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Magnitude 6.4 earthquake hits southern Philippines

Magnitude 6.4 earthquake hits southern Philippines

A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck the southern Philippines on Wednesday, killing at least one child and injuring more than two dozen other people. Firemen try to put out a fire inside a mall following a 6.4-magnitude quake in General Santos City, in southern island of Mindanao. Photo: AFP Government authorities were starting to receive reports from field officials on the […]

by × October 19, 2019 ×
Turkey-Syria offensive: Not our problem, says Donald Trump

Turkey-Syria offensive: Not our problem, says Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump has said it is “not our problem” if Turkey enters Syria, calling the former US allies the Kurds “no angels”. Mr Trump made the comments during a meeting with President Sergio Mattarella of Italy in the Oval Office. Photo: AFP The US is facing intense criticism for withdrawing its forces from Syria, which some say gave […]

by × October 19, 2019 ×
Hong Kong protest leader Jimmy Sham violently attacked

Hong Kong protest leader Jimmy Sham violently attacked

The leader of one of Hong Kong‘s largest pro-democracy groups has been taken to hospital after being attacked. Blood is seen beyond a police cordon, where Jimmy Sham, convener of the Civil Human Rights Front (CHRF), was assaulted by four to five people wielding hammers. Photo: AFP Photographs on social media showed Jimmy Sham of the Civil Human Rights Front […]

by × October 19, 2019 ×
UK and EU agree new Brexit deal

UK and EU agree new Brexit deal

A Brexit deal has been agreed between UK and EU negotiating teams before a meeting of European leaders in Brussels. Photo: WIktor Szymanowicz/NurPhoto/AFP Prime Minister Boris Johnson tweeted: “We‘ve got a great new deal that takes back control.” The two sides have been working on the legal text of a deal, but it will still need the approval of both […]

by × October 19, 2019 ×
Turkey to suspend Syria offensive, US vice president says

Turkey to suspend Syria offensive, US vice president says

Turkey has agreed to a ceasefire in northern Syria to end an eight-day-old offensive against Kurdish-led forces, US Vice-President Mike Pence has announced. US Vice President Mike Pence in Ankara, Turkey, announces a five-day ceasfire in northern Syria. Photo: AFP / Anadolu Agency All military operations will be paused for five days, and the US will help facilitate an “orderly […]

by × October 19, 2019 ×