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Day: September 3, 2017

Melania Trump wears $1,590 dress and stilettos for second trip to Houston
America, ENGLISH

Melania Trump wears $1,590 dress and stilettos for second trip to Houston

    First lady Melania Trump is either blissfully unaware of the heat she took last week for her “storm stilettos,” or she doesn’t care what people think. On Sept. 2, on their way to a second visit to hurricane-ravaged Houston, she once again strode with her husband across the White House lawn in sky-high heels. The Trumps departed from Andrews Air Force Base outside Washington, D.C., just before 10 a.m. Saturday en route to Houston. They’re returning to Texas for a second visit since the megastorm hit and will also visit neighboring Louisiana. One week after Harvey slammed into southeast Texas as a Category 4 hurricane, rescuers were still searching by air and boat for people trapped in flooded homes. On her first visit to Houston after the hurricane, the first lady took a lo...
15 injured in lightning strikes at music festival in France
ENGLISH, Europe

15 injured in lightning strikes at music festival in France

    The lightning struck in several areas of the Vieux Canal festival in the town of Azerailles. A woman in her 60s and a 44-year-old man are reported to be in a serious condition in hospital. Those injured also included children who were in a tent during the storm. Officials said the victims were directly hit by the lightning and suffered burns. Areas in France are often put on high alert at this time of year for violent storms. The festival’s emergency teams treated those hurt in the incident before they were taken to hospitals nearby. The rest of Saturday’s performances were cancelled after the lightning strikes. French electronic act Pony Pony Run Run and pop group Black Bones were due to perform.
May was warned of risk of calling snap general election
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

May was warned of risk of calling snap general election

    Theresa May was warned by campaign guru Sir Lynton Crosby that her gamble of calling a snap general election carried a lot of risk, a leaked memo has revealed. The memo written in April, just days before May announced her surprise decision, said voters did not want the uncertainty an election would cause. The document, obtained by the Mail on Sunday, warned there was a risk the Tory vote share would end up broadly similar to that achieved by David Cameron in 2015 when he won a narrow victory, rather than the landslide sought by May. When told about the plan to call the June 8 election by Tory campaign chief Lord Gilbert, according to the newspaper Australian Lynton responded by saying: I’m not sure that’s a smart idea, mate. The leaked Election Strategic Note – April 2017 ...
North Korea detonates sixth and most powerful nuclear test
Asia, ENGLISH

North Korea detonates sixth and most powerful nuclear test

    North Korea has carried out its biggest ever nuclear test, a direct challenge to Donald Trump and an act which will sharply raise tensions in north-east Asia. South Korean media said the blast was 9.8 times the strength of Pyongyang’s test last September. Fears that Kim Jong-un's regime had carried out the country's sixth nuclear test came after an earthquake was detected in the reclusive state’s north-east. Related: North Korea boasts development of advanced H-bomb - Provided by Reuters North Korea state television said Pyongyang had tested a hydrogen bomb, and the test was a 'complete success. Japan later confirmed that it was a nuclear test and lodged an official protest through North Korea's embassy in Beijing. After analysing information from the Japan Meteorological ...
Furious Tory MPs reject Theresa May’s threats over Brexit votes
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Furious Tory MPs reject Theresa May’s threats over Brexit votes

    Theresa May faced a growing Tory revolt over her leadership as it emerged that Remain-supporting Conservative MPs are being told by party whips that they will be seen as “supporting Jeremy Corbyn” if they attempt to soften the Brexit bill. Furious Conservatives, including former ministers, said such threats and arm-twisting from the whips’ office would “backfire” spectacularly, making it more likely the prime minister would face a leadership challenge this autumn. Tory tensions over Brexit, coupled with dismay over May’s insistence last week that she wants to lead the party into a 2022 general election, reached new heights as MPs prepared to debate the European Union (withdrawal) bill when parliament returns after the summer break on Tuesday. Related: Brexit 'costing too m...