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Tsunami threat cancelled after 7.0 quake hits PNG

Tsunami threat cancelled after 7.0 quake hits PNGA major 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck Papua New Guinea’s New Britain island on Thursday, briefly triggering a tsunami alert before authorities gave the all clear. The United States Geological Survey said the quake hit about 125 kilometres (80 miles) east of Kimbe at a depth of around 40km. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center initially warned hazardous tsunami waves were possible in coastal areas 300km from the epicentre.



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Tanzania buries ferry disaster dead as toll hits 224

Tanzania buries ferry disaster dead as toll hits 224Tanzania declared the whole nation was in mourning Sunday as the first dozen bodies were buried from a devastating ferry capsize on Lake Victoria that left people 224 dead. Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa led “national funerals” on the island of Ukara, where the MV Nyerere had been coming in to dock on Thursday. The prime minister said a memorial would be built on Ukara.



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US hits China with sanctions for buying Russian fighter jets and missiles

US hits China with sanctions for buying Russian fighter jets and missilesThe sanctions will sharpen tensions with Beijing. The US has sanctioned the Chinese military for buying Russian fighter planes and missiles, and blacklisted more than 30 Russians, most of whom have been indicted for their role in Moscow’s effort to subvert the 2016 US election. The new sanctions unveiled by the state department on Thursday will sharpen tensions with Beijing amid a brewing trade war – and further sour relations with Moscow.



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Netanyahu hits out at Iran after Syria friendly fire incident

Netanyahu hits out at Iran after Syria friendly fire incidentPrime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday Israel will defend itself against Iran, after a friendly fire incident in Syria this week linked to Israeli strikes on Iranian targets there. Syria accidentally downed a Russian plane late Monday, killing all 15 people on board, the same evening Israel launched strikes in the war-torn country. Israel says it was targeting a Syrian military facility where weapons manufacturing systems were “about to be transferred on behalf of Iran” to Lebanese Shiite group Hezbollah.



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Trump hits China with tariffs on another $200 bn in goods

Trump hits China with tariffs on another $  200 bn in goodsUS President Donald Trump on Monday defied warnings and escalated the trade confrontation with China, hitting the country with tariffs starting next week on another $ 200 billion in imports and threatening to target even more if Beijing retaliates. Trump said China had refused to change the unfair practices that hurt US businesses and workers. “For months, we have urged China to change these unfair practices and give fair and reciprocal treatment to American companies,” Trump said in a statement.



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Rebels say airstrike hits radio station in Yemen, killing 4

Rebels say airstrike hits radio station in Yemen, killing 4SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A suspected airstrike by a Saudi-led coalition fighting Yemen's Shiite rebels hit a local radio station in the Red Sea port province of Hodeida on Sunday, killing at least four people, a rebel official said.



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Car almost hits boy walking to school bus

Car almost hits boy walking to school busA boy walks toward his school bus as a car speeds down the street, nearly hitting him.



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Landslides after powerful 6.6 magnitude quake hits Japan's Hokkaido

Landslides after powerful 6.6 magnitude quake hits Japan's HokkaidoA powerful 6.6 magnitude quake hit the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido early Thursday, triggering landslides, bringing down several houses, and killing one person. No tsunami warning was issued after the relatively shallow quake, which struck 62 kilometres (39 miles) southeast of the regional capital Sapporo. At least four landslides were reported after the quake, government spokesman Yoshihide Suga said, adding that six homes had collapsed.



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Powerful quake hits Japanese island of Hokkaido

Powerful quake hits Japanese island of Hokkaido A powerful earthquake Thursday on Japan’s northernmost main island of Hokkaido triggered dozens of landslides that crushed houses under torrents of dirt, rocks and timber, prompting frantic efforts to unearth any survivors.



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CNN Hits Back At President Trump After He Attacks Its Reporters

CNN Hits Back At President Trump After He Attacks Its ReportersPresident Trump's favorite news outlet to hate did not back down from the



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