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Brazil elects firebrand Jair Bolsonaro

Brazil elects firebrand Jair Bolsonaro

The runner-up has vowed to "defend freedoms" of president-elect's opponents. The new president has vowed to crack down on crime in Brazil's cities and farm belt by granting police more autonomy to shoot suspected criminals. Popular anti-corruption judge, Joaquim Barbosa, who jailed several top PT leaders for corruption, also came out for Haddad . Lula himself is serving a 12-year prison term. Read More

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Before-and-after photos show Hurricane Michael's catastrophic destruction in Florida

Before-and-after photos show Hurricane Michael's catastrophic destruction in Florida

The storm has sustained winds of 130mph (210km/h) and is due to make landfall at about midday (16:00 GMT). A little more and he would have reached the most destructive of the 5th category, which is called catastrophic. Florida officials said more than 400,000 homes and businesses were without electricity in Florida and Governor Scott said almost 20,000 utility workers had been deployed to restore power. Read More

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Hurricane Michael in USA kills 11

Hurricane Michael in USA kills 11

The El Governor is one of the few structures left standing on the beach side of Highway 98 in Mexico Beach after Hurricane Michael tore through the city earlier in the week. "But I will confess that my biggest fear that this part of Florida, with its unique & genuine characteristics, will never be the same". "Since 2016, Florida has been hit by Hurricanes Hermine, Matthew, Irma, and Nate". Read More

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Hurricane Michael menaces Florida after killing 13

Hurricane Michael menaces Florida after killing 13

Michael is the 13th named storm of the 2018 hurricane season, according to hurricane center spokesman Dennis Feltgen. However, Masson says despite the shorter time frame, Michael will still produce heavy amounts of rain. Interested in Hurricane Michael? "Michael could produce three life-threatening hazards along portions of the northeastern Gulf Coast: storm surge, heavy rainfall and hurricane-force winds", according to the hurricane center. Read More

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First Exomoon Possibly Discovered Orbiting in a Distant Star System

First Exomoon Possibly Discovered Orbiting in a Distant Star System

In panel 1, the light curve begins to dip as the planet begins transiting in front of the star. "We've tried our best to rule out other possibilities such as spacecraft anomalies, other planets in the system or stellar activity, but we're unable to find any other single hypothesis which can explain all of the data we have", co-author David Kipping , an astronomer at Columbia University in NY, told reporters earlier this week. Read More

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Death toll from Florence rises, officials urge caution as storm continues

Death toll from Florence rises, officials urge caution as storm continues

More and more inland counties are issuing mandatory evacuations to get people to safety quickly'. Florence flattened trees, buckled buildings and crumpled roads. The flooding is coming from rivers, rather than the ocean, thanks to the feet of rain that have fallen since Thursday night. The mayor of New Bern, a city badly affected by flooding, told NBC he had imposed a curfew. Read More

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‘Storm of lifetime’: Hurricane Florence barrels toward Carolinas as residents flee

But astonishing winds aren't the biggest danger. If some of the computer projections hold, "it's going to come roaring up to the coast Thursday night and say, 'I'm not sure I really want to do this, and I'll just take a tour of the coast and decide where I want to go inland, '" said Jeff Masters, meteorology director of the private Weather Underground forecasting service. Read More

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As Florence Surges Forward, Rethinking What Hurricane Preparation Looks Like

As Florence Surges Forward, Rethinking What Hurricane Preparation Looks Like

The National Hurricane Centre (NHC) said its trajectory continues to show that the centre of Hurricane Florence will most likely strike the southern coast of North Carolina by late Thursday or early Friday . "He was thinking of coming here until this morning, and now he asked me if I wanted to come up there", he said. More than a million people are under mandatory evacuation orders , and coastal residents frantically boarded up homes and businesses and hit the road as the storm ... Read More

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Tropical Storm Gordon has formed. The Mississippi Coast is in its path.

I literally had to grab his hand and help him. A storm surge watch is in effect from just east of Morgan City to Shell Beach. "It's been a good summer, and hopefully this won't do too much damage". John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency Monday and said 200 National Guard troops will be deployed to southeastern Louisiana. But tropical storm conditions - winds of at least 39 miles per hour - could hit the Gulf Coast as early as Tuesday afternoon. Read More

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Russian Federation to end U.S. space station rides in April, pressuring NASA

Russian Federation to end U.S. space station rides in April, pressuring NASA

Roscosmos' Soyuz commander Sergey Prokopyev repaired the leak using epoxy placed on a gauze wipe. The small air leak detected on Wednesday afternoon on board the International Space Station (ISS) has been safely repaired, NASA announced yesterday, noting that the astronaut crew inhabiting the orbiting laboratory was never in any danger of depressurization or of running out of air. Read More

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How PIO physicist laid foundation for NASA's mission to 'touch' the Sun

How PIO physicist laid foundation for NASA's mission to 'touch' the Sun

Scientists hope this close encounter will give them a better understanding of solar wind and geomagnetic storms that risk wreaking chaos on Earth by knocking out the power grid. "It's a whole new phase, and it's going to be fascinating throughout". "Wow, here we go". "Three, two, one, zero, and liftoff!" "All I can say is "Wow, here we go, we're in for some learning over the next several years", he said when asked how he felt. Read More

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Stephen Colbert blasts Trump's Supreme Court nominee

Stephen Colbert blasts Trump's Supreme Court nominee

But their lines of attack have expanded. Kavanaugh said he has worked as a school tutor for struggling kids. Before he was a judge, he ran an investigation into the death of a deputy adviser to President Bill Clinton. She said despite the "Antifa-like resistance" to the nomination, Kavanaugh could have been nominated by any Republican president. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham told Fox News on Tuesday that Democratic hopefuls for 2020 feel the need to be "the most insane ... Read More

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London HC: Mallya assets can be seized in Britain

London HC: Mallya assets can be seized in Britain

Judge Andrew Henshaw refused on Tuesday to overturn a worldwide order freezing Vijay Mallya's assets and upheld an Indian court's ruling that a consortium of 13 Indian banks were entitled to recover funds from him. The freeze order really drove the king into worse times as he was allowed by the court only a weekly allowance of £5,000. He has been accepted as a wilful defaulter. Read More

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