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Gusts in excess of 110km/h were recorded, but no major incidents have yet been reported. Thousands of homes were left without power, and the storm lead to school and business closures and one fatality. Services between Bray-Greystones and Howth-Howth Junction have resumed after earlier disruption. The storm is wreaking havoc on travel arrangements, with certain flights being canceled on Friday morning at Cardiff and Exeter airports.
  • Tropical Storm Kirk expected to weaken by weekend

    Tropical Storm Kirk expected to weaken by weekend

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    Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 50 mph (85km/h), with tropical storm force winds extending outward up to 115 miles (185 km) from the centre. Weakening is expected on Friday and this weekend after the storm enters the Caribbean. Tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area by Thursday afternoon or evening.
  • New storm Leslie appears; Kirk races across Atlantic

    New storm Leslie appears; Kirk races across Atlantic

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    As of the National Hurricane Center's 11 p.m. ET Sunday update, Leslie was slowly moving southwest at 5 miles per hour with maximum sustained winds of 40 miles per hour. Forecasters say Kirk is about 545 miles (875 kilometers) southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands. Maximum sustained winds are near 40 miles per hour (65 kph) with higher gusts.
  • Japan landed two rovers on an asteroid's surface after four years

    Japan landed two rovers on an asteroid's surface after four years

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    Japan's Hayabusa2 probe, which has been circling the 3,000-foot-wide (900 meters) asteroid Ryugu since late June, deployed two little "rovers" called MINERVA-II1A and MINERVA-II1B around midnight (0400 GMT) this morning (Sept. Amazingly, one more picture taken amid one of the wanderer's bounces on the space rock surface made the Project MINERVA-II1 group exceptionally cheerful.
  • Two from county assist in Florence relief

    Two from county assist in Florence relief

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    Area residents can also assist in the effort as The Red Cross depends on financial donations to be able to provide disaster relief immediately. For mail in donations, fill out this form and send it to American Red Cross PO Box 37839, Boone, Iowa 50037-0839.
  • A Giant Spider-Web Covers An Entire Shoreline In Aitoliko, Greece

    A Giant Spider-Web Covers An Entire Shoreline In Aitoliko, Greece

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    But this particular spider-web is one of the largest ever witnessed and, as the local scientists admitted, the increased number of mosquitoes led to the appearance of more Tetragnatha spiders. They are often known as stretch spiders , as they have elongated bodies - and in another worrying development for those who fear spiders - Tetragnatha extensa are small enough and light enough to be able to run across water faster than they can move on land.
  • After Florence flooding, I-95 reopens Friday

    After Florence flooding, I-95 reopens Friday

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    Florence is blamed for at least 41 deaths in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. Some areas are expected to be at risk from even higher water levels through the end of the weekend. Close to 200,000 residents are still without power , and about 7,800 are living in shelters. Michele Nix, from Kinston, serves as the vice chairman of the North Carolina Republican Party.
  • Published the first photo of TESS telescope

    Published the first photo of TESS telescope

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    The "first light" imagery, captured in just half an hour, includes broad-swath views of the Large and Small Magellanic Cloud, among what NASA described as a wealth of stars and other celestial objects including clusters that are known to harbor exoplanets .
  • Florence: North Carolina's rivers still rising after record rain

    Florence: North Carolina's rivers still rising after record rain

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    Sutton Power Station in Wilmington , N.C., allows contaminated gray water to flow toward Sutton Lake, near the Cape Fear River, Sept. 16, 2018. Levees are straining against the sheer amount of water. Further rescues are ongoing. The agency is monitoring 48 sites in North Carolina and 36 in SC. People who see price-gouging are advised to contact the state attorney general's office .
  • Japanese Billionaire Books First Moonshot Aboard SpaceX's 'Big Falcon Rocket'

    Japanese Billionaire Books First Moonshot Aboard SpaceX's 'Big Falcon Rocket'

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    HAWTHORNE, California - Elon Musk and his rocket company , SpaceX, have revealed who will fly their spaceship around the moon for the first time: a Japanese entrepreneur and billionaire named Yusaku Maezawa . I could not pass up this opportunity to see the moon up close and at the same time I did not want to have such a fantastic experience by myself. Maezawa launched his online fashion retail website Zozotown in 2004.
  • Tropical Storm Isaac’s Winds Nearing Leeward Islands

    Tropical Storm Isaac’s Winds Nearing Leeward Islands

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    Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 160 miles from the center. Surf swells from Isaac could be life-threatening and coastal flooding is a risk in the Lesser Antilles. It is classified as a strong category 2 hurricane with wind speeds of 150 kilometers per hour. On the forecast track, Isaac is forecast to move across the central Lesser Antilles and into the eastern Caribbean Sea later today, and then move across the eastern and central Caribbean Sea through the weekend.
  • Death toll continues to rise in southeastern NC due to Hurricane Florence

    Death toll continues to rise in southeastern NC due to Hurricane Florence

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    We're as ready as anybody has ever been". By Friday evening, Florence was downgraded to a tropical storm, its winds weakening to 70 miles per hour as it pushed inland. "You rock! We couldn't have done it without you!" the city tweeted on Saturday. More than a million people fled the Carolinas and Virginia as Category 1 Hurricane Florence neared.
  • Hurricane Florence: Life-threatening storm lands in North Carolina

    Hurricane Florence: Life-threatening storm lands in North Carolina

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    The child's injured father was taken to a hospital. "You may need to move up to the second story, or to your attic, but WE ARE COMING TO GET YOU". On the mainland in New Bern, authorities said more than 100 people had to be saved from floods and that the downtown area was underwater.
  • NHC downgrades Florence to still unsafe Category 3 hurricane

    NHC downgrades Florence to still unsafe Category 3 hurricane

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    On the forecast track, the center of Florence will move over the southwestern Atlantic Ocean between Bermuda and the Bahamas today, and approach the coast of North Carolina or SC in the hurricane warning area on Thursday and Friday and move slowly near the coastline through Saturday.
  • Hurricane Florence moving towards coast of North, South Carolina: NHC

    Hurricane Florence moving towards coast of North, South Carolina: NHC

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    The impact of Florence will be widespread, with destructive winds, life-threatening storm surge, risky surf, torrential rainfall, flooding and the potential for tornadoes. Florence could threaten the largest rainfall event in USA history, Hurricane Harvey , the 2017 whirlwind that settled over Texas and dropped more than 60 inches of rain, turning roadways into rivers, destroying homes and buildings and killing almost 90 people.
  • Watch a livestream of Hurricane Florence bearing down on North Carolina

    Watch a livestream of Hurricane Florence bearing down on North Carolina

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    Although Florence has been downgraded from a category four to a category two storm, North Carolina governor Roy Cooper warned: "Don't relax, don't get complacent". Cooper said 126 shelters are open across the state, with more than 12,000 people already staying at them, as of Thursday evening. The National Hurricane Center says Florence is now lashing the North Carolina coast with hurricane -force winds and a life-threatening storm surge .