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Hurricane Maria slams Puerto Rico with high rains, storm surge

Hurricane Maria slams Puerto Rico with high rains, storm surge

Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico on Wednesday as the strongest storm to hit the US territory in nearly 90 years, ripping windows from their fixtures and sending debris hurtling through the streets ...

UK anti-slavery hotline identifies 4,000 potential victims in first year

UK anti-slavery hotline identifies 4,000 potential victims in first year

A British anti-slavery helpline has received 3,000 calls since its launch last year and identified 4,000 potential victims of trafficking, forced labour, domestic servitude and sexual slavery.

Angry protests in Barcelona as police detain Catalan officials

Angry protests in Barcelona as police detain Catalan officials

Thousands of people took to the streets of Barcelona on Wednesday as Spanish police detained 13 Catalan government officials in a crackdown ahead of an independence referendum deemed illegal by Madrid.

Bangladesh PM says Myanmar must take back Rohingya

Bangladesh PM says Myanmar must take back Rohingya

Bangladesh's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has issued a new call for Myanmar to take back the some 420,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled violence in the Buddhist-dominated country.

Croatia school removes Melania Trump English ads

Croatia school removes Melania Trump English ads

Billboards featuring a glamourous image of US First Lady Melania Trump and the caption: "Just imagine how far you can go with a little bit of English" were supposed to attract students to a language school in Croatia.

Indonesian man jailed 11 years for suicide bomb plot

Indonesian man jailed 11 years for suicide bomb plot

An Indonesian court on Wednesday sentenced an Islamic militant to 11 years in prison for a failed plot to attack the presidential palace in December.

Pakistan bans Latif for five years over spot-fixing

Pakistan bans Latif for five years over spot-fixing

Pakistan cricket's anti-corruption tribunal Wednesday banned opener Khalid Latif for five years and fined him one million rupees ($9,489) over a spot-fixing case, the second casualty after teammate Sharjeel Khan was banned late last month.

Police arrest two more men over London train bomb attack

Police arrest two more men over London train bomb attack

British police said they had arrested two more men on Wednesday in connection with the bombing of a commuter train in London last week which injured 30 people, bringing the total in custody to five.

Plane stuck in mud as rain causes Mumbai airport chaos

Plane stuck in mud as rain causes Mumbai airport chaos

Dozens of flights were diverted from Mumbai after a SpiceJet plane overshot the runway and became stuck in the mud as heavy rain lashed India's financial capital and caused travel chaos Wednesday.

S.Korea says Trump's warning to N.Korea "firm and specific"

S.Korea says Trump's warning to N.Korea "firm and specific"

US President Donald Trump's speech to the United Nations, where he warned he would "totally destroy" North Korea if threatened, reinforced the need for Pyongyang to realise it must give up its nuclear weapons, South Korea said on Wednesday.

Desperate night search for children in Mexico school ruins after quake

Desperate night search for children in Mexico school ruins after quake

Desperate parents and rescue workers pulled through rubble in a floodlit search on Wednesday for dozens of young children feared buried under a Mexico City school destroyed by the country's most lethal earthquake in a generation.

Merkel shrugs off hecklers as surveys point to fourth term

Merkel shrugs off hecklers as surveys point to fourth term

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is on track to win a fourth term in Sunday’s national election despite a dip in support for her conservatives, a poll showed yesterday, and she shrugged off calls to quit from far-right hecklers.

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