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Merkel wins fourth term, hit by nationalist ‘earthquake’

Chancellor Angela Merkel clinched a fourth term in Germany’s election Sunday, but her victory was clouded by the entry into parliament of the hard-right AfD in the best showing for a nationalist force since World War II.   Merkel, who after 12 years in power held a double-digit lead for …

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13 dead and 100 injured at Barcelona attack

At least 13 person died and 100 were injured -of them seriously – after a van ploughed into crowds in Barcelona’s famous Las Ramblas tourist area, police and local officials say. The vehicle sped along the pedestrian area, mowing down people and sending others fleeing for cover. Police are treating …

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Tsunami warning withdrawn

The tsunami warning alert issued to the coastal areas of Sri Lanka this morning, following the 6.4-magnitude earthquake that hit off the Indonesian island of Sumatra, has been withdrawn, the National Tsunami Early Warning Centre of the Department of Meteorology said. It said there was no tsunami threat to Sri …

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Earthquake in China

At least 13 people were killed and 175 more injured after 6.5 magnitude earthquake struck in Jiuzhaigou County in China’s Sichuan Province, foreign media reported.

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Pakistan replaces ousted PM Sharif

Lawmakers in Pakistan have elected Shahid Khaqan Abbasi as prime minister, replacing Nawaz Sharif, who was ousted last week over corruption allegations. The ruling party wants the former oil minister to hold the role temporarily until Mr Sharif’s brother, Shahbaz Sharif, can take over. Shahbaz Sharif, Punjab province’s chief minister, …

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Pakistan PM resigned

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has resigned following a decision by the country’s Supreme Court to disqualify him from office owing to corruption claims, foreign media reported.

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