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  • Germany says time to support Africa

    BERLIN (Reuters) — Germany urged other developed countries on Friday to support a plan it is finalising to bolster the economies of Africa, create jobs and slow the flow of migrants from the contin…

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  • Xi vows zero tolerance for separatist movements

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  • Park’s approval rating remains at all-time low

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  • Taliban car bomb strikes German consulate; 4 killed

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF, Afghanistan/BERLIN (Reuters) — A Taliban suicide bomber rammed a car packed with explosives into a wall around the German consulate in the northern Afghan city of Mazar-i-Sharif late…

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  • Singer-Songwriter and poet Leonard Cohen dead at age 82

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  • Angry anti-Trump protesters march in cities across U.S.

  • Lab pig Ebola scare unfolds in Canada

    WINNIPEG, Canada (Reuters) — A Canadian laboratory worker may have been accidentally exposed to Ebola on Monday while handling pigs infected with the virus as part of an experiment, government offic…

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  • Prince Harry condemns media ‘harassment’ of new girlfriend

    LONDON (AP) — It’s the British royals versus the press — again — and Prince Harry thinks enough is enough. In a highly unusual statement, the prince on Tuesday lashed out at the media for int…

  • Some look to Canada, N.Z. after Trump’s rise

  • Embattled Park to skip APEC meeting

    SEOUL (Reuters) — South Korean President Park Geun-hye will miss a summit of Asia-Pacific economies this month in Peru, the foreign ministry said on Tuesday, as she tries to limit damage from a deep…

  • H.K. lawyers march against China’s ‘interference’

    HONG KONG (Reuters) — More than 1,000 Hong Kong lawyers dressed in black marched through the heart of the city in silence on Tuesday to condemn a move by China that effectively bars two elected pro-…

  • GOP maintains control of Congress

  • Trump triumphs over Clinton / Real estate mogul wins key swing states in stunning run to White House

  • Donald Trump elected president

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  • Janet Reno, 1st female U.S. attorney general, dies

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  • Samsung offices raided by prosecutors as Park scandal deepens

    SEOUL (Reuters) — South Korean prosecutors raided the offices of Samsung Electronics on Tuesday as part of a probe over a political scandal involving President Park Geun-hye and her friend who is a…

  • U.N. talks aim for action on COP22 pledges

    MARRAKESH, Morocco (Reuters) — Almost 200 nations began work on Monday to turn promises for fighting climate change into action at a U.N. conference that played down threats to a 2015 global agreem…

  • Medics talk of ‘Humvees loaded with bodies’

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  • Militia edges forward in Raqqa assault

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  • Mass ISIL grave found near Mosul

    NEAR BASHIQA, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi Kurdish fighters exchanged heavy fire with militants on Monday as they entered a town held by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militant group east of …

  • Israel rejects French invite to Middle East peace conference

    JERUSALEM (Reuters) — Israel on Monday formally rejected France’s invitation to take part in a Middle East peace conference in Paris later this year, saying it was a distraction from the goal of d…

  • In defeat, Park to let parliament pick PM

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  • Nature in Short / Flowering gentians catch your eye in late autumn

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  • Mutant mosquitoes to breed out diseases

    PIRACICABA, Brazil (AFP-Jiji) — Scientists in Brazil are preparing to release millions of factory-bred mosquitoes in an attempt to wipe out their distant cousins that carry tropical diseases. The in…

  • Humanity killing off wildlife, marine life

    PARIS (AFP-Jiji) — Nearly three-fifths of all animals with a backbone — fish, birds, amphibians, reptiles and mammals — have been wiped out since 1970 by human appetites and activity, according …

  • China moves to bar H.K. activists

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  • U.S. turnout surges among minorities

  • Pope holds Mass for 1,000 prisoners

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  • Assault launched on ISIL ‘capital’ in Syria

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  • Michelin releases 1st Seoul guide

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  • FBI clears Clinton in new email review

  • Iraqi forces: Defenses, civilians hamper advance on Mosul

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  • Irish ‘behind Mosul suicide attack’

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  • Pakistan to deport National Geographic ‘Afghan girl’

