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British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson

Queen Elizabeth allows British PM Johnson to suspend parliament before Brexit

Johnson set October 14 for the Queen’s Speech – the formal state opening of a new session of parliament that is preceded by a suspension of the House of Commons.

A picture shows cars trapped in the mud after floods in Saka, Hiroshima prefecture on July 8, 2018. – Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe warned on July 8 of a “race against time” to rescue flood victims as authorities issued new alerts over record rains that have killed at least 48 people. (Photo by Martin BUREAU/AFP).

One dead, 810,000 ordered to evacuate as storm hits Japan

A TV footage showed a flooded train station and residential areas in the city of Saga

Donald Trump

Trump pledges full support for Brazilian leader amid wildfires

The Brazilian leader responded on Twitter, saying his country is fighting the wildfires with great success.

Russia on map

Russian researchers discover five islands in Arctic

The islands vary in size from 900 to 54,500 square metres.

Jair Bolsonaro,

Brazil rejects $22m aid from G7 countries

“We appreciate (the offer), but maybe those resources are more relevant to reforest Europe,” a Brazilian administration official said.

Angela Merkel

Surprise visit by Iran’s top diplomat ‘not a G7 event’, says Merkel

Merkel described Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif’s drop-in as “a parallel event in the same spot”.

The wreckage of the plane landed on a road (Photo Credit: BBC)

Seven killed in collision between plane, helicopter on Mallorca

Police and fire services were called to the scene, as the plane went up in flames, reports said.

Syria on map used to illustrate the story.

Syria accuses Israel of launching missile attack on Damascus

According to the Syrians, most of the incoming missiles were destroyed before they could hit any target.

North Korea President, Kim Jong-Un [Photo credit: News.com.au]

North Korean leader oversees test of ‘super-large rocket launcher’

North Korea on Saturday fired from a site on its eastern coast what appeared to be two short-range missiles.

World War II air bomb destroyed in Bosnian city

The bomb, containing 100 kilogrammes of explosive, was found the same day in Sana River two meters under the ground, and removed by members of the demining sector

Google Headquarters [Photo Credit: Android Headlines]

Google disables YouTube channels for Hong Kong ‘influence operation’

Earlier in the week Twitter and Facebook accused the Chinese government of running a social media campaign to manipulate public opinion against pro-democracy protesters.

J-10 Jet fighter. [Photo: Airforce Technology]

U.S. military drone shot down over Yemen – Officials

This is not the first time a U.S. drone has been shot down in Yemen.

China Premier, President Xi Jinping

China threatens sanctions over U.S. arms sales to Taiwan

The U.S. government has approved the possible eight billion dollars (6.6 billion euros) deal involving 66 aircraft, the biggest in decades

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan President of Turkey

Turkey says its convoy attacked in Syria, three civilians killed

Three civilians were killed and 12 others wounded in the airstrike.

63 killed in Afghanistan wedding explosion [Photo: BBC]

63 killed in Afghanistan wedding explosion

The explosion occurred in a Shiite neighbourhood as people gathered to celebrate a wedding in Kabul.

Donald Trump [Photo: BBC]

Five U.S. states file lawsuit against Trump’s new immigration policy

California is leading the coalition, and its Attorney General (AG), Xavier Becerra, was joined by his counterparts from the states of Maine, Oregon, and Pennsylvania, as well as the District of Columbia

Kim Jong-Un

North Korea resumes missile tests, vows no more talks with Seoul

The projectiles were launched into the East Sea, also known as the Sea of Japan, from Tongchon in the eastern province of Kangwon.

Oil rig used to illustrate the story.

Oil rises on U.S. high retail sales

World stocks also rose on Friday as expectations grew for further stimulus by central banks.

I spend N15 million on marijuana monthly — Mike Tyson

The USA Today reports that Mr Tyson made the disclosure during a recent episode of his podcast “Hotboxin with Mike Tyson.”

The UN health agency warned that tobacco’s killer toxins also wreak havoc on the environment. [Photo: ITV.com]

Montenegro bans smoking in indoor public spaces

A previous law passed in 2013 to curb smoking in public spaces in Montenegro failed because a loophole allowed smoking in institutions that paid a fee for it.

Angela Merkel

German economy shrinks as exports stutter- Stats Office

The Federal Statistics Office data showed in Berlin that overall output fell 0.1 per cent quarter-on-quarter.

Britons hoard goods worth 4bn pounds amid no-deal Brexit fears [Photo: AP News]

Britons hoard goods worth 4bn pounds amid no-deal Brexit fears

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said that he wants to lead Britain out of the EU on October 31 with or without a deal.

North Korea President, Kim Jong-Un [Photo credit: News.com.au]

North Korea fires two more missiles into sea, says South

South Korea said this was the fifth such launch within weeks.

Taliban Militants

Taliban suicide car bombing in Kabul kills 14, injures 145

The bombing took place in a densely populated residential area packed with shops and houses.

U.S. President, Donald Trump [Photo: Wall Street Journal]

Trump accuses Google of ‘very illegal’ action ahead of 2020 U.S. election

The president offers no evidence for the accusation which Google has since denied.