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Nigeria's Buhari to return home after sick leave in Britain: presidency

ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari will on Saturday return from medical leave in Britain where he has been since May 7, a presidential spokesman said.

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Pastor first to quit Trump's evangelical advisory board

A New York City megachurch pastor became the first religious leader to step down from President Trump's evangelical advisory board.

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Nervous Japanese hold drill in case North Korea fires missiles over them

KOTOURA, Japan (Reuters) - Residents of a town on the Japanese coast held evacuation drills on Saturday to prepare for any launch of North Korean missiles toward the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam, that would fly over their homes.

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Seventh Australian senator referred to High Court as citizenship crisis deepens

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - A crisis engulfing Australia's parliament has widened after a key independent senator became the seventh parliamentarian referred to the High Court to determine if his dual citizenship makes him ineligible to sit in parliament.

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Pujols ties Sosa for most homers by foreign-born player

(Reuters) - Albert Pujols hit the 609th home run of his career on Friday which tied him with Sammy Sosa for the most homers by a foreign-born player.

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Keyboard warriors: South Korea, U.S. gear up for war games to counter North Korea threat

SEOUL (Reuters) - In air conditioned bunkers and at military bases across South Korea, it is with keyboards - not tanks - that South Korean and the U.S. forces will launch military exercises on Monday, denounced by North Korea as a rehearsal for war.

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Lebanese army launches operation against Islamic State

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Lebanese army declared on Saturday that it had launched an offensive against an Islamic State enclave straddling the northeast border with Syria, a Lebanese security source said.

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Pastor first to quit Trump advisory board

Pastor A.R. Bernard is the first religious leader to resign from President Donald Trump's Evangelical Advisory Board.

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Chinese scam suspects took over 11-story block in Cambodia

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - No sooner had the 11-story apartment building in Phnom Penh's affluent Tuol Kouk district been finished than dozens of young Chinese men and women moved in loaded with desks and laptops, said neighbors.

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Golf: At home Simpson halfway co-leader at Greensboro

GREENSBORO, North Carolina (Reuters) - Webb Simpson recovered from two consecutive bogeys to join fellow American Ryan Armour in the lead on 13-under par after the second round at the Wyndham Championship on Friday.

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Three girls under 10 found slain in Maryland home

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three girls under 10 years of age were found slain on Friday in a Maryland home and police have launched an investigation into the killings, officials said.

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Kenyan opposition files case at Supreme Court challenging election results

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya's opposition coalition went to the Supreme Court late on Friday to challenge the results of a presidential election which it says was rigged.

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Ukraine plant sucked into North Korea missile row has fallen on hard times

DNIPRO, Ukraine (Reuters) - The wall around the Yuzhmash rocket factory in east Ukraine is in places overgrown with weeds, a sign of hard times at a plant which a new study says could be the source of engines that power North Korean missiles.

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Exclusive: Mexico's top diplomat visits Cuba to seek help on Venezuela crisis

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's foreign minister is in Havana hoping to persuade Cuba, one of Venezuela's top allies, to help resolve the tense political situation in the beleaguered South American nation, according to a senior Mexican official briefed about the trip.

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U.S. Court curbs power of police to seize cellphones from homes

(Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court said on Friday the widespread prevalence of mobile devices means that it is insufficient as a basis for obtaining a warrant to search someone's home for a cellphone.

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Yemen violence worsening, more access to north needed: U.N.

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Top United Nations officials on Friday warned violence in Yemen was worsening and greater access was needed to the Houthi rebel-held north, particularly through the key Red Sea port of Hodeidah.

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Peru court convicts two of human-rights abuses at military base

LIMA (Reuters) - A Peruvian court on Friday found guilty two of the seven former military officers who were accused of torturing and murdering civilians in a poor highland province in 1983.

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Two dead, at least six hurt in knife attack in Finland

TURKU, Finland (Reuters) - A man with a knife killed two people and wounded at least six in a stabbing rampage in a market square in the Finnish city of Turku on Friday, police said.

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Ranchers in parched U.S. Northern Plains welcome hay lottery

(Reuters) - Hundreds of livestock ranchers in the drought-stricken U.S. Northern Plains are embracing what organizers say is the first lottery designed to provide some much-needed relief to their operations.

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U.S., South Korea to conduct joint exercise Aug 21-31: Pentagon

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and South Korea will start a joint exercise called Ulchi Freedom Guardian (UFG) on Aug. 21 lasting through Aug. 31, the Pentagon said on Friday, as tensions had escalated over North Korea's missile and nuclear weapons program.

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Venezuela constituent assembly assumes power to legislate

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's all-powerful constituent assembly on Friday unanimously approved a decree in which it will assume the power to pass laws, a power that had previously been held exclusively by Congress.

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Trump, top aides seek to overcome divisions delaying Afghan strategy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump huddles with his national security team on Friday to try to agree on a strategy for Afghanistan which includes options ranging from a pullout or reduction of U.S. forces to a modest troop increase.

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Trial starts for Islamist Mali police chief charged with amputations

BAMAKO (Reuters) - A Malian former police chief cut off people's hands during an occupation in 2012-13 by Islamist rebels who imposed a harsh form of Islamic law, a court heard on Friday as he was put on trial.

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Clashes kill two in Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Clashes between Palestinian security forces and Sunni Islamists in Ain el-Hilweh Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon left two people dead, a Reuters witness said.

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BRIEF-Royal Canadian Mint Q2 rev C$401.6 mln versus C$610.1 mln

* Qtrly ‍shipment of 294 million foreign coins and blanks versus 341 million​

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Qatar concerned about safety of citizens in Saudi Arabia during haj

OSLO (Reuters) - Qatar expressed concern about the safety of its citizens in Saudi Arabia following the reopening of the countries' border enabling Qataris to attend the annual haj pilgrimage in Mecca.

