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The rain and flooding exceeded records set in 1946 and 1988, forcing the government to declare a three-month state of emergency.

The rain and flooding exceeded records set in 1946 and 1988, forcing the government to declare a three-month state of emergency.

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Families struggle as heavy rain, more floods expected in Sudan

Al Jazeera News :Thousands of people continue to live under the threat of incoming heavy rain and further flooding in parts of Sudan, months after floods ravaged nearly all

India arrests 9 al Qaeda militants planning 'terrorist attacks'

Reuters :India's National Investigation Agency (NIA) said on Saturday it has arrested nine al Qaeda militants who were planning attacks in several locations including the capital New Delhi."The group

Bolivian interim President Anez withdraws from election race

Bolivian interim President Anez withdraws from election race

Al Jazeera News :Bolivia's interim President Jeanine Anez has said she will not run in the country's election next month, in an attempt to unify votes against the MAS

Coronavirus surge in Canada checks Trudeau's green ambitions

Coronavirus surge in Canada checks Trudeau's green ambitions

Reuters, Ottawa :A recent surge in COVID-19 cases is forcing Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to scale back his plan to outline an ambitious green economic recovery package next

Afghan mothers' names to be included on children's ID cards

BBC Online :Afghan mothers will have their names printed on their children's national identity cards, after a campaign to challenge taboos around women's names.President Ashraf Ghani on Thursday signed

Tropical Storm Noul pounds Vietnam; one dead, dozens injured

Tropical Storm Noul pounds Vietnam; one dead, dozens injured

Al Jazeera News :At least one person has died and dozens have been injured as Tropical Storm Noul pounded Vietnam, unleashing heavy rains and high winds on the country's

In bumpy U.N. dealings, Trump found backing on North Korea, isolation on Iran

Reuters, United Nations :Though famously skeptical of the United Nations, U.S. President Donald Trump harnessed its collective power to impose crushing sanctions on North Korea in a bid to

China conducts more exercises near Taiwan as US official visits

China conducts more exercises near Taiwan as US official visits

Al Jazeera News :Taiwan has said it had to scramble fighter jets to track approaching Chinese aircraft that also crossed the sensitive mid-line of the Taiwan Strait, in an

Coronavirus: Israel marks Jewish New Year with second lockdown

Coronavirus: Israel marks Jewish New Year with second lockdown

BBC Online :Israel is entering a second nationwide lockdown to curb surging coronavirus cases, just as people begin to mark the start of Jewish New Year.Rosh Hashanah is traditionally

Opposition leader Soro warns Ivory Coast 'on brink' ahead of poll

Al Jazeera News :Former rebel leader Guillaume Soro has warned that Ivory Coast is teetering on the edge after a court invalidated his candidacy amid rising tensions over incumbent

Head of Libya's Tripoli government says he wants to quit

Reuters, Tripoli :Libya's internationally recognised Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj said on Wednesday he wants to quit by the end of October, which could feed political tensions in Tripoli amid

In occupied West Bank, Palestinian bloggers see local tourism as defiance

Reuters, Artas :Two Palestinian travel bloggers are promoting local Palestinian tourism in the West Bank as an act of defiance against Israeli occupation.The West Bank is scattered with sites

Why Singapore's COVID-19 death rate world's lowest

Why Singapore's COVID-19 death rate world's lowest

Reuters :Singapore has the lowest coronavirus case fatality count globally, with just 27 deaths among the more than 57,000 people who have been infected with COVID-19 in the Southeast

Thousands of Oregon evacuees shelter from wildfires as US disaster declared

Thousands of Oregon evacuees shelter from wildfires as US disaster declared

Reuters :Thousands of evacuees displaced by deadly wildfires in Oregon settled into a second week of life in shelters and car camping on Tuesday as fire crews battled on,

Barbados says it will remove Queen Elizabeth as head of state

Barbados says it will remove Queen Elizabeth as head of state

Reuters, London :Barbados wants to remove Britain's Queen Elizabeth as its head of state and become a republic, the Caribbean island nation's government has said, reviving a plan mooted

Cyprus accuses Turkey of expanding 'illegal drilling' in East Med

Al Jazeera News :Cyprus has accused Turkey of extending "illegal drilling" in disputed Mediterranean waters but said it is ready to engage in dialogue with Ankara to resolve differences

Hurricane Sally brings 100-mph winds as it rumbles into US Gulf Coast

Reuters, Houston :Hurricane Sally drew closer to the US Gulf Coast on Tuesday morning, bringing heavy rains and surging water ahead of its expected landfall as a Category 2 hurricane,

Navalny posts photo from hospital

Navalny posts photo from hospital

Reuters, Moscow :Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny shared a photograph from a Berlin hospital on Tuesday, sitting up in bed and surrounded by his family, and said he could now

'There's nothing we can do,' striking South African undertakers

Reuters, Johannesburg :Grieving South African families are being left searching for someone to collect the bodies of deceased relatives after funeral parlors like Hloni Swarts' went on strike in a

Potential sign of alien life detected on Venus

Reuters :Scientists said on Monday they have detected in the harshly acidic clouds of Venus a gas called phosphine that indicates microbes may inhabit Earth's inhospitable neighbour, a tantalising sign

Activists want UN to probe 'genocide' of China's Uighur minority

Activists want UN to probe 'genocide' of China's Uighur minority

Al Jazeera News :Nearly two dozen activist groups have said a genocide is taking place against mostly Muslim Uighurs in China's remote Xinjiang region, where a reported one million people

Lebanon cabinet deadline in doubt as Adib continues consultations

Lebanon cabinet deadline in doubt as Adib continues consultations

Al Jazeera News :Lebanon's Prime Minister-designate Mustapha Adib has met Lebanon's president for more consultations over the formation of his cabinet - instead of presenting its lineup, as anticipated by

Libya's eastern-based government resigns amid protests

Al Jazeera News :An interim government allied with Libya's eastern-based renegade commander Khalifa Haftar has resigned amid protests over power cuts and deteriorating living conditions.Ezzel-Deen al-Falih, a spokesman for the

Relief and fear as Portuguese students go back to school

Reuters, Lisbon :Wearing masks and trying to keep a safe distance, more than a million pupils returned to schools across Portugal on Monday, a long-awaited moment for many after students

US ambassador to China Branstad to retire next month

Reuters, BeijingĀ  :US Ambassador to China Terry Branstad will retire and leave Beijing early next month, the embassy said on Monday.Branstad, 73 years old and a former governor of Iowa,

Relief and fear as Portuguese students go back to school

Reuters, Lisbon :Wearing masks and trying to keep a safe distance, more than a million pupils returned to schools across Portugal on Monday, a long-awaited moment for many after

US ambassador to China Branstad to retire next month

Reuters, Beijing :US Ambassador to China Terry Branstad will retire and leave Beijing early next month, the embassy said on Monday.Branstad, 73 years old and a former governor of

Lebanon cabinet deadline in doubt as Adib continues consultations

Lebanon cabinet deadline in doubt as Adib continues consultations

Al Jazeera News :Lebanon's Prime Minister-designate Mustapha Adib has met Lebanon's president for more consultations over the formation of his cabinet - instead of presenting its lineup, as anticipated

Libya's eastern-based government resigns amid protests

Al Jazeera News :An interim government allied with Libya's eastern-based renegade commander Khalifa Haftar has resigned amid protests over power cuts and deteriorating living conditions.Ezzel-Deen al-Falih, a spokesman for