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New sanctions on North Korea

Major U.S. allies in Asia welcomed on Tuesday the U.N. Security Council’s unanimous vote to step up sanctions on North Korea, with its profitable textile exports now banned and fuel supplies to the reclusive North capped after it its sixth nuclear test.

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Hurricane Irma heading to Tampa

Hurricane Irma’s leading edges whipped palm trees and kicked up the surf as it spun toward Florida with 125 mph winds Saturday on a projected new track that could subject Tampa – not Miami – to the storm’s worst fury.
Tampa has not taken a direct hit from a major hurricane in nearly a century.

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‘Irma’ kills 14 in Caribbean

The eye of Hurricane Irma grazed the Turks and Caicos Islands on Thursday, rattling buildings after it smashed a string of Caribbean islands as one of the most powerful Atlantic storms in a century, killing 14 people on its way to Florida.

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8.1 quake hits Mexico

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8.1  quake  hits Mexico

An earthquake of magnitude 8.1 struck off the southern coast of Mexico late on Thursday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said, killing at least six people and triggering small tsunami waves but no major destruction.

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Yingluck last seen heading towards Cambodia

A convoy believed to be carrying Thailand’s fugitive former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra was last spotted heading through a military checkpoint close to the border with Cambodia, the government said yestersday.

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NoKor leader inspects new H-bomb

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspected a new, “super explosive’’ hydrogen bomb meant to be loaded into an intercontinental ballistic missile, Pyongyang’s state media said Sunday, a claim to technological mastery that many outside experts will question but that raises the possibility of an imminent nuclear bomb test.

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