The VICE Morning Bulletin
The US says North Korea is "begging for war," the Caribbean braces for Hurricane Irma, Democrats vow to sue Trump over DACA, and more.
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Everything you need to know about the world this morning, curated by VICE.
US Ambassador Warns North Korea is "Begging for War"
US United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley described Kim Jong Un as "begging for war" after North Korea tested a hydrogen bomb Sunday. Haley urged the UN Security Council to adopt tougher sanctions against the country in a bid to get Pyongyang to change course. "War is never something the Unites States wants—we don't want it now," Haley said. "But our country's patience is not unlimited." Russian President Vladimir Putin said any new sanctions would be "useless and ineffective" and called for talks. —CNN / BBC News
New York Democrats Promise to Sue Trump Over DACA
Democrats in New York have pledged to take legal action if President Donald Trump ends the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, a move he is expected to announce Tuesday. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman—a longtime Trump antagonist—said the state would try to uphold protections for undocumented immigrants who were brought to the US as children. —The Hill
More Than 50,000 Hurricane Evacuees Staying in Hotels
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has revealed it arranged hotel accommodation for 53,630 people displaced by Hurricane Harvey. Emergency payments for hotel rooms only last 14 days, but can be prolonged beyond that period. FEMA officials are also reportedly considering using mobile homes to house evacuees in Texas. Others affected by the historic storm are staying with family or friends; thousands remain in shelters. —AP
Utah Hospital Bans Cops from Patient Treatment Areas
The University of Utah Hospital has banned police officers from entering areas where patients are treated after a cop roughed up a nurse who refused to hand over a patient's blood sample. The hospital's chief nursing officer Margaret Pearce said she was "appalled" by the way officers behaved toward nurse Alex Wubbels. A video of a cop grabbing Wubbels and cuffing her went viral last week, drawing widespread outrage. —The Washington Post
Caribbean Braces for Category 5 Hurricane
Island nations and territories in the Caribbean have issued emergency weather warnings in anticipation of Hurricane Irma, a Category 5 storm set to tear through the region this week. The US National Hurricane Center (NHC) said the hurricane, which has a maximum sustained wind speed of 175 mph, could reach the Leeward Islands Tuesday night before moving westward. Though NHC forecasters said they couldn't accurately predict the impact Irma might have on the continental US, Florida Governor Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency. —BBC News
Cambodian Opposition Politician Accused of Treason
Cambodian authorities have charged the head of the country's opposition party with "colluding with foreigners." The treason indictment is based on a video showing Kem Sokha, leader of Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), saying he enjoyed US backing. The European Union, US State Department, and UN High Commissioner all expressed concern over Sokha's arrest.—Reuters
One Million Children in Gaza Face 'Dire' Conditions, NGO Finds
Around a million children in the Palestinian territory of Gaza live in "dire conditions," according to Save the Children. The NGO said 90 percent of the water supply in Gaza is "too contaminated for human consumption," with electricity only running for two to four hours a day.—Al Jazeera
Indonesia Blocks Protest Against Myanmar's Treatment of Rohingya
Police in Indonesia banned a protest planned outside a Buddhist temple in Java by Islamist groups angry at the treatment of the Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar. Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi has urged Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi to help prevent violence against the Rohingya, and UN special rapporteur Yanghee Lee said Suu Kyi "needs to step in" to protect the minority group.—Reuters / VICE News
Sean Spicer Now Available for Speaking Gigs
Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has taken on a new role as a paid public speaker, having struck a deal with the Worldwide Speakers Group. The company said Spicer will offer "candor, wit, and insight." His first gig will be speaking before an investment bank on September 11. —Politico
Lady Gaga Calls Off Montreal Show, Citing Health
Lady Gaga had to cancel last night's performance in Montreal because of a respiratory infection and laryngitis. The singer tweeted an apology to fans and said "when I sang in the rain at Citi Field I got sick." —Billboard
Lil Wayne 'Doing Fine' After Seizure Scare
According to his daughter Reginae Carter, Lil Wayne has been "doing fine" since he was taken to a Chicago hospital Sunday following an epileptic seizure. Carter told fans on Twitter: "Thanks for the concerns... you guys are amazing."—BET
'Daily News' Reportedly Sold for $1
The New York Daily News tabloid has been sold for $1 to Tronc, the company that owns the Chicago Tribune and Los Angeles Times. "We think this is a great deal for the paper and for us," said Tronc CEO Justin Dearborn. —Chicago Tribune
Apple Brings Annual Music Festival to an End
Apple has decided to scrap its annual festival in London after a decade-long run in the UK capital. The Apple Music Festival, formerly the iTunes Festival, featured artists such as Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, and Arctic Monkeys.—Noisey
Frank Ocean Shares New Version of 'Nikes'
Frank Ocean has released video of a special live recording of "Nikes" on his Tumblr page. The simple, stark version of the Blonde album track is performed in the studio alongside band member Buddy Ross.—i-D