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Briefing: UN gathers in New York to discuss North Korea, Hurricane Maria threatens Caribbean Briefing: UN gathers in New York to discuss North Korea, Hurricane Maria threatens Caribbean
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  WikiTribune's tracking: North Korean discussions at the UN, Hurricane Maria to hit Caribbean, protests in St. Louis over the shooting of a black man.
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<li>The escalating war of words between North Korea and the United States is expected to dominate proceedings at the <a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/us-un-assembly/as-north-korea-threat-looms-trump-to-address-world-leaders-at-u-n-idUSKCN1BS0WB">annual gathering</a> of world leaders at the United Nations in New York. For the first time U.S. President Donald J. Trump will address the body while diplomats work to figure out a solution to the accelerating nuclear program of Kim Jong-un, whom Trump recently referred to as <a href="https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/909384837018112000">"rocket man"</a> in a tweet.  <li>The escalating war of words between North Korea and the United States is expected to dominate proceedings at the <a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/us-un-assembly/as-north-korea-threat-looms-trump-to-address-world-leaders-at-u-n-idUSKCN1BS0WB">annual gathering</a> of world leaders at the United Nations in New York. For the first time U.S. President Donald J. Trump will address the body while diplomats work to figure out a solution to the accelerating nuclear program of Kim Jong-un, whom Trump recently referred to as <a href="https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/909384837018112000">"rocket man"</a> in a tweet.
[caption id="attachment_4659" align="aligncenter" width="620"]<img class="size-medium wp-image-4659" src="https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/wikitribune-uploads-master/2017/09/Screen-Shot-2017-09-18-at-10.09.45-AM-620x359.png" alt="" width="620" height="359" /> US President Donald Trump calls Kim Jong Un "rocket man" in a tweet.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4659" align="aligncenter" width="620"]<img class="size-medium wp-image-4659" src="https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/wikitribune-uploads-master/2017/09/Screen-Shot-2017-09-18-at-10.09.45-AM-620x359.png" alt="" width="620" height="359" /> US President Donald Trump calls Kim Jong Un "rocket man" in a tweet.[/caption]
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<li>Caribbean islands devastated by Hurricane Irma last month are braced for further damage by a new threat. Tropical storm Maria was upgraded to a <a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-41302157">category one hurricane</a> force on Sunday by the US National Hurricane Center. It is expected to strengthen. The hurricane appears to be tracking along the same path as Irma. Warnings have been issued for Guadeloupe, Dominica, St Kitts and Nevis, and Montserrat. Some of these faced the brunt of Irma, a category five storm, which killed at least 37 people and caused widespread damage. The <a href="http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/T/TROPICAL_WEATHER?SITE=AP&amp;SECTION=HOME&amp;TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&amp;CTIME=2017-09-17-20-26-39">U.S. National Hurricane Center said</a> Maria was expected to gain power and could be near major hurricane strength while crossing through the Leeward Islands late Monday on a path aiming toward Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and Haiti.  <li>Caribbean islands devastated by Hurricane Irma last month are braced for further damage by a new threat. Tropical storm Maria was upgraded to a <a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-41302157">category one hurricane</a> force on Sunday by the US National Hurricane Center. It is expected to strengthen. The hurricane appears to be tracking along the same path as Irma. Warnings have been issued for Guadeloupe, Dominica, St Kitts and Nevis, and Montserrat. Some of these faced the brunt of Irma, a category five storm, which killed at least 37 people and caused widespread damage. The <a href="http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/T/TROPICAL_WEATHER?SITE=AP&amp;SECTION=HOME&amp;TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&amp;CTIME=2017-09-17-20-26-39">U.S. National Hurricane Center said</a> Maria was expected to gain power and could be near major hurricane strength while crossing through the Leeward Islands late Monday on a path aiming toward Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and Haiti.
