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Australia fires: Troops called to tackle fires Australia fires: Troops called to tackle fires
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced 3,000 reserve troops will be deployed to help tackle raging bushfires across the country. Defence Minister Linda Reynolds said this is the first time this has happened in Australia's history. Temperatures have surpassed 40C (104F) in parts of south-east Australia. Officials had warned that Saturday was set to be a "dangerous day". Sin...
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Libya conflict: Turkish MPs approve bill to send troops Libya conflict: Turkish MPs approve bill to send troops
Turkey's parliament has passed a bill that will allow the government to deploy troops to Libya to intervene in the civil war. Turkish lawmakers approved the bill on Thursday, with 325 in favour to 184 against. Turkey is allied with Libya's UN-backed government, which is based in the capital, Tripoli. The Libyan government has been fighting an insurgency by forces under Gen Khalifa Haftar,...
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North Korea threatens to resume nuclear and ICBM testing North Korea threatens to resume nuclear and ICBM testing
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has said he is ending the suspension of nuclear and long-range missile tests put in place during talks with the US. Mr Kim also said his country would soon introduce "a new strategic weapon". But he left a door open for dialogue, and said the scope of any testing would depend on the US's "attitude". The momentum of the past few years has stalled, as Washing...
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Australia fires: Thousands flee to the sea as fires race to coast Australia fires: Thousands flee to the sea as fires race to coast
Thousands of people in Australia have fled to the seafront to seek shelter from bushfires racing to the coast. One blaze moved into the Victorian coastal town of Mallacoota, throwing embers towards homes. Locals described a "terrifying experience" of camping on wharves and boarding boats under blood-red skies. Meanwhile, officials confirmed another two people had died in blazes in New Sou...
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Myanmar Rohingya: UN condemns human rights abuses Myanmar Rohingya: UN condemns human rights abuses
The UN General Assembly has approved a resolution condemning human rights abuses against Muslim Rohingya and other minorities in Myanmar. The resolution also calls on Myanmar to stop the incitement of hatred against the Rohingya and other minorities. Thousands of Rohingya were killed and more than 700,000 fled to neighbouring Bangladesh during an army crackdown in the Buddhist-majority count...
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Kazakhstan plane crash: Bek Air plane comes down near Almaty airport Kazakhstan plane crash: Bek Air plane comes down near Almaty airport
At least 14 people have been killed after a plane with 98 people on board crashed in Kazakhstan, airport officials say. They say the Bek Air aircraft went down shortly after taking off at Almaty airport on Friday morning local time, smashing into a building. At least 60 injured people, including children, were taken to hospitals. Flight Z92100 was en route from Almaty, Kazakhstan's larges...
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Indonesian bus plunges into ravine leaving 25 dead Indonesian bus plunges into ravine leaving 25 dead
At least 25 people in Indonesia have died, with another 13 injured, after a bus plunged down a steep ravine and landed in a river. Some 37 passengers, plus a driver, were onboard the bus in South Sumatra province when it plunged around 100m (328ft) on Monday night. Authorities have deployed 120 rescue workers to help survivors and retrieve the dead. The cause of the accident is being inve...
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Australia fires: Travel warnings issued over 'catastrophic' blazes Australia fires: Travel warnings issued over 'catastrophic' blazes
Catastrophic fire warnings are in place across the Australian state of New South Wales (NSW), where firefighters are tackling more than 100 blazes. Authorities have urged Christmas travellers to delay their journeys as conditions threaten to intensify the bushfire crisis. Rising temperatures and strong winds are expected to worsen fires across three states on Saturday. Three blazes around...
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Australia fires: PM Morrison apologises for US holiday amid crisis Australia fires: PM Morrison apologises for US holiday amid crisis
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has apologised for going on holiday in Hawaii this week while the nation's bushfire crisis worsened. Fires are raging across the nation amid a heatwave which has produced the nation's two hottest days on record. Two volunteer firefighters died in a road accident on Thursday while deployed to a huge blaze near Sydney. Mr Morrison said he would end h...
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Australia heatwave: Nation endures hottest day on record Australia heatwave: Nation endures hottest day on record
Australia has experienced its hottest day on record with the national average temperature reaching a high of 40.9C (105.6F). The Bureau of Meteorology (Bom) said "extensive" heat on Tuesday tipped the mercury past the previous record of 40.3C set on 7 January 2013. Taking the average of maximum temperatures across the country is the most accurate measure of a heatwave. The record comes as...
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