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Twin cyclones batter Australia By AFP | Last Updated: 23rd March, 2019, 10:31

Cyclone Trevor, pushing a huge storm tide and packing winds of up to 250 kilometres per hour (150 mph)

Twin cyclones batter Australia

Death toll rises to 62 in China chemical plant blast China blast: Death toll rises to 62

The death toll appeared likely to rise still further, with another 28 people still listed as missing


Brexit: Vote on Theresa May's deal may not happen next week Vote on PM's Brexit deal may not happen

It comes after European Council President Donald Tusk said Brexit's fate was "in Britain's hands"


26 dead in central China tour bus fire 26 dead in central China tour bus fire

Grisly car accidents are common in China, where transport authorities struggle to enforce safety regulations, which are often flouted


Trump-Russia: Special counsel Robert Mueller delivers report Mueller delivers Trump-Russia report

The Attorney General William Barr will now summarise the report and decide how much to share with Congress


Trump North Korea sanctions tweet sparks confusion Trump sanctions tweet sparks confusion

Mr Trump caused confusion on Friday when he tweeted that "additional large-scale sanctions" would be withdrawn


Cyclone Idai kills at least 557 in southern Africa Cyclone Idai: 557 killed in southern Africa

The storm has so far killed 557 people across Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi


23 soldiers in Chad killed in Boko Haram raid 23 soldiers in Chad killed in Boko Haram raid

Boko Haram elements attacked the Chadian army position at around 1 am, killing 23 troops


Value water resources, ensure their inclusive management: UN chief Value water resources, ensure their inclusive management: UN chief

In a message marking the World Water Day that falls on March 22, the UN chief says these are vital steps towards a more peaceful and prosperous future


Indian forces kills 5 insurgents, 12-year-old boy in Kashmir Indian forces kills 5 insurgents, 12-year-old boy in Kashmir

Police say a grenade attack by insurgents wounded three police officers in Sopore area


Malala urges G20 to boost funds for girls' schooling Malala urges G20 to boost funds for girls' schooling

Malala became a global symbol for girls' education and human rights after a gunman boarded her school bus in October 2012


At least 60 killed in Ghana bus collision: police At least 60 killed in Ghana bus collision: police

Police commander Joseph Antwi Gyawu says the crash happened at about 2:00 am


Imam says New Zealand is broken-hearted but not broken

Imam says New Zealand is broken-hearted but not broken

New Zealanders observed the Muslim call to prayer Friday in reflecting on the moment one week ago when 50 worshippers at two mosques were slain


Erdogan calls for fight on Islamophobia as on anti-Semitism Erdogan calls for fight on Islamophobia as on anti-Semitism

Erdogan says far-right neo-nazi groups should be treated as terrorists in the same way as Islamic State jihadists


Erdogan says Trump position on Golan risks 'new crisis' Erdogan says Trump position on Golan risks 'new crisis'

Erdogan says the OIC would not "remain silent to such a sensitive issue like this"


Man in north China drives into pedestrians, killing 6 Man in north China drives into pedestrians, killing 6

The 44-year-old Cui was then shot dead by police


Trump: Time to recognise Golan Heights as Israeli territory Trump: Time to recognise Golan as Israeli

Syria, which has sought to regain the region, has so far made no comments


N Korea quits liaison office with S Korea N Korea quits liaison office with S Korea

North Korea has withdrawn from the inter-Korean liaison office which was opened amid a warming of ties last year to facilitate talks with the South


Sri Lanka Tamils demand foreign judges in war crimes probe Sri Lanka Tamils demand foreign judges in war crimes probe

The probe is meant to include a special "hybrid" court involving both local and foreign judges and prosecutors


New Zealand Muslims will be 'safe' after mosque attack: NZ minister to OIC N.Zealand Muslims will be 'safe': NZ minister to OIC

Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu praised New Zealand authorities and their "sincere solidarity messages"


