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Wide Image: Indonesia’s ragtag firefighters on frontline of Borneo’s forest blazes

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PULANG PISAU, Indonesia (Reuters) – From soon after sunrise, a group of volunteers gathers every day on Indonesia’s portion of Borneo island to throw themselves into the desperate fight against the worst forest fires in years. Firefighters try to extinguish forest fires at Sebangau National Park area in Palangka Raya, Central Kalimantan province, Indonesia, September Read More

Suicide attack on Afghan hospital kills at least 20

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By Emily Mee, news reporter At least 20 people have been killed and more than 90 wounded in a suicide bombing on a hospital in southern Afghanistan. Hospital visitors used shawls and blankets to carry casualties inside the heavily-bombed building, while the worst of the wounded were rushed to hospitals in nearby Kandahar. The explosion Read More

‘Insurance policy for planet Earth’: Space agencies to smash spacecraft into asteroid at over 14,000 mph

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NASA and the ESA are finally set to test the Earth’s planetary defenses to see whether we can successfully defend ourselves from the apparent scourge of space rocks. But the scientists are not sure what’s going to happen. The target they have chosen is the asteroid Didymos B, roughly 160 meters in diameter, one half Read More

Taliban revokes months-long ban on Red Cross in Afghanistan

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The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) will again be able to operate in the part of Afghanistan under the control of the Taliban, the militant group announced as it offered safety guarantees to the relief body. The ICRC and the World Health Organization (WHO) were expelled from Taliban-held areas in mid-April after being Read More

France: We can’t allow Facebook’s Libra in Europe

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PARIS (Reuters) – Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency cannot be allowed to operate in Europe while concerns persist about sovereignty, systemic financial risks and the risk of abuses by a dominant market player, France’s finance minister said on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: Small toy figures are seen on representations of virtual currency in front of the Libra logo Read More

After Dorian, disease is next threat on shattered Bahamian island

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NASSAU (Reuters) – Piles of debris, decaying human and animal corpses and fetid water on storm-hammered Great Abaco Island in the Bahamas are posing a new risk for those who survived Hurricane Dorian’s wrath: Disease. FILE PHOTO: Capsized boats are seen at a marina after Hurricane Dorian hit the Abaco Islands in Marsh Harbour, Bahamas, Read More

Dorian’s death toll in Bahamas rises to 50: official

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Personnel of the Canadian Burnaby Firefighters Search & Rescue Task Force search for the dead in the destroyed the Mudd neighbourhood after Hurricane Dorian hit the Abaco Islands in Marsh Harbour, Bahamas, September 10, 2019. REUTERS/Marco Bello NASSAU, Bahamas (Reuters) – Hurricane Dorian’s rampage through the Bahamas last week killed at least 50 people, largely Read More

Dorian’s death toll in Bahamas rises to 50 – official

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Personnel of the Canadian Burnaby Firefighters Search & Rescue Task Force search for the dead in the destroyed the Mudd neighbourhood after Hurricane Dorian hit the Abaco Islands in Marsh Harbour, Bahamas, September 10, 2019. REUTERS/Marco Bello NASSAU, Bahamas (Reuters) – Hurricane Dorian’s rampage through the Bahamas last week killed at least 50 people, largely Read More

At least 31 killed, 100 injured during Islamic holiday in Iraq’s Kerbala (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

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Published time: 10 Sep, 2019 14:21 Edited time: 10 Sep, 2019 14:34 Follow RT on At least 31 people were killed and a further 100 injured in a stampede during the Shia Muslim ritual of Ashura in Kerbala, Iraq, according to the health ministry. Initial reports suggested that a pedestrian walkway had collapsed, but additional Read More

Mother Earth’s MeToo moment: English town joins campaign for ‘nature’s rights’

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FROME, England (Reuters) – Nobody knows exactly how ancient masons, wielding chisels made from deer antlers, managed to build Stonehenge, the standing circle that has enchanted southern England for thousands of years. FILE PHOTO: Activist, environmentalist, community leader and undertaker Peter McFadyen stands on the banks of the River Frome, in Frome, Britain, June 25, Read More