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Strongest typhoon in quarter century hits Japan

The strongest typhoon to hit Japan in 25 years made landfall Tuesday, the country’s weather agency said, bringing violent winds and heavy rainfall that prompted evacuation warnings. Typhoon Jebi, packing winds of up to 216 kilometres (135 miles) per hour, ...

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Jalaluddin Haqqani, founder of Afghan militant network, dies

The founder of the Haqqani militant network has died after several years of illness, the Afghan Taliban has announced. Jalaluddin Haqqani was a significant militant figure in Afghanistan and had close ties to both the Taliban and al-Qaeda.   The ...

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Duterte in Israel for first visit by a Philippines president

In this April 19, 2018 file photo, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, right, jokes to photographers as he holds an Israeli-made Galil rifle which was presented to him by former Philippine National Police Chief Director General Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa at ...

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US calls Myanmar court ruling ‘deeply troubling’

Yangon, Sep 3 : The U.S. says the conviction of two Reuters reporters in Myanmar is “deeply troubling for all who support press freedom and the transition toward democracy.” Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were found guilty Monday of ...

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Myanmar court sentences Reuters reporters to 7 years in jail

A Myanmar court sentenced two Reuters journalists to seven years in prison Monday for illegal possession of official documents, a ruling that comes as international criticism mounts over the military’s alleged human rights abuses against Rohingya Muslims.   Wa Lone ...

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2018’s most volatile candidate (it’s Trump) isn’t on ballot

In this Aug. 31, 2018, photo, President Donald Trump holds up a list of his administrations accomplishments while speaking at a Republican fundraiser at the Carmel Country Club in in Charlotte, N.C. Washington, Sep 3 : Heading into the midterm ...

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Firefighters battle massive blaze at 200-year-old Rio museum

Flames engulf the 200-year-old National Museum of Brazil, in Rio de Janeiro, Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018. Rio De Janeiro, Sep 3 : A massive fire tore through a 200-year-old museum in Rio de Janeiro late Sunday, lighting up the night ...

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Russians rally against change in pension age

Moscow, Sep 2 : Russians are holding rallies throughout the country to protest a government plan to raise the age for receiving state pensions. Several thousand people gathered in central Moscow on Sunday for a protest organized by the Communist ...

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5 Hurt as plane skids off runway at Kathmandu Airport

Kathmandu, Sep 2 : A domestic aircraft of a private air service provider skidded off the runway of Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, injuring five passengers on board, reports NDTV. “The Aircraft bearing the call sign 9NAHW was carrying ...

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Blasts from area of military airport shake Syrian capital

A string of powerful blasts from the direction of a military airport in Damascus lit up the skies and shook the capital city in the early morning hours on Sunday, residents and state TV reported.   The explosions were seen ...

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