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UN estimates $200mn needed for Rohingya in Bangladesh for six months

UN estimates $200mn needed for Rohingya in Bangladesh for six months

The United Nations estimates that $200 million will be needed over the next six months to help Rohingya Muslims refugees who have fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar in "massive numbers" to escape a bloody military campaign.

Australian police hunt killer of giant crocodile

Australian police hunt killer of giant crocodile

A manhunt has begun for the killer of a giant saltwater crocodile in Australia, as authorities warned its death would trigger more aggressive behaviour among younger crocs in the area.

Hurricane Maria churns toward Turks and Caicos, death toll mounts

Hurricane Maria churns toward Turks and Caicos, death toll mounts

Hurricane Maria barreled toward the Turks and Caicos on Friday after lashing Puerto Rico and other Caribbean islands with winds and rain that destroyed homes, caused flooding, devastated economies and left at least 32 people dead.

Four rangers killed by bomb in rebel-hit Thai south

Four rangers killed by bomb in rebel-hit Thai south

Four Thai army rangers were killed Friday when a roadside bomb tore through their truck as they were securing a road for teachers, an army official said, the latest carnage in an insurgency roiling the kingdom's far south.

Hope fades in search for Mexico quake survivors

Hope fades in search for Mexico quake survivors

Time pressed on Mexico on Thursday as rescuers looking for survivors picked through the rubble of buildings felled by a powerful earthquake two days earlier, with hopes fading as the hours rolled by.

N.Korea may consider H-bomb test in Pacific, Kim calls Trump "deranged"

N.Korea may consider H-bomb test in Pacific, Kim calls Trump "deranged"

North Korea said on Friday it might test a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific Ocean after US President Donald Trump vowed to destroy the reclusive country, with leader Kim Jong Un promising to make a "mentally deranged" Trump pay dearly for his threats.

Top Congress leader Rane, son quit party

Top Congress leader Rane, son quit party

The Maharashtra Congress received a strong jolt when senior leader and former chief minister Narayan T Rane and his son Nilesh, an ex-MP, quit the party here yesterday.

More Filipinos still favour US over China: US survey

More Filipinos still favour US over China: US survey

Majority of Filipinos still favour the United States over China, but the gap is narrowing amid President Rodrigo Duterte’s push to improve Manila’s ties with Beijing, according to an American think-tank.

Duterte says son will be killed if involved in drugs

Duterte says son will be killed if involved in drugs

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has said he will have his son killed if drug trafficking allegations against the younger politician are true, and that the police who carry out the hit will be protected from prosecution.

Thousands rally for and against Duterte

Thousands rally for and against Duterte

Thousands of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s critics and supporters held rival rallies yesterday, taking emotional national debates over his deadly drug war and martial-law threats to the streets.

Le Pen forces out aide behind far-right rebrand

Le Pen forces out aide behind far-right rebrand

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen’s right-hand man stormed out of the party yesterday as tensions over the National Front (FN)’s election defeats this year burst into the open.

Protests against French reform losing steam

Protests against French reform losing steam

Far-left trade unionists marched through cities across France yesterday in a second day of protest against President Emmanuel Macron’s overhaul of a labour code long cherished by workers, although their numbers were lower than a week earlier.

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