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World News Briefing: Spain asks EU for help – Pakistan tests ballistic missile & Hurricane Dorian on its way to US

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In today’s briefing update, Spain has urged the EU to help with the migrant situation. The plea came after they rescued 208 migrants from the Mediterranean Sea in just 24 hours. 

 Pakistan has tested a ballistic missile amid times of tension with India. 

Residents of Florida told to be prepared as ‘extremely dangerous’ Hurricane Dorian is heading to the state.

All in today’s WORLD news briefing – A daily roundup of all the news headlines that you need to know, summarised as part of WTX News Briefing.

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SPAIN URGES EU TO HELP WITH MIGRANTS, AS MORE ARE RESCUED AT SEA

Arab News says On Thursday, Spain rescued 208 migrants from the Mediterranean Sea in just 24 hours. A senior Spain urges EU to help with migrants, as more are rescued at seaSpanish official pleaded for the EU to set aside their differences on the migration issue. Spain’s Deputy Prime Minister said EU countries with no maritime border must share the burden of migrants crossing the Mediterranean Sea. Migrants travelling to the continent are coming from North Africa. Adding, the EU needs to agree on “a formula for safe arrivals at ports and co-responsibility of (EU) countries.”

Read the full story on Arab News

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PAKISTAN TESTS BALLISTIC MISSILE AMID TENSIONS WITH INDIA

CNN says Pakistan has announced that they have successfully tested a surface-to-surface missile. It has the capacity Pakistan tests ballistic missile during a time of tension with Indiato carry various types of warheads over distances up to 180 miles. A video of the missile test was posted on the Pakistan Armed Forces official Twitter account. In response, an Indian foreign ministry spokesperson said: “We are aware of the test. As per the established CBM, we were informed about the test by Pakistan.” The latest show of force comes at a time of ongoing tension between Pakistan and India over Kashmir. 

Read the full story on CNN

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FLORIDA TOLD TO BE PREPARED AS HURRICANE DORIAN HEADS TO THE US MAINLAND

Aljazeera News says Florida’s governor has extended a state of emergency to the entire state before Hurricane Dorian Florida told to be prepared as Hurricane Dorian makes its way to Floridaarrives. It is expected to strengthen into a highly dangerous Category 4 before it hits the Atlantic coast. Some commercial flights have been cancelled and authorities are prepared to give sand to residents for sandbags. Dorian is predicted to reach 130 mph in 72 hours. Dorian is likely to hit Florida’s east coast on Monday and over central Florida by Tuesday. President Trump has cancelled his visit to Poland due to the storm. On Twitter, he warned: “Hurricane Dorian looks like it will be hitting Florida late Sunday night.” Adding, “Be prepared and please follow State and Federal instructions, it will be a very big Hurricane, perhaps one of the biggest!”

Read the full story on Aljazeera

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