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Nearly 50,000 flee amid fears of Bali volcanic eruption

AFP | 25 SEP 2017   AFP/File / SONNY TUMBELAKA Mount Agung: fears of an eruption   Nearly 50,000 people have evacuated their homes for fear of an imminent volcanic eruption on the Indonesian resort island of Bali, disaster officials said Monday. Mount Agung, 75 kilometres (47 miles) from the tourist hub of Kuta, has been shaking since August and ...

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Malaysia’s dissent on Myanmar statement reveals cracks in ASEAN facade

Reuters Staff | SEPTEMBER 25, 2017     KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Dissent surfaced again in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) after Malaysia disavowed a statement issued by the bloc’s chairman, the Philippines, as misrepresenting “the reality” of an exodus of 430,000 ethnic Rohingya from Myanmar. The grouping of 10 nations in one of the world’s fastest growing ...

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Merkel wins fourth term, hard right gains foothold in parliament

Agence France Presse | Published — Sunday 24 September 2017   German Chancellor and Christian Democrats Party (CDU) Angela Merkel (C) speaks on stage surrounded by Cabinet officials during the election night event at the CDU party’s headquarters in Berlin on Sunday, September 24, 2017. (AFP / Tobias Schwarz)   BERLIN: Chancellor Angela Merkel clinched a fourth term in Germany’s ...

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Egypt’s PM strips 3 citizens of nationality for becoming Israeli citizens without permit

Ahram Online , Sunday 24 Sep 2017   A file photo of Egypt’s Prime minister Ismail Sherif (Photo:Reuters)   Egypt’s Prime minister Sherif Ismail issued an order on Sunday revoking the nationality of three Egyptian citizens for taking Israeli citizenship without a permit, Al-Ahram Arabic news website reported. According to the decree, which was issued in the Official Gazette on ...

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Bangladesh imposes mobile phone ban on Rohingya refugees

AFP | Published — Sunday 24 September 2017   Rohingya refugees arrive near a new makeshift camp, in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh September 16, 2017. (REUTERS)   DHAKA, Bangladesh: Bangladesh has banned telecommunication companies from selling mobile phone connections to Rohingya refugees, citing security concerns for the latest restrictions, officials said Sunday. Bangladesh’s four mobile phone providers were threatened with fines ...

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London: Six injured in acid attack at Stratford Centre; teen arrested, police say terror link not suspected

Sep, 24 2017 13:46:38 IST   Representational image. Reuters   By IANS   London: Six people were injured in a suspected acid attack in London, according to the metropolitan police. The police were called to Stratford Centre at 8 pm on Saturday following an “altercation” between two groups of males where a noxious substance was thrown, reports the BBC. The ...

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US warplanes fly off N. Korea coast in new show of force

  By AFP UPDATED: 21:26 BST, 23 September 2017   US aircraft, shown here conducting a mission over the Korean Peninsula, flew off the east coast of North Korea on September 23, 2017   US bombers and fighter escorts flew off the coast of North Korea Saturday in a show of force against its nuclear weapons program, escalating already sky-high ...

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Spain police detain man accused of link to Barcelona attacks

REUTERS | Friday 22 September 2017   Armed police officers patrol a deserted street in Las Ramblas, in Barcelona, Spain, Friday, Aug. 18, 2017. (AP)   MADRID: Spanish police on Friday detained a man they said had a close relationship with a number of those involved in last month’s attacks in Barcelona when militant Islamists used a van to hit ...

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Teenager charged over London Underground attack: police

Agence France Presse | Published — Friday 22 September 2017   Members of the emergency services work outside Parsons Green underground tube station in West London. (AFP)   London, United Kingdom: British police said Friday they had charged an 18-year-old man with attempted murder following last week’s bombing of a London Underground train, which injured 30 people. Ahmed Hassan, who ...

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