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Germany bets on second time lucky with migrant workers

GESCHER, Germany (Reuters) - As Germany struggles to absorb more than a million migrants from the Middle East and Africa, the government is hoping to avoid the mistakes it made half a century ago when it brought in a generation of guest workers from Turkey.

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Iraqi forces prepare to retake Tal Afar from Islamic State militants

BAGHDAD/ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - Five weeks after securing victory in Mosul, Iraqi forces have moved into positions around the city of Tal Afar, their next objective in the U.S.-backed campaign to defeat Islamic State militants, Iraqi military commanders say.

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U.S. Defense Secretary Mattis to visit Jordan, Turkey, Ukraine

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis will travel to Jordan, Turkey and Ukraine later this month, the Pentagon said on Friday.

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Roadside bomb kills three soldiers in northern Burkina Faso

OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - A roadside bomb in northern Burkina Faso on Thursday killed three soldiers and wounded two, the military said.

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Nigeria's freed Chibok girls to return home 'fully recovered'

ABUJA (Reuters) - More than 100 girls who were kidnapped by Boko Haram militants in the Nigerian town of Chibok in 2014 are ready to return to normal life after being released and receiving psychological and medical treatment, the government said on Friday.

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Syrian army encircles Islamic State in central Syria advance

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syria's army and its allies have encircled an Islamic State (IS) pocket in central Syria after a series of advances in the desert region, state media, a Hezbollah military media unit and a war monitor said on Friday.

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AT&T considers sale of home security business: sources

(Reuters) - AT&T Inc is exploring options for its Digital Life home security business, including selling it, as it seeks to pay down debt following its planned $85.4 billion acquisition of Time Warner Inc , people familiar with the matter said.

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UK publisher pulls scholarly articles from China website at Beijing's request

SHANGHAI/LONDON (Reuters) - Cambridge University Press, one of Britain's most respected academic publishers, has blocked online access in China to hundreds of scholarly articles and book reviews on Chinese affairs after coming under pressure from Beijing.

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Devolution gives Kenyans a taste of power as they vote governors out

NAIROBI (Reuters) - As disputes raged over the presidential results from Kenya's election last week, a little-noticed democratic revolution blossomed in the layer of government directly underneath.

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Erdogan tells Turks in Germany to vote against Merkel

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Friday said German Chancellor Angela Merkel was an enemy of Turkey and called on Turks in Germany to vote against her and other major parties in next month's elections.

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Lourenço, the quiet man leading Angola’s 38-year changing of guard

MALANJE, Angola (Reuters) - On a hot morning in August, João Lourenço, a man more used to army barracks and the closed doors of party politics, rose awkwardly to address thousands of rural supporters.

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Syrian city's rebel districts still in ruins years after Assad victory

HOMS, Syria (Reuters) - President Bashar al-Assad's victory in Homs is still evident in the rubble of Baba Amr, a former symbol of the rebellion where five years later only a handful of people live among ruins.

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Grenade attacks on bars in Burundi capital kill 3, wound 27

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Grenade attacks on two bars killed at least three people and wounded 27 others in the Burundian capital of Bujumbura, police and hospital sources said on Friday.

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Assad advisor says Syria war nearing its end

BEIRUT (Reuters) - An advisor to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has said the six-year war is nearly over as foreign states cut backing for rebels, and vowed the government would confront any "illegitimate" forces, whether Turkish or American.

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Brazilian police extend Car Wash graft probe

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazilian police on Friday announced two new phases of their Car Wash anti-corruption probe into alleged graft, misappropriation of public funds and money laundering through the hiring of large companies by Petroleo Brasileiro.

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South Africa to grant Grace Mugabe diplomatic immunity: government source

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa is planning to grant diplomatic immunity to Zimbabwe first lady Grace Mugabe, allowing her to return to Harare and avoid prosecution for the alleged assault of a 20-year-old model, a government source said on Friday.

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Afghan governor accused of assault, adding woes for Ghani

MAZAR-I-SHARIF, Afghanistan (Reuters) - A powerful Afghan governor is facing accusations he detained and assaulted a political rival in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif this week, the second senior Afghan official to be accused of violence in a year.

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Suspected al Shabaab attackers kill three in Kenya's Lamu: official

MOMBASA, Kenya (Reuters) - Suspected members of Somalia's al Shabaab Islamist group beheaded at least three men overnight in an attack on a Kenyan village, authorities said on Friday, a month after nine were killed in a similar way nearby.

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Australia's citizenship crisis spreads, key Senator under a cloud

CANBERRA/SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's widening citizenship crisis entangled a seventh politician on Friday, a key independent senator whose support is critical for Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to pass legislation through a hostile Senate.

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South African court denies Gordhan protection in Gupta, bank dispute

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A South African court denied on Friday an application by former finance minister Pravin Gordhan for an order that would block the ministry from any involvement in a dispute between banks and the Gupta family, businessmen accused of influence peddling.

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Six South Korean soldiers hurt, seventh dies in training session, army official says

SEOUL (Reuters) - An explosion during an artillery exercise on Friday injured six South Korean soldiers and killed a seventh, a South Korean army official told Reuters.

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Stolen samurai-wielding swordsman targets Taiwan Presidential Office

TAIPEI (Reuters) - A man wielding a stolen samurai sword tried to break into Taiwan's presidential palace on Friday and wounded a military policeman who stopped him, the Presidential Office said.

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Top U.S. general reaffirms commitment to Japan amid North Korea tensions

TOKYO (Reuters) - The top U.S. general repeated Washington's "ironclad commitment" to the security of its close Asian ally, Japan, on Friday amid regional tensions over North Korea, telling his counterpart in Tokyo that "an attack on one is an attack on both of us".

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Hong Kong legal chief denies political motive in jailing democrats as criticism mounts

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong's legal chief denied any "political motive" in seeking jail for three young pro-democracy activists on Friday, responding to a Reuters report that he had overruled other legal officials who had initially advised against pursuing the case.

