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    Over 1.6m without power as Irma bears down on Florida

    Reuters . Miami | Updated at 12:05am on September 11, 2017

    More than 1.6 million homes and businesses in south Florida were without power from Hurricane Irma on Sunday, the state’s largest utility said, and repairs to its system will take weeks, threatening to leave millions in the dark...

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    Venezuela to sell oil in currencies other than dollar

    Agence France-Presse . Caracas | Updated at 12:10am on September 10, 2017

    Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro announced Friday his government will sell oil and other commodities in currencies other than the dollar, in a bid to weather US-imposed sanctions on the embattled country...

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    Anger after boy killed resisting sex attack in Indian school

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 07:06pm on September 09, 2017

    Angry parents scuffled with Indian police in riot gear at an international school near New Delhi Saturday after a staff member was arrested for slitting...

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    Turkey kills 99 Kurdish militants in latest operations

    Reuters | Updated at 06:29pm on September 09, 2017

    Turkish security forces have killed 99 Kurdish militants, including a high-ranking one, in operations in southeast Turkey over the last two weeks, the armed forces...

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    Denmark donates Tk 256m for Rohingya refugees 

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 12:55pm on September 09, 2017

    The Danish government has allocated Tk 256 million to United Nations World Food Programme as relief efforts for the newly-arrived Rohingya refugees coming to Bangladesh from Myanmar...

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    Saudi Arabia suspends any talks with Qatar

    Reuters . Dubai | Updated at 12:00am on September 10, 2017

    Saudi Arabia on Saturday suspended any dialogue with Qatar, accusing it of ‘distorting facts’, just after a report of a phone call between the leaders of both countries suggested a breakthrough in the Gulf dispute...

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    Pope addresses violence against women on Colombia visit

    BBC | Updated at 09:25am on September 09, 2017

    Pope Francis has condemned ‘verbal and physical violence towards women’ and called for ‘respect’ while addressing large crowds on a visit to Colombia...

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    Hurricane Irma makes landfall in Cuba as Category 5

    Reuters | Updated at 09:50am on September 09, 2017

    Hurricane Irma strengthened and made landfall in Cuba on Friday as a Category 5 storm, as millions of Florida residents were ordered to evacuate after the storm killed 21 people in the eastern Caribbean and left catastrophic destruction in its wake...

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    Mexico quake death toll rises to 61

    BBC | Updated at 08:50am on September 09, 2017

    The number of people killed by a powerful earthquake off the southern coast of Mexico has risen to at least 61, officials say...

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    Quake hits northern Japan

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 01:30am on September 09, 2017

    A moderate 5.3-magnitude earthquake struck northern Japan Friday night but there was no tsunami warning, Japanese authorities said...