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James takes another shot at Trump during Washington visit

(Reuters) - LeBron James used a visit to Washington on Sunday to express his continued displeasure at Donald Trump, without once mentioning the United States president by name.

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Mexican human rights group mulls legal action against security law

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's National Human Rights Commission (CNDH) may take legal action against a bill that would enshrine into law the use of the army in the country's long war against drug cartels, saying it could ask that the measure be ruled unconstitutional.

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North Korea threat on agenda when South Korean foreign minister visits Japan

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's foreign minister will visit Japan this week to meet her Japanese counterpart, the foreign ministry said on Sunday, with Seoul and Tokyo seeking to boost cooperation over the handling of North Korea's nuclear and missile programs.

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Turner wins broadcast rights to Chilean soccer

SANTIAGO, Dec 16 (Reuters) - U.S. media company Turner Broadcasting has won exclusive rights to broadcast Chilean soccer matches, edging out competitor Fox Sports for the 15-year contract, the local soccer association said late on Friday.

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U.S. rights group files for abortion access for two more immigrants

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The American Civil Liberties Union said it filed in federal court on Friday to stop the administration of President Donald Trump from preventing two more young immigrant women in federal custody from obtaining an abortion.

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Trump called Putin yesterday to thank him after the Russian president praised him

President Donald Trump said Friday that he spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday to thank him for comments he made about the President's efforts to grow the American economy.

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UN official who visited N. Korea warns of accidental conflict

A UN official who just returned from several days speaking with North Korean officials in Pyongyang has told CNN that he is "really worried about an accidental move toward conflict."

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Athletes' universal rights 'will protect from doping fallout'

(Reuters) - The world's leading players' associations unveiled a universal declaration of player rights on Thursday designed to give athletes a global voice and protect them from the fallout from corruption and a broken anti-doping system.

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Pence's visit to Israel delayed

US Vice President Mike Pence has delayed his upcoming visit to Israel for several days, spokespeople for the Speaker of the Israeli Parliament and Foreign Ministry told CNN on Thursday.

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Kenyan police assaulted and raped women during election: rights group

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Several dozen women in Kenya said police officers attacked them during this year's election season and some said they were raped by men in uniform, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Thursday.

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Zimbabwe ex-leader Mugabe visits Singapore hospital: sources

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe visited a hospital in Singapore this week apparently for medical checks, his first trip outside his country since he was ousted from office last month, sources in Singapore said on Thursday.

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China angered as U.S. considers navy visits to Taiwan

BEIJING/TAIPEI (Reuters) - China accused the United States on Thursday of interfering in its internal affairs and said it had lodged a complaint after U.S. President Donald Trump signed into law an act laying the groundwork for possible U.S. navy visits to self-ruled Taiwan.

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Op-Ed Contributor: The Legacy of Simeon Booker, a Pioneer of Civil Rights Journalism

My uncle’s experience reporting on the Freedom Riders in 1961 has always chilled me the deepest.

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Aurora Cannabis wins rights for licensing talks with CannaRoyalty

(Reuters) - Canadian medical marijuana maker Aurora Cannabis Inc has won the rights to negotiate a licensing deal with CannaRoyalty Corp that will allow it to sell a range of cannabis-infused consumer products.

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Rights group criticizes China for mass DNA collection in Xinjiang

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese authorities have collected DNA and other biometric data from the whole population of the volatile western region of Xinjiang, Human Right Watch said on Wednesday, denouncing the campaign as a gross violation of international norms.

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Human Rights Watch calls on Singapore to relax free speech, assembly laws

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The Singapore government's laws limiting critical speech and peaceful assembly are overly broad and make the country a repressive place severely restricting what can be said and published, Human Rights Watch said on Wednesday.

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U.N. envoy urges Security Council to visit Myanmar, Bangladesh

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - A top U.N. official recounted to the Security Council on Tuesday "heartbreaking and horrific accounts of sexual atrocities" by Myanmar soldiers against Rohingya Muslim women, urging the body to visit the region and demand an end to attacks on civilians.

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Lafarge paid 13 million euros to armed groups to keep operating in Syria: rights group

PARIS (Reuters) - French cement group Lafarge paid close to 13 million euros ($15.2 million) to armed groups including Islamic State militants to keep operating in Syria from 2011-2015, human rights lawyers said on Tuesday.

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Op-Ed Contributor: In Mississippi’s Museum Openings, a Victory for ‘Local People’

The story about the opening of the museums is also the story of the civil rights movement.

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Hey, President Trump, you should definitely come to visit London

Dear President Donald Trump, I've heard some rumors in the British media that you're considering a trip over to the United Kingdom.

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Talk of Trump Visit Tests U.K.’s ‘Special Relationship’

The American ambassador in London said he hoped a planned trip by President Trump would go ahead despite vocal opposition.

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Thai PM says no trade with North Korea, ahead of U.S. envoy's visit

BANGKOK (Reuters) - No trade takes place between Thailand and North Korea, Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said on Tuesday, ahead of an expected visit by a U.S. envoy seeking to step up pressure on North Korea over its weapons programs.

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Roy Reed, Times Reporter Who Covered the Civil Rights Era, Dies at 87

Mr. Reed was with Martin Luther King when he was released from jail in Selma, Ala., and with protesters on Bloody Sunday at the Pettus Bridge.

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Putin orders withdrawal of Russian troops in visit to Syrian base

Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered a partial withdrawal of Russian troops from Syria during a visit to the war-torn country on Monday.

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Apple aims to block climate, rights proposals with quick use of SEC guidance

BOSTON (Reuters) - Apple Inc is pushing back on shareholder proposals on climate issue and human rights concerns, an effort activists worry could sharply restrict investor rights.

