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'We will need help of all kinds,' Dominica PM pleads after Cat. 5 Maria tears through

'We will need help of all kinds,' Dominica PM pleads after Cat. 5 Maria tears through

World
Hurricane Maria slammed into Dominica on Monday night, lashing the Caribbean island as a Category 5 storm with 160-mph winds and a storm surge of up to 11 feet. Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit made a series of dire Facebook posts as the storm hit the island, calling the winds "merciless" and saying his residence sustained damages. "We do not know what is happening outside. We not dare look out. All we are hearing is ... the sound of the fury of the wind. As we pray for its end!" Skerrit wrote. "My roof is gone. I am at the complete mercy of the hurricane. House is flooding," the prime minister updated later in the night, before announcing, "I have been rescued." "[W]e have lost all what money can buy and replace," Skerrit wrote early Tuesday. "My greatest fear for the mornin...
Evacuations ordered after ‘significant arrest’ made in London terror attack

Evacuations ordered after ‘significant arrest’ made in London terror attack

World
Police evacuated a house in a London suburb and part of the Port of Dover after arresting an 18-year-old man Saturday morning in Dover, England, in connection with Friday's terror attack on a London Underground train, police said. Kent Police arrested the man in the departure area of the Port of Dover, about 75 miles from London, at approximately 7:50 a.m. local time under section 41 of the U.K.'s Terrorism Act, according to London's Metropolitan Police Service. The section provides authorities the power to arrest a person suspected of terrorism-related offenses without a warrant. "We have made a significant arrest in our investigation this morning," Metropolitan Police Deputy Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu said in a statement. "He was arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the c...
Mars research subjects to emerge after 8 months of isolation

Mars research subjects to emerge after 8 months of isolation

Technology
After eight months of living in isolation on a remote Hawaii volcano, six NASA-backed research subjects will emerge from their Mars-like habitat on Sunday and return to civilization. Their first order of business after subsisting on mostly freeze-dried and canned food: Feast on fresh-picked pineapple, papaya, mango, locally grown vegetables and a fluffy, homemade egg strata cooked by their project's lead scientist. The crew of four men and two women were quarantined on a vast plain below the summit of the world's largest active volcano in January. All of their communications with the outside world were subjected to a 20-minute delay — the time it takes for signals to get from Mars to Earth. They are part of a study designed to better understand the psychological effects that a long-term m
Cologne and Arsenal charged by Uefa after crowd control problems

Cologne and Arsenal charged by Uefa after crowd control problems

Sports
Cologne and Arsenal have both been charged by Uefa following incidents during Thursday's Europa League match.The German club face four charges, including crowd disturbances and setting off fireworks, and the Gunners face a charge over blocked stairways.The game was delayed by more than an hour as thousands of away fans arrived at Emirates Stadium without tickets.About 20,000 Cologne fans turned up in London despite the German club being given a ticket allocation of 2,900.This case will be dealt with by the Uefa Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 21 September.More to follow.Let's block ads! (Why?) BBC Sport - Sport
Uefa charges Celtic after fan runs on to pitch 'and aims kick at Mbappe'

Uefa charges Celtic after fan runs on to pitch 'and aims kick at Mbappe'

Sports
Celtic have been charged by Uefa after a fan ran on to the pitch and appeared to aim a kick at Paris St-Germain striker Kylian Mbappe.The incident happened late in the first half of Tuesday's Champions League match at Celtic Park, shortly after the visitors' third goal in a 5-0 win.PSG also face a charge after seats were damaged in the away section. The cases will be dealt with by Uefa's control, ethics and disciplinary body on 19 October.Police Scotland reported seven arrests at the match, including a 21-year-old man charged with alleged pitch incursion and assault.He was taken into custody, along with three other men who were accused of assault, breach of the peace and violating the offensive behaviour at football act 2012.Match report: Celtic 0-5 PSGWe played like under-12s, says Rodger...