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What's on the agenda for Trump and Kanye West at their White House lunch 'He's a different kind of guy and that's OK with me,' the president says of the rapper On 22 August, 27 unaccompanied minors were let off from the ship, assisted by Red Cross, UNHCR and Save the Children EPA 46/50 25 August 2018 Rohingya refugees during a protest march after attending a ceremony to remember the first anniversary of a military crackdown that prompted a massive exodus of people from Myanmar to Bangladesh, at the Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhia AFP/Getty 47/50 24 August 2018 US President Donald Trump sits with children during a tour of Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio AFP/Getty 48/50 23 August 2018 Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull speaks to the media during a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia EPA 49/50 22 August 2018 High waves hit Jeju Island, South Korea, as powerful Typhoon Soulik gradually approaches the Korean Peninsula EPA 50/50 21 August 2018 A Palestinian man throws his child in the air following morning prayers marking the first day of Eid al-Adha celebrations on the compound known to Muslims as al-Haram al-Sharif in Jerusalem's Old City
'It destroyed everything': Hurricane Michael leaves Florida devastated Florida Governor Rick Scott told the Weather Channel the damage from Panama City down to Mexico Beach was "way worse than anybody ever anticipated.” The two people killed in the storm were a man who died when a tree toppled onto his house in Florida and a girl who died when debris fell into a home in Georgia, officials and local media said Reuters USA Hurricanes Extreme weather Most Viewed in World Loading Please explain Our weekly podcast giving you insight into the stories that drive the nation
Landslide in central Colombian town kills 11, others missing An overnight landslide caused by heavy rains killed 11 people, including four ch... Vice-President Marta Lucia Ramirez will visit the area with disaster officials, President Ivan Duque told journalists after arriving in eastern Arauca province for a security meeting Landslides are common in mountainous Colombia, especially during rainy season and in areas where precarious informal housing and narrow roadways are constructed on deforested Andean hillsides Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles
Brits found to be confused by high-tech gadgets aimed at making lives easier State-of-the-art technology such as automatic tills, self-scanning and unmanned service desks are becoming an increasingly common part of consumer life Applied futurist Tom Cheesewright said: Ultimately, luxury is seamless service, however it is delivered AccorHotels has developed a new philosophy for its business, From the Heart, putting people first and encouraging employees to use their emotional intelligence to go off script and create memorable experiences for guests delivered with heartfelt honesty
Florida counts the devastating cost of Hurricane Michael ahead of peak holiday season The view from a hotel room in Panama City Beach todayCredit:AFP The small town of Mexico Beach – population 1,200 – took the full force of Michael and first reports indicated the community had been all but wiped out, with evacuated residents urged to stay well away from the area
UK weather forecast: Storm Callum to bring floods as 36 hours of rain starts TOMORROW UK weather forecasters have issued flood warnings as Storm Callum is predicted to bring 36 hours of heavy rain and 85mph winds from TOMORROW. The ferocious weather system is gunning towards Britain from the Atlantic Ocean, is expected to reach British shores on Friday Public transport, such as trains and buses, are subject to cancellations and delays in affected areas Meanwhile, roads in affected areas will deliver difficult driving conditions and in severe cases, road closures
Amazon scraps 'sexist AI' recruitment tool Members of the team working on the system said it effectively taught itself that male candidates were preferable Eid al-Adha is the holiest of the two Muslims holidays celebrated each year, it marks the yearly Muslim pilgrimage (Hajj) to visit Mecca, the holiest place in Islam Support free-thinking journalism and subscribe to Independent Minds As the tech industry creates artificial intelligence, there is the risk that it inserts sexism, racism and other deep-rooted prejudices into code that will go on to make decisions for years to come Amazon did not immediately respond to The Independent ’s request for comment
Indonesia calls off search for victims in deadly quake-tsunami Indonesia Thursday called off the grim search for those killed in a quake-tsunami, with no hope of retrieving around 5,000 bodies believed to be still buried under the ruins nearly two weeks after the disaster. A total 2,073 bodies had been recovered since the twin disasters, authorities said Thursday I am sure Central Sulawesi will rise again, he said The 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Bali and Java islands in the early hours, jolting residents awake and sending them rushing into the streets A string of earthquakes in Lombok, in eastern Indonesia, killed more than 550 people over the summer
