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Uzbekistan's president dies after quarter century in power

Mr Karimov - who was criticised by Western countries for his authoritarian style of leadership and human rights record - did not designate a successor, and the transition of power could open up a confrontation within the country. Karimov's daughter Lola said earlier this week he had suffered a brain hemorrhage. "The delay gives the country's political elite time to endorse their choice of successor before an announcement is made".


Curfew lifted from Kashmir after 51 days

Curfew lifted from Kashmir after 51 days

Restrictions had been lifted early Monday in most parts of Kashmir Valley, including Srinagar, but thousands of protesters across the disputed region took to the streets, forcing authorities to reimpose a curfew in several areas. Meanwhile, clashes were reported from a number of places in Srinagar city and parts of Budgam district but nobody was hurt in these incidents, police said.


Ferrari will build a 500th LaFerrari for auction

Ferrari will build a 500th LaFerrari for auction

It was reported that more than 1,000 people had submitted a request to purchase the vehicle just days after it debuted. The auction of course will not be for the ready auto but for the build. Just a few days ago, it was reported that a satin black Ferrari LaFerrari had sold for $4.7 million at auction. The auto will be auctioned, and the proceeds will go toward helping the victims of the natural disaster that rocked central Italy on August 24th.


Signing of landmark Colombian peace accord set for Sept. 26

Signing of landmark Colombian peace accord set for Sept. 26

But he declined, saying it would be more appropriate for the task to be given to parties outside the church, the Vatican said. The armistice, product of long negotiations through which the local Catholic hierarchy played a key role, came after 52 years.


Deadly Explosion Hits Philippines' President's Home City

Deadly Explosion Hits Philippines' President's Home City

The explosion in a street market outside the high-end Marco Polo hotel in Davao, in the southern Philippines, killed five men and five women, a military spokesman said. "I saw some smoke". "The force just hurled me. A few minutes later. a big blast". Duterte had been mayor of Davao for most of the past two decades, before winning the national elections in a landslide this year and being sworn in as president on June 30.


Powerful 7.1 magnitude quake jolts New Zealand

Powerful 7.1 magnitude quake jolts New Zealand

The aftershocks felt by NZ following the initial Magnitude 7.1 quake. In a statement Civil Defence confirmed that following instructions from local civil defence authorities, some ome communities north of Gisborne self-evacuated following the natural disaster "which was the right thing to do".