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UPDATE 2-China's new home price growth cools in July - statistics bureau

* Property curbs may persist longer term - developer (Adds analyst quotes, detail)

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China's top party school urges cadres to learn from Xi's teenage travails

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's top training school for Communist Party cadres has published a book on the experiences of President Xi Jinping during the Cultural Revolution, exhorting party members to learn from the events that drove his "unshaken pursuit of ideals".

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Jailed former Mexican governor starts hunger strike over 'witch hunt'

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Former Mexican governor Javier Duarte, in jail awaiting trial on graft charges, has embarked on a hunger strike to protest the "witch hunt" against him, according to a letter he wrote that was published by local TV on Thursday.

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Fire put out at major PetroChina refinery in Dalian

BEIJING (Reuters) - A fire that broke out on Thursday at state oil major PetroChina's plant in northeastern China, one of the country's largest refineries, has been put out with no reported casualties, state media reported.

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At least 80 dead after escalation in Philippines war on drugs

MANILA (Reuters) - Police killed at least 13 people in Manila on the third night of an escalation in President Rodrigo Duterte's ruthless war on drugs and crime, taking the toll for one of the bloodiest weeks so far to 80, Reuters witnesses and media reported on Friday.

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Magnitude 6.7 quake strikes north of Ascension Island: USGS

(Reuters) - An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.7 struck on Friday in the South Atlantic Ocean about 790 km (490 miles) north of Ascension Island, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

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'Guardian angel' need for advisers in Afghanistan drives call for more troops

KABUL (Reuters) - Navigating a chaotic maze of cars and people, the convoy of British army armored vehicles weaves slowly through Kabul. The job of about a dozen soldiers is to protect just two international advisers on their way to meet Afghan soldiers.

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Bannon’s Dovish Side Emerges as He Contradicts Trump on North Korea

President Trump’s chief strategist has antagonized administration officials by espousing his rejection of a foreign policy that emphasizes American leadership abroad.

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El Salvador scraps controversial law allowing pregnant minors to wed

SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) - El Salvador lawmakers on Thursday unanimously voted to abolish a controversial, 23-year-old law that allowed men to marry underage girls they had impregnated, a practice that critics charged protected sexual assailants from criminal prosecution.

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East Libyan forces say have arrested commander sought by ICC

BENGAHZI, Libya (Reuters) - Security forces in eastern Libya said on Thursday they had arrested the commander of an elite forces unit who is sought by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for allegedly executing dozens of prisoners.

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Exclusive: Lee Kuan Yew's grandson left Singapore because friends feared he would be detained

CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts (Reuters) - A grandson of Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore’s late founding father and ruler for more than three decades, said he left the city state in July after friends expressed concerns he might be detained by the authorities in a contempt of court case.

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Peru minister warns of new drug hotspot at border with Brazil, Colombia

LIMA (Reuters) - A new cocaine-producing hotspot is taking root in Peru near its border with Colombia and Brazil, and local authorities worry that dissident FARC guerillas may join forces with drug traffickers there, Peru's defense minister said Thursday.

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Saudi Arabia installing cranes at Yemen ports to boost aid delivery

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia said on Thursday it was installing four cranes at three ports in Yemen to help boost humanitarian aid deliveries and was ready to assist with installing cranes at the key port of Hodeidah once it was under control of a neutral party.

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U.S. soldier killed in Afghan blast, 20 U.S., Afghan troops wounded

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (Reuters) - One U.S. soldier was killed and around 20 U.S. and Afghan troops were wounded during a push against Islamic State fighters in Afghanistan, officials said on Thursday, as Washington wrestled with a months-long debate about the 16-year-old war.

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Hundreds of mudslide victims buried in Sierra Leone, search for hundreds missing goes on

FREETOWN, Aug 17 (Reuters) - Burials began on Thursday for 300 people killed in Sierra Leone's mudslide while the search for hundreds of others missing..

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Family farm is heaven on earth for dying dogs

Michele Allen has had many dogs over the years. But a 13-pound shelter dog with heart problems and bad teeth changed her life forever.

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U.N. Security Council members urge new probe into killings of monitors

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Several members of the U.N. Security Council called on U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Thursday to establish an international investigation into the murders of two U.N. investigators in Democratic Republic of Congo earlier this year.

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South African borders on 'red alert' to stop Grace Mugabe fleeing

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African police have put a "red alert" on the country's borders to prevent any attempted flight by Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe, who is accused of assaulting a model in a Johannesburg hotel with an electric cable.

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Saudi coalition to blame for half of Yemen child casualties: draft U.N. report

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - A Saudi Arabia-led military coalition was responsible for an "unacceptably high" 51 percent of child deaths and injuries in Yemen last year, according to a draft United Nations report seen by Reuters on Thursday.

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N.Korea posters boast U.S. in 'strike range' of missiles

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea released propaganda posters on Thursday boasting that the U.S. mainland "is within our strike range!" and condemning United Nations sanctions over its recent missile tests.

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Van crashes into crowds in Barcelona, media say two killed

BARCELONA (Reuters) - A van crashed into dozens of people in the center of Barcelona on Thursday and Spanish media said at least two people were killed.

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Kenya police watchdog says investigating at least 28 election-related deaths

NAIROBI (Reuters) - A Kenya police monitor has begun investigating at least 28 deaths following last week's disputed elections, and investigators have already attended the autopsies of a young girl and a baby allegedly killed by the police, officials said on Thursday.

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Sanctions on Kashmiri militant group unjustified: Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan's Foreign Ministry on Thursday said Islamabad was disappointed over what it termed the unjustified imposition of sanctions by the United States on Kashmiri militant group Hizbul Mujahideen.

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Asylum seekers to Canada from U.S. tripled in July: Canadian government

TORONTO (Reuters) - The number of asylum seekers who illegally crossed the U.S. border into Canada more than tripled last month, according to Canadian government data released on Thursday, as migrants fled in fear of U.S. President Donald Trump's immigration crackdown.

