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Hurricane Irma Now A Dangerous Category 5 Storm

Hurricane Irma Now A Dangerous Category 5 Storm

Some strengthening of the storm is forecast during the next 48 hours. The hurricane made landfall with wind speeds of almost 295 km/hour as it moved closer to the Caribbean . Florida Gov. Rick Scott activated 100 members of the Florida National Guard to be deployed across the state, along with 7,000 National Guard members to report for duty Friday when the storm could be approaching the area.


Tory MEP still a European thanks to Irish passport

Tory MEP still a European thanks to Irish passport

The statement from the government suggests a possible rift between London and Dublin over what to do if the negotiations between the parties in Northern Ireland - principally the Democratic Unionists and Sinn Féin - fail to produce a compromise.


Spain hit Liechtenstein for eight in World Cup qualifier

Spain hit Liechtenstein for eight in World Cup qualifier

The Spaniards were in irresistible form as they built on Saturday's 3-0 thrashing of closest group rivals Italy in a predictable mis-match against opponents yet to claim a point. Alvaro Morata and Iago Aspas each scored two goals as Spain maintained its three-point advantage over second-placed Italy with two matches remaining.



Turnbull holds 'warm' talks with Trump on North Korea

Both sides condemned North Korea's belligerent actions and agreed to intensify efforts to denuclearize the country. "Mattis and Song discussed avenues for improving bilateral, trilateral, and regional defence cooperation in light of the threat posed by North Korea and to maintain peace and stability in Northeast Asia and the broader Asia-Pacific region", the White House said.


Girl, 4, dies from malaria in northern Italy

Girl, 4, dies from malaria in northern Italy

According to the health officials, the girl was first hospitalised in Trento and later moved on Saturday in a coma to a better-equipped clinic in Brescia where she died on Monday. Between 2000 and 2008, Italy registered 6,377 cases of malaria, of which 27.5 percent were Italians and 72.5 percent foreign citizens, according to the ISS available data.


Harvey aid will pass House without attaching to debt ceiling: Rep. McCarthy

Harvey aid will pass House without attaching to debt ceiling: Rep. McCarthy

But the vocal support of Cornyn suggests the idea could get broad support from Republicans, although Cornyn, who is the GOP whip, said he had not had time to gauge all his colleagues. "They are my immediate priorities as well", said McConnell. "I would support that", Cornyn told CNN as he arrived back at Capitol from Texas, where he has been dealing with hurricane relief and clean-up efforts over the August recess.