…CDEMA gears up for complex Dominica mission

(Barbados Nation) The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency has mobilised its resources for what is expected to be a difficult and complex operation in Dominica following Monday night’s direct hit by Hurricane Maria.

T&T mobilising for Dominica aid

(Trinidad Express) With telecommunications destroyed on the hurricane-ravaged island of Dominica, one of the only means of getting word out to the world is from amateur Ham radio operators.

Hurricane Maria threatens weary Caribbean with more destruction

(Reuters) – A second powerful storm in as many weeks was bearing down on a string of battered Caribbean islands, with forecasters saying that Maria had strengthened into a hurricane yesterday and would intensify before hitting the Leeward Islands tonight.

Rohingya villagers in Myanmar beg for safe passage

SITTWE, Myanmar,  (Reuters) – Thousands of Rohingya Muslims in violence-racked northwest Myanmar are pleading with authorities for safe passage from two remote villages that are cut off by hostile Buddhists and running short of food.

Trump, Nikki Haley to share U.S. spotlight at U.N. gathering

UNITED NATIONS,  (Reuters) – When President Donald Trump takes the world stage at the United Nations for the first time this week, he will share the spotlight with his envoy Nikki Haley, who has emerged as the surprising public face of U.S.

Hamas says ready to hand Gaza to a Palestinian unity government

CAIRO/RAMALLAH,  (Reuters) – Hamas has agreed to dissolve the administration that runs Gaza, it said yesterday, a major step towards handing control of the enclave to a Palestinian unity government after a decade of bitter rivalry with President Mahmoud Abbas.

Tillerson says U.S. could stay in Paris climate accord

Rex Tillerson   WASHINGTON,  (Reuters) – The United States could remain in the Paris climate accord under the right conditions, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Sunday, signaling a shift in tone from the Trump administration, which angered allies with its decision to pull out of the agreement.

Tunisians march against contested corruption amnesty

TUNIS (Reuters) – Hundreds of Tunisians protested on Saturday in the streets of the capital against a widely contested new law that grants officials from the former regime involved in corruption amnesty from prosecution.

Hurricane Jose staying off US East Coast as Storm Maria forms

(Reuters) – Hurricane Jose is expected to pass east of the North Carolina coast on Monday and remain off the US East Coast from Virginia to New England, while Tropical Storm Maria formed and is forecast to become a hurricane early next week, the US National Hurricane Center said on Saturday.

British police arrest London bomb suspect at Dover border point

LONDON (Reuters) – Police arrested an 18-year-old man in the departure lounge of the port of Dover on Saturday in what they said was a “very significant” step in the hunt for whoever planted a bomb on a London commuter train that injured 30 people a day earlier.

U.S. judge sides against Trump in fight over ‘sanctuary cities’

CHICAGO,  (Reuters) – A federal judge yesterday barred the U.S. Justice Department from denying public-safety grants to so-called sanctuary cities in retaliation for limiting cooperation with the Trump administration’s crackdown on illegal immigration.

KPMG’s South Africa bosses purged over Gupta scandal

JOHANNESBURG,  (Reuters) – Global auditor KPMG cleared out its South African leadership en masse yesterday after damning findings from an internal investigation into work done for businessmen friends of President Jacob Zuma.