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May 28, 2015 5:34 am gmt |
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The south American medias has reported that people are suffering due to the flood and heavy storm moved eastward, bringing rain and more danger to Louisiana and Mississippi. At least four deaths have been blamed on the storm in the Houston area. The storm led to major flooding and tornadoes sweeping ...
In Asia
May 28, 2015 5:30 am gmt |
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Japan is facing a similar shortage as it faced last year, that dairy products were produced as one-pack-per-customer rationing introduced at supermarkets and Tokyo importing foreign dairy for the first time in years. The Japanese government is now preparing emergency imports after the Japan Dairy Ass...
In World
May 27, 2015 11:57 am gmt |
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Four gunmen have been killed after trying to storm a guesthouse in a diplomatic area of the Afghan capital, Kabul, police say. The attack resulted in an overnight gun battle in the Wazir Akbar Khan district, home to several embassies and official buildings. The Taliban says it launched the attack. It...
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May 27, 2015 10:55 am gmt |
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Thousands of Rohingya from Myanmar and Bangladeshi migrants are still lost at sea and waiting to be rescued in the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea, the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) and International Organization for Migration (IOM) have said. In a joint press conference in the Philippine...
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May 27, 2015 10:03 am gmt |
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A senior Vatican official has attacked the legalization of gay marriage in Ireland. The referendum that overwhelmingly backed marriage equality last weekend was a “defeat for humanity”, he claimed. “I was deeply saddened by the result,” Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican’s secretary of state, said ...
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May 27, 2015 9:25 am gmt |
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Libya’s Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni survived an assassination attempt on Tuesday in the eastern city of Tobruk, according to the country’s official news agency. Five unmarked cars intercepted the Premier’s convoy, and a gunman inside one of the vehicles opened fire on the lead...
In World
May 27, 2015 7:11 am gmt |
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The FBI said it is investigating a threat that was made against an EVA Air plane which landed safely Tuesday (May 26) at Los Angeles International Airport. The threat was made by telephone against Flight 12 from Taipei, according to the FBI. The plane which was carrying 300 passengers was moved to a ...
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May 27, 2015 6:39 am gmt |
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Heavily armed insurgents stormed a guest-house in the diplomatic quarter of Kabul late on Tuesday (May 26) night and were still fighting Afghan security forces more than two hours after the assault began. Police did not identify the guest-house or its occupants. Afghan and Western security sources sa...
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May 27, 2015 5:58 am gmt |
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The Israeli air force has carried out four strikes on targets in the besieged Gaza Strip hours after a cross-border rocket landed in the city of Ashdod. The planes targeted training camps belonging to the Islamic Jihad in Rafah, Khan Yunis and Gaza City, witnesses said. There were no immediate report...
In Asia
May 26, 2015 10:55 am gmt |
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At least 13 people have been killed by a tornado that hit the northern Mexico border city of Ciudad Acuna. Hundreds of homes have been damaged or destroyed in the city, in Coahuila state, just across the border from Del Rio, Texas. The US state has seen severe flooding, with three killed and a dozen ...
In America
May 26, 2015 10:13 am gmt |
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Flash flooding has killed at least three people in Texas, forcing the state’s governor to describe yesterday (Monday) as the worst he has ever seen. Texas Governor Greg Abbott declared states of disaster in 24 counties and flew over the area south of Austin to assess the damage caused by tornad...
In Asia
May 26, 2015 10:13 am gmt |
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Taliban fighters have attacked a police headquarters in southern Afghanistan, killing 20 security personnel and seizing three army checkpoints, sources told. It is reported from Kabul today (Tuesday), said fighting was ongoing in three areas of Helmand province, with clashes raging in the districts o...
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May 26, 2015 10:08 am gmt |
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An al-Shabab military spokesman says the armed group has killed about 25 Kenyan police officers in a village north of the town of Garissa, where fighters killed 148 students in April. However, Kenya’s interior ministry via its official Twitter account said no police officers were confirmed dead...
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May 26, 2015 6:35 am gmt |
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In her last year in office, Argentine President Cristina Fernandez marked the country’s May Revolution anniversary yesterday (Monday) by rallying hope among the supporters and casting shade on the country’s media giants for pitting Argentines against each other. Fernandez travelled to the...
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May 26, 2015 6:34 am gmt |
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Organizers of 2015 Toronto’s Pan American Games stepped back in time in Mexico yesterday (Monday) with a pre-Hispanic lighting ceremony at the famed Teotihuacan pyramids in a ritual steeped in history and tradition. On the outskirts of Mexico City, chairman of the games’ organizing commit...