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Peru opposition leader Keiko Fujimori arrested

Keiko Fujimori, the daughter of the former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori, has been arrested as part of an investigation into money laundering. Mrs Fujimori, who is leader of the opposition in the Peruvian congress, was detained along with her husband.   The judge said they would be held initially for 1days along with 19 other suspects.   Prosecutors allege she ...

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Majorca flash flood kills at least 10 on Spanish island

A flash flood on the Spanish island of Majorca has killed at least 10 people, including at least three foreigners. A wave of muddy water engulfed the town of Sant Llorenç des Cardassar, in the east of the island, after heavy rain caused a river to burst its banks.   Vehicles were swept away as water gushed through narrow streets. ...

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India train cars derail, at least 5 people killed, 35 hurt

Photo: Indian security men stand at the scene after an express train partially derailed at a railway station in Rae Bareli, 80 kilometers southwest of Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh state, India, Wednesday, Oct.10, 2018. Lucknow, Oct 10 : Police say an express train has partially derailed in northern India, killing five passengers and injuring dozens more. Police director ...

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5 dead in torrential flooding in Spain’s Mallorca island

Emergency services in Spain’s Balearic islands say at least five people have died in flooding caused by a torrential rainstorm, with rescuers looking for an unknown number of people still missing. An emergency services spokeswoman said four people died in Sant Lorrenc, a town about 60 kilometers (40 miles) east of Mallorca’s capital, Palma.   The fifth victim was in ...

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Guatemala ex-VP Roxana Baldetti jailed in ‘Magic Water’ scandal

A court in Guatemala has sentenced the former vice-president, Roxana Baldetti, to 15 years and six months in jail for her role in what became known as the “Magic Water” scandal. Prosecutors said that she embezzled millions from a state fund set up to decontaminate a lake.  The chemical formula used as part of the clean-up was an ineffective solution ...

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Taliban attacks kill 15 Afghan policemen

An Afghan official says a Taliban assault in northern Jawzjan province has killed 12 members of the security forces and wounded another 10. Gen. Faqir Mohammad Jawzjani, provincial police chief in Jawzjan, told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the attack took place in Qush Typa district late on Monday.   Jawzjani says the assault was a failed attempt to ...

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Florida urges residents to brace for ‘life-threatening’ hurricane

Officials are warning residents along Florida’s gulf coast to prepare for a possibly “life-threatening hurricane”, which is due to strike later this week. Hurricane Michael may reach category three strength before it arrives in Florida, possibly on Wednesday, and will then move up the US East Coast.   Michael, which is the 13th named storm of the season, is already ...

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Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad rallies for successor and former foe Anwar

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad is campaigning for his designated successor and former foe Anwar Ibrahim, urging voters to support Anwar’s return to active politics. Mahathir’s appearance at a late night political rally Monday marked the first time in two decades that the two shared the same stage, after setting aside a bitter political feud to form an alliance that ...

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Opposition Venezuelan politician dies in jail

A jailed councilman in Venezuela arrested on suspicion of involvement in a failed assassination attempt on President Nicolas Maduro has died of suicide, the government said Monday. The official suicide claim drew swift denial from opposition leaders close to Fernando Alban, and a few dozen of his supporters gathered outside the headquarters of Venezuela’s intelligence service yelling “Maduro killer!” contending ...

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Death toll in Haiti earthquake rises to 15; 333 injured

The death toll from a 5.9 earthquake that hit Haiti over the weekend rose to 15 people with 333 injured, authorities said Monday, as thousands of people slept outdoors fearing aftershocks would topple their cracked homes. Haiti’s civil protection agency said it will soon deploy 70 soldiers to the Nord-Ouest and Artibonite provinces that were hardest hit, noting it already ...

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