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U.S. Navy: Venezuela military, 'save your people'

U.S. Navy: Venezuela military, 'save your people'

World
Feb. 21 (UPI) -- The head of the U.S. Southern Command warned Venezuela's military that it will be held accountable for any harm it causes civilians during the ongoing humanitarian crisis its country is experiencing. Out front of SOUTHCOM headquarters in Doral, Fla., U.S. Navy Adm. Craig Faller, commander of U.S. military operations in South America and the Caribbean, spoke to journalists before hosting Colombian Army Maj. Gen. Luis Navarro Jiménez, Commanding General of the Colombian Military Forces. The decorated Navy admiral said that they are prepared for confrontation with the Venezuelan military, WPLG reported. "The president has been quite clear and our job as military professionals is to be ready," he said. "The world is united and we are working closely with our friends, t...
Sound of 2019: slowthai 'telling the story of the people for the people'

Sound of 2019: slowthai 'telling the story of the people for the people'

Entertainment
Media playback is unsupported on your device He's either a grime MC making punk music or a punk making rap music. Either way, slowthai - number four in the BBC's Sound of 2019 - is unlike any artist to emerge from the past 12 months.The 24-year-old "class clown dunce" and his nihilistic, often funny tales of petty criminality have taken the music industry by storm with effusive praise for his energetic live shows. Born Tyron Frampton, slowthai was brought up on a Northampton council estate nicknamed "The Bush".Raised by a single mum, his name comes from his childhood habit of talking slowly (Slow-Ty). But his vocals are anything but as he spits lyrics with the furious pace of a young man who has much to say, whether it's about race... Brown su...
Hurricane Florence could kill 'a lot of people'

Hurricane Florence could kill 'a lot of people'

World
Media playback is unsupported on your device Hurricane Florence, which is nearing the US East Coast, could kill "a lot of people", officials warn.The Federal Emergency Management Agency (Fema) says storm surges could bring catastrophic flooding to inland areas.Nearly 1.7m people along the coastlines of North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia have been ordered to evacuate.Strong winds and heavy rains have already begun lashing North Carolina's coastline, leading to some early flooding.Some 11,000 power outages had already been reported in the state. Reuters news agency reports.Latest updatesFlorence was 155 miles (250km) east of Myrtle Beach in South Carolina at 17:00 EDT (21:00 GMT), and is projected to make landfall on Friday at 08:00 loc...