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Record southeastern Brazil rainstorms kill 30

At least 30 people have been killed in two days of intense storms in southeastern Brazil, the Minas Gerais state Civil Defense office said Saturday. Seventeen people are also missing, seven injured, and some 3,500 have been forced out of their homes following a series of landslides and building collapses, Civil Defense officials said. Television footage showed images of overflowing ...

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Myanmar to implement ICJ order, Norway hopes

Norway on Sunday said that it expects Myanmar will take initiative to fully implement the provisional measures ordered by the International Court of Justice (ICJ). The Independent Commission of Enquiry (ICOE) report is a step in the right direction, Marianne Hagen, state secretary at the foreign affairs ministry of Norway, said in a tweet. “Myanmar must ensure safe, voluntary & ...

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2 Rohingya women killed, 7 hurt as Myanmar army shells village: MP

Two women were killed and seven others injured after Myanmar troops shelled a Rohingya village on Saturday, according to a lawmaker and a villager. Among the deceased, one was expecting mother. The incident took place two days after the UN’s highest court ordered the country to protect the minority community, Reuters reports.Maung Kyaw Zan, a national member of parliament for ...

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80 Muslim leaders resign from BJP over CAA in India’s Madhya Pradesh

Amid ongoing protests against Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) across the country, around 80 Muslim leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in India’s Madhya Pradesh on Friday resigned from the primary membership of the party calling the contentious law a “divisive” measure, reports The Statesman. One of the leaders, Rajik Qureshi Farshiwala, said they resigned from the BJP’s primary membership ...

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Powerful quake kills 20 people in eastern Turkey

A powerful earthquake has killed at least 20 people and injured more than 1,000 in eastern Turkey, as rescue teams searched through the rubble of collapsed buildings for survivors on Saturday. At least 30 people were missing following the magnitude 6.8 quake on Friday night, which had its epicentre in the small lakeside town of Sivrice in the eastern province ...

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Democrats argue ‘right matters’ in Trump impeachment trial

Democratic House prosecutors made an expansive case Thursday at Donald Trump’s impeachment trial that he abused power like no other president in history, swept up by a “completely bogus” Ukraine theory pushed by attorney Rudy Giuliani. On Friday, the Democrats will press their final day of arguments before skeptical Republican senators, focusing on the second article of impeachment, obstruction of ...

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Impeachment: Democrats reject witness swap in Trump trial

US Democrats have ruled out a “witness swap” with Republicans in US President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial. Former US Vice-President Joe Biden said on Wednesday in Osage, Iowa, where he is campaigning for the White House that he would not offer himself up in any witness trade.Lawmakers who are seeking to remove the president from office hope to hear testimony ...

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Hillary Clinton sued for calling Tulsi Gabbard ‘Russian asset’

US presidential hopeful Tulsi Gabbard, who is in near the last place among Democrats in primary polling, filed a defamation suit Wednesday against Hillary Clinton after the former secretary of state called her a “Russian asset.” Gabbard alleges that Clinton made the comments in retaliation for her support of Bernie Sanders, the former secretary of state’s rival in 2016 for ...

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Greece elects first woman president Ekaterini

Greece’s parliament on Wednesday elected the first woman president in the country’s history, a senior judge with no party-political allegiance. A cross-party majority of 261 of the 294 MPs present at the session voted in favour of 63-year-old Ekaterini Sakellaropoulou, parliament chief Costas Tassoulas said.“This is a very important day for the Greek republic,” said Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, who ...

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UN, agencies aiding Afghanistan, Pakistan after winter storms

The United Nations (UN) and its agencies are supporting government-led rescue and relief efforts in Afghanistan and Pakistan in response to winter weather and its fatal effects, a UN spokesman said on Tuesday. The world organization and its humanitarian partners are providing food items, winterized tents and warm clothing, blankets and non-food items in Pakistan, said Stephane Dujarric, spokesperson for ...

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