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AFP-Jiji) — The Afghan woman immortalized on a National Geographic cover said she is “heartbroken” at news she will be deported from Pakistan to the war-torn homeland she fi…

  • EU to flag ‘relapse’ on press freedom in Turkey

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  • Spain: Security forces arrest ETA leader

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  • Girl abducted by Boko Haram found by troops

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  • Trump, Clinton court voters in swing states

  • Prosecutors arrest 2 former Park aides

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  • ‘The Simpsons’ renewed through historic 30th season

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  • Beijing to intervene in oath dispute with H.K. lawmakers

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  • May assures EU leaders Brexit going as planned

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  • Sting to sing at Paris Bataclan reopening after 2015 attacks

    PARIS (Reuters) — The Paris concert venue where Islamist militants killed 90 people in November 2015 has enrolled rock star Sting for a concert to mark its reopening a year after the tragedy. Stin…

  • Pressure mounts on embattled Park

    SEOUL (AFP-Jiji) — Thousands of South Koreans took to the streets Saturday to demand embattled President Park Geun-hye resign over a crippling corruption scandal. Protesters chanted slogans and ca…

  • Iraqi special forces push deeper into eastern Mosul

    MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) — Iraqi special forces said they recaptured six districts of eastern Mosul on Friday, expanding the army’s foothold in the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) bastio…

  • Huge Muslim protest in Jakarta turns deadly

    JAKARTA (Reuters) — Indonesian President Joko Widodo lashed out at politicians for stoking a huge protest by Muslims that briefly turned violent on Friday night as a hardcore group pressed for the …

  • 3 U.S. military trainers killed by Jordan forces

    AMMAN (Reuters) — Three U.S. military trainers were shot dead in Jordan on Friday when their car failed to stop at the gate of a military base and was fired on by Jordanian security forces, a Jorda…

  • To control childhood asthma attacks, reduce indoor pollutions

    To avoid asthma attacks, children with the respiratory disease shouldn’t breathe indoor air that’s contaminated by pollutants and allergens known to aggravate their symptoms, U.S. doctors advise….

  • Babies should sleep in parents’ room for first year

    MIAMI (AFP-Jiji) — To reduce the risk of sudden death, babies should sleep in the same room as their parents but in their own crib or bassinet for the first year of life, U.S. doctors said Monday. …

  • Clinton, Trump clash in final campaign stretch

  • Zuma faces no-confidence vote

    CAPE TOWN (Reuters) — South Africa’s Jacob Zuma faces a no-confidence vote in parliament next week with his presidency mired in crisis, after investigators documented allegations of government cor…

  • Fending off Trump, Clinton tries to secure ‘blue wall’

  • U.K. High Court rules Brexit needs Parliament’s approval

    LONDON (Reuters) — A British court ruled on Thursday that the government needs parliamentary approval to start the process of leaving the European Union, potentially delaying Prime Minister Theresa …

  • Car bomb explodes in Turkey after MPs held

    DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (Reuters) — A car bomb rocked southeastern Turkey’s largest city on Friday, killing one person and injuring more than 40, security sources said, hours after police detained poli…

  • Paris climate agreement becomes international law

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Paris Agreement to combat climate change becomes international law on Friday — a landmark that the United Nations says signals the beginning of a new chapter for humanki…

  • Embattled S.Korea leader: Scandal “all my fault and mistake”

    SEOUL (AP) — South Korean President Park Geun-hye took sole blame Friday for a “heartbreaking” scandal that threatens her government and vowed she will accept a direct investigation into her ac…

  • Iraqi govt consolidates gains before Mosul urban warfare

    MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi special forces mopping up in territory seized in eastern Mosul killed eight Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants Wednesday as residents fled to safety from …

  • Denied arms, Duterte calls U.S. ‘monkeys’

    MANILA (Reuters) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte chided the United States on Wednesday for halting the planned sale of 26,000 rifles to his country, calling those behind the decision “fools…

  • Hacked emails show Clinton camp ‘coordinated’ with State on server

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A State Department official appeared to coordinate with Hillary Clinton’s nascent presidential campaign hours before the former secretary of state’s exclusive use of private e…

