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Boat sinks carrying 70 passengers in Brazil, at least 7 dead

Boat sinks carrying 70 passengers in Brazil, at least 7 dead

A passenger boat carrying about 70 people sank in the northern Brazilian state of Par?, with at least seven people confirmed dead, authorities said on Wednesday.

Belgium steps up security checks for high-speed trains

Belgium steps up security checks for high-speed trains

Security checks for passengers boarding high-speed trains have been increased at three major Belgian stations since last month.

Six dead as typhoon smashes into Macau and Hong Kong

Six dead as typhoon smashes into Macau and Hong Kong

Typhoon Hato left five dead in the gambling hub of Macau on Wednesday as it brought chaos and destruction to the enclave after sweeping through neighbouring Hong Kong, where one man also died.

Melania thanks Chelsea Clinton for defending Barron Trump

Melania thanks Chelsea Clinton for defending Barron Trump

First Lady Melania Trump has thanked Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of her husband's former rival for the presidency, on Twitter for coming to the defence of the Trumps' youngest son.

South Africa's first online rhino horn auction opens

South Africa's first online rhino horn auction opens

South Africa's first online auction of rhino horn opened Wednesday, despite protests by conservation groups that the legal, domestic sale would encourage poachers.

Barcelona boosts security at tourist spots after attacks

Barcelona boosts security at tourist spots after attacks

Barcelona will boost police patrols at tourist sites including the iconic Sagrada Familia church and major sports and cultural events in the wake of last week's deadly vehicle attacks in Spain, officials said on Wednesday.

Lankan minister sacked over criticism of Chinese port deal

Lankan minister sacked over criticism of Chinese port deal

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Wednesday sacked the justice minister over his criticism of a $1.1 billion deal, signed last month, to lease a port to a Chinese company, the cabinet spokesman said.

Duterte tells police to kill only if necessary in war on drugs

Duterte tells police to kill only if necessary in war on drugs

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday backed police on the front lines of a war on drugs that he said would not cease, but warned officers their duty was to arrest suspects ...

Nepal rescues four rhinos swept away by floods to India

Nepal rescues four rhinos swept away by floods to India

At least four endangered rhinos that were swept away by floods into India have been rescued and brought back to their home in south-central Nepal, wildlife officials said Wednesday.

Torso found in Denmark belongs to submarine journalist

Torso found in Denmark belongs to submarine journalist

Police on Wednesday identified a headless female torso washed ashore in Copenhagen as that of Swedish journalist Kim Wall, who they believe was killed by a Danish inventor on board his home-made submarine.

Taliban suicide bomber kills five civilians in Afghanistan

Taliban suicide bomber kills five civilians in Afghanistan

A Taliban suicide bomber killed five civilians and wounded dozens of others, mainly children, when he detonated a car filled with explosives at a police headquarters in southern Afghanistan Wednesday.

North Korea's Kim 'starting to respect US': Trump

North Korea's Kim 'starting to respect US': Trump

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un is ‘starting to respect’ the United States, President Donald Trump declared, even as Pyongyang revealed plans for its missile development Wednesday and Kim ordered a production boost.

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