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China's ruling Communist Party expels former Gansu party boss for graft

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has expelled a former party boss of northwestern Gansu province from the Communist Party, the country's anti-graft agency said on Friday, after an investigation showed he received bribes and was involved in "superstitious activities".

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Trump, Though Not on Stage, Looms Large in Alabama G.O.P. Senate Debate

The sitting senator, Luther Strange, took every opportunity to mention the president’s endorsement, and the candidate he trails, Roy Moore, needled him for it.

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British police release two men in Parsons Green attack probe

(Reuters) - British police said they have released two men arrested as part of the investigation into last week's Tube attack in Parsons Green, London, which injured 30 people.

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Trump, Ghani agree U.S. can help develop Afghanistan's rare earth minerals

(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani agreed at a meeting in New York on Thursday that U.S. companies could help develop Afghanistan's rare earth minerals, the White House said in a statement.

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Kim’s Rejoinder to Trump’s Rocket Man: ‘Mentally Deranged U.S. Dotard’

After President Trump threatened to “totally destroy” his country, Kim Jong-un vowed countermeasures and called the American leader a “frightened dog” and a “dotard.”

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Senator asks FBI if it warned Trump campaign about Russian meddling

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee has asked the FBI whether it warned Donald Trump's presidential campaign about alleged attempts by Russia to infiltrate the campaign.

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Exclusive: Faulty devices help keep Iran in nuclear deal limits - report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Frequent breakdowns of advanced uranium enrichment devices have inadvertently helped Iran comply with restrictions in the international agreement curbing its nuclear program, according to a new report by a Washington-based think tank.

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North Korea's Kim says will make 'deranged' Trump pay dearly for U.N. speech

SEOUL/NEW YORK (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un blasted U.S. President Donald Trump as "mentally deranged" on Friday and vowed to make him pay dearly for threatening to destroy his country, hours after Trump ordered fresh sanctions over Pyongyang's weapons programs.

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Trump Poised to Drop Some Limits on Drone Strikes and Commando Raids

The president’s national security advisers have advised relaxing certain Obama-era rules outside war zones, laying the groundwork for counterterrorism missions in more countries.

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U.S. senator asks FBI if it warned Trump campaign about Russian meddling

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee has asked the FBI whether it warned Donald Trump's presidential campaign about alleged attempts by Russia to infiltrate the campaign.

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Reporter's Notebook: President Trump Inside and Outside the Lines at the U.N.

Sticking to a speech or veering off script, the president often seemed like a fish out of water at the General Assembly gathering.

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Gulf media promotes emigre Qatari royals as feud sours

DUBAI (Reuters) - Qatar's Arab critics are targeting a new pressure point in their feud with Doha - the tiny country's ruling family - permitting state-linked media outlets to portray two little-known Qatari princes living abroad as distinguished statesmen.

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Kim Jong Un slams President Trump, who vowed at the UN to 'totally destroy' North Korea if necessary

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un says President Donald Trump's remarks to the United Nations threatening the hermit country reflect "mentally deranged behavior," according to a statement released by North Korea's news agency, KCNA.

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North Korea sanctions: Here's what Trump did

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Argentina's Macri almost certain to run for re-election: adviser

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentine President Mauricio Macri is almost certain to run for re-election in 2019, his top campaign adviser said on Thursday, even as he acknowledged that the leader's market-friendly reforms were unpopular among many poor Argentines.

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In South Korea, daily stresses outweigh North Korea missile worries

SEOUL (Reuters) - Soon after North Korea tested its sixth and largest nuclear bomb earlier this month, You Jae-youn, a 32-year-old South Korean office worker, swiftly put the news behind her to focus on more immediate worries.

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Kim Jong Un: Trump will pay dearly for speech

North Korea's Kim Jong Un has responded to President Trump's United Nations speech. CNN's Athena Jones reports.

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U.S. announces near $700 million in humanitarian aid to Syria

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department on Thursday announced more than $697 million in additional humanitarian assistance for the people of Syria, bringing total U.S. assistance since 2012 to more than $7 billion.

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Trump orders new sanctions against North Korea, Kim calls him 'deranged'

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump ordered new sanctions against North Korea on Thursday and Pyongyang's leader defiantly vowed to persist with its nuclear and missile programs and said it would consider measures against the United States.

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Guatemala Congress again votes to maintain president's immunity

GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - Guatemala's Congress on Thursday once again voted to maintain beleaguered President Jimmy Morales' immunity and shield him from a probe into suspected illicit campaign funding, a move that could raise tensions among anti-graft protesters.

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U.S. pressing Suu Kyi, Myanmar military over Rohingya: Haley

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The United States is worried about the "tragedies" in Myanmar affecting Rohingya Muslims and U.S. authorities are pressing government leader Aung San Suu Kyi and Myanmar's military leaders to stop the crackdown, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Thursday.

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Analysis: Melania is the most popular Trump

Few first ladies have been as low-profile as Melania Trump in her husband's first eight months in the White House.

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Navajo tribe says ready to sue Trump over changes to Utah monument

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Navajo Nation will sue the Trump administration if it tries to reduce the size of the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah, its top lawyer told Reuters on Thursday, ahead of the release of a broad government review of such sites across the country.

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CNN poll: Trump's approval rating hits 40%

President Donald Trump's approval rating has once again reached 40%, while earning high marks for his handling of the government's response to recent hurricanes, according to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS.

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Catalan leader presses on with banned vote on split from Spain

MADRID/BARCELONA (Reuters) - The Catalan regional leader on Thursday said he would press on with an Oct. 1 referendum on a split from Spain, flouting a court ban, as tens of thousands gathered for a second day on the streets of Barcelona demanding the right to vote.

