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Automaker Toyota has suspended operations of its assembly plants in Japan from Monday as a precautionary measure as a powerful typhoon approaches the country.  Tens of thousands across Japan have been advised to evacuate, hundreds of flights cancelled and rail services disrupted on Sunday as heavy rain and wind lashed across the mainland.  Typhoon Lan, […]

Authorities are once again urging motorists to abide by the legal speed limits, after four people died and 13 others were injured in separate traffic accidents over the weekend. On Saturday, a speeding driver lost control of his vehicle when a tyre burst, veering off Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Road into a group of people […]

Populist billionaire Andrej Babis has won the Czech Republic’s general election on Saturday. Babis’ centrist movement ANO (Yes) collected a share of almost 30 per cent – three times that of its closest rival. The country’s second-richest man, who campaigned on an anti-establishment platform, has now been given a strong mandate to cut taxes, lift […]

The Portugal government has pledged €400 million in aid to tackle relief efforts after massive wildfires killed 108 people since June. The aid will cover compensation to the families who lost relatives and homes, and fund reconstruction works and support to save local jobs. The announcement comes after thousands took to the streets on Saturday […]

US President Donald Trump said he will allow the scheduled release of thousands of classified files related to the assassination of former president John F Kennedy. Trump tweeted on Saturday to say he would allow the release “subject to receipt of further information”. “I will be allowing, as president, the long blocked and classified JFK […]

Australia will introduce tighter security checks for airport staff.  In a statement released on Sunday, Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said the “measures strengthen existing controls to ensure airport workers are authorised, properly identified and appropriately trained before entering secure airside areas”. The staff could also be subject to special security screening while […]


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