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Four die as storms, high winds batter Italy By Reuters

Four die as storms, high winds batter Italy ROME (Reuters) – Four people died in three separate accidents in central and southern Italy on Monday as gale-force winds brought trees crashing down onto roads, rescue services said. The national Civil Protection Agency issued weather warnings in many regions as storms swept much of the country, bringing torrential rains and high ...

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Woman blows herself up in central Tunis

Woman blows herself up in central Tunis – state radio TUNIS – A woman blew herself up in the center of the Tunisian capital Tunis on Monday, state radio said. A witness reported an explosion on the central Habib Bourguiba avenue where police were cordoning off the area near the capital’s landmark Municipal Theatre. Ambulances could be heard rushing to ...

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Israeli minister’s mosque tour highlights diplomatic push in the Gulf By Reuters

© Reuters. Israel’s Culture Minister Miri Regev visits the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates By Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM (Reuters) – An Israeli cabinet minister’s visit to Abu Dhabi’s grand mosque gave more momentum on Monday to Israel’s diplomatic push in the Gulf, where it sees Arab states as its natural allies against regional powerhouse Iran. ...

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A Trump-Bolsonaro bromance could be brewing after Brazilian’s big win By Reuters

© Reuters. Second round of the presidential election in Brazil By Brad Brooks SAO PAULO (Reuters) – He has vowed to drain the swamp, slash regulations and get tough with China. Evangelicals and gun-rights advocates love him. He has denounced the media as “fake news.” Political foes? Lock ’em up. Brazil’s new president-elect, Jair Bolsonaro, is an ardent admirer — ...

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British royals and ‘little bump’ visit New Zealand beach on final leg of Pacific tour By Reuters

© Reuters. Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, meet actors in costumes during a visit to Courtenay Creative, in Wellington By Charlotte Greenfield WELLINGTON (Reuters) – Britain’s Prince Harry and his wife Meghan braved the rain on a New Zealand beach on Monday for an encounter with a “cheeky” native bird in the picturesque Abel Tasman national park ...

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Georgia presidential vote to go to runoff after no outright win: election commission By Reuters

Georgia presidential vote to go to runoff after no outright win: election commission TBILISI (Reuters) – Georgia’s presidential election will go to a runoff after no single candidate won outright in the first round of voting, the country’s Central Election Commission (CEC) said on Monday. After 100 percent of the votes from the first round of voting, which was held ...

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Saudi public prosecutor arrives in Istanbul overnight: Anadolu By Reuters

Saudi public prosecutor arrives in Istanbul overnight: Anadolu ISTANBUL (Reuters) – The Saudi public prosecutor heading the investigation into the killing of Jamal Khashoggi arrived in Istanbul overnight, the state-owned Anadolu news agency said on Monday, ahead of expected talks with the Istanbul chief prosecutor. President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday that Turkey values the outcome of the talks between ...

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