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Trump praises Turkey's Erdogan as a friend

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday praised Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan as a friend despite tensions between the two countries over Turkish security officials involved in street fighting with protesters during a visit to Washington in May.

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Union protests against French labor reform losing steam

PARIS (Reuters) - Far-left trade unionists marched through cities across France on Thursday in a second day of protest against President Emmanuel Macron's overhaul of a labor code long cherished by workers, although their numbers were lower than a week earlier.

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Trump orders new sanctions to tighten screws on North Korea nuclear program

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump ordered new sanctions on Thursday that open the door wider to blacklisting people and entities doing business with North Korea, including its shipping and trade networks, further tightening the screws on Pyongyang's nuclear and missile program.

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German officials receive threatening letters, fake anthrax, police say

Berlin (Reuters) - Five top German politicians received envelopes on Thursday that contained threatening letters and a white powder the letters said was anthrax, which turned out to be harmless, Berlin police said.

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Ukraine President says Trump shares vision on 'new level' of defense cooperation

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's Petro Poroshenko met U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday and said afterwards that they had a shared vision on a "new level" of defense cooperation, but not whether this included the U.S. provision of defensive weapons to Ukraine.

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Trump thanks China for 'unexpected' move

President Donald Trump warns financial institutions that facilitate trade with North Korea.

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U.S., Russian generals talk face-to-face on Syria

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. and Russian generals held a face-to-face meeting this week in an effort to avoid accidental clashes as both sides fight to retake what is left of Islamic State's territory in Syria, U.S. military officials said on Thursday.

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Trump to add North Korea sanctions, allies call for strict enforcement

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday the United States will add more sanctions against North Korea, while U.S. allies have called for enforcing existing international sanctions as the best way to get Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons program.

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Turkey, Iran, Iraq consider counter-measures over Kurdish referendum

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey, Iran and Iraq have agreed to consider counter-measures against Kurdish northern Iraq over a planned independence referendum, Turkey's foreign ministry said on Thursday.

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Trump Presents Common Front With South Korea Against North

Two days after threatening to “totally destroy” nuclear-armed North Korea, the president vowed instead to pursue more economic sanctions.

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Ukraine President says Trump backs U.N. deployment along border with Russia

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Thursday said U.S. President Donald Trump had expressed his support for the deployment of U.N. peacekeepers across Ukraine's eastern conflict zone and along its whole border with Russia.

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Trump says GOP's health bill protects pre-existing conditions. Here's the truth

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Syrian army fights IS in Deir al-Zor as U.S.-backed forces loom

DEIR AL-ZOR, Syria (Reuters) - The Syrian army field commander standing by the Euphrates River predicted that Islamic State militants would very soon be "purged" from its opposite bank.

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Trump to add sanctions on North Korea, but not on oil: U.S.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday the United States will add more sanctions against North Korea, while U.S. allies have called for enforcing existing international sanctions as the best way to get Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons program.

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U.S. government watchdog calls for changes in Afghan training effort

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Even as thousands of additional American troops head to Afghanistan, a U.S. government watchdog is warning that tens of billions of dollars could be wasted unless changes are made in the training of Afghan security forces.

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U.N. chief asks Iran president to release former U.N. official

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.N Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appealed to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Thursday for the release of U.S. citizen and former U.N. official Baquer Namazi, a U.N. spokesman said after they met on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly.

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Syria's Kurds to hold historic vote in 'message' to Assad

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Kurdish-led regions of northern Syria will hold elections on Friday, a historic expression of free will and a message to President Bashar al-Assad as he seeks to reassert control over the whole country, a senior Syrian Kurdish politician said.

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U.N. team to collect evidence of Islamic State crimes in Iraq

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council on Thursday approved the creation of a U.N. investigative team to collect, preserve and store evidence in Iraq of acts by Islamic State that may be war crimes, crimes against humanity or genocide.

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Melania Trump to show off her green thumb

Melania Trump will, weather permitting, have her first event at the White House Kitchen Garden on Friday, eight months into her role as first lady.

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Trump says will be putting more sanctions on North Korea

NEW YORK (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Thursday the United States would be adding more sanctions on North Korea.

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Pope candidly admits Church 'arrived late' in confronting abuse

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis, in some of his most candid and personal comments on the sexual abuse of children by priests, said on Thursday that the Catholic Church had "arrived late" in dealing with the problem.

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Trump vows to put more sanctions on North Korea

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South Korea's Moon says North Korea crisis must be handled in 'stable' manner

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in called on Thursday for the North Korean nuclear crisis to be handled in a stable manner, so that peace was not destroyed.

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Thai activists ordered to pay $16 million for occupying airports

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thirteen activists were ordered to pay a total of $16 million in compensation on Thursday for shutting down Bangkok's two main international airports during protests in 2008.

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Trump to make North Korea sanctions announcement, not on oil: official

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will make a sanctions-related announcement regarding North Korea later on Thursday, a senior administration official said.

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Thousands rally in Philippines, warn of Duterte 'dictatorship'

MANILA (Reuters) - Thousands of Filipinos rallied on Thursday to denounce Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte and warn of what they called an emerging dictatorship, in a major show of dissent against the controversial but hugely popular leader.

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Fearing far-right surge, Merkel tells Germans to vote on Sunday

BERLIN (Reuters) - Fears in Germany that voter apathy could boost the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) in Sunday's election have driven Chancellor Angela Merkel and her main rival in final days of the campaign to urge their backers to go out and vote.

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French union boss: we won't beat Macron reforms if we are divided

PARIS (Reuters) - Public anger at French President Emmanuel Macron's economic and social reforms is growing, but the "corporate bosses" will triumph if trade unions fail to pull together, the hard-left CGT union warned on Thursday ahead of nationwide street protests.

