Death toll rises to 12 as typhoon Hato hit Macau, Hong Kong

Death toll rises to 12 as typhoon Hato hit Macau, Hong Kong

Typhoon Hato had been downgraded to a tropical storm on Thursday and was about 680 km (422 miles) west of Hong Kong and expected to weaken further as it moves inland over China.

Former CIA agent wants to buy Twitter to kick Donald Trump off
Former CIA agent wants to buy Twitter to kick Donald Trump off

If former undercover CIA agent Valerie Plame Wilson were to hit her $1 billion goal, she'd still fall far short of gaining a controlling interest in the company. As of Wednesday, a majority stake in Twitter cost roughly $6 billion.

US asks India, Pakistan to engage in talks to reduce tensions
US asks India, Pakistan to engage in talks to reduce tensions

The US has asked India and Pakistan to continue to engage in direct talks aimed at reducing tensions between the two countries.

Justin Trudeau warns 'no short-cutting' in Canada's asylum process
Justin Trudeau warns 'no short-cutting' in Canada's asylum process

"Canada is an open and welcoming society because Canadians have confidence in our immigration system and have confidence that we are a country based on laws. You will not be at an advantage if you choose to enter Canada irregularly. You must follow the rules and there are many," Justin Trudeau said.

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"We are working to determine his identity," said the police spokesman, adding that the van contained "a couple" of gas canisters and the man's driving had been "conspicuous", declining to comment on police reports he had been drinking alcohol.

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The US Congress will have about 12 working days, when it returns on Sept. 5 from summer break, to approve spending measures to keep the government from shutting.

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Local charities say hundreds of lives were saved, possibly thousands, thanks to the mass government text alerts, which enabled people to flee before the worst rains hit.

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Jonathan Head, the BBC's Southeast Asia correspondent, faced up to five years in jail after his report exposed how two foreign retirees had Phuket properties stolen from them by a network of criminals and corrupt officials.

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Trump, at a rally in Phoenix on Tuesday, had defended his response to a deadly far right march in Virginia and condemned "dishonest" media coverage of his widely criticised remarks. 

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Typhoon Hato had been downgraded to a tropical storm on Thursday and was about 680 km (422 miles) west of Hong Kong and expected to weaken further as it moves inland over China.

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The nationality of the two new suspects has not been confirmed "because they have given contradicting information," said the police statement.

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Some Southeast Asian countries are wary about the possible repercussions of defying Beijing by taking a stronger stand on the South China Sea.

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Directing operations at Samsung Electronics, the world's leading smartphone and memory chip maker, from prison, though, would be a challenge as most visits are restricted. Previous conglomerate, or chaebol, heads relied on leadership committees to mind the shop while they served their sentences.

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China grades its water in six bands, with the lowest "below grade 5" considered unusable even for industrial or irrigation purposes and described as "black and stinky" water.

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``These sacred lands have held our song, our stories, and our prayers since time beyond memory, and these lands will continue to hold the promise of our future,'' wrote Willie Grayeyes, chairman of the coalition.

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China and Pakistan consider each other "all-weather friends" and have close diplomatic, economic and security ties.

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"India has provided developmental assistance, they have provided economic assistance, they're hosting an important economic conference in India next week," she said, adding, that the US recognises India's contributions in Afghanistan.

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Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov denounced US sanctions against Russia, but emphasized that the current tension "isn't equivalent to confrontation that may spill into open conflict.

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Trump told reporters last week that "both sides" were to blame for the violence between white supremacists and counter protesters in Virginia on Aug. 12, and said there were "very fine people" among those who participated in the white nationalist rally.

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Zeidan returned to Libya in early August for the first time since his dismissal and was planning a Tripoli press conference to respond to the embezzlement charges, according to Khaled, who accompanied him.

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The fighter jets targeted a two-story hotel in Qaa al-Qaidhi district, located in the town of Arhab. There were conflicting reports on the victims, with doctors saying they were farmers and officials and witnesses saying they included Houthi rebels.

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The (UNP) United National Party said that investigations against former strongman Rajapaksa and his followers on alleged misdeeds had taken over two and a half years, and Rajapakshe was responsible for deliberate slowing down of investigations.

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Ryabkov also said that sanctions should not be imposed on North Korea indefinitely, and that they would yield no result without dialogue, the agency reported

August 23, 2017 5:28 pm

Hato knocked out power in Macau, including at its famed casinos and a hospital, where backup generators kicked in. Flooding and injuries were reported in Hong Kong, which lies across the water 64 kilometers (40 miles) from Macau, but there were no reports of deaths.