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Vietnam capital Hanoi tells citizens to stop eating dog meat due to rabies risk

Officials in Vietnam’s capital are urging residents to avoid eating dog meat, as part of a move to eradicate rabies.  Hanoi’s vice mayor Nguyen Van Suu also said that slaughtering dogs and cats for their meat was disturbing to foreigners and would “negatively impact the image of a civilized and modern capital.” His message …

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Super typhoon Mangkhut: Storm strengthens as it heads to northern Philippines

A tropical storm travelling to the Philippines is strengthening as it approaches the country and may develop into a super typhoon.  Typhoon Mangkhut has already passed the Pacific Islands, travelling at over 100mph.  The storm will arrive in the northern part of the Philippines as its wind speed rises, PAGASA, the country’s weather agency, said.  Read …

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China car incident: Driver smashes into crowded square, killing at least three and injuring dozens

Three people have been killed and 43 injured after a car ploughed into a crowded square in southern China. Video footages captured the moments a red car drove onto the square in Mishui town, part of Hengyang city in Hunan province, shortly before 8pm (12pm UK time), the Hengyang government said. State media …

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Kulsoom Nawaz death: Former Pakistani first lady dies in London

Kulsoom Nawaz, the wife of Pakistan’s former prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, has died in hospital in London after months in critical condition. Maryam Aurangzeb, spokeswoman for the Pakistan Muslim League party, said Ms Nawaz had died before dawn on Tuesday, aged 68. “We announce with pain, sorrow and grief that Kulsoom Nawaz is no …

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Russia launches biggest war games since Cold War with more than 300,000 troops

Russia has launched its largest military exercises since the Cold War, with more nearly 300,000 troops taking part. Thousands of Chinese and Mongolian service personnel will also be involved in the Vostok 2018 drills, set to include “massive” mock airstrikes and the testing of cruise missile defence systems. The war games in …

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North Korea has not stopped nuclear weapons programme despite Trump’s claims, UN report finds

North Korea has not halted its nuclear weapons programme in a move that directly defies United Nations sanctions, a new UN report has found, despite Donald Trump’s claim the country no longer presented a nuclear threat. Findings of an investigation submitted to the Security Council late on Friday said the secretive …

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