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The UN Security Council has imposed new sanctions on North Korea after its sixth and largest nuclear test on September 3, detonating a powerful nuclear device that it claimed was a hydrogen bomb that could be miniaturised and loaded on a long-range missile capable of reaching the mainland United States. The sanctions voted upon on Monday include li...

September 12, 2017
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Mexico - Ninety people are now confirmed dead in the quake that struck off Mexico's southern coast on Thursday with a magnitude of 8.1. It was the most powerful earthquake in a century and was felt by tens of millions in the country. The states of Chiapas and Oaxaca are the two areas that suffered the most, with thousand of homes, ...

September 10, 2017
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Category 4 hurricane Irma batters Florida Keys with winds of 135 mph  on Sunday morning, ripping roofs off trailers, flattening palm trees, hurling road signs through the air and left a million without power. It was expected to bring up to 25 inches of rain in some part of the Keys. Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Brock Long warn...

September 10, 2017
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Mexico - A massive earthquake measuring 8.1 has hit off Mexico's southern coast, killing five people in the state of Chiapas. The US Geological Survey (USGS) said the quake struck at 11:49pm on Thursday local time and its epicentre was 165 kilometres west of Tapachula in Chiapas, not far from Guatemala. It had a depth of 69.7 kilometres.There were ...

September 8, 2017
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More than 164,000 of Myanmar’s 1.1 million ethnic Rohingya minority have fled to Bangladesh and the number is expected to increase as the violence by the Myanmar ( formerly Burma ) military continues to wreck havoc to the Rohingya communities in Rakhine state. The exodus began in the last week of August after Rohingya militants killed 12 members ...

September 7, 2017
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The 2017 federal election in Germany is coming up September 24. Will incumbent Chancellor Angela Merkel of the Christian Democratic Union/Christian Social Union (CDU/CSU) remain or Martin Schulz of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) be the next leader ? The latest Deutschland Trend poll by ARD put the CDU on 39 percent and the SPD on 22 percent, sho...

September 5, 2017
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World  - President Xi Jinping of China, which hosted the 3-day 9th BRICS summit in the coastal city of Xiamen from Sep 3 - 5 , said China will pledge US$80 million to boost the emerging five economies representing the BRICS members, - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. The money will be earmarked for economic and technological cooperat...

September 5, 2017
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Tokyo - The Imperial Household Agency announced in a much-anticipated televised news conference Sunday, that Princess Mako , the eldest grandchild of Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko , will marry a former university classmate Kei Komuro. The wedding will take place after the summer of 2018. Mako is the eldest daughter of Prince Akishino, Akihito...

September 3, 2017
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Mumbai,India - A dilapidated century-old residential six-storey building collapsed Thursday morning in the congested Bhendi Bazar area of south Mumbai, killing at least 21 people and wounding 12 others. About 30 others are still feared trapped under the debris of concrete and iron rods. Thirteen people were rescued and were recover...

August 31, 2017
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FRANKFURT - A male nurse, identified as Niels Hoegel, who was convicted in 2015 of killing two patients in Germany with overdoses of heart medication is now believed to have killed 86 patients. According to police investigation on Monday, he has confessed in many of the cases and the true scale of his crime could even be larger as...

August 30, 2017
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