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Charities begin accepting donations for areas affected by Hurricane Irma
Charities are preparing relief efforts for parts of the Caribbean ravaged by Hurricane Irma, which tore through the islands north of the Dominican Republic as a Category 5 storm on Wednesday. Charity Navigator is a nonprofit that evaluates charities using a numbers-based rating system to ensure that organizations are... Read more
France’s Macron urges greater European investment in Greece
France’s president has called for greater European investment in Greece to help offset the cash-strapped country’s increasing reliance on non-European countries, notably China. Addressing a round-table of Greek and French business leaders on Friday, Emmanuel Macron said Greece was “forced” to choose non-European investors “because the Europeans were not... Read more
S. Korea braces for another possible N. Korea missile test
South Korea is closely watching North Korea over the possibility it may launch another intercontinental ballistic missile as soon as Saturday when it celebrates its founding anniversary. Seoul’s Unification Ministry spokeswoman Eugene Lee said Friday that Pyongyang could potentially conduct its next ICBM tests this weekend, another North Korean... Read more
A magnitude-8.2 earthquake rocked southern Mexico late Thursday night, causing buildings to sway and lights to go out in Mexico City. The powerful quake occurred off the coast of Chiapas, Mexico at 11:49 p.m. local time (12:49 a.m. ET), tweeted the National Weather Service’s National Tsunami Warning Center. The... Read more
U.S. intelligence has assessed that it is “highly probable” that North Korea detonated a hydrogen bomb last weekend as it has claimed, according to a U.S. official. The blast was also assessed to have had an explosive yield of more than 140 kilotons, higher than initially believed, making it... Read more
Hurricane Irma hit Barbuda like a ‘bomb,’ prime minister says
Hurricane Irma ripped into the Caribbean island of Barbuda on Wednesday morning with the force of a “bomb” going off, its prime minister told ABC News Thursday. The Category 5 storm, which is advancing toward Florida, destroyed 95 percent of the tiny island’s structures and vehicles, Antigua and Barbuda... Read more
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Hurricane Irma destroys 90 percent structures, vehicles on Barbuda
Hurricane Irma ripped into the Caribbean island of Barbuda this morning, killing at least one person and destroying 90 percent of its structures and vehicles, according to Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne. A spokesperson for Antigua and Barbuda’s National Office of Disaster Services told ABC News a... Read more
US airstrikes on Syria mosque compound violated international law, UN says
U.S. forces violated international humanitarian law when they failed to take all possible precautions to avoid civilian deaths in an attack on a mosque complex in Syria, U.N. investigators said Wednesday. A series of U.S. airstrikes on a religious compound in the Syrian village of al-Jinah on March 16... Read more
Repairman’s tip leads to explosives lab probe outside Paris
A tip from a handyman led police to a possible explosives laboratory south of Paris and the detentions of two people Wednesday, French authorities said. A workman doing a job in a building in Villejuif informed authorities after noticing suspicious products in an apartment, Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said... Read more