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Multiple earthquakes strike Philippines province

Philippine province has multiple earthquakesA series of earthquakes struck the Philippines province of Batangas on Saturday, causing damages and leaving some areas without power.

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology recorded the first tremor northwest of the city of Mabini at 3:07 p.m., followed by a second stronger quake at 3:09 p.m. with a 6.0 magnitude. No serious injuries were reported immediately.

A third quake with a magnitude of 4.1 occurred almost two hours later at 4:43 p.m.



Sweden: Truck ploughs into Stockholm department store

Truck ploughs int dept. store in StockholmThree people were killed when a truck ploughed into a crowd on a shopping street and crashed into a department store in central Stockholm on Friday.

The incident occurred just before 13:00GMT at the corner of the Ahlens department store and Drottninggatan, the city's biggest pedestrian street, above-ground from Stockholm's central subway station.


Chinese president arrives in West Palm Beach as demonstrators line streets

Pres. Xi Jinping arrices in West PalmIn anticipation of President Donald Trump’s meeting with the Chinese president, security was tight Thursday morning as demonstrators marched within view of Mar-a-Lago.

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived at Palm Beach International Airport shortly before 2 p.m. Thursday. Trump is expected to arrive about 3 p.m. They are expected to attend at a dinner at Mar-a-Lago on Thursday night and meet most of the day Friday.


Israeli soldier killed in West Bank car-ramming attack

Israeli soldier killed in car ramming attackA Palestinian man has driven a car into people next to a bus stop near a settlement in the occupied West Bank, killing an Israeli soldier and wounding another, officials said.

The incident near the Israeli settlement of Ofra north of Ramallah occurred just a few days before the start of the Jewish Passover holiday, raising fears of an upsurge in violence.


At least 58 killed in suspected chemical attack in Syria

Chemical attack in SyriaThe Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least 58 people were killed and dozens others injured in a suspected chemical attack on the rebel-held town of Khan Sheikhoun in the Idlib province.

The SOHR said 11 children are included in the death toll, which is expected to rise because there are more than 160 people injured, some of them critically. The monitoring group said some victims in one of the neighborhoods bombed with chemicals suffocated and sustained other symptoms including iris shrinkage, intense breathing and general spasms.


St Petersburg metro blast 'kills 10'

St. Petersburg metro blast kills tenAt least 10 people are feared dead and dozens wounded in a blast in the metro system of Saint Petersburg, Russia's second city, according to local authorities.

Ambulances and fire engines descended on the central Sennaya Ploshchad metro station after the explosion on Tuesday at 240pm (11:40 GMT). Russian media reported earlier that there were two blasts, but officials later said the explosion happened in a carriage between two stations which are next to each other on a busy line.


Acclaimed Russian poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko dies at 84

Yevtushenko, Russian poet, diesAcclaimed poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko, whose work chronicled anti-Semitism in the Soviet Union, died Saturday of heart failure, his wife said. He was 84.

The youngest of the Soviet-era writers who came to prominence under communist rule, Yevtushenko's work denounced Russian dictator Joseph Stalin and shined a spotlight on the plight of Jews and other minorities under his rule.


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