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    34 dead in Uganda landslide

    Agence France-Presse . Kampala | Updated at 12:00am on October 13, 2018

    At least 34 people have been killed after a river in eastern Uganda burst its banks, sending thick sludge and rocks barrelling into homes, disaster officials said Friday....

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    Michael brings dangerous winds, flooding in US Mid-Atlantic –NHC

    Reuters . Panama City | Updated at 11:20am on October 12, 2018

    Tropical Storm Michael is bringing damaging winds and life-threatening flash flooding over portions of North Carolina and Virginia before heading off into the Atlantic Ocean,...

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    Bangladesh ahead of South Asian countries

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:06am on October 12, 2018

    Bangladesh performed better than the South Asian countries average and the Lower Middle-Income countries average in all criteria except for stunting, showed the World Bank’s Human Capital Index launched on Thursday....

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    Cuban president marks change of style with first tweet

    Agence Framce-Presse . Havana | Updated at 12:00am on October 12, 2018

    Cuba’s president Miguel Diaz-Canel sent his first message on Twitter on Wednesday, helping to set a new tone as leader of the Communist-run island compared with his predecessors the Castros....

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    Russian space rocket fails in mid-air, two men land safely

    Reuters . Kazakhstan | Updated at 12:00am on October 12, 2018

    The two-man US-Russian crew of a Soyuz spacecraft taking them to the orbiting International Space Station had to make a dramatic emergency landing in Kazakhstan on Thursday when a rocket failed in mid-air....

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    Tony Blair sees 50-50 chance of another Brexit referendum

    Reuters . London | Updated at 12:00am on October 12, 2018

    Former British leader Tony Blair said there was a 50-50 chance of another Brexit referendum as prime minister Theresa May will be unlikely to secure a parliamentary majority for any divorce deal....

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    Indonesia calls off grim search for dead

    Agence France-Presse . Indonesia | Updated at 12:00am on October 12, 2018

    Indonesia Thursday called off the grim search for those killed in a quake-tsunami, with no hope of retrieving around 5,000 bodies believed to be still buried under the ruins nearly two weeks after the disaster....

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    Rocket carrying space station crew fails in midair, crew safe

    Reuters . Baikonur, Kazakhstan | Updated at 04:29pm on October 11, 2018

    A booster rocket carrying a Soyuz spacecraft with a Russian and US astronaut on board headed for the International Space Station failed mid-air on Thursday,...

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    IMF warns against trade, currency wars, urges fix to global rules

    Reuters . Nusa Dua | Updated at 12:00am on October 12, 2018

    International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde on Thursday warned countries against engaging in trade and currency wars that hurt global growth and imperil ‘innocent bystanders.’....

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    Erdogan, Trump step up pressure over missing Saudi journalist

    Agence France-Presse . Istanbul | Updated at 11:15am on October 11, 2018

    Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan urged Saudi Arabia to release footage of Jamal Khashoggi and president Donald Trump demanded answers over his fate, as the kingdom faced growing pressure Thursday to provide a convincing explanation for the journalist’s disappearance....