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'Three dead, dozens injured' as Typhoon Hato barrels through Hong Kong, Macao and China

'Three dead, dozens injured' as Typhoon Hato barrels through Hong Kong, Macao and China Dozens of people were injured and at least three dead after a powerful typhoon barrelled into Hong Kong and the nearby city of Macao before hitting China on Wednesday, reports said. Thousands were evacuated from their homes in southern China as Typhoon Hato - the worst storm in the region for five years - slammed into the mainland after flooding streets and uprooting trees in Hong Kong. The maximum category 10 storm had forced Hong Kong’s stock market to close and caused at least 400 flights at the city’s airport to be cancelled. A man walks out on a low-lying wharf while large waves caused by Typhoon Hato break along the waterfront in Hong Kong's Lamma Island Credit: AFP Only one service - a KLM flight from Amsterdam – landed on Wednesday morning when the storm’s force was at its height, according to Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post (SCMP) newspaper. Packing winds of up to 155 kmh (95 mph), the typhoon shattered windows on the city’s skyscrapers, flooded low-lying areas and blew over public bins across the financial hub. The No. 10 signal has only been hoisted 14 other times since 1946, or one for every 72 storms, according to the Hong Kong Observatory. The last time it went up was for Typhoon Vicente in 2012. Hato also brought large-scale power cuts to the gambling hub of Macao, where hotels were turning away customers because of power issues, the SCMP said. A taxi drives on a flooded street as typhoon Hato passes Hong Kong, Credit: EPA Reports in the former Portuguese colony said three people had been killed, while Reuters said 34 were injured in Hong Kong. The centre of the storm skirted around Hong Kong, but was close enough to be considered a direct hit under the city’s storm warning system. However, it made landfall at midday (05.00am GMT) at Zhuhai, in China’s Guangdong province, Xinhua said. A Chinese sanitation worker rides a bicycle against the strong wind caused by Typhoon Hato on a road along the seacoast in Zhuhai in China's southern Guangdong province Credit: AFP The Chinese state news agency also said that “thousands of people were evacuated” as the storm approached, and that 400 fishermen were told to return to harbour. “Guangdong's flood relief agency said Hato could cause severe damage because it is growing stronger as it nears shore,” the news agency said.  “The typhoon also comes at a time when the Guangdong coast was busy with tourists and fish farm workers.”


Donald Trump defends his response to Charlottesville as protesters clash with police ouside Phoenix rally

Donald Trump defends his response to Charlottesville as protesters clash with police ouside Phoenix rally Donald Trump defended his response to the Charlottesville white supremacist violence in a divisive Arizona speech on Tuesday night, rebuking the "very dishonest media" for misrepresenting his statements. Protesters clashed with police outside the arena in Phoenix after the rally. Police fired tear gas and smoke grenades to disperse the crowds. Mr Trump last week blamed hatred "on many sides" for the violence ten days ago in Virginia that left a protester dead and several injured when they were run over by a white supremacist. President Donald Trump speaks in Arizona Credit: AP On Tuesday night, surrounded by his supporters after one of the most challenging periods of his young, chaotic presidency, the president re-read the three statements he had delivered in the aftermath of the violence - but omitted the "many sides" remark. President Donald Trump arrives at a rally at the Phoenix Convention Center, Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, in Phoenix Credit: AP He said, getting visibly angry, that he had "openly called for healing, unity and love" in his responses.  "What happened in Charlottesville strikes at the core of America and tonight, this entire arena stands united in forceful condemnation of the thugs that perpetrated hatred and violence," he said. .@POTUS: "Not only does the media give a platform to hate groups, but the media turns a blind eye to the gang violence on our streets." pic.twitter.com/W1pNpjPJfV— Fox News (@FoxNews) August 23, 2017 The president had been widely criticised on both sides of the political spectrum and around the world for failing to condemn neo-Nazis and other hate groups by name in his initial response to the protest and then insisting there was blame on "both sides". James Clapper, the former US director of national intelligence and retired lieutenant general, questioned Mr Trump's "fitness" to be president after the speech. James Clapper, former director of national intelligence, says he questions President Trump's fitness for office https://t.co/IRRXg7paZM— CNN (@CNN) August 23, 2017 Mr Trump said the TV news channels were giving platforms to hate groups. He claimed the networks - particularly singling out CNN - were "nervous" to have him speaking on live television. Demonstrators gather outside the Phoenix, Arizona, Convention Center Credit: AFP The president said he was able to bypass the "crooked media" and get his message across on Twitter. "If I didn't have social media I probably wouldn't be standing here," he said. Outside the arena, hundreds of supporters and opponents of Mr Trump gathered before the rally. There were a few minor scuffles and rival chanting, as supporters shouted “Build the wall” and “Make America Great Again" and opponents shouted “Shame, shame, shame” and “No Trump, No KKK, No fascist USA”. A handful of anti-Trump protesters turned up outside with military-style rifles and fatigues. Demonstrators gather outside the Phoenix, Arizona, Convention Center Credit: AFP They described themselves as an anti-fascist group who were offended by the president's comments in the wake of the Charlottesville violence. After the speech, CNN's Don Lemon described the president's address as "total eclipse of the facts". WOW. WATCH @donlemon.... pic.twitter.com/SlyF33YHYy— Yashar Ali (@yashar) August 23, 2017 The president also threatened to shut down the federal government unless Congress provides funding for his promised border wall with Mexico. Trump threatens to 'shut down government' to build Mexico wall 00:57 Mr Trump again suggested he would pardon former Sheriff Joe Arpaio's conviction for intentionally disobeying a judge's order in an immigration case. Trump supporters await the start of U.S. President Donald Trump's campaign rally in Phoenix Credit: Reuters "So was Sheriff Joe was convicted for doing his job?" Mr Trump asked. "I'll make a prediction. I think he's going to be just fine, OK."


