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Strong aftershock rattles survivors of deadly Indonesian quake

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August 09, 2018 01:21 pm

A strong aftershock struck Indonesia's Lombok Thursday, causing panic among evacuees already traumatised by a devastating earthquake that killed more than 160 on the holiday...


Crop-destroying Armyworm caterpillar detected in Asia

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August 09, 2018 12:38 pm

A caterpillar native to the Americas that has devastated crops across Africa has made its way to Asia, scientists in India said Thursday, warning of a threat to food security. ...


U.S. can't be trusted, Iran's Rouhani tells North Korea

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August 09, 2018 12:22 pm

SEOUL/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told North Korea’s foreign minister that the United States cannot be trusted, Tehran’s state media said, as...


Finnish grocery store holds a sleepover for people to cool-off in red-hot European heatwave

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August 09, 2018 10:45 am

  A supermarket chain in Finland invited 100 customers to spend the night at its air-conditioned store in Helsinki as Europe suffers a record-breaking heatwave. K...


Lombok quake leaves 156,000 homeless as death toll hits 131

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August 08, 2018 05:18 pm

The death toll from a powerful earthquake on the Indonesian island of Lombok rose above 130 on Wednesday, as authorities appealed for food, clean water and medical help for some...


Malaysia's Najib pleads not guilty to money laundering as charges pile up

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August 08, 2018 05:15 pm

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia’s former Prime Minister Najib Razak pleaded not guilty to money laundering charges slapped on him on Wednesday, as the country’s ne...


Israeli prison to join Armageddon's list of ancient ruins

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August 08, 2018 05:12 pm

MEGIDDO, Israel (Reuters) - The end is nigh at Armageddon - at least for an old Israeli prison near the ancient ruins of Megiddo, by tradition the site of the apocalyptic Biblic...


Saudi Arabia stops medical treatment programs in Canada as row escalates

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August 08, 2018 05:07 pm

  RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia said on Wednesday it had stopped all medical treatment programs in Canada and was working on the transfer of all Saudi patients fr...


World's most prestigious maths medal is stolen minutes after professor wins it

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August 03, 2018 05:47 pm

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - A winner of the Fields Medal, often called the ‘Nobel Prize of mathematics,’ had his prize stolen shortly after receiving it during a cere...


Burger on wheels: Saudis try once 'lowly' jobs as economy bites

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August 01, 2018 04:18 pm

Dishing out burgers and fries slathered with melted cheese, "One Way Burger" is like any other trendy food truck in Riyadh. But it offers something rare -- the cook be...


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Hatton - Colombo road blocked due to earth slide

The vehicle movement along the  Hatton-Colombo main road is currently blocked at Watawala due to an earth slide, the Watawala Police said. The...

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