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World hunger 'on the rise,' UN says - 821 million people affected

World hunger 'on the rise,' UN says - 821 million people affected

Some 821 million people - one in nine of the world's population - did not have enough food to eat in 2017, UN agencies said on Tuesday, in a report decrying increasing global hunger rates.

Six people killed as California wildfire spreads

Six people killed as California wildfire spreads

A 70-year-old woman and her two great-grandchildren were among six people killed when a wildfire engulfed entire communities in northern California, officials and family members said.

Hurricane Maria killed 4,600 in Puerto Rico, 70 times official toll: study

Hurricane Maria killed 4,600 in Puerto Rico, 70 times official toll: study

Hurricane Maria, which pummeled Puerto Rico in September 2017, is likely responsible for the deaths of more than 4,600 people, some 70 times higher than official estimates, US researchers said Tuesday.

Bollywood greats Bachchan, Kapoor reunite after 27 years

Bollywood greats Bachchan, Kapoor reunite after 27 years

Two of Bollywood's greatest stars, Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor, will share a screen together for the first time in almost three decades when comedy ‘102 Not Out’ is released Friday.

US 'Burning Man' festival founder dead after stroke

US 'Burning Man' festival founder dead after stroke

Larry Harvey, the man who founded the popular Burning Man countercultural festival, died Saturday after suffering a massive stroke in early April, event organizers said. He was 70.

India tennis star Sania Mirza announces pregnancy

India tennis star Sania Mirza announces pregnancy

Grand Slam-winning Indian tennis star Sania Mirza on Monday announced she is pregnant, describing herself as ‘ecstatic’ but giving no indication whether she would retire from the sport.

More than 34,000 people displaced as Philippine volcano spews lava

More than 34,000 people displaced as Philippine volcano spews lava

More than 34,000 people were staying in evacuation centres in an eastern Philippine province as the country's most active volcano spewed fiery lava for the fourth consecutive day ...

Hundreds of people flee as Philippines' Mayon Volcano spews ash

Hundreds of people flee as Philippines' Mayon Volcano spews ash

The Philippines' most active volcano on Saturday spewed a thick cloud of ash, prompting hundreds of people to flee homes surrounding the mountain, officials said.

Suicide bomber kills 11 people in mosque attack in northeast Nigeria

Suicide bomber kills 11 people in mosque attack in northeast Nigeria

A suicide bomber killed 11 people on Wednesday in an attack on a mosque in northeast Nigeria, the epicentre of the conflict with militant insurgency Boko Haram, military officials and an aid worker said.

Trump to visit Las Vegas to soothe people traumatized by mass shooting

Trump to visit Las Vegas to soothe people traumatized by mass shooting

President Donald Trump will visit Las Vegas on Wednesday to try to soothe a city shaken by the deadliest shooting spree in modern US history in a trip that will test his ability to console a grieving nation.

UNGA President urges world leaders to engage in working for the people

UNGA President urges world leaders to engage in working for the people

The 72nd UN General Assembly meetings kicked off Tuesday in the presence of world leaders, heads of governments and ranking officials from the UN member states ...

Several wounded after blast hits bus in Turkey's Izmir

Several wounded after blast hits bus in Turkey's Izmir

Seven people were wounded when an explosion hit a shuttle bus carrying prison guards in the Turkish coastal province of Izmir on Thursday, and authorities were investigating a possible terrorist attack, the local mayor said.