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Brazil presidential candidates seek to soften images ahead of run-off

Friday  19:39,   12 october 2018

Two weeks before a run-off to decide Brazil's presidency, the dueling far-right and leftist candidates are trying to soften their images to appeal to polarized voters. Rejigged campaigns were launched on Friday with new TV ads from the two --... >>>

Ebola showed up in a war zone. It’s not going well.

Friday  18:42,   12 october 2018

An outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo that started in July shows no sign of stopping. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); Scott Dowell, an... >>>

Hundreds of homes to stop sharing an address after 7 confusing decades

Friday  18:39,   12 october 2018

A bizarre bureaucratic mistake in cash-strapped post-war Japan left 250 homes in Gifu with but one address between themThe repercussions have been unsurprising: Cards and letters ending up at the wrong house. Pizza deliveries gone missing. Dinner... >>>

Purchaser of Banksy painting that shredded itself plans to keep it

Friday  17:42,   12 october 2018

Sotheby's auction house said the buyer is "proceeding with the purchase at the same price as was achieved in the room on the night" — nearly $1.4 million.The bottom half of the canvas "Girl With Balloon" — one of Banksy's most famous works —... >>>

Alleged Khashoggi, Kim Jong Nam assassinations show nations can often kill with impunity

Friday  16:36,   12 october 2018

Hands doused with nerve agent, radioactive tea, a poison dart hidden in an umbrella. The alleged killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in his country's Istanbul consulate -- if found to be true -- is only the latest in a series of blatant... >>>

Pope Accepts Wuerl’s Resignation as Washington Archbishop, but Calls Him a Model Bishop

Friday  14:30,   12 october 2018

Despite demands to oust Cardinal Wuerl over sexual abuse scandals, Pope Francis praised him as a model leader.But instead of making an example of Cardinal Wuerl, who was named in a recent Pennsylvania grand jury report that accused church leaders of >>>

Saudi delegation in Turkey for talks on missing writer

Friday  13:54,   12 october 2018

Turkey's state-run news agency says a delegation from Saudi Arabia has arrived in Turkey as part of an investigation into missing Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi. ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey's state-run news agency says a delegation from Saudi... >>>

Africa's Youngest Billionaire Was Abducted in Tanzania

Friday  13:27,   12 october 2018

Africa’s youngest billionaire was abducted by masked gunmen outside a hotel in Tanzania’s main city of Dar Es Salaam on Thursday, BBC reports.Authorities have arrested three gunmen, including two foreign nationals, in connection with the kidnapping... >>>

Air India plane hits wall on take off

Friday  12:52,   12 october 2018

An Air India Boeing 737 aircraft was damaged after hitting an airport wall during take off on a flight from Trichy to Dubai on Friday. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) {... >>>

At least 34 die in Uganda mudslides triggered by heavy rains

Friday  12:27,   12 october 2018

At least 34 people have died in mudslides triggered by torrential rains in a mountainous area of eastern Uganda that is prone to such disasters, a Red Cross official said Friday.More victims are likely to be discovered when rescue reams access all... >>>

Pik Botha, global face of South Africa's apartheid state, dies at 86

Friday  11:27,   12 october 2018

Pik Botha, who became the global face of South Africa's reviled apartheid government as Pretoria's minister of foreign affairs, has died aged 86 after a lengthy illness, the eNCA news network reported on Friday, citing his son.By turns... >>>

'Looked like 9/11 Australia': Terrifying moment C-17 plane flies towards buildings – as the stunt is slammed as 'stupid and dangerous'

Friday  11:03,   12 october 2018

Office workers were left terrified after a Royal Australian Air Force plane flew just metres from high-rise buildings during a major festival.Office workers were left terrified after a Royal Australian Air Force plane flew just metres from high-rise >>>

Moon optimistic about end to Korean War

Friday  10:30,   12 october 2018

South Korean President Moon Jae-in has told the BBC that it is only a matter of time before the US and North Korea declare an end to their state of war on the Korean peninsula.The war ended in 1953 with an armistice but a peace treaty was never... >>>

UK weather: Storm Callum brings rain and 76mph winds to Britain

Friday  10:03,   12 october 2018

South Korea hosts an international fleet review off the coast of Jeju with 19 naval ships from 12 countries, while Japan decides not to take part. No reporter... >>>

Exclusive: Five Eyes intelligence alliance builds coalition to counter China

Friday  09:28,   12 october 2018

The five nations in the world's leading intelligence-sharing network have been exchanging classified information on China's foreign activities with other like-minded countries since the start of the year, seven officials in four capitals... >>>