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Earthquake hits Japan same week as typhoon

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 9/06/18, 11:46 am

Nine people died and at least 30 others remained missing after a powerful earthquake hit northern Japan early Thursday morning. The 6.7 magnitude quake struck Japan’s northernmost main island, Hokkaido, at 3:08 a.m. local time, triggering dozens of landslides and widespread disruption of infrastructure. Officials said more than 350 people were injured.

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Theresa May courts Africa to rebound from Brexit

International | British prime minister pledges to invest $5.1 billion in the continent
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/04/18, 04:06 pm

British Prime Minister Theresa May made big promises during her first African tour last week, pledging $5.1 billion of investment in the continent during her first stop in Cape Town, South Africa.

May’s visit to three African nations focused on economic ties and migration issues as the United Kingdom works to strengthen and create new diplomatic connections ahead of its planned exit from the European Union. May’s African delegation included 29 business representatives in the fields of technology and finance. Britain also plans to open new embassies in Niger and Chad.

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Hope for Andrew Brunson

International | Turkish newspaper says government authorities might release the jailed American pastor
by Charissa Crotts
Posted 7/10/18, 02:12 pm

American Pastor Andrew Brunson might be released from a Turkish prison after his July 18 hearing, according to a report in Hurriyet, a state-sanctioned daily news outlet.

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