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The VICE Morning Bulletin

The VICE Morning Bulletin

Hurricane Irma leaves 4 million Florida homes without power, UN commissioner calls violence in Myanmar "ethnic cleansing," North Korea says US will pay "due price" for more sanctions, and more.
A scene from For Lauderdale on Sunday. Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Everything you need to know about the world this morning, curated by VICE.

US News

Hurricane Irma Leaves Millions Without Power
More than 4 million homes in Florida lost power after Irma hit the state Sunday. Downtown Miami was badly flooded, and storm winds brought down at least three cranes in the city. Although Irma was downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm on Monday, it continued to wreak havoc as it moved north over the Tampa Bay area. The National Hurricane Center has warned of dangerous high tides from storm surges along parts of Florida's coast.—AP/The Guardian

Landlords Demanding Rent from Tenants Hit by Hurricane Harvey
As residents in Texas recover from Hurricane Harvey, a legal advice group is reportedly taking more than 100 calls a day from flood-hit tenants in disputes with their landlords. According to Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid, some landlords are asking tenants to pay the rent even if they can't access their flooded homes. Some property owners are reportedly asking tenants to do their own repairs. Under Texas law, renters can end leases in writing only if the property is totally unusable.—NBC News


Eight People Dead After Shooting Inside Texas Home
Seven people were fatally shot Sunday night inside a home in Plano, Texas, by a gunman who was killed by a police officer after gunfire was heard at about 8 PM. Two other people at the house were hospitalized from gunshot wounds.—USA Today

Rival Protests in Oregon Turn Violent
Police arrested several people Sunday in Portland and Vancouver in Oregon when anti-white nationalist protestors clashed with members of the right-wing group Patriot Prayer. Portland Stands United Against Hate had a permit for a rally in a downtown plaza, and skirmishes took place nearby. Police said some projectiles were hurled at officers.—CBS News/Oregon Live

International News

UN Commissioner Calls Violence in Myanmar 'Ethnic Cleansing'
The UN's high commissioner for human rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein has described Myanmar's military crackdown on Rohingya Muslims as a "textbook example of ethnic cleansing." The Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army, a group of Rohingya militants, has urged the government to agree to a one-month ceasefire. A government spokesman said there was no plan to "negotiate with terrorists."—BBC News/CNN

Al Shabaab Attack in Somalia Results in Firefight
At least 17 people were killed after Islamist militants from al Shabaab attacked a military post at Balad Hawo, Somalia. Ten soldiers and seven militants were killed in the fighting, which began after a suicide bomber blew up a car, according to the military. "We chased al Shabaab out of the town," an official said.—Reuters


Kurdish President Threatens to Mark Out New Borders
Massoud Barzani, president of the autonomous region of Kurdistan, said its leaders would mark out new national borders if Iraqi Kurds vote for independence on September 25 and the Iraqi government refuses to acknowledge the result, as the Iraqi prime minister has warned. Barzani said he would be willing negotiate with Iraq over borders but warned that "if they don't accept, that will be another matter."—BBC News

US Will Pay 'Due Price' for More Sanctions, Says North Korea
North Korea said it would make the US pay a "due price" if the military regime in Pyongyang is hit by fresh sanctions from the UN Security Council. The US will try to get the world's leading powers to vote on a resolution Monday afternoon following North Korea's recent nuclear test. The US has removed a freeze on oil supply and the blacklisting of Kim Jong-un from the resolution, reportedly to appease Russia and China, either of which could veto the resolution.—Reuters

Everything Else

PewDiePie Condemned for Using Racial Slur
YouTube star Felix Kjellberg, better known as PewDiePie, used the N-word during a livestreaming video game session. Game developer Sean Vanaman called Kjellberg "a propagator of despicable garbage" and said he would request that all of the gamer's videos that feature Vanaman's company's games be removed from YouTube.—TechCrunch

'IT' Smashes September Box Office Record
IT opened with a mammoth $117.2 million at the North American box office, exceeding expectations and setting a sales record for September. "We blew past everyone's most optimistic and aggressive projections," said Warner Bros. executive Jeff Goldstein.—AP

LCD Soundsystem Get Their First Ever Number-One Album
The band's first LP in seven years, american dream, notched up 85,000 in equivalent sales to top the Billboard 200 chart.—Billboard

Karl Rove Doesn't Like the National's New Record
The notorious George W. Bush political strategist has critiqued the National's Sleep Well Beast, describing some of it as "Euro Tech Pop." Rove denied ever saying a quote attributed to him by reporter Ron Suskind featured in "Walk It Back."—Noisey

Lil Yachty and Rae Sremmurd Moonlight as Models
Lil Yachty and Rae Sremmurd walked the runway at Philipp Plein's New York Fashion Week show this weekend. The show at the Hammerstein Ballroom, featuring the fashion designer's spring and summer collection, also brought out Dita Von Teese.—i-D

Windows 10 Linux Shell Can Make Malware Undetectable, Claim Researchers
Security researchers have claimed a Microsoft Windows 10 feature running Linux applications can be used to hide malware. Check Point Software Technologies said they found what they call a "Bashware" technique that could fool antivirus programs.—Motherboard