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Baby formula recalled worldwide after salmonella scare

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Bahraini civil society group under pressure after Israel visit

DUBAI (Reuters) - A Bahraini civil society group has defended sending a delegation to Israel as a gesture of tolerance and coexistence, state news agency BNA has reported, after news of the visit sparked wide anger on social media.

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Egypt to sign contracts for nuclear power plant during Putin's visit: sources

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt will sign contracts with Moscow during Russian President Vladimir Putin's visit to Cairo on Monday for the country's first nuclear power plant, three senior sources told Reuters on Sunday.

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After a rare North Korea visit, a UN envoy warns that tensions on the peninsula must be resolved quickly

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Trump, Rejecting Calls to Stay Away, Speaks at Civil Rights Museum

In Jackson, Miss., the president hailed heroes of the civil rights movement even as activists and politicians said his presence insulted the effort to confront the state’s history.

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Trump stays on message during controversial civil rights museum visit

President Donald Trump honored civil rights heroes and local officials during remarks at the opening of a civil rights museum in Mississippi on Saturday, staying on message despite recent criticisms of his appearance there.

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Trump attends civil rights museum opening; black leaders stay away

JACKSON, Miss. (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump flew to Mississippi on Saturday to attend the opening of a civil rights museum, but his visit was marred by the absence of top African-American leaders who stayed away in protest of his policies and record on race relations.

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Palestinians to snub Pence during visit over Jerusalem move

CAIRO/GAZA (Reuters) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will not meet U.S. Vice President Mike Pence during Pence's visit to the region this month, in a snub over the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, the Palestinian Foreign Minister said on Saturday.

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Civil rights leaders blast Trump's visit to civil rights museum

Just ahead of the opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, leaders from the civil rights movement and the local community blasted President Donald Trump's attendance as an affront to the spirit of the event.

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Lebanon's Hariri denounces Iraqi Shi'ite paramilitary's visit to border

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The head of an Iran-backed Iraqi Shi'ite militia has visited Lebanon's border with Israel accompanied by Hezbollah fighters, a video released on Saturday showed, in a show of Iranian influence that Lebanon's prime minister called illegal.

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Iraqi Shi'ite militia leader visits Lebanese-Israeli border

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The head of an Iran-backed Iraqi Shi'ite militia has visited Lebanon's border with Israel accompanied by allies from the Lebanese group Hezbollah, a video released on Saturday showed.

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California's Getty museum survives wildfire, ready for quakes

(Reuters) - Southern California's Getty Center, one of the world's wealthiest art institutions, said it had survived a wildfire tearing through Los Angeles thanks to a disaster plan that has it ready for earthquakes as well.

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Alpine skiing: Women's combined called off due to fog

ST MORITZ, Switzerland (Reuters) - The opening women's combined race of the World Cup season was called off after the first of the two legs on Friday because of fog.

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Criticism of Ukraine's language law justified: rights body

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's neighbors have a right to criticize a new Ukrainian law banning schools from teaching in minority languages beyond primary school level, a leading European rights watchdog said on Friday.

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Iran's defense minister to visit Russia soon: RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Iranian Defence Minister Amir Hatami plans to visit Russia soon, the RIA news agency reported on Friday, citing a source at the Iranian defense ministry.

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Bosnian museum of wartime childhood aims to go global, wins top prize

SARAJEVO (Reuters) - In just a year, a small Bosnian museum dedicated to the experience of growing up during the Balkan wars has opened its doors, won a best European museum prize and decided to go...

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British foreign minister to visit Iran, lobby for jailed aid worker

LONDON (Reuters) - British foreign minister Boris Johnson will travel to Iran on Saturday to lobby counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif for the release of jailed Iranian-British aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe.

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Black lawmakers skip civil rights museum opening over Trump's attendance

Reps. John Lewis and Bennie Thompson will not be attending the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum opening because President Trump will be making an appearance, which Rep. Lewis said was insulting to the civil rights activists being honored.

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Erdogan, on Landmark Visit to Greece, Sets Diplomacy Aside

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan quickly deflated hopes for improved ties during the first official trip to the country by a Turkish head of state in 65 years.

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Civil rights pioneer to eschew museum opening after Trump says will attend

(Reuters) - Longtime U.S. congressman from Georgia John Lewis, who marched with Martin Luther King Jr. in the 1960s, said on Thursday that he would not attend the opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum this weekend because President Donald Trump planned to attend.

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If Trump Goes, John Lewis Will Skip Mississippi Civil Rights Museum Opening

Mr. Lewis and Bennie Thompson, both House Democrats, said they would not attend the museum opening because Mr. Trump is scheduled to be there.

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John Lewis to skip civil rights event over Trump's attendance

Two black congressmen say they will not attend the opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum Saturday because President Donald Trump is set to attend.

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Greece and Turkey trade barbs as Erdogan visits Athens

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece and Turkey squared up over old disputes on Thursday during a state visit to Athens by President Tayyip Erdogan that quickly descended into verbal sparring over a list of historical grievances.

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Museum to exhibit the world's most expensive painting

Leonardo da Vinci's "Salvator Mundi," the world's most expensive painting, is headed to the Louvre Abu Dhabi, it has been revealed. The newly opened museum made the announcement in a series of tweets, without confirming whether it had purchased, or is simply borrowing, the $450.3 million masterpiece.

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As flames roar nearby, museum says it won't move priceless art collection

The J. Paul Getty Center's extensive art collection will stay put even as wildfires blaze not far from the famed Los Angeles museum, according to Ron Hartwig, vice president of communications at the Getty Trust.

