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Romanians vote on changing the definition of marriage

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanians are voting for a second day on a constitutional amendment that would make it harder to legalize same-sex marriage.
The Central Electoral Bureau said 5.72 percent of voters had cast a ballot Saturday in the two-day re...

Prisoners have overpowered armed guards at the Blue House and taken NS personnel hostage

National Security sources have confirmed “there is an ongoing hostage crisis at the headquarters.” “Some prisoners overpowered two guards and took their guns”, the agent said. He added that there are about 400 prisoners being held at the facility. The agent added that the NS has responded and cordoned the Blue House adding, “we don’t […]

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China orders more lending to entrepreneurs amid trade spat

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese banks have been told by the government to lend more to entrepreneurs to help shore up flagging economic growth amid an escalating trade dispute with Washington.
The central bank said Sunday it had released 750 billion yuan ($109 ...

Taliban destroy highway bridge, isolating 3 Afghan provinces

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says the Taliban have destroyed a highway bridge southwest of Kabul during a wide-ranging assault on security forces, cutting off road traffic between the capital and three provinces.
Abdul Rahman Mangel, th...

China reports 2 killed in vehicle, knife attack

BEIJING (AP) — Authorities in eastern China say 2 people have been killed and 16 wounded after a knife-wielding man drove a vehicle into a crowd of pedestrians.
The Beilun district government in Ningbo city says the suspect identified only by his surna...

Bosnians vote in divisive election testing potential EU bid

BANJA LUKA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Polls have opened in Bosnia for a general election that could install a pro-Russian nationalist to a top post and cement ethnic divisions drawn in a brutal war more than 20 years ago.
Sunday’s vote is seen as...

Christian survivors of Indonesian quake give thanks, mourn

By Kanupriya Kapoor
PALU, Indonesia (Reuters) – Dozens of Christians gathered outside ruined churches on the island of Sulawesi on Sunday for open-air services to give thanks for their survival and to mourn members of their congregation killed in...

Brazilians vote in tense presidential race led by right-winger

By Anthony Boadle
BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazilians will vote on Sunday in a polarized presidential race that could result in the election of a far-right former Army captain, whose praise of past dictatorships enrages critics but whose promise of a...

Magnitude 5.9 quake strikes northern Haiti, causing injuries

(Reuters) – A magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck near the northernmost tip of Haiti late on Saturday, injuring a number of people and causing some damage to buildings including an auditorium that collapsed, authorities and media reported.
The quake ...

Magnitude 5.9 quake strikes northern Haiti: USGS

(Reuters) – A magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck near the northernmost tip of Haiti late on Saturday, injuring a number of people and causing some damage to buildings including an auditorium that collapsed, authorities and media reported.
The quake ...

M5.9 quake shakes northern Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 5.9 earthquake has shaken northwestern Haiti. There are no immediate reports of damage or injuries.
The quake was centered about 12 miles (20 kilometers) west-northwest of Ti Port...

South Sudan: GIEWS Country Brief: South Sudan 25-September-2018

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Country: South Sudan

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

Food security situation is dire across the country, with 6 million people, about 60 percent of total population requiring urgent humanitari...

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