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Hurricane Irma batters Florida Keys, leaving thousands without power

Hurricane Irma batters Florida Keys, leaving thousands without power

For days, forecasters had warned that Irma was taking dead aim at the Miami metropolitan area and the rest of Florida's Atlantic coast. Brian Cone, a boat captain in Tavernier in the Florida Keys, said he is staying at home, which he said is built of cement and which he compared to "a bunker".


Global hunger rises for first time in a decade - United Nations agencies

Global hunger rises for first time in a decade - United Nations agencies

It added that 11.7 percent of Asia's population (almost 520 million) and 6.6 percent of Latin America and the Caribbean (more than 42 million) did not have access to sufficient food. The U.N. has said some 20 million people face possible starvation in parts of South Sudan, northeast Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen. But a slowdown in global growth in recent years, which led to a collapse in the prices of numerous commodities, also had a negative impact on the ability of people in many countries to ...


Haryana woman slaps army staffer in Delhi, gets arrested

Haryana woman slaps army staffer in Delhi, gets arrested

She then stepped out of her auto and asked Singh and his driver to alight their vehicle. He tried to speak to the woman but she held his collar, slapped him and hurled abuses at him. Though it appeared to be a case of road rage, there was no collision or any obvious provocation for the attack.Ms Kalra, a divorcee, has been charged with "causing hurt to deter a public servant".


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Gareth Bale: "The important thing is to get back to winning"

Marcelo will miss Sunday's match at Real Sociedad and Wednesday's game against Real Betis. Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale was jeered by supporters during a sponsorship event in the Spanish capital on Friday afternoon. He got so many important goals from so few minutes last season - who will do the same now that he has gone? "Zidane is the best coach I have worked under", Marcelo said .


Bournemouth v Brighton & Hove Albion

Bournemouth v Brighton & Hove Albion

John Roder: "Brighton beat West Bromwich Albion last Saturday to move oto four points, while Bournemouth have gone down to four defeats out of four". What they have always done is they've always come through them. After four games , Bournemouth are still looking for their first win of the season and sit 19th in the table.


Listen, old men really do have big ears

Listen, old men really do have big ears

These awards honor research that may seem absurd or ridiculous at first blush, but actually reveals important scientific truths. The Ig Nobel for physics went to French researcher Marc-Antoine Fardin for a science paper questioning: "Can a Cat Be Both a Solid and a Liquid?" Numerous pieces of research honored by the award ceremony might at first seem completely bat shit and off the wall, but then when you understand the processes behind them, they often suddenly make sense and have ...