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Fresh FIR filed against Nirav Modi for possessing multiple Indian passports        Nigeria: 31 people killed in twin suicide blasts        1 dead, 20 injured in New Jersey arts festival shooting        Mexico shock World Cup holders Germany        World Cup: Serbia edge out Costa Rica in Group E opener        Messi penalty saved as Iceland hold Argentina        Pakistan SC bars Musharraf from contesting election        FIFA World Cup 2018: Russia stun Saudi Arabia in opener, substitutes shine in 5-0 win        India vs Afghanistan, one-off Test: Afghanistan fight back as India reach 347-6 on Day 1        Four killed, 10 missing after landslide in Kerala        Railways drop coach factory project in Palakkad        Vajpayee better, hopeful of full recovery in next few days: AIIMS director        Congress wins Jayanagar assembly seat in Karnataka        N Korea no longer a nuclear threat: Trump        Former president Maldives and chief justice sentenced for obstruction of justice        Hafiz Saeed-backed MML can’t contest Pakistan elections        Afghanistan not nervous about Test clash with India, says skipper Asghar Stanikzai        Amelia Kerr slams 232* to break 21-year-old record in Women's ODIs        Alappuzha and Thiruvananthapuram offer models of decentralized waste management systems        Bhaiyyu Maharaj, Spiritual Guru To Top Politicians, Commits Suicide        
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International News
Florida feels Hurrican Irma's fury as deadly storm batters US state with high winds, heavy rain
 
(Miami, Sep 10, 2017):Hurricane Irma bore down on southern Florida on Sunday with 130 mile-per-hour (210 kph) winds, flooding Miami streets and knocking out power to more than 1.6 million homes and businesses.

Even before it came ashore, Florida was feeling Irma's fury with at least one man killed, a woman forced to deliver her own baby and trees and apartment towers swaying in high winds.

The storm was one of the most powerful ever seen in the Atlantic and has already killed two dozen people in the Caribbean and pummeled Cuba with 36-foot (11 meter) waves on Sunday. Its core was located about 50 miles (105 km) south of Naples by midday.

Some 6.5 million people, about a third of the state's population, had been ordered to evacuate southern Florida.

Officials warned that Irma's heavy storm surge - seawater driven on land by high winds - could bring floods of up to 15 feet (4.6 m) along the state's western Gulf Coast. It submerged the highway that connects the isolated Florida Keys archipelago with the mainland and small whitecapped waves could be seen in flooded streets between Miami office towers.

"There is a serious threat of significant storm surge flooding along the entire west coast of Florida," Governor Rick Scott told a press conference. "This is a life-threatening situation."

Irma is expected to cause billions of dollars in damage to the third-most-populous U.S. state, a major tourism hub with an economy comprising about 5 percent of U.S. gross domestic product.

At least 1.6 million Florida homes and businesses had lost power, according to Florida Power & Light and other utilities.

The National Hurricane Center forecast that its center eye will move near or over the state's west coast later on Sunday.

The count of people killed by the storm in the Caribbean rose to 24 on Sunday with two new deaths reported on the Dutch portion of Saint Martin. Irma has already claimed at least one life in Florida, after a man's body was pulled from his pickup truck, which had crashed into a tree in high winds.


Nigeria: 31 people killed in twin suicide blasts
1 dead, 20 injured in New Jersey arts festival shooting
Pakistan SC bars Musharraf from contesting election
N Korea no longer a nuclear threat: Trump
Former president Maldives and chief justice sentenced for obstruction of justice
Hafiz Saeed-backed MML can’t contest Pakistan elections
Trump to hold bilateral meetings with Singapore PM ahead of US-North Korea summit
12 dead, 31 wounded in blast outside govt ministry in Kabul
India refuses to endorse China’s Belt and Road Initiative
Trump's top economic adviser accuses Trudeau of 'backstabbing'
First Bond girl Eunice Gayson dies at 90
Mystery illness strikes more US diplomats in China
18 killed in Baghdad explosion
More than three-fourths of green card waiting list comprise of Indians: USCIS
Death toll rises to 99 in Guatemala's volcanic eruption
Didn't Canada burn down White House? Trump to Trudeau
World Bank projects Indonesian economy to grow 5.2%
Syria's Assad to meet Kim in North Korea: KCNA
Tunisia migrant death toll rises to at least 35: defence ministry
Socialist Pedro Sanchez sworn in as Spanish PM
ENTERTAINMENT NEWS
I am a big flop actor: Karan Johar
 (Mumbai, May 5, 2018): Filmmaker Karan Johar is in mood to take up full-fledged acting jobs.  
Bittersweet moment for us: Akshaye on Vinod Khanna's Dadasaheb Phalke honour
Happy Sonam is getting married, Anand a great guy: Harshvardhan Kapoor
Auctioning 'Rustom' costume for good cause: Akshay Kumar
KERALA NEWS
Kerala among 13 states on thunderstorm alert
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Malappuram press club attack: RSS workers nabbed
Workers injured in mudslide at construction site
NATIONAL NEWS
Vajpayee better, hopeful of full recovery in next few days: AIIMS director
 (NEW DELHI, June 13, 2018):Former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee has shown significant i
Congress wins Jayanagar assembly seat in Karnataka
Alappuzha and Thiruvananthapuram offer models of decentralized waste management systems
Bhaiyyu Maharaj, Spiritual Guru To Top Politicians, Commits Suicide
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