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Abnormal El Nino in Peru unleashes deadly downpours; more flooding seen

By Mitra Taj | LIMA A sudden and abnormal warming of Pacific waters off Peru has unleashed the deadliest downpours in decades, with landslides and raging rivers sweeping away people, clogging highways and destroying crops in a potential sign of a global El Nino pattern this year. At least 62 people have died and more than 70,000 have become homeless ...

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US government takes Trump travel ban battle to court of appeals

DONALD Trump’s controversial travel ban is heading back for the courts with the US Department of Justice announcing it intends to appeal a federal judge’s decision that threw out parts of the legislation on the day it was due to come into effect.

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Canada apologizes to men tortured in Syria, agrees settlement

Canada on Friday formally apologized to three Canadian men of Arab descent who said they had been tortured in Syria and blamed Canadian secret services for their ordeal. The Liberal government also said it had agreed a cash settlement with Ahmad El Maati, Abdullah Almalki and Muayyed Nureddin, who had pressed their case for a decade. All three men were ...

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