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Thousands of Cyclone Idai survivors cling to rooftops, aid agency says, as death toll rises
The Category 2 storm ripped through the southern African nation with 175 kph (109 mph) winds last week, flattening homes and buildings and causing widespread destruction as it moved through neighboring Zimbabwe and parts of Malawi. While the official death toll now stands at more than 200 in Mozambique, it is expected to rise significantly. On Monday, when the death toll was at 84, President Filipe Nyusi said that "everything…
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Indian billionaire arrested in London over alleged $2B fraud
Modi was arrested Tuesday on "behalf of the Indian authorities," according to a statement from London's Metropolitan Police, and is set to appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court Wednesday. Punjab National Bank, one of India's largest, reported fraudulent activity at one of its branches more than a year ago. India then issued an Interpol Red Notice for Modi's arrest and London authorities were asked to proceed with it, said a spokesperson…
Message to Russia: US B-52s deploy
The US Air Force recently deployed six nuclear-capable B-52 bombers to Europe for "theater integration and flying training" exercises with regional allies and NATO partners -- a move viewed as sending a strong message to Russia, which is celebrating the five-year anniversary of its military annexation of Crimea. Powered by WPeMatico
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US Air Force deploys B-52 bombers to Europe in message to Russia
A bomber task force of B-52 Stratofortresses, airmen and support equipment from the 2nd Bomb Wing based out of Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, arrived at RAF Fairford late last week and has been participating in various training missions across Europe, according to the service. On Monday, four B-52s "conducted flights to several places in Europe, including to the Norwegian Sea, the Baltic Sea/Estonia and the Mediterranean Sea/Greece," the Air…
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Mass evacuation as northern Australia braces for cyclones
Cyclone Trevor is expected to strengthen and hit the Northern Territory on Saturday as the equivalent of a category 3 or 4 Atlantic hurricane, bringing with it destructive winds up to 155 miles per hour (250 kilometers per hour), heavy rain and storm surges. To Trevor's west, Cyclone Veronica has strengthened to the equivalent of a category 3 hurricane since Wednesday. It is expected to peak in intensity off-shore, before…
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Trump says China tariffs may stay for ‘a substantial period of time’
"We're not talking about removing them, we're talking about leaving them for a substantial period of time," Trump said Wednesday. "Because we have to make sure that if we do the deal with China that China lives by the deal because they've had a lot of problems living by certain deals." The United States and China, the world's two biggest economies, are trying to negotiate a resolution to their trade…
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May asks EU for Brexit delay and blames lawmakers for blocking deal
After promising on scores of occasions that Brexit would take place on March 29, May finally bowed to the inevitable consequence of her failure to secure the support of Parliament for her deal and asked the EU to extend the divorce process. It was a striking admission of personal failure for a Prime Minister who had come to office on the promise of delivering the result of the divisive 2016…
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World’s happiest country for 2019 revealed
(CNN) — Finland has a lot to celebrate. It's followed by Denmark, Norway, Iceland and The Netherlands. The world's happiest country likes ice swimming. Juho Kuva The World Happiness Report was released by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network for the United Nations on March 20, the date that the United Nations has declared to be the International Day of Happiness. The report ranks countries on six key variables that support…