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Typhoon lashes central Japan killing two

A typhoon lashed central Japan on Saturday with torrential rain and fierce winds, killing two and leaving tens of thousands of households without power, the Kyodo news agency reported. Shizuoka city, southwest of the capital Tokyo, was hit especially hard, seeing a record 417 mm (16.42 inches) of precipitation since …

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Canada braces for possibly historic storm in Hurricane Fiona

Eastern Canada on Saturday braced for what could become one of the most severe storms in the country's history as Hurricane Fiona barreled toward Nova Scotia nearly a week after devastating parts of the Caribbean. Experts predicted high winds, storm surges and heavy rainfall from Fiona, which was expected to …

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Ukraine says it downed four Iranian drones used by Russian forces

Ukraine said on Friday it had downed four Iranian-made "kamikaze" drones used by Russia's armed forces, prompting President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to complain that Tehran was harming Ukrainian citizens. Military authorities in southern Ukraine said in a statement they had shot down the Shahed-136 unmanned aerial vehicles over the sea near …

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Iranian state-organised marchers call for execution of ‘rioters’

State-organised demonstrations took place in several Iranian cities on Friday to counter anti-government protests triggered by the death of a woman in police custody, with marchers calling for the execution of protesters. Will the media show the MILLIONS of Iranians now taking the streets across the country to support their …

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Muslim clerics warn Uzbeks against joining Russia-Ukraine war

Uzbekistan's top religious authority urged Uzbeks on Friday not to get involved in the conflict in Ukraine, saying that doing so was against the Islamic faith, after Russia offered fast-track citizenship to those foreigners who join its army. The Muslim Board said members of some "terrorist organisations" were recruiting Muslims …

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Israeli PM backs two-state solution with Palestinians

Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid called on Thursday for a two-state solution to decades of Israeli-Palestinian conflict and reasserted that Israel would do "whatever it takes" to stop Iran from developing a nuclear bomb. His mention of a two-state solution, the first by an Israeli leader in years at the …

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