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5.4-magnitude quake hits South Korea

Earthquake off Mexico

A 5.4-magnitude earthquake hit the southeast of South Korea on Wednesday afternoon, the second most powerful quake on record, in a country that seldom experiences significant tremors. The quake, which was felt across much of the country including in the ...

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Zimbabwe military seizes power, arrest officials

The military in Zimbabwe has taken over power, leading to much tension in the country. This development comes barely 24 hours after Constantino Chiwenga, commander of Zimbabwe Defence Forces, warned the government over instability in ZANU-PF, the ruling party. In ...

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Germany to bring World’s first hydrogen-powered passenger trains

Germany plans to bring the world’s first
trains powered by hydrogen fuel cells into service with 14 emission-free trains to transport passengers in Lower Saxony from 2021. The trains will be built by France’s Alstom at its site in Salzgitter to ...

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Syria declares victory over Islamic State

Syria’s army on Thursday declared victory over Islamic State. The army said capturing of the jihadists’ last town in the country marked the collapse of their project in the region. The army and its allies are still fighting Islamic State ...

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Gunman kills 26, wounds 20 at Texas church

At least 26 people were killed and some 20 others wounded after a gunman opened fire inside a church in a small town in southeast Texas on Sunday. The gunman was killed after fleeing in a vehicle from the First Baptist ...

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Trump vows to end US Green card Lottery

President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he would end the popular US green card lottery as police said a radicalised Uzbek staged the deadly truck attack in New York after entering the country under the programme. The move could spell ...

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New York terror attack leaves 8 dead

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said eight persons were killed on Tuesday when a terror suspect plowed into cyclists and pedestrians in Lower Manhattan, and rammed another vehicle on Halloween. The man left the vehicle holding up fake ...

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UN to help 40,000 Cameroonian refugees in Nigeria

The United Nations on Tuesday said it will help about 40,000 refugees who fled Cameroon’s violence-hit regions into Nigeria. The UN refugee agency and Nigerian authorities have so far registered some 2,000 Cameroonians who have fled into southeastern Nigeria since ...

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Atiku conspicuously absent as APC holds caucus meeting

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar was conspicuously absent at the All Progressives Congress’ caucus meeting which was presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the new Banquet Hall, Aso Rock, Abuja. It was however, gathered that the Turakin Adamawa might have ...

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Trump campaign aide, Paul Manafort, turns self in to FBI

A political associate of President Donald Trump turned himself in at the field office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in Washington, D.C. Mr. Manafort is Mr. Trump’s former campaign chairman. He was shown on CNN as he turned ...

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