• Britain 'will not accept Brexit deal' separating it from Northern Ireland
Britain 'will not accept Brexit deal' separating it from Northern Ireland

Speaking at the British-Irish Council summit on the Isle of Man, Mr Varadkar said he was hopeful a Brexit deal could be done by the end of the year but it would not amount to a "clean break" as talks would have to continue. This so-called "backstop to the backstop" would see Northern Ireland become wedded to the EU single market and customs union...

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  • NASA Hubble telescope captures smiling face in space
NASA Hubble telescope captures smiling face in space

These data will enable new scientific discoveries for years to come. It explored an area of 150,000 stars in the Cygnus constellation. TESS builds on Kepler's foundation with fresh batches of data in its search of planets orbiting some 200,000 of the brightest and nearest stars to the Earth, worlds that can later be explored for signs of life b...

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  • Delhiites struggle with worst air quality of the season
Delhiites struggle with worst air quality of the season

The Supreme Court-appointed body, Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority (EPCA) on 25 October warned that air pollution in Delhi is likely to peak from 1 November as poisonous fumes from the stubble-burning areas of Haryana and Punjab could surge in due to change in the wind direction.

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  • Mysterious 'perfectly rectangular' iceberg breaks off Antarctica
Mysterious 'perfectly rectangular' iceberg breaks off Antarctica

NASA's Operation IceBridge , which monitors polar ice using plane surveys, has been going on for a decade. A typical large iceberg that breaks off an ice shelf , called a "tabular" iceberg , will have a flat top and steep sides like the one spotted by IceBridge.

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  • Storm Callum: More chaos as heavy rain and 50mph winds batter Britain
Storm Callum: More chaos as heavy rain and 50mph winds batter Britain

Arriva Trains Wales and Great Western Railway have cancelled trains across Wales. Motorists were also warned over tricky driving conditions brought by Callum , with several roads and highways in Cumbria impassable owing to floodwater. Today, Sunderland has taken a drenching with very little let-up in the torrential weather - and it's set to ...

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  • Kansas native Nick Hague returns to Earth after rocket booster failure
Kansas native Nick Hague returns to Earth after rocket booster failure

The rocket, carrying an American astronaut and Russian cosmonaut, began to plummet to earth about two minutes into the six-hour mission due to what launch controllers initially called a " vehicle malfunction ". The Russian space agency Roscosmos tweeted that it's creating a formal commission to investigate the rocket failure. NASA and Roscosm...

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  • Rocket Launch Failure Forces Astronaut And Cosmonaut To Make 'Ballistic Landing'
Rocket Launch Failure Forces Astronaut And Cosmonaut To Make 'Ballistic Landing'

As rescue crews arrived, Hague and Ovchinin were reported in " good condition " and found out of the capsule . A Soyuz capsule carrying a US astronaut and Russian cosmonaut completed an emergency landing in Russia about 40min. The space agency recently announced the nine astronauts that will crew the test flights and first missions of the S...

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  • Search teams comb debris for deadly hurricane victims
Search teams comb debris for deadly hurricane victims

As it came ashore, Michael was just shy of a Category 5 - defined as a storm packing top sustained wind speeds of 157 miles per hour or above. The destruction in this and other communities dotting the white-sand beaches is being called catastrophic - and it will need billions of dollars to rebuild.

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  • Former Hurricane Michael heads northeast after trashing Florida
Former Hurricane Michael heads northeast after trashing Florida

The initial flight was smooth, but things got steadily more turbulent as the aircraft got closer and closer to the eye of the storm . Eight ships from Tampa, Miami and Galveston in Texas had to be re-routed from the path of Michael , but all three ports are operating normally again and each of Royal Caribbean, Carnival and Norwegian Cruise Line...

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  • Hurricane Michael picks up steam overnight
Hurricane Michael picks up steam overnight

This video , taken by Aaron Rigsby of Live Storms Media, was shot today as Hurricane Michael hit the coast. Hurricane Michael has picked up steam as it sped across the Gulf of Mexico towards the Florida Panhandle . Kay Ivey issued a statewide state of emergency . Tornadoes could spawn in the Southeast Wednesday into Thursday, forecasters ...