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Exclusive: EU parliament details UK concessions on rights

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Britain will guarantee rights for as yet unborn children who join EU parents after Brexit and accept EU judges' rulings on such rights, according to a draft European Parliament resolution seen by Reuters on Thursday.

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House Votes to Sharply Expand Concealed-Carry Gun Rights

The House easily passed legislation requiring each state to recognize another state’s concealed-carry gun permit. But the bill faces doubt in the Senate.

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Tillerson to visit Africa in first quarter of 2018: adviser

RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is planning a trip to Africa in the first three months of next year, a senior aide said on Wednesday, amid speculation how long Tillerson might stay in the job.

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Lawmaker called out for heterosexual rant

Conservative Pennsylvania state representative Daryl Metcalfe proclaimed his heterosexuality during a committee meeting after being touched on the arm by a male colleague.

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Analysis: The GOP civil war, summed up in 1 picture

On Tuesday, a group of senators traveled to the White House to have lunch with President Donald Trump. In a classic Trumpian power move, Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake, who has been one of the most outspoken Republican critics of Trump, was seated directly next to the President.

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Greece, Turkey seek closer ties with Erdogan visit, but no quick fixes

ATHENS/ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayip Erdogan will make a historic visit to Greece this week, a sign that relations between the two countries are improving, although a long list of grievances remains on both sides.

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With Trump Visit, Protest May Follow Opening of Civil Rights Museum

With the announcement that President Trump would attend the opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, veteran activists debated how to respond.

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Trump's planned visit to civil rights museum called an affront to the movement

President Donald Trump will travel to Jackson, Mississippi, Saturday for the opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum.

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U.N. official's visit to North Korea sparks hope of mediation role

UNITED NATIONS/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - United Nations political affairs chief Jeffrey Feltman arrived in North Korea on Tuesday for a rare visit that some analysts and diplomats hope could spark a U.N.-led effort to defuse rising tensions over Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs.

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Melania Trump and Karen Pence to visit Texas storm victims

On Wednesday morning, first lady Melania Trump will make a return visit to Texas, accompanied by second lady Karen Pence, according to the White House.

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Tillerson, Visiting Europe, Gets Cold Shoulder

The chilly reception given to the secretary of state in Brussels reflected concerns about President Trump’s positions on Jerusalem and Iran.

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* INTELGENX TO REGAIN EXCLUSIVE WORLDWIDE RIGHTS TO DEVELOP AND COMMERCIALIZE RIZAPORT(R)

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U.N. rights boss says can't rule out crime of genocide against Rohingya

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations' top human rights official said on Tuesday Rohingyas were continuing to flee northern Rakhine state in Myanmar, where he said the crime of genocide by state forces could not be ruled out against the Muslim minority.

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Senior UN official to visit North Korea

A senior United Nations official will visit North Korea this week to meet with officials there and discuss "issues of mutual interest and concern," according to the UN.

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U.N. rights team warns Mexico of 'crisis' in journalists' safety

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The United Nations said on Monday the Mexican government is struggling to keep journalists safe and prosecute their oppressors, after officials toured regions of the country that are among the most dangerous in the world for reporters.

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Trans student: This isn't about a wedding cake, it's about civil rights

Over the past few years I've learned what it means to fight for my right to be treated just like everyone else. When my high school implemented a bathroom ban that forbade me from using the men's bathroom even though I am a transgender male student, I fought back. My fight took me to the US Supreme Court and still continues today -- despite the Court sending my case back to the district court.

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* COLLEGIUM TO LICENSE RIGHTS TO COMMERCIALIZE NUCYNTA FRANCHISE

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Ex-president Saleh dead after switching sides in Yemen's civil war

SANAA/DUBAI (Reuters) - Veteran former president Ali Abdullah Saleh was killed in a roadside attack on Monday after switching sides in Yemen's civil war, abandoning his Iran-aligned Houthi allies in favor of a Saudi-led coalition, foes and supporters said.

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Exclusive: U.S. document certifies Honduras as supporting rights amid vote crisis

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department has certified that the Honduran government has been fighting corruption and supporting human rights, clearing the way for Honduras to receive millions of dollars in U.S. aid, a document seen by Reuters showed.

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Lakers to enforce so-called 'LaVar Ball rule'

There's now at least one less place to interview LaVar Ball.

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Op-Ed Contributors: A Baker’s First Amendment Rights

Forcing Jack Phillips to make cakes for same-sex weddings is unconstitutional. Here’s why.

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Yemen's ex-president Saleh shot dead after switching sides in civil war

SANAA/DUBAI (Reuters) - Veteran former president Ali Abdullah Saleh was killed in a shooting on Monday after switching sides in Yemen's civil war, abandoning his Iran-aligned Houthi allies in favor of a Saudi-led coalition, foes and supporters said.

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With Algeria's future uncertain, Macron unlikely to dwell on past during visit

PARIS/ALGIERS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron is likely to use a visit to Algeria on Wednesday to look to the future and turn the page on the colonial past, but stop short of apologizing for his country's actions as some demand.

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'Expats go home': Amsterdam's visitor boom angers locals

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Dutch politicians gave each other high-fives when they won a contest to host the European Medicines Agency last month, but not everyone in the capital is celebrating the...

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Where do first amendment rights end online?

GoDaddy, Google, and Cloudflare have all cut ties with white supremacist website, The Daily Stormer. Where does your right to free speech end on the internet? CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin explains.

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Italy financial police visit Gucci's offices in tax probe: source

MILAN (Reuters) - Italian tax police have visited the offices of fashion company Gucci for fiscal checks as part of an investigation by Milan prosecutors into suspected tax evasion, a senior source with direct knowledge of the matter said on Saturday.

