Nigeria’s ruling party won a governorship election in southwestern Ekiti state, officials said, unseating the opposition and giving President Muhammadu Buhari a boost ahead of national polls next year.
Iraq placed its security forces on high alert on Saturday, in response to ongoing protests in the country’s southern provinces over poor government services and corruption.
Iraq placed its security forces on high alert on Saturday, in response to ongoing protests in the country’s southern provinces, military intelligence and Ministry of Defense sources said.
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The Syrian army and allied troops laid siege to the rebel-held enclave in Deraa on Monday and were poised to gain complete control of the city where the uprising against President Bashar Assad’s rule first erupted, insurgents said.
The Syrian army and allied troops on Monday laid siege to the rebel-held enclave in Deraa and were poised to gain complete control of the city where the uprising against President Bashar Assad’s rule first erupted, rebels said.
Searches continued Sunday night for victims of heavy rainfall that hammered southern Japan for the third straight day, as the government put the death toll at 48, with 28 others presumed dead.
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Iraqi police opened fire to disperse dozens of protesters near the southern oil hub of Basra on Sunday as they demonstrated against a shortage of jobs, electricity, water and other basic services, police and local officials said.
TOKYO (AP) — Heavy rainfall hammered southern Japan for the third day, prompting new disaster warnings on Kyushu and Shikoku islands on Sunday, as the government put the death toll at 48 with 28 others presumed dead.
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From the coast to the desert, an unseasonal heat wave struck Southern California, setting records and sparking wildfires.
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Which state really deserves the title of Peach State? The departments of agriculture in Georgia and South Carolina squared off on Twitter this week.
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Jordan’s foreign minister said on Friday the return of tens of thousands of displaced Syrians in southern Syria is the kingdom’s top priority and had discussed “practical guarantees” with concerned parties.
Syrian rebels in Deraa province who are not willing to reconcile with the government will leave to insurgent-held areas of the north under a Russian-brokered agreement that will also restore Syrian state sovereignty over a border crossing with Jordan, rebel sources said on Friday.
Officials have attributed 33 deaths in Quebec to a scorching heat wave rolling through the province.
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VIENNA/BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany, Austria and Italy said on Thursday they would hold talks next week on how to shut down the Mediterranean route taken by tens of thousands of migrants from Africa to Europe, with Rome calling the situation urgent and “dangerous”.