Children in Need's Rickshaw Challenge is back - here's the full lowdown CHILDREN in Need 2018 is here and with it comes the annual Rickshaw Challenge, headed up by a team of teen cyclists. Here is the lowdown on what the challenge is all about… What is the Ricksh… Harry, 17, is from Plymouth and was diagnosed with quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy and Worster-Drought Syndrome at the age of one You can order a fundraising kit on the official website which includes items such as a poster, sponsorship form and Pudsey collection box
Search teams fan out to reach Hurricane Michael's victims - Los Angeles Times At least two deaths were blamed on Michael, and it wasn't done yet: Though weakened into a tropical storm, it continued to bring heavy rain and blustery winds to the South as it pushed inland, soaking areas still recovering from last month's Hurricane Florence. Many homes were ripped apart or washed away altogether in Mexico Beach, the town of 1,000 where the hurricane came ashore But it moved so fast and intensified so quickly that people didn't have much time to prepare, and emergency authorities lamented that many ignored the warnings
Massive quake to 'strike Earth TOMORROW' just weeks after devastating Indonesia tsunami A POWERFUL earthquake could strike this week just two weeks after the devastating Indonesia tsunami killed thousands, a self-styled tremor forecaster has warned. They have not learned to look at the planets and therefore simply assume that it is pseudoscience Mr Hoogerbeets said seismologists needed to take note because whenever the three objects in our solar system lined up there was a significant earthquake anytime from the day before to one or two days afterwards
"Total Devastation": At Least Two People Are Dead As Michael Weakens To A Tropical Storm The most intense hurricane to make landfall on the Florida Panhandle has killed at least two people and warnings are still in place for parts of North Carolina. Haley Nelson inspects damage to her family property in Panama City, Fla Extensive damage in nearby Panama City has also been reported, including multistory buildings with windows blown out, damaged gas stations, and flooded homes These surges can be major killers, and are most risky when they coincide with a high tide
Sliding Mount Etna poised to trigger catastrophic Mediterranean tsunami, experts warn Europe’s largest active volcano, Mount Etna, looms large over the island of Sicily but new research indicates that it may pose a threat to the entire coastal population of the Mediterranean. In April 2016, Kopp’s team strategically positioned five underwater transponders to measure seafloor displacement along the southern edge of Mount Etna Nothing happened for 12 months but then, in May 2017, the flank moved by 4 centimeters in just eight days It could happen in 10 or 100 or 100,000 years – we can’t tell
Death toll from floods rises to 12 on Spanish island of Mallorca Two people were found dead in a flood-ravaged area of Mallorca on Thursday, emer... A resident walks through debris as heavy rain and flash floods hit Sant Llorenc de Cardassar on the island of Mallorca, Spain Video footage showed rescuers combing through brown water and foliage, and Mallorca-born tennis star Rafael Nadal sweeping away mud and water from a building in the town of Sant Llorenc Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles
UK weather forecast: Met Office warnings - Will Storm Callum hit YOUR AREA? BRITONS are urged to prepare for gale-force winds and heavy rain as Storm Callum is set to crash into the UK Friday morning. Will the storm hit your area? Dangerous Storm Callum is the third named weather system of the season as it barrels towards Britain UK weather forecast: Yellow and amber weather warnings have been issued (Image: MET OFFICE/GETTY) North West England Several heavy bursts of rain can be expected for people living in the North West of the UK
What is Ebola, has there been an outbreak in 2018 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and is there a vaccine? THE Ebola virus claimed more than 11,000 lives when it swept through Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia in an outbreak beginning in December 2013. Now the disease has reared its ugly head once again … Until the last outbreak, the largest, most widespread and most deadly ever, records show regular bursts of Ebola virus did occur August 8, 2014 The World Health Organisation declared the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, a public health emergency of international concern