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Cambodian PM pulls back on threat to shut rights group founded by rival

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has pulled back from a threat to close a human rights group founded by the detained opposition leader Kem Sokha, a pro-government website said on Saturday.

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Pope visits Bangladesh orphans on last day of trip headlined by Rohingya crisis

DHAKA (Reuters) - Pope Francis visited a home in Dhaka founded by Mother Teresa for orphans, unwed mothers and destitute elderly on Saturday as he wrapped up his trip to Myanmar and Bangladesh.

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Honduras suspends rights as violence spreads over delayed vote count

TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - Honduras suspended constitutional rights to give the army and police more powers to contain unrest, a senior government official said on Friday, after at least one person was killed in protests and looting triggered by a contested election.

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Prince Harry and Meghan's first royal visit

Hundreds lined the streets to see Prince Harry and Meghan Markle arrive for their first royal engagement.

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U.N. council to meet on North Korea rights abuses, nuclear program in December

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - United Nations Security Council ministers will meet on Dec. 15 to discuss North Korea's nuclear and missiles programs and the body will also meet separately this month to discuss human rights abuses in the North Asian country, an annual meeting that its ally China has tried to prevent for the past three years.

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Lebanon choked by burning garbage, rights group says

BEIRUT (Reuters) - People and municipalities have resorted to burning garbage in Lebanon as a result of government mismanagement and it may badly damage the health of nearby residents, Human Rights Watch said on Friday.

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Gifts Tied to Opioid Sales Invite a Question: Should Museums Vet Donors?

The issue of how museums raise their money has resurfaced in the case of the Sacklers, a family of philanthropists whose company developed OxyContin.

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Supreme Court's cake case pits gay rights versus Christian faith

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When conservative Christian baker Jack Phillips in 2012 politely but firmly told Colorado gay couple David Mullins and Charlie Craig he would not make them a cake to celebrate their wedding, it triggered a chain of events that will climax on Tuesday in highly anticipated U.S. Supreme Court arguments.

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UPDATE 1-Slim's America Movil acquires some 2018-2024 Olympics TV rights

MEXICO CITY, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Mexican telecommunications firm America Movil said on Thursday that it had acquired the rights to show the Olympic Games from 2018 to 2024 in some Latin American countries, marking the company's latest bid to boost its presence in television.

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U.K. Outcry at Trump’s Tweets Reopens Fight Over State Visit

Lawmakers responded angrily after the president shared videos from a British far-right group, then rebuked Prime Minister Theresa May.

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At least 800 civilians killed by coalition strikes in Iraq, Syria: report

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - At least 800 civilians have been killed in strikes in Iraq and Syria by the U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State since the campaign began in 2014, according to a report released by the coalition on Thursday.

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U.S.-led anti-IS coalition assessing 695 reports of civilian casualties: statement

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The U.S.-led anti-Islamic State coalition said on Thursday it was still assessing 695 reports of civilian casualties from strikes it carried out in Iraq and in Syria.

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U.S. military says no civilians killed in August Somalia raid

NAIROBI (Reuters) - The U.S. military did not kill any civilians when it accompanied Somali forces on a deadly raid in August, U.S. Africa command said late on Wednesday, the first public statement on the findings from an investigation into the raid.

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The Daily: Listen to ‘The Daily’: The Unpaid Price of Civilian Casualties

The American government has yet to compensate any of the families of the thousands of civilian casualties from the U.S.-led battle against ISIS. Why?

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Venezuela systematically abused foes in 2017 protests: rights groups

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela "systematically" abused anti-government protesters this year, two rights groups said on Wednesday, including through beatings, firing tear gas canisters in closed areas and forcing detainees to eat food tainted with excrement.

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Trump to visit Utah next week, expected to announce monument decision

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump is set to visit Utah on Monday and is expected to announce his decision on whether to reduce the size of two national monuments where drilling and mining are banned, an administration official said on Tuesday.

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* CANNIMED THERAPEUTICS ACTS TO PROTECT SHAREHOLDERS FROM AURORA CANNABIS’ OPPORTUNISTIC OFFER AND ENABLE FAIR VOTE ON NEWSTRIKE ACQUISITION WITH SHAREHOLDER RIGHTS PLAN

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Live Briefing: Trump to Visit Capitol as G.O.P. Leaders Hunt for Votes on Tax Bill

Republican leaders are hoping to push their bill through the Senate by the end of the week, but they still need to win over a number of concerned lawmakers.

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In the South and North, New (and Vital) Civil Rights Trails

African-American history is the subject of new museums, memorials and routes like the US Civil Rights Trail.

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China Sentences Taiwanese Human Rights Activist in Subversion Case

Lee Ming-cheh was sentenced to five years in prison in the first case in which China has convicted a Taiwanese citizen of state subversion.

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Thanks to One Man’s Collection, Jakarta Now Has a World-Class Museum

The city’s first major modern and contemporary art museum opened this month with exhibitions drawn from the collection of its founder, Haryanto Adikoesoemo.

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Turkish PM says EU confused since Brexit, needs to revisit Turkey's future place

LONDON (Reuters) - The European Union is "entirely confused" since Britain voted to leave the bloc and it needs to revisit its vision for enlargement and Turkey's place in that, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Monday.

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Myanmar's Suu Kyi to visit China amid Western criticism over Rohingya exodus

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar's civilian leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, will soon visit Beijing, state media said on Monday, as the southeast Asian nation appears to draw closer to its northern neighbor, China, amid global criticism over an exodus of Rohingya refugees.

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Cambodia's Hun Sen calls for closure of rights group founded by rival

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Sunday called for the closure of one of the country's main human rights groups because it was founded by detained opposition leader Kem Sokha.

