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Pakistan: Monsoon floods kill 24 and injure 20 Thursday, August 20th, 2020

MULTAN, (AP):- Relentless monsoon rains lashed Pakistan's most populous province overnight and on Thursday, killing 24 people and injuring 18, emergency services said. Most of the deaths were caused by collapsing roofs and walls, according to the emergency services spokesman Muhammad Asghar. Many..

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NKorea to unveil new economic plans in January party meeting Wednesday, August 19th, 2020

By KIM TONG-HYUNG, SEOUL, South Korea (AP):- North Korea will hold a rare ruling party congress in January where leader Kim Jong Un will announce a new five-year plan to develop the country’s dismal economy ravaged by U.S.-led sanctions and the coronavirus pandemic, state media said..

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Mali’s president and prime minister held by mutinous troops Tuesday, August 18th, 2020

By BABA AHMED and KRISTA LARSON, BAMAKO, Mali (AP):- Mutinous soldiers detained Mali’s president and prime minister Tuesday after surrounding a residence and firing into the air in an apparent coup attempt after several months of demonstrations calling for President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita’s..

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1 dead as strong quake hits central Philippines

MANILA, (AFP):- A 6.6-magnitude earthquake shook the central Philippines on Tuesday, sending residents fleeing their homes and damaging buildings and roads, with at least one person killed. The shallow quake struck southeast of Masbate Island in the Bicol region at 8.03am (7.03am in Thailand), the..

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Saudi appoints 10 women to senior roles in holy mosques Sunday, August 16th, 2020

RIYADH, (AFP):- Saudi Arabia has appointed 10 women to senior roles at Islam's two holiest sites, authorities said Sunday, as the conservative petro-state seeks to boost female employment. The appointment of women in senior positions at religious institutions is rare in the Islamic kingdom, which..

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New Zealand counts 13 new cases, most linked

WELLINGTON, New Zealand:- Health authorities reported 13 new cases of the coronavirus in New Zealand on Sunday, including 12 linked to an outbreak in the city of Auckland and one returning traveler who was already in quarantine. The outbreak in Auckland, discovered Tuesday, has prompted officials..

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Rio reopens Christ the Redeemer, other sites after virus closure Saturday, August 15th, 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO, (AFP):- Major tourist sites in Rio de Janeiro, including the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue overlooking the Brazilian city, reopened to the public on Saturday after being closed for five months due to the coronavirus pandemic. "The reopening of the Christ (monument) symbolizes..

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