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‘Super typhoon’ Dujuan batters Taiwan

A Taiwanese fisherman makes preparations ahead of the arrival of super typhoon Dujuan. AFP PrevNext ‘Super typhoon’ Dujuan battered Taiwan with torrential rain and fierce winds Monday evening as it made landfall on the northeastern tip of the island. The storm hit earlier than expected after picking up speed as …

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Tsipras returns to power to fight for Greek debt relief

Tsipras returns to power to fight for Greek debt relief

Greek leftist leader Alexis Tsipras will return as prime minister on Monday determined to secure debt relief from the country’s creditors in his “first and most important battle” after scoring an unexpectedly clear election victory. But easing Greece’s debt burden is just one of many items on a dauntingly long …

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World powers seek breakthrough in Iran nuclear talks

World powers seek breakthrough in Iran nuclear talks

Iran and major powers strive to finally nail down an elusive nuclear accord ahead of a Monday deadline, with China calling for “no more delays” in the marathon talks. Raising hopes of an imminent breakthrough, Iran said that President Hassan Rouhani would address the nation on state television at 1730 …

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Ha Noi hospital-goers beat heat with free water

Ha Noi hospital-goers beat heat with free water

By the time Nguyen Thi Thung, grey-haired and sporting traditional ba ba brown clothes, stops her motorbike near the gates of Ha Noi Cancer Hospital, patients, relatives and street vendors holding empty bottles are already queued up. The 56-year-old Thung quickly opens the pot and begins to pour herbal tea …

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