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Powerful typhoon slams Japan with violent winds, heavy rain

A powerful typhoon that officials warned could bring record rains and gusts strong enough to flip cars slammed into southern Japan on Sunday, prompting authorities to urge millions to seek shelter. TyphoonHaishenhas weakened somewhat as it neared Japan’s…
ChinaSociety

China's first reusable spacecraft landed after 48-hour flight

China’s first reusable spacecraft landed today after a two-day flight, in what is considered an eventual step towards low-cost space flights, reported the AP agency. China’s secret military space program released few details about the spacecraft, which was…
PoliticsSociety

N. Korea's Kim orders thousands to help typhoon recovery

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has ordered 12,000 elite members of his ruling party based in Pyongyang to help with recovery efforts in two rural provinces lashed by a powerful typhoon, state media reported Sunday. Typhoon Maysak brought days of heavy downpours to the…
BrazilSociety

Unlikely allies in the fight against railways in the Amazon

With feathers on his head and ink on his body, the Indian chief Beppronti Mekragnotire does not appear to have anything in common with Sergio Sorresino, but they have a common feature: none of them wants a railway line that crosses the Amazon rainforest. In addition, on…
Society

After early virus success, Israel heads for partial lockdown

Once a role model in the fight against Covid-19, Israel is set to lock down several cities to slow the fast-spreading contagion as the government faces harsh criticism over the crisis. Israel passed the milestone of 1,000 novel coronavirus deaths this weekend after the…
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Sudan declares state of emergency after record floods

Sudan on Saturday declared a three-month national state of emergency after record-breaking torrential floods that cost 99 lives. “A nationwide three-month state of emergency has been announced as Sudan is considered a natural disaster zone,” the interior…
Society

Facebook blocks terminally ill Frenchman from streaming his death

Facebook said Saturday it would block the livestream of a Frenchman suffering from an incurable condition who wanted to broadcast his death on the social media platform. Earlier, Alain Cocq announced that he was now refusing all food, drink and medicine after President…