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Hurricane Florence: Warnings of life-threatening surge

Hurricane Florence – the most powerful storm to threaten the Carolinas in nearly three decades – is expected to strengthen, say forecasters. Officials warn there is a chance of “life-threatening inundation from rising…

Hungary PM Viktor Orban defiant as EU debates action

Hungary’s PM Viktor Orban has accused the EU of “insulting” his country, as its parliament began considering disciplinary action against Hungary. MEPs are debating whether his right-wing government’s policies on…

New York Times Trump op-ed denied by senior officials

A number of top US officials have denied that they are the author of a damning anonymous editorial that attacks President Donald Trump. The New York Times article, said to be written by a senior White House official, says Mr Trump’s…

Burt Reynolds: Hollywood star dies, 82

Burt Reynolds, the wisecracking 1970s movie heartthrob and Oscar nominee, has died at the age of 82. According to Us Weekly, he passed away in a Florida hospital of a heart attack, attended by his family. READ MORE:…

UN Global Goals-Taiwan can help

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted at the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly in 2015, set bold goals to shift the world onto a sustainable, resilient path. Here was also pledged the formation of a…

Emirates airline: Passengers sick on Dubai-New York flight

The plane was quarantined at JFK airport as those on board were checked by health officials. Ten were taken to hospital but others refused treatment. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that initially about 100…

Trump attacks Sessions over prosecutions of Republicans

US President Donald Trump has accused Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the justice department of damaging the re-election chances of two Republican representatives by prosecuting them. The move to file charges against the men jeopardises…

Syria war: Russia ‘resumes Idlib air strikes’

Russian warplanes have reportedly bombed the rebel-held Syrian province of Idlib, as government troops mass ahead of what may be a major offensive. If confirmed, they would be the first such air strikes there in three weeks Read more:…

Amsterdam station: Suspect shot after double stabbing

Two people have been wounded in a stabbing incident at Amsterdam’s central railway station, Dutch police say. The suspected attacker was shot and wounded by police. The motive is unclear and officials say an investigation is under…

German far-right street mob alarms police in Chemnitz

Extra police have been sent to Chemnitz in eastern Germany after hundreds of far-right protesters marched through the city centre and scuffles broke out. A far-right football fan group called Kaotic Chemnitz called supporters on to the…