Flooding hits impoverished Gaza Strip, West Bank

Palestinians clean up the mess left by heavy rains, as children take the opportunity to play in the mud. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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    SoftBank CEO Son won't speak at Saudi conference: source

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  • Saudi Arabia to hold to account those involved in Khashoggi killing- Cabinet chaired by Saudi King
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    Saudi Arabia to hold to account those involved in Khashoggi killing- Cabinet chaired by Saudi King

    DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia will hold to account those responsible of journalist Jamal Khashoggi's killing and those who failed in their duties, whoever they are, the Saudi cabinet said after a meeting chaired by King Salman on Tuesday.

  • Senior citizen reaches out to assemblyman for help as flood waters rise during flash floods
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    Senior citizen reaches out to assemblyman for help as flood waters rise during flash floods

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    Anthony Scaramucci's Dance Summary Of 11 Days Under Trump Is As Stupid As It Sounds

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    Brexit backer Dyson to make electric cars in Singapore

    British electric appliance pioneer Dyson said Tuesday it had picked Singapore as the site for its first electric car plant, sparking criticism of the company's Brexit-backing billionaire founder for not investing more in British manufacturing. Dyson, founded and owned by serial entrepreneur James

  • Kremlin backs plans to curb foreign ownership of online news aggregators
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    Kremlin backs plans to curb foreign ownership of online news aggregators

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Kremlin said on Tuesday that a new draft law proposing to limit foreign ownership in online news aggregators in Russia was justified, a day after shares in Russian search engine Yandex fell on reports about the plan.

  • Irwan Serigar, Najib to be charged Thursday in connection with 1MDB scandal, says source
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    Irwan Serigar, Najib to be charged Thursday in connection with 1MDB scandal, says source

    PETALING JAYA, Oct 23 — Former Treasury secretary-general Tan Sri Mohd Irwan Serigar Abdullah is expected to be charged on Thursday in connection with the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB)...

  • China slams Trump nuclear treaty 'blackmail'
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    China slams Trump nuclear treaty 'blackmail'

    China warned on Tuesday it would "never accept any form of blackmail" after US President Donald Trump said his decision to withdraw from a nuclear pact with Russia was also linked to Beijing's arsenal. China is not a signatory to the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF), which

  • Xerox beats on profit, misses on revenue under Icahn appointees
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    Xerox beats on profit, misses on revenue under Icahn appointees

    Free cash flow for the third quarter, however, rose and the company increased its 2018 share repurchase target to $700 million from $500 million and forecast for full year free cash flow to between $900 million and $1 billion. Xerox, faced with declining demand for office printing equipment as the popularity

  • Bukit Kukus landslide: SAR calls off, all victims accounted for
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    Bukit Kukus landslide: SAR calls off, all victims accounted for

    GEORGE TOWN: After five-days, the search and rescue (SAR) operation for the Bukit Kukus landslide was officially called off at 6pm today. State Fire and Rescue Department chief Saadon Moktar said they are satisfied that there are no more victims buried in the rubbles after having to dig to the very

  • Study needed to stop Cameron Highlands landslides, says minister
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    Study needed to stop Cameron Highlands landslides, says minister

    KOTA KINABALU, Oct 23 — The government will make a detailed study of the recurring landslides in Cameron Highlands and determine who is responsible, said Energy, Green Technology, Science, Climate...

  • Swiss bank UBS says 'business as usual' in China
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    Swiss bank UBS says 'business as usual' in China

    Swiss banking giant UBS said Tuesday it was "business as usual" in China following reports that the company restricted travel there as an employee had to delay her return home after being asked to meet with authorities. The wealth manager, who focuses on China, delayed her return from Beijing

  • 5 Bible Museum Dead Sea Scrolls Exposed As Fakes
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    5 Bible Museum Dead Sea Scrolls Exposed As Fakes

    Five fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls, some of the Museum of the Bible's most

  • Bukit Kukus landslide: SAR calls off, all victims accounted for
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    Bukit Kukus landslide: SAR calls off, all victims accounted for

    GEORGE TOWN: After five-days, the search and rescue (SAR) operation for the Bukit Kukus landslide was officially called off at 6pm today. State Fire and Rescue Department chief Saadon Moktar said they are satisfied that there are no more victims buried in the rubbles after having to dig to the very

  • MP: Set up RCI to probe Beng Hock’s death
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    MP: Set up RCI to probe Beng Hock’s death

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 23 — An MP today urged the authorities to set up a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) to investigate the death of Teoh Beng Hock. This follows after Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin...

