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At least seven people have been killed in a roadside bomb blast on Sunday. According to reports, a minibus was hit in Daniga village about 40 km to the northwest of Mogadishu. The victims were mostly women, and some are yet to be identified. An army officer said the death toll might be higher. The […]

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, […]

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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