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Super typhoon bears down on Philippines

Super typhoon bears down on Philippines

The Philippines has put troops on alert and is preparing food and medical supplies as it warns residents and tourists along its eastern coast to be ready for a super typhoon expected to land some time in the next 72 hours.

Woman killed in attack on Turkey police HQ

Woman killed in attack on Turkey police HQ

Turkish police shot dead a woman carrying guns and hand grenades and detained a man as they tried to attack Istanbul's police headquarters, officials and media say, the third attack on an official building in the past two days.

Diplomat's sons caught up in Miami shooting

The 15-year-old son of a Canadian diplomat was arrested by Miami police and charged with murder after he was allegedly involved in a drug-related shooting in which his teenage brother and another man were killed, according to news reports.

Four killed in Mexico oil platform blaze

Mexican state-run oil company Pemex said at least four people died after a fire broke out on a production platform in the Gulf of Mexico, sparking the evacuation of around 300 workers.

Deadly winds pummel northern Europe

Deadly winds pummel northern Europe

At least four people were killed when hurricane-force winds lashed northern Europe in one of the most severe storms in years, forcing flights to be cancelled and disrupting road, train and marine traffic.

Prosecutor dies in Turkey hostage drama

Prosecutor dies in Turkey hostage drama

An Istanbul prosecutor died from his wounds after security forces stormed the office where members of a far-left Turkish group had taken him hostage, killing his two captors.

Airbus crash triggers debate on confidentiality

Airbus crash triggers debate on confidentiality

Calls to relax Germany's strict doctor-patient confidentiality law after a Germanwings plane crash last week have touched a nerve in a country obsessed about privacy because of its authoritarian past.

Buhari wins landslide in Nigeria election

Buhari wins landslide in Nigeria election

Three decades after seizing power in a military coup, Muhammadu Buhari has become the first Nigerian to oust a president through the ballot box, putting him in charge of Africa's biggest economy and one of its most turbulent democracies.

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