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Tourist exodus from Lombok as quake toll hits 98

Terrified holidaymakers rushed for boats and planes to leave Indonesia's Lombok island Tuesday after it suffered a second deadly quake within a week, while rescuers struggled to reach hard-hit areas where survivors are in urgent need of food and shelter.


Equanimity to arrive at Port Klang this afternoon

The luxury super yacht 'Equanimity', believed to be owned by businessman Low Taek Jho or Jho Low, is expected to arrive at the Boustead Cruise Centre in Port Klang today, according to police sources.


Wildfires the size of Los Angeles may be California's worst

Multiple wildfires that together grew Monday to nearly the size of Los Angeles could become the worst in fire-prone California's history, authorities warned.


Japan marks 73rd anniversary of atomic attack on Hiroshima

A bell tolled Monday in Hiroshima as Japan marked 73 years since the world's first atomic bombing, with the city's mayor warning that rising nationalism worldwide threatened peace.


Rescuers search for survivors after Indonesia quake kills 82

Indonesian security forces and emergency workers raced Monday to aid victims of a powerful earthquake on Lombok that killed at least 82 people, as strong aftershocks sparked terror on the holiday island that suffered another deadly quake just a week ago.


Europe sizzles in heatwave as wildfire hits Portugal

Europe sweltered through an intense heatwave on Sunday, with soaring temperatures contributing to forest fires, the closure of nuclear plants and even a threat to the Netherlands' supply of potato fries, although some countries experienced a slight respite.


Some hospital bacteria growing 'tolerant' to sanitizers: study

Some hospital superbugs are growing increasingly tolerant to alcohol-based disinfectants found in hand washes and sanitizers, allowing increasing infections to take hold, an Australian study warned.


Deadly heatwaves threaten China's northern breadbasket

Soaring temperatures combined with high humidity means China's breadbasket faces the "greatest risk to human life from rising temperatures of any location on Earth".


Apple reaches new landmark with $1 trillion valuation

Apple -- the culture-changing company behind the iPod, iPhone and iPad -- hit another milestone on Thursday, becoming the first private-sector company to surpass $1 trillion in market value.


Starbucks joins with Alibaba for China coffee deliveries

Starbucks on Thursday announced a partnership with e-commerce giant Alibaba that will give the US coffee giant greater access to China's growing food-delivery market as it faces increased competition from local firms.


 

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