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Northern Ireland court rules gay marriage ban doesn't violate rights

BELFAST (Reuters) - Northern Ireland's refusal to recognize same-sex marriage does not violate the rights of couples affected, the Belfast High Court ruled on Thursday, in a blow to campaigners in the only part of the United Kingdom that bans gay marriage.

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Photos of Peaceful Charlottesville Vigil: ‘Our Home, Not Their Home’

Marchers — many of them college students — sang hymns, gospel songs and other anthems of belonging at a gathering that was largely organized by word of mouth.

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Congo Republic PM, cabinet resign amid economic woes

BRAZZAVILLE (Reuters) - Congo Republican Prime Minister Clement Mouamba and his cabinet have resigned, Mouamba said in a statement on Thursday, days after President Denis Sassou Nguesso said he was seeking a new government to deal with the country's economic woes.

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Chinese bike-sharing startup Ofo enters North American market

SINGAPORE, Aug 17 (Reuters) - Chinese bike-sharing startup Ofo has launched its services in Seattle, its first North American city, as part of efforts to expand internationally.

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Brother of suspect in UK model kidnap plot denies involvement: lawyer

LONDON (Reuters) - A man accused of being part of a plot to kidnap a British model in Italy denied any involvement in the alleged scheme, his lawyer told a London court on Thursday.

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Exclusive: Taking aim at China, India tightens power grid, telecoms rules

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India is tightening the rules for businesses entering its power transmission sector and making stringent checks on both power and telecoms equipment for malware - moves that government and industry officials say aim to check China's advance into sensitive sectors.

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U.N. hopes for Syria peace talks in October/November

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations hopes for "serious negotiation" between the government and a still-to-be-formed unified Syrian opposition in October or November, the U.N. Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura said on Thursday.

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Reformed ex-militants in Indonesia mark Independence Day

TENGGULUN, Indonesia (Reuters) - Fifteen years since they were members of a radical Islamist group that killed 202 people on Indonesia's tourist island of Bali, Ali Fauzi and Sumarno are building peace instead of bombs.

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Macron adds Greece to Europe-focused agenda after summer break

PARIS (Reuters) - President Emmanuel Macron will visit Greece from Sept. 7-8, a source in the Elysee Palace said, as he seeks to build momentum behind a drive to deepen European integration.

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Turkey to boost military cooperation with Iran after army chief's visit

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey and Iran have agreed to boost military cooperation after talks in Ankara this week between the Iranian armed forces chief of staff and Turkish leaders, President Tayyip Erdogan's spokesman said on Thursday.

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Pakistan's Malala 'excited' after winning place at Oxford University

BIRMINGHAM, England (Reuters) - Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai, the youngest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize when she was 17, said on Thursday she was "excited" after winning a place to study at Oxford University.

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China military criticizes 'wrong' U.S. moves on Taiwan, S.China Sea

BEIJING (Reuters) - The "wrong" actions of the United States on Taiwan, its South China Sea patrols and deployment of an advanced anti-missile system in South Korea have had a large, negative influence on military trust, a senior Chinese officer said on Thursday.

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Iranian opposition leader hospitalized after hunger strike: report

ANKARA (Reuters) - Mehdi Karroubi, an elderly Iranian opposition leader under house arrest since 2011, was hospitalized on Thursday after starting a hunger strike to support his demand for a public trial, his official website reported.

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Queen Elizabeth sends condolences to victims of Sierra Leone mudslide

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Queen Elizabeth sent her deepest sympathies to hundreds of victims of a mudslide in Sierra Leone that swept away homes on the edge of country's capital city in one of Africa's worst flood disasters in living memory.

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Hong Kong democracy leader defiant as three jailed for months

HONG KONG (Reuters) - An appeals court jailed three leaders of Hong Kong's democracy movement for six to eight months on Thursday, dealing a blow to the Chinese-ruled city's youth-led push for universal suffrage and prompting accusations of political interference.

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War crimes court holds Islamist liable for $3.2 million in damages to Timbuktu shrines

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Judges at the International Criminal Court ruled on Thursday that a former Islamist rebel who was jailed for wrecking holy sites in Timbuktu was liable for damages of 2.7 million euros ($3.2 million).

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Turkey criticizes Merkel, says Germany can't dictate EU policy

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey's EU minister said on Thursday that German Chancellor Angela Merkel's comments about halting the expansion of a customs union between Ankara and the European Union harmed the credibility of the bloc.

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U.S. says joint South Korea war games not on the negotiating table

BEIJING/SEOUL (Reuters) - The United States and South Korea will go ahead with joint military drills next week, the top U.S. military official said on Thursday, resisting pressure from North Korea and its ally China to halt the contentious exercises.

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Britain confident of moving to second phase in Brexit talks by October

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is confident it will make "sufficient progress" in negotiations with the European Union by October to move to the next phase of the talks, its Brexit department said on Thursday.

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Suspected Thai militants turn stolen cars into bombs: police

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Suspected militants raided a car dealership in southern Thailand and turned two of the cars into bombs, police said on Thursday, adding that a "new generation" of Muslim separatists was operating in the insurgency-plagued region.

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What will Kim do next? Sixth nuclear test seen critical for North Korea

SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea says it has developed intercontinental missiles capable of targeting any place in the United States.

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Tiny futuristic homes

Why aren't more of us choosing to holiday in plastic cabins?

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Uganda struggles to cope as one million South Sudanese refugees pour in

BUSIA, Uganda (Reuters) - The number of South Sudanese refugees in Uganda hit one million on Thursday, the United Nations said, as hundreds of desperate families pour across the border every day seeking a haven from the civil war.

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Philippine police say 25 criminals killed overnight, 14 in anti-drugs ops

MANILA (Reuters) - Twenty-five criminals were killed overnight in the Philippine capital Manila, police said on Thursday, including 14 in anti-drug operations in a second night of heavy bloodshed this week as a fierce war on drugs intensifies.