  • Carter talks with Turkey about role in Raqqa fight

    FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (Reuters) — The United States is continuing to talk with ally Turkey on the role it will play in the operation to seize the city of Raqqa, Islamic State of Iraq and the Levan…

  • Russia gives rebels deadline to leave Aleppo

    MOSCOW (Reuters) — Russia and the Syrian Army on Wednesday told anti-government rebels in Aleppo to leave by Friday evening, signaling an extended moratorium on airstrikes in the city. The Russian…

  • Kenya pulls U.N. peacekeepers from S. Sudan in protest

    NAIROBI (AP) — Kenya is pulling out its 1,000 troops deployed to South Sudan as part of the U.N. peacekeeping mission and stopping future deployments after the U.N. secretary general fired the forc…

  • Park risks probe, new PM nominee warns

    SEOUL (AFP-Jiji) — A snowballing political scandal moved closer to embattled South Korean President Park Geun-hye on Thursday, with her newly nominated prime minister warning she could face a probe…

  • Russia’s No. 4 city mired in HIV epidemic

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian health officials say one in 50 people in the country’s fourth-largest city is carrying the HIV virus as Russia struggles to deal with a rapidly rising number of infections. …

  • Obama slams ‘innuendo’ by FBI

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. President Barack Obama staunchly defended Hillary Clinton’s use of private email as an “honest mistake,” suggesting Wednesday that voters should discount innuendo-fille…

  • Xi meets Taiwan opposition, cites ‘1-China principle’

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping met with Taiwan’s opposition leader Tuesday, underscoring Beijing’s message to the island’s independence-leaning administration that it won’t hav…

  • N. Korea set to launch missile, U.S. says

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) — North Korea is preparing to launch an intermediate-range ballistic missile in the next three days, Fox Business Network reported on Tuesday, citing two unidentified U.S. offic…

  • Scandal-rocked S. Korean president replaces premier

    SEOUL (AFP-Jiji) — South Korean President Park Geun-hye replaced her prime minister and finance minister Wednesday, as she scrambled to contain a damaging scandal over a close friend accused of medd…

  • Park stresses ‘all-nation, neutral government’

    SEOUL — South Korean President Park Geun-hye, who has been embroiled in a scandal over suspected political meddling by a friend, has moved to replace the prime minister, who had handled internal af…

  • Venezuela opposition scraps Maduro trial

    CARACAS (Reuters) — Venezuela freed four activists and the opposition postponed a symbolic trial in congress of President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday even as it warned it would quit Vatican-backed ta…

  • Kerry meets China state councilor in New York

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry and national security adviser Susan Rice held talks Tuesday with a senior Chinese official on managing differences and expanding cooperation between …

  • Iraqi troops engage ISIL in Mosul

    EAST OF MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) — Iraqi forces battled Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militant group fighters on the eastern edge of Mosul on Tuesday as the two-week campaign to recapture…

  • Turkish tanks readied at Iraqi border

    ANKARA (Reuters) — Turkey’s military has begun deploying tanks and other armored vehicles to the town of Silopi near the Iraqi border, in a move the defense minister said on Tuesday was related t…

  • U.N. chief fires South Sudan commander after harsh report

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon fired the commander of the peacekeeping force in South Sudan on Tuesday after an independent investigation sharply criticized the military respon…

  • Anti-Putin activist being ‘tortured’

    MOSCOW (Reuters) — A Russian opposition activist who became the first person to be jailed under a new law for repeatedly staging peaceful anti-Kremlin protests says he is being tortured in prison a…

  • Russia says Syria peace talks halted indefinitely

    MOSCOW (Reuters) — Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Tuesday a Western failure to rein in violent Islamists in Syria had indefinitely delayed the resumption of peace talks. Shoigu sai…

  • Trump, Clinton in close final week battle

  • Pope appoints new archbishop for Guam amid abuse scandal

    HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — The new leader of the Catholic Church in Guam will immediately assume all responsibilities in the archdiocese while its suspended archbishop faces a church trial for allegedly …

