturday night. Ohio State has won 18 consecutive games in opponents' stadiums. A large portion of Joyner's column centers around the excellence of Mayfield, and the average play of J.T. Barrett . The Buckeyes will rely on his steady veteran leadership this week playing in front of a hostile crowd. (more...)
Jeremy Corbyn defends list which named and shamed 'abusive' Labour MPs
- September 18, 2016

Live on the BBC, the MP for Bermondsey and Old Southwark threatened to sue the Labour leader for calling him out after an abusive comment. Smith said Labour should be a broad church, and sought to rehabilitate the reputation of Tony Blair after an audience member at the Sky leadership hustings earlier this week said she hated the former Labour prime minister. (more...)
Weather officials predict typhoon Malakas for Taiwan, after Meranti storm batters region
- September 18, 2016

Typhoon Meranti had largely dissipated by yesterday afternoon, a day after it swept in from the Pacific Ocean, clipping the southern tip of Taiwan, and making landfall near the port city of Xiamen in Fujian Province. Zhejiang was particularly badly affected. The COA said in its latest update that Kaohsiung's farmers were hardest hit by the storm, suffering at least NT$464 million in losses, or 68 percent of the national total. (more...)
President Obama Plans To Increase Number Of Refugees Admitted Into US
- September 18, 2016

But it's not Syria, or another Middle East country, that is sending the most refugees here at the moment. The Obama administration has announced it will increase the number of refugees allowed into the U.S.to 110,000 in 2017-a 30 percent hike over the current fiscal year. (more...)
Ruppersberger: Edward Snowden A 'Criminal' Who Endangered Americans
- September 18, 2016

When writer, director and national conspiracy master, Oliver Stone, takes on one of the biggest scandals of our time - the United States government's global surveillance of everything - it should be like shooting fish in a barrel for the iconic filmmaker. (more...)
Syria, Russia: Coalition airstrike kills regime forces
- September 18, 2016

The Pentagon said on Saturday a US -led coalition airstrike against the Islamic State may have unintentionally targeted Syrian government forces. Russia said it was calling an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council over the US air strikes while issuing a stern warning that the attacks have seriously jeapoardised the US-Russia peace plan for Syria . (more...)
U.S., Israel agree on largest military aid deal in history
- September 18, 2016

Obama's statement was endorsed by Hillary Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee, who stated that the deal underlines "the common security interests, shared values and deep historical ties" that have strenghtened the U.S. Netanyahu apparently decided it would be best to make the arrangement official before Obama leaves office in January , rather than take chances with his successor. (more...)
48 reported injured by auto bomb in east Turkey
- September 18, 2016

No fatalities have been reported as yet. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said after prayers at the start of the Muslim Eid al-Adha holiday Monday that it should have been done earlier in line with his own wishes. Witnesses said the force of the blast shattered windows in the surrounding vicinity. The blast tore the front off a four-storey building. Buildings near the scene were damaged and a fire broke out in the aftermath of the attack. (more...)
Oregon RB Royce Freeman leaves Nebraska game with injury
- September 18, 2016

Nebraska trailed 14-7 when it had second-and-6 from the OR 12-yard line. Freeman is considered to be one of the top running back prospects in the country and rushed for 1,838 yards with 19 total touchdowns for the Ducks last season. This one will not be fun to review for new OR defensive coordinator Brady Hoke, who made his return to a Big Ten stadium for the first time since being fired by MI two years ago. (more...)
William helps out as Essex dignitary takes a tumble
- September 18, 2016

Today the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited the Stewards Academy in Harlow, Essex, and for her back-to-school look the Duchess has had a wardrobe refresh, turning to New York-based designer Altuzarra. This time, however, the cause of the said divorce is their failure to raise their 3-year-old child, Prince George, properly. She paired the dress with a wavy blowout, drop earrings, and nude pumps, which elongated her stems. (more...)
Trump suggests disarming Clinton's guards: 'See what happens to her'
- September 18, 2016

Trump's comments were a provocative echo of widely condemned remarks he made in early August at a campaign rally in Wilmington, N.C. There, he airily suggested that gun rights supporters should rise up against Mrs. The allegations that Obama , who was born in Honolulu on 4 August 1961, was born in Kenya have always been considered a racist dogwhistle. Matt Bennett, a vice president at Third Way, a think tank that advocates gun control, expressed disbelief at Mr. (more...)
Trump Speaks at Anti-Illegal Immigration Group's Conference in Texas Trump Speaks at Anti-Illegal Immigration Group's Conference in Texas
- September 18, 2016

Trump also said charged Clinton with allowing 13,000 criminal illegal aliens to be released from federal custody during her years as secretary of state. "Clinton doesn't want you to be paying off a debt for the rest of your life". Two of the Democrats' liberal stars, senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, were campaigning for Mrs Clinton in OH on Saturday to drum up support among the young people, whose votes she needs on election day. (more...)
Protestors Wait For Brock Turner Outside His House With Guns Protestors Wait For Brock Turner Outside His House With Guns
- September 18, 2016

A larger protest is expected outside the Santa Clara Hall of Justice in San Jose later Friday morning. When he touches down in his native OH, protests were planned to meet him there, too. "He is unworthy of the robes he wears and the bench he sits on". The victim said it wasn't fair that Turner's loss of his athletic career was taken into consideration when sentencing him. (more...)
Reports of explosion in Manhattan Reports of explosion in Manhattan
- September 18, 2016

A loud explosion has shaken the Chelsea neighbourhood of Manhattan , prompting New York City police and fire department personnel to swarm the area. Andrea Ferguson, one of the managers at he nearby Terri, said the explosion could be heard from inside her restaurant but "we didn't see anything". (more...)
FBI takes over investigation of pipe bomb blast FBI takes over investigation of pipe bomb blast
- September 18, 2016

The pipe bomb had been inside a trash can on the boardwalk in Seaside Park, N.J., the Associated Press reported. The race was canceled. Participants had been scheduled to pass by the area near the explosion around the time the blast occurred. (more...)
Pentagon halts airstrike on Syria in face of accusations
- September 18, 2016

Under a fragile truce deal negotiated by the United States and Russian Federation, fighting in Syria is to halt on all fronts across the country except those held by ISIS. Millions of others