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Over 700 Killed In Africa Cyclone, UN Says More Floods Likely

Beira:  Mozambique reported scores more deaths on Saturday from a cyclone and floods around southern Africa that have killed at least 732 people and left thousands in desperate need of help, many on rooftops and trees. Cyclone Idai lashed the Mozambican port city of Beira with winds of up to …

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US Man Posed As Instagram Star, Spent $800 On Uber To Assault Teen: Cops

A Florida man has been arrested and accused of using Instagram to lure a 17-year-old girl across two states to his home, then sexually assaulting her. An arrest affidavit alleges that Richard Brown, 25, struck up a friendship with the girl via Instagram, claiming to be 19 years old and …

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Over $7.4 Million Donated To Help Families In New Zealand Mosque Shooting

Christchurch:  More than NZ$10.8 million ($7.4 million) in public donations has been received so far to help families of the 50 people killed in New Zealand’s mosque shootings, according to a pair of fund-raising websites. A support fund on New Zealand site GiveaLittle.co.nz had received NZ$8,271,847 from more than 91,000 …

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Doctor Convicted Of Euthanasia Hits The Stage In Spain Theatre

Madrid:  Advancing on slowly onto the stage of a Madrid theatre, Marcos Hourmann introduces himself. “I am the first doctor convicted in Spain for practising euthanasia,” he informs the public at the tiny Teatro del Barrio in the Lavapies neighbourhood which is known for its leftist roots. “I wish that …

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Hundreds Of Thousands Protest In London To Demand New Brexit Vote

London:  Hundreds of thousands of protesters swamped London on Saturday demanding another referendum on EU membership amid political paralysis over Brexit, in one of the country’s biggest protests in decades. Organisers said about a million people opposed to Britain leaving the European Union joined what they called the “Put it …

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Fix To 737 MAX Anti-Stall Software Is Ready: Reports

New York:  A fix to the anti-stall system suspected in the crash of a Boeing 737 MAX 8 jet that killed 189 people in Indonesia is ready, industry sources said Saturday, as the company tries to avoid a lengthy grounding of its planes. Boeing was due to present the patch …

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Stampede At Disneyland Paris As Crowds Mistake Sound For “Attack”

Paris:  Crowds of holidaymakers stampeded for safety in Disneyland Paris Saturday when they mistook the din from a broken lift or escalator for the sound of weapons, officials and witnesses said. “There was a stampede due to a sound, probably caused by a lift or escalator,” said one official who …

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6.1 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Colombia

Cali:  A strong 6.1 magnitude earthquake shook southwest Colombia on Saturday afternoon, the USGS said, though there were no immediate reports of casualties or significant damage. The quake hit at 2:19 pm local time, seven kilometers northwest of the town of El Dovio in the Department of Valle del Cauca, …

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ISIS Loses Final Territory In Syria: White House

West Palm Beach:  The White House said Friday that the ISIS has lost its final territory in Syria — even as reports of continued fighting came from the battlefield of Baghouz. President Donald Trump’s spokeswoman, Sarah Sanders, said “the territorial caliphate has been eliminated in Syria.” Asked by reporters if …

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Washington On Edge For Rober Mueller’s Findings On Trump-Russia Probe

Washington:  US Attorney General Bill Barr was expected to hand Congress as early as Saturday the key findings of the Russian meddling probe with Washington anxious to learn if President Donald Trump is implicated in serious wrongdoing. Chronic tweeter Trump, who headed out from his Florida residence early for a …

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