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    Lankan ambassador to Vienna recalled for not answering phone

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:39am on September 16, 2018

    Sri Lanka president Maithripala Sirisena recalled his top envoy to Austria and five other embassy staff for failing to answer his long-distance telephone calls, officials said Saturday....

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    Super Typhoon Mangkhut claims first victims

    Agence France-Presse . Tuguegarao | Updated at 12:51pm on September 15, 2018

    Super Typhoon Mangkhut — the biggest storm of the year — smashed through the Philippines on Saturday, and claimed its first death as...

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    Three killed in Mexico tourist hotspot, police chase ‘mariachi’ gunmen

    Reuters . Mexico City | Updated at 11:25am on September 15, 2018

    Gunmen with rifles and pistols killed three people on Friday and injured at least seven in a tourist plaza in downtown Mexico City, police said,...

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    Hurricane Florence plows inland, leaving five dead, states flooded

    Reuters . Wilmington | Updated at 10:37am on September 15, 2018

    Hurricane Florence plowed into the Carolinas and lumbered slowly inland on Friday, knocking down trees, gorging rivers, dumping sheets of rain and leaving five people...

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    Much of Carolinas awash after Hurricane Florence moves in

    Reuters . Wilmington | Updated at 12:42am on September 15, 2018

    Hurricane Florence, weakened but still dangerous, crashed into the Carolinas on Friday as a giant, slow-moving storm that stranded residents with floodwaters and swamped part of the town of New Bern at the beginning of what could be a dayslong deluge....

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    Thailand eases 4-year ban on political activities

    Agence France-Presse . Bangkok | Updated at 12:40am on September 15, 2018

    Thailand partially eased its ban on political activities, the ruling junta announced Friday, allowing political parties to recruit new members for the first time in four year as the countdown begins for a much-anticipated national poll. ...

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    Wind, rain lashes north Philippines as huge typhoon approaches

    Reuters . Manila | Updated at 02:27pm on September 14, 2018

    Philippine authorities evacuated more areas on Friday and warned an estimated 5.2 million people in the path of a powerful typhoon to stay indoors, as...

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    Hurricane Florence deluges Carolinas ahead of landfall

    Reuters . Wilmington | Updated at 02:12pm on September 14, 2018

    Rain, wind and rising floodwaters from Hurricane Florence swamped the Carolinas early on Friday as the massive storm crawled toward the coast, threatening millions of...

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    Dozens of gas blasts rock Boston suburbs, killing at least one, injuring 12

    Reuters . Andover | Updated at 12:47pm on September 14, 2018

    Dozens of explosions, apparently triggered by a natural gas pipeline rupture, rocked three communities near Boston on Thursday, killing at least one person, injuring 12...

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    India bans 328 combination drugs in setback for pharma companies

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 01:21am on September 14, 2018

    The Indian government has banned 328 combination drugs in a blow to both domestic and foreign pharmaceutical firms, but the ban has been cheered by health activists worried about growing antibiotic resistance due to the misuse of medicines....