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Resilience, rebuilding and recovery

Anuradha Shyam Boats ferrying residents from neighbourhoods; helicopters hovering across the skyline distributing packets of food and water bottles; familiar landmarks submerged in water; a loss of close to 400 lives and 1.5 million people displaced — it seemed like ...

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City, markets gear up for Christmas

WT24 Desk The city is gearing up to celebrate Christmas. The gift shops and bakeries are flooded with innovative items to attract citizens towards the festival, The Pioneer reports. Christians follow their traditions with religious beliefs for the festival and ...

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Toshiba predicts record $4.5bn loss

WT24 Desk Troubled Japanese conglomerate Toshiba has said it will report a record 550bn yen ($4.5bn) annual loss and cut 6,800 jobs as it carries out a restructuring, BBC reports.  The company, whose activities range from laptops to TVs to ...

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Spanish PM In Danger After Election Result

WT24 Desk The future of Spain’s prime minister appears uncertain after his party fell well short of an overall majority in the country’s election, agencies report.  The ruling Popular Party (PP) won most seats but lost command of the parliament ...

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Dozens missing after China landslide

WT24 Desk Hundreds of rescue workers are looking for survivors after a landslide hit 33 buildings in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen, BBC reports. Seven people were pulled from the rubble with minor injuries but 91 are still missing. ...

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Fifa: Blatter and Platini get lengthy bans

WT24 Desk Fifa president Sepp Blatter and Uefa boss Michel Platini have been suspended for eight years from all football-related activities following an ethics investigation, BBC reports.  They were found guilty of breaches surrounding a £1.3m ($2m) “disloyal payment” made ...

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