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  • First Alert Weather: Michael forecast to become a major hurricane, impact Suncoast
First Alert Weather: Michael forecast to become a major hurricane, impact Suncoast

Traffic has built up along a coastal highway on Panama City Beach, as residents begin to board up and move out. We will likely see winds in the 10 to 20 miles per hour range with some possible gusts to 30 miles per hour. In a Monday afternoon update, forecasters said winds have increased to almost 80 miles per hour (129 kph) as the storm moves nort...

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  • Hurricane Michael gains strength on course for north Florida
Hurricane Michael gains strength on course for north Florida

The speed of the storm - Michael was moving north 12 mph (19 kph) - gave people a dwindling number of hours to prepare or flee before being caught in damaging wind and rain. In addition to several low-lying areas in the Panhandle, states of emergency have been declared for 92 counties across Georgia, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constituti...

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  • Astronauts From the ISS Endure Hard Landing While Returning to Earth
Astronauts From the ISS Endure Hard Landing While Returning to Earth

The Soyuz MS-08 carrying Russia's Oleg Artemyev and NASA 's Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold touched down at 5.44 p.m. NASA's statement comes after Roscosmos general director Dmitry Rogozin said the investigation has ruled out a manufacturing defect.

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  • Physics Nobel honors discoveries that advanced eye surgery, virus manipulation
Physics Nobel honors discoveries that advanced eye surgery, virus manipulation

This year's prize is being split between Strickland; Arthur Ashkin , a 96-year-old American scientist (now the oldest Nobel laureate in history), who had a long, prestigious career at Bell Labs and other venues; and Frenchman Gérard Mourou , who has a string of awards and lofty academic titles under his name.

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  • Hurricane Rosa weakens, Southern California to see rain and high surf
Hurricane Rosa weakens, Southern California to see rain and high surf

The hurricane center said there were no coastal watches or warnings in effect, but swells generated by Rosa were expected to cause unsafe surf and rip current conditions along portions of southwestern Mexico, the peninsula and southern California.

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  • Storms fester in the Atlantic - including remnants of Hurricane Florence
Storms fester in the Atlantic - including remnants of Hurricane Florence

UPDATE: Tropical Storm Kirk continues on its rapid westward trek across the tropical Atlantic, speeding due west at 23 miles per hour, according to the latest National Hurricane Center advisory. At present the named storm is churning through the sea at 5mph with maximum sustained winds of 40mph winds. Once it moves into the Caribbean, it will e...

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  • Local Red Cross volunteer gives update from North Carolina
Local Red Cross volunteer gives update from North Carolina

They are giving people shelter, food, blankets, clothing and comfort. The impacts of Hurricane Florence will be felt for months to come. Kroger is partnering with the American Red Cross to provide aid to those affected by Florence, starting Monday, September 17th.

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  • Elon Musk Introduces SpaceX’s First Passenger Who Will Fly To The Moon
Elon Musk Introduces SpaceX’s First Passenger Who Will Fly To The Moon

The last time astronauts orbited-not landed-on the moon was during the Apollo 13 mission in 1970. "By the way, if you should hear from me please say yes and accept my invitation", he said. It became the first private company to launch a spacecraft into orbit and safely return it to Earth in 2010, and the first commercial enterprise to fly to th...

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  • Hurricane Florence in pictures: ‘1,000 year event’ storm LASHES US east coast
Hurricane Florence in pictures: ‘1,000 year event’ storm LASHES US east coast

The storm continued to crawl westward, dumping more than 30 inches of rain in spots since Friday, and fears of historic flooding grew. "A lot of people have evacuated already", Harper said. The evacuation zone included part of the city of Fayetteville, population 200,000. Rain-soaked furniture workers helped him quickly empty more than 1,000 ...

