You have at least 2 years to revive a lapsed policy

Let us say you miss paying the premium on your life insurance policy, and as a result, your policy has lapsed. For people who may find themselves in situations like this, life insurance companies offer a small window of opportunity to revive the policy during the revival period. The rules state that insurers need to offer a revival period of at least 2 years within which you can reinstate your policy. Here is how you can revive a lapsed life insurance policy. When do insurance policies lapse? A policy lapses…

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Mali suicide bomber kills at least 50 people in Gao military camp

A suicide bomber in a vehicle full of explosives has attacked a camp in northern Mali, killing at least 50 people and wounding dozens of soldiers and former fighters. There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but suspicion quickly fell on Islamic extremist groups operating in the area. The attack marks a significant setback for efforts to achieve peace in the region. The blast hit the joint operational mechanism base in the city of Gao, home to Malian soldiers and hundreds of former fighters who had signed a peace agreement…

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Earthquake kills at least 77 in Ecuador, toll likely to rise

Using tractors and bare hands, rescuers hunted for survivors on Sunday after Ecuador’s biggest earthquake in decades killed at least 77 people, devastated coastal populations and left an unknown number trapped in ruins. The 7.8 magnitude quake struck off the Pacific coast on Saturday and was felt around the Andean nation of 16 million people, causing panic as far away as the highland capital Quito and collapsing buildings and roads in a swathe of western towns. Nearly 600 people were injured, according to initial tallies the government said would probably…

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Islamic State truck bomb kills at least 60 people south of Baghdad

People gather at the site of a bomb attack at a checkpoint in the city of Hilla, south of Baghdad, March 6, 2016. A truck bomb at an Iraqi checkpoint south of Baghdad killed at least 60 people and wounded more than 70 on Sunday, medical and security officials said, and Islamic State claimed responsibility for the blast. The suicide attack, involving an explosive-laden fuel tanker, is the second deadliest this year after one on Feb. 28 that killed 78 people in Sadr City, a Shi’ite district of Baghdad. This…

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