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Spanish crackdown has undermined Catalan independence bid, regional leader says

MADRID/BARCELONA (Reuters) - Catalan leaders acknowledged on Thursday that plans to hold a referendum independence from Spain on Oct. 1 were now in doubt following the arrest of senior regional officials and the seizure of campaign material by national police.

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Meet the man who sets the odds on Trump

When President Trump pledged to create jobs, he probably didn't mean this one.

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Italy's 5-Star Movement votes for leader, Di Maio seen winning

ROME (Reuters) - Members of Italy's anti-establishment 5-Star Movement, which leads most opinion polls before a national election early next year, began voting on Thursday to elect their leader and candidate for prime minister.

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Deals With Democrats: Why Trump’s Softening on Immigration Is Unlikely to Splinter His Base

Many Republican voters support DACA, especially G.O.P. elites, and he could always change his mind. He’s done it before.

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Turkey, Iran, Iraq consider counter-measures over Kurdish referendum: Anadolu

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey, Iran and Iraq have agreed to consider counter-measures against Kurdish northern Iraq over a planned independence referendum, Turkey's state-run Anadolu news agency said on Thursday.

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Trump praises Nambia, a nonexistent African country

President Donald Trump lavished praise on the health care system of Nambia during a speech at the United Nations. But there's one little problem -- there's no such country.

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Former Hong Kong student leader escapes jail sentence for campus protest

HONG KONG (Reuters) - The former leader of the Hong Kong University student union on Thursday received a court sentence of community service for his role in a campus protest, escaping the fate of a growing list of young activists put behind bars.

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Leaked memo fuels accusations of ethnic bias in Afghan government

KABUL (Reuters) - A leaked memo from an staff member in Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's office this week has set off a storm of criticism and accusations that the note lays bare systematic favoritism to Ghani's own Pashtun ethnic group.

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Eldorado unit says efforts to resolve dispute with Greece can bear fruit

ATHENS, Sept 21 (Reuters) - A dispute between Eldorado Gold and Greece over the Canadian miner's investment in the country can be resolved, the chief executive of the company's Greek unit said on Thursday.

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France's National Front number two quits as far-right party in turmoil

PARIS (Reuters) - The right-hand man of French National Front leader Marine Le Pen quit the party on Thursday, raising the prospect of a split in the far-right's ranks after Le Pen's defeat in the May presidential election and months of internal feuding.

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Merkel's party dips in poll but still way ahead before Sunday vote

BERLIN (Reuters) - Angela Merkel's conservatives dropped one percentage point in a poll released on Thursday, three days before a German election in which the chancellor is expected to win a fourth term, while the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) gained two points.

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From new tax office, Catalonia hopes to grab billions from Madrid

BARCELONA (Reuters) - In a glass building overlooking Barcelona's port, empty desks and computers wait for new workers of Catalonia's tax agency.

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Thousands rally in Philippines to warn of Duterte 'dictatorship'

MANILA (Reuters) - Left-wing activists and political opponents of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte held rallies on Thursday to warn against what they see as the emergence of a dictatorship under the no-nonsense but hugely popular leader.

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Trump Likened to ‘a Dog Barking’ by North Korea’s Top Envoy

Threatened by President Trump with destruction, North Korea likens the American leader to a yapping canine and worries for his aides.

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France's National Front number two quits as tensions split Le Pen's anti-euro party

PARIS (Reuters) - The right-hand man of French National Front leader Marine Le Pen said he was quitting the party, raising the prospect of a split in the far-right's ranks after Le Pen's defeat in the May presidential election and months of internal feuding.

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Beijing government pulls winter construction ban from website

BEIJING (Reuters) - Beijing's city authorities have taken down from their website a policy document put up just a few days ago that looked to help improve the city's notorious air quality by banning construction during winter months.

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British police make sixth arrest in Tube bomb investigation

LONDON (Reuters) - British detectives have arrested a 17-year-old youth in connection with a bomb attack on an underground train in London last week that injured 30 people, bringing the total number of arrests to six, police said on Thursday.

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China says 'good preparations' should be made for Trump's visit

BEIJING (Reuters) - "Good preparations" should be made by China and the United States to ensure that U.S. President Donald Trump's visit to China later this year is a success, Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi told U.S. Vice President Mike Pence.

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Man sets himself on fire outside New Zealand parliament

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - A man has reportedly set himself on fire on the grounds of New Zealand's parliament in Wellington, two days ahead of national elections, police said on Thursday.

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Trump slashes at Obama's legacy, but risks his own

Republicans for years failed to gut the legacy of their nemesis Barack Obama: Now they can do so within a matter of days.

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As Congo refugees pour over border, Angola's backing for Kabila in doubt

DUNDO, Angola (Reuters) - Captured by militia and accused of being married to a Congolese government official, Kimpanga Caro could smell the fire she was told would be used to burn her decapitated head to ash.

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Malaysia arrests seven suspected of involvement with Abu Sayyaf militant group

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia has arrested seven Philippine men suspected of involvement in activities of the Abu Sayyaf militant group, police said on Thursday, as concern grows in Southeast Asia over the possible expansion of militant Islamist activity.

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Myanmar protesters try to block aid shipment to Muslim Rohingya

SITTWE, Myanmar (Reuters) - Hundreds of Buddhists in Myanmar tried to block a shipment of aid to Muslims in Rakhine state where the United Nations has accused the military of ethnic cleansing, with a witness saying protesters threw petrol bombs before police dispersed them by firing into the air.

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North Korea: Trump's UN speech amounted to 'the sound of a dog barking'

North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho said Wednesday US President Donald Trump's threat to destroy the hermit kingdom sounded like "a dog barking."

