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    Quake jolts parts of Taiwan

    Reuters. Taipei | Updated at 05:55pm on April 18, 2019

    A 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck Taiwan's coastal city of Hualien on Thursday, shaking buildings and temporarily halting subway services in the capital Taipei, but there were no immediate reports of serious damage or casualties.

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    Kim oversees test of new weapon with ‘powerful warhead’

    Agence-France-Presse . Seoul | Updated at 01:26pm on April 18, 2019

    North Korea’s Kim Jong Un has supervised the test-firing of a new tactical weapon with a ‘powerful warhead’, state media reported Thursday, in the first...

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    29 German tourists killed in Madeira bus crash

    Agence France-Presse. Canico, Portugal | Updated at 11:50am on April 18, 2019

    Twenty-nine German tourists were killed when their bus spun off the road and tumbled down a slope before crashing into a house on the Portuguese...

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    Second phase of mammoth Indian polls begins

    Reuters. Bengaluru | Updated at 11:41am on April 18, 2019

    Voters across swaths of southern India began queuing up early on Thursday in the second phase of a mammoth, staggered general election in which opposition parties are trying to stop Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi from .......

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    Facing arrest, Peru ex-president Garcia kills self

    Agence France-Presse . Lima | Updated at 01:52am on April 18, 2019

    Peru’s former president Alan Garcia died in hospital on Wednesday after shooting himself in the head at his home as police were about to arrest...

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    Climate-change protesters disrupt London docklands train service

    Reuters . London | Updated at 01:22am on April 18, 2019

    Two environmental activists climbed onto the roof of a train in London’s Canary Wharf financial district on Wednesday as part of a third day of...

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    Storms kill 35 in India

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 01:03am on April 18, 2019

    Thunderstorms swept across western India killing at least 35 people and leaving widespread damage, officials said Wednesday.Strong winds barrelled through Rajasthan, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh...

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    Six killed in Libya capital as UN debates ceasefire demand

    Agence France-Presse . Tripoli | Updated at 12:57am on April 18, 2019

    Rocket fire on the Libyan capital Tripoli, which the UN-recognised government blamed on military strongman Khalifa Haftar, killed six people ahead of a Security Council...

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    Indonesia’s president looks set for election victory

    Reuters . Jakarta | Updated at 12:48am on April 18, 2019

    Indonesian president Joko Widodo appeared set for a second term as ‘quick count’ results from Wednesday’s election rolled in, but his challenger claimed that he...

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    India cancels poll in southern area over ‘vote buying’

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:37am on April 18, 2019

    Indian election authorities have cancelled voting in a southern region of the country after seizing more than 110 million rupees ($1.5 million) they believe was meant to influence the outcome, officials said Wednesday....