Tallying the Dead: Why a Storm Death in One State Might Not Count in Another Inconsistencies in classifying deaths have made it difficult to compare the magnitude of different disasters. A spreadsheet of Hurricane Florence-related deaths provided by North Carolina’s health department listed only one of 41 deaths from that storm as indirect Eric Thayer for The New York Times Shrieking Wind and Shuddering Glass: Hurricane Michael Arrives With a Punch Trending Hurricane Michael Live Updates: Much of Florida Panhandle Is Left in Ruins Trapped by the ‘Walmart of Heroin’ This is 18 Around the World Through Girls’ Eyes Hurricane Michael Leaves Trail of Destruction as It Slams Florida’s Panhandle Opinion: A Lesson for Kavanaugh From Another Tarnished Supreme Court Justice Khashoggi’s Disappearance Puts Kushner’s Bet on Saudi Crown Prince at Risk Opinion: Of Trump, Taylor Swift and the Cat Interest Rates Are Rising for All the Right Reasons Opinion: The ‘Greatest Hoax’ Strikes Florida Trump’s Contradiction: Assailing ‘Left-Wing Mob’ as Crowd Chants ‘Lock Her Up’
Ox races, rocket launches and space cricket: Thursday's best photos The Guardian’s picture editors bring you photo highlights from around the world London, England Anti-Brexit protestors wave flags outside the Houses of Parliament Photograph: Henry Nicholls/Reuters Chandigarh, India Schoolgirls wearing pink turbans take part in celebrations to mark the International Day of the Girl Photograph: Ajay Verma/Reuters Baikonur, Kazakhstan A rocket carrying the Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft takes off from the Baikonur cosmodrome China plans to mandate use of the ethanol biofuel known as E10, containing 10% corn, across the country by 2020 Photograph: Feature China/Barcroft Images
When did Mt Etna last erupt, where is it and why is it sliding into the Med? MOUNT Etna is one of the most active and destructive volcanoes in the world – having wiped out entire villages after shooting lava and ash hundreds of feet into the air. We examine EuropeR… Scientists say the giant volcano is edging closer to the Mediterranean Sea by 14mm every year, which could result in devastating consequences Through January 2011 to February 2012 Etna experience intense activity and erupted frequently, causing Catania airport to be closed on several occasions
Striking photos and video from Hurricane Michael's path of destruction Thursday, the sun rose on demolished buildings, washed-out roads and downed trees as Hurricane Michael downgraded to a tropical storm. The sun was the only light in many areas, as power outages were widespread across Florida, Alabama and Georgia As the eye of Michael moved across eastern Georgia into Central South Carolina, emergency groups and Florida residents that stayed behind began assessing damage The hurricane hit the Florida Panhandle as a category 4 storm Andrew West/USA TODAY NETWORK Fullscreen Last SlideNext Slide
Is it safe to travel to Majorca? Official travel advice as floods hit popular Brit hotspot FLOODS in Majorca have led to devastation and travel disruption – but is it safe for Brits to travel to Majorca? The Brit holiday hotspot of Palma de Majorca is not affected We will continue to monitor the situation and work closely with local authorities A spokesman said: As further heavy rains re expected over the next 24 hours, travellers are advised to anticipate continued disruptions
Indonesia heeds residents' demands, extends search for quake victims With thousands still feared buried, officials give effort 1 more day and say rebuilding decimated city could take 2 years Officially, 680 people are missing but officials have acknowledged the number could be several thousand because hundreds of homes were sucked into the earth Miles of coastline were trashed by the tsunami that followed the quake, with houses swept off their foundations, trucks crumpled and numerous ships beached
'What a forgotten shipwreck in Ireland can teach us about Brexit' An independent Ireland which deliberately erased its First World War history after its brutal war for freedom has only in recent decades felt able to acknowledge its people’s sacrifice in British uniform A Somali police officer says a number of people were wounded after a suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle at a checkpoint outside the headquarters after being stopped by security forces AP 39/50 1 September 2018 A Utair-operated Boeing 737-800 which skidded off the runway and caught fire during landing, at Sochi international airport, in the Russian Black Sea resort
Girls are being banned from using phones because they're seen to 'lead to male contact and unwanted pregnancy', report finds Those who break rules are more likely to be punished by scolding, beatings or even early marriage Eid al-Adha is the holiest of the two Muslims holidays celebrated each year, it marks the yearly Muslim pilgrimage (Hajj) to visit Mecca, the holiest place in Islam Secondly, given some girls are resorting to using phones in secret, they sometimes feel unable to report safety issues to parents or friends, and end up putting themselves at greater risk
