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Ethiopia garbage dump landslide kills over 35 in Addis Ababa

Over thirty-five people have been killed in a landslide at a vast garbage dump on the outskirts of Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, officials say. Reports...
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Fidel Castro memorial expected to draw thousands

He lives nearby and plans to return Saturday night for a memorial service for Fidel Castro, the former Cuban leader who died November 25. "He...

Solomon Islands earthquake: 7.8 quake puts South Pacific on tsunami alert

7.8-magnitude earthquake hit off the South Pacific Solomon Islands chain Friday morning. "Based on all available data, hazardous tsunami waves are forecast for some coasts,"...

Turkey is investigating 10,000 social network users

Turkey has been cracking down on internet activity at a frenetic pace ever since an attempted military coup in the summer, and it's now...
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SWIFT takes off last North Korean banks from global financial transfer system

SWIFT, the inter-bank money transfer system, said Friday it has cut off the last North Korean banks on the network, as international pressure mounts...
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Heavy rains and flooding force evacuations in the Gaza Strip

Heavy rains have caused flooding across the Gaza Strip, overwhelming the territory’s beleaguered sewage system and forcing families to evacuate from their makeshift homes....
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Indian IT stocks drop amid worries about stricter H-1B US visas

The shares of top Indian IT companies sank Tuesday in response to news of proposed U.S. legislation that could make it harder for companies...

Gambia’s president Yahya Jammeh refuses to accept December election results

Gambia's president Yahya Jammeh has ruled with an iron grip for the past 22 years and ran for his fifth term in office but...

UN: Fight against hunger slowing in Asia-Pacific

According to a new report from the UN, if better efforts aren't made soon, the region could be at risk of losing the fight...
Immigration ban

Apple, Microsoft, Airbnb and Uber help staff stranded by Trump immigration ban

President Trump's restrictions and immigration ban from Muslim-majority countries is affecting many, many more tech companies besides Google which was first to react. Apple,...

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Disney’s immersive Star Wars hotel and Galaxy’s Edge land project

Walt Disney World plans to open an insanely ambitious immersive Star Wars hotel that sounds like something out of Westworld. Every guest will experience...
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Quincy Jones, Ibrahim Maalouf, George Benson at Montreux Jazz Festival

Ibrahim Maalouf brought his bold, brassy sound to the Montreux Jazz Festival on Thursday, moving from trumpet to piano solos as he blended jazz with...
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Over 3300 killed in Congo’s Kasai region – Catholic church report

Congolese security forces and a militia fighting them have killed at least 3,383 people in the central Kasai region since October, the Catholic church...