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US, Chinese Defense Chiefs Meet in Effort to Improve Ties

Last year, Asean and its partner nations agreed a similar code to govern encounters at sea. Beijing's actions, which followed the imposition of the sanctions, included scrapping a planned port visit...

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Prince Harry climbs Sydney Harbour Bridge in 13 minutes

Prince Harry climbs Sydney Harbour Bridge in 13 minutes

It's the first engagement on the 16-day Royal Tour that Prince Harry has done solo but across the couple's 76 official engagements, there will be some the Duchess of Sussex undertakes solo as well. ...

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Russian President Vladimir Putin reports 700 hostages seized by IS in Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin reports 700 hostages seized by IS in Syria

He said Moscow only would tap its nuclear arsenal if early warning systems spotted missiles heading toward Russian Federation, in which case "the aggressor should know that retaliation is inevitabl...

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Trump threatens Mexico over migrant caravan

Trump threatens Mexico over migrant caravan

Mexico dispatched additional police to its southern border, after the Casa del Migrante migrant shelter in Tecun Uman on the Guatemalan side of the border reported that hundreds of Hondurans had alr...

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Trump Praises Montana Congressman for Body Slamming Reporter

Trump Praises Montana Congressman for Body Slamming Reporter

The congressman later apologized for his actions and was sentenced to a 180-day deferred sentence, 40 hours of community service, 20 hours of anger management and a US$300 fine along with an $85 cou...

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US opens federal investigation into Catholic Church abuse

US opens federal investigation into Catholic Church abuse

A spokesperson for a non-profit group that focuses on preventing child abuse released a statement today. Lennon said SNAP had asked the federal government three times since 2002 for a nationwide inv...

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Turkish police say 'evidence' found at Saudi consulate on Khashoggi case

Turkish police say 'evidence' found at Saudi consulate on Khashoggi case

Pompeo landed in Riyadh on Tuesday morning and was due to meet the king immediately to discuss the crisis surrounding Khashoggi, who vanished two weeks ago during a visit to the Istanbul consulate. ...

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Sri Lanka reverses $300-million China housing deal

Sri Lanka reverses $300-million China housing deal

While Mr Sirisena's denial and assurances appear to have mollified its much larger and more powerful neighbour, the incident has left the Sri Lankan government embarrassed. A coalition between Sirisen...

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State Dept Denies Claims Pompeo Heard Audio Related to Khashoggi Disappearance

State Dept Denies Claims Pompeo Heard Audio Related to Khashoggi Disappearance

Khashoggi , a longtime Saudi critic, has not been seen publicly since he walked into the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul , Turkey, on October 2. "The secretary addressed this yesterday". The official...

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European Union leader's scathing put-down sums up Theresa May's Brexit talks

European Union leader's scathing put-down sums up Theresa May's Brexit talks

Sammy Wilson declared himself "appalled" with the Mrs May's handling of the negotiations, saying "she only has herself to blame" for the EU's "intransigent" stance. In the same breath, Mr Barnier ad...

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The Orthodox Church Dushanbe broke the connection with Constantinople

The Orthodox Church Dushanbe broke the connection with Constantinople

Moldovan believers are divided between the Moldovan Orthodox Church, which is a branch of the Russian Orthodox Church , and its younger rival, the Orthodox Church of Bessarabia (the historic Romanian...

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May 'to consider' extending UK's post-Brexit transition period

May 'to consider' extending UK's post-Brexit transition period

Talks on finalising the UK's withdrawal agreement and a political declaration on future trade relations with the EU have been blocked by failure to agree on a backstop to avoid a hard border between ...

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Strong demand, short supplies on Day One for legal cannabis

Strong demand, short supplies on Day One for legal cannabis

On Wednesday morning, the federal government announced it would introduce legislation to grant pardons to Canadians convicted of simple cannabis possession charges and who have completed their sentenc...

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Biden: 'I hope' Democrats don't impeach Trump

Biden: 'I hope' Democrats don't impeach Trump

Biden also urged Mueller not to being his probe to an "arbitrary" end before the crucial midterms. Biden reportedly told the crowd that his late son Beau would want him to run but added that "no m...

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Footage of the aftermath of a devastating hurricane in Portugal

Footage of the aftermath of a devastating hurricane in Portugal

National electricity supplier EDP said it had 750 technicians working to restore power and had activated 70 emergency generators. Hurricane Leslie moved north-east through the peninsula with Lis...

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Fans face rain to greet Prince Harry and Meghan in Melbourne

Fans face rain to greet Prince Harry and Meghan in Melbourne

The lights went out and both Harry and Meghan pressed the buttons to launch their cars along the state dining room table. While visiting the community, Meghan helped feed some cows and joined a lo...

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EU's Tusk hopes euro zone reform progress possible despite Italy

EU's Tusk hopes euro zone reform progress possible despite Italy

This could be in breach of European Union fiscal rules that require Rome to lower its large public debt. The Italian budget is set to increase spending largely to pay for the minimum basic income ...

