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Death toll in Vietnam flooding, landslides rises to 68 Vietnam floods: Death toll rises to 68

The disasters have also injured 32 people, damaged infrastructure and killed more than 230,000 livestock in central and northern regions


California wildfires: Death toll rises as blazes continue California wildfires: Death toll rises to 40

More than 10,000 firefighters are battling 16 remaining blazes


Austria election: 31-year-old Sebastian Kurz tipped as next leader Young conservative tipped in Austria vote

The far-right Freedom Party (FPÖ) and the Social Democrats are competing for second place


Iraq conflict: Peshmerga 'deadline to leave Kirkuk' passes Peshmerga Kirkuk 'deadline' passes

Peshmerga fighters say they are preparing to defend positions in the city against possible attack by Iraqi forces


First commercial flight lands on remote St Helena First flight lands on remote St Helena

The island to which French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte was exiled after his defeat in the Battle of Waterloo in 1815, and where died


Kyrgyzstan to choose new president in historic election Kyrgyzstan to vote in historic election

Kyrgyzstan, which has been independent since the fall of the Soviet Union, is a nation of six million people


Death toll rises to 30 in Mogadishu blasts (Video) Death toll rises to 30 in Mogadishu blasts (Video)

Dozens more are wounded when a lorry packed with explosives detonated near the entrance of a hotel


Truck bomb rocks Somali capital, Kills 20 Truck bomb rocks Somali capital, Kills 20

The explosion occurs outside the Safari Hotel, a popular place but not one that is commonly used by government officials


Woman named to head sports federation in Saudi first Woman named to head sports federation in Saudi first

Saudi Arabia does not allow women to practise sports in the public sphere


Former UN chief Annan says Rohingya must return to Myanmar Former UN chief Annan says Rohingya must return to Myanmar

More than 500,000 people, mostly Rohingyas, have since late August crossed into Bangladesh, fleeing military operations in Myanmar's Rakhine state


Pressure grows on Catalan leader as independence deadline looms Pressure grows on Catalan leader as independence deadline looms

The wealthy region's drive to break away from Spain unleashes the country's worst political crisis in a generation


Iraq troops in armed standoff with Kurd forces Iraq troops in armed standoff with Kurd forces

The Kurds say they had received an ultimatum to withdraw


US drone strike 'kills 14 Isis militants in Afghanistan' US drone strike 'kills 14 Isis militants in Afghanistan'

The strike took place in a remote area of Afghanistan’s eastern Kunar province on Thursday afternoon


4 dead as plane crashes into sea off Ivory Coast in heavy rain 4 dead as plane crashes into sea off Ivory Coast in heavy rain

The plane crashes in heavy rain and the wreckage was swept back towards the shore near Port-Bouët


7 killed in Kenya high school shooting during raid 7 killed in Kenya high school shooting during raid

The incident comes a month after a high school girl was charged with murdering nine of her colleagues in a fire at a Nairobi boarding school

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