Most deaths were caused by flooding, house collapses and electrocution. State authorities rushed drinking water, food and paramedics to nearly 82,000 people who took shelter in more than 400 state-run camps to escape the storm.
Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, 54, emerged as common opposition candidate as all key dissidents were either jailed or forced into exile by Abdulla Yameen who took power following a controversial run-off in 2013.
US Vice President Mike Pence called many of China's global infrastructure projects as low quality while Chinese President Xi Jinping warned against protectionism, saying countries are facing a choice of confrontation and cooperation.
Chaos continues a day after a fierce brawl between rival legislators paralysed work in the island country's parliament, part of wider constitutional crisis. Meanwhile, president rejects Rajapaksa no-confidence vote, again.
The elderly Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan are the last surviving senior leaders of the Khmer Rouge and are already serving life sentences for the regime's forced transfers and disappearances of masses of people during group's brutal rule of Cambodia.
Pyongyang's state media reports that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un supervised the testing of the new weapon in a move that could heighten tensions over denuclearisation talks.
The past few weeks have thrown the Indian Ocean nation into political chaos as rival parties jockey for power. The constitutional crisis has put a spotlight on multiple political issues that have been simmering for a while.
Refugees "are not willing to go back now," Bangladesh's refugee commissioner Abul Kalam says, adding officials "can't force them to go."
The onslaught on the police outpost in Farah province began late on Wednesday and continued for more than four hours, Provincial council member Dadullah Qani said.
There were scenes of chaos in the House on Thursday as rival parties grappled for control. Parliament passed a no-confidence motion against recently appointed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and his government on Wednesday.
The founder of the notorious, and now defunct, Blackwater, has been making headlines for trying to privatise the Afghan war. What has gone unreported are his plans as "Trump's advisor" to extract the country's immensely rich mineral wealth.
Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama, former military leader who led a bloodless takeover 12 years ago, favourite to retain office against a fractured opposition.
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