Archive for Tháng Chín 6th, 2017


The most powerful Atlantic Ocean hurricane in recorded history has made its first landfall in the islands of the northeast Caribbean.  Hurricane Irma, a Category 5 storm, had maximum sustained wind speeds of 185mph, according to the US National Hurricane Centre. It is churning along a path pointing to Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Haiti […]

Irma: Category 5 hurricane flattens 'most solid buildings' on Saint Martin island

The four “most solid” buildings on the Caribbean island of Saint Martin have been destroyed as Hurricane Irma wreaks major damage in the region, the French government has said. Serious flooding and building damage has affected a number of islands, French interior minister Gerard Collomb said. “We know that the four most solid buildings on […]

While defeat of Isis dominates global attention, al-Qaeda strengthens in Syria

Al-Qaeda is creating its most powerful stronghold ever in north-west Syria at a time when world attention is almost entirely focused on the impending defeat of Isis in the east of the country. It has established full control of Idlib province and of a vital Syrian-Turkish border crossing since July. “Idlib Province is the largest […]

Hurricane Irma tracking: How to follow the storm's path as it rips through the Caribbean towards Florida

With Hurricane Irma threatening to strike the United States with historically powerful winds, millions of people are anxiously watching the storm’s progress. Donald Trump declared multiple states of emergency on Tuesday as the massive storm, one of the most powerful ever recorded in the Atlantic, approached the Carribean on a trajectory for Florida. With Harvey’s devastation […]

Irma: Florida prepares for worst with mandatory evacuations from 'potentially devastating' hurricane

Communities in Southern Florida are preparing for the potentially catastrophic effects of Hurricane Irma by issuing evacuation orders for residents and visitors as one of the most powerful storms the Atlantic has ever seen smashed its way through the Caribbean on its way towards the US coast. As Irma travelled, leaving a trail of devastation […]

Republican governor John Kasich attacks Trump over scrapping DACA and invites Dreamers to Ohio

Republican John Kasich, the governor of Ohio, has blasted Donald Trump’s decision to end a policy shielding young undocumented immigrants from deportation, inviting the so-called ‘Dreamers’ to come to Ohio.  Mr Kasich’s comments are part of a stream of bipartisan criticism Mr Trump has received for cancelling the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) programme, […]

Donald Trump sides with Democrats against Republicans over crucial debt ceiling vote

Donald Trump has agreed with Democrats on a plan to provide aid to Hurricane Harvey victims, increase the debt limit and fund the government until 15 December – a move that goes against the wishes of many Republicans, who wanted the debt measure separate from the disaster relief. Democratic leaders announced the deal shortly after […]

'Frankenmissile': A look at South Korea's devastating answer to North Korea's nuclear threat

South Korea is thought to be planning to counter the nuclear threat of Kim Jong-un’s regime by developing a ‘frankenmissile’ so powerful it can destroy any of the communist north’s underground military installations and command centres. Swiftly dubbed ‘frankenmissile’ by the South Korean media, the massive ground-to-ground ballistic missile would carry a warhead weighing 1,800kg […]

Woman arrested for drunk driving after police find her Facebook messages left open on hotel computer

A woman was arrested for drink driving after police officers read incriminating messages on her Facebook page. After a car crash in Michigan investigators said they tracked one of the alleged drivers to a nearby hotel. There they found a computer which was still logged into the woman’s Facebook page and open on a series of messages to another […]

Republican mayoral candidate in North Carolina says to vote for her because she's white

A candidate for mayor in Charlotte, North Carolina has deactivated her Facebook account after listing being “white” as one of her qualifications to run the city. Kimberley Paige Barnette, the 53-year-old running for mayor, was quickly rebuked by the chairman of the North Carolina Republican Party, and was forced to apologise for the remarks. “VOTE […]