Thursday, August 13, 2020

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Indonesia earthquake Death toll doubles

The death toll from a magnitude 6.9 earthquake on the Indonesian island of Lombok on Sunday has risen to 259 and may go higher...

Over 30 trapped as boat catches fire off California

Rescuers were scrambling this morning to reach more than 30 people who were sleeping below deck when their scuba-diving boat caught fire off the...

British academic pardoned by United Arab Emirates

A British academic who was jailed for spying in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been freed after a pardon.Matthew Hedges, age 31, denied...

Lebanon charges Saudi prince with drug smuggling

Prosecutors in Lebanon have charged a Saudi prince and nine other people with drug smuggling, a week after a record seizure at Beirut's airport.The...

Catalans in tight race as election looms

Political rivals in Catalonia are wooing voters on the last day of campaigning before Thursday's regional election called by Spain.Opinion polls suggest that pro-...

Former White House chief strategist says Trump Junior meeting with Russians ‘treasonous’

Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon has reportedly called a meeting between Donald Trump's son and a Russian lawyer during the 2016 election...

US says intelligence shows Iran was involved Saudi oil attacks

The United States has issued satellite images and cited intelligence to back its allegation Iran was behind attacks on major Saudi oil facilities.According to...

Mexico security forces launch manhunt for a fugitive drug lord who escaped from jail...

Security forces in Mexico are searching for one of the world's most powerful drug lords, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, following his escape from a...

US Supreme Court backs Colorado baker’s gay wedding cake snub

The US Supreme Court has ruled in favour of a baker in Colorado who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple.The...

Indonesia transport plane crash death toll rises

Indonesian officials say 141 bodies have been recovered after a military transport plane crashed in a residential area of Medan on Tuesday.The military says...

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