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U.S. softens North Korea resolution ahead of United Nations vote

U.S. softens North Korea resolution ahead of United Nations vote

The resolution, responding to Pyongyang's sixth and strongest nuclear test explosion on September 3, does ban North Korea from importing all natural gas liquids and condensates. China, North Korea's sole ally and main trading partner, had strongly objected to an oil embargo initially sought by the United States out of fear that it would bring the North's economy to its knees.


Irma, Now A Tropical Storm, Churns Through Florida

Irma, Now A Tropical Storm, Churns Through Florida

As of Monday the storm had weakened to a depression, with wind speeds of 60 miles per hour (95 kilometers per hour), but it continued to threaten northern parts of the state with flooding. The airport said late Sunday that some airlines would fly in staff members on Monday in preparation for the resumption of flights. It's easy to watch cable news coverage of Hurricane Irma and assume that when the storm moves north, the danger is over.


Hurricane Irma pummels Florida; 'This one scares me'

Hurricane Irma pummels Florida; 'This one scares me'

CDT Monday, Hurricane Jose was located about 305 miles north-northeast of Grand Turk Island and was moving north at 9 mph. "What's going to happen now?" The hurricane - the first Category 5 storm to make landfall in Cuba since 1932 - tore off roofs, felled trees and downed electricity poles, leaving millions without power and water.


Winds of up to 70mph are forecast to batter Britain this week

Winds of up to 70mph are forecast to batter Britain this week

Gusts could reach up to 75mph in exposed places. A yellow weather warning for wind is in force from 8pm tonight (Tuesday) until 10am on Wednesday, but the amber warning covers the period between 00:05am and 6am on Wednesday. "Rain along some western coasts by noon and turning wet in most places this afternoon, with heavy, possibly thundery rain, most especially in many central and northern counties".