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Typhoon Mangkhut brings blinding rain to northern Philippines

Warnings issued to 4.2 million people considered vulnerable to the most destructive effects Typhoon Mangkhut has slammed into the northern Philippines, unleashing ferocious winds and blinding rain in a region where authorities have been rushing to evacuate tens of thousands of people from high-risk areas. The massive storm made landfall before dawn in Cagayan province […]

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Mother of Dallas man killed by officer in own home disgusted at 'smear' effort

Report of marijuana found in victim’s apartment is police attempt to ‘assassinate’ Botham Jean’s character, attorney says The mother of a man killed in his own apartment by a Dallas police officer has expressed disgust that reports have surfaced indicating that investigators found a small amount of marijuana in her son’s home. Related: Dallas: calls […]

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Rat in a hot pot wipes millions off Chinese restaurant chain's value

Shares plunge after pair forced to fish unwanted meat from their dinner A couple dining at a well-known hot pot chain in eastern China have fished out what appeared to be a rat from their pot of stewed meat and vegetables. Video footage of a diner holding the rat with a pair of chopsticks circulated […]

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Indie rockers Side Effect channel the resilient spirit of Myanmar's youth

For years, one of Myanmar’s most popular bands worked in fear of an authoritarian military government, using metaphor and symbolism to convey their subtly subversive message. Now they are pushing ever harder for freedom of expression The lead singer of one of Myanmar’s most popular bands has spent his life songwriting in code. Having formed […]

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Philippines: Duterte faces pushback from military and courts over arrest of critic

President wants Antonio Trillanes arrested without a warrant and has dared the army to join the senator in a coup Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte has faced a rare pushback from institutions and the military over orders to arrest a key critic who has been hiding out in the country’s senate building for almost two weeks […]

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Hurricane Florence: storm downgraded but Carolinas brace for inundation – live updates

Despite category 1 status, residents are still expecting ‘life-threatening’ rains and flooding as Florence lashes central seaboard with damaging winds and storm surge Hurricane Florence tracker: where is the storm heading? What we know so far about Hurricane Florence 7.04am BST 6.32am BST The National Weather Service (NWS) has been warning people that Florence will […]

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City with a past: why classical and modern Athens are at war | Michael Scott

The conflict between ancient and modern is seen more clearly in Athens than elsewhere because one moment of its history is celebrated over any other Take a seat at the cafe Mouses at the corner of Adrianou and Agiou Filippou streets in central Athens and, looking one way, you have a fantastic view of the […]

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Pussy Riot member in hospital after suspected poisoning, says band – video

Pyotr Verzilov of the Russian protest punk band Pussy Riot is in a Moscow hospital after experiencing loss of vision and movement. His bandmates say he was poisoned. Verzilov fell ill after attending a court hearing, according to his partner and bandmate, Veronika Nikulshina. Verzilov is one of the four members of the band who […]

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Hurricane Florence expected to cause 'life-threatening storm surge'

Storm is generating winds of 110mph as more than 1.5m people ordered to evacuate from areas of North and South Carolina Everything you need to know about Hurricane Florence Forecasters have warned that Hurricane Florence remains a deadly weather event as wind and rain lashed North Carolina in the first signs of the storm’s arrival […]

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