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Philippines powerful typhoon prompts mass evacuation

Nearly 750,000 people have been evacuated in three provinces in the central Philippines as a powerful typhoon has struck the country. The evacuation took place on Monday when Melor with winds of up to 150 kph (95 mph) made landfall, bringing heavy rain that could cause flooding, landslides and storm ...

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McCullum puts team ahead of world record

Dunedin, New Zealand: New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum said Monday he put his team ahead of his own ambitions to claim the world record for Test sixes during the first Test against Sri Lanka in Dunedin. He declared his side´s second innings once their lead had passed 400 rather than ...

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Kurdish protesters, riot police clash in southeast Turkey

Turkish riot police have engaged in clashes with Kurdish demonstrators protesting against a curfew imposed by Ankara in the southeastern part of Turkey. Turkish protesters took to the streets in the troubled southeastern city of Diyarbakir on Sunday, and denounced restrictions on the free movement of people imposed by the Turkish ...

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Iran says Saudi ties can improve if Riyadh willing

Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hossein Jaber-Ansari says relations between the Islamic Republic and Saudi Arabia can improve if there is “a definitive will” on the part of Riyadh for such enhancement of ties.  In a press conference on Monday, Jaber-Ansari said there is great potential to change the current climate between Iran and Saudi Arabia, adding Tehran has always sought diplomacy-based ...

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Israeli fighter jets bomb besieged Gaza Strip

Israeli war jets have carried out a number of airstrikes against the Gaza Strip in yet another act of aggression against the besieged coastal territory. The airborne assaults, which were launched in the early hours of Monday morning, reportedly hit several targets including military posts in the northern and central parts ...

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45 civilians killed in Syrian rebel bastion: monitor

BEIRUT (AFP) – At least 45 civilians were killed Sunday in heavy bombardment of a besieged Syrian rebel stronghold east of Damascus that also struck a school, a monitoring group said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said rockets fired by regime forces rained down on the towns of Douma, ...

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