  • Thai king succession announcement allays fears

    BANGKOK (Reuters) — News that Thailand is making preparations for the crown prince to ascend to the throne on Dec. 1 is likely to allay worries that the kingdom was headed for a period of instabili…

  • China’s new stealth fighter takes flight

    ZHUHAI, China (Reuters) — China showed its Chengdu J-20 stealth fighter in public for the first time on Tuesday, opening the country’s biggest meeting of aircraft makers and buyers with a show of …

  • Hezbollah ally elected as Lebanon president

    BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s parliament elected former army commander Michel Aoun as president on Monday, filling a post that had been vacant for more than two years and injecting hope that the countr…

  • Iraqi forces make 1st push into Mosul

    EAST OF MOSUL/BAGHDAD, Iraq (Reuters) — Iraq troops broke through Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant militant group (ISIL) defense lines in an eastern suburb of Mosul on Monday, taking the battle…

  • Pyongyang revels in Seoul political woes

    TOKYO (AP) — North Korea is joyfully jumping into a bizarre political scandal rocking Seoul, calling it the inevitable result of a corrupt regime and saying the administration of South Korean Presi…

  • Trump sticks to attacking Clinton

  • Holocaust hero Wallenberg ‘dead’

    STOCKHOLM (AP) — World War II hero Raoul Wallenberg, who is credited with helping at least 20,000 Hungarian Jews escape the Holocaust, has been pronounced dead by Swedish authorities, 71 years afte…

  • Pope marks Protestant Reformation

    LUND, Sweden (AP) — Pope Francis urged Catholics and Lutherans on Monday to forgive the “errors” of the past and forge a future together, including sharing the Eucharist, as he marked the 500th…

  • Rwanda accuses 22 French officers of genocide

    KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Rwanda’s government on Monday said 22 French senior military officers helped to plan and execute the 1994 genocide, in which more than 800,000 people were killed. The Frenc…

  • Monkeys make stone flakes like early tools

    NEW YORK (AP) — Call them knockoffs. Rock-smashing monkeys in Brazil make stone flakes that look a lot like tools made by our ancient ancestors. Scientists watched as capuchin monkeys in a nationa…

  • Study finds little lies lead to bigger ones

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Telling little fibs leads down a slippery slope to bigger lies — and our brains adapt to escalating dishonesty, which makes deceit easier, a new study shows. Neuroscientists at …

  • Woman in scandal roiling S. Korea detained

    SEOUL (AP) — The woman at the center of a scandal roiling South Korea met prosecutors examining whether she used her close ties to President Park Geun-hye to pull government strings from the shadow…

  • Moroccans protest fishmonger’s death

    HOCEIMA, Morocco (AFP-Jiji) — Thousands of Moroccans Sunday attended the funeral of a fishmonger whose gruesome death in a garbage truck crusher has caused outrage across the North African country, …

  • Warrant obtained for Clinton emails

  • Series of quakes hits Italy’s identity

    NORCIA, Italy (AP) — The third powerful earthquake to hit Italy in two months spared human life Sunday but struck at the nation’s identity, destroying a Benedictine cathedral, a medieval tower an…

  • Woman at center of S. Korea crisis begs forgiveness

    SEOUL (Reuters) — The woman at the center of a South Korean political scandal begged forgiveness on Monday as she arrived to meet prosecutors investigating allegations she used her friendship with …

  • Toll in Yemen airstrikes hits 60

    ADEN (AFP-Jiji) — Saudi-led coalition airstrikes on rebel-held security buildings in western Yemen have killed at least 60 people, many of them inmates buried under the rubble of a detention center…

  • Hollande urges U.K. to accept 1,500 Calais migrant children

    DOUE-LA- FONTAINE, France (AFP-Jiji) — French President Francois Hollande on Saturday urged Britain to take in 1,500 unaccompanied minors from the “Jungle” as officials stepped up efforts to fin…

  • Powerful quake rattles Italy; no deaths immediately reported

    ROME (AP) — A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.6 on Sunday rocked the same area of central and southern Italy hit by quake in August and a pair of aftershocks last week, sendin…

  • Clinton campaign takes on FBI chief

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla./GOLDEN, Colo. (Reuters) — Hillary Clinton on Saturday challenged FBI Director James Comey to provide a fuller explanation of investigative steps he is taking related to her use o…

