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Blast kills 10 as Philippine president visits hometown

Blast kills 10 in PhilippinesAn explosion at a market in the home city of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte killed at least 10 people on Friday and wounded dozens more, officials said, but the cause of the blast was not immediately clear.

Duterte was in Davao on Friday, but was safe and at a police station after the explosion, his son Paolo Duterte, who is vice mayor of the city, told Reuters.


Deadly twin blasts hit court in Pakistan

Pakistani court hit by two blastsAt least 14 people were killed and dozens wounded when two bomb blasts went off at a district court in northwestern Pakistan, officials said.

A suicide bomber threw a hand grenade at police guards before storming into the compound and blowing himself up in the court in Mardan town in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province.


U.N.: Two-thirds of Iraqi casualties in August were civilians

2/3 of Iraq casualties are civilians The United Nations said more than two-thirds of Iraqis killed or injured in August were civilians, an estimate elevated by recent horrific Islamic State executions.

The U.N. Assistance Mission in Iraq on Thursday released casualty figures for August in which 691 Iraqis were killed and 1,016 were injured as a result of violence. These numbers exclude the Anbar western province where figures could not be obtained from local health departments.


First U.S. commercial flight in 5 decades lands in Cuba

First US commercial flight lands in CubaThe flight from Fort Lauderdale to this city in central Cuba on Wednesday morning took only 51 minutes, but it represented a major step in ending decades of isolation between communist Cuba and the United States.

JetBlue Flight 387 was the first regularly scheduled commercial flight between the Cold War foes in 55 years, the latest example of how the two countries are normalizing relations. Nine other U.S. airlines will soon follow with their own routes, which could balloon up to 110 flights per day from cities throughout the U.S. to Cuban cities.


Brazil's president has been impeached

Dilma Roussoff impeached(Brazil's suspended President Dilma Rousseff attends the final session of debate and voting on Rousseff's impeachment trial in Brasilia, Brazil, August 29, 2016.Reuters)
Dilma Rousseff, the president of Brazil, has been impeached for hiding the country's declining economic situation during an election year in order to win reelection in 2014.

Brazilian senators voted to impeach her 61 to 20. Her vice president, Michel Temer, will serve as interim president until an election in 2018.


North Korea executed top educational official, says Seoul

N Korea executes education ministerNorth Korea has executed one of its vice premiers, according to South Korean officials.

Pyongyang also banished two other senior officials, Seoul said on Wednesday, the latest in a series of punishments North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is believed to have ordered

"Vice premier for education Kim Yong-Jin was executed," said Jeong Joon-hee, spokesman for South Korea's unification ministry.


Ireland: EU orders Apple to repay $14.5bn in taxes

Ireland orders Apple to payThe European Union has said that US tech company Apple must repay a record 13bn euros ($14.5bn) in taxes after ruling that a special scheme to route profits through Ireland was illegal state aid.

"Ireland granted illegal tax benefits to Apple, which enabled it to pay substantially less tax than other businesses over many years," Margrethe Vestager, the EU competition commissioner, said on Tuesday.


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