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100 killed in severe flooding across 10 states in Nigeria

(AFP) – Nigeria has declared a national disaster after severe flooding left about 100 people dead across 10 states, the country’s main relief agency said on Tuesday. Heavy seasonal rains have caused the Niger and Benue rivers to burst their banks, inundating communities and farms and trapping tens of thousands ...

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China decides to retaliate new US tariffs

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – China has  decided to take countermeasures hours after US President Donald Trump’s announcement of new tariffs on 200 billion dollars’ worth of Chinese imports, amid an escalating trade war. “In order to safeguard its legitimate rights and interests and the global free trade order, China has ...

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Florence death toll jumps to 31 as flooding wreaks havoc

RALEIGH, United States (AFP) – Rain-gorged rivers threatened further flooding on the storm-battered US East Coast Monday as the death toll from Hurricane Florence, now a tropical depression, jumped to 31. Emergency management authorities in North Carolina said an earlier toll of 17 had risen to 25 since Florence made ...

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Trump hits China with tariffs on another $200 bn in goods

WASHINGTON (AFP) – US President Donald Trump on Monday defied warnings and escalated the trade confrontation with China, hitting the country with tariffs starting next week on another $200 billion in imports and threatening to target even more if Beijing retaliates. Trump said China had refused to change the unfair ...

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