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Warriors coach explains why team won't visit the White House

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India’s Gay Rights Activists Seize Momentum After Landmark Ruling

A Supreme Court decision that citizens have a constitutional right to privacy is seen as a crucial advance in the fight against a law criminalizing sex between men.

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Mexico creates marine reserve around islands called 'Galapagos of North America'

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's government has created a marine park the size of Illinois in the Pacific, the largest ocean reserve in North America for the conservation of giant rays, whales and turtles, including dozens of species endemic to the area.

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Uber seeks to appeal UK workers' rights decision at Supreme Court

LONDON (Reuters) - Uber submitted a request to appeal to the Supreme Court a decision by a British tribunal which said its drivers deserved workers' rights such as the minimum wage, the taxi app said on Friday.

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Strike called in Bangladesh over power price rise on day pope arrives

DHAKA (Reuters) - Several small opposition parties in Bangladesh have called for a half-day strike on Thursday against a power tariff increase, which could cause traffic chaos in the congested capital as Pope Francis arrives for a three-day visit.

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Rights groups say outside monitors needed for Rohingya return to Myanmar

YANGON (Reuters) - Human rights groups called on Friday for international agencies to be allowed to monitor the planned repatriation of hundreds of thousands Rohingya Muslim from Bangladesh to the homes they fled in Myanmar during the past three months.

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China is cracking down on human rights lawyers as reports of torture and forced confessions emerge

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U.N. rights team to visit Mexico after journalist murders

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The United Nations said on Thursday a group of experts on freedom of expression will visit Mexico at the end of November to assess the safety of journalists in the country, one of the most dangerous in the world for reporters.

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Chinese human rights lawyer sentenced

A prominent Chinese human rights lawyer was sentenced to two years in prison after confessing to inciting subversion of state power. CNN's Matt Rivers speaks with his family.

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Trump celebrates economy at Coast Guard visit

The President and first lady met with Coast Guard members and their families to thank them at the Coast Guard Station Lake Worth.

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Trump visits Coast Guard for Thanksgiving

President Trump and first lady Melania Trump visit a US Coast Guard station in Riviera Beach, Florida.

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Pope faces diplomatic dilemma in Myanmar visit

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis visits Myanmar next week, a delicate trip for the world's most senior Christian to a majority Buddhist country accused by Washington of the "ethnic cleansing" of Muslim Rohingya people.

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U.N.'s de Mistura to visit Moscow on Friday: RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - U.N. special envoy on Syria Staffan de Mistura will visit Moscow on Friday, RIA news agency reported on Thursday, citing Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov.

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China must enhance protection of intellectual property rights: Premier Li

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - It is strategically important for China's economy that the country enhances protection of intellectual property rights, the state news agency Xinhua quoted Premier Li Keqiang as saying, as the cabinet promised to improve regulations.

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Out There: An Interstellar Visitor Both Familiar and Alien

Astronomers offer new details about Oumuamua, a probable asteroid arriving from beyond the solar system and leaving in a big hurry.

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Fighting Gay Rights and Abortion With the First Amendment

Alliance Defending Freedom has had some notable victories. Now it hopes to persuade the Supreme Court to blunt the sweep of its ruling enshrining same-sex marriage into law.

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Fit City: Namaste, Museumgoers

Museums around the city are including yoga, meditation and fitness classes set amid their precious art collections.

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Value your constitutional rights? Thank a journalist

Journalism in America today faces an aggressive assault on its legitimacy. The President declares the news media "the enemy of the people," and those in his inner circle routinely label any coverage they consider negative or unflattering as "fake news."

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Motor racing: Bragging rights and money at stake in F1 finale

LONDON (Reuters) - The Formula One season winds up in Abu Dhabi on Sunday with both titles won, Lewis Hamilton aiming to close the year on a winning note and big money still at stake for those further down the paddock pecking order.

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Chinese rights lawyer jailed two years for inciting subversion

BEIJING (Reuters) - A prominent Chinese rights lawyer was sentenced to two years jail on Tuesday after being found guilty of inciting subversion of state power, the latest in a series of similar verdicts amid a sweeping crackdown on activism.

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BRIEF-Imperial Metals says rights offering to raise upto about C$42.4 mln

* To conduct rights offering to raise net proceeds of up to approximately C$42.4 million

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Meet the first interstellar visitor to our solar system

On October 19, the Pan-STARRS 1 telescope in Hawaii spotted something strange zooming through our solar system. It turned out to be a visitor from beyond our solar system, and it's unlike anything astronomers have seen before.

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BRIEF-Mediawan sells SVOD rights to “Zone Blanche” to Amazon

* MEDIAWAN SA - SALE OF “ZONE BLANCHE” SVOD RIGHTS TO AMAZON Source text: http://bit.ly/2j8RQVy Further company coverage:; (Gdynia Newsroom)

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Lebanon's Hariri to visit Egypt on Tuesday: Hariri's office

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Saad al-Hariri, who announced his resignation as Lebanese prime minister in a televised broadcast from Saudi Arabia on Nov. 4, will visit Egypt on Tuesday to meet Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, Hariri's office said on Sunday.

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He Took On the Voting Rights Act and Won. Now He’s Taking On Harvard.

Edward Blum, who has orchestrated more than two dozen lawsuits challenging racial preference laws, is now fighting affirmative action in the Ivies.

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Lebanon's Hariri to visit Egypt on Monday: leader in Future Movement

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Saad al-Hariri, who announced his resignation as Lebanese prime minister from Saudi Arabia on Nov. 4, will visit Egypt on Monday, a leader in Hariri's Future Movement said.

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Argentina: Missing sub called out 7 times

The crew of a missing Argentine military submarine tried contacting naval bases seven times, Argentina's Defense Ministry said.

