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24-hour curfew imposed in Nigeria's Kaduna after scores killed in communal violence

24-hour curfew imposed in Nigeria's Kaduna after scores killed in communal violence

Updated 0037 GMT (0837 HKT) October 23, 2018 Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari at the 30th annual African Union summit in Addis Ababa on January 28, 2018. Lagos, Nigeria (CNN)A 24-hour curfew has been imposed in the Nigerian state of Kaduna, where police said at least 55 people were killed in communal clashes.

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5.7-magnitude quake hits Taiwan, tremors felt in Taipei

5.7-magnitude quake hits Taiwan, tremors felt in Taipei

TAIPEI: An earthquake jolted Taiwan on Tuesday (Oct 23), with tremors felt strongly in the capital of Taipei. The earthquake, which struck 104km off the coastal city of Hualien, was measured at a magnitude of 5.7 by the US Geological Survey. Taiwan's weather bureau, however, said the quake had a magnitude of 6.0.

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18 killed in Taiwan train mishap

18 killed in Taiwan train mishap

Lee Kun Han, Reuters Posted at Oct 22 2018 08:47 AM

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Caloocan residential fire affects 30 families

Caloocan residential fire affects 30 families

Published October 22, 2018 7:07am Thirty families were affected when a residential fire broke out in Caloocan City's Dagat-dagatan district early Monday morning, Super Radyo dzBB reported.

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Scattered rain expected over Mindanao, Palawan – PAGASA

Scattered rain expected over Mindanao, Palawan – PAGASA

Published October 22, 2018 3:59am Palawan and the whole of Mindanao would experience cloudy conditions accompanied with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms due to the Intertropical Convergence Zone, PAGASA predicted in a Monday morning forecast.

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Scattered rain expected over west Mindanao areas – PAGASA

Scattered rain expected over west Mindanao areas – PAGASA

Published October 20, 2018 4:12am The ARMM, Soccsksargen, and Zamboanga Peninsula Regions could expect cloudy conditions accompanied with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms due to the Intertropical Convergence Zone, weather service PAGASA predicted in a Saturday morning forecast.

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Putin says Islamic State has seized 700 hostages in Syria

Putin says Islamic State has seized 700 hostages in Syria

Posted at Oct 19 2018 07:54 AM SOCHI, Russia - President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Islamic State militants had seized nearly 700 hostages in part of Syria controlled by US-backed forces and had executed some of them and promised to kill more. Speaking in the Black Sea resort city of Sochi, Putin said the hostages included several US and European nationals, adding that Islamic State was expanding its control in territory on the left bank of the River Euphrates controlled by US and US-backed forces.

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Cloudy, isolated rainshowers for Metro Manila

Cloudy, isolated rainshowers for Metro Manila

Published October 18, 2018 6:03am The effects of the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) will be felt in Palawan, Visayas, and Mindanao on Thursday, according to PAGASA in its early morning forecast.

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Drop in Australia HIV sparks call for expanded drug distribution

Drop in Australia HIV sparks call for expanded drug distribution

Published October 18, 2018 6:44am By HUGO GREENHALGH, Reuters LONDON, United Kingdom - HIV transmission rates among gay and bisexual men fell by almost a third in the Australian state of New South Wales following the wide-scale introduction of a daily anti-HIV drug, sparking calls for other health authorities to follow suit.

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Death toll rises as searches continue after Florida hurricane

Death toll rises as searches continue after Florida hurricane

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Florida - Another 10 people in Florida have been confirmed dead in the wake of Hurricane Michael, bringing the number of storm-related deaths to at least 29 as rescue workers try to reach hundreds more people whose whereabouts are unknown.

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Flash floods in southern France kill at least 12 people

Flash floods in southern France kill at least 12 people

VILLEGAILHENC, France - At least 12 people died in southwestern France on Monday when some of the worst flash floods in a century turned rivers into raging torrents that engulfed homes and swept away cars.

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Trump sees Hurricane Michael's wrath, rescuers search for bodies

Trump sees Hurricane Michael's wrath, rescuers search for bodies

Published October 16, 2018 4:53am Updated October 16, 2018 7:42am By STEVE HOLLAND, Reuters LYNN HAVEN, Florida - President Donald Trump got a firsthand look on Monday at the “total devastation" that Hurricane Michael brought to Florida, as rescuers searched for scores of missing and hundreds of thousands of residents remained without electricity.

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Flash flooding and landslides devastate Indonesia

Flash flooding and landslides devastate Indonesia

TORRENTIAL rain triggered flash flooding and landslides in Indonesia, resulting in 27 dead including a dozen schoolchildren.

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Nine dead on Nepal's Mt. Gurja after snowstorm, officials say

Nine dead on Nepal's Mt. Gurja after snowstorm, officials say

(CNN)A renowned South Korean climber was among nine people killed when a vicious snowstorm hit their camp on Nepal's Mount Gurja, according to officials. Police and locals are working to bring the bodies off the mountain and to Kathmandu, South Korea's Foreign Affairs Ministry said in a statement. A rescue helicopter was dispatched at about 7:15 a.m. Sunday, and by 9:40 a.m. all nine bodies were found, the ministry said. Some bodies had been located Saturday.

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Death toll from Hurricane Michael hits 18

Death toll from Hurricane Michael hits 18

Death toll from Hurricane Michael hits 18 but is expected rise dramatically as search-and-rescue crews look for 2,100 stranded or missing people

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Nine dead on Nepal's Mt. Gurja after snowstorm, officials say

Nine dead on Nepal's Mt. Gurja after snowstorm, officials say

(CNN)A renowned South Korean climber was among nine people killed when a vicious snowstorm hit their camp on Nepal's Mount Gurja, according to officials.

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20 people killed when flooding wipes out part of school in Indonesia

20 people killed when flooding wipes out part of school in Indonesia

(CNN)Twenty people were killed when torrential rains and flooding triggered mudslides that wiped out part of an elementary school in Indonesia's North Sumatra, officials said.

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Metro Manila to have isolated rainshowers

Metro Manila to have isolated rainshowers

Published October 11, 2018 5:31am The easterlies will be affecting the eastern sections of southern Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao, PAGASA reported in its early morning forecast. Metro Manila and the rest of the country will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers brought about by localized thunderstorms.

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Strong quake rocks Indonesia's Java, Bali

Strong quake rocks Indonesia's Java, Bali

Published October 11, 2018 4:21am JAKARTA, Indonesia - A shallow 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of the Indonesian islands of Java and Bali early Thursday, the United States Geological Survey said, causing panicked people to flee their homes.

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More than 300,000 evacuated as cyclone intensifies off eastern India

More than 300,000 evacuated as cyclone intensifies off eastern India

Published October 11, 2018 3:53am By JATINDRA DAS, Reuters BHUBANESWAR, India - Authorities in India's eastern state of Odisha evacuated 300,000 people, suspended operations at a major port and cancelled many trains and flights on Wednesday as a severe cyclone in the Bay of Bengal gains strength and barrels towards the state.

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