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WORLD (Iran) : A magnitude 7.3 earthquake struck near the border between Iran and Iraq on Sunday night killing 407 and injuring thousands. Skynews reported that the quake, felt as far west as the Mediterranean coast, triggered landslides, making it hard for rescuers to reach some areas. The earthquake was centered about 19 miles outside the easter...

November 13, 2017
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WORLD ( Hanoi ) : At the start of the meeting in Hanoi on Sunday with Vietnam's president Tran Dai Quang, President Donald Trump says he's prepared to mediate between claimants in the South China Sea dispute, telling Vietnam's president that he's a very good mediator. "If I can help mediate or arbitrate, please let me know," Trump said. He acknowl...

November 12, 2017
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WORLD (Seoul, South Korea ) : According to the South Korea's National Intelligence Service (NIS), a tunnel at North Korea’s mountainous nuclear site was primed for another missile “at any time”, possibly ahead of President Donald Trump visit to Asia, after noting "active movement" of vehicles around a missile research institute in Pyongyang. ...

November 2, 2017
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World (Tokyo) - Super typhoon Lan was bearing down on Japan Saturday, a day ahead of national elections, with experts predicting severe winds and heavy rains as the country goes to the polls, vying for a majority of the 465 seats in the Lower House of the Diet. Japan's Meteorological Agency described it as 'very large' and 'very strong' packing ...

October 22, 2017
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WORLD  (San Juan) :  Puerto Rico is still in the dark one month after Category 4 Hurricane Maria slammed into the U.S. territory on September 20, the strongest to hit in nearly a century. According to ABC news, it killed at least 48 people, destroyed tens of thousands of homes and left tens of thousands of people without a job.  There's estimate...

October 20, 2017
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World :  The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said that its military operations have ended against the Islamic State in its Syrian stronghold of Raqqa, a city that was seized by the extremists group in 2014 and which became the center of caliphate and has been used as a base to plan overseas terror attacks. According to SkyNews, clearing o...

October 17, 2017
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WORLD ( Barcelona ) : Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Catalonia in a massive general strike on Tuesday to protest police violence at referendum that was held on Sunday. METRO News reports that the huge protest blocked motorways, closed schools and halted businesses as workers and students joined the strike. People were seen playi...

October 3, 2017
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WORLD ( Bali, Indonesia ) : EXPRESS reports that Bali is in a state of emergency over fears the island’s highest volcano Mount Agung is on the brink of erupting. Governor I Made Mangku Pastika ordered provincial, district and municipal governments in Bali to take steps to provide assistance to people who have been evacuated from their homes in re...

October 3, 2017
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WORLD ( Las Vegas ) : Authorities reported that a lone gunman unleashed a rapid-fire barrage of bullets from the 32nd floor of Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino hotel late Sunday, killing at least 59 and injuring 527 others attending a country music festival  show at the Route 91 Harvest Festival just outside the Las Vegas hotel.  According to NBC N...

October 3, 2017
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WORLD ( Washington) :  Donald Trump will travel to  Asia for the first time since becoming president, stopping in Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines, Reuters reported. His visit, scheduled from November 3 to 14, will include attending two major summits, the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation forum in Vietnam and the Association...

September 30, 2017
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