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Five killed as cyclone Roanu starts to batter Bangladesh

Five killed as cyclone Roanu starts to batter Bangladesh

A cyclone battered the coast of Bangladesh on Saturday killing at least five people after lashing India’s east coast with heavy rain and wind. Authorities in low-lying Bangladesh have relocated about 500,000 people into 3,500 shelters, the disaster minister said, even as Cyclone Roanu killed three people in house collapses and two in landslides. “We’ve shifted most of the people […]

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Australian firm names Russia, Putin in MH17 compensation claim: report

Australian firm names Russia, Putin in MH17 compensation claim: report

An Australian law firm has filed a compensation claim against Russia and President Vladimir Putin in the European Court of Human Rights on behalf of families of victims of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17, shot down in 2014, media reported. The jetliner crashed in Ukraine in pro-Russian rebel-held territory on July 17, 2014, killing all 298 people on board, including 28 […]

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Four killed, 90 injured in Baghdad Green Zone riots: hospitals

Four killed, 90 injured in Baghdad Green Zone riots: hospitals

At least four people were killed and 90 injured among anti-corruption protesters who stormed Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone on Friday, hospital sources said on Saturday. Iraqi security forces used live and rubber bullets as well as tear gas to dislodge the protesters from the district that houses government buildings, parliament and embassies. The toll, compiled from four hospitals where […]

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Watford confirm Mazzarri as new manager

Watford confirm Mazzarri as new manager

Italian Walter Mazzarri will manage Watford in the English Premier League next season after the club confirmed the former Inter Milan coach as the replacement for Quique Sanchez Flores on Saturday. The 54-year-old, who has also coached Napoli and Sampdoria, signed a three-year deal to take over as manager from July 1, Watford said on their official Twitter feed. Sanchez […]

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Malaysia’s police nab 14 in anti-terror crackdown

Malaysia’s police nab 14 in anti-terror crackdown

Malaysian authorities detained 14 people believed to have links to the Islamic State (IS) in a series of raids across several states earlier this week. The 14 – all Malaysians – are the latest to be detained by authorities who have been on a concerted campaign over the past few years to stamp out the threat of Islamist militancy in […]

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Hard-working Griezmann among top three in world – Simeone

Hard-working Griezmann among top three in world – Simeone

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone rates Antoine Griezmann as one of the top three players in the world and says the forward owes it to his ability to work hard and the willingness to listen. A prolific Griezmann has been key to Atletico’s success this season and Simeone will expect the French forward to live upto his expectations in next […]

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Tanzanian president sacks minister for being drunk on the job

Tanzanian president sacks minister for being drunk on the job

Tanzania’s president has sacked his home affairs minister after he turned up to parliament and answered questions while under the influence of alcohol, the presidency said late on Friday. President John Magufuli, who took office in November, has promised to tackle corruption and inefficiency in government. He has sacked several senior officials for graft and cut spending he deemed wasteful, such […]

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Dutch climber dies during descent from Everest summit

Dutch climber dies during descent from Everest summit

A 36-year-old Dutch climber died while descending from the summit of Everest, the first to perish this year on the world’s highest mountain, officials in Nepal said on Saturday. Eric Ary Arnold was among over 40 climbers who reached the 8,850 metre (29,035 feet) summit on Friday, but died later that day while coming down on high-altitude slopes known as […]

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G7 united against Brexit but can only hope for an ‘In’ vote

G7 united against Brexit but can only hope for an ‘In’ vote

Finance leaders of the Group of Seven industrial powers united over the weekend in wishing that Britain stays in the European Union, but acknowledged they could do little more than hope. “The G7 did not talk about a Plan B to respond to what would happen if Britain left the European Union,” French Finance Minister Michel Sapin told Reuters on […]

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Russia says financing extra doping tests for athletes going to Rio

Russia says financing extra doping tests for athletes going to Rio

Russia is financing an additional testing program for its track and field athletes who may compete in the Rio Olympics, a step to prove commitment to cleaning up the sport amid widespread doping allegations, the country’s sports ministry said. Russia is at the heart of the biggest doping scandal in sport and its track and field athletes are suspended as […]

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