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Bali urges many who fled volcano to return home

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Author: APSat, 2017-09-30 03:00ID: 1506797211451224000KLUNGKUNG, Indonesia: Authorities were trying to convince more than half of the 144,000 people who fled a menacing volcano on the Indonesian island of Bali to return home Saturday, saying they left areas that are safe.The Mount Agung volcano on Bali, a tourist hotspot known for its lush interior, Hindu culture and beguiling […]

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Roadside bombs in Afghanistan kill cop, civilian

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Author: APSat, 2017-09-30 03:00ID: 1506796456371145300KABUL: At least two people including a police officer were killed by roadside bombs in Afghanistan’s western Herat province, a provincial official said Saturday.Gelani Farhad, spokesman for Herat’s provincial governor, said another officer was wounded when a police vehicle triggered the explosive in the Adraskan district.In a separate incident, Farhad said a civilian […]

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Oxford college removes Suu Kyi portrait

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Author: AFPSat, 2017-09-30 13:43ID: 1506796144591113900LONDON: The Oxford University college where Aung San Suu Kyi studied said Saturday it had taken down a portrait of the Myanmar leader, a decision that follows widespread criticism of her over the Rohingya crisis.The portrait, which was on display in the main entrance of St. Hugh’s College, has been placed in storage […]

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11 killed in S. Africa township shootings

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Author: AFPSat, 2017-09-30 12:45ID: 1506795065531002400CAPE TOWN: At least 11 people were killed in a series of overnight shootings in a Cape Town township, police said Saturday, including four victims shot dead when gunmen opened fire in a bar. Extra police officers were deployed to the Philipi district of Cape Town, a city that suffers from regular gang […]

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Russian soldier shot dead after killing 3 at his base

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Author: AFPSat, 2017-09-30 15:56ID: 1506778491149502300MOSCOW: A Russian soldier who killed two other soldiers and an officer has been shot dead after fleeing his base in the Russian Far East, local authorities and the military said Saturday.“The anti-terror division of the military garnison of the eastern military district found and blocked the soldier who fled the base with […]

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Thousands rally in Madrid for Spanish unity ahead of Catalonia vote

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Author: AFPSat, 2017-09-30 15:20ID: 1506787259540237800MADRID: Thousands of people, many waving red and yellow Spanish flags, rallied in Madrid in favor of Spanish unity on Saturday, a day before a banned referendum on independence for Catalonia. The demonstrators gathered in the central Plaza de Cibeles, in front of the capital’s town hall, chanting “Catalonia is part of Spain!” […]

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Merkel allies fret over former East Germany’s rightward shift

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Author: ReutersSat, 2017-09-30 15:23ID: 1506787147690219200BERLIN: The premiers of two regions where the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party made big gains in Sunday’s national election warned that Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives must change course to stop the former East Germany’s rightward drift. Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU) suffered big losses across much of Germany in the election, in […]

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30 feared dead as DR Congo army plane crashes

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Author: AFPSat, 2017-09-30 14:31ID: 1506787015250202100KINSHASA: A military transport plane belonging to the Congolese army crashed near Kinshasa on Saturday, killing “several dozen” people, military and airport sources told AFP.The Antonov transport plane had just taken off and had “several dozen people” on board, an airport source told AFP, speaking on condition of anonymity.The plane went down in […]

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Afghan Shiites fear further attacks on Ashura celebrations

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Author: ReutersSat, 2017-09-30 10:43ID: 1506762938898515600KABUL: The Afghan capital Kabul braced on Saturday for further possible attacks ahead of Ashura, the holiest day on the Shiite Muslim calendar, a day after an attack claimed by Daesh that killed at least five people near a large Shiite mosque.Ahead of the celebration on Sunday, signs of increased security were in […]

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Australia, New Zealand send help for Vanuatu volcano evacuation

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Author: ReutersSat, 2017-09-30 10:48ID: 1506762938868515500SYDNEY: Australia dispatched a naval vessel to Vanuatu on Saturday to help the South Pacific nation evacuate all 11,000 inhabitants from the northern island of Ambae as an erupting volcano threatens to shower down burning ash and acid rain.Vanuatu ordered the full evacuation of the island after the nation’s largest volcano, known as […]

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