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Typhoon pounds south China after killing 64 in Philippines

UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 16, 2018, 2:33 p.m.

Typhoon Mangkhut barreled into southern China on Sunday, killing two people after lashing the Philippines with strong winds and heavy rain that left at least 64 dead and dozens more feared buried in a landslide.

Iranian Embassy in Paris damaged; Tehran knocks police work

The Iranian Embassy was damaged by a crowd that a local police official said Saturday was made up of “individuals,” while Iran’s Foreign Ministry accused them of being extremists and charged that the response by authorities in Paris was slow and weak.

Typhoon kills 12 in Philippines, heads to southern China

UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 15, 2018, 6:06 p.m.

Typhoon Mangkhut lashed the northern Philippines with destructive winds and heavy rain that set off landslides and destroyed homes on Saturday, leaving at least 12 people dead, as Hong Kong and other parts of southern China braced for the powerful storm.

Abe aims to rewrite Japan constitution as he seeks 3rd term

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe appears headed for a third three-year term as ruling party leader, extending his hold on power and giving him time to pursue a long-cherished goal – revising his country’s post-World War II constitution.

Monster typhoon barrels closer to north Philippines, China

Typhoon Mangkhut retained its ferocious strength, gained speed and shifted slightly toward more densely populated coastal provinces on Friday as it barreled closer to the northeastern Philippines, where a massive evacuation was underway.

Defying dangers, Idlib residents protest Syria’s Assad

In cities and towns across Syria’s last opposition-held province, Idlib, residents poured into the streets on Friday to demonstrate against President Bashar Assad’s government in defiance of an expected offensive to retake the territory.

Fighting breaks out in South Sudan 2 days after peace deal

Fighting has broken out in South Sudan two days after the warring sides signed what the government called a “final final” peace agreement to end the civil war. Each side blames the other for the attacks.

Dalai Lama meets alleged victims of abuse by Buddhist gurus

Four people who say Tibetan Buddhist teachers abused them physically or psychologically presented the Dalai Lama with written accounts from 12 alleged victims and appealed to him Friday in the Netherlands to address the problem.

Russian suspects in poisoning: We were in UK as tourists

The two Russian men spun an unlikely tale of hapless tourists defeated by grim British weather: They traveled more than 1,000 miles to see England’s famed Salisbury Cathedral but were turned back by slush and snow, then returned the next day and spent two hours exploring the “beautiful” city.

Pope summons bishops for February abuse prevention summit

Pope Francis is summoning the presidents of every bishops conference around the world for a February summit to discuss preventing clergy sex abuse and protecting children – evidence that he realizes the scandal is global and that inaction threatens to undermine his legacy.

Brazil’s da Silva names successor, but will voters follow?

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 11, 2018, 10:51 p.m.

In a letter from his jail cell, former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva called on tens of millions of supporters to vote for the man he named to lead his Workers’ Party ticket in October’s presidential election.

Russia launches biggest ever war games involving China

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 11, 2018, 7:20 p.m.

Hundreds of thousands Russian troops swept across Siberia on Tuesday in the nation’s largest ever war games also joined by China – a powerful show of burgeoning military ties between Moscow and Beijing amid their tensions with the U.S.

Interview: Iran nuclear chief hopes deal will survive

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 11, 2018, 7:19 p.m.

Iran’s nuclear chief said Tuesday he hopes Tehran’s landmark atomic deal with world powers will survive President Donald Trump withdrawing the U.S. from it, warning the Islamic Republic’s program stands ready to build advanced centrifuges and further enrich uranium.