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Local aid for Puerto Rico waiting for take-off

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The president of the Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority, Elí Díaz Atienza, gave a breakdown of the water service restoration effort to San Juan radio station WIPR, saying water is running to about 55% of the city. The president is headed to the island on Tuesday to survey the damage. Members tell Newswatch 16 that collecting the items has been giving them peace of mind as they worry about their loved ones in Puerto Rico . Read More »

Sri Lanka beat Pakistan in Abu Dhabi test by 21 runs

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However, wicketkeeper Niroshan Dickwella scored an unbeaten 40, which came off 76 balls and included four boundaries, to help Sri Lanka reach 138 before they were bowled out. Kusal Mendis was 16 not out and Suranga Lakmal undefeated on 2. With wickets falling at regular intervals, Sri Lanka's hopes of posting a competitive score were fading fast. Read More »

Donald Trump Once Again Demands Players Stand Prior To Sunday's Games (TWEET)

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Trump has said his comments have nothing to do with race but are about respecting the country and the flag. Last Sunday, more than 100 NFL players sat, knelt or raised their fists in defiance during the national anthem. "I think they made it clear they support our players, but also support our country, the national anthem, the flag-all of the things some have suggested we don't". Read More »

Malaysia Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton on pole at Sepang

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The fireworks started early in Singapore with a controversial wreck at the start. Vettel was only fifth quickest in the morning, four-tenths slower than Ferrari team-mate Kimi Raikkonen . Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas struggled with grip and went off track into the gravel within moments of each other. Vettel and Hamilton were fifth and sixth respectively. Read More »

Puerto Rico crisis: What the Jones Act controversy is all about

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The Trump administration announced it will waive federal restrictions on foreign ships' transportation of cargo to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico . The Jones Act, when it was established in 1920, was meant to promote shipping by US -owned and operated vessels. Ricardo Rosello said he had formally asked for a waiver, but yesterday President Donald Trump was unwilling to do so, he said, because people in the shipping industry didn't want him to . Read More »

Milestone man Warner sets up win for Australia

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When will the fifth ODI between India and Australia be played? We were pretty optimistic. It's something we'll feel good about because he's seen many Indian teams over the past few years and to know that someone appreciates our skill and the way we are playing feels good, especially an Indian cricket legend. Read More »

IN woman tried to kill baby with tainted milk

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The grandmother located two bottles in the refrigerator-one contained breast milk that appeared darker than normal and showed possible residue at the bottom. Authorities also said the incriminating text messages were sent from a cell phone Rodriguez-Miranda shares with her mom. According to the affidavit, one of the text message from Rodriguez-Miranda read, "Yeah I thought it was amusing that I don't have an ounce of guilt". Read More »

Student stabbed to death during fight at NY school

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Chief Boyce added that it appeared the three students involved had been in a dispute since school started this year. In 2014, a fight between two 14-year-old boys ended with one stabbed to death outside a Bronx school. A 15-year-old boy was stabbed once in the chest and died at 11:25 am at Saint Barnabas Hospital and a 16-year-old boy - also stabbed in the chest - is at the same hospital and is in critical but stable condition, Boyce said. Read More »

Not Lung Tumor, Man Diagnosed with Playmobil

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Surgery to remove the mass from the man's lung revealed what it really was - a small traffic cone toy he had inadvertently inhaled as a seven-year-old boy. "However, a case in which the onset of symptoms occurs so long after initial aspiration is unheard of in the literature", the authors wrote in the paper, noting the patient had not experienced symptoms until the previous year. Read More »

SK Hynix Tries to Get 15% of Voting Rights for Toshiba Memory

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The remaining 2.7 trillion won will be invested in a new fund that will be set up by Bain Capital. In the first place, a concern was raised that SK Hynix might make financial investment only without securing voting rights to Toshiba Memory as the Japanese government will hate to see a Korean company that is a rival to Japanese companies secure voting rights. Read More »

Georgetown Law Faculty and Students Take a Knee Outside Jeff Sessions Speech

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Sessions told host Tucker Carlson that could even come in the form of a lawsuit against these institutions if they were to ignore efforts to fight against those institutions that limit the right to speak on public campuses. The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, a nonpartisan organization that helps litigate some campus free-speech cases, cheered the administration's interest in free speech. Read More »

Yingluck Shinawatra: Former Thai PM sentenced 5 years imprisonment

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She was also impeached for the same charges, and not allowed to participate in Thai politics for five years. August 2017 - Ms Yingluck fails to appear at court for the verdict, claiming ill health. Authorities said that this caused the country 8 billion dollars in financial losses. The former leader was sentenced for failing to report false and corrupt government-to-government sales in a rice-pledging scheme. Read More »

Myanmar authorities uncover 17 more bodies in Hindu mass grave

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According to AFP , the mob "broke down gates and entered the walled multi-storied compound as frightened refugees huddled together in upstairs rooms". "We are calling on the world community to take a stand against this crime against humanity", said Prof Akhtaruzzaman. Myanmar should also allow aid agencies to reach the people in need, HRW said. Read More »