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Cambodia arrests nearly 400 Chinese and Taiwanese nationals over telecom fraud

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Authorities in Cambodia have arrested nearly 400 Chinese and Taiwanese nationals this month on suspicion of operating a telecoms scam to defraud victims in China, police said on Thursday.

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South Korea's Moon says North Korean nuclear-tipped ICBM is a 'red line'

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea would be "crossing a red line" if it put a nuclear warhead on an intercontinental ballistic missile, South Korea's president said on Thursday, but the United States had promised to seek Seoul's approval before taking any military action.

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Ticket to rot for fruit stranded without flights in Afghanistan

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Afghanistan's plans to fly shipments from southern fruit growers to India have gone awry, leaving tons of grapes and melons to rot as officials scramble to add flights, while trading blame for the delays.

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South Korea Says Trump Will Seek Its Consent for Any Strike on North

Assuring his people “there will be no war,” President Moon Jae-in said that the United States had promised to consult with South Korea before acting.

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Thousands of Mexicans march to scrap NAFTA, as government fights to save it

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - While Mexican government negotiators fought tooth and nail to save the North American Free Trade Agreement during talks in Washington, thousands of Mexican farmers and workers took to the streets on Wednesday demanding the deal be scrapped.

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South Korea's Moon says U.S. to seek Seoul's approval before any action on North Korea

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Thursday U.S. President Donald Trump has promised to seek Seoul's approval before pursuing any option against nuclear-armed North Korea.

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Hong Kong democrat charged with 'misleading' police over abduction claim

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong police have charged a democracy activist with misleading police after claiming he had been abducted and assaulted by mainland Chinese agents.

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North Korea gives US a clear choice

US President Donald Trump implied in one of his latest tweets that he forced North Korea to back down over its threat to Guam. It's a dangerous misperception that could cause the crisis to escalate and Trump to miss what could be the best chance he will have to halt the tests of missiles that can now threaten the American homeland.

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Asia shares up on North Korea reprieve, dollar back in doldrums

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Asian stocks edged up on Thursday as tensions between the U.S. and North Korea came off the boil, while worries about President Donald Trump's ability to implement his pro-growth agenda and the Federal Reserve's concerns about low U.S. inflation hit the dollar.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia shares up on North Korea reprieve, dollar back in doldrums

* Dollar drops after Fed minutes, Trump disbands advisory councils

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UPDATE 1-Australia's Wesfarmers posts record annual profit on coal, home improvement

* Coal, hardware, department stores grow; supermarkets down (Adds shares, earnings breakdown, company comment)

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Two killed on Gaza-Egypt border in confrontation between Hamas and rival Islamist militants

GAZA (Reuters) - A Hamas security man and a member of a rival Islamist militant group were killed on Thursday in a confrontation in the Gaza Strip near the Palestinian enclave's border with Egypt, security sources said.

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Australia's Wesfarmers posts record annual profit on coal, home improvement

Aug 17 (Reuters) - Australian retail-to-mining conglomerate Wesfarmers Ltd on Thursday posted a record annual profit but just missed analyst forecasts, boosted by the coal and home improvement units although supermarket sales were flat.

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Saudi Arabia to open Salwa border point to Qatari pilgrims for haj: SPA

CAIRO (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia said on Wednesday it would welcome Qatari pilgrims to Saudi Arabia to perform the haj this season, amidst a feud that has triggered tensions between the two nations since June.

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Police believe thieves steal Venezuela zoo animals to eat them

MARACAIBO, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuela authorities are investigating the theft of animals from a zoo in western state of Zulia that were likely snatched to be eaten, a further sign of hunger in a country struggling with chronic food shortages.

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Venezuela's Socialist-run 'truth commission' to investigate opposition

CARACAS (Reuters) - Opposition candidates running in Venezuela's October gubernatorial elections will be investigated to make sure none were involved in violent political protests this year, the head of a new pro-government truth commission said on Wednesday.

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Thirty-seven inmates killed in government raid on Venezuelan prison

PUERTO ORDAZ, Venezuela (Reuters) - Thirty-seven inmates were killed during an overnight raid by government security forces on a prison in Venezuela's southern jungle state of Amazonas, the governor said on Wednesday.

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At least seven dead in suspected gang attack at Guatemala hospital

GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - At least seven people were killed and 12 others injured on Wednesday after suspected gang members attacked a hospital in the capital in a bid to free a jailed associate who went there under police supervision for a checkup, officials said.

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U.S. service member killed in Afghanistan: military

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. service member was killed in eastern Afghanistan during an operation with Afghan forces against Islamic State, the U.S. military said on Wednesday.

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U.N. inquiry finds Congolese militia likely killed U.N. monitors

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - A United Nations inquiry found that two U.N. investigators were murdered by a group of Congolese, likely militia members from central Democratic Republic of Congo, but an absence of evidence "does not preclude the possibility that others are involved."

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Iraq seeks international help to investigate Islamic State crimes

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Iraq asked for international help on Wednesday to collect and preserve evidence of crimes by Islamic State militants and said it is working with Britain to draft a United Nations Security Council resolution to establish the investigation.

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Israel says will revoke press credentials of Al Jazeera reporter

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel intends to cancel an Al Jazeera journalist's press accreditation on the grounds that he is biased toward the Palestinians, the director of the government press office said on Wednesday.

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Disarmament experts urge Europe to help halt 'Cold War 2.0': German minister

BERLIN (Reuters) - Disarmament experts have urged Europe to be vocal in helping to halt what they regard as a new Cold War in which global powers have embarked on a new conventional and nuclear arms race, Germany's foreign minister said on Wednesday.

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U.N. chief: Venezuela gov't, opposition talks needed to solve crisis

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Wednesday that Venezuela's government and opposition needed to talk and compromise to solve the country's political crisis.

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South African police confirm Grace Mugabe remains in the country

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African police confirmed on Wednesday that Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe remained in the country and had applied for diplomatic immunity after being accused of assaulting a 20-year-old model in an upmarket Johannesburg hotel.

