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15 dead in Istanbul building collapse; 9 from one family

photo: A rescue worker uses Pasha, a sniffer dog, as they search for survivors in the rubble of an eight-story building which collapsed two days earlier in Istanbul, Friday, Feb. 8, 2019. Istanbul, Feb 9 : Turkish emergency services on Friday recovered four more bodies from the rubble of an eight-story building that crashed down in Istanbul, bringing the death ...

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39 die, dozens sick in India from drinking spurious liquor

Police say 39 people have died and another 27 fallen sick from drinking spurious liquor containing toxic methanol in several villages in the northern India. Senior police officer Ashok Kumar says 26 died in two separate incidents in the state of Uttar Pradesh, 306 kilometers (190 miles) east of capital New Delhi, while 13 others died in the neighboring state ...

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13 suspected drug traffickers killed in Rio shootout

Photo: Brazilian police block access to the scene of a confrontation between alleged traffickers and a special operations unit in the Santa Teresa neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Feb. 9, 2019. Rio de Janeiro. Feb 9 : Brazilian police shot dead at least 13 suspected drug traffickers on Friday during a shootout in a slum in Rio de ...

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At least 5 killed in Rio de Janeiro downpours

Rio de Janeiro, Feb 8 : Officials in Rio de Janeiro say torrential downpours and strong winds have killed at least five people and left a trail of destruction. The press office of the Rio de Janeiro fire department announced the death toll Thursday. Rio’s Mayor Marcelo Crivella decreed three days of mourning for the victims. Crivella said: “In two ...

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Princess Ubolratana: Thai royal to stand as PM candidate

In an unprecedented move, the sister of Thailand’s king has joined the race to be the country’s next prime minister. Princess Ubolratana Mahidol, 67, will stand for a party allied to divisive ex-prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, according to registration papers. Her decision breaks with the tradition of the Thai royal family publicly staying out of politics. Thailand’s election is scheduled ...

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Toll in Brazil dam disaster rises to 157 dead, 182 missing

The toll from a dam collapse at a mine in southeast Brazil’s Minas Gerais state has risen to 157 deaths after nearly two weeks of searches, with 182 missing, authorities said Thurday. Those listed as missing are presumed dead, but not yet located under the layers of muddy mining waste released when the tailings dam broke apart in the town ...

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Ivanka Trump unveils White House global women initiative

Photo: Ivanka Trump, left, and Lara Trump arrive to hear President Donald Trump deliver his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. Washington, , Feb 7 : Ivanka Trump is unveiling an effort aimed at helping 50 million women in the developing world get ahead economically over ...

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Mamata ends protest against Modi, vows bigger fight

The chief minister of an Indian state ended a nearly 48-hour street protest against Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday, saying she would mount a national campaign to oust his ruling Hindu nationalists. Mamata Banerjee, the chief of West Bengal state, is rallying regional parties and the main opposition Congress to forge an alliance to beat Modi in elections expected ...

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Pope publicly acknowledges clergy sexual abuse of nuns

Photo: Pope Francis blesses a boy during a Mass at the Sheikh Zayed Sports City in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. Aboard The Papal Plane, Feb 6 : Pope Francis on Tuesday publicly acknowledged the scandal of priests and bishops sexually abusing nuns and vowed to do more to fight the problem, the latest sign that ...

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Trump to meet North Korean leader Feb. 27-28 in Vietnam

Washington, Feb 6 : President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he will hold a two-day summit with North Korea leader Kim Jong Un Feb. 27-28 in Vietnam to continue his efforts to persuade Kim to give up his nuclear weapons. Trump has said his outreach to Kim and their first meeting last June in Singapore opened a path to peace. ...

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