Fires still burning Rohingya villages in Myanmar

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On Monday, the Myanmar government's Information Committee said in a Facebook post, accompanied with a graphic photo, that the mass Hindu grave had been found near the village of Yebawkya in Rakhine. Nearly all said the perpetrators were men in uniform who they identified as Myanmar military. Since August 24, an estimated 400,600 Rohingya have fled Myanmar and taken shelter in Bangladesh after a military crackdown, which the United Nations has condemned as " textbook example of ethnic ... Read More »

Maria expected to become hurricane today, approach Leeward Islands

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Tropical Storm Maria is the third system to affect the region in recent weeks, following the passages of Hurricanes Irma and Jose earlier this month. The Eastern Seaboard may begin experiencing unsafe surf and rip currents from the storm this weekend; those impacts are already underway in the Bahamas, Bermuda, and Puerto Rico. Read More »

Worst-Case scenario: Keenum, Vikings hand Bucs 34-17 loss

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Case Keenum threw for a career-high 369 yards passing and three touchdowns and Stefon Diggs caught eight passes for 173 yards and two scores in the Minnesota Vikings' 34-17 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday at U.S. After a defensive holding penalty made it first-and-goal, Keenum rolled right and fired a quick out to Jairus Wright for a two-yard touchdown. However, the Vikings won the last meetings between these two teams, a 19-13 overtime win in 2014. Read More »

Ceballos double helps Real Madrid return to winning ways

The win came three days after Madrid lost at home to Real Betis 1-0. Clinical finishing from Angel Correa and Yannick Carrasco in the second half gave Atletico Madrid a 2-1 win away to Athletic Club Bilbao, who saw a first half penalty from Aritz Aduriz saved by Jan Oblak and who pulled a late consolation goal back from Raul Garcia. Read More »

Honeypreet's Ex-Husband Scared For His Life, Makes Scandalising Allegations

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He added that guards helped him escape from the Dera to Panchkula. Earlier, in a freaky twist, the Dera chief had reportedly asked for his "angel" to join him in jail. Honeypreet, the controversial "adopted" daughter of Ram Rahim Singh, has been absconding since August 25 evening. Police have issued a lookout notice against her and raids are being conducted in various states to nab her. Read More »

Rohingyas illegal immigrants, not refugees: Rajnath

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While the government has blamed the Rohingya themselves, members of the persecuted minority have said soldiers and Buddhist mobs attacked them. Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Monday said the Centre's stand that Rohingya Muslims are a security threat is a post-2014 development, at least in his home state, where a large section of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar have been living for a long time. Read More »

Sam Bradford limited in Wednesday's practice

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And then on Saturday morning I went to Thomas Tull (of the Steelers ownership group) and told him, "Hey, we gotta talk to Mr". "I don't think we're in the tank", the coach said . GETTING BETTER: The Steelers' offense improved statistically from what it had managed during the regular-season opener at Cleveland. Bradford threw at practice Wednesday and said he is feeling better. Read More »

Spanish police raid Catalan gov offices

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Spain's Civil Guard raided Catalan government offices including the economy, labor and worldwide affairs departments as Madrid moved to shut down preparations for an illegal referendum planned for October 1. Wednesday also saw the Spanish central government take over control of "non-vital payments" made by the Catalan regional authority, meaning that among other things, Madrid will now pay the wages of Catalan civil servants. Read More »

Getting ready for flu season on the South Plains

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Pregnant women are also more likely to have serious illness if they catch flu, which is why they will be invited by their GP at all stages of pregnancy, to help protect them and their unborn baby. This could also boost the rate of uptake rate among children, which now sits at about 10% for those in whom the vaccination is recommended, but not funded. Read More »

Centre won't budge on Rohingya issue

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The United States will contribute almost $ 32 million in humanitarian aid to help Rohingya Muslim refugees, the State Department said Wednesday, in the Trump administration's first major response to the mass exodus from Myanmar. Suu Kyi has for years been feted in the West as a champion of democracy during years of military rule and house arrest but she has faced growing criticism over the plight of the Rohingya. Read More »

Tropical Storm Watch issued for several Caribbean islands

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Hurricane Jose packed top sustained winds of 90 miles per hour as of early Sunday evening. The National Hurricane Center's latest projections show Jose diminishing to a tropical storm by 2 a.m. Tropical storm watches are posted for Barbados, St. Lucia, Martinique, Guadeloupe, Dominica and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Maria continues moving toward the west-northwest at 9 miles per hour. Read More »

Markets Trade Flat, Sensex at 32408, Nifty Above 10000

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According to market observers, caution ahead of the US Federal Open Market Committee policy meet outcome Wednesday evening (India time), along with a weak rupee, hampered the risk-taking appetite of investors. The Indian rupee gained in the early trade on Wednesday opened higher by 8 paise at 64.25 per dollar versus 64.33 Tuesday. EPC company, NBCC announced on September 20 that the company received order worth Rs 4,000 crore order to build a housing complex for excise department in ... Read More »