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Super Typhoon Mangkhut makes landfall in the Philippines

Super Typhoon Mangkhut makes landfall in the Philippines

More than 15,000 people had been evacuated in northern provinces by Friday afternoon, the Office of Civil Defence said. Some 105,000 people were staying in temporary shelters after mass evacuation o...

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Skripal suspects interview: Key excerpts

Skripal suspects interview: Key excerpts

United Kingdom authorities have pinned the poisoning on two Russian men they believe are intelligence officers, and charged them in their absence with conspiracy to murder, attempted murder and use o...

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Turkey says Erdogan will meet Putin on Monday for Syria talks

Turkey says Erdogan will meet Putin on Monday for Syria talks

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin are expected to meet in the Russian city of Sochi on Monday. An estimated 2.9 million people live in Idlib, the last...

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USA hurricane could kill 'a lot of people'

USA hurricane could kill 'a lot of people'

It is now at Category 1. Even so, many residents of Myrtle Beach proudly recalled how they had weathered a number of storms in the past and were confident they could ride out Florence too. Nationwid...

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NASA posts incredible video of Hurricane Florence from space

NASA posts incredible video of Hurricane Florence from space

Florence is now a powerful Category 3 storm with winds of 125mph, and is expected to strengthen before making landfall along the Carolina coast later this week. About 5.25 million people live in areas...

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NASA video shows Hurricane Florence from space as it makes landfall

US government statistics show some parts of the state got more than 1.5 metres of rain in five days. The NHC said hurricane-force winds extended outward 35 miles (55 kms) from the center of the st...

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Trump Denies Puerto Rico's Hurricane Maria Death Toll

Trump Denies Puerto Rico's Hurricane Maria Death Toll

Last month, Puerto Rican officials commissioned an independent study that declared an increased death toll to 2,975. We don't know if it was sufficient, that it was enough, I don't know. Whe...

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On Puerto Rico, Trump Is Right

On Puerto Rico, Trump Is Right

As happens often, congressional Republicans were blindsided Thursday morning by a tweet , as President Donald Trump challenged without evidence the official conclusion that almost 3,000 people died ...

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Trump Admin SLAMS 'SHAMEFUL' John Kerry over 'Shadow Diplomacy — KERRY UNDER FIRE

Trump Admin SLAMS 'SHAMEFUL' John Kerry over 'Shadow Diplomacy — KERRY UNDER FIRE

The Trump administration has spoken out regarding controversial meetings that former Secretary of State John Kerry had with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif. During an appearance on Fox News on ...

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Trump ex-campaign head Paul Manafort to cooperate with Russia probe

Trump ex-campaign head Paul Manafort to cooperate with Russia probe

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has pleaded guilty to two federal charges as part of a cooperation deal with prosecutors. Moscow has denied interfering in the 2016 election and Mr...

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New study details sexual abuse by German Catholic priests over decades

The report is the latest in a long series of revelations that have uncovered decades of sex abuse by Roman Catholic priests around the world. Most of the victims were boys. The crisis has severely tar...

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Donald Trump approves sanctions for foreign meddling in U.S. election

Donald Trump approves sanctions for foreign meddling in U.S. election

He has cited United States sanctions and the expulsion of alleged Russian spies from the US. That legislation is focused against Russian Federation, as compared with the more ecumenical order announ...

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Author of 'How To Murder Your Husband' arrested for murder of husband

Author of 'How To Murder Your Husband' arrested for murder of husband

OR cops were mum on arrest details such as why Crampton-Brophy, 68, was taken into custody only last week for the June 2 shooting. "As a romantic suspense writer, I spend a lot of time thinking ab...

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United Kingdom accuses Russian Federation of 'lies' after Putin's Skripal poisoning denial

United Kingdom accuses Russian Federation of 'lies' after Putin's Skripal poisoning denial

There is nothing special or criminal there. That argument centred on how they made themselves overly visible to surveillance by taking the train to Salisbury and walking through the city, rather than ...

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Korea says USA ‘smear campaign’ over hacking undercuts Trump-Kim accord

Korea says USA ‘smear campaign’ over hacking undercuts Trump-Kim accord

But its operation was suspended in 2016 amid an escalating standoff over North Korea's long-range rocket launch. South Korea's Unification Ministry spokesman Baik Tae-hyun said this week it was ho...