Suspect says imam planned to blow himself up in Barcelona

Suspect says imam planned to blow himself up in Barcelona MADRID (AP) — An extremist cell was preparing bombs for an imam who planned to blow himself up at a Barcelona monument, a key suspect in the attacks that killed 15 people in northeastern Spain told a judge Tuesday, according to a judicial official.


Tense scene as Trump supporters meet protesters in Arizona

Tense scene as Trump supporters meet protesters in Arizona Temperatures and tempers ran hot as President Trump prepared to hold a rally at the Phoenix Convention Center on Tuesday evening.


Spain suspect says terror cell planned big attack on monuments

Spain suspect says terror cell planned big attack on monuments A suspected member of the terror cell that unleashed carnage in Spain last week admitted to a judge on Tuesday that the jihadists had planned to hit monuments in an even bigger attack. Mohamed Houli Chemlal, 21, said he knew of the plans two months ago, as he, and three other suspects, appeared in court for the first time since twin attacks killed 15 people and wounded more than 100. The four are the only surviving suspects from what was believed to be a 12-man terror cell that rammed a van into pedestrians on a tourist-packed boulevard in Barcelona on Thursday.


US cuts, delays $300 million in aid to Egypt, citing rights

US cuts, delays $300 million in aid to Egypt, citing rights WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Tuesday cut nearly $100 million in military and economic aid to Egypt and delayed almost $200 million more in military financing to Egypt, pending human rights improvements and action to ease harsh restrictions on civic and other non-governmental groups. The moves underscore the administration's delicate diplomacy with Egypt, which has been widely criticized for its rights record and yet is a staunch counterterrorism partner.


Missouri Governor Halts Man's Execution Hours Before in 'Light of New DNA Evidence'

Missouri Governor Halts Man's Execution Hours Before in 'Light of New DNA Evidence' Another man's DNA was reportedly found at the scene of the murder of 42-year-old Felicia Gayle.


Biological Mother Charged With Murdering Adopted Teen

Biological Mother Charged With Murdering Adopted Teen The adopted teen had recently come to live with her


32 letters filed in support of prof charged in Chicago death

32 letters filed in support of prof charged in Chicago death CHICAGO (AP) — More than 30 colleagues and friends of a former Northwestern University professor charged in the brutal stabbing death of a 26-year-old man wrote letters supporting him both as a friend and a scientist whose research included academic work on the bacteria that cause plague.


Phoenix was Trump country long before Trump

Phoenix was Trump country long before Trump President Trump is in Phoenix for a campaign-type rally that is expected to draw some of his fiercest fans and bring thousands of anti-Trump protestors into the streets. His decision to come to Phoenix prompted mayor Greg Stanton to urge Trump to stay away lest the president inflame racial tensions in the wake of white nationalist demonstrations in Charlottesville. ...



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Typhoon Hato shuts down markets in Hong Kong - Business Insider


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Typhoon Hato shuts down markets in Hong Kong
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(Reuters) - Typhoon Hato, a maximum category 10 storm, slammed into Hong Kong on Wednesday lashing the Asian financial hub with wind and rain that uprooted trees and forced most businesses to close, while in some places big waves flooded seaside ...
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As Trump ranted and rambled in Phoenix, his crowd slowly thinned - Washington Post


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As Trump ranted and rambled in Phoenix, his crowd slowly thinned
Washington Post
PHOENIX — Just before President Trump strolled onto the rally stage on Tuesday evening, four speakers took turns carefully denouncing hate, calling for unity and ever so subtly assuring the audience that the president is not racist. Housing and Urban ...
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Navy dismisses 7th Fleet commander after warship accidents - Newser


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Navy dismisses 7th Fleet commander after warship accidents
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FILE - In this June 18, 2017, file photo, U.S. Navy Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin, Commander of the U.S. 7th Fleet, speaks during a press conference, with damaged USS Fitzgerald as background at the U.S. Naval base in Yokosuka, southwest of Tokyo.