Cyclone Idai kills at least 437 in southern Africa: UN Cyclone Idai kills at least 437 in southern Africa: UN

The number of confirmed deaths from Cyclone Idai in southern Africa has risen to at least 437 with officials expecting the death toll to rise further


China chemical blast death toll rises to 47 China chemical blast death toll rises to 47

The powerful explosion followed a fire at the factory which produces fertiliser


India's Modi chooses Hindu holy city of Varanasi for elections Modi chooses Hindu holy city of Varanasi for elections

His right wing party decimated the Indian National Congress led by Rahul Gandhi in the 2014 elections


BJP releases first list for Lok Sabha polls BJP releases first list for LS polls

The most notable names that have found the place in the first list are Prime Minister Narendra Modi who will again contest from Varanasi


200,000 people in Zimbabwe affected by floods, cyclone: UN 200,000 people in Zimbabwe affected by floods: UN

In hardest-hit Mozambique, an estimated 400,000 people have been displaced, according to the UN


Mass funeral held to bury 26 slain in New Zealand Mass funeral held to bury 26 slain in NZ

The funeral is taking place at a Muslim cemetery where more than a dozen of the 50 killed last week already have been laid to rest


Christchurch shootings: NZ police admit error in naming murder charge victim Victim named in NZ murder charge is alive

Fifty people lost their lives in the shootings at two mosques in the city


Christchurch shootings: New Zealand falls silent for mosque victims NZ falls silent for mosque attack victims

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern joins thousands of mourners near the Al-Noor mosque, one of two places of worship targeted in last Friday's shootings


China chemical blast death toll rises to 44 China chemical blast death toll rises to 44

China's earthquake administration reported a tremor equivalent to 2.2-magnitude at the time of the blast


Brexit: EU leaders agree Article 50 delay plan EU leaders agree Brexit delay plan

The UK will be offered a delay until 22 May, if MPs approve the withdrawal deal negotiated with the EU next week


Iraq ferry disaster death toll nears 100 Iraq ferry disaster death toll nears 100

At least 19 children and 61 women were among the 94 people said to have died, and 55 people were rescued


3-day national mourning declared in Iraq after ferry disaster Death toll rises to 83 in Iraq ferry disaster

Iraq Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi has visits the accident site in Mosul and declared three days of national mourning


5 mosques vandalised in central England 5 mosques vandalised in central England

The attacks in Birmingham are being treated as linked. No motive has been established.


Indian government not to send representative to Pakistan National Day in Delhi Indian govt to skip Pakistan National Day observation

Indian government not to sent official representative to Pakistan National Day event as Pakistan had invited representatives of Hurriyat conference


Aaron Campbell jailed for 27 yrs in Alesha murder case Alesha MacPhail’s killer jailed for 27 yrs

During his trial, Aaron Campbell has repeatedly denied he abducted, raped and killed the six-year-old on the Isle of Bute last July


Italian bus driver hijacks 51 children, set vehicle on fire Italian bus driver hijacks 51 children, set vehicle on fire

A bus driver in northern Italy abducted 51 children and their chaperones Wednesday


New Zealand school enforces ‘ban’ on hijab New Zealand school enforces ‘ban’ on hijab

Students at a top Auckland girls school were told the hijab violates dress code despite national calls to support Muslim community


A Shortage of Women in China has led to the Trafficking of ‘Brides’ From Myanmar A Shortage of Women in China has led to the Trafficking

In China forced to have only one child, Chinese parents often abandoned female babies or had sex-selective abortions in favor of males


US woman sues Harvard over 'slave ancestor' pictures US woman sues Harvard over 'slave ancestor' pictures

A US woman who says she is descended from slaves who were photographed in 1850 by a racist Harvard University professor


‘Mozambique cyclone death toll Rises to 217’ ‘Mozambique cyclone death toll Rises to 217’

There are fears that the death toll could rise as some regions have become completely inaccessible

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