Japan braces for election-day typhoon rains

Japan braces for election-day typhoon rains

A typhoon is expected to lash Japan with heavy rains Sunday, potentially weighing on turnout as millions of voters head to the polls in the world's third-biggest economy. ...
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Mayor of Puerto Rican capital a fighter who took on Trump

Mayor of Puerto Rican capital a fighter who took on Trump

As Puerto Rico grapples with the destruction wrought by Hurricane Maria, it boasts a pint-sized, in-your-face advocate in San Juan's mayor -- a woman feisty enough to lock horns with President Donald Trump. ...
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Police Arrest 31 Over Killing Of Eight People For Allegedly Being ‘Vampires’

Police Arrest 31 Over Killing Of Eight People For Allegedly Being ‘Vampires’

Police on Friday, October 20, confirmed that eight people accused of being vampires were killed by an angry mob in Malawi. Police Spokesperson Ramsey Mushani told dpa on Friday that thirty-one people have been arrested on charges of murder, assault and arson d...
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Kenya election board CEO goes on leave ahead of poll

Kenya election board CEO goes on leave ahead of poll

Ezra Chiloba, Kenyan Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) said on Friday he was taking three weeks of leave. ...
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CIA fires Lulu, a bomb-sniffing dog

CIA fires Lulu, a bomb-sniffing dog

The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has fired Lulu, an adorable black Labrador, from a training programme after refusing to become a bomb-sniffing dog. ...
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US state police chief punished over NFL protest criticism

US state police chief punished over NFL protest criticism

The governor of Michigan punished his police chief Thursday over a Facebook post calling football players who protest by refusing to stand during the national anthem "anti-American degenerates." ...
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US Court Sentences Nigerian Student To Four Years In Jail Over $3.7m Fraud

A Nigerian student living in the United States, Amechi Amuegbunam, has been sentenced to 46 months in prison for perpetrating fraud to the tune of $3.7m. Amuegbunam, 30, was also ordered to pay $615, 555.12 in restitution for his role in a sophisticated email ...
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EU leaders to make Brexit gesture to May

EU leaders to make Brexit gesture to May

EU leaders were set to agree Friday to start preparatory talks on the bloc's relationship with Britain after Brexit, offering some progress for embattled Prime Minister Theresa May to take back home. ...
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Insured losses from hurricanes, Mexico quakes $95 bn: Swiss Re estimate

Insured losses from hurricanes, Mexico quakes $95 bn: Swiss Re estimate

Total insured market losses from hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria and two earthquakes in Mexico this year came to around $95 billion, reinsurance group Swiss Re announced Friday. ...
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Obama returns to political arena for key governor races

Obama returns to political arena for key governor races

Barack Obama is returning to the political arena for the first time in months after keeping a low profile and avoiding direct confrontation with his White House successor. ...
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