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Florence begins strike on US coast with powerful wind, rainfall - 09/14/2018

Washington - By Gretel Johnston,- Hurricane Florence's powerful winds began battering North Carolina's Outer Banks on Thursday, as the south-eastern US region braced for the massive storm.   The...

Weakened storm turns away from Hawaii as islanders cope with flooding - 08/25/2018

Washington - Tropical Storm Lane began spinning westward on Saturday towards the open ocean after dumping heavy rain on the Hawaiian Islands, leaving behind major flooding on the Pacific...

Lira falls to record lows as US tariffs kick in - 08/13/2018

Singapore/Washington - The Turkish lira plunged to record lows on Asian markets on Monday, a continuation of Friday's plunge of more than 20 per cent against the dollar.   The currency was at...

History-seeking Croatian discus queen Perkovic in a league of her own - 08/10/2018

    Croatia's Sandra Perkovic has completely dominated women's discus throwing over the past years and can now become the first athlete to win five European titles in one event....

Italy's Salvini: All rescued sea migrants must be returned to Libya - 07/16/2018

Rome - The "only solution" to Europe's migration crisis is to return to Libya all migrants rescued in the Mediterranean, Italy's Deputy Premier and Interior Minister Matteo Salvini says.   "The...

US indicts 12 Russians on election meddling charges - 07/13/2018

Washington - By Gretel Johnston - The US Justice Department on Friday announced the indictment of 12 Russians on charges of hacking into the computers of the Democratic National Committee, Hillary...

World's oldest colour may help shed light on mystery of life on earth - 07/10/2018

Canberra - By Subel Bhandari, - Scientists believe they have discovered the oldest colours in the world - and they are bright pink - and hope the discovery of the biological pigment could shed light...

Southgate becomes a model for England in the age of Brexit - 07/09/2018

Amid the divisions of Brexit, manager Gareth Southgate has become a model for a new England as the national team aims to reach football's World Cup final.   Moscow (dpa) - For 264 pounds (350...

European rights chief slams obstruction of migrant rescue ships - 07/05/2018

Paris - By Pol O Gradaigh, - The Council of Europe's human rights commissioner on Thursday denounced the obstruction of migrant rescue ships by European states, saying it "imperils the lives of many...

Austria wouldn't take in migrants rejected by Germany, Kurz says - 06/29/2018

Brussels (dpa) - Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz says his country would not take in migrants rejected at the German border under a move being threatened by German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer....
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