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At least 14 people were killed and thousands evacuated Saturday in Mexico due to mbt shoes torrential rains brought by Hurricane Ingrid and Tropical Storm Manuel. The fatalities, mainly caused by rain-triggered traffic accidents and landslides, were reported in the states of Hidalgo, Puebla and Guerrero, according to civil protection authorities. Local media reported that the northern part of Hidalgo is the most affected area by Ingrid, which is the second hurricane of this Atlantic hurricane season. In Veracruz state, a total of 5,397 people have left their homes, and 3,597 of them are in government shelters, said local officials. Ingrid became a Category 1 hurricane Saturday off the coast of the Gulf of Mexico, causing torrential rains in much of the country, said the National Meteorological Service (NMS), adding that it could make landfall on Monday in the western states of Veracruz and Tamaulipas. Meanwhile, the National Water Commission reported that Manuel is strengthening and could become a hurricane before making landfall on early Sunday morning. The interaction between Ingrid and Manuel is likely to cause heavy rains in the most part of Mexico on Sunday, added the commission. Forecasters at the U.S. National Hurricane Center, based in Miami, said the rains are likely to cause mbt shoes uk life-threatening flash floods and landslides. Two weeks ago, Tropical Storm Fernand claimed 13 lives as it passed through Veracruz. The Colombian navy announced Saturday that it seized 1.4 tons of cocaine from a ship at the Caribbean port of San Andres Island. The cache was packed in cardboard boxes and hidden in salt inside a container, said the navy, adding that the drugs, whose street value was estimated at about 35 million U.S. dollars, were apparently bound for the United States. The navy said that "timely information received by our network of allies" led to the search and seizure. A person was arrested during the operation and would face justice, it added. U.S. President Barack Obama on Saturday welcomed a U.S.-Russian a framework agreement for eliminating Syrian chemical weapons, but warned that the country remains to act if diplomacy fails. In a statement released by the White House, Obama welcomed the progress made between Washington and Moscow through talks in Geneva, Switzerland, saying that the deal represents "an important, concrete step toward the goal of moving Syria's chemical weapons under international control so that they may ultimately be destroyed." Amid moments of silence and a reading of victims' names, Americans paused in solemn ceremonies Wednesday to cherish the memory of the nearly 3, 000 innocent people who died when hijacked jetliners crashed into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a Pennsylvania field 12 years ago. More than a thousand people gathered at the mbt shoes store National September 11 Memorial plaza in lower Manhattan, New York City, for the annual reading of victims' names from both 1993 and 2001 terror attacks on the World Trade Center, against the background of playing bagpipes and tolling bells. The solemn ceremony was held around two reflecting pools in the footprints of the twin towers on the former World Trade Center complex. Participants first observed a moment of silence at 8:46 a. m. EDT (1246 GMT), the time when American Airlines Flight 11 crashed into the North Tower and there was a second pause at 9:03 a.m. when United Airlines Flight 175 struck the South Tower. Obama stressed that the United States will continue working with Russia, the United Kingdom, France and the United Nations and others to ensure the process is "verifiable" and "there are consequences." However, Obama also warned, "If diplomacy fails, the United States remains prepared to act." After three days of intense negotiations, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov mbt footwear reached agreement Saturday on a framework to secure and destroy Syria's chemical weapons by mid-2014 and impose UN penalties if the Bashar al-Assad government fails to comply. According to the framework, Syria must submit a "comprehensive listing" of its chemical weapons stockpiles within one week, and weapons inspectors must be on the ground in Syria by November. The Obama administration has argued for weeks that the United States should launch military strikes against Syria for its alleged use of chemical weapons. But opposition from scores of lawmakers and the majority of the public complicated the issue for the president. In a dramatic turn on Tuesday evening, Obama embraced a Russian proposal to put Syrian chemical weapons under http://www.youngpeoplesgeographies.co.uk/shop.asp international control and announced the meeting between Kerry and Lavrov.









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