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ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – After lengthy delays, an $8.2 billion revamp of a colonial-era rail line snaking from the Arabian Sea to the foothills of the Hindu Kush has become a test of Pakistan’s ability to rethink signature Chinese “Silk Road” projects due to debt concerns. A cargo train loaded with coal dust, moves past the […]

CLAREGALWAY, Ireland (Reuters) – Once the chief fortress of a powerful 15th century family descended from an English knight, the west of Ireland castle of Claregalway went back to its roots on Saturday. Knights duel with axes during a medieval combat festival at Claregalway castle in Galway, Ireland September 29, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne The grounds […]

The storm has carved a deadly trail across the region, killing two people in southern China and at least 54 people in the Philippines. Many of the Philippines’ deaths were caused by landslides, with dozens more still believed to be buried beneath the deluge, government officials said at a news conference Sunday. More than 2.45 […]

PARIS (Reuters) – French bomb disposal police used a sniffer dog and robot on Sunday to investigate a suspect vehicle parked on Paris’s Champs Elysees boulevard, a Reuters witness said. The witness said police had cordoned off the avenue close to the Arc de Triomphe monument and that onlookers were being kept 150 metres (492 […]

At least two people were killed as the world’s strongest typhoon this year, known locally as Ompong, slammed into the Southeast Asian country in the early hours of Saturday morning. Mangkhut ripped roofs off buildings, uprooted trees, blocked roads with debris and dumped water on fields of crops that farmers weren’t able to harvest ahead […]

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – A shootout at a Mexico City plaza famed for its live music bars left three men and two women dead, officials said on Saturday, a day after gunmen said by witnesses to be dressed as mariachi musicians opened fire with rifles and pistols. Eight others, including one foreigner, were injured in […]

LAMU, Kenya (Reuters) – Kenyan islanders have built a boat made entirely of recycled plastic collected during clean-ups of the ocean to highlight the growing menace of plastic waste that ends up in the sea. People take part in the first voyage sail of Flipflopi, the first dhow boat made entirely of recycled plastic, after […]

BERLIN (Reuters) – Europe should take action to neutralise the consequences of the U.S. decision to quit a 2015 Iran nuclear accord to ensure its own long-term economic interests, Iran’s Foreign Minister said in an interview published on Saturday. FILE PHOTO: Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif smiles as he attends a bilateral meeting with […]

YANGON (Reuters) – An organisation founded by one of Myanmar’s most famous political prisoners and an old ally of Aung San Suu Kyi, called on Wednesday for the release of two Reuters journalists jailed after being found guilty of violating an official secrets law. Detained Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo leave Insein […]

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese have long been conditioned to prepare for earthquakes, but recent powerful typhoons and sudden, heavy rains have brought to the forefront another kind of disaster: flooding. Experts warn that thousands could die and as many as 5 million people would need to be evacuated if massive dikes and levees in low-lying […]


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