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August 26, 2017 6:53 PM Police probing knife attacks in Brussels and London

BRUSSELS (AFP) - Police in Belgium and Britain were on Saturday (Aug 26) investigating two knife attacks on security forces by assailants who allegedly shouted "Allahu akbar" before being stopped. The attacker in Brussels, who wounded a soldier on Friday in what authorities said was an "attempted terrorist murder", was shot dead, while police in London 101

August 26, 2017 2:48 AM Devastated Macau picks up pieces after Typhoon Hato as another storm nears

HONG KONG: Thousands of Macau residents faced a second day of water shortages on Friday as the casino hub tried to get back on its feet after the onslaught of Typhoon Hato. Flooded streets filled with debris and the smell of rotting rubbish sparked health fears in the most affected areas, two days after the worst storm in half a century struck the former 92

August 24, 2017 9:00 PM Typhoon Hato leaves trail of destruction in southern China

At least 16 dead; Macau's govt leader apologises, weather bureau chief resigns MACAU • The death toll from Typhoon Hato rose to at least 16 yesterday after the storm left a trail of destruction across southern China, blacking out Macau's mega casinos and battering Hong Kong's skyscrapers. Eight people died in the gambling hub of Macau, where images showed 66

August 24, 2017 10:36 AM 12 dead as strong typhoon floods Macau, China

Hong Kong - The most powerful typhoon to hit the southern Chinese region in more than half a century left at least 12 dead as a sudden deluge swamped the gambling hub of Macau, submerging streets and stranding residents. Macau said on Thursday eight people were killed in the former Portuguese colony, including two men found overnight in a parking garage 81

August 24, 2017 5:27 AM More deaths as typhoon roars through Macau and southern China

Macau said eight people were killed in the former Portuguese colony, including two men found overnight in a parking garage. Another 153 were injured amid extensive flooding, power cuts and the smashing of doors and windows by the high winds and driving rain. "It's a calamity, the losses are high and a lot of buildings need repair," said Macau politician 54

August 23, 2017 4:14 PM Typhoon batters Hong Kong & south China, 3 dead in Macau

HONG KONG - Typhoon Hato, a maximum category 10 storm, slammed into Hong Kong on Wednesday lashing the Asian financial hub with wind and rain that uprooted trees and forced most businesses to close, while in some places big waves flooded seaside streets. There were reports of 34 people injured in Hong Kong while in the city of Macau, across the Pearl 89

August 23, 2017 1:46 PM Trump addresses rally in Arizona as protesters roil the streets outside

China denounces U.S. sanctions on North Korea trade China on Wednesday denounced new U.S. sanctions linked to North Korea trade, accusing the Trump administration of “long-arm jurisdiction” that unfairly targets Chinese companies and threatens Beijing's cooperation in reining in the rogue state. The Treasury Department on Tuesday slapped sanctions on 10 firms 47

August 23, 2017 10:39 AM Caloocan bishop says his diocese is a killing field

Masked men who kill drug suspects turn out to be cops, says Bishop Pablo Virgilio David. 'Is it legitimate for the police to conduct police operations in masks?' MANILA, Philippines – Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David said on Wednesday, August 23, the government's war on drugs has turned his diocese into a "killing field," with 17-year-old Kian delos 46

August 23, 2017 9:10 AM Severe Typhoon Hato hits Hong Kong

The government said 34 people had gone to hospital seeking medical treatment related to the typhoon. Around 280 people were taking refuge in temporary shelters. Hong Kong's flagship carrier Cathay Pacific said almost all its flights leaving before 5:00pm (0900 GMT) Wednesday would be cancelled, with Hong Kong Airlines following suit. Authorities said 450 flights 55

August 23, 2017 6:11 AM Typhoon Hato batters Hong Kong, streets flooded, flights canceled, trading halted

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Typhoon Hato, a maximum category 10 storm, slammed into Hong Kong on Wednesday lashing the Asian financial hub with destructive winds and waves which uprooted trees, flooded streets and forced most businesses to close. More than 400 flights were canceled, financial markets suspended and schools closed as Hato bore down on the city, the first 61