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Philippines deadly storm and landslides kill more than 60

More than 60 people have died after a powerful storm struck the Philippines, with locals reportedly taken by surprise by its strength. Storm Usman hit the Bicol region southeast of capital Manila on...

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India

The lost fishermen of India's Cyclone Ockhi

Nearly 100 Indian fishermen are still missing a week after a powerful storm struck the country's southern coast. Ashraf Padanna has visited Poonthura, a fishing village in the state of Kerala that is...

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Madagascar

Madagascar : la peste tue une dizaine de personnes

Le ministère de la Santé de Madagascar a déjà dénombré dix décès dus à la peste et une soixantaine de cas confirmés positifs par l'Institut Pasteur. Ces personnes sont mortes depuis le début de la...

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Iraq + 2 more

What is at stake in Iraqi Kurdish vote for independence?

By Michael Knights Washington Institute for Near East Policy On 25 September, the residents of Kurdish-controlled areas inside Iraq will have the opportunity to vote in a referendum on their...

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Greece + 2 more

Refugee children on Lesbos helped to face fear of drowning

"I call it reconciliation," says Manuel Elviro. He is part of a Spanish volunteer group that felt compelled to act after seeing some of the dramatic drawings by children who survived the perilous sea...

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Venezuela indigenous group flees crisis for Brazil

Around 400 indigenous Warao people from the Orinoco Delta in Venezuela have arrived in the Brazilian city of Manaus in the Amazon. The authorities have declared a social emergency to seek government...

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Bolivia

Bolivia declares emergency over locust plague

The Bolivian government has declared a state of emergency in a vast agricultural area affected by a plague of locusts. President Evo Morales has announced a contingency plan, which includes $700,000...

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Nigeria

Madagali: Dozens killed in Nigeria suicide attack

At least 45 people have been killed in a suicide bomb attack in the north-eastern Nigerian town of Madagali in Adamawa state, officials say. Read more on the BBC

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Nepal + 3 more

Over 100 dead in South Asia monsoon flooding

More than 100 people have been killed in monsoon floods in South Asia, as torrential rain caused chaos in several countries. Hundreds of thousands of people have been displaced, with many rescued...

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Pakistan + 1 more

Pakistan could beat polio in months, says WHO

Polio could be eradicated in Pakistan within months, health officials say, as a mass vaccination drive is launched. A World Health Organisation spokesman told the BBC only a handful of cases have...

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India

India 'water train' brings relief to drought affected state

A train carrying half a million litres of water has been dispatched to the worst-affected areas of India's drought-hit western Maharashtra state. The "water train" is pulling 10 tankers filled with...

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World + 2 more

Mobile drought insurance to protect Africa's farmers

A mobile insurance scheme to help small-scale farmers in Kenya insure their agricultural produce against drought and other natural disasters is spreading to other parts of Africa, as Neil Ford...

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Iraq

Iraqi town Taza 'hit in IS chemical attack' appeals for help

By Nafiseh Kohnavard It is the smell that you notice first of all - a bitter mixture of egg and cucumber that hangs in the air, and burns your nose and throat. Local people say they have been washing...

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IS increases use of child soldiers, says US report

By James Longman BBC Victoria Derbyshire programme The number of children who have died fighting for so-called Islamic State (IS) in the last year is nearly twice the previous estimate, a report...

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