Saudi crown prince 'ordered operation to lure and detain journalist' Jamal Khashoggi, according to US intelligence intercepts Washington Post columnist feared retribution for critical views on regime's policies and disappeared after entering Saudi consulate in Istanbul The military parade was held to mark the nations 70th birthday, but refrained from showing off the intercontinental ballistic missiles that have seen it hit with multiple international sanctions AFP/Getty 32/50 8 September 2018 350.Org march for Climate Justice at the Quezon Memorial Circle in Quezon City, Philippines
Analysis | The Energy 202: Trump blames Democrat Bill Nelson for 'no help' on toxic algae — right before he voted to help The vote was yesterday. THE LIGHTBULB A bird flies past a boat ramp where algae collects at the shore of a canal along Lake Okeechobee in July To stay safe, Cappucci writes, residents should treat the eyewall like a tornado The news comes after Tesla chief executive Elon Musk was forced by the Securities and Exchange Commission to resign from the company's board of directors after allegedly misleading investors
Oz ‘could be hit by 196ft tsunami at any time reaching 31 miles inland’ IT is only a matter of time before a “catastrophic” tsunami slams into Australia and causes miles of inland destruction, experts have warned. Coastal cities like Sydney could be drowned… Getty - Contributor 3 Meteorites pose a near undetectable tsunami threat if they crash into seas and trigger giants waves that head for coastal cities Tsunami expert Dr Ted Bryant, formerly of the University of Wollongong, believes detection systems would likely fail to pick up an incoming comet or meteor which could send enormous waves heading towards populated coastal areas
Hurricane Michael: at least two dead as record storm heads to Georgia – live updates After devastating the Florida Panhandle, Hurricane Michael headed for Georgia and the Carolinas I can’t watch TV at all, no power at the hotel I’m in, but that doesn’t surprise me With day breaking, we’ll bring you more news from Jamiles when we hear from him After that, it’s expected to blow back out into the Atlantic Ocean It was 1:50 am Thursday by the time emergency crews were able to get to the girl, Brooks said
First pics of Brit OAP couple killed in Majorca flash floods THESE are the first pictures to emerge of the two elderly Brits killed in the Majorca flash floods. They are among the 10 known victims of Tuesday night’s “biblical” flash floods … Solarpix 55 The Spanish Prime Minister visited the disaster zone yesterday Solarpix 55 A rescuer wades through the trashed cars and debris Solarpix 55 Several towns were struck by the flash floods though none as badly as Sant Llorenc She continued: People were collecting their suitcases and getting away
Hunting ghosts with L.A. goth-rockers Death Valley Girls - Los Angeles Times The L.A. doom-psych band is beloved by Iggy Pop and revels in their hometown's macabre history — even communing with the dead in a house on Cielo Drive. Outside their Echo Park recording space last month, five members of the L.A I brought you an extra crucifix, singer Bonnie Bloomgarden says to a Times reporter as she hops in the backseat Wait for it… he says, pulling up the feed from a camera in an adjacent room
Opera review: Wagner’s Ring – Fifteen hours of glorious music Fifteen hours of glorious music with over four more hours of intervals in eight days may sound like a bit of an ordeal, but Wagner’s Ring Cycle has to be experienced to be appreciated. Stemme has it all: quite apart from the vitality and endurance demanded of her, she can turn up the volume with no deterioration in voice quality The performance of Die Walküre on October 28 will be relayed live to cinemas worldwide Tickets: or 020 7304 4000 For details of cinema performances, see
Medieval knight kills himself with his own lance during reenactment show Peter Barclay, 52, of Virginia, was performing in Kentucky when the historic display turned to disaster The Society for Creative Anachronism is an organisation dedicated to researching and recreating the arts and skills of pre-17th-century Europe Read More Top news stories from Mirror Online Mystery £16m Harrods shopper revealed Storm Callum warning for UK Royal Wedding bridesmaids revealed Parasitic worm removed from man's eye
Kennedy: Mental Health Study Could Address 'structural Disaster' By Colin A. Young State House News Service BOSTON -- U.S. Rep. Joseph Kennedy wants to put a dollar figure on the amount the United States spends as a result of limited access to mental and behavioral health services, a tally of incarceration and addiction-fighting costs he says will help make the case that the money would be better spent addressing the root issue of mental health. To mark World Mental Health Day on Wednesday, Kennedy joined a panel discussion about the barriers to mental and behavioral health and what the state and federal governments can do to end the stigma around mental health issues, work to implement innovative policies and promote research to understand more about mental health.
