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    Japan quake, landslides leave eight dead, dozens missing

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 10:55am on September 06, 2018

    A powerful 6.6-magnitude quake rocked the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido Thursday, killing two people, collapsing homes, and triggering landslides that left dozens missing. Multiple,...

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    20 killed in twin blasts at sports centre in Afghan capital

    Reuters . Kabul | Updated at 10:41am on September 06, 2018

    A suicide attack at a wrestling club in a Shi’ite neighborhood of the Afghan capital Kabul and a second explosion apparently targeting emergency services and...

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    1.4b risk disease from lack of exercise: WHO

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 01:06am on September 06, 2018

    More than 1.4 billion adults are putting themselves at heightened risk of deadly diseases by not getting enough exercise, doctors are warning, with global activity levels virtually unchanged in nearly two decades....

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    Qatar lifts controversial exit visa system for most workers

    Reuters . Dubai | Updated at 01:02am on September 06, 2018

    Qatar amended its residency laws on Tuesday to allow most foreign workers to leave the country without exit permits from their employers, a provision which labour rights groups have long said should be abolished...

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    British foreign secretary to host Myanmar talks at UN

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 12:51am on September 06, 2018

    British foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt said Tuesday he would host talks at the UN this month over allegations Myanmar’s military committed genocide against the Rohingya minority, warning the perpetrators must be brought to justice....

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    10 Emirates passengers taken ill on Dubai-New York flight

    Reuters . Dubai | Updated at 09:01pm on September 05, 2018

    Emirates airline said on Wednesday that 10 passengers were taken ill on a flight to New York to Dubai. Local New York media earlier reported...

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    Facebook, Twitter face Congress over foreign bids to tilt politics

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 08:06pm on September 05, 2018

    Top executives from Facebook Inc and Twitter Inc defend their companies in the US Congress on Wednesday over what lawmakers see as a failure to...

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    New book by Woodward says Trump wanted Syrian president killed

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 11:20am on September 05, 2018

    US president Donald Trump wanted to have Syrian president Bashar al-Assad assassinated last year but his defence secretary ignored the request, according to a new...

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    Typhoon kills 10 in Japan, boats move tourists from flooded airport

    Reuters . Tokyo | Updated at 10:33am on September 05, 2018

    A powerful typhoon killed at least 10 people in western Japan and an airport company started to transfer some 3,000 stranded passengers by boats, public...

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    Govts not ready for Poland climate change talks: Fiji PM

    Reuters . Bangkok | Updated at 12:53am on September 05, 2018

    Governments are unprepared for a crucial climate change meeting in Poland later this year aimed at ensuring the full implementation of the 2015 Paris Agreement, Fiji prime minister Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama said on Tuesday at the opening of climate talks in Bangkok....