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Southeastern coastal North Carolina into far northeastern SC...an additional 20 to 25 inches, with isolated storm totals of 30 to 40 inches. The Navy says nearly 30 Virginia-based ships and 128 aircraft sent away from their bases in the Hampton Roads-area because of now-Tropical Storm Florence have been given the go-ahead to return.
  • European Union will work day and night to achieve Brexit deal, says Juncker

    European Union will work day and night to achieve Brexit deal, says Juncker

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    Mr Juncker said Africa was Europe's twin - a supportive nod to this continent's attempts to build its own version of the European Union . The commission believes that the legislation will come into statute across the European Union in 2019 during the UK's 21-month transition period after Brexit, meaning it will become part of British law.
  • Funeral prayers offered for Nawaz Sharif's wife in Lahore

    Funeral prayers offered for Nawaz Sharif's wife in Lahore

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    Pakistani authorities on Wednesday temporarily released former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter from prison to attend funeral services for his wife, Kulsoom, who died of cancer the day before in London. Both Sharifs said they had broken no law and there was no proof the residences were purchased with money from corruption. The Sharif family has reportedly refused to get any assistance from the Pakistan High Commission in London in the matter of repatriation of the deceased's ...
  • House Speaker Ryan doesn't dispute Puerto Rico death toll

    House Speaker Ryan doesn't dispute Puerto Rico death toll

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    Last month , it acknowledged in a document filed to Congress that the death toll from Maria was much higher than the official total. Earlier this week, Trump called the response to Hurricane Maria an " unsung success ". It's not the first time Mr Trump and Ms Cruz have exchanged taunts on social media, with the San Juan leader having been critical of slow pace of the relief effort by federal authorities at the time of the category-four hurricane .
  • United Nations rights experts express concern over Hungary's new immigration measures

    United Nations rights experts express concern over Hungary's new immigration measures

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    The EU lawmakers voted 448-197 in favour of a report recommending the launch of a so-called Article 7 procedure, which could lead to the suspension of Hungary's EU voting rights. In July, the EU executive body warned it could take Budapest to the European Court of Justice over laws under which anyone assisting an undocumented migrant could be jailed for a year.
  • Turkey warns attack on Syria’s Idlib would cause humanitarian disaster

    Turkey warns attack on Syria’s Idlib would cause humanitarian disaster

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    President Bashar al-Assad has vowed to retake it, backed by his Russian and Iranian allies, but the United Nations has warned that an offensive could lead to a humanitarian catastrophe, potentially uprooting 800,000 people. On Monday, its humanitarian chief made an urgent appeal. "Idlib province is.a sort of zone of responsibility of Turkey; it is their responsibility to separate the moderate opposition from the extremists, from Jabhat al-Nusra and other groups, other terrorist groups", he ...
  • Restaurant lost $190 million in value after dead rat found in soup

    Restaurant lost $190 million in value after dead rat found in soup

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    Video shows chopsticks dipping into a thick red soup and retrieving the stiff, boiled body of a rat at a restaurant in China on September 6. The patrons, Mr. Some users said that they would never eat there ever again. Another user asked: "If something happens to her baby, how are they going to compensate her?" However, according to BBC News , that statement has since been deleted.
  • What is a storm surge? Hurricane Florence brings 'catastrophic flood' warnings

    What is a storm surge? Hurricane Florence brings 'catastrophic flood' warnings

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    In Virginia , where about 245,000 residents were ordered to evacuate low-lying areas, officials urged people to remain away from home despite forecast changes showing Florence's path largely missing the state. About 1.7 million people in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia have been put under voluntary or mandatory evacuation orders to avoid what emergency officials called a "once in a lifetime" storm.
  • Catholic sex abuse scandal widens after U.S. bishop quits

    Catholic sex abuse scandal widens after U.S. bishop quits

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    Unfortunately, the Catholic Church has been trying to identify those next steps for years now - and it seems like every day, disturbing new information comes out. "We are grateful to the Holy Father for receiving us in audience". In August, a Pennsylvania grand jury released an explosive 900-page report detailing the abuse of more than 1,000 children by more than 300 priests going back two decades.
  • 11 killed in China as auto plows into square; driver attacks people

    11 killed in China as auto plows into square; driver attacks people

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    The auto drove onto the square in Mishui town, part of Hengyang city in Hunan province, shortly before 8 pm local time . Videos shared on Chinese social media showed the immediate aftermath of the attack. China has experienced violent attacks in public places in recent years, including bombings and arson of buses and buildings, sometimes by people trying to settle personal scores or grievances against society.
  • Dead - Including Gunman - In Rampage Near Bakersfield

    Dead - Including Gunman - In Rampage Near Bakersfield

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    Three people were killed there and the shooter, armed with a large caliber hand gun, fled. After shooting his wife and a total of four men, the suspect carjacked a vehicle with a woman and child inside. Sheriff Youngblood later told reporters his team was carrying out an investigation into the mass shooting. The mother and child, however, managed to escape.
  • Thousands of pallets of water bottles unused in Puerto Rico after hurricane

    Thousands of pallets of water bottles unused in Puerto Rico after hurricane

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    Virgin Islands. Only 15 percent said Trump's response to Hurricane Maria , which killed more than 3,000 residents after making landfall in September 2017, was "excellent", "very good" or "good". The Republican president suggested the hurricane death toll was artificially inflated by adding those who passed away from natural causes such as old age.
  • Majority of voters oppose impeachment, support House Democrats on generic ballot

    Majority of voters oppose impeachment, support House Democrats on generic ballot

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    Fifty-two percent of Republican respondents to Quinnipiac said they did not believe the allegations from the purported senior White House official in the Times op-ed. "Regardless of the merits of the House GOP plan, we view it as a political move ahead of the midterm elections that has no chance of passing Congress in the short term", the investment firm Keefe, Bruyette & Woods said in a Monday note to clients.