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#MeToo effect: Minister of

#MeToo effect: Minister of "External affairs" MJ Akbar resigned

He said in a statement that since he had made a decision to challenge the "false accusations" against him in his "personal capacity", he felt it was appropriate to step down from office. But "lots o...

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Treasury Declines to Label China a Currency Manipulator

Treasury Declines to Label China a Currency Manipulator

President Trump argues the growth in Chinese exports to the USA has destroyed American jobs and has ordered tariffs on more than $200bn of Chinese exports to try to stem the US's growing deficit with ...

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Pompeii: Evidence rewrites Vesuvius eruption date

Pompeii: Evidence rewrites Vesuvius eruption date

While not listing a year, the graffiti reads: "XVI K Nov", meaning the 16th day before the calends of November, or October 17 in the modern calendar. "It is highly probable that it can be dated to t...

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Robert Mueller almost ready to present findings on collusion, obstruction

Robert Mueller almost ready to present findings on collusion, obstruction

The entire probe may not wrap up but he's close to a decision on two issues: Whether there was collusions between Trump and Russian Federation, and whether the president took any actions that amounted...

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Australia Open to Moving Its Israel Embassy to Jerusalem

Australia Open to Moving Its Israel Embassy to Jerusalem

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Tuesday that he is open to relocating the Australian embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem . The ministry said "How can Australia continue ...

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Body found in rain-swollen lake amid Texas flooding

Body found in rain-swollen lake amid Texas flooding

Last week, four people were swept away in floodwaters along the South Llano River in Junction . The body was found at Flag Street and Sandstone Street, according to KVUE . Video of the RM 2900 bridg...

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USA sanctions Iranian network recruiting child soldiers

USA sanctions Iranian network recruiting child soldiers

Mnuchin said that apart from recruiting child soldiers as young as 12, Basij was also involved in the violent crackdowns and other "serious human rights abuses" following the disputed 2009 Iranian e...

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Nikki Haley: ‘Palestine’ is not a state

Nikki Haley: ‘Palestine’ is not a state

The partially-recognized state will lead the UN-based coalition of developing nations starting in January 2019. In her statement Haley noted that the United States had voted against the decision bec...

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Former Uber Driver Charged with Sex Assault

Former Uber Driver Charged with Sex Assault

The customer was charged more than $1,000 following the ordeal, but Uber said she was refunded in full "within days". During this time, Parmar allegedly changed the woman's destination to Boston, Ma...

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Sheriff says parents of missing Wisconsin girl were shot to death

Sheriff says parents of missing Wisconsin girl were shot to death

James (left) and Denise Closs. No gun was found at the scene. Fitzgerald told reporters Tuesday that Jayme is "missing and endangered", noting that there is an active Amber Alert for the teen. The...

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Canada is legalizing marijuana: Here's what Michiganders should know

Canada is legalizing marijuana: Here's what Michiganders should know

Hours before they opened, though, a federal official told The Associated Press that Canada will pardon all those with convictions for possessing up to 30 grams of marijuana, the now-legal threshol...

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McConnell Thinks Talking About Repealing Obamacare Helps the GOP in the Midterms

McConnell Thinks Talking About Repealing Obamacare Helps the GOP in the Midterms

Republicans could try again to repeal Obamacare if they win enough seats in US elections next month, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell said on Wednesday, calling a failed 2017 push to repeal...

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These are the first Canadians to buy legal weed

These are the first Canadians to buy legal weed

The announcement comes on the day that Canada has legalized so-called recreational marijuana . He has voiced concern over the lack of concrete decisions made between the Canadian and American gover...

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Hugin revives prostitution allegations against Sen. Menendez in NJ Senate race

Hugin revives prostitution allegations against Sen. Menendez in NJ Senate race

For the New Jersey senator, the race represents the latest in a series of dramatic fights for his political life. Advertising in Garden State races is no small commitment. However, Menendez's Senate...

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No decision on Turkey sanctions yet, top US diplomat says

No decision on Turkey sanctions yet, top US diplomat says

Trump hailed the release , which has been seen as an opening for Ankara and Washington to restore frayed ties , including with Pompeo, who met President Recep Tayyip Erdogan earlier Wednesday. "An...

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Theresa May said nothing 'substantially new' in Brexit address

Theresa May said nothing 'substantially new' in Brexit address

Shadow Brexit Secretary Keir Starmer said MPs must be able to scrutinise and, where appropriate, change the text of any vote presented to Parliament. But the commission has long insisted that it w...

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Speaker John Bercow 'to stand down' next year

Speaker John Bercow 'to stand down' next year

An independent commission should be set up to investigate all future allegations of bullying and sexual harassment against MPs, John Bercow has said. The report condemned a culture in which abusive...

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Trump To Present Medal of Honor To Vietnam Vet

Trump To Present Medal of Honor To Vietnam Vet

Among his notable actions during the war, the White House said that Canley, as a gunnery sergeant, " fought off multiple enemy attacks " in the Battle of Hue during the Vietnam War. But in this case, ...

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