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South Korea approves aid to North Korea, North calls Trump 'barking dog'

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea approved a plan on Thursday to send $8 million worth of aid to North Korea, as China warned the crisis on the Korean peninsula was getting more serious by the day and the war of words between Pyongyang and Washington continued.

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South Korea’s Leader Will Be Odd Man Out in Meeting With Trump and Shinzo Abe

As he meets President Trump and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan, President Moon Jae-in appears isolated in opposing military options against North Korea.

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Iraq launches offensive on Hawija, an Islamic State-held region near oil city Kirkuk

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq launched an offensive on Thursday to dislodge Islamic State from Hawija, an area located west of the oil city of Kirkuk.

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Internet roasts Trump for speech gaffe

President Trump slipped up on the pronunciation of an African country. CNN's Anderson Cooper puts "Nambia" on the Ridiculist.

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North Korea's foreign minister calls Trump's U.N. address 'sound of dog barking'

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho called U.S. President Donald Trump's address to the United Nations "the sound of a dog barking", brushing aside Trump's remarks that the United States may be forced to "totally destroy" North Korea.

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China top graft buster says corruption fight 'world class hard'

BEIJING (Reuters) - Fixing the corruption problem in China's ruling Communist Party is "world class hard" and the battle will never end, the country's top graft-buster told Singapore's prime minister in a rare meeting with a visiting foreign leader.

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Myanmar says security forces told to avoid collateral damage in Rakhine

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Myanmar's vice president told the United Nations on Wednesday that security forces in his country's Rakhine State, from which hundreds of thousands of people have recently fled, have been instructed to take "full measures" to avoid collateral damage and harming innocent civilians.

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Myanmar says security forces told to avoid collateral damage in Rakhine state

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Myanmar's vice president told the United Nations on Wednesday that security forces in his country's Rakhine State, from which hundreds of thousands of people have recently fled, have been instructed to take "full measures" to avoid collateral damage and harming innocent civilians.

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Pentagon Memo: Mattis Shows How to Split With Trump Without Provoking Him

The secretary of defense has been deft at leveraging the president’s respect for him into room to maneuver on his policy goals.

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Palestinian President Abbas says peace closer with Trump engaged

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas expressed optimism on Wednesday about reaching a peace agreement with Israel this year and said U.S. President Donald Trump's commitment to the issue would help create the "deal of the century" in the region.

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Trump campaign manager Manafort offered to brief Russian billionaire during 2016 race: Washington Post

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign manager, offered to provide briefings to a Russian billionaire with close ties to the Kremlin on the status of the 2016 U.S. presidential election less than two weeks before Trump accepted the Republican nomination, the Washington Post reported on Wednesday.

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Mueller wants documents on Trump decisions, including dismissals of Comey and Flynn, sources say

Special counsel Robert Mueller has requested documents and information covering a range of events from President Donald Trump's White House, including two firings and an Oval Office meeting, sources familiar with the matter tell CNN.

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U.S. 'strongly opposes' Iraqi Kurdish independence vote: State Department

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States "strongly opposes" the planned independence referendum by Iraqi Kurds and urges Iraqi Kurdish leaders to engage in negotiations with the Baghdad government instead, the U.S. State Department said on Wednesday.

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More than 60 years on, Japan's mercury-poison victims fight to be heard

MINAMATA, Japan (Reuters) - Shinobu Sakamoto was just 15 when she left her home in the southern Japanese fishing village of Minamata to go to Stockholm and tell the world of the horrors of mercury poisoning.

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Togo security forces clash with protesters in north, killing boy

LOME (Reuters) - Security forces in Togo used batons, tear gas and live bullets against protesters seeking an end to President Faure Gnassingbe's rule on Wednesday, killing a child and injuring several other people, according to Amnesty International.

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Voter Fraud? A Trump Nominee Looks as if He Cast an Illegal Ballot

Jeffrey Gerrish, the president’s nominee to be deputy U.S. Trade Representative, is drawing Senate scrutiny for a vote cast in Virginia after he moved to Maryland.

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Trump makes his debut at ceremonies for new U.S. citizens

(Reuters) - For the first eight months of Donald Trump's presidency, new U.S. citizens did not receive the customary presidential welcome at their naturalization ceremonies.

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Brazil Supreme Court sends new Temer graft charges to Congress

BRASILIA (Reuters) - A majority of the judges on Brazil's Supreme Court voted on Wednesday to send new graft charges against President Michel Temer to the lower house of Congress, which must authorize any trial of a sitting president.

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On podcast, Preet Bharara gives new details on why Donald Trump fired him

Preet Bharara, the US attorney for the Southern District of New York who President Donald Trump fired just three months into his presidency, says he believes that if he had stayed Trump would have asked him "to do something inappropriate."

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Analysis: Trump's odd comments on Africa

President Donald Trump continued to make the rounds at the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday. At lunch, he attended a gathering of African leaders and made a few remarks.

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Spanish police raid Catalan government to halt banned referendum

MADRID/BARCELONA (Reuters) - Spanish police raided Catalan government offices and arrested officials on Wednesday to halt a banned referendum on independence, an action the regional president said meant Madrid had effectively taken over his administration.

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'It's not over yet,' Merkel warns supporters before vote

HAMBURG (Reuters) - Returning to her birthplace, Chancellor Angela Merkel urged supporters to mobilize undecided voters before Sunday's election, telling them not to take her conservatives' solid lead in opinion polls for granted.

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Mueller Seeks White House Documents Related to Trump’s Actions as President

Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel, is interested in Mr. Trump’s firing of his F.B.I. director and national security adviser and other events.