  • Protesters in Seoul call for Park to resign

    SEOUL (AP) — Thousands of South Koreans took to the streets of the capital on Saturday calling for increasingly unpopular President Park Geun-hye to step down over allegations that she let an old f…

  • Shiite militias launch offensive to seal off Mosul

    AL-SHURA, Iraq/BAGHDAD (Reuters) — Iraqi Shiite militias launched an offensive toward the west of Mosul on Saturday, an operation that will tighten the noose around the Islamic State of Iraq and the…

  • EDC-related disorders proving costly in U.S.

    PARIS (AFP-Jiji) — Exposure to tiny doses of hormone-disrupting chemicals is responsible for at least $340 billion in health-related costs each year in the United States, according to a report publ…

  • Consult doctor to raise healthy vegan baby

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — There’s a right way and a wrong way to raise a baby on vegan food. Those who get it wrong, parents say, give the responsible ones a bad name. A Pennsylvania mother claiming t…

  • Youth obesity tied to increased risk of diabetes-linked death

    The increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, and eventually dying from the disease, begins early in life and at weights in the “normal” range, a new study suggests. Researchers followed the…

  • Abbas plans 1st Fatah congress since 2009

  • Trump seeks boost from Clinton’s email probe

  • ISIL ‘using hostages as human shields’ in Mosul

  • U.N. frees 876 children held by Nigeria

  • Duterte: God warned me about cursing

  • Chinese vessels ‘left disputed shoal’ in South China Sea

  • Park orders 10 senior secretaries to resign

  • FBI opens new Clinton email probe

  • Bob Dylan finally embraces Nobel Prize

  • Belfast high court rejects challenge to Brexit

  • Syrian rebels launch Aleppo counterattack to break siege

  • Airliner catches fire on takeoff at Chicago airport

  • Largest marine park created in Antarctic Ocean

  • Support for Park slides to all-time low

  • China’s Communist Party raises Xi to symbolic ‘core’ status

  • Task force to probe scandal over Park’s aide

  • Poll: Clinton extends lead

  • Iconic ‘Afghan girl’ arrested

  • Protests against Maduro escalate; dozens hurt

  • Trump touts urban policy and his new hotel

  • Trump’s Hollywood star smashed

  • U.S., Britain expect Raqqa offensive ‘in next few weeks’

  • U.S. abstains in U.N. vote on Cuba embargo

  • NATO beefs up military on Russian borders

  • 2 quakes rattle central Italy

  • Duterte: U.S. should leave in 2 yrs

  • Iraqi Army’s elite force waits for more troops to near Mosul

  • U.S. spy chief: Getting DPRK to give up nukes a lost cause

  • U.S. Navy tested new system in latest challenge to China

  • U.K. nations hold ‘frustrating’ Brexit talks

  • France clears ‘Jungle’ migrant camp in Calais

  • White House: Average 25% rise to health premiums

  • Trump insists ‘we are winning’

  • Iraqi forces push to Mosul, face airstrike questions

  • Scholars see helping hand in Shakespeare’s ‘Henry VI’

  • Kenya commutes all death sentences

  • Cat poop issue divides Hawaii animal lovers

  • Join us at the Natural History Museum

  • Park pushes for presidential reform

  • U.S.: Duterte sparking distress around world

  • Xi seeks to enforce will at party meeting

  • Venezuela’s Congress accuses Maduro of ‘coup’

  • U.S. tour bus crash leaves 13 dead

  • Russia, Britain clash over ‘shrinking’ of London embassy

  • Trump unveils plan for 1st 100 days of presidency

  • Iraq PM rejects Turkish assistance in Mosul offensive

  • Exercise, anger may trigger heart attack

  • Hispanic youth may be more tempted to smoke

  • U.S. destroyer challenges China claims in South China Sea / China calls move illegal, provocative

  • Papal summer residence opened to public

  • Rare Koran exhibit seeks better Islam image in U.S.

