September 20th, 2019

World News

Bermuda battens down for Category 3 Hurricane Humberto

By The Associated Press on September 18th, 2019

MIAMI – Bermuda’s government called up troops and urged people on the British Atlantic island to make final preparations for an expected close brush Wednesday with Hurricane Humberto, a powerful Category 3 storm. Authorities ordered early closings of schools, transportation and government offices. Gov. John Rankin called up 120 members of the Royal Bermuda Regiment ... Read More »

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Saudi Arabia says Iranian missiles, drone hit oil facilities

By Jon Gambrell, Aya Batrawy And Fay Abuelgasim, The Associated Press on September 18th, 2019

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – Saudi Arabia alleged Wednesday that Iranian cruise missiles and drones attacked the heart of the kingdom’s oil industry, showing journalists the remains of the weapons while stopping short of directly accusing Iran of launching the assault. Saudi military spokesman Col. Turki al-Malki said the attack “came from the north,” without saying ... Read More »

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Flash flood risk persists in Texas as Imelda moves inland

By Juan A. Lozano, The Associated Press on September 18th, 2019

HOUSTON – Imelda is threatening to dump up to 18 inches (46 centimetres) of rain in parts of Southeast Texas and southwestern Louisiana as the tropical depression moves inland over the next few days. Jeff Lindner, a meteorologist and director of flood operations for the Harris County Flood Control District in Houston, said the main ... Read More »

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Olesen stays suspended from European Tour amid assault case

By The Associated Press on September 18th, 2019

LONDON – Danish golfer Thorbjorn Olesen will remain suspended from the European Tour until at least December after being charged with sexual assault and being drunk on an aircraft. The 29-year-old Olesen appeared in court in London on Wednesday in relation to the charges. No pleas were entered at a short hearing, with a plea ... Read More »

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Bermuda gets ready for pass by Category 3 Hurricane Humberto

By The Associated Press on September 18th, 2019

MIAMI – People on Bermuda rushed to make final preparations for an expected close brush Wednesday with Hurricane Humberto, a powerful Category 3 storm that caused authorities on the British Atlantic island to order early closings of schools, transportation and government offices. National Security Minister Wayne Caines said schools, government offices and ferries on the ... Read More »

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Imelda could bring heavy rainfall, flooding to Houston area

By Juan A. Lozano, The Associated Press on September 18th, 2019

HOUSTON – Imelda is threatening to dump up to 18 inches (46 centimetres) of rain in parts of Southeast Texas and southwestern Louisiana as the tropical depression moves inland over the next few days. Jeff Lindner, a meteorologist and director of flood operations for the Harris County Flood Control District in Houston, said the main ... Read More »

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Fire at school outside Liberia’s capital kills at least 27

By The Associated Press on September 18th, 2019

PAYNESVILLE, Liberia – Police in Liberia say a fire at a Quranic school east of the capital, Monrovia, has killed at least 27 people and many are thought to be children. Police spokesman Moses Carter said Wednesday that the fire around midnight gutted a dormitory and school building where students slept about 7 miles (11 ... Read More »

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EU lawmakers vote to approve Brexit delay if UK requests one

By Samuel Petrequin And Mark Carlson, The Associated Press on September 18th, 2019

STRASBOURG, France – European Parliament lawmakers on Wednesday voted overwhelmingly in favour of another Brexit delay if Britain requests one and certain conditions are met, after European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker told the chamber that a no-deal scenario remains “very real.” After a three-hour debate, the lawmakers adopted a non-binding resolution supporting another extension to ... Read More »

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Iran warns US of response to any action over Saudi attack

By Nasser Karimi And Jon Gambrell, The Associated Press on September 18th, 2019

TEHRAN, Iran – Iran warned the U.S. that any action taken against it following an attack on Saudi oil installations will “immediately” be met with a response from Tehran, its state-run news agency reported Wednesday, further raising Mideast tensions. Iran’s president and foreign minister also may skip next week’s high-level meetings at the United Nations ... Read More »

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Iran may skip UN summit where Trump meeting suggested

By Jon Gambrell, The Associated Press on September 18th, 2019

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Iran’s president and foreign minister may skip next week’s high-level meetings at the United Nations as the U.S. has yet to issue them visas, the Islamic Republic’s state-run news agency reported Wednesday, as tensions remain high in the Mideast over an attack on a crucial Saudi oil installation. The U.N. ... Read More »

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