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China says will work with North Korea to boost ties as envoy visits

BEIJING/SEOUL (Reuters) - Traditional friendship between China and North Korea represents "valuable wealth" for their people, China said after its special envoy met a high-ranking North Korean official, but there was no mention of the crisis over North Korea's weapons.

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N.C.A.A. Champs Visit the White House

Eighteen teams, from several sports, met with President Trump on Friday.

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Alpine visitors should know the signs of acute mountain sickness

(Reuters Health) - Going quickly from low altitude to high altitude can cause headache, fatigue and nausea, the American Medical Association warns in a new publication directed at travelers.

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U.S. civil rights activist Jesse Jackson says he has Parkinson's disease

(Reuters) - U.S. civil rights activist Jesse Jackson announced on Friday that he has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, an ailment that constrains movement and gets progressively worse with time.

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Are Bible museum's Dead Sea Scrolls fake?

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The Daily: Listen to ‘The Daily’: Counting Civilian Casualties in Iraq

In Part 2 of our look at the U.S.-led fight against ISIS, the survivor of an airstrike sets out to learn why his home was targeted.

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Inside DC's Museum of the Bible

The Museum of the Bible is a massive new museum in Washington DC.

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BRIEF-‍U.S. CPSC says Arctic Cat Recreational Off-Highway Vehicles Recalled Due to Fire Hazard

* ‍U.S. CPSC says Arctic Cat recalled about 300 recreational off-highway vehicles & 3,000 winch accessory kits due to fire hazard​

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BRIEF-‍Arcam announces outcome of rights issue​

* Arcam says ‍through rights issue, arcam will receive proceeds amounting to approximately sek 986 million before issue costs​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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A bar tucked inside a Prohibition museum

At some museums, you exit through the gift shop. But at Savannah, Georgia's American Prohibition Museum, which opened in fall 2017, you exit through a speakeasy.

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Live Briefing: As House Prepares to Vote on Tax Bill, Trump Visits Capitol Hill and an Analysis Shows Tax Increases for Low-Income Taxpayers

The House is expected to approve a $1.5 trillion tax cut, though several New Jersey and New York Republicans may join Democrats in opposing the bill.

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Lebanese president hopes Hariri visit to France will end crisis

BEIRUT/PARIS (Reuters) - Lebanon's president said on Thursday he hoped the crisis over Saad al-Hariri's resignation as prime minister and stay in Saudi Arabia would soon end with Hariri visiting France.

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New Quay Journal: A Cliff-Edge Town Visited by Poets, Dolphins — and Octopuses

Octopuses and giant barrel jellyfish come and go in a town where Wales’s best-known alcoholic drank. The dolphins seem to be staying, so far.

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Rights groups pressure IBM to renounce interest in Trump's 'extreme vetting'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A coalition of rights groups launched an online petition on Thursday urging IBM Corp to renounce a Trump administration proposal to use technology to identify people for visa denial and deportation from the United States.

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Washington's new Museum of the Bible aims to inform, not preach

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ancient scripts and rocker Elvis Presley's Bible will be on display at the $500 million Museum of the Bible, which opens this weekend in Washington after questions about the...

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The Daily: Listen to ‘The Daily’: Targeting ISIS, and Killing Civilians

The U.S.-led air campaign been hailed as the most precise in history. But its civilian death toll has been far higher than anyone has acknowledged.

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Visit an Austrian Village, Replicated in China

Enter Hallstatt, Austria, a small town in the Alps, and its replica in southern China in 360 video. Explore the towns’ more-than-similar architectural features.

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Human Rights Watch accuses Myanmar military of widespread rape

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Human Rights Watch accused Myanmar security forces on Thursday of committing widespread rape against women and girls as part of a campaign of ethnic cleansing during the past three months against Rohingya Muslims in the country's Rakhine state.

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UPDATE 2-Televisa, Globo paid FIFA bribes for 2026/2030 World Cup rights -trial witness

NEW YORK, Nov 15 (Reuters) - A prosecution witness in the corruption trial of three former soccer officials testified on Wednesday that Mexico's Grupo Televisa and Brazil's Globo took part in a $15 million bribe to a FIFA executive to secure media rights to the 2026 and 2030 World Cup tournaments.

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BRIEF-S&W says rights offering for up to 3.5 mln common shares at $3.50/share​

* Intends to commence its previously announced rights offering for up to 3.5 million shares of common stock at $3.50 per share​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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UPDATE 1-Televisa, Globo paid FIFA bribes for 2026/2030 World Cup rights -trial witness

NEW YORK, Nov 15 (Reuters) - A prosecution witness in the corruption trial of three former soccer officials testified on Wednesday that Mexico's Grupo Televisa and Brazil's Globo took part in a $15 million bribe to a FIFA executive to secure media rights to the 2026 and 2030 World Cup tournaments.

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Televisa, Globo paid FIFA bribes for 2026/2030 World Cup rights: trial witness

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A prosecution witness in the corruption trial of three former soccer officials testified on Wednesday that Mexico's Grupo Televisa and Brazil's Globo took part in a $15 million bribe to a FIFA executive to secure media rights to the 2026 and 2030 World Cup tournaments.

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Shareholders take aim at Murdochs with Fox voting rights push

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A shareholder proposal calling for Twenty-First Century Fox Inc to do away with its dual-class share structure may inflict a symbolic black eye on the media company's founder Rupert Murdoch and his family at its annual meeting on Wednesday.

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Tillerson calls for credible probe into rights abuses in Myanmar

NAYPYITAW (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday called for a credible investigation into allegations of human rights abuses against Rohingya Muslims after a meeting with Myanmar's civilian and military leaders.

