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Typhoon Mangkhut: Philippines counts cost of deadly typhoon

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFlash floods and landslides have led to fatalities in the Philippines The Philippines is counting the human and economic cost of Typhoon Mangkhut, which ripped through its main island with deadly consequences on Saturday. At least 25 people are known to have ...

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20 years ago Sandhi Ortiz-Del Valle sued the NBA charging she was blocked from becoming a referee because she’s a woman; the jury agreed, though today it still hurts

Willis Reed, the former Nets GM, scheduled Ortiz-Del Valle for preseason scrimmages for a few seasons in New Jersey, which overlapped with Drazen Petrovic’s short career. But in order to land a full-time NBA gig, Ortiz-Del Valle required an invite to the league’s annual summer training camp. From that program, ...

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Joe Robinson: Turkish court convicts former UK soldier

Image copyright Depo Photos Image caption Joe Robinson was on holiday in Turkey when he was arrested by police A former soldier with the British army who fought for Kurdish forces against so-called Islamic State (IS) in Syria has been given a prison sentence in Turkey, his mother says. Joe ...

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Kemi Adeosun: Nigeria minister resigns over forged certificate

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Ms Adeosun said she thouht the certificate was genuine Nigeria’s finance minister has resigned over allegations she used a forged certificate to avoid the country’s mandatory one-year youth service scheme. Kemi Adeosun, who lived in the UK until she was 34, said she had been ...

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Nicaragua crisis: The people caught in the middle

Nicaragua is in crisis. During five months of anti-government protest and the government crackdown which followed, hundreds of people have been killed. Local photographer Carlos Herrera has been on the streets to see how the unrest has been affecting people. ‘It was like a pressure cooker’ Image copyright Carlos Herrera ...

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Woman killed as lorry crashes into house in Barnsley

Image caption The crash caused huge damage to the house A woman was killed and three people were injured when a lorry ploughed into the side of a house in Barnsley. Police were called to Park View, in Brierley, at about 13:40 BST, after the HGV crashed into the house. ...

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Hurricane Florence: Where is being hit?

US officials are warning Hurricane Florence could kill “a lot of people” with risks of “catastrophic” flooding as the storm begins to lash the country’s East Coast. Florence, although now downgraded to a category one storm, is slow-moving and could linger for days, bringing “copious amounts of rain”. Florence made ...

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