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27 dead in floods, landslides on Indonesia’s Sumatra island

Torrential rains triggered flash floods and landslides on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, killing at least 27 people, including a dozen children at a school, officials said on Saturday. A flash flood with mud and debris from landslides struck Mandailing ...

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Trump vows ‘severe punishment’ if journalist killed by Saudi

US President Donald Trump has said Saudi Arabia could be behind the disappearance of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi and warned Washington would inflict “severe punishment” if he was murdered.   The Saudi critic has not been seen since he walked ...

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Saudi-led airstrike kills 17 in contested Yemeni port city

Yemeni rebel officials say an airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition targeting Shiite rebels has killed at least 17 people in the port-city of Hodeidah.   A spokesman for the Houthi-rebel-run Health Ministry, Youssef al-Hadari, says that beyond the 17 killed ...

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Floods, landslides in Indonesia leave 22 dead, 15 missing

Torrential rains triggered flash floods and landslides on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, killing at least 22 people, mostly children at a school, and leaving 15 others missing, officials said Saturday.   A flash flood with mud and debris from ...

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11 suspected migrants killed in Greece car crash

Greek police say they have recovered the bodies of 11 people believed to be migrants who recently crossed from Turkey, after the car they were travelling in crashed in northern Greece. Police said the crash occurred just after 5 a.m. ...

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Voting opens in Malaysia by-election for PM-in-waiting Anwar

Voting opened Saturday in a by-election that is expected to see charismatic Malaysian politician Anwar Ibrahim win a parliamentary seat and return to active politics as he prepare for his eventual takeover from Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. Anwar was designated ...

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South Korea ex-president Lee appeals 15-year jail term

Former South Korean President Lee Myung-bak will appeal a court verdict that last week sentenced him to 15 years in prison for corruption, his lawyer said Friday. Lee was found guilty of bribery and embezzlement charges — becoming the latest ...

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34 die in Uganda mudslides triggered by heavy rains

At least 34 people have died in mudslides triggered by torrential rains in a mountainous area of eastern Uganda that is prone to such disasters, a Red Cross official said Friday. More victims are likely to be discovered when rescue ...

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7 dead, 9 missing in collapse of northern Mexico mall

A shopping mall under construction in the Mexican city of Monterrey collapsed Thursday, killing at least seven people and leaving another nine missing, officials said. Local council secretary Genaro Garcia told a press conference that 15 people were injured, in ...

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Florida’s Tropical Storm Michael death toll up to 7

The most powerful hurricane on record to hit Florida’s Panhandle left wide destruction and at least seven people dead and wasn’t nearly finished Thursday as it crossed Georgia, now as a tropical storm, toward the Carolinas, that are still reeling ...

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