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  • Hurricane Florence: More days of flooding ahead for Carolinas and surrounding states
Hurricane Florence: More days of flooding ahead for Carolinas and surrounding states

With Wilmington cut off from the rest of North Carolina by still-rising floodwaters from Florence, officials plan to airlift food and water to the city of almost 120,000 people as rescuers elsewhere pull inland residents from homes threatened by swollen rivers.

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  • Tropical Storm Warnings for Dominica, Martinique, Guadeloupe
Tropical Storm Warnings for Dominica, Martinique, Guadeloupe

Forecasters on Friday warned of flash flooding and wind gusts of 25 to 40 miles per hour. Meanwhile, Isaac is a tropical storm that will eventually die out as it moves closer to the Yucatán Peninsula, according to Bridges. Current estimates have Isaac passing nearly 150 miles south of St. Croix early Friday morning. Tropical Storm Isaac wil...

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  • Hurricane Florence makes landfall in North Carolina
Hurricane Florence makes landfall in North Carolina

Some of the worst flooding was in New Bern, North Carolina, a town of about 30,000 people at the confluence of the Trent and Neuse rivers. In Wilmington, near where the eye of the hurricane touched down, trees and power lines were down and many windows had been broken.

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  • Hurricane Florence takes aim at Southeast
Hurricane Florence takes aim at Southeast

In contrast to the hurricane center's official track, a highly regarded European model had the storm turning southward off the North Carolina coast and coming ashore near the Georgia-South Carolina line. Mr Graham said the Pamlico and Neuse rivers in North Carolina will see their flows "reversed" as storm surges push water back inland. Panovich...

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  • Hurricane Florence kills mother and infant
Hurricane Florence kills mother and infant

According to poweroutage.us, more than 500,000 customers in North Carolina and 50,000 in SC were without power on Friday morning, though the Weather Channel estimates up to 3 million customers could lose power in the Carolinas due to Florence.

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  • Hurricane Florence: What we know and what to expect
Hurricane Florence: What we know and what to expect

Fountain said most storms are an inconvenience, "but Hurricane Florence will be a life-changing event for many people here in the Carolinas". The 266 inmates assigned to Palmer were moved to Turbeville a more secure prison. President Donald Trump touted the government's readiness and urged people to get out of the way of Florence. More ...

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  • Hurricane Florence kills at least three people
Hurricane Florence kills at least three people

Top winds were holding at 90 miles per hour - that's just a Category 1 hurricane - but some communities were already submerged in more than six feet of water as the storm drenched the coast. Six sheriff's officers came to his house to rescue him Friday morning, but he didn't need to leave since the water was dropping by then. There's still a ...

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  • Hurricane Florence deluges the Carolinas
Hurricane Florence deluges the Carolinas

Most of that excrement sits in open-air pits, known as "lagoons", which blanket the landscape of North Carolina just inland from the coast. Hurricane-force winds began whipping North Carolina as federal emergency management officials warned that the hurricane remained a "very risky storm" capable of wreaking havoc along a wide swathe of the coast...

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  • SpaceX To Announce Name Of World's First Space Tourist
SpaceX To Announce Name Of World's First Space Tourist

In a tweet Thursday night, SpaceX announced its plans to name the first private person to take a journey around the moon - and why. But the tweet fell short of providing any actual details except that it would reveal more information on Monday about the passenger and the objective of the flight.

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  • Space Station's view of Hurricane Florence looks eerily apocalyptic
Space Station's view of Hurricane Florence looks eerily apocalyptic

The hurricane is expected to reach the coastlines of North Carolina and SC on Friday morning, with experts estimating that it will continue to grow in strength. An image taken by NASA astronaut Ricky Arnold of Hurricane Florence in the Atlantic Ocean, approaching the Carolinas on September 12, 2018. This picture shows Hurricane Florence on Monday.

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  • Here's what the DC region can expect from Hurricane Florence
Here's what the DC region can expect from Hurricane Florence

A NOAA buoy located about 100 miles northeast of Florence's eye recently reported a sustained wind of 53 mph (85 km/h) and a gust to 74 mph (119 km/h). "It's a statewide threat for the states involved". Some areas are expected to see between 20 and 30 inches of rain through early next week in the area shaded in purple in the second image above.

