Here is CurrentHow’s daily briefing for the 6th of October, 2016 :-
1. Authorities in the US state of Florida urge millions to evacuate :-
Hurricane Matthew, which is raging through the island country of Bahamas right now, will soon hit the United States. The storm has already killed 113 people in three Caribbean countries, with Haiti suffering the worst brunt of the storm. Hurricane Matthew has strengthened into a Category 4 hurricane with winds of 140 mph and gusts up to 165 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center. Matthew continues to head toward Florida’s east coast and is expected to hit the coast late Thursday or early Friday. As of 11 a.m. ET, it was located about 180 miles southeast of West Palm Beach and was moving northwest at 14 mph. Authorities urged more than 2 million people to leave their homes in coastal Florida, Georgia and South Carolina as the storm neared — the largest mandatory evacuations in the United States since Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast in 2012.
2. Atleast 5 hurt in a bomb attack near Istanbul police station:-
A bomb placed on a motorcycle exploded near Istanbul’s chief police station, wounding atleast five people on Thursday. One of the injured people is in serious condition. Several parked cars were damaged in the blast which also smashed windows of nearby buildings. The authorities are still on the lookout for the suspect, who drove away from the crime scene on a motorcycle. Police authorities say that the blast was carried out by the Kurdistan Workers’ Party. The Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK, which has been waging a three-decade long insurgency, has been targeting police and military in its campaign for Kurdish autonomy in southeast Turkey.
3. The United Nations Security Council noinates Antonio Guterres, as the UN’s next Secretary General:-
Former Portuguese Prime Minister and UN’s Human Rights Commissioner, António Guterres, will be the next UN secretary general, after the security council agreed he should replace Ban Ki-moon at the beginning of next year. In a rare show of unity, all 15 ambassadors from the security council emerged from the sixth in a series of straw polls to announce that they had agreed on Guterres, who was UN high commissioner for refugees for a decade, and that they would confirm the choice in a formal vote on Thursday. The imminent appontment comes at a time when the world is gripped with the refugee crisis.
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