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Florida to evacuate 1.5 million before killer hurricane

U.S. President Barack Obama warned that the hurricane could have a devastating effect.

Antonio Guterres

Ban Ki-moon: Guterres, a superb choice as new UN chief

Mr. Guterres was nominated on Thursday.

Antonio Guterres

Portugal’s Antonio Guterres set to become next UN chief

The Portuguese got no veto vote from the permanent members of UN Security Council.


Pounds falls to lowest level in 31 years

“Sterling has finally and belatedly responded to the heightened and prolonged Brexit uncertainty.”


Ethiopia, Djibouti launch Africa’s first modern electrified railway

The railway has a designed hourly speed of 120 kilometres.


Trump’s organization did business with Iranian bank later linked to terrorism

The legal ramifications of the Trump Organization taking rent payments from Bank Melli are unclear.

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Dutch journalist killed in Libya

Jeroen Oerlemans was kidnapped and held for a week by Islamic extremists in Syria in 2012‎.

FILE- In this Monday, Oct. 6, 2003 file photo, Saudi Arabian capital Riyadh with the 'Kingdom Tower' photographed through a window of the 'Al-Faislia Tower' in the Saudi Arabian capital Riyadh. Saudi Arabia’s stock exchange has opened up to direct foreign investment for the first time. The decision to open up the Tadawul stock exchange on Monday comes at a crucial time for Saudi Arabia, whose revenue has taken a hit from the plunge in oil prices over the past year. The kingdom is the world’s largest exporter of crude. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, File)

Oil slump: Saudi Arabia switches to ‘Western’ calendar for civil servants pay

The Kingdom last week slashed ministers’ salaries by 20 per cent.


College graduates earn more than university graduates in Germany

“The income difference can be explained because college is more technology and natural science-oriented.”


Scores of Ethiopians killed in stampede after police fire warning shots during protest

Since late 2015, scores of protesters have been killed in clashes with police.


Australia says MH17 missile suspects might be confirmed by year-end

All 298 people on board the plane, including 28 Australians, were killed


Leaked records show Trump may have avoided taxes for 18 years

President Richard Nixon released his records while under audit in 1973.


Israel pays Turkey $20 million over flotilla deaths

The money is intended for the families of the 10 Turkish victims who were killed during a 2010 raid.


Taliban leaders watch U.S. presidential debate, blast Donald Trump

“They invade other people’s countries and kill innocent human beings for their vested interest.”

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

32,000 people arrested since failed Turkey coup

“Government has also fired by decree more than 50,000 civil servants and suspended tens of thousands more.”


ECOWAS Court holds 89 sessions, delivers 34 judgements in 2015/2016 legal year

“Between January 2001 when the judges were sworn in and January 2005, only two cases were filed.”

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Israel’s ex-prime minister Ehud Olmert has prison time extended

Ehud Olmert was convicted of bribe-taking and obstruction of justice.

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Former Israeli leader, Shimon Peres, dies at age 93

Peres’ body will lie in state at the Knesset on Thursday, and will be laid to rest in Jerusalem on Friday.

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Afghan soldiers kill 13 colleagues

Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack.


Britain vows to oppose any idea of EU army

“Europe needs to step up to the challenges of terrorism and of migration.”


Amnesty International commends ICC verdict on Al-Mahdi in Timbuktu destruction

“This positive development should not let us lose sight of the fact that hundreds of civilians were murdered.”

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ICC jails former Mali militant for destroying Timbuktu monuments

Al-Mahdi agreed not to appeal the sentence.

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are tightening their grips on the Democratic and Republican presidential nominations.

ANALYSIS: Confident Clinton rattles Trump in first US presidential debate

Mrs. Clinton walked onto the stage with a smile that exuded more confidence than that of her opponent, Donald Trump

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are tightening their grips on the Democratic and Republican presidential nominations.

First Trump-Clinton debate set to draw sky-high number of viewers

The high-stakes showdown IS expected to attract 100 million viewers.

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Saudi Arabia executes Ethiopian maid for killing child

Monday’s beheading brings to 119 the total number of executions so far this year.