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World News Briefing: Philippines, Mike Pence, Turkey and Carrie Lam make today’s headlines 

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In today’s briefing update, US VP Mike Pence heads to Turkey seeking a ceasefire. 

Landslide, Building damage from Philippines quake kills four.

Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam abandons speech as hecklers say she has ‘blood on her hands.’

 ALL in today’s WORLD news briefing – A daily roundup of all the news headlines that you need to know, summarised as part of WTX News Briefing.

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LANDSLIDE, BUILDING DAMAGE FROM PHILIPPINES QUAKE KILLS 4

Arab News reports a strong and shallow quake hit the southern Philippines on Wednesday, sending hundreds rushing Landslide, building damage from Philippine quake kills 4 out of a shopping mall where local television said killing at least one child and injuring many more. An elderly man received treatment after being struck by a falling object during the quake. “We felt a very strong jolt and there was a blackout. I saw people rushing down. We were panicking, heading to the exit,” said Naru Guarda Cabaddu. 

Read the full story on Arab News

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US VP PENCE, SECRETARY OF STATE POMPEO HEAD TO TURKEY SEEKING CEASEFIRE

France 24 says Vice President Mike Pence has set off to Turkey, hoping to halt a weeklong assault on Syrian Kurds afterUS VP Pence, Secretary of State Pompeo head to Turkey seeking ceasefire Donald Trump withdrew US troops. He was scheduled to leave just hours after Trump minimised the very crisis he sent his aides on an emergency mission to douse. “If Turkey goes onto Syria, that’s between Turkey and Syria, it’s not between Turkey and the United States,” Trump said. 

Read the full story on France 24

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LAM ABANDONS SPEECH AS HONG KONG LAWMAKERS SAY SHE HAS ‘BLOOD ON HER HANDS’ 

CNN reports Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam’s annual speech ended in chaos as pro-democracy lawmakers repeatedly Lam abandons speech as Hong Kong lawmakers say she has ‘blood on her hands’disrupted her speech. She heckled with calls to honour the demands of anti-government protests. The speech was a key opportunity for Lam to end speculation of the percieved factors behind the unrest. But she quickly abandoned her speech after the jeers. Civic Party lawmaker Tanya Chan accused Lam of having “blood on her hands” and said Lam had no right to address lawmakers due to the chaos unleashed by Lam’s now abandoned extradition bill with China.

Read the full story on CNN

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World News Briefing: Philippines, Mike Pence, Turkey and Carrie Lam make today’s headlines 
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