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08-15 Evacuations as sodium cyanide found port, Tianjin, China
2. 08-15 More than 40 migrants died in overcrowded boat Mediterranean Sea, Libya
D. 08-15 Iraqi capital sees fresh round of deadly bombings Habibiya, Baghdad, Sadr City
E. 08-15 Emperor 'remorseful' over WW2, as 70th anniversary marked Tokyo
5. 08-15 Queen Mary 2 searches for missing crewmember Newfoundland, Maritime Provinces
6. 08-15 Russian helicopter crashes into Sea of Okhotsk; 5 missing Sea of Okhotsk, Russian Far East
H. 08-15 IAAF accused of suppressing athletes' doping study London
8. 08-15 Truck loaded with vendors tips over, killing 18, injuring 28
9. 08-15 Computer glitch grounds hundreds of flights in US

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Aug.15   China   Evacuations as sodium cyanide found
Map of port Tianjin China
  The Chinese authorities have ordered the evacuation of residents within a 3km radius of the Tianjin blast site over fears of chemical contamination
 At least 104 people are reported to have died


  Libya     More than 40 migrants died in overcrowded boat
Map of Mediterranean Sea Libya
  Many others were saved as the boat was intercepted off Libya. The Italian navy said the rescue was continuing


  Sadr City   Iraqi capital sees fresh round of deadly bombings Map of Habibiya Baghdad Iraq  At least 20 people have been killed and many others injured in a spate of bomb attacks in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, and two nearby towns

  Tokyo Emperor 'remorseful' over WW2, as 70th anniversary marked  Japanese Emperor Akihito has for the first time expressed "deep remorse" over Japan's role in World War Two

  Maritime Provinces Queen Mary 2 searches for missing crewmember  The Cunard cruise line says a search is under way off the coast of Newfoundland for a crew member who has gone overboard off the Queen Mary 2

  Russian Far East Russian helicopter crashes into Sea of Okhotsk; 5 missing  A Mi-8 crashed into the Sea of Okhotsk in the far east, and five of the 16 people on board were missing and presumed dead

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  London   IAAF accused of suppressing athletes' doping study
  Athletics' governing body suppressed a study which showed as many as a third of the world's top athletes admitted violating anti-doping rules


  Haiti Truck loaded with vendors tips over, killing 18, injuring 28  A truck crowded with vendors heading to a market lost control and tipped over in Haiti's northern region Saturday

  Virginia Computer glitch grounds hundreds of flights in US  Thousands of travellers in the US faced delays on Saturday after a technical glitch grounded flights into and out of New York and Washington

  China Death toll in Tianjin explosions climbs to over 100  Crews searched for an unknown number of civilians and soldiers Saturday who are believed trapped by multiple explosions

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  Ecuador   Ecuador's president declares state of emergency as volcano belches ash Map of Cotopaxi Ecuador  President Rafael Correa has declared a state of emergency over increasing activity in the Cotopaxi volcano near the capital of Quito

  France Calais migrant crisis: Breaches of Eurotunnel 'down'  The number of migrants trying to get into the Eurotunnel terminal has fallen to 150 a night, down from a high of 2,000 at the end of last month

  Iowa Hillary Clinton hits back at Jeb Bush in Iraq row  Democratic presidential hopeful Hilary Clinton has hit back at one of her Republican rivals, Jeb Bush, over who is responsible for instability in Iraq

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