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Will an outcome of Trump's Phoenix rally be a pardon for Joe Arpaio?

Will an outcome of Trump's Phoenix rally be a pardon for Joe Arpaio? Chasing after undocumented immigrants made Joe Arpaio a household name, but in time, his crusade became a double-edged sword. Public criticism mounted, racial profiling lawsuits poured in, and last year residents of Maricopa County, Ariz., voted him out after serving 24 years as their sheriff. Mr. Arpaio calls his conviction a travesty of justice.


Confederate monuments: What to do with them?

Confederate monuments: What to do with them? Clarissa Harriss hesitated at the spot where the statue of Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson used to stand. In 1948, as a little girl, Ms. Harriss had worn a polka-dot dress and carried yellow roses and participated in the statue’s dedication. Today Harriss had returned with her dog and a new bouquet.


Why the sole resident of a Nebraska town is staying put – but is in good company

Why the sole resident of a Nebraska town is staying put – but is in good company As the mayor, only voter, and sole resident of this incorporated village, Elsie Eiler is pretty used to people asking why she remains here as population: 1.


Afghanistan: Why Trump is making longest US war his own

Afghanistan: Why Trump is making longest US war his own There is no arguing for the notion that the United States is winning the war in Afghanistan, what already years ago became its longest military engagement. Afghanistan has been kept from becoming again a safe haven for Islamist terrorists, and no more attacks targeting the US and the West have been hatched and launched from its soil. Al Qaeda has been weakened, and recent efforts by the so-called Islamic State to secure a foothold in Afghanistan have been rebuffed, both by US troops and by Western-trained Afghan security forces acting under US guidance.



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Netanyahu to Putin: Iran's growing Syria role threatens Israel

Netanyahu to Putin: Iran's growing Syria role threatens Israel By Denis Pinchuk SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - Iran's growing role in Syria poses a threat to Israel, the Middle East and the world, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday. "Mr. President, with joint efforts we are defeating Islamic State, and this is a very important thing.


Trump supporters post fake photos of huge crowds at Phoenix rally - as real images show room half-empty

Trump supporters post fake photos of huge crowds at Phoenix rally - as real images show room half-empty Donald Trump supporters have been sharing fake photos of huge crowds at the US President's Phoenix rally on social media, following claims the event failed to draw big numbers. Official turnout figures from the Phoenix convention centre rally have not been released, but many have speculated they could be lower than expected. Images posted to social media appeared to show Trump supporters filling just half of the room.


'Three dead, dozens injured' as Typhoon Hato barrels through Hong Kong, Macao and China

'Three dead, dozens injured' as Typhoon Hato barrels through Hong Kong, Macao and China Dozens of people were injured and at least three dead after a powerful typhoon barrelled into Hong Kong and the nearby city of Macao before hitting China on Wednesday, reports said. Thousands were evacuated from their homes in southern China as Typhoon Hato - the worst storm in the region for five years - slammed into the mainland after flooding streets and uprooting trees in Hong Kong. The maximum category 10 storm had forced Hong Kong’s stock market to close and caused at least 400 flights at the city’s airport to be cancelled. A man walks out on a low-lying wharf while large waves caused by Typhoon Hato break along the waterfront in Hong Kong's Lamma Island Credit: AFP Only one service - a KLM flight from Amsterdam – landed on Wednesday morning when the storm’s force was at its height, according to Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post (SCMP) newspaper. Packing winds of up to 155 kmh (95 mph), the typhoon shattered windows on the city’s skyscrapers, flooded low-lying areas and blew over public bins across the financial hub. The No. 10 signal has only been hoisted 14 other times since 1946, or one for every 72 storms, according to the Hong Kong Observatory. The last time it went up was for Typhoon Vicente in 2012. Hato also brought large-scale power cuts to the gambling hub of Macao, where hotels were turning away customers because of power issues, the SCMP said. A taxi drives on a flooded street as typhoon Hato passes Hong Kong, Credit: EPA Reports in the former Portuguese colony said three people had been killed, while Reuters said 34 were injured in Hong Kong. The centre of the storm skirted around Hong Kong, but was close enough to be considered a direct hit under the city’s storm warning system. However, it made landfall at midday (05.00am GMT) at Zhuhai, in China’s Guangdong province, Xinhua said. A Chinese sanitation worker rides a bicycle against the strong wind caused by Typhoon Hato on a road along the seacoast in Zhuhai in China's southern Guangdong province Credit: AFP The Chinese state news agency also said that “thousands of people were evacuated” as the storm approached, and that 400 fishermen were told to return to harbour. “Guangdong's flood relief agency said Hato could cause severe damage because it is growing stronger as it nears shore,” the news agency said.  “The typhoon also comes at a time when the Guangdong coast was busy with tourists and fish farm workers.”


