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Mangkhut lost power as it made landfall but it is considered the strongest storm of 2018. On Saturday, it plowed into the Philippines , flattening homes in small towns and villages on the northern island of Luzon. The Hong Kong Observatory reported Mangkhut was the most powerful cyclone to hit the city since 1979, packing maximum sustained gusts of 121 miles per hour.
  • Hurricane Helene bound for Portugal`s Azores Islands

    Hurricane Helene bound for Portugal`s Azores Islands

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    Antigua time yesterday, Tropical Storm Isaac was located about 300 miles east of Martinique and was moving rapidly west. Vertical shear is expected to increase and turn more northwesterly during the next 36 hours, and Isaac's structure could degrade further over the next day or two.
  • Eliud Kipchoge sets new world record in Berlin Marathon win

    Eliud Kipchoge sets new world record in Berlin Marathon win

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    On an extraordinary day of athletics Eliud Kipchoge smashed the world marathon record, moving to within 100 seconds of running the first sub-two hour marathon, before France's Kevin Mayer broke the decathlon world record. The lissom Kenyan's feat on the streets of Berlin on Sunday, obliterating the men's marathon world record by 78 seconds , was the sporting achievement of this or any other year.
  • Hungary to take legal steps against critical European Union ruling - PM Orban

    Hungary to take legal steps against critical European Union ruling - PM Orban

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    The European Parliament today voted to trigger Article 7 (1) of the EU Treaty against the Hungarian government. And with Hungary's regional allies Poland and the Czech Republic offering to shield it against any EU sanctions, Orban's gamble is likely to pay off - although his Fidesz party may end up having to quit the conservative European People's Party (EPP), now the largest grouping in the Parliament.
  • Kemi Adeosun: Nigeria minister resigns over forged certificate

    Kemi Adeosun: Nigeria minister resigns over forged certificate

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    Finance Minister, Kemi Adeosun remained in office on Friday amidst reports of her resignation. PDP also insisted on holding the president responsible for "all infractions in the finance ministry under Adeosun, as he appointed and retained her despite having information on the certificate forgery; a situation that confirms the decadence and lack of due diligence in the Buhari Presidency".
  • Typhoon Mangkhut heading for China as Philippines death toll rises to 28

    Typhoon Mangkhut heading for China as Philippines death toll rises to 28

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    Mangkhut, the Thai name for Southeast Asia's mangosteen fruit, was expected to skirt 100 km (62 miles) south of Hong Kong and veer west towards the coast of China's Guangdong province, and the gaming center of Macau. There are warnings that typhoon Mangkhut could result in storm surges of as much as 23 feet in the landfall region, suggesting significant coastal damage to communities in its path.
  • Drills Show Russian Army Capable of Countering Threats: Putin

    Drills Show Russian Army Capable of Countering Threats: Putin

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    These days Russian Federation holds the largest military exercise since 1981 on the soil and in the waters of Russia's Far East and in the neighboring waters of the Pacific Ocean. Speaking at Tsugol, situated close to the borders of China and Mongolia, Putin said the drills would help boost the country's internal security capabilities and to extend a helping hand to allies, reports Efe news.
  • Trump Files Sanctions Order To Fight Election Interference

    Trump Files Sanctions Order To Fight Election Interference

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    According to national security adviser John Bolton , the sanctions are aimed at targeting anyone who attacks the election infrastructure or distributes propaganda. intelligence. "You don't know who broke into [the] DNC". "Obviously we're looking at having evidence that interference has occurred", he said, but added: "The executive order is not country-specific".
  • US anger at Russia changes to UN N.Korea report

    US anger at Russia changes to UN N.Korea report

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    Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin (mih-NOO'-shin) says in a statement that the sanctions are meant to stop the flow of illicit revenue to North Korea from overseas IT workers hiding behind front companies and aliases. The Security Council is scheduled to meet on September 17 to discuss implementation of sanctions on North Korea at Washington's the request. Trump met North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in June at a summit in Singapore where Kim agreed in broad terms to work toward ...
  • Trump's former campaign chief agrees to plea deal

    Trump's former campaign chief agrees to plea deal

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    Manafort faces a second trial on charges he acted as an unregistered foreign agent for Ukraine, conspired to launder money and tampered with witnesses. "I plead guilty", Manafort said. A move by Manafort to cooperate could be a blow to Trump, while an outright guilty plea with no cooperation would resolve a cloud over the president ahead of congressional elections in less than two months.
  • Catholic sex abuse scandal widens after US bishop quits

    Catholic sex abuse scandal widens after US bishop quits

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    Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, the former top Vatican official who accused Pope Francis of knowing about sexual misconduct by a cardinal for years and doing nothing about it - denies the accusations are driven by a vendetta. The church is facing abuse scandals in the United States, Chile, Australia and Germany, among other places. Wuerl, who was bishop of Pittsburg for some 18 years, offered to resign almost three years ago when he turned 75 but Francis hasn't accepted it.
  • Syria opposition forces should leave Idlib — UN commission

    Syria opposition forces should leave Idlib — UN commission

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    Most of the displaced headed toward the border with Turkey, the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said, packing already overcrowded camps there. Turkey has intensified negotiations with Russian Federation to avert a possible attack, repeatedly calling for a ceasefire. "Turkey is open to cooperation with everyone on efforts to fight terror groups in Syria", Turkey's state-run news agency Anadolu Agency cited Cavusoglu as saying.