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Twin quakes hit off Indonesian island of Sumba: USGS Twin quakes hit off Indonesian island of Sumba: USGS

A shallow and moderately strong 5.9 quake struck at 2359 GMT, around 40 kilometres (25 miles) off Sumba, an island of some 750,000 people


2 plane crashes in southern California in 24 hrs 2 plane crashes in southern California in 24 hrs

The two crashes occurred about 100 yards (91.4 meters) away near the Brackett Field Airport in La Verne


North Korea estimated to have 20-60 nuclear weapons North Korea estimated to have 20-60 nuclear weapons

The North entered talks with the United States and South Korea earlier this year


UK passengers stranded as airline collapses UK passengers stranded as airline collapses

Most of the airline's business involved taking Scandinavian holidaymakers to destinations such as Spain, Greece, Italy, Egypt and Turkey


North Korea says peace treaty no bargaining chip for denuclearisation N. Korea says peace treaty no bargaining chip for denuclearisation

It flatly described that as only the "most basic... process" to restore ties, not a point for negotiation


Catalan protests: Separatists clash with police in Barcelona Separatists clash with police in Barcelona

More than 180,000 demonstrators marched in Barcelona


Sierra Leone military truck flips over, killing 13

Sierra Leone military truck flips over, killing 13

The open-air truck was carrying more than 40 soldiers from their barracks to a funeral in Freetown when its brakes failed as it descended a steep hill


Wife of ex-Guatemalan dictator Rios Montt dies at 89 Wife of ex-Guatemalan dictator dies

The late dictator has beeconvicted in 2013 of genocide and crimes against humanity for the massacre of 1,771 indigenous Ixil Mayans


South Sudan explosion: 'At least 10 dead' in grenade attack At least 10 dead' in South Sudan grenade attack

South Sudan’s five-year civil war has led to the wide availability of grenades and other weapons in the country


Indonesia earthquake and tsunami: Dead buried in mass grave Quake and tsunami dead buried in mass grave

Some remote areas have yet to be contacted, and there are fears that the death toll could rise further


Indonesia tsunami: Death toll rises to over 1,200

Indonesia death toll rises to 1,200

The 7.5-magnitude quake struck just off the central island of Sulawesi, setting off a tsunami that hit the coastal city of Palu


Putin visit to India Oct 4-5 Putin visit to India Oct 4-5

Putin is going to India on an official visit


Australia finds Myanmar situation ‘deeply disturbing’ Australia finds Myanmar situation ‘deeply disturbing’

“We also supported a resolution to pursue accountability for serious international crimes,” says Australian High Commission in Dhaka


Frenchman in Nobel scandal jailed for 2 years for rape Frenchman in Nobel scandal jailed for 2 years for rape

The scandal erupted in November 2017


Trump hails 'great deal' on US-Canada-Mexico trade Trump hails 'great deal' on US-Canada-Mexico trade

The new pact known as the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement "solves the many deficiencies and mistakes"


Nobel Prize in Medicine to American, Japanese Nobel Prize in Medicine to American, Japanese

James Allison of the Texas University & Tasuku Honjo of Japan's Kyoto University have been awarded jointly for discovering a form of cancer therapy


Toll exceeds 840 in Indonesia disaster Toll exceeds 840 in Indonesia disaster

The massive earthquake and tsunami that hit the island of Sulawesi also displace nearly 50,000 people


Britain's top diplomat under fire over EU-USSR comparison Britain's top diplomat under fire over EU-USSR comparison

His remarks come just six months before Britain withdraws from the European Union in a divorce


4 remain in hospital after Pacific lagoon plane crash 4 remain in hospital after Pacific lagoon plane crash

The airline revealed Saturday that one of the passengers hadn't been accounted for


Two Koreas remove landmines at tense border Two Koreas remove landmines at tense border

A spokesman says the operation had begun on both sides, though this was not confirmed by the North


Pro-independence protesters in Catalonia block roads, railway line: TV Pro-independence protesters in Catalonia block roads, railway line: TV

Hundreds of activists occupy the high-speed railway tracks in Girona, north of Barcelona


Iran fires missiles at Syria 'terrorists' after deadly attack Iran fires missiles at Syria 'terrorists' after deadly attack

The missiles hit the Syrian desert border town of Albu Kamal on the west of the Euphrates River


US, Mexico, Canada agree on free trade pact to replace NAFTA US, Mexico, Canada agree on free trade pact to replace NAFTA

The agreement allows them to sign the agreement before Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto leaves office December 1


Indonesia earthquake and tsunami: Desperate search for survivors Desperate search for tsunami survivors

More than 830 are confirmed dead but the scale of destruction in remote areas is not yet clear


Maldives ex-leader Gayoom freed on bail Maldives ex-leader Gayoom freed on bail

Gayoom had ruled the nation of 340,000 Sunni Muslims for 30 straight years till he was defeated at the country's first multi-party elections in 2008


Afghan troops kill 20 militants in Helmand province Afghan troops kill 20 militants in Helmand province

Six hideouts and bunkers, four vehicles and 27 motorcycles have been also destroyed as a result of the raid in the province


Mass burial to be held for tsunami victims Mass burial to be held for tsunami victims

A magnitude 7.5 earthquake spawned the deadly tsunami on Friday evening


Brett Kavanaugh: FBI contacts Deborah Ramirez for interview FBI contacts second woman over Kavanaugh

President Donald Trump orders a new investigation after the judge's first accuser testified to a Senate panel


Indonesia earthquake death toll climbs to 832

Indonesia earthquake death toll climbs to 832

Many people have been reported trapped in the rubble of buildings that collapsed in Friday's 7.5-magnitude earthquake


Trump says he and Kim Jong Un ‘in love’ Trump says he and Kim Jong Un ‘in love’

Trump met Kim in Singapore in June for the first-ever summit between the two countries that have never signed a peace treaty


Death toll in Indonesia quake-tsunami hits 420 Death toll in Indonesia quake-tsunami hits 420

Earlier this year, a series of powerful quakes hit Lombok, killing more than 550 people on the holiday island and neighbouring Sumbawa


Polls open in landmark referendum on Macedonia's name Polls open in landmark referendum on Macedonia's name

The June deal would end a dispute dating from the early 1990s when Macedonia declared independence from Yugoslavia


Indonesia tsunami: Rescuers dig through rubble for survivors Rescuers search for Indonesia survivors

The Red Cross estimates that more than 1.6 million people have been affected by the earthquake and tsunami


Russian spy poisoning: Woman 'identifies' suspect as Anatoliy Chepiga Russian woman 'identifies' Salisbury suspect

Russia denies any involvement in the Novichok nerve agent attack, in which former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter were poisoned on March 4


Tsunami-hit Indonesia shopping mall being looted Tsunami-hit Indonesia shopping mall being looted

A magnitude 7.5 earthquake spawned a deadly tsunami on Friday evening, killing more than 400


Turkey's Erdogan opens mosque in German city of Cologne Erdogan opens major mosque in Germany

His three-day trip to Germany has been controversial, with the president making remarks criticising his hosts


Egypt sentences activist for 'spreading fake news' Egypt activist sentenced over 'fake news'

Egypt has recently passed a law that tightens controls over the internet - a move condemned by rights activists


14 injured, 6 arrested in Catalonia clash 14 injured, 6 arrested in Catalonia clash

Catalan regional police say that they have made two arrests after Catalan separatists clashed with police in downtown Barcelona


Indonesia tsunami: Death toll climbs to 408 Indonesia tsunami: Death toll climbs to 408

Dozens remain missing, some thought to be trapped in the debris of collapsed buildings in the city of Palu

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