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Marlon Wayans' new TV show hits close to home

Marlon Wayans doesn't wait for acting opportunities -- he creates them.

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Kenyan opposition leader will go to Supreme Court over disputed election

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga said on Wednesday he would challenge last week's presidential election result in court, calming fears that further street protests by his supporters might lead to widespread violence.

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WRAPUP 2-U.S. housing starts fall as multi-family construction slumps

WASHINGTON, Aug 16 (Reuters) - U.S. homebuilding unexpectedly fell in July as the construction of multi-family houses tumbled to a 10-month low, but strong job growth is expected to continue to support the housing market recovery.

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Over 300 migrants rescued off Spanish coast

MADRID (Reuters) - Over 300 migrants were rescued in seven dinghies off Spain's southern coast after attempting to cross the sea from Morocco, the Spanish maritime rescue service said on Wednesday.

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Trump to discuss Afghan strategy with security team on Friday

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence will meet with their national security team on Friday at Camp David to discuss U.S. strategy in South Asia, a White House spokeswoman said on Wednesday.

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New life amid the ruins of Mosul's maternity hospital

MOSUL (Reuters) - As yet unnamed twin babies lie in an incubator in a run-down room in Mosul’s main maternity hospital. Less than two weeks old, they are two of seven newborns crammed into a makeshift premature baby ward.

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Iran's military chief in rare visit to Turkey for Syria talks

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish and Iranian military leaders held talks on Wednesday over cooperation in the Syrian conflict and counter-terrorism, officials said, during a rare visit to NATO-member Turkey by the Islamic Republic's military chief of staff.

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U.S. sanctions Kashmiri militant group Hizbul Mujahideen

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Wednesday said it had sanctioned Hizbul Mujahideen, the largest of the anti-Indian Kashmiri militant groups engaged in conflict in the divided Himalayan territory between Pakistan and India.

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UK police arrest man over model kidnapped in Italy

LONDON (Reuters) - British police said on Wednesday they had arrested the brother of a man suspected of abducting a British model in Milan and threatening to auction her online unless a ransom was paid.

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With a wary eye on Iran, Saudi and Iraqi leaders draw closer

BAGHDAD/DUBAI (Reuters) - It was an unusual meeting: an Iraqi Shi'ite Muslim cleric openly hostile to the United States sat in a palace sipping juice at the invitation of the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, the Sunni kingdom that is Washington's main ally in the Middle East.

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Arab fighters struggle to assert role in Raqqa assault

RAQQA, Syria (Reuters) - The inexperienced fighters in an Arab group battling to take Raqqa back from Islamic State are playing a secondary role to hardened Kurdish militia in the campaign for their home city.

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UPDATE 1-Foreign investment in Canadian securities falls in June

OTTAWA, Aug 16 (Reuters) - Foreign investors reduced their holdings of Canadian securities in June, the first monthly divestment since July 2015, driven by sales of Canadian government bonds, data from Statistics Canada showed on Wednesday.

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Looming War Games Alarm North Korea, but May Be a Bargaining Chip

Joint military exercises between the United States and South Korea, which are set to begin Monday, could provide an opening for efforts to reduce tensions over the North’s nuclear program.

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German court rules Chile sect doctor should be jailed

BERLIN (Reuters) - A German court has ruled that a doctor who was part of a secretive sect set up by an ex-Nazi from Germany in a remote part of Chile should go to prison for aiding and abetting the sexual abuse that took place.

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China’s Crackdown on North Korea Over U.N. Sanctions Starts to Pinch

A ban on North Korean seafood exports began to be felt this week, curtailing an easy source of cash for the North Korean government but angering Chinese wholesalers.

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China urges India to protect peace after border altercation

BEIJING (Reuters) - China on Wednesday urged India to protect the peace and stability of their border after Indian sources said soldiers of the two Asian giants were involved in an altercation in the western Himalayas.

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EU urges Kenyan election commission to post all results online

NAIROBI (Reuters) - European Union observers in Kenya have called on the election commission to publish all remaining forms showing vote tallies on its website to ensure the transparency and accuracy of the process.

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UK's biggest warship HMS Queen Elizabeth sails into home port for first time

Portsmouth (Reuters) - Britain's most advanced and biggest warship, the 65,000-tonne aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth, berthed for the first time at its home port of Portsmouth on Tuesday.

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U.S.-Japan conduct air drills as North Korea watches next move by "Yankees"

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese jets conducted air manoeuvres with U.S. bombers southwest of the Korean peninsula on Wednesday as North Korea considered whether to fire missiles towards the U.S.-administered territory of Guam.

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Moscow hopes Iran won't quit nuclear deal

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday he hoped that Iran would not quit the agreement Iran reached in 2015 with world powers to curb Tehran's nuclear work in return for the lifting of most sanctions.

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Philippine police kills 32 in drugs war's bloodiest day

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine police killed 32 people in dozens of anti-drug operations in a province north of the capital, Manila, in the single deadliest day of President Rodrigo Duterte's unrelenting war on drugs.

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Turkey says Kurdish Iraq's referendum could worsen situation, lead to civil war

ANKARA (Reuters) - A planned independence referendum in Kurdish northern Iraq could make the situation in the region worse and even lead to a civil war, Turkey's foreign minister warned on Wednesday.

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U.S.-Japan conduct air drills as North Korea watches "Yankees'" next move

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese jets conducted air maneuvers with U.S. bombers southwest of the Korean peninsula on Wednesday as North Korea considered whether to fire missiles towards the U.S.-administered territory of Guam.

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Turkey says Russia understands Turkish stance on Kurdish YPG militia

ANKARA (Reuters) - Russia understands Turkey's stance on the Kurdish YPG militia better than the United States, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Wednesday.

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Turkey asks Germany to extradite coup suspect: foreign minister

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey has asked Germany to extradite a theology lecturer suspected of playing a major role in last year's failed coup, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Wednesday.

