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Mozambique cyclone death toll climbs to 417

Mozambique cyclone death toll climbs to 417 Sat, 23 Mar, 2019

The death toll in Mozambique has climbed to 417 after a cyclone devastated swathes of the southern African country, flooding thousands of square kilometres (miles), the government said.
EU leaders give Britain 'last chance' for orderly Brexit

EU leaders give Britain 'last chance' for orderly Brexit Fri, 22 Mar, 2019

European Union leaders warned Britain it had a final opportunity to leave the bloc in an orderly fashion after giving Prime Minister Theresa May two weeks' reprieve until April 12 before Britain could tumble out without a deal.
China probes factory blast as death toll rises to 47

China probes factory blast as death toll rises to 47 Fri, 22 Mar, 2019

Chinese President Xi Jinping ordered local governments to prevent any more industrial disasters after a chemical plant blast left 47 people dead, injured hundreds and flattened an industrial park in the latest such catastrophe to hit the country.
Trump says IS territory in Syria nearly eliminated

Trump says IS territory in Syria nearly eliminated Wed, 20 Mar, 2019

President Donald Trump says the last of the Islamic State's territory in Syria will be freed by U.S.-backed forces "by tonight."
France threatens to reject May's Brexit delay request

France threatens to reject May's Brexit delay request Wed, 20 Mar, 2019

France threatened to reject British Prime Minister Theresa May's request for a three-month delay to Brexit on Wednesday unless she can guarantee to get her departure plans though parliament, potentially sending Britain crashing out of the EU without a deal.

US, Russia divided on Venezuela after talks in Rome

US, Russia divided on Venezuela after talks in Rome Tue, 19 Mar, 2019

Russia and the United States remain split on how to resolve the crisis in Venezuela, officials from both powers said after talks in Rome.
Cyclone's huge floods leave hundreds dead in southern Africa

Cyclone's huge floods leave hundreds dead in southern Africa Tue, 19 Mar, 2019

 Aid workers rushed to rescue victims clinging to trees and crammed on rooftops Tuesday after a cyclone unleashed devastating floods in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi. More than 350 people were confirmed dead, hundreds were missing and thousands more were at risk.
Italy seizes rescue ship, permits migrants to land in Italy

Italy seizes rescue ship, permits migrants to land in Italy Tue, 19 Mar, 2019

A humanitarian rescue ship carrying 48 migrants entered the port of Lampedusa, where they were being allowed to disembark Tuesday evening despite an earlier refusal by Italy's hard-line interior minister.
Dutch police arrest new tram attack suspect, suspect terror motive

Dutch police arrest new tram attack suspect, suspect terror motive Tue, 19 Mar, 2019

Dutch police said they were investigating a terrorist motive for the Utrecht tram attack, as they arrested a new suspect  over the deadly shooting.
Nicaragua opposition demands conditions for resuming talks

Nicaragua opposition demands conditions for resuming talks Tue, 19 Mar, 2019

Opposition delegates to talks on resolving Nicaragua's political standoff said  they will not return to the table until the government shows "signs of goodwill" on demands such as the full release of hundreds considered political prisoners.
More than 1,000 feared dead in Mozambique storm

More than 1,000 feared dead in Mozambique storm Mon, 18 Mar, 2019

 More than a thousand people are feared to have died in a cyclone that smashed into Mozambique last week, while scores have been killed and more than 150 are missing in neighbouring Zimbabwe.
Gunman kills three in Dutch tram, police hunt for Turkish man

Gunman kills three in Dutch tram, police hunt for Turkish man Mon, 18 Mar, 2019

A gunman killed three people and wounded five on a tram in the Dutch city of Utrecht on Monday morning in what the mayor said appeared to be a terror attack, touching off a manhunt that saw heavily armed officers with dogs zero in on an apartment building nearby.
Israel court orders closure of building at tense Jerusalem holy site

Israel court orders closure of building at tense Jerusalem holy site Sun, 17 Mar, 2019

An Israeli court ordered the temporary closure of a side building at a highly sensitive Jerusalem holy site that has been the source of tensions in recent weeks.
Serbia president vows to defend law and order amid protests

Serbia president vows to defend law and order amid protests Sun, 17 Mar, 2019

Serbia's president pledged to defend the country's law and order a day after opposition supporters stormed the national TV station, protesting what they called his autocratic rule and biased grip on the country's media.
Israel launches Gaza strikes after rockets fired at Tel Aviv

Israel launches Gaza strikes after rockets fired at Tel Aviv Fri, 15 Mar, 2019

Israeli military aircraft bombed Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip, hours after two rockets were launched at Tel Aviv in the first such attack since a 2014 war.
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