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Cyclone’s toll in Madagascar jumps to 38

AAP on March 11, 2017 At least 38 people have been killed by Cyclone Enawo in Madagascar. The death toll from Cyclone Enawo, which slammed into Madagascar this week, has risen to 38 people from an initial figure of five. Enawo hit Madagascar’s vanilla-producing northeastern coast on Tuesday morning and started moving across the island nation as it weakened. Thierry ...

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S. Korea constitutional court dismisses president

SATURDAY MARCH 11 2017 By agencies                 S. Korea constitutional court dismisses president.  South Korean President Park Geun-Hye was fired by the country’s top court on Friday, as it upheld her impeachment by parliament over a wide-ranging corruption scandal. The unanimous decision brought months of political turmoil to a climax and triggers a ...

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Dutch PM bars Turkish foreign minister in escalation of rally row

Sat Mar 11, 2017 By Tuvan Gumrukcu and Thomas Escritt | ANKARA/ROTTERDAM   The Netherlands barred Turkey’s foreign minister from landing in Rotterdam on Saturday in a row over Ankara’s political campaigning among Turkish emigres, and President Tayyip Erdogan retaliated, branding his NATO partner a “Nazi remnant”. The extraordinary incident came hours after Mevlut Cavusoglu declared he would fly to Rotterdam ...

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Bomb attack on Bahrain police bus wounds four officers

February 26, 2017 Four Bahraini policemen were wounded in a bomb attack on Sunday near a village south of the capital Manama. “Terrorist blast in police bus near Jua village. 4 policemen injured and they are in a stable condition. Necessary steps are being taken,” the ministry said on its Twitter account. It gave no further details. On January 1, ...

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UK faces terror threat from Isis ‘not seen since IRA bombings’

Sunday 26 February 2017 Hannah Summers New terror chief Max Hill warns Isis is planning indiscriminate attacks on civilians in British cities Members of the Met police’s counter-terror firearms unit. Photograph: Handout/Getty Images Britain is facing a level of threat from Islamic State militants not seen since the IRA bombings of the 1970s, according to Britain’s new terror chief. Max ...

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US wary of a Chinese base rising as its neighbour in Africa

FEB 26, 2017 China’s Liaoning aircraft carrier with accompanying fleet conducts a drill in an area of South China Sea.PHOTO: REUTERS DJIBOUTI (NYTIMES) – The two countries keep dozens of intercontinental nuclear missiles pointed at each other’s cities. Their frigates and fighter jets occasionally face off in the contested waters of the South China Sea. With no shared border, China ...

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Malaysia declares airport safe for travel after nerve agent attack

Sun Feb 26, 2017 By Joseph Sipalan and Angie Teo | KUALA LUMPUR     Malaysia on Sunday declared its international airport a “safe zone” after completing a sweep of the terminal where the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was assaulted with a deadly chemical last week. Kim Jong Nam died on Feb. 13 after being smothered ...

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One killed as man drives car into crowd in Germany

Saturday 25 February 2017 A man drives his car into a group of people standing near a bakery in Heidelberg, before he is tracked down by police and shot. One person has died after a man drove a car into people in a central square in the German city of Heidelberg. Two other people were injured before the man was ...

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