President Trump: 'Sheriff Joe can feel good'

President Trump: 'Sheriff Joe can feel good' At a rally in Phoenix on Tuesday night, President Trump hinted that he would pardon Sheriff Joe Arpaio for his conviction on criminal contempt. "I think he's going to be just fine," Trump told a crowd of adoring supporters.


Suspect says imam planned to blow himself up in Barcelona

Suspect says imam planned to blow himself up in Barcelona MADRID (AP) — An extremist cell was preparing bombs for an imam who planned to blow himself up at a Barcelona monument, a key suspect in the attacks that killed 15 people in northeastern Spain told a judge Tuesday, according to a judicial official.


Tense scene as Trump supporters meet protesters in Arizona

Tense scene as Trump supporters meet protesters in Arizona Temperatures and tempers ran hot as President Trump prepared to hold a rally at the Phoenix Convention Center on Tuesday evening.


The Latest: Agency had wanted judge to toss shooter's suit

The Latest: Agency had wanted judge to toss shooter's suit STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on a judge shot in Ohio (all times local):


Spain suspect says terror cell planned big attack on monuments

Spain suspect says terror cell planned big attack on monuments A suspected member of the terror cell that unleashed carnage in Spain last week admitted to a judge on Tuesday that the jihadists had planned to hit monuments in an even bigger attack. Mohamed Houli Chemlal, 21, said he knew of the plans two months ago, as he, and three other suspects, appeared in court for the first time since twin attacks killed 15 people and wounded more than 100. The four are the only surviving suspects from what was believed to be a 12-man terror cell that rammed a van into pedestrians on a tourist-packed boulevard in Barcelona on Thursday.



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Breakingviews-WPP underestimates pinch from corporate austerity - Reuters


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Breakingviews-WPP underestimates pinch from corporate austerity
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LONDON (Reuters Breakingviews) - WPP has underestimated the pinch from corporate austerity. The world's largest ad group cut its forecast for its preferred measure of sales, blaming lower spending by consumer-goods giants it counts as clients.
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Lowe's Not Catching the Same Tail Wind Home Depot Is Riding - U.S. News & World Report


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Lowe's Not Catching the Same Tail Wind Home Depot Is Riding
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Lowe's 2Q profit leaves investors wanting and its outlook for the year sent some of them scurrying for the exits. Aug. 23, 2017, at 7:09 a.m.. MORE. LinkedIn · StumbleUpon · Google +; Cancel. Lowe's Not Catching the Same Tail Wind Home Depot Is Riding ...
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NJ Transit train derails at NY Penn Station - NJ.com


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NJ Transit train derails at NY Penn Station
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NEW YORK -- An NJ Transit train with no passengers on board derailed at New York Penn Station early Wednesday, officials said. The derailment occurred on Track 4 around 5:15 a.m., according to 7ABC.com. No injuries were reported. Only the conductor ...
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Lowe's hit after home improvement retailer's adjusted profits miss views - Financial Times


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Lowe's hit after home improvement retailer's adjusted profits miss views
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Water pollution in Rio ahead of the Olympic Games

Water pollution in Rio ahead of the Olympic Games Just days ahead of the Olympic Games the waterways of Rio de Janeiro are as filthy as ever, contaminated with raw human sewage teeming with dangerous viruses and bacteria, according to a 16-month-long study commissioned by The Associated Press. The AP’s survey of the aquatic Olympic and Paralympic venues has revealed consistent and dangerously high levels of viruses from the pollution, a major black eye on Rio’s Olympic project that has set off alarm bells among sailors, rowers and open-water swimmers.


The Most Stylish Players in the 2016 NBA Finals

The Most Stylish Players in the 2016 NBA Finals This evening is Game 1 of the NBA Finals, where the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers will once again face off, and each team has a very stylish roster.


How That Pro Cyclist Hid a Motor in Her Bike

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Millions Will Watch the Super Bowl — But Is the Football Generation Ending?

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Muslim Teen Defies Tradition to Become First Hijab-Wearing Ballerina

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Cheerleading Coach Fired for Sabotaging Rival Teen

Cheerleading Coach Fired for Sabotaging Rival Teen A cheering coach lost her job after allegedly tripping a cheerleader. Video shows the cheerleader backflipping and Teresa Fann sticking a leg out to stop her.


Schools No Longer Punishing Athletes Harshly for Marijuana

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