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270 bodies recovered from Sierra Leone mudslide: Mayor2017/08/16
FREETOWN: Rescue workers have recovered 270 bodies so far from a mudslide in the outskirts of Sierra Leone's capital Freetown, the mayor said on Tuesday, as rescue operations continued and morgues struggled to find space for all the dead. 
President Ernest Bai Koroma urged residents of Regent and other flooded areas around Freetown to evacuate immediately so that military personnel and other rescue workers could continue to search for survivors that might be buried underneath debris ...

Trump's popularity faces test in Alabama's Senate race2017/08/16
NEW YORK: Voters in Alabama head to the polls on Tuesday to choose Republican and Democratic nominees for a U.S. Senate seat, in a race that has been dominated by debate over President Donald Trump. 
Nine Republicans and seven Democrats are competing in the respective primaries, with little expectation that any candidate will reach the 50 percent threshold needed to avoid a runoff election next month between the top two vote-getters in each contest ...

NAFTA negotiators aim for 'ambitious' first round of talks: US official2017/08/16
WASHINGTON: Negotiators from Canada, Mexico and the United States are aiming for an ambitious first round of trade talks, a senior U.S. official said on Tuesday, as the countries try to fast-track a deal to modernize the pact by early next year. 
The United States Trade Representative official, speaking to reporters on a conference call, said all sides would all submit a substantial number of proposals during the first week of the talks aimed at renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in Washington ...

Uber settles US allegations over privacy, security: FTC2017/08/16
WASHINGTON: U.S. regulators said on Tuesday that Uber Technologies Inc agreed to do more to protect the privacy of customer and driver data in settling allegations that the ride-hailing company had made deceptive privacy and data security claims. 
In its complaint, the FTC alleged Uber did not, as it claimed, monitor employee access to customer and driver data ...

Venezuela's Maduro calls for military exercises after Trump threat2017/08/16
CARACAS: Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Monday called for military exercises after U.S. President Donald Trump's threat of a possible armed intervention in the country, but Maduro insisted he still wanted to hold talks with the U.S. leader. 
As Maduro told supporters in Caracas to prepare for an "imperialist" invasion, U ...

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