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  • Isaac continues to advance, some watches and warnings issued
Isaac continues to advance, some watches and warnings issued

The National Hurricane Center's projected track for Hurricane Florence , as of 11 a.m. on September 11, 2018. "Everyone in North Carolina needs to keep a close eye on Florence and take steps now to get ready for impacts later this week", Cooper said .

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  • Florence strengthens 'rapidly,' now powerful Category 4 hurricane
Florence strengthens 'rapidly,' now powerful Category 4 hurricane

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper declared a state of emergency in North Carolina, as did his counterparts in neighbouring sc and Virginia . It was moving to the west-northwest at 9 miles per hour with maximum sustained winds of 105 miles per hour.

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  • Hurricane Helene Continues To Gain Strength In Eastern Atlantic
Hurricane Helene Continues To Gain Strength In Eastern Atlantic

Trump was being briefed by the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency in the Oval Office on Tuesday. "Storm Surge and Hurricane watches could be issued for portions of these areas by Tuesday (Sept. 13). Even if you've ridden out storms before, this one is different. Drawing energy from the warm water, it could have top sustained winds ...

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  • Florence Strengthens, Takes Aim At The Carolinas
Florence Strengthens, Takes Aim At The Carolinas

It's expected to become at least a Category 3 hurricane before it hits the mainland US around SC and North Carolina, likely on Friday morning, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said Monday. As of 11 a.m., Florence was centered about 580 miles south-southeast of Bermuda, moving west at 13 mph. Isaac is one of three hurricanes in the Atl...

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  • Tropical storm Gordon makes landfall overnight
Tropical storm Gordon makes landfall overnight

With maximum sustained winds of 85 mph, the storm is about 1,305 miles east of the northern Leeward Islands and moving west-northwest at 12 mph. Hurricane warnings are now in effect until further notice for coastal MS and Alabama and tropical storm warnings remain in effect for the rest of our viewing area.

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  • Kavanaugh Hearing Day 2: SCOTUS Nominee Defends Dissents On Abortion, Gun Control
Kavanaugh Hearing Day 2: SCOTUS Nominee Defends Dissents On Abortion, Gun Control

Still, he began his long day in the witness chair by declaring that "no one is above the law". In his first day of answering questions from the Senate Judiciary Committee at his confirmation hearings, Kavanaugh said that independence without prejudging cases is the "first quality of a good judge".

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  • How will Tropical Storm Gordon impact North Texas? | Fort Worth Star-Telegram
How will Tropical Storm Gordon impact North Texas? | Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Conditions will begin to deteriorate later this afternoon with the majority of the impacts this evening with landfall. As of 8 a.m., the National Hurricane Center said Gordon's intensity reached 65 miles per hour, heading in a northwesterly direction towards the MS and Alabama coasts at a fast 17 miles per hour.

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  • Tropical Storm Gordon threatens Gulf Coast, hurricane warning in place
Tropical Storm Gordon threatens Gulf Coast, hurricane warning in place

The National Hurricane Center has issued a hurricane watch through Tuesday night, particularly in coastal areas of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. This storm could also produce 3-5 feet of storm surge. "The deepest water will occur along the immediate coast near and to the east of the landfall location, where the surge will be accompanied b...

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  • NHC: Tropical Storm Gordon likely to form Monday
NHC: Tropical Storm Gordon likely to form Monday

The hurricane warning for Gordon was issued for the area of the central Gulf coast, from the Florida-Alabama border to the mouth of the Pearl River, which separates MS and Louisiana, according to the National Hurricane Center . Conditions appear to be conducive for development, and this system is expected to become a tropical depression by Monda...

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  • Public Knowledge Welcomes California Open Internet Bill to Restore Net Neutrality Protections
Public Knowledge Welcomes California Open Internet Bill to Restore Net Neutrality Protections

Though Governor Brown has not yet signed the legislation, many in the state government approve of the bill, including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Almost three dozen states have introduced bills to replace the defunct regulations, and three states have already approved them. The digital age requires more aggressive regulation, ...

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