[caption id="attachment_4660" align="aligncenter" width="620"]<img class="size-medium wp-image-4660" src="https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/wikitribune-uploads-master/2017/09/Hurrican-Maria-620x349.jpg" alt="" width="620" height="349" /> The likely path of Hurricane Maria in the Caribbean islands. Image from U.S.  Environmental Protection Agency.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4660" align="aligncenter" width="620"]<img class="size-medium wp-image-4660" src="https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/wikitribune-uploads-master/2017/09/Hurrican-Maria-620x349.jpg" alt="" width="620" height="349" /> The likely path of Hurricane Maria in the Caribbean islands. Image from U.S.  Environmental Protection Agency.[/caption]
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<li>Protesters in St. Louis entered a <a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/us-missouri-crime/st-louis-protesters-march-for-third-time-after-police-acquittal-idUSKCN1BQ161">third day of protests</a> over the acquittal of a former white police officer who fatally shot a black man in 2011. Events had been peaceful over the first two nights but violence broke out on Friday and Saturday evenings with shopfront windows broken. The protests began after a jury found Jason Stockley <a href="http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_POLICE_SHOOTING_ST_LOUIS_MOOL-?SITE=AP&amp;SECTION=HOME&amp;TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&amp;CTIME=2017-09-17-20-55-44">not guilty</a> of first-degree murder in the killing of Anthony Lamar Smith in 2011.</li>  <li>Protesters in St. Louis entered a <a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/us-missouri-crime/st-louis-protesters-march-for-third-time-after-police-acquittal-idUSKCN1BQ161">third day of protests</a> over the acquittal of a former white police officer who fatally shot a black man in 2011. Events had been peaceful over the first two nights but violence broke out on Friday and Saturday evenings with shopfront windows broken. The protests began after a jury found Jason Stockley <a href="http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_POLICE_SHOOTING_ST_LOUIS_MOOL-?SITE=AP&amp;SECTION=HOME&amp;TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&amp;CTIME=2017-09-17-20-55-44">not guilty</a> of first-degree murder in the killing of Anthony Lamar Smith in 2011.</li>
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<h2>What we're reading and watching</h2> <h2>What we're reading and watching</h2>
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<li><em>The Washington Post </em><a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/classic-apps/road-rage-a-bullet-to-the-head--and-the-frantic-effort-to-save-a-4-year-old/2017/09/15/978f4cbc-877d-11e7-a50f-e0d4e6ec070a_story.html?utm_term=.1f83f3ec665b">chronicles</a> the harrowing ordeal of Carter Hill, a four year-old who was shot in the head in an "extraordinary act of road rage." Hill is one of almost two dozen children who became victims of gun violence in the U.S. on August 6, 2017.</li>  <li><em>The Washington Post </em><a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/classic-apps/road-rage-a-bullet-to-the-head--and-the-frantic-effort-to-save-a-4-year-old/2017/09/15/978f4cbc-877d-11e7-a50f-e0d4e6ec070a_story.html?utm_term=.1f83f3ec665b">chronicles</a> the harrowing ordeal of Carter Hill, a four year-old who was shot in the head in an "extraordinary act of road rage." Hill is one of almost two dozen children who became victims of gun violence in the U.S. on August 6, 2017.</li>
<li><em>The Guardian</em> has gone behind the lines of America's free speech debate with a group known as the <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/music/2017/sep/17/juggalo-march-washington-gang-fbi-pro-trump-rally">"Juggalos".</a> This is the name given to fans of the band Insane Clown Posse who were in Washington to demonstrate against the FBI labelling them a “gang”, a designation they say has led to discrimination from police and in the workplace. Accounts from the full face-painted music enthusiasts make for colorful reading.</li>  <li><em>The Guardian</em> has gone behind the lines of America's free speech debate with a group known as the <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/music/2017/sep/17/juggalo-march-washington-gang-fbi-pro-trump-rally">"Juggalos".</a> This is the name given to fans of the band Insane Clown Posse who were in Washington to demonstrate against the FBI labelling them a “gang”, a designation they say has led to discrimination from police and in the workplace. Accounts from the full face-painted music enthusiasts make for colorful reading.</li>
<li>Still on North Korea, CNN's Will Ripley has put together a <a href="http://edition.cnn.com/interactive/2017/09/asia/north-korea-secret-state/">fascinating insight</a> into life around the country. The correspondent and his team spent two weeks speaking to people from all walks of life, beyond Pyongyang and into the North Korean hinterland.</li>  <li>Still on North Korea, CNN's Will Ripley has put together a <a href="http://edition.cnn.com/interactive/2017/09/asia/north-korea-secret-state/">fascinating insight</a> into life around the country. The correspondent and his team spent two weeks speaking to people from all walks of life, beyond Pyongyang and into the North Korean hinterland.</li>
<li>New Zealand's stuff.co.nz has <a href="https://interactives.stuff.co.nz/2017/09/killer-chemicals/index.html">graphic accounts</a> from addicts of synthetic cannabis who say that the proliferation of the drug is now a major public health issue. Twenty people are said to have died as a result of the drug but there fails to be a community outcry or appropriate government response.</li>  <li>New Zealand's stuff.co.nz has <a href="https://interactives.stuff.co.nz/2017/09/killer-chemicals/index.html">graphic accounts</a> from addicts of synthetic cannabis who say that the proliferation of the drug is now a major public health issue. Twenty people are said to have died as a result of the drug but there fails to be a community outcry or appropriate government response.</li>
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