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Unveiling new Libya plan, U.N. sees opportunity for peace

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations launched a roadmap on Wednesday for a renewed international effort to break a political stalemate in Libya and end the turmoil that followed the country's 2011 uprising.

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Vote plus marathon spells super-busy Sunday for Berlin police

BERLIN (Reuters) - More than 1,500 police will be on duty in Berlin on Sunday, when Germany's capital faces the logistical challenge of organising an election expected to draw a large turnout - while ensuring its annual marathon also runs smoothly.

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California sues Trump administration over border wall

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California filed a lawsuit on Wednesday over the Trump administration's plan to construct a wall along the border with Mexico, adding to the obstacles facing one of the Republican president's key campaign promises.

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Afghan president says Trump war plan has better chance than Obama's

(Reuters) - Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said on Wednesday that U.S. President Donald Trump's strategy to win the war in Afghanistan will work where his predecessor's failed because the Afghan army is stronger and Trump wants a regional approach and a harder line with Pakistan.

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Ivanka Trump on postpartum depression

Ivanka Trump, daughter of and senior adviser to President Donald Trump, revealed that she had postpartum depression after the births of her children in an interview for "The Dr. Oz Show." The program, filmed Monday, will air Thursday.

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Trump: My friends go to Africa to get rich

President Donald Trump tells African leaders at a United Nations General Assembly luncheon that he has many friends going to the continent to get rich.

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Abbas: U.N. must try to end Israeli occupation 'within set timeframe'

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas called on the United Nations on Wednesday to pursue efforts to "bring an end to Israeli occupation of the state of Palestine within a set timeframe."

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Trump urges 'strong and swift' U.N. action to end Rohingya crisis

UNITED NATIONS/COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is urging the U.N. Security Council to take "strong and swift action" to bring Myanmar's Rohingya crisis to an end, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said on Wednesday, calling the violence there a threat to the region and beyond.

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Inspired by 'blasphemy killer', new Pakistani party eyes 2018 vote

LAHORE, Pakistan (Reuters) - The head of a new Pakistani Islamist party that lionizes the killer of a provincial governor said it would take its rallying cry of "death to blasphemers" to next year's general election, after its surprisingly strong showing in a recent vote.

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Fake letters tell Germans the web has worked out their vote

BERLIN (Reuters) - German prosecutors said on Wednesday they were investigating letters telling voters that their political preferences had already been worked out from their internet postings and there was no need to go to the polls on Sunday.

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We want it in writing: Scotland and Wales seek clarity on post-Brexit powers

LONDON (Reuters) - Scotland and Wales proposed changes on Wednesday to the central UK government's Brexit bill in an attempt to bed down their current powers which they fear could be weakened after Brexit.

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Russia's air force killed 850 militants in Syria in last 24 hours: Interfax

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's air force has killed about 850 militants in Syria's zone of de-escalation in Idlib in the last 24 hours, Interfax news agency quoted Russia's Defence Ministry as saying on Wednesday.

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U.S. urges Congolese security forces' restraint, probe into violence

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department on Wednesday called on the Democratic Republic of the Congo to protect civilians affected by violence in the country's east, and urged its security forces to refrain from excessive force.

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Trump Says He’s Made a Decision on Iran Nuclear Deal

The president declined to tell reporters what he planned to do, though, saying, “I’ll let you know what the decision is.”

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Trump says he's made a decision on the Iran deal but won't reveal it yet

President Donald Trump said Wednesday he has "decided" how he is going to proceed on the Iran nuclear deal struck by the Obama administration that he has long derided.

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Trump made decision on Iran nuclear deal but does not reveal it

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that he had made his decision on whether or not the United States will remain in a 2015 nuclear accord between Iran and world powers, but he declined to reveal it.

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Abbas says Middle East peace closer with Trump engaged

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said his meeting with Donald Trump on Wednesday attested to the U.S. president's seriousness about reaching a Middle East peace deal soon.

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White House denies Trump apologized to Turkish president over bodyguard brawl

The White House denies that President Donald Trump called Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to apologize for the violent incident that unfolded outside of the Turkish ambassador's residence in Washington in mid-May when Erdogan's bodyguards and supporters attacked peaceful protesters. 

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Trump endorses Republican healthcare plan amid flap involving comedian

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Wednesday endorsed the latest plan by congressional Republicans to gut Obamacare while a sponsor of the bill faced blistering criticism from comedian Jimmy Kimmel who said the senator "lied right to my face" about it.

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Once 'kittens' in cyber spy world, Iran gaining hacking prowess: security experts

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Hackers likely linked to Iran's government are behind attacks on Saudi and other Western aerospace and petrochemical firms, signaling a rise in Iranian cyber-spying prowess, U.S. security firm FireEye said on Wednesday.

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Trump blames Clintons for North Korea nuke crisis

President Donald Trump on Wednesday blamed his former campaign rival, Hillary Clinton, and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, for the North Korean nuclear crisis.

Nuclear Weapons nytimes.com

The Contradiction Buried in Trump’s Iran and North Korea Policies

The president calls the Iran nuclear deal an “embarrassment,” but ending it would destroy his credibility in any talks over North Korea’s arsenal.

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Dozens of states sign nuclear weapons ban treaty at United Nations

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Dozens of countries signed a treaty to ban nuclear weapons on Wednesday amid tensions over North Korea's nuclear and missile tests, although the United States, Britain, France and others boycotted the event at the annual United Nations gathering of world leaders.

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Russia rebukes Trump over Iran, North Korea, accuses U.S. of missile treaty breach

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia is "extremely concerned" by U.S. President Donald Trump's comments questioning the Iran nuclear deal and suspects that Washington itself may have violated a landmark arms control treaty, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.

