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'Heed the warnings,' officials warn Carolinas as massive storm nears

Wilmington(North Carolina): North and South Carolina residents are running out of time to evacuate before Hurricane Florence roars in with pounding surf and driving rain that will bring potentially deadly flooding, officials warned on Wednesday.Florence had maximum sustained winds of 130 miles per hour (215 km per hour) and was on a trajectory that showed its centre most likely to strike the southern coast of North Carolina by late Thursday or early Friday, the National Hurricane Centre said.Updated NHC forecasts showed the storm lingering near the coast, bringing days of heavy rains that could bring intense inland flooding from South...


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20/07/2019

Artists withdraw from NYC museum show over tear gas link

Seven artists have asked New York's Whitney Museum to remove their work from its biennial showcase of American art over a museum board member's ties to the sale of law-enforcement supplies including tear gas. The artists are protesting Warren Kanders' role as vice chairman of the Whitney's board. Kanders is the owner of the Safariland Group, which sells body armor for police officers as well as tear gas. Critics of Safariland say the tear gas has been used against migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border. Four of the artists said in a letter published in Artforum on Friday that they refuse...
20/07/2019

5 killed in 3-vehicle traffic accident in South Texas

Authorities say five people have been killed and seven injured in a three-vehicle accident in South Texas. The Department of Public Safety says the crash happened around 11 a.m. Saturday on U.S. 59, 5 miles (8 kilometers) northeast of Victoria. Sgt. Ruben San Miguel says investigators are trying to determine why a northbound van hit the left rear of a northbound semi pulling a flatbed trailer. The van then struck a southbound pickup truck. Five people in the van died at the scene — the female driver, two men and two children. Five others in the van were injured. The...
20/07/2019

Bangladeshis produce false documents to be citizens of India

India said on Friday thousands of illegal immigrants from neighbouring Muslim majority Bangladesh had produced false documents to become citizens in the far-eastern Indian state of Assam. The Supreme Court had ordered the citizenship tally for Assam following years of campaigns against immigrants from Bangladesh who ethnic Assamese say are eating into their resources and taking their land. A final register is due on July 31 but on Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government told the court that authorities needed to review the draft list of citizens because they believed many on it had given false information. “There is a...

20/07/2019

Philippine Police push sedition charges – Duterte foes cry foul

MANILA, July 20, (Agencies): Opponents of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte expressed shock and outrage on Friday at police moves to charge dozens of them with sedition, calling it persecution aimed at stamping out scrutiny of his increasingly powerful rule. Thirty-six opposition figures are accused of cyber libel and sedition for orchestrating a series of online videos ahead of May’s mid-term elections. The videos feature a hooded man alleging that Duterte and his family members were involved in the illegal drugs trade, which they deny. The man, who had said he was a witness, later surrendered and appeared with police on...
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Iran seizes British tanker

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20/07/2019

Poet dropped for laureate job says criticism of poem 'silly'

The man whose nomination to become New Hampshire's next poet laureate was withdrawn amid growing criticism of a sexually suggestive poem about former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says he doubts people have even read it. Daniel Thomas Moran said Saturday via email that the 2005 poem is the "imagined musings of an adolescent crush." He says the idea that the poem is "sexually laced or misogynistic is nothing less than silly." The 62-year-old Moran is a retired dentist and former poet laureate of Suffolk County, New York. New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu said he chose Moran as laureate based...