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People evacuated from homes as typhoon hits Japan

People evacuated from homes as typhoon hits Japan

A powerful typhoon has ripped through southern Japan with torrential rain, grounding hundreds of flights and train services. Typhoon Talim hit Kyushu, the southernmost of Japan’s four main islands with winds of up to 105mph, the Japan Meteorological Agency said....
N Korea 'fires missile from Pyongyang'

N Korea 'fires missile from Pyongyang'

North Korea ‘fires missile from Pyongyang’ 14 September 2017 From the section Asia North Korea has fired a ballistic missile eastwards from its capital, Pyongyang, media reports say. Japan said that the missile likely passed over its territory and has...
Death toll from Irma rises in the Caribbean

Death toll from Irma rises in the Caribbean

Hurricane Irma may now be weakening, but the former category five storm has left a clear trail of death and devastation in her wake. Dozens of people have been killed after Irma raged westward from Antigua to Cuba, destroying several small islands. Homes were...
'Worst yet to come' from Irma, Florida warned

'Worst yet to come' from Irma, Florida warned

Hurricane Irma is closing in on the Florida Keys, as thousands of people nervously wait to find out whether their homes will be spared or savaged by the furious storm. Devastating 130mph winds and catastrophic flooding is forecast, while storm surges of 15ft (4.6m)...
Surgeons remove seven teeth from baby

Surgeons remove seven teeth from baby

India doctors remove seven teeth from infant 8 September 2017 From the section India Image caption The surgery was done in two parts Doctors in the western Indian state of Gujarat have successfully extracted seven teeth from a one-month old infant. “The baby is...
Big threats from Trump benefit Kim Jong Un

Big threats from Trump benefit Kim Jong Un

Even by the standards of the Trump presidency it was all pretty alarming. As I moved into my Washington flat at the start of a year covering events here for Sky News, the phone-in on one of many the local radio stations made for uncomfortable listening. Should...
Party over? Young people 'turn away from Ibiza'

Party over? Young people 'turn away from Ibiza'

Ibiza’s reputation as a party destination for 20-somethings looks to be slowly changing as visitors to the Spanish island get older. Over the last five years, one in six bookings have shifted from those under 30 to the 30-39 age bracket, according to holiday...
Iraqi city Tal Afar 'fully liberated' from IS

Iraqi city Tal Afar 'fully liberated' from IS

Iraqi forces have “fully liberated” the city of Tal Afar from Islamic State, the country’s prime minister has said. Haider al Abadi said the militant group had been “eliminated and smashed” in the area, after forces took the town of al...
Man arrested over girl missing from wedding

Man arrested over girl missing from wedding

A man has been arrested in connection with the disappearance of a French girl from a wedding in the Alps. The unnamed man was arrested close to the wedding venue where the girl was last seen, a source told AFP. His account of his whereabouts during the night contained...
Niger floods force thousands from homes in Niamey

Niger floods force thousands from homes in Niamey

Niger floods force thousands from homes in Niamey 29 August 2017 From the section Africa Image copyright AFP Image caption Niamey has seen heavy rains since June The authorities in Niger have ordered thousands of people to leave their homes in the capital, Niamey,...
Uber hires new chief executive from internet giant

Uber hires new chief executive from internet giant

Uber has picked former Expedia boss Dara Khosrowshahi as its new chief executive to lead the firm out of a nearly year-long crisis. Mr Khosrowshahi will take on the tasks of repairing frayed relations with investors and making the business profitable after seven years...
Baby rescued from Italy earthquake rubble

Baby rescued from Italy earthquake rubble

A baby has been pulled alive from the rubble of a house after an earthquake struck the Italian holiday island of Ischia. The seven-month-old boy had been trapped with his family for seven hours following the 4.0-magnitude tremor on Monday, which killed at least one...
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari returns from UK

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari returns from UK

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari returns from UK 19 August 2017 From the section Africa Image copyright AFP Image caption President Buhari, 74, walked unaided from the plane Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has returned home after three months of medical...
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