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U.S. must suffer 'painful responses' from Iran after Trump speech: Guards chief

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said on Wednesday that the United States should experience "painful responses" following President Donald Trump's harsh criticism of Tehran at the United Nations.

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California to file lawsuit over Trump border wall

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California's attorney general plans to file a lawsuit on Wednesday challenging President Donald Trump's plan to construct a wall along the border with Mexico, the state AG's office said, adding to the obstacles facing a key Trump campaign promise.

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Saudi university to dismiss suspected Brotherhood-linked academics

RIYADH (Reuters) - A large Saudi public university announced it would dismiss employees suspected of ties to the banned Muslim Brotherhood, adding to concerns that the government is clamping down on its critics in academia and beyond.

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Rohingya refugees take little heart from speech by Myanmar's Suu Kyi

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) - Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh said on Wednesday they were dismayed by a speech by Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi in which she condemned rights violations against them but, as far as they could see, offered little hope of them ever going home.

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Trump endorses latest Republican bill to dismantle Obamacare

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Wednesday threw his weight behind congressional Republicans' latest bill to dismantle Obamacare and called on party senators to vote for the healthcare overhaul.

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Russia becomes Iraq Kurds' top funder, quiet about independence vote

LONDON (Reuters) - Russia, the only major power that has not called on Iraq's Kurds to cancel a referendum on independence next week, has swiftly become the top funder of Kurdish oil and gas deals, with as much as $4 billion pledged in less than a year, industry sources say.

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Belarus plays down Western fears of aggression stirred by joint war games with Russia

BORISOV FIRING RANGE, Belarus (Reuters) - Belarus said on Wednesday the West had no reason to fear attack by its close ally Russia or that Moscow could leave behind forces after war games it is holding with Minsk for a possible occupation of Western neighbors.

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Turkey threatens sanctions over Kurdish independence vote

HABUR BORDER CROSSING, Turkey (Reuters) - Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan threatened to impose sanctions against Kurdish northern Iraq over a planned independence vote, piling economic pressure on Kurdish authorities after Turkish troops deployed near the main commercial border crossing.

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Raqqa campaign in final stages, SDF says

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Wednesday its campaign to capture Raqqa from Islamic State (IS) was in its final stages and its fighters had seized 80 percent of the city.

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Trump remains Trump but evidence of Kelly's reign is emerging

White House chief of staff John Kelly has been omnipresent during President Donald Trump's first appearance at the United Nations General Assembly this week, a multiple-day foray into the complicated world of international politics.

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Senate intel leaders send a blunt message to Trump team

Senate intelligence committee leaders had a larger goal in mind when they abruptly scrapped a closed-door interview on Tuesday morning with President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen: Stop Trump officials from talking about their testimony.

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Melania Trump set to speak at UN luncheon

First lady Melania Trump will assume the spotlight on Wednesday, hosting a luncheon at the United Nations, where she will deliver a speech.

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Mexico, Donald Trump, Hurricane Maria: Your Wednesday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

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Fire in Bangladesh textile factory kills six

DHAKA (Reuters) - A fire in a textile factory in Bangladesh killed six workers on Wednesday before it was extinguished, police said, renewing fears about safety in the multi-billion dollar industry.

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After election rout, split stalks France's National Front

PARIS (Reuters) - Four months after a resounding electoral defeat, France's far-right National Front party is on the brink of a split, with simmering differences between leader Marine Le Pen and her chief deputy appearing irreconcilable.

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Credit Bank of Moscow sees no direct risks from B&N troubles

MOSCOW, Sept 20 (Reuters) - Russia's Credit Bank of Moscow (MCB), which was recently included by the central bank in a list of systemically important banks, does not see a risk of direct losses from the problems facing its peer, B&N Bank, it said in an email.

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UK police arrest three in Wales over London train bomb attack

NEWPORT, Wales (Reuters) - British police arrested three men in south Wales over last week's bombing of a busy commuter train in west London, meaning five people are now being questioned by detectives over the attack which injured 30 people.

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Kenya Supreme Court criticizes election board in verdict on polls

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenyan police tear-gassed opposition supporters demonstrating near the Supreme Court on Wednesday as judges began to deliver a detailed ruling that criticized the election board for its performance in last month's annulled presidential election.

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Live Briefing: At U.N., Global Leaders to Speak After Trump Takes Center Stage

The American president vowed to “destroy” North Korea and condemned Iran, whose president will address the General Assembly.

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EMERGING MARKETS-Russian bank bailout talk hits Moscow financial shares, elsewhere flat pre-Fed

LONDON, Sept 20 (Reuters) - Russia's bank and financial shares index fell on Wednesday after a lender asked authorities for a bailout, while other emerging assets flatlined, awaiting the outcome of the U.S. Federal Reserve meeting.

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U.S.-backed SDF says Raqqa campaign in final stages

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Wednesday its campaign to capture Raqqa from Islamic State (IS) was in its final stages and its fighters had seized 80 percent of the city.

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Hindus fleeing Myanmar violence hope for shelter in Modi's India

KUTUPALONG, Bangladesh/NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Caught in the crossfire between Myanmar's military and Rohingya insurgents, hundreds of Hindus who have fled to Bangladesh are placing their hopes on the Hindu nationalist government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in neighboring India.

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British police arrest third man in London bomb attack investigation

LONDON (Reuters) - British police have arrested a third man over the bombing of a busy commuter train in west London last week which injured 30 people.

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South Korea says Trump's warning to North Korea 'firm and specific'

SEOUL/TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's speech to the United Nations, where he warned he would "totally destroy" North Korea if threatened, reinforced the need for Pyongyang to realize it must give up its nuclear weapons, South Korea said on Wednesday.

