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September 20, 2018 2:50 am gmt |
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Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has been released from prison, two months after he began a 10-year jail sentence for corruption. The release came hours after a court suspended the sentences of Sharif and his daughter Maryam, who were jailed shortly before July’s general elec...
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September 19, 2018 3:02 am gmt |
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A further one million children are at risk of famine in Yemen, Save the Children has warned. Rising food prices and the falling value of the Yemeni currency as a result of the conflict are putting more families at risk of food insecurity. But another threat comes from fighting around the key port cit...
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September 17, 2018 3:04 am gmt |
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A powerful storm which killed dozens of people in the Philippines is now making its way across southern China. Typhoon Mangkhut is one of the most powerful storms to hit the region in decades. Two people have been killed in the Chinese province of Guangdong, according to state media – more than...
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September 16, 2018 3:12 am gmt |
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The Philippines is counting the human and economic cost of Typhoon Mangkhut, which ripped through its main island with deadly consequences yesterday (Saturday). Officials say at least 14 people died but blocked roads and downed communications lines mean the true impact on rural areas is not yet clear...
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September 15, 2018 2:54 am gmt |
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Five people have been killed as Florence mauls the US East Coast, knocking out power for hundreds of thousands of homes and downing trees. The weather event has been downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm but forecasters still warn of life-threatening storm surges. Winds of up to 70mph (110k...
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September 14, 2018 4:09 am gmt |
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A man was killed as a series of explosions and fires rocked nearly 40 homes and businesses in three Massachusetts towns yesterday (Thursday), according to the Essex County District Attorney’s office. Leonel Rondon, 18, was inside a car in Lawrence, Massachusetts, when a chimney fell on the vehi...
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September 13, 2018 3:02 am gmt |
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US East Coast residents are running out of time to flee before Hurricane Florence hits the region as soon as today (Thursday) evening, officials warn. The storm was downgraded to category three with maximum sustained winds of 120mph (195km/h), but officials say it is still “extremely dangerous&...
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September 12, 2018 3:27 am gmt |
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Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has pulled out of next month’s presidential election, allowing his running mate to stand in his place. Workers’ Party leader Gleisi Hoffman announced the decision outside the police headquarters where the 72-year-old is serving a 12-yea...
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September 11, 2018 3:34 am gmt |
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North Korea’s Kim Jong-un has written to US President Donald Trump asking for a follow-up to their historic summit, the White House says. The US says it is already looking at scheduling a new meeting. White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said the “very warm” letter showed Pyongyang...
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September 10, 2018 3:13 am gmt |
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Seven people have been injured, four seriously, in an attack by a man armed with a knife and an iron bar in the French capital, Paris, police say. The man, said to be an Afghan national, was arrested. Sources said there was no indication it was a terrorist attack. Several reports say two of those [&h...
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September 9, 2018 3:04 am gmt |
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Swedish voters are set to vote in a general election dominated by the rise of an anti-immigration party. The nationalist Sweden Democrats (SD), which polls suggest have 20% support, are tipped for second place, eight years after they entered parliament. Neither the governing Social Democrats nor the ...
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September 8, 2018 2:46 am gmt |
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The former Trump adviser whose remarks in a London pub sparked the US inquiry into possible collusion with Russia has been sentenced to 14 days in jail. George Papadopoulos, 31, told the court in Washington DC he was a “patriotic American” who made a mistake by lying. He pleaded guilty la...
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September 6, 2018 2:43 am gmt |
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An unnamed senior Trump official has said members of the administration are working to frustrate parts of the president’s agenda to protect the country from his “worst inclinations”. In a New York Times editorial, the author said President Trump’s “amorality” and &...
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September 3, 2018 2:52 am gmt |
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A huge fire has broken out at the National Museum of Brazil in Rio de Janeiro, the oldest scientific institution in the country. Firefighters are tackling the blaze at the building, which contains more than 20 million items in its collection. It is not yet clear if anyone has been injured in Sunday&#...
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September 2, 2018 2:53 am gmt |
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The US military says it is cancelling $300m (£230m) in aid to Pakistan over what it calls Islamabad’s failure to take action against militant groups. President Donald Trump has previously accused Pakistan of deceiving the US while receiving billions of dollars. Pentagon spokesman Lt Col Koné Fa...
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September 1, 2018 2:45 am gmt |
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The United States is ending all funding for the UN’s Palestinian refugee agency, the US State Department says. It described the organisation, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (Unrwa), as “irredeemably flawed”. The US administration has “carefully reviewed” the ...
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August 31, 2018 2:49 am gmt |
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President Donald Trump has threatened to withdraw the US from the World Trade Organization (WTO) if the body fails to change the way it treats America. “If they don’t shape up, I would withdraw from the WTO,” Mr Trump said in an interview with Bloomberg News. The WTO was established...
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August 30, 2018 2:47 am gmt |
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Argentina’s government has unexpectedly asked for the early release of a $50bn (£37.2bn) loan from the IMF amid a growing economic crisis. President Mauricio Macri said the move was designed to restore confidence in the Argentine economy. The Argentine peso has lost more than 40% of its value a...
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August 27, 2018 2:41 am gmt |
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Pope Francis has refused to respond to claims by a former Vatican diplomat, who has called for him to resign. Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano also accused him of covering up allegations of sexual abuse by a US cardinal. The Pope was asked about the accusations by reporters on his flight back to Rome af...