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Magnitude 8 earthquake hits Mexico

A strong earthquake measuring 8.0 on the Richter scale jolted Mexico, near the border with Guatemala on Friday, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). The quake, which was felt as far Guatemala City, had...

Hurricane Irma: Cuba evacuates 700,000 people

Cuban authorities have evacuated 700,000 people from the country's northeastern coast ahead of the category 5 hurricane Irma hitting the island nation, authorities said. The eye of the hurricane was expected to pass between the...

Cyberattack at Equifax affects 143mn US consumers

US-based credit reporting agency Equifax Inc announced on Friday that hackers had gained access to the company's data, potentially impacting approximately 143 million US consumers. Hackers exploited a vulnerability in the company's website application from...

Hurricane Irma roars across Carribbean, Florida braces for hit

Hurricane Irma has hammered a string of northeast Caribbean islands, thrashing them with rain and winds of up to 180 mph (288 kmph), leaving a trail of chaos, wreckage and flooding from Barbuda to...
SpaceX mission

SpaceX video: Orbital Test Vehicle 5 (OTV-5) Mission successful

In yet another milestone in its efforts to reuse the spaceplane, the Elon Musk company SpaceX today launched Falcon 9 rocket for the US military. Falcon 9 rocket is on a mission to launch the...
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Republican leaders shocked over Trump-Democrats agreement

Republican Party leaders were "shell-shocked" and "visibly annoyed" after President Donald Trump and Democratic congressional leaders announced a mutual agreement to raise the debt ceiling and fund the federal government until December, the media...

Australia to vote on same-sex marriage, after court challenge fails

Australia's High Court on Thursday ruled that a national postal vote on same-sex marriage will go ahead, after a challenge by marriage equality advocates failed, the media reported. Same-sex marriage advocates had taken the government...
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Trump sued over ending immigrants protection programme

A coalition of 16 US attorneys general has sued President Donald Trump's administration's decision to end a programme which shields more than 800,000 undocumented immigrants who arrived in the country as children, from being...

India, Japan condemn North Korea’s nuke test

India and Japan came together to condemn North Korea's September 3 nuclear test, a joint statement released after India-Japan Annual Defence Ministerial Dialogue said on Wednesday. The two-day dialogue was held on September 5-6, in...
Grenfell Tower fire

Twenty suicide attempts since Grenfell Tower fire

At least 20 people who survived or witnessed the Grenfell Tower fire have since attempted suicide, media reports said. Silence of Suicide founder Yvette Greenway told the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire programme the number was based...

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