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Deadly landslide buries Philippine mining community

International | Plus, Syrians shelter in caves and more Russian meddling
by Mindy Belz
Posted 9/17/18, 02:37 pm

PHILIPPINES: A landslide triggered by Typhoon Mangkhut buried a gold-mining community in a river of debris, with 40 bodies discovered Monday in Itogon. The super typhoon slammed into the northern Philippine province of Luzon on Saturday, killing at least 69 with numbers expected to rise.

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Zimbabwe court rules in favor of Mnangagwa’s victory

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 8/24/18, 01:16 pm

Zimbabwe’s constitutional court on Friday upheld incumbent President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s victory in the country’s July presidential election. The opposition Movement for Democratic Change party had called for the court to annul the results on grounds of vote-rigging. The court ruled that the MDC failed to produce “sufficient and credible evidence.”

The electoral commission said Mnangagwa won with 50.8 percent of the vote, while the MDC’s Nelson Chamisa received 44.3 percent. Mnangagwa will be sworn in as president on Sunday.

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ISIS reemerging in Iraq

International | Pentagon warns of the terror group’s attempt to rebuild its physical caliphate
by Mindy Belz
Posted 8/20/18, 02:32 pm

IRAQ: Over the weekend, Iraq media reported that more than 100 ISIS vehicles were seen between Kirkuk and Mosul, just after the Pentagon warned on Friday that ISIS “is well-positioned to rebuild and work on enabling its physical caliphate to reemerge.”

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