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Inspired artist paints images of volcanic devastation using ash

Inspired artist paints images of volcanic devastation using ash

Ash from a rumbling Philippine volcano has inspired an artist and instructor to paint watercolours using the grey powder that had covered the plants in her backyard.

Duterte threatens to end US military pact

Duterte threatens to end US military pact

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has threatened to end a pact key to annual war games with American troops if the US does not restore the travel visa of an official who oversaw his drug war.

Trump pledges full support at mass anti-abortion rally

Trump pledges full support at mass anti-abortion rally

US President Donald Trump addressed the country’s biggest annual anti-abortion rally yesterday as members of the Senate sat in judgment just blocks away at his impeachment trial.

PM rejects US criticism of CPEC as ‘nonsense’

PM rejects US criticism of CPEC as ‘nonsense’

Prime Minister Imran Khan has rejected criticism of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) as “nonsense”, insisting that the project “is really helping” the country.

Protesters rally again in France against pensions reform

Protesters rally again in France against pensions reform

Protesters again poured into streets across France yesterday hoping to derail a hotly-contested pension overhaul, whose fate will soon be in the hands of lawmakers after weeks of crippling transport strikes.

Mexico faces flak over migration clampdown

Mexico faces flak over migration clampdown

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is facing a barrage of criticism at home that he is doing US President Donald Trump’s bidding after erecting a “wall” of security forces near the Guatemala border to keep out Central Americans.

China shuts part of Great Wall as virus toll hits 26

China shuts part of Great Wall as virus toll hits 26

Virus toll rises to 26, more than 800 infected; Ten Chinese cities hit with transport restrictions; Temples, ‘Forbidden City’, Lunar New Year festivals shut; Wuhan at centre of outbreak builds new infection hospital; WHO says outbreak a China emergency, not global

Boko Haram kills five in northeast Nigeria

Boko Haram kills five in northeast Nigeria

Gunmen from the Boko Haram militant group killed five people and abducted several others as they collected firewood in restive northeast Nigeria, security sources said Friday.

Heavy rain kills dozens in Madagascar

Heavy rain kills dozens in Madagascar

At least 21 people have died in Madagascar following almost a week of torrential rain in the north-west of the island, the government said on Friday.

Lock-down strands millions in China's Wuhan

Lock-down strands millions in China's Wuhan

A trickle of passengers at the train station in the Chinese city of Wuhan put on a brave face on Friday as they arrived in the epicentre of a coronavirus outbreak that has killed 26 people, infected hundreds and raised fears of a pandemic.

Two deaths confirmed as machine shop blast rips Houston neighborhood

Two deaths confirmed as machine shop blast rips Houston neighborhood

A massive explosion at a machine shop ripped through a Houston neighborhood early Friday morning, and police said at least two people were killed and several injured while homes were damaged

Nepal confirms first case of new coronavirus

Nepal confirms first case of new coronavirus

A Nepali student home from China tested positive for the new coronavirus, an official in Kathmandu said on Friday, making it the first confirmed case in the Himalayan nation.

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