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Afghan police discover mass graves after village attack

MAZAR-I-SHARIF, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Afghan police have discovered mass grave containing the bodies of at least 36 victims of a recent militant attack on a village, officials said on Wednesday.

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U.S. WW2 veteran returns flag to family of fallen Japanese soldier

TOKYO (Reuters) - When U.S. Marine Marvin Strombo found a Japanese flag on the body of an enemy soldier during World War Two, he took and promised to one day return it to the family of his fallen foe.

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Northern China air quality worsens in January-July: ministry

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Air quality worsened in China's northern region of Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei in the first seven months of this year, piling pressure on authorities to crack down on firms in their efforts to meet politically crucial 2017 pollution targets.

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Australia accuses NZ opposition of dirty tricks over citizenship fuss

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The Australian government accused a New Zealand opposition party on Wednesday of conniving to bring it down by revealing that Australia's deputy prime minister is a New Zealand citizen, and thus ineligible to sit in parliament.

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Russian Railways keeps plans to order additional trains from Siemens: Russian agencies

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Railways on Wednesday said it was keeping plans to order additional trains from Siemens despite a row between Russia and the German firm over sanctions violations, Russian news agencies reported.

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Philippine lawmakers reject leftist cabinet minister in latest cabinet exit

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine lawmakers rejected the appointment of the social welfare minister on Wednesday after more than a year in office, marking the fourth exit from President Rodrigo Duterte's cabinet this year.

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Kenyan police raid offices of pro-democracy organization

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenyan police and tax authorities on Wednesday raided the office of a pro-democracy organization that had raised questions over preparations for last week's disputed elections.

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Russian ex-economy minister Ulyukayev says charges against him 'fabricated'

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's former economy minister Alexei Ulyukayev said in court on Wednesday that the charges in the bribery case against him were fabricated and accused Igor Sechin, the chief executive of oil giant Rosneft, and the FSB security service of carrying out a "provocation."

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UK could continue EU peace funding for Northern Ireland after Brexit, May says

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Britain will consider replacing some European Union funding for peace projects in Northern Ireland after it leaves the bloc in 2019, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday.

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Indonesian president calls to safeguard pluralism from extremist threat

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's president said on Wednesday that the world's most populous Muslim-majority country needed to pull together to meet the threat of extremism and safeguard a constitution that enshrines religious freedom and diversity.

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Venezuelan protesting violinist released by authorities

CARACAS (Reuters) - A young violin player who became a symbol of anti-government protests in Venezuela was released on Tuesday after three weeks in detention, according to the country's chief prosecutor.

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Taiwan suffers massive power cut, affecting millions of households

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan suffered a massive power blackout on Tuesday evening that hit businesses and residential homes, affecting close to seven million households on the heavily industrialized island amid sweltering heat.

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Mexican judge orders investigation of inquiries into extrajudicial killings

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A Mexican judge has ordered the country's attorney general to investigate possible negligence in inquiries conducted into extrajudicial executions allegedly committed by the military in 2014, according to a decision announced on Tuesday.

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Dollar revived by upbeat U.S. data, North Korea respite

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The dollar hoarded hefty gains on Wednesday after strong U.S. retail data put a Federal Reserve rate hike back on the agenda, while Asia stocks inched ahead as tensions over North Korea simmered down little.

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Two killed in explosion at fireworks factory outside Mexico City

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Two people were killed in an explosion at a large fireworks factory on the outskirts of Mexico City on Tuesday evening, officials said.

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Britain seeks Brexit without borders for Northern Ireland

LONDON (Reuters) - There should be no border posts between Ireland and the British province of Northern Ireland after Brexit, Britain said in an early attempt to resolve one of the most complex aspects of its European Union exit.

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Tillerson raps some U.S. allies for religious freedom violations, slams IS

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. allies including Saudi Arabia and Bahrain did not uphold principles of religious freedom in 2016, while Islamic State has carried out "genocide" against religious minorities, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Tuesday.

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Donald Trump, Charlottesville, North Korea: Your Tuesday Evening Briefing

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

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Colombia's FARC rebels turned in more than 8,000 weapons: U.N.

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia's Marxist FARC rebel group handed in more than 8,000 weapons and nearly 1.3 million pieces of ammunition as it demobilized after a peace deal with the government, the United Nations said.

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BRIEF-GG North America Investments Limited Partnership announces acquisition of 5,000,000 units of Terra Firma Capital Corporation

* GG North America Investments Limited Partnership announces acquisition of 5,000,000 units of Terra Firma Capital Corporation

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Jordan holds local elections in step to devolve powers

AMMAN (Reuters) - Jordan held local elections on Tuesday in a move officials say will help devolve some powers to larger cities and underdeveloped rural regions but which critics say falls short of promised wider political reform.

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Hurricane Gert strengthens, moving faster toward north-northeast: NHC

(Reuters) - Gert, the second hurricane of the 2017 Atlantic season, became a little stronger and was moving faster toward the north-northeast, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Tuesday.

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U.S. envoy says Iran cannot 'hold world hostage' with nuclear deal

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Tuesday Iran must be held responsible for "its missile launches, support for terrorism, disregard for human rights, and violations of U.N. Security Council resolutions."

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Iran building long-range rocket factory in Syria: Israeli TV

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - An Israeli television report said on Tuesday that Iran is building a facility in northwest Syria to manufacture long-range rockets, and showed satellite images it said were of the site under construction.

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India, China soldiers involved in border altercation: Indian sources

NEW DELHI/SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) - Indian and Chinese soldiers were involved in an altercation in the western Himalayas on Tuesday, Indian sources said, further raising tensions between the two countries which are already locked in a two-month standoff in another part of the disputed border.

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Suicide bombers kill 27, wound 83 in northeast Nigeria

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - A woman suicide bomber blew herself up and killed 27 others at a market in northeast Nigeria on Tuesday, two local officials said, in an attack bearing the hallmark of Boko Haram militants.