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Myanmar's Suu Kyi denies going "soft" on military

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has rejected a suggestion she is soft on the military, which the United Nations has accused of ethnic cleansing, saying her relationship with the generals was normal and her objective was national reconciliation.

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Kenya tightens security as country waits for Supreme Court verdict

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Police sealed off roads near Kenya's Supreme Court on Wednesday as judges prepared to deliver a detailed ruling laying out their reasons for annulling last month's presidential election.

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Right and Left React to Trump’s Speech at the U.N.

Writers from across the political spectrum discuss President Trump’s bellicose address to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday.

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Erdogan says Turkey to consider sanctions over Kurdish independence vote: Anadolu

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey will consider imposing sanctions on Kurdish northern Iraq over its planned independence referendum, President Tayyip Erdogan was cited by state-run Anadolu news agency as saying.

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New Zealand's ruling National Party regains wide lead over Labour: poll

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand's ruling National Party regained a wide lead over the opposition Labour party in an opinion poll released on Wednesday, the latest twist in a volatile campaign for a general election at the weekend.

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Australia pushes ahead with refugee deal that Trump called 'stupid'

The Australian refugee deal that US President Donald Trump once derided as "stupid" and "horrible" is happening.

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South Korea president says Trump's warning to North Korea 'firm and specific'

SEOUL/TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's speech to the United Nations, where he warned he would "totally destroy" North Korea if threatened, reinforced the need for Pyongyang to realize it must give up its nuclear weapons, South Korea said on Wednesday.

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Trump administration red tape tangles up visas for skilled foreigners, data shows

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration is making it more difficult for skilled foreigners to work in the United States, challenging visa applications more often than at nearly any point in the Obama era, according to data reviewed by Reuters.   

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Kirkuk shaping up as flashpoint ahead of Kurdistan independence vote

KIRKUK, Iraq (Reuters) - Visitors to Kirkuk in northern Iraq are greeted by an imposing statue of a Kurdish Peshmerga fighter with a gun slung over his shoulder, a reminder of tensions building in the hotly-contested city ahead of a referendum on Kurdish independence.

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INSIGHT-Trump administration red tape tangles up visas for skilled foreigners, data shows

WASHINGTON, Sept 20 (Reuters) - The Trump administration is making it more difficult for skilled foreigners to work in the United States, challenging visa applications more often than at nearly any point in the Obama era, according to data reviewed by Reuters.

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Trump Takes to Twitter to Pan the Emmy Ratings

Politics dominated the awards event, and on Tuesday, the president tweeted that he “was saddened to see how bad the ratings were.”

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China's Xi demands 'strong hands' to maintain stability ahead of Congress

BEIJING (Reuters) - Stability is an absolute principle that needs to be dealt with using "strong hands", Chinese President Xi Jinping has told security officials ahead of next month's key Congress of the ruling Communist Party.

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Trump's U.N. speech shows nationalist instincts firmly intact

Among the many signals that Donald Trump sent in his speech to the United Nations on Tuesday, one was especially clear: former chief strategist Steve Bannon's White House departure has not muted the president's "America First" foreign policy instincts.

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Argentina's Macri deploys popular governor against Fernandez

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentine President Mauricio Macri's main bulwark against a comeback by his populist predecessor, Cristina Fernandez, in October's legislative elections is someone whose name is not even on the ballot.

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Cuba calls Trump's U.N. address 'unacceptable and meddling'

HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba on Tuesday slammed U.S. President Donald Trump's latest comments about the island as "disrespectful, unacceptable and meddling," while reiterating it was not involved in the alleged incidents that had harmed U.S. diplomats in Havana.

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Trump's 'Rocket Man' comment takes off

Social media explodes over Trump's "Rocket Man" comment in UN speech. CNN's Jeanne Moos wonders "what would Elton think?"

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Central African president pleads to U.N.: Don't forget us

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The president of the Central African Republic, Faustin-Archange Touadera, on Tuesday pleaded with the world to not forget his country and urged the U.N. to bolster its peace-keeping force amid growing violence that threatens to spin the country out of control.

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Iran nuclear deal must change if U.S. to stay: Tillerson

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The Iran nuclear deal must be changed if the United States is to remain in it, the top U.S. diplomat said on Tuesday, suggesting its key limits on the Iranian nuclear program must be extended.

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Trump using campaign, RNC funds to pay legal bills from Russia probe: sources

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is using money donated to his re-election campaign and the Republican National Committee to pay for his lawyers in the probe of alleged Russian interference in the U.S. election, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

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Nigerian air force deploys aircraft to restive southeast

LAGOS (Reuters) - Nigeria's air force on Tuesday said it was deploying aircraft to the southeast of the country where unrest related to a campaign for secession has escalated in an area formerly known as Biafra.

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Ex-Trump campaign chief Manafort wants probe of leaks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign manager, lashed out on Tuesday at reports he was wiretapped by federal authorities, and his spokesman sent out a statement demanding a leaks probe and suggesting the surveillance was politically motivated.

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At U.N., Trump's tough talk opens door for Macron's diplomacy

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron cast himself as the antithesis of Donald Trump at the United Nations on Tuesday, a position that could enable him to play the honest broker in international conflicts.

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Bannon orders Breitbart to step up negative coverage of Trump'-backed candidate

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Netanyahu pitches his UN address to one man: Donald Trump

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took aim at Iran in his speech to more than 190 nations in the UN General Assembly, but the Israeli leader was clearly tailoring his message for one man: President Donald Trump.

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Navy Leaders Pledge to Solve Problems Stretching Limits of Sailors

Navy officials cited extended deployments and 100-hour workweeks as among factors plaguing sailors as senators demanded answers for deadly accidents this year.