  • Report shows 3 chemical attacks in Syria

  • Wonder Woman named special U.N. ambassador amid outcry

  • Half of all Republicans would reject poll result

  • Europe’s Mars probe destroyed

  • London airport evacuated after ‘CS gas’ incident

  • Nobel academy member slams ‘arrogant’ Dylan

  • EU leaders warn of tough Brexit talks

  • 53 killed, 300 hurt in Cameroon train wreck

  • Spain’s top court overturns bullfighting ban in Catalonia

  • Trump: I’ll accept result, if I win

  • May warned of tough Brexit talks at EU summit

  • Duterte announces ‘separation’ from U.S.

  • U.S. starts 1st N-reactor since ’96

  • Youngsters prefer ‘giant meteor’

  • Analysis / Trump stays on scorched earth strategy

  • Trump says he may not accept election result

  • Another N. Korea missile fails after launch

  • Hariri to back Hezbollah ally Aoun for Lebanese presidency

  • Xi says he hopes Duterte visit can ‘fully improve’ ties

  • Leaders reach deal to create ‘road map’ for Ukraine peace

  • Militant gets 10 years for Jakarta attack

  • Brazil ex-lower house speaker held over graft

  • U.S. warns N. Korea of ‘overwhelming’ response

  • European Mars lander’s fate unclear

  • Ceasefire goes into effect in Yemen

  • Obama to Trump: Stop whining

  • ISIL taking operations underground / Networks of tunnels found on approach to Mosul

  • Russia, Syria halt Aleppo strikes ahead of truce

  • U.S. expert: DPRK could field missile next year

  • Australia denies refugees driven to suicide on Nauru

  • Obama’s troop theory riding on Mosul

  • German birthrate at 33-year high due to migrant babies

  • FBI records: State Dept. tried to bargain over Clinton email

  • Melania Trump slams sexual abuse accusers

  • Ono unveils permanent artwork in Chicago park

  • Nobel gives up knockin’ on Dylan’s door

  • UNSC condemns DPRK missile test

  • Brazil’s biggest dinosaur found in storage

  • Study says apes may have ‘theory of mind’

  • Iraq forces launch battle over Mosul

  • N.C. GOP office torched, graffiti threat sprayed nearby

  • Trump ramps up rigged election claim

  • U.S., U.K. weighing new sanctions on Syria, Russia

  • Freed Chibok schoolgirls reunited with families

  • China sends 2 astronauts for station experiments

  • World’s oldest panda dies at 38

  • India, Russia sign energy, defense deals worth billions

  • North Korea’s mid-range missile launch ‘fails’ / U.S. will raise concerns at UNSC

  • Syrian rebels attack ISIL stronghold Dabiq

  • U.S. destroyer targeted by missiles off coast of Yemen

  • U.S., S. Korea: Latest N. Korea missile launch fails

  • Who wants to live forever? Forget it, study says

  • Trump campaign rocked by new sexual allegations

  • Obama: ‘Democracy itself’ at stake in poll

  • Europe’s royals enjoy strong, but fragile support

  • Week of violence in South Sudan kills 60

  • Before Syria talks, Kerry visits Rwanda’s genocide memorial

  • Early editions of Shakespeare’s plays on display

  • 197 parties reach deal to cut HFC gases

  • Bob Dylan still silent on Nobel win

  • Militant attack kills 12 Egyptian soldiers in Sinai

  • U.S. lifts limits on Cuban rum, cigars

  • Michelle Obama excoriates Trump over sexual assault

  • ChemChina, Sinochem in talks on $100 bil. merger

  • Michael Jackson ranks as top-earning dead celebrity

  • Trump campaign hit by new allegations of sexual assault

  • May vows Parliament scrutiny amid ‘hard Brexit’ concerns

  • U.S. missiles destroy Yemen radar sites

  • ‘E.T.’ art sells for astronomical price

  • Assad says army taking Aleppo to drive ‘terrorists’ back

  • Thailand’s king, world’s longest-reigning monarch, dies

  • Duterte: Military alliances will remain

  • Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize for Literature

  • Janet Jackson pregnant at 50

  • Firm fined over actor Ford’s injury

  • Kerry, Lavrov agree to resume talks on Syria

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