Stories By 'Agencies'
A huge explosion rocked a chemical plant in eastern China on Thursday, killing at least six people and injuring dozens as it knocked down factory buildings and sent a huge plume of smoke skyward, officials and state media said.
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A barber’s association in a northern Bangladesh town has warned its members not to give “foreign” haircuts or beard styles on pain of fines, an official said on Thursday.
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The number of people in Zimbabwe affected by a devastating cyclone and flooding has jumped to 200,000, with most of the damage occurring near the Mozambique border, the UN said on Thursday.
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Two of Russia’s regional governors resigned on Thursday, joining three others who stepped down this week in what experts say is a reshuffle ahead of difficult local elections in September.
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Venezuelan intelligence officers on Thursday arrested the chief of staff of Juan Guaido, the opposition leader recognized by the US and other countries as interim leader, Guaido and the opposition-ruled congress said on Twitter.
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US President Donald Trump on Tuesday reaffirmed that “all options” are being considered in his drive to bring down Venezuela’s socialist President Nicolas Maduro. “All options are on the table,” he told reporters in the White House.
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Finland ranked as the world’s happiest country for the second year running while war-torn South Sudan sank to the least contented in a United Nations report released on Wednesday.
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Fighting between Myanmar’s military and ethnic Rakhine rebels in Mrauk U, the ancient capital of the Rakhine kingdom, has left at least eight locals injured, scaring tourists and sparking fears that the historical monuments are under threat.
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Hundreds of students demonstrated in Dhaka on Wednesday after a teenager was struck and killed by a speeding bus, just months after a similar accident sparked Bangladesh’s biggest anti-government protests in decades.
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