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Leaders clash at U.N. over Iran's regional activism, nuclear deal

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Western leaders clashed on Tuesday over how to stop what they view as destabilizing behavior by Iran as the United States and Israel denounced an international nuclear accord with Tehran while France defended it.

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Trump, Hurricane Maria, Mexico: Your Tuesday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

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Senate panel cancels interview with Trump lawyer, asks him to open hearing

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Senate panel probing alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election abruptly canceled an interview with President Donald Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen on Tuesday after he issued a statement about his testimony in violation of committee policy.

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Ex-Trump campaign chief Manafort seeks probe of leaks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort's spokesman called on Tuesday for the U.S. Justice Department inspector general to investigate leaks after CNN reported that Manafort had been wiretapped under secret court orders.

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Governor: Trump-ites are cave dwellers

Governor Jerry Brown (D-CA), in an interview with Politico, gave a statement that inferred the term "Trump-ite" refers to someone who would "dwell in deep, dark caves."

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Qatar emir again urges dialogue, Trump says dispute to be resolved quickly

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani on Tuesday renewed a call for "unconditional dialogue" to end a political crisis pitting Qatar against four Arab states while U.S. President Donald Trump said he expected the dispute to be resolved quickly.

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If threatened, U.S. will 'totally destroy' North Korea, Trump vows

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump escalated his standoff with North Korea over its nuclear challenge on Tuesday, threatening to "totally destroy" the country of 26 million people and mocking its leader, Kim Jong Un, as a "rocket man."

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British police arrest third man in London tube attack investigation

(Reuters) - British police said on Tuesday they made a third arrest linked to Friday's tube attack in Parsons Green, London, that injured 30 people.

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Trump tweets: God bless people of Mexico City

A magnitude-7.1 earthquake struck the central Mexican state of Puebla, leveling buildings as far away as the capital, about 75 miles away.

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Trump lays out 'America First' policies at UN

President Trump's speech to the United Nations General Assembly made clear to the world and the American public that the President is sticking firmly to his "America First" vision of US foreign policy. CNN's Jim Sciutto reports.

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Congressmen arrested in immigration protest outside Trump Tower

Three congressmen were among a group of protesters arrested outside Trump Tower on Tuesday, where they were participating in a demonstration in support of immigrants and protections recently ended by the Trump administration.

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Senate panel seeks open session with Trump lawyer after canceling interview

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate intelligence committee on Tuesday canceled a closed-doors interview with President Donald Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen and called on him to appear before the panel in an open session, saying it was disappointed he released a statement despite a request that he refrain from public comment.

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Exclusive: Trump using campaign, RNC funds to pay legal bills from Russia probe

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is using money donated to his reelection campaign and the Republican National Committee to pay for his lawyers in the probe of alleged Russian interference in the U.S. election, according to two people familiar with the matter.

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From Truman to Trump: How U.S. Presidents Have Addressed the U.N.

With President Trump’s first address to the United Nations on Tuesday, here’s a look at past presidents’ first speeches.

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'Rocket man': awkward Dad Trump tries to be cool

What do you do if you have just a single catchphrase -- like, say, "You're fired!" -- and you need something fresh, something resonant, to hold the public's interest? If you are President Trump, you borrow a song title from Elton John -- "Rocket Man" -- and start using it as a nickname for North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un even though it doesn't make any sense at all and makes you sound like someone's awkward dad trying to be cool.

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Russia to pay damages for Beslan school siege after European court ruling, Ifax reports

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia will abide by a European Court of Human Rights ruling requiring it to pay nearly 3 million euros ($3.6 million) in damages for the 2004 Beslan school siege, Interfax news agency reported on Tuesday, citing the Russian justice ministry.

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News Analysis: Trump Offers a Selective View of Sovereignty in U.N. Speech

The president declared that nations should respect each other’s sovereignty. But he threatened to act aggressively against some nations — like North Korea and Iran.

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Exclusive: Trump administration prepares to ease export rules for U.S. guns

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration is preparing to make it easier for American gun makers to sell small arms, including assault rifles and ammunition, to foreign buyers, according to senior U.S. officials.

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Trump's threats, themes don't add up

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Merkel dismisses hecklers as polls point to fourth term

WISMAR, Germany (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel is on track to win a fourth term in Sunday's national election despite a dip in support for her conservatives, a poll showed on Tuesday, and she shrugged off calls to quit from far-right hecklers.

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To win on Russia probe, Trump must woo GOP

The latest twist in the investigation into links between the Trump campaign and Russia is that Paul Manafort, former head of the campaign, was wiretapped under secret court orders before and after the election -- including while he was working with Trump. The revelation more or less stops there.

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Trump vows if threatened to 'totally destroy' North Korea

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump escalated his standoff with North Korea over its nuclear challenge on Tuesday, threatening to "totally destroy" the country of 26 million people and mocking its leader, Kim Jong Un, as a "rocket man."

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Watch leaders react to Trump's speech

UNGA delegates donned their best poker faces during President Trump's sometimes biting speech in New York on Tuesday.

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Macron calls on Trump to honor Iran nuclear deal

French President Emmanuel Macron firmly rejected any military solution to the North Korean crisis and warned against scrapping the nuclear agreement with Iran, in an exclusive interview Tuesday with CNN.

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Qatar's emir renews call for dialogue over Gulf crisis

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani on Tuesday renewed a call for "unconditional dialogue" to end a political crisis pitting his country against four Arab states.

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Red meat met UN blue in Trump's speech

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Iran says Trump's U.N. remarks 'shameless, ignorant': Fars news agency

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Iran denounced U.S. President Donald Trump's U.N. remarks as "shameless and ignorant" and said his speech on Tuesday showed his lack of knowledge about Tehran's fight against terrorism, the semi-official Fars news agency reported.