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A landslide in Nepal killed at least 11 people, 20 others remain missing

by on September 13, 2020 0

The landslide, caused by heavy rain in the Sindhupalchok District, also injured five people and destroyed 11 homes. Monsoon rains in the region triggered severe flooding and landslides in Nepal, India and Bangladesh in August. Located near the Nepal-China border, Sindhupalchok has been battered by landslides this year. There were 17 documented landslide incidents that have...

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At Afghan peace talks, the hard work begins

by on September 13, 2020 0

Peace talks between the Taliban and Afghan government negotiators get down to business Sunday, with the search for a lasting ceasefire one of many key issues up for discussion. A slick opening ceremony in the Qatari capital Doha on Saturday saw the Afghan government, and allies including the US, call for a ceasefire. But...

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Powerful typhoon slams Japan with violent winds, heavy rain

by on September 6, 2020 0

A powerful typhoon began to lash southern Japan on Sunday, with officials warning it could bring record rainfall and winds strong enough to snap power line poles and flip cars. Typhoon Haishen, categorised as “large” and “extremely strong”, has prompted evacuation advisories for more than three million residents, particularly in Kyushu — one of...

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Hong Kong police swoop on postponed poll protests

by on September 6, 2020 0

Nearly 300 people were arrested by Hong Kong police on Sunday as riot officers swooped on democracy protesters opposed to the postponement of local elections. Sunday was meant to be voting day for the city’s partially elected legislature, one of the few instances where Hong Kongers get to cast ballots. But the city’s pro-Beijing...

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Seven civilians killed by roadside bomb in Afghanistan

by on August 23, 2020 0

Three women, two children and two men died when their vehicle struck the roadside bomb in Ghazni province. At least seven civilians have been killed by a roadside bomb in eastern Afghanistan, the latest violence in the country amid new uncertainties over the start of talks between the Taliban and the government. Three women,...

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