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Jamal Khashoggi case: Fox and Mnuchin quit Saudi summit

This comes amid fears journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside a Saudi consulate in Turkey.

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Jean-Luc Mélenchon: French left-wing leader quizzed over cash

Police question Jean-Luc Mélenchon amid a row over his rage at a search at his party's HQ.

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Exiled Vietnamese Blogger: I’m Not Alone in Pushing for Freedom

A prominent Vietnamese blogger sent into exile in the United States says her reunion with her family after two years in prison is proof she is not ...

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A Top Indian Minister Resigns, but Can #MeToo Reform Government?

India’s governing party promised to champion women and economic growth, but more women are leaving the work force than ever, partly over safety ...

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Food, Water, a Ride: Guatemalans Help Honduran Migrants

Sweaty, sunburned and exhausted, Jonathan Zuniga had been carrying his 1-year-old baby in his arms for five hours when help arrived unexpectedly from ...

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Khashoggi’s Last Column: Arab World Needs Free Expression

The Washington Post has published a column by missing Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi in which he warns that governments in the Middle East “have been ...

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Indian minister defiant amid #MeToo storm

An Indian government minister has hit back at a series of allegations of sexual harassment, rejecting calls to step down and suing one of his accusers, after he became the most prominent public figure to be named in what's been dubbed India's #MeToo ...

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Theresa May Plays for Time on Brexit, Amid Talk of an Extension

At a summit Mrs. May asked for help in reviving stalled exit talks, but offered little new. Negotiations now look likely to go down to the wire.

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More Rain Expected Amid Central Texas Flooding

A continued threat of flooding is forecast in parts of Central Texas as more rain is expected in the area and dams along the swollen Colorado River release water downstream, officials said Wednesday. National Weather Service forecaster Jason Runyen said the already-saturated area was expected to get an additional 1 to 2 inches (3 to 5 ...

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Hurricane Michael: Death toll continues to rise amid searches

The number of deaths blamed on Hurricane Michael continues to increase, with others still missing.

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Mary Bono: USA Gymnastics boss quits after Simone Biles & Aly Raisman criticism

The interim boss of USA Gymnastics resigns after her appointment was criticised by Olympic champions Simone Biles and Aly Raisman.

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Border Insecurity in Iran Amid Regime Crackdown on Minorities   

Armed conflict between Iranian security forces and separatist militants on the Iranian border is growing, as the government tightens its grip on the minority population.  With a population of more than 80 million people, Iran is predominantly ...

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Immigrant Caravan Organizer Held After Trump Threatens Honduras

The organizer of a migrant caravan from Honduras was detained Tuesday in Guatemala after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to withdraw funding and aid from Honduras if the flow of migrants north to the United States was not stopped. Guatemalan police detained Bartolo Fuentes, a former member of the Honduran Congress, from the middle of ...

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Idaho wildlife official resigns over dead baboon photo

A state wildlife commissioner has resigned amid an outcry over gruesome hunting photos.

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In Florida, Determining Hurricane Death Toll Proves Elusive

In Florida, a grim task is unwinding slowly: Finding out how many people were killed in Hurricane Michael.   The storm that ravaged Florida's Panhandle left incredible destruction stretching from the Gulf of Mexico to the state border, but getting ...

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More Than Me CEO temporarily resigns amid Liberia rape scandal

A Liberian panel is reviewing a report that found the charity failed to protect girls from a predator.

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Amid Brexit Impasse, Theresa May Says Deal Is ‘Achievable’

With negotiations over Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union stymied, the British prime minister is trying to put a summit meeting back on ...

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Washington Catholic Archdiocese Names 28 Former Clergy Who Committed Abuse 

The Catholic Church in Washington has released the names of 28 former clergy members that it says were "credibly" accused of sexual abuse since 1948. A letter released Monday by the Catholic Archdiocese of Washington said the move is "a necessary step towards full transparency and accountability and the process of healing." The archdiocese ...

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Nicaragua police arrest demonstrators amid crackdown

Human rights groups are calling for those arrested on Sunday amid a police crackdown to be released.

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Sears Files for Chapter 11 Amid Plunging Sales, Massive Debt

Sears has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, buckling under its massive debt load and staggering losses.  Sears once dominated the American retail landscape. But the big question is whether the shrunken version of itself can be viable or will it be forced to go out of business, closing the final chapter for an iconic name that ...

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Pope defrocks two Chilean bishops over child abuse claims

Pope Francis ordered the move amid allegations linking the prelates to the sexual abuse of minors.

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Philippines Wins New Term on U.N. Rights Council, Drawing Outrage

The vote was condemned by international groups and officials as “unconscionable” but praised by Philippine officials as a “vindication” amid ...

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Australia to stop religious schools rejecting gay students

Faith schools will no longer be allowed to discriminate, the PM says amid sharp debate on the issue.

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Taliban, US Agree to Sustain Direct Dialogue on Afghan Peace

The United States and the Taliban held a new round of direct talks this week in Qatar, where the two sides agreed to continue the dialogue process to ...

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Venezuela 'frees Lorent Saleh amid suicide concerns'

Lorent Saleh, 30, has been freed and flown to Spain after four years in prison, officials say.

Pope accepts senior U.S. cardinal's resignation amid sex abuse scandal

Wuerl's resignation comes after a sweeping report claimed the powerful American archbishop allowed priests accused of child sex abuse to be reinstated or reassigned.

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China Says in 'Communication' Amid Report of Trump-Xi Meet

China said Friday it is in contact with the United States amid reports of a planned meeting between President Xi Jinping and President Donald Trump next month following a dive in the U.S. stock market blamed partly on a growing trade war between the ...

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