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Monster typhoon Mangkhut barrels toward north Philippines, China

Typhoon Mangkhut retained its ferocious strength and slightly shifted toward more densely populated coastal provinces on Friday as it barreled closer to the northeastern Philippines, where a massive evacuation was underway. More than 4 million people are at risk from the storm, which the Hawaii-based Joint Typhoon Warning Center categorizes as a super typhoon with […]

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US accuses Russia of altering North Korea sanctions report

US Ambassador Nikki Haley expressed disappointment in the panel monitoring sanctions against North Korea "for caving to Russian pressure and making changes to what should have been an independent report." The United States accused Russia on Thursday of pressuring an independent panel of UN experts to alter a report on sanctions against North Korea that […]

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Barack Obama tells voters: Sitting on sidelines in 2018 ‘dangerous’

Without mentioning Republican President Donald Trump by name, Obama said, “This is not normal what we're seeing. It is radical.'' He said a continuation of Republican control in Washington would threaten Medicaid, affordable health care, even democracy. Former President Barack Obama delivered a simple message Thursday headed into the fall midterm elections: Vote. Speaking to […]

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11 dead, 44 injured in China SUV attack

Eleven people have died and 44 hospitalised after a man allegedly drove an SUV deliberately into a crowd in central China before jumping out and attacking victims with a dagger and shovel, local authorities said September 13. The Hengyang city government said the suspect in the case had previous convictions for crimes including drug trafficking, […]

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Palestinians file complaint against Israel

The Palestinians announced a fresh push against Israel at the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Tuesday, a day after the U.S. said it was closing their Washington mission partly over the campaign. Saeb Erekat, secretary general of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), said it had submitted a new complaint over an Israeli “war crime” against […]

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‘U.K. needs a more generous post-study work regime’

The British government’s advisory body on immigration has called for a change to the regime for international students, including reforming the ways in which students could access the U.K. job market. However, it has stopped short of advocating a post-study work visa, as many have been pushing for, or removing students from the government’s net […]