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Senior Chinese diplomat to visit North Korea as envoy of Xi

BEIJING (Reuters) - A senior Chinese diplomat will visit North Korea from Friday as a special envoy of Chinese President Xi Jinping, Beijing said, although it did not say he was planning to discuss North Korea's nuclear and ballistic programs.

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Special envoy for Chinese President Xi to visit North Korea: Xinhua

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping's special envoy will visit North Korea from Nov. 17, China's official Xinhua news agency said on Wednesday.

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Where rights stand on same-sex marriage around the world

Australia has voted to legalize same-sex marriage. Here's where rights stand on same-sex marriage around the world.

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After U.S. visit, South Sudan's Kiir orders unhindered aid access

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - South Sudan's President Salva Kiir has ordered that humanitarian aid convoys be allowed to move freely, unhindered and unimpeded around the country, two weeks after the United States said it had lost trust in his government and threatened to pull support.

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Philippines Duterte says only answers to his people on drugs war, human rights

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Tuesday he would only answer to the people of his country when it came to human rights, and defended his war on drugs after a summit of Asian leaders.

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First Amendment case may become proxy for abortion rights at Supreme Court

In announcing plans to take up a challenge to California law that requires anti-abortion pregnancy centers to post information about low-cost abortion services, the Supreme Court will return to familiar yet rocky ground pitting speech rights against abortion rights. Such cases turning on the First Amendment sometimes become proxies for the larger, enduring fight over a woman's right to end a pregnancy.

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How 'cocktail museum' became world's best bar

As the countdown of the World's 50 Best Bars 2017 climaxed, the 700-strong throng of bar industry luminaries assembled in London for the award's ceremony let out a collective gasp.

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Visiting Lebanese patriarch meets Saad al-Hariri in Saudi Arabia: Arabiya TV

DUBAI (Reuters) - Lebanon's Christian Maronite Patriarch Bechara Boutros Al-Rai met on Tuesday in Saudi Arabia with Saad al-Hariri, who announced his resignation as Lebanon's prime minister from Riyadh on Nov. 4, according to Saudi-owned al-Arabiya TV.

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Rights groups dismiss Myanmar army's self-exoneration of atrocities

YANGON (Reuters) - Human rights groups poured scorn on Tuesday on a Myanmar military investigation into alleged atrocities against Rohingya Muslims, branding it a "whitewash" and calling for U.N. and independent investigators to be allowed into the country.

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Canada's Trudeau raises rights issues as Asia summit winds down

MANILA (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau raised the plight of Rohingya refugees and extra-judicial killings in the Philippines at a summit of Asian and Western leaders on Tuesday, sensitive human rights issues skirted by almost all the others.

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Canada's Trudeau says raised human rights, killings with Philippines' Duterte

MANILA (Reuters) - Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday said he raised the issue of human rights and extrajudicial killings during a conversation with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who was "receptive" to his comments.

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Thomas Hudner, War Hero in a Civil Rights Milestone, Dies at 93

Lieutenant Hudner defied expectations when he tried to rescue the Navy’s first black aviator during the Korean War. He was awarded the Medal of Honor.

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Human rights groups call on Tillerson to address Yemen crisis

A group of 19 humanitarian and human rights nongovernmental organizations are calling on US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to use all diplomatic means at his disposal to end the blockade of aid to Yemen, warning that the war-torn nation faces a rapidly deteriorating situation that "puts millions of civilian lives at risk."

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Nigeria's Buhari to visit heartland of Biafra secessionists

ABUJA (Reuters) - President Muhammadu Buhari is to visit southeast Nigeria this week, his spokesman said on Monday, his first trip since taking office to a region formerly known as Biafra.

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A Monument to Syria’s Civil War Is Erected in Berlin

A German-Syrian artist has recreated a famous photograph of a barricade made of buses during the Syrian civil war.

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BRIEF-Chugai Pharma considering selling production rights of some medications to Taiyo - Nikkei

* Chugai Pharma considering selling production, sales rights of some 15 medications with expired patents to Taiyo Holdings for about 20 billion yen - Nikkei Source text : (http://s.nikkei.com/2iRwewI) Further company coverage:

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Trump and Duterte bond at Asia summit; U.S. says discussed rights

MANILA (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he had a "great relationship" with his Philippine counterpart, Rodrigo Duterte, while a White House official said human rights got only a brief mention when the two met on the sidelines of an Asian summit.

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Human rights skirted at Asia summit as Trump rounds off tour

MANILA (Reuters) - Leaders of Asian nations meeting in Manila on Monday skirted around the mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims triggered by Myanmar's military crackdown, disappointing human rights groups who were hoping for a tough stand on the humanitarian crisis.

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Lebanon's Aoun upbeat on Hariri comments, says political deal still stands: visitors

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanese President Michael Aoun gave a positive assessment of Saad al-Hariri's first comments since stepping down as prime minister, saying on Monday Hariri had hinted at the possibility of rescinding his resignation, visitors to Aoun said.

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Trump and Duterte bond at Asia summit; U.S. says rights mentioned briefly

MANILA (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he had a "great relationship" with his Philippine counterpart, Rodrigo Duterte, while a White House official said human rights got only a brief mention when the two met on the sidelines of an Asian summit.

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Did Trump and Duterte discuss human rights? Depends on who you ask

President Donald Trump and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who lavished pleasantries on each other during public appearances in Manila Monday, discussed human rights and the Philippine's bloody war on drugs during their closed-door conversation, the White House said.

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Trump says has 'great relationship' with Duterte; brief mention of rights

MANILA (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he had a "great relationship" with his Philippine counterpart, Rodrigo Duterte, while a White House official said human rights got only a brief mention when the two met on the sidelines of an Asian summit.

