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An aerial view from a Jiji Press helicopter shows vehicles piled in a heap due to strong winds in Kobe, Hyogo prefecture on September 5, 2018, after typhoon Jebi hit the west coast of Japan. The toll in the most powerful typhoon to hit Japan in a quarter century rose on September 5 to nine, with thousands stranded at a major airport because of storm damage. / AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS / JIJI PRESS / Japan OUT

Japan evacuates major airport after typhoon wreaks havoc

A major airport that was cut off when a huge typhoon smashed through its sole access road was being evacuated Wednesday, as Japan grappled with devastation caused by its most powerful storm in a quarter of a century.

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This picture taken on November 10, 2018 shows a rally of the main opposition Kuomintang (KMT) for Taipei mayor candidate Ting Shou-chung during the elections campaign in Taipei. - When Taiwan goes to the polls on November 24, 2018 in local elections, it will not only be a test for President Tsai Ing-wen's embattled government but a crucial vote on divisive issues that could rile China. (Photo by SAM YEH / AFP) / TO GO WITH STORY: Taiwan-China-vote-referendum-politics, ADVANCER by Amber WANG

Divided Taiwan to vote in key test for ruling party

When Taiwan goes to the polls Saturday in local elections, it will not only be a test for President Tsai Ing-wen's embattled government but a crucial vote on divisive issues that could rile China.
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Man killed by plane taking off from Russia’s main airport

A man was killed on the runway at Moscow's largest airport when he was hit by a plane that was taking off, Russian investigators said Wednesday.

Two House of Reps members dump APC

Two members of the House of Representatives, Kolawole Babatunde (Ondo) and Mukaila Kazeem (Ogun), have dumped the ruling All Progressives Congress.

Student to spend 3 months in jail for stealing phone

A Kuje Upper Area Court, Abuja, on Wednesday, sentenced a 25-year-old student, Monday Luka, to three months imprisonment for stealing a Samsung android phone valued at N80, 000.
Wu Lei celebrating with Shanghai SIPG. The team won the 2018 Chinese Super League. AFP

Report: Chinese football to impose salary cap

Chinese football is set to introduce more exacting regulations from next season to dampen spending by clubs, including a salary cap, state media said on Wednesday.