Hurricane Michael weather: Georgia to be hit by BLISTERING RAIN - Carolinas TORNADO threat HURRICANE MICHAEL has wreaked devastation across the southeastern US and is continuing on its destructive path as Georgia and the Carolinas face the impending storm. Two deaths have so far been attributed to the storm North Carolina and Virginia are also facing torrential rain, with up to nine inches of rain forecast to fall However, for those impacted by Michael, tornadoes from hurricanes are usually weaker, smaller and more short-lived than usual ones
Hurricane Michael damage seen in shocking before and after videos of Mexico Beach, Florida HURRICANE Michael’s monstrous assault on the Florida Panhandle was captured in frightening video footage which shows the extent of the damage in shocking before and after clips. Hurricane Michael’s ferocious storm surge caused an entire marina to be submerged with a whole dock completely vanishes Michael is expected to produce total rain accumulations of four to seven inches from eastern Georgia to the southern Mid-Atlantic states and one to three inches over the northern Mid-Atlantic states and coastal southern New England
Gauguin and Laval in Martinique exhibition Amsterdam Caribbean About a mile north of the little town of Le Carbet, on the northwest coast of Martinique in the French Antilles, is a museum dedicated to the great post-Impressionist Paul Gauguin. Martinique Landscape , which usually hangs in the National Gallery of Scotland, was painted, writes one of the exhibition’s curators, Joost van der Hoeven, in the exhibition’s catalogue, Not far from the Habitation Beauregard, since the view it depicts can be seen from Morne Lacroix, the hill in the background of Coming and Going, Martinique
At Least 2 Dead, Including Child, After Hurricane Michael Slams Florida & Weakens Over Georgia The dead include an 11-year-old girl By Thursday, the now-tropical storm was packing reduced 50 mph winds over eastern Georgia, CBS News reported RELATED VIDEO: Cruise Ship Battered by Rough Waters Due to Hurricane Michael The National Hurricane Center warned on Twitter, Strong winds, heavy rain, and tornadoes are expected across portions of Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina today Southeastern Virginia is also at risk of life-threatening flash flooding Houses that have been there forever are just shattered
Hurricane Michael heads northeast, leaving devastation in Florida Hurricane Michael, the third most powerful storm ever to strike the U.S. mainlan... Bill Manning, a 63-year-old grocery clerk, fled his camper van in Panama City for safer quarters in a hotel only to see the electricity there go out ‘ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE’ Twenty miles south of Mexico Beach, floodwaters were more than seven feet deep near Apalachicola, a town of about 2,300 residents, hurricane center chief Ken Graham said Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles
'I should have left' - Hurricane Michael terrified those who stayed Andrew Lamonica, 64, a retired power company worker and lifelong Panama City Bea... I didn’t expect all this, said Bill Manning, 63, a grocery store clerk who left his camper in Panama City to move into a hotel Its rapid intensification in the warm waters of the Gulf took many by surprise Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles
Maternal deaths rate are a national shame. It's time to do more to help new mothers. The United States has the worst maternal death rate in the developed world. We continue to fail mothers by not taking steps proven to save lives. And yet I know from speaking to women and particularly African-American women like me that this is our reality Now is the time to turn a nation’s collective outrage into collective action Stewart is president of the March of Dimes, which fights for the health of all moms and babies