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Trump visit to Ireland postponed for ‘scheduling reasons’

Trump visit to Ireland postponed for ‘scheduling reasons’

Confusing matters, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders claimed in a statement shortly afterward that the administration was still "finalizing" whether Ireland will be a stop on a previously ...

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Documents show FEMA money used to fund ICE detention centers

Documents show FEMA money used to fund ICE detention centers

The Department of Homeland Security , which includes both FEMA and ICE , told Congress that ICE needed an extra $200 million to cover the costs of detaining and deporting more migrants than ...

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Mass evacuation underway after huge explosions near Boston

Mass evacuation underway after huge explosions near Boston

The Essex District Attorney says 18-year-old Leonel Rondon was inside a auto in the driveway of the home when a chimney fell on it. Rondon was pronounced dead at Mass General Hospital. Massachuset...

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Manafort signals he intends to plead guilty before new trial

Manafort signals he intends to plead guilty before new trial

The charges in Friday's filing were contained in a criminal information, a document that can only be filed with a defendant's consent and typically signals a deal has been reached. The pressure on Man...

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Met Office Issues Severe Weather Warnings As Hurricane Helene Creeps Closer

While now classified as a hurricane, Helene will be downgraded to a storm by the time it reaches the shores of Northern Ireland. "It is expected to push north-east towards the United Kingdom late Mo...

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Lawyer condemns search showing Marijuana was found in Botham Jean's Apartment

Lawyer condemns search showing Marijuana was found in Botham Jean's Apartment

He attended Harding University and was a deep believer in God. According to Jean's father, the young man persuaded Harding into sending volunteers to his home island in the Caribbean to complete chari...

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Saraki, Obasanjo join world leaders at Kofi Annan’s funeral

Saraki, Obasanjo join world leaders at Kofi Annan’s funeral

President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana described him as a peaceful man who gave his life to defend the voiceless. Kofi Annan rose through the ranks to head the United Nations from January 1997 to De...

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Paul Manafort reportedly close to Mueller plea deal to avoid second trial

Paul Manafort reportedly close to Mueller plea deal to avoid second trial

The tentative plea deal reportedly came after Manafort was found guilty last month by a federal jury sitting in northern Virginia on eight counts of tax and bank fraud charges, but ahead of Manafort...

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Hungary's Viktor Orban accuses European Union of 'abuse of power'

Hungary's Viktor Orban accuses European Union of 'abuse of power'

Other EU governments could halt any further action, however, and Poland - a fellow ex-communist state that is also facing an Article 7 procedure - has warned it would do so. They form the biggest fact...

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European Union will work day and night to achieve Brexit deal, says Juncker

European Union will work day and night to achieve Brexit deal, says Juncker

They also call for support for African countries with reforms to improve the climate for business and increased financial assistance. It was Mr Juncker's last state of the union address as president...

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Tourists injured after rockfall at popular Greek beach

According to BBC News, at least seven people were injured. Small boats are capsized after a landslide occurred at the popular beach of Navagio, or Shipwreck Beach, on the western island of Zak...

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Nawaz Sharif's Wife Kulsoom Nawaz's Body Reaches Lahore, Funeral Tonight

Nawaz Sharif's Wife Kulsoom Nawaz's Body Reaches Lahore, Funeral Tonight

The sons were declared absconders by an accountability court hearing corruption references filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in lieu of Supreme Court's verdict in the Panama Papers cas...

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Pope Francis Summons Bishops for Sex Abuse Summit

Pope Francis Summons Bishops for Sex Abuse Summit

The cardinals' statement noted that during this week's reunion, the Council had "reflected fully together with the Holy Father on the issue of abuse". McCarrick, the former cardinal-archbishop of Wa...

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U.S. voices concern on China's Muslim crackdown, sanctions weighed

U.S. voices concern on China's Muslim crackdown, sanctions weighed

For those who can read, they read out from a paper but for those who cannot, they said , "You can sing a song or tell a story and we will record you". Reports had been received of "patterns of huma...

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Cruise Lines Avoid Risk by Steering Ships Away From Florence’s Path

Cruise Lines Avoid Risk by Steering Ships Away From Florence’s Path

Another one of Carnival's cruise ships, Carnival Horizon , which departed NY on September 5, cancelled a planned call in San Juan on September 9 over safety concerns and will move its call at Amber C...

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