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Planes flipped, roofs ripped as ‘Supercell storm’ batters Brisbane

BRISBANE: Planes were flipped and roofs ripped off when hail and powerful winds tore through Australia’s east coast, leaving a damage bill of more than Aus$100 million ($85 million) as the army helped



Hashish stash sinks after high sea drama for EU patrol

ROME:It’s a tale to make any self-respecting pothead weep.



Briton charged in UK over Pakistan murder

LONDON: A British man was charged Friday with killing a woman in Pakistan under an 1861 law that allows for British nationals to be tried for murder committed abroad, police said.



Bomb blast hits mosque in northern Nigerian city

KATSINA, Nigeria: Gunmen exploded bombs and opened fire on worshippers gathered at the central mosque of north Nigeria’s biggest city, Kano, for Friday prayers, witnesses said, in an attack that bore



British-led scientists conduct 15-minute Ebola test in Guinea

CONAKRY: British scientists announced trials on a 15-minute Ebola test in Guinea as France’s Francois Hollande arrived in Conakry on Friday, becoming the first Western leader to visit one of the count




Cameron plans to curb benefits for immigrants

LONDON: Prime Minister David Cameron says migrants from Europe will have to leave Britain if they don’t get a job within six months, and must work for four years before receiving some benefits — moves



Austria arrests 13 in raids against jihad recruiters

VIENNA: Austrian police arrested 13 people and raided homes, prayer rooms and mosques around the country early Friday in a mass operation targeting suspected jihad recruiters, prosecutors said.



MH17 victims’ remains flown out of Ukraine

KHARKIV, Ukraine: Six more coffins holding remains of the victims from downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 were on Friday flown out of east Ukraine for The Netherlands, officials said.

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