  • Kremlin says U.S. plan to quit flawed nuclear pact is dangerous
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    Kremlin says U.S. plan to quit flawed nuclear pact is dangerous

    The Kremlin said on Tuesday that a landmark nuclear arms treaty Washington says it wants to quit had its weak points, but that the U.S. approach of talking about leaving it without proposing a replacement was dangerous. President Vladimir Putin was due to discuss the matter in Moscow later on Tuesday

  • Sabah will consider limiting CM’s term, says Shafie
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    Sabah will consider limiting CM’s term, says Shafie

    KOTA KINABALU, Oct 23 — Sabah’s Parti Warisan-led government will consider going along with Pakatan Harapan’s plan to limit the the tenure of the prime minister, chief minister or mentri besar...

  • Report: Former spy agency chief to be charged with CBT on Thursday
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    Report: Former spy agency chief to be charged with CBT on Thursday

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 23 — The former director-general of the now defunct Malaysia External Intelligence Organisation (MEIO) is expected to be charged in court on Thursday for alleged misappropriation...

  • Torture in Palestinian jails 'systematic': HRW
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    Torture in Palestinian jails 'systematic': HRW

    The Palestinian security forces "systematically" abuse and torture opponents and critics in what could amount to crimes against humanity and undermine Palestinian accusations against Israel, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday. "Systematic torture as part of a government policy is a crime

  • France's ban on full-body Islamic veil violates human rights: U.N. rights panel
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    France's ban on full-body Islamic veil violates human rights: U.N. rights panel

    The U.N. Human Rights Committee said on Tuesday that France's ban on the niqab, the full-body Islamic veil, was a violation of human rights and called on it to review the legislation. France had failed to make the case for its ban, the committee said, giving Paris 180 days to report back to say

  • France clears use of anti-spasm drug to treat alcoholism
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    France clears use of anti-spasm drug to treat alcoholism

    French health authorities said Tuesday they have approved the use of a muscle relaxant to help treat people addicted to alcohol. The ANSM national drug agency said it had cleared Baclofen, first developed in the 1970s, for alcoholism after a trial period that began in 2014, following years of off-label

  • Jail those responsible for Penang landslide, says group
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    Jail those responsible for Penang landslide, says group

    GEORGE TOWN, Oct 23 — There should be jail terms imposed when prosecuting contractors for negligence over incidents like the recent Bukit Kukus landslide, a non-governmental organisation (NGO)...

  • World's oldest intact shipwreck found in Black Sea
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    World's oldest intact shipwreck found in Black Sea

    An ancient Greek trading ship dating back more than 2,400 years has been found virtually intact at the bottom of the Black Sea, the world's oldest known shipwreck, researchers said on Tuesday. The vessel is one of more than 60 shipwrecks identified by the Black Sea Maritime Archaeology Project including

  • Turkey demands to know who ordered 'savage' Khashoggi killing
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    Turkey demands to know who ordered 'savage' Khashoggi killing

    Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday dismissed attempts by Riyadh to blame Jamal Khashoggi's "savage" killing on rogue operatives, saying the person who ordered the death of the prominent Saudi journalist must "be brought to account". In a speech to parliament about a

  • Apple lists price for iPhone XR repairs - and it hurts
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    Apple lists price for iPhone XR repairs - and it hurts

    Four days before its official launch, Apple has unveiled the price to repair an iPhone XR screen: $199. On Monday, the service pricing of the iPhone XR, which offiicially releases on October 26, was added to the Apple site: screen repair and other damages will cost you $199 and $399, respectively.