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Zimbabwe army launches takeover against 'criminals' around Mugabe, says president 'safe'

15 Nov 03:39 PM

Zimbabwe’s military seized power early on Wednesday targeting “criminals” around President Robert Mugabe but gave assurances on national television that the 93-year-old leader and his family were “safe and sound”, Reuters reported.Read Full Story »

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33 killed in train crash in Democratic Republic of Congo

13 Nov 01:58 PM

A train crash in the Democratic Republic of Congo has killed 33 people, UN radio station Okapi reports.Read Full Story »

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Strong earthquake hits Iraq and Iran, killing at least 396 (Update)

13 Nov 01:50 PM

At least 396 people were killed when a magnitude 7.3 earthquake jolted the northern border region between Iran and Iraq on Sunday, state media in the two countries said, and rescuers were searching for dozens trapped under rubble in the mountainous area.Read Full Story »

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Paradise Papers: Tax haven secrets of ultra-rich exposed

06 Nov 12:39 PM

A huge new leak of financial documents has revealed how the powerful and ultra-wealthy, including the Queen's private estate, secretly invest vast amounts of cash in offshore tax havens.Read Full Story »

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Saudi prince killed in helicopter crash near Yemen border

06 Nov 10:55 AM

Saudi Arabia prince died when a helicopter he was travelling in crashed near the border with Yemen, BBC reported.Read Full Story »

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Gunman kills at least 26 worshippers in Texas church

06 Nov 10:39 AM

A gunman dressed in black tactical gear massacred at least 26 worshippers and wounded 20 others at a white-steepled church in Texas on Sunday, carrying out the latest in a series of mass shootings that have plagued the United States, according to Reuters.Read Full Story »

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Attacker ploughs truck into cyclists in New York, 8 killed

Post Report 01 Nov 09:13 AM

A man driving a pick-up truck mowed on pedestrians and cyclists at Lower Manhattan, New York, killing eight persons and injuring about a dozen others.Read Full Story »

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Catalonia declares independence from Spain

27 Oct 08:06 PM

Catalonia’s parliament declared independence from Spain on Friday in defiance of the Madrid government, which at the same time was preparing to impose direct rule over the region, according to Reuters.Read Full Story »

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Indonesia fireworks factory explosions kill 47

26 Oct 06:10 PM

Two explosions and a fire at a fireworks factory in the western outskirts of Indonesia’s capital killed 47 people and injured dozens on Thursday, police said, and the death toll was expected to rise, according to Reuters.Read Full Story »

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Military cadets killed in Kabul minibus suicide bombing

21 Oct 11:31 PM

At least 15 military cadets have been killed in a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghan officials say, bringing the death toll of a week of attacks by various militant groups to around 200, BBC reported.Read Full Story »

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China's Xi Jinping consolidates power with new ideology

20 Oct 03:50 PM

China's President Xi Jinping has created his own political ideology, in a step towards entrenching his position at the top of the Communist Party.Read Full Story »

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Nawaz Sharif, daughter indicted on corruption charges

19 Oct 04:26 PM

A Pakistani anti-corruption court on Thursday indicted ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter over allegations linked to ownership of London properties, opening a trial that could see the former leader jailed, according to Reuters.Read Full Story »

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US to pull out of UNESCO amid Palestinian tensions

(agencies) 12 Oct 07:01 PM

U.S. officials have told The Associated Press that the United States is pulling out of UNESCO, after repeated criticism of resolutions by the U.N. cultural agency that Washington sees as anti-Israel.Read Full Story »

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Aarushi Talwar murder: Parents Rajesh and Nupur cleared on appeal

Agencies 12 Oct 03:49 PM

An Indian couple accused of murdering their daughter Aarushi Talwar and their Nepalese servant, Hemraj Banjade, have been acquitted on appeal.Read Full Story »

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09 Oct 06:08 PM

The French government has said it will not recognise Catalonia if it declares independence from Spain and such a move will mean expulsion from the EU, BBC reported.Read Full Story »

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Kazuo Ishiguro wins Nobel Prize for Literature

Post Report 05 Oct 07:08 PM

Kazuo Ishiguro, the British author of “The Remains of the Day”, has won the Nobel Prize for Literature on Thursday, honoring an “exquisite novelist” a year after giving it to singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, according to Reuters. Read Full Story »

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At least 59 killed in Las Vegas shooting

Post Report 03 Oct 10:48 AM

A retiree armed with multiple assault rifles strafed an outdoor country music festival in Las Vegas from a high-rise hotel window on Sunday, slaughtering at least 59 people before killing himself in the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history, according to Reuters.Read Full Story »

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Catalan referendum: Catalonia has 'won right to statehood'

02 Oct 04:29 PM

Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont says the Spanish region has won the right to statehood following a contentious referendum that was marred by violence.Read Full Story »

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Thai junta leader confirms fugitive former PM Yingluck is in Dubai

28 Sep 04:50 PM

The leader of Thailand’s military junta said on Thursday that Yingluck Shinawatra, the prime minister he ousted three years ago, was in Dubai, having fled there last month to avoid being jailed over a rice subsidy scheme that lost billions of dollars, reuters reported.Read Full Story »

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Japan Parliament dissolved, election on Oct 22

Post Report 28 Sep 04:27 PM

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has dissolved the lower house of the Parliament ahead of a snap election, BBC reported.Read Full Story »

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Former Thailand PM Yingluck Shinawatra gets 5 year jail sentence

Post Report 27 Sep 03:37 PM

Former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has been found guilty of criminal negligence and sentenced in absentia to five years in prison, BBC reported.Read Full Story »

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22 students among 24 dead in Kuala Lumpur school fire

Post Report 14 Sep 12:30 PM

At least 24 students and teachers have died in a fire at a religious school in Malaysia's capital, Kuala Lumpur, reported BBC.Read Full Story »

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Mexico hit by magnitude 8.2 earthquake, 33 killed [Update]

08 Sep 05:18 PM

An earthquake described by Mexico's president as the country's strongest in a century has struck off the southern coast, killing at least 33 people, BBC reported.Read Full Story »

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Magnitude 8.1 earthquake strikes off Mexico's Pacific coast

08 Sep 11:32 AM

A powerful earthquake of magnitude 8.1 has struck in the Pacific off the southern coast of Mexico, BBC repoted.Read Full Story »

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Hurricane Harvey displaces 15 Nepali families in Houston

Post Report 30 Aug 02:15 PM

Tropical storm Harvey has displaced 15 Nepali families living in Greater Houston in Southeast Texas of the USA.Read Full Story »

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29 Aug 04:02 PM

North Korea fired a ballistic missile over Japan’s northern Hokkaido island into the sea early on Tuesday, prompting warnings to residents to take cover and drawing a sharp reaction from Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Reuters agency reported.Read Full Story »

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