Hurricane Michael Live Updates: Desperate Scenes at Storm-Damaged Hospital

  1. Hurricane Michael Live Updates: Desperate Scenes at Storm-Damaged Hospital  New York Times
  2. Officials worry Hurricane Michael death toll could rise as crews struggle to access hard-hit areas  NBCNews.com
  3. Storm Michael: Monster storm mauls US south-east  BBC News
  4. Global warming, Hurricane Michael and what you can do  USA TODAY
  5. Recovery Work Begins After Hurricane Michael Carves Through Florida Panhandle  NPR
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Hurricane Michael Live Updates: Desperate Scenes at Storm-Damaged Hospital

  1. Hurricane Michael Live Updates: Desperate Scenes at Storm-Damaged Hospital  New York Times
  2. Images, video show Michael’s destruction: ‘All the houses are submerged’  ABC News
  3. Storm Michael: Monster storm mauls US south-east  BBC News
  4. Recovery Work Begins After Hurricane Michael Carves Through Florida Panhandle  NPR
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Witness: Scenes From the Indonesian Tsunami

  1. Witness: Scenes From the Indonesian Tsunami  New York Times
  2. ‘There are still hundreds of victims buried’: Aid groups struggle to deliver supplies after Indonesia tsunami  PBS NewsHour
  3. Indonesia’s Tsunami Warning System Hasn’t Been Operational Since 2012  Popular Mechanics
  4. ‘We Just Ran’: Scale of Tsunami Horror Emerges in Indonesia  Wall Street Journal
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It was the President, working behind the scenes, who led to his nominee firing back in loud partisan tones

On a Washington day like no other, President Donald Trump found himself in an unusual spot: publicly absent from a melodrama gripping the nation. Closeted in his third-floor White House residence, he avoided opportunities to comment on the proceedings occurring two miles away on Capitol Hill.


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Scenes of joy as India finally decriminalises gay sex

Scenes of joy as India finally decriminalises gay sexIn a landmark decision for LGBTQ rights and the community in India, the country’s highest court has decriminalised gay sex. Five Supreme Court judges struck down the colonial-era Section 377 on Thursday, a ban on gay sex that was rarely applied to consenting adults, but used to stigmatise the LGBTQ community. SEE ALSO: Same-sex couple paints their house rainbow to troll their homophobic neighbors “We have to bid adieu to prejudices and to empower all citizens,” Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra said while reading the judgment, according to NDTV. The decision ends a long battle to decriminalise gay sex in India, which began when the British enacted the law in 1861.  Indian members of the LGBTQ community celebrate outside the Supreme Court.Image: SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty ImagesUnder Section 377, the penalty was a 10-year jail term, although it has “hardly ever been used in cases of consenting adults.” Opponents said the law “served as a weapon for police abuse,” and called for it to be scrapped. In 2009, the Delhi High Court ruled the law should be removed, but this was overturned four years later when the Supreme Court deemed the matter was up for parliament to decide.  Since then, the law faced numerous challenges, but gathered speed when five high-profile petitioners put their names against the law, saying Section 377 left them victims of jail, abuse, extortion and torture. Across Indian cities there was an outpouring of joy when the Supreme Court finally made its decision. The United Nations in India said in a statement online that it hopes the ruling “will be the first step towards guaranteeing the full range of fundamental rights to LGBTI persons.”  “We also hope that the judgment will boost efforts to eliminate stigma and discrimination against LGBTI persons in all areas of social, economic, cultural and political activity, thereby ensuring a truly inclusive society,” the statement reads.  “The focus must now be on ensuring access to justice, including remedy; effective investigations of acts of violence and discrimination; and effective access to economic, social and cultural rights.” #LGBTQ Community in #Bengaluru celebrates the decriminalisation of #Section377 by Supreme Court on Thursday. (#DH_Video by @grace_hauck) pic.twitter.com/SmIYVbEcwC — Deccan Herald (@DeccanHerald) September 6, 2018 WATCH: The cutest robot butler is here to serve you food and beverages


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New water simulation captures small details even in large scenes

When designers select a method for simulating water and waves, they have to choose either fast computation or realistic effects; state-of-the-art methods are only able to optimize one or the other. Now, a new method bridges this gap. Their simulation method can reproduce complex interactions with the environment and tiny details over huge areas–all in real time.
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