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Spanish migrant rescue ship threatened by Libyan coastguard: witness

ABOARD THE GOLFO AZZURRO, Mediterranean (Reuters) - The Libyan coastguard intercepted a humanitarian rescue ship in the Mediterranean on Tuesday, ordering it to sail to Tripoli or risk being targeted, a Reuters photographer aboard said.

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German minister eyes quotas for female executives unless firms step up

BERLIN (Reuters) - A government minister on Tuesday blasted German companies for failing to add more women to their management boards, suggesting the government could impose quotas unless firms acted to boost the current rate of 6 percent.

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Pence speaks of 'peaceable' Venezuelan solution

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said in Buenos Aires on Tuesday he was confident about reaching a "peaceable" solution for Venezuela through economic and diplomatic pressure on the country's president, Nicolas Maduro.

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Canada PM Trudeau eyeing Mexico trip in October amid NAFTA talks

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is considering a trip to Mexico in October to meet with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, his office said on Tuesday.

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BRIEF-Sentient iv acquires securities of North American Nickel Inc.

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UPDATE 1-Canadian miner Crystallex takes aim at Citgo in Venezuela dispute: documents

CARACAS, Aug 15 (Reuters) - Canadian miner Crystallex is seeking to seize shares in a subsidiary of Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA that owns U.S. refiner Citgo as part of a dispute over the 2008 state takeover of the Las Cristinas gold mine, according to court filings.

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Slovakia's future is with core EU, not eurosceptic eastern nations: PM

BRATISLAVA (Reuters) - Slovakia should be part of a deeply integrated 'core' European Union driven by Germany and France, its prime minister said on Tuesday, backtracking from previous eurosceptic positions and distancing himself from some other east European states.

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Merkel rival Schulz attacks her 'zig zag' German car policy

BERLIN (Reuters) - Angela Merkel's main challenger in next month's German election criticized the chancellor's approach to carmakers on Tuesday and called for them to pay for the widening emissions scandal.

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China tells US and North Korea to cool it

China urged the US and North Korea to urgently "put the brakes" on provocative actions and words on Tuesday after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un appeared to back away from a threat to fire missiles toward the US Pacific territory of Guam.

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Baby girl 'teargassed, beaten by Kenyan police' dies: doctor

KISUMU, Kenya (Reuters) - A six-month-old girl has died in Kenya, her doctor told Reuters on Tuesday, after her parents said she was teargassed and clubbed by police in a security crackdown after last week's disputed election.

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Man who drove into French pizzeria shows signs of acute paranoia: prosecutor

PARIS (Reuters) - The man who deliberately drove his car into diners at a pizzeria outside Paris told investigators he had a long history of medical drug abuse and wanted to be sent to prison for safety, a French prosecutor said on Tuesday.

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Afghan Taliban warns Trump against sending in more troops

KABUL (Reuters) - The Taliban told U.S. President Donald Trump in an open letter on Tuesday that the military situation in Afghanistan was "far worse than you realize", and sending in more troops would be self-destructive.

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Algerian presidency brings Ahmed Ouyahia back as prime minister

ALGIERS (Reuters) - Algeria's presidency has named Ahmed Ouyahia as prime minister, replacing Abdelmadjid Tebboune after just three months in the job, the president's office said on Tuesday.

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Italy minister sees light at the end of the tunnel on migrant flows

MILAN (Reuters) - Italy's interior minister said on Tuesday he saw light at the end of the tunnel for curbing migrant flows from Libya after a slowdown in arrivals across the Mediterranean in recent months.

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Iranian court freezes assets of more than 150 BBC staff

DUBAI (Reuters) - More than 150 Iranian current and former BBC staff and contributors have been barred from major financial transactions in Iran, an Iranian court order seen by Reuters showed, in a fresh step against foreign media seen as hostile to Tehran.

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Uzbekistan removing lots of people from security blacklist: sources

TASHKENT (Reuters) - Uzbek authorities are removing large numbers of people from its blacklist of potential militants and political dissidents, state officials and media said, in a move likely to raise hopes for a more liberal climate in the ultra-secretive ex-Soviet republic.

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Libya army commander arrest sought by ICC for alleged executions

THE HAGUE (Reuters) - Judges at the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Tuesday issued an arrest warrant for a Libyan National Army (LNA)commander accused over the alleged execution of dozens of prisoners.

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In Iran, Islamic State seeks to fan militancy among minorities

LONDON/DUBAI (Reuters) - Islamic State is seeking to radicalize disaffected ethnic minorities in majority Shi'ite Iran to encourage attacks intended to avenge Tehran's offensive against the group across the Middle East.

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Macron tells Erdogan he wants detained journalist back in France

PARIS (Reuters) - President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday expressed his concerns over a French journalism student detained in Turkey in a telephone call with Turkish leader Tayyip Erdogan, the Elysee Palace said.

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South Korea’s Leader Bluntly Warns U.S. Against Striking North

President Moon Jae-in said Tuesday that unilateral military action over Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons program would be intolerable.

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Rebels says they shoot down Syrian military jet in south

AMMAN (Reuters) - Western-backed Syrian rebels said they had shot down a Syrian military jet on Tuesday in a desert area in southern Syria near the border with Jordan, where the army had recently advanced and seized border posts.

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US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St opens higher as North Korea tensions ease

Aug 15 (Reuters) - Wall Street opened slightly higher on Tuesday on improving risk appetite as fears of conflict between North Korea and the United States receded.

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Kenyan government attempts to close down two rights groups

NAIROBI (Reuters) - The Kenyan government is trying to shut down a rights group and a pro-democracy organization who raised queries over last week's disputed presidential election, officials said on Tuesday, provoking international condemnation of the attempted closures.

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BRIEF-Apple files for potential offering of Canadian dollar notes due 2024 size undisclosed - SEC Filing‍​

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