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Beijing should 'temper' its behavior in the South China Sea, Duterte says

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has called for the Chinese government to tone down its behavior in the South China Sea, warning ongoing tensions could spark an accidental conflict.

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US to Continue Supporting Afghanistan Government Peace Efforts

The United States has condemned a recent spate of deadly attacks in Afghanistan. A spokesperson for the State Department said Wednesday that Washington remains a staunch supporter of the Afghanistan government's effort to establish peace. VOA's Zlatica Hoke reports military bases and an education center have been the targets of insurgent violence ...

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Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Former Prime Minister of India, Dies at 93

As India’s leader from 1998 to 2004, Mr. Vajpayee ended a long moratorium on nuclear tests but also eased tensions with Pakistan and built closer ...

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After Taliban Siege of Ghazni, Afghans Tell of Fear and Deprivation

The siege was the latest example of ordinary Afghans caught between Taliban violence and a government that leaves them vulnerable.

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Israel Eases Restrictions on Gaza Imports After Days of Relative Calm

Moving to stabilize a shaky cease-fire with the Hamas-governed enclave, the Israelis lifted the five-week ban on all goods other than food, medicine ...

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US Ambassador to Zimbabwe: Sanctions Removal Linked to Genuine Reforms

U.S. Ambassador to Zimbabwe Brian Nichols has said the southern African country must embark on genuine reforms if it wants Washington to remove ...

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Mexico violence: Newly elected Congresswoman kidnapped

Gunmen shot at the car of Veracruz lawmaker-elect Norma Azucena Rodríguez Zamora and abducted her.

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Israel to reopen Gaza cargo crossing if calm holds

Israel shut Kerem Shalom for all but humanitarian deliveries in retaliation for Palestinian attacks.

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US Wants to Remain ‘Partner of Choice’ in South America

High-profile U.S. officials have visited South America in recent weeks to signal strength in inter-American alliances amid U.S. competitors’ increased interest in the region. Speaking to reporters while traveling to Brazil Sunday, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis said Russian and Chinese involvement in South America has had “zero impact” on ...

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Unite the Right: White nationalists outnumbered at Washington rally

About 20 white nationalists attended the rally in Washington, a year after violence in Charlottesville.

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Tens of Thousands Rally to Kick US Base Off Okinawa

Tens of thousands of protesters in Okinawa vowed to stop the planned relocation of a U.S military base, saying they want it off the southern Japanese ...

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US Students Turn Grief into App to Help Bring Terrorists to Justice

California college student Anjali Banerjee was watching fireworks during a 2016 celebration on a seafront promenade in the French city of Nice when a man plowed a huge truck through the crowd, killing 86 people and wounding 200. The University of ...

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Tense Confrontation Amid Peaceful Vigils in Charlottesville

The city of Charlottesville marked the anniversary of last summer’s white supremacist violence that sent ripples through the country with largely peaceful vigils and other events, but police had a brief, tense confrontation with students angry over the heavy security presence there this weekend. “Why are you in riot gear? We don’t see no riot ...

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Trump Calls for Unity Ahead of White Nationalist Anniversary Rally

As officials in the U.S. capital of Washington and in the neighboring state of Virginia brace for the first anniversary of a white nationalist rally that exploded in deadly violence, U.S. President Donald Trump Saturday issued a plea for unity. "We must come together as a nation," Trump wrote on Twitter from his golf club in New Jersey. "I ...

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For Italy’s Abused Women, a Legal Labyrinth Compounds the Wounds

Some 150 women a year are killed in Italy, where authorities are often dismissive of complaints. A third of victims reported the violence to police.

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'ALT-RIGHT: Age of Rage' Portends Clash of Political Extremes

In the documentary ALT-RIGHT: Age of Rage, filmmaker Adam Lough looks at the rise of the alternative right movement in America and its ideological ...

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Violence Erupts as Tens of Thousands Protest Corruption in Romania

The police used tear gas and water cannons to disperse the crowds. More than 240 people, including some security personnel, were injured.

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A Year of Violence Sees Brazil’s Murder Rate Hit Record High

Violence stemming from drug gang battles over territory is keeping people indoors and driving support for tough-on-crime candidates.

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Turkey Emerges as Economic Flash Point as Tensions With U.S. Soar

An angry tweet from President Trump ramping up tariffs worsened the lira’s fall. The consequences for Turkey and its neighbors could be severe.

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Bloody Chicago weekend yields just one arrest after 12 died, 66 injured

In one of the deadliest weekends so far this year, Chicago police have made their first arrest after 12 died and 66 were injured in a spasm of gun violence, according to CBS News.   READ MORE: Wake Forest assistant coach faces assault charge after throwing deadly punch Police attributed the bloody weekend mostly to gangs as […] The post ...

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Where One Hears Free Speech, Another Hears Hate Speech

College students and educators continue to struggle with balancing free speech rights on campus while keeping debate from turning violent as a new ...

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Trump Doubles Tariffs on Turkish Steel, Aluminum Imports

U.S. President Donald Trump further escalated tensions with Turkey Friday by announcing a sharp increase in tariffs on steel and aluminum imports in ...

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Israel and Hamas exchange fire in sudden Gaza escalation

Israel launched scores of air strikes on Gaza after Hamas militants fired rockets into its territory, prompting warnings over the risks of escalation.

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US Cheers South Sudan’s Progress Toward Peace, Expects 'Long Process'

While the Trump administration applauds this week's progress in South Sudan's peace talks, it expects that ending nearly five years of civil war and ...

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Are Hate Crimes in US Peaking?

After four years of sharp increases, hate crimes in most major American cities fell during the first half of 2018, preliminary police data show. The total number of hate incidents in the country’s six most populous cities declined by nearly 15 percent from January through June, according to police department data collected by Center for the ...

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Judge Threatens Sessions Over Two Deportations

A furious U.S. federal judge threatened Thursday to hold Attorney General Jeff Sessions in contempt after learning at the hearing for two asylum seekers, a mother and daughter, that they were being deported and were on a plane to El Salvador. U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan called the government’s action outrageous. He said the ...

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Zimbabwe election crisis: MDC's Tendai Biti in court

Tendai Biti is accused of inciting violence after rejecting the president's election victory.

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