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France step up search effort after flood

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Rescue services stepped up their search efforts in southwestern France on Sunday after floods cut off several villages and killed two people in Italy, with eight still missing in France. Breil-sur-Roya, a French village close to the Italian border, was a scene of devastation with houses buried in mud and turned-over cars stuck in...

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Egypt’s Al-Azhar slams Macron’s Islam remarks as ‘racist’

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Scholars at Egypt’s prestigious Sunni Islamic institution, Al-Azhar, have denounced remarks by French President Emmanuel Macron on “Islamist separatism” as “racist” and spreading “hate speech”. Macron on Friday unveiled plans to defend France’s secular values against radical Islam, describing Islam as a religion “in crisis” worldwide. “He made false accusations against Islam, that have...

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Sudan, rebel alliance sign peace deal

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Sudan’s transitional authorities and a rebel alliance signed on Saturday a peace deal agreed in August that aims to put an end to the country’s decades-long civil wars, in a televised ceremony in Juba. “The next biggest challenge is to work with all local and international partners to preach the agreement and its benefits,”...

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South African economy could shrink more than forecast

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South Africa’s Finance Minister Tito Mboweni warned Sunday the economy could shrink by more than the 7 percent forecast by policymakers and the central bank for 2020, adding that public finances are “overstretched”. The economy of Africa’s most industrialised nation contracted by more than half in the second quarter of this year, an unprecedented...

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

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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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Survivor recalls horror after Congo mine collapse

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Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) – Kinyenye Furaha passed out from shock when he realised a mine collapse in eastern Congo had buried more than 50 fellow miners including his brother, he said on Sunday, as the hunt continued for bodies two days after the disaster. Miners searching the site near the town of...

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Bahrain opposition rejects Israel normalisation

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Bahraini opposition groups have rejected a decision by the Gulf state to normalise relations with Israel with a leading Shia Muslim leader calling on the people of the region to resist. Muslim scholar Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim, who lives in Iran, said on Sunday he was against normalisation between Arab countries and Israel, in a statement...

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