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A cyclone in Madagascar has made vanilla four times more expensive

Thursday  02:11,   24 august 2017
Quartz

As a huge tropical storm drifted westward across the Indian Ocean in March, it set itself on a collision course with the world’s sweet tooth.…Cyclone Enawo wreaked havoc on Madagascar, inflicting enough damage on the world’s biggest vanilla producer [...]

North Korea photos suggest new solid-fuel missile designs

Thursday  01:45,   24 august 2017
Associated Press

North Korea's state media released photos Wednesday that appear to show the designs of one or possibly two new missiles.Concept diagrams of the missiles were seen hanging on a wall behind leader Kim Jong Un while he visited a plant that makes[...]

Boko Haram is using more children as suicide bombers in Nigeria

Thursday  01:45,   24 august 2017
Quartz

To keep its deadly insurgency alive, terrorist sect Boko Haram is doubling down on a new extreme: using child suicide bombers. The group, which has…To keep its deadly insurgency alive, terrorist sect Boko Haram is doubling down on a new extreme:[...]

Moroccans protest after sexual assault video

Thursday  01:36,   24 august 2017
AFP

Hundreds of people staged an angry protest Wednesday in the Moroccan city of Casablanca against sexual harassment after footage of a woman being assaulted on a bus caused outrage across the North African country. "We are not afraid! Liberate[...]

Russian ambassador to Sudan found dead in swimming pool

Thursday  01:36,   24 august 2017
AFP

Russia's ambassador to Sudan, veteran diplomat Mirgayas Shirinsky, was found dead in the swimming pool at his Khartoum home on Wednesday, Sudanese and Russian officials said. Debt Escape Plan: Pay No Interest Until 2019 Do You Qualify? [...]

Images Appear to Show Plans for New North Korean Missiles

Thursday  00:55,   24 august 2017
NBC News

Concept diagrams were seen hanging on a wall behind leader Kim Jong Un while he visited a plant that makes solid-fuel engines for the country's missile program.Concept diagrams were seen hanging on a wall behind leader Kim Jong Un while he[...]

'She Gave Voice to the Weak.' What to Know About Slain Journalist Kim Wall

Thursday  00:31,   24 august 2017
Time

A headless torso recently discovered near Copenhagen is a DNA match for missing Swedish journalist Kim Wall, authorities said Wednesday. The discovery is the latest turn in a shocking and unusual case involving an up-and-coming young reporter, an[...]

Dutch police detain driver of Spanish van near cancelled gig

Thursday  00:26,   24 august 2017
Associated Press

Police in the Dutch port city of Rotterdam detained the driver of a van with Spanish license plates and a number of gas tanks inside after a concert by an American rock band was cancelled Wednesday night following a threat, the city's mayor[...]

Dutch police detain driver of Spanish van near cancelled gig

Thursday  00:26,   24 august 2017
Associated Press

Police in the Dutch port city of Rotterdam detained the driver of a van with Spanish license plates and a number of gas tanks inside after a concert by an American rock band was cancelled Wednesday night following a threat, the city's mayor[...]

Steal Sardinia's sand and face a fine

Wednesday  23:36,   23 august 2017
BBC News

Famed for its pristine beaches, the Mediterranean island hits back at tourists pinching its sand.Under a law that came into force on 1 August, four tourists have been given €1,000 (£920; $1180) fines while trying take sand, stones or seashells[...]

Trump must be respected as U.S. president, says Germany's Merkel

Wednesday  23:23,   23 august 2017
Reuters

Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday Donald Trump must be shown appropriate respect for holding the office of the U.S. president, even if she may differ with him on policy issues. Merkel, campaigning for a fourth term in office after a[...]

Rock band Allah-Las' Rotterdam show cancelled due to threat

Wednesday  23:15,   23 august 2017
Associated Press

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A concert in the Dutch port city of Rotterdam by American rock group Allah-Las was cancelled Wednesday night because of a "terror threat," police said in a statement. "Police took this information[...]

Canada frets over possible huge surge in asylum-seekers: sources

Wednesday  23:05,   23 august 2017
Reuters

<p>Canada fears a huge surge in asylum seekers crossing the border from the United States, putting political pressure on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau ahead of a 2019 election, sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.</p>Canada[...]

Canada to hold emergency hearings on N. Korea missile threat

Wednesday  22:57,   23 august 2017
AFP

A Canadian parliamentary committee will hold emergency hearings on the threat posed by North Korea's missile and nuclear programs, an official said Wednesday. Say goodbye to debt: 0% intro APR until 2019 Find Out More Sponsored by[...]

Venezuela ex-prosecutor says she has evidence of Maduro corruption

Wednesday  22:50,   23 august 2017
Reuters

Venezuela ex-prosecutor says she has evidence of Maduro corruptionOrtega, 59, was a key player in Venezuela's government but broke with it in March. She fled last week to Colombia by boat and on Wednesday morning landed in[...]