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Hong Kong under the grip of pro-democracy demonstrators

Hong Kong's Leader CY Leung exhorts protesters to stop

Sept 30, 2014 - As the strong undercurrent of pro-democracy protests continues to hold sway in the heart of Hong Kong and brings various parts of the territory to a standoff, CY Leung, Hong Kong leader urges the crowd to “immediately” bring an end to this campaign.

The dissenters want Hong Kong to be given a free vote by Beijing to choose its next leader, which Beijing has declined. As a ....

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15 people, including teenagers, injured in Miami nightclub mass shooting

A terrifying mass shooting incident at Miami nightclub in the early hours of Sunday, September 28 left 15 people injured, including many teenagers, as per media reports. Most of the victims ranging from the age group of (11-25) were rushed to the nearby hospitals. Though many victims were discharged from hospitals late Sunday afternoon and a person who was earlier in a serious state is upgraded to critical, but stable, police reported.

It is still not clear why so many youths ....

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Mount Ontake Volcano Erupts in Japan

 

Search for bodies suspended as Mount Ontake eruption intensifies

Sept 30, 2014 - Firefighters, police and army personnel in Japan had to suspend their search for bodies after the volcanic eruption on Mount Ontake gathered in strength, media reports said. The bodies of around 24 climbers have yet to be recovered from the area, some 125 miles west of Tokyo. The eruption first started on Saturday, catching hundreds of climbers unawares, as rocks came tumbling down and ash and ....

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Philippines Shuts Capital on Severe Flood

Thousands of families in Metro Manila and nearby provinces in the Philippines were evacuated to higher places due to flooding triggered by heavy rains, authorities said Friday.

According to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), heavy rains were spawned by tropical storm Fung-Wong (local name Mario), which was moving toward northern Luzon, with maximum sustained winds of 85 kmph and gustiness of up to 100 kmph, Xinhua reported.

Red rainfall warning, which means that severe flooding is expected, was ....

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Tropical Cyclone KALMAEGI-14 Path Map

 

Typhoon Kalmaegi causes landfall in China

Typhoon Kalmaegi struck south China's island province of Hainan today (Tuesday) with a wind speed of 40 metres per second, according to media reports. Typhoon Kalmaegi accompanied by potential rainfall and gusts of wind caused landfall in the province forcing boat evacuations and flight cancellations.It has been reported that Haikou Meilan International Airport of Hainan cancelled more than 100 flights. Also, the Sanya Phoenix International Airport of the Sanya resort city has cancelled around 69 ....

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Immigrants’ Boat Sinks off Libyan Coast, 160 Feared Dead

Tripoli, Sep 15 (Xinhua) A boat carrying some 200 illegal migrants has sunk off the Libyan coast, a navy spokesman said Monday.The boat, bound for Europe, sank Sunday near Tajura area, some 20 km east of Tripoli, Xinhua reported. Forty of the stowaways were rescued and the rest were feared dead, according to navy spokesman Qasim Ayub.Ayub said there were a large number of corpses floating in the sea, but that the Libyan coast guard had difficulty searching for survivors ....

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Hurricane Odile lashes Mexican Baja California Coast

Hurricane winds popularly termed as Eye of Odile by the National Hurricane Center, US are making headway towards the north-northwest after making a landfall at night southward over the Baja California peninsula region (Cabo san Lucas area) of Mexico.

The hurricane was termed as a category-3 one with a 125-mph windspeed and hit the southernmost tip of Mexico with intense winds. At 11 pm US time, it was averaging around 110 mph. As per media reports, flooding is expected to happen ....

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Scottish Independence Referendum

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 Scotland Referendum 2014

The Referendum Bill for Scottish Independence followed by an agreement between the UK Government and the Scottish Government was approved on 14 November 2013 by the Scottish Parliament and was conferred Royal Assent on 17 December 2013. The referendum as proposed by the Electoral Commission, "Should Scotland be an independent country?" where voters can only vote in favor of either 'yes' or 'no' will be held on Thursday, 18 September 2014.

It is going to be ....

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ISIS Update – September 14, 2014

Australia will send 600 troops to Middle East

 Australia will be sending 600 troops to the Middle East as plans against a possible military operation against Isis take shape, media reports said.

Tony Abbott, the prime minister of Australia, said the troops were being deployed after a specific request from the United States.

About 40 nations are now part of a coalition of forces in a US-led initiative to fight the Sunni militant group that has captured a vast swathe of territory in ....

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Flood Zone Map of Arizona and Nevada

Emergency declared in Arizona after relentless rain

Jan Brewer, Arizona governor, pronounced a state of emergency on Monday, September 8, after severe rainfall spurred flash flooding across the state, according to media reports. Heavy rains and storms in Phoenix caused a great havoc that caused the schools to close, triggered power failure, and led to the loss of one life.

Also, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport experienced the most ....

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