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AIRSHOW-Russia, UAE in early talks to build civil aircraft – Rostec CEO

DUBAI, Nov 12 (Reuters) - Russia has initiated preliminary talks with the United Arab Emirates for joint production of a civil aircraft in the Gulf state, the head of Russia's state-owned defence company said on Sunday.

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Trump to talk about human rights with Philippines' Duterte

US President Donald Trump's knack for diplomatic flattery will be tested in the Philippines on Monday when he and Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte meet for a state visit.

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Vietnam, U.S. firms sign MoUs during Trump's visit

Nov 12 (Reuters) - Vietnamese and U.S. companies on Sunday signed memorandums of understanding on gas development, automobiles, as well as aircraft engine purchase and support during U.S. President Donald Trump's visit to Vietnam.

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BRIEF-MoUs signed during Trump visit to Vietnam

Nov 12 (Reuters) - Hanoi - Memorandums of Understanding on gas development, transport, aircraft engine purchase and support signed during U.S. President Donald Trump visit to Vietnam (Reporting by Mai Nguyen)

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Mass graves of civilians executed by ISIS found

Mass graves containing the remains of civilians executed by ISIS have been found in the disputed Iraqi province of Kirkuk, Iraqi authorities told reporters on Saturday.

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Ahead of Trump's visit to Philippines, a big thumbs up from U.S. veterans

SUBIC, Philippines (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is no stranger to controversy and he has often come in for sharp criticism both at home and overseas, but in the town of Subic in the Philippines, he's a hero.

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Court Blocks Berkshire Museum’s Sale of Rockwell Works and Other Art

The museum has said the sale is necessary for its financial survival.

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Murdoch reportedly called about buying CNN

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India rounds up beggars ahead of Ivanka Trump's visit

Police in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad are doing a last-minute sweep to get beggars off the streets ahead of Ivanka Trump's visit later this month.

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Trump’s Visit to China Provides a Propaganda Bonanza

President Trump’s flattery of China’s president, Xi Jinping, and his praise for the country’s achievements made things easy for the state-run news media.

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Uber loses UK appeal bid to overturn workers' rights decision

LONDON (Reuters) - Uber [UBER.UL] lost an appeal on Friday to overturn a decision by a tribunal which said its drivers deserved workers' rights such as the minimum wage, in a blow to the taxi app as it also battles to keep its license in London.

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Melania Trump has 'wonderful' visit with star panda

First lady Melania Trump had a great panda adventure at the Beijing Zoo, her final solo event in the city of Beijing.

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Philippines' Duterte offers to host 'world summit' on human rights

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who is facing international criticism for his bloody war on drugs, said his country was willing to host a "world summit" to tackle how nations can protect human rights.

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Trump praises 'highly respected' Xi; China media says visit set new blueprint for U.S.-China ties

BEIJING (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump praised Chinese leader Xi Jinping as "highly respected" on Friday as he left Beijing for Vietnam, ending a visit which Chinese media declared set a "new blueprint" for handling U.S.-China relations and differences.

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Review: ‘The Band’s Visit’ Is a Ravishing Musical That Whispers With Romance

This singularly seductive show, based on an Israeli film, finds the ecstasy in ennui in a small desert town.

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France's Macron broaches Lebanon in surprise Saudi visit

DUBAI/RIYADH (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron held hastily scheduled talks in Riyadh on Thursday with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman amid rising tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran, notably over Lebanon and Yemen.

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Australia museum, IBM launch frog-count app for a deep dive into pond population

SYDNEY (Reuters) - An Australian museum has teamed up with computer giant International Business Machines Corp to count the country's native frog population, and they want amphibian enthusiasts to jump on board.

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Big City: Road Rage, Then a Shot. For a Police Officer, It is Called Self-Defense

The jury’s acquittal of an off-duty officer who shot and killed an unarmed man shows how much leeway we give law enforcement authorities when it comes to using force.

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FIFA's human rights advisers call for more detail over stadium workers

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - FIFA has been urged to reveal more about its monitoring of construction sites at World Cup venues in Russia and Qatar in a report by its Human Rights Advisory Board.

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Northern California's wine country needs you to visit

The wine is flowing again at Steve Ledson's ornate castle winery in Sonoma County.

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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: The Worrisome Future of Abortion Rights

The Justice Department is becoming an outpost of the National Right to Life Committee.

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UPDATE 1-Qualcomm signs $12 bln in China deals amid Trump visit

BEIJING, Nov 9 (Reuters) - Qualcomm Inc has signed $12 billion worth of deals with three Chinese mobile handset makers on the sidelines of a state visit to Beijing by U.S. President Donald Trump.

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UPDATE 2-Chinese companies agree to develop LNG in Alaska as Trump visits

BEIJING, Nov 9 (Reuters) - China's top state oil major Sinopec, one of the country's top banks and its sovereign wealth fund have agreed to help develop Alaska's gas sector as part of U.S. President Donald Trump's visit, company and government statements said on Thursday.

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U.N. says believes Afghanistan air strike killed civilians

KABUL (Reuters) - The United Nations mission in Afghanistan said at least 10 civilians may have been killed by an air strike in the northern city of Kunduz last week, despite a U.S. military investigation that found no civilian deaths.

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RPT-UPDATE 1-Chinese companies agree to develop LNG in Alaska as Trump visits

BEIJING, Nov 9 (Reuters) - China's top state oil major Sinopec, one of the country's top banks and its sovereign wealth fund have agreed to help develop Alaska's liquefied natural gas sector as part of U.S. President Donald Trump's visit, the U.S. government said on Thursday.