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Surgical strike?


Image copyright AP Image caption Two Pakistani soldiers were allegedly killed by Indian firing “‘Surgical’ farce blows up in India’s face”, reads the top headline of Friday morning’s Express Tribune newspaper. The language is no doubt typical of an increasingly partisan media in India and Pakistan these days, but many ...

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Hurricane Matthew is strongest storm in Atlantic in nine years


Image copyright Reuters Image caption Jamaicans have been stocking up on supplies at supermarkets in advance of Hurricane Matthew’s arrival The most powerful hurricane in the Atlantic for nine years is moving towards Jamaica with wind speeds of up to 260km/h (160mph), strong enough to wreck houses. Weather forecasters have ...

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More than 15,000 homes hit by winter floods, says LGA


Image copyright PA Image caption York was one of eight areas that flooded during last winter’s storms, the LGA said More than 15,000 homes and businesses in just eight council areas were flooded in last winter’s storms, a survey has revealed. The research for the Local Government Association found that ...

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