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Thousands shelter as "screaming, howling" Cyclone Debbie hits north Australia

SYDNEY Howling winds, heavy rain and huge seas pounded Australia’s northeast on Tuesday, damaging homes, wrecking jetties and cutting power to thousands of people as Tropical Cyclone Debbie tore through…

China army drills on Myanmar border amid tensions

BEIJING China’s military carried out drills along the border with Myanmar on Tuesday, in a show of force to highlight its resolve to protect its people, state news agency Xinhua…

Riots in Paris after Chinese man shot dead

PARIS/BEIJING French police said on Tuesday they opened an inquiry after a Chinese man was shot dead by police at his Paris home, triggering riots in the French capital by…

Austria says wants exemption from EU migrant relocation system

VIENNA Austria will seek an exemption from having to accept more asylum-seekers under an EU relocation system, it said on Tuesday, arguing that it has already taken in its fair…

Thousands shelter as ‘screaming, howling’ Cyclone Debbie hits north Australia

SYDNEY Howling winds, heavy rain and huge seas pounded Australia’s northeast on Tuesday, damaging homes, wrecking jetties and cutting power to thousands of people as Tropical Cyclone Debbie tore through…

Kim Jong Nam’s body still in Malaysia amid talk of deal with North Korea

KUALA LUMPUR The body of Kim Jong Nam, who was murdered in Malaysia last month, is still in Kuala Lumpur, health minister Health Minister Subramaniam Sathasivam said on Tuesday, amid…

China can deploy warplanes on artificial islands any time: think tank

WASHINGTON China appears to have largely completed major construction of military infrastructure on artificial islands it has built in the South China Sea and can now deploy combat planes and…

North Korea tests rocket engine: U.S. officials

WASHINGTON North Korea has carried out another test of a rocket engine that U.S. officials believe could be part of its program to develop an intercontinental ballistic missile, officials told…

Thousands shelter as ‘screaming, howling’ Cyclone Debbie hits north Australia

SYDNEY Howling winds, heavy rain and huge seas pounded Australia’s northeast on Tuesday, damaging homes, wrecking jetties and cutting power to thousands of people as Tropical Cyclone Debbie tore through…

After civilians killed in Mosul, Pentagon denies loosening rules

WASHINGTON The Pentagon, facing accusations that a coalition air strike may have killed scores of civilians in the Iraqi city of Mosul, said on Monday it was not loosening its…