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Italy wants to block Frontex ships with migrants from ports

Italy wants to block Frontex ships with migrants from ports

Italy's hard-line interior minister says he wants to block foreign navy ships participating in European migrant rescue missions from docking in Italian ports. Matteo Salvini, who has already closed Italian ports to aid groups that rescue migrants, says in a Facebook post Sunday that he will...

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Death toll climbs to 76 as heavy rains hammer southern Japan

Death toll climbs to 76 as heavy rains hammer southern Japan

Searches continued Sunday night for victims of heavy rainfall that hammered southern Japan for the third straight day, as the government put the death toll at 48, with 28 others presumed dead. Japanese government spokesman Yoshihide Suga said the whereabouts of 92 other people were...

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Nepal war crime laws risk sparing worst offenders: rights groups

Nepal war crime laws risk sparing worst offenders: rights groups

Nepal's legal efforts to deliver justice to victims of its bloody civil war do not meet international standards and risk letting the worst offenders go unpunished, rights groups warned Sunday. The latest draft legislation to address wartime abuses still makes it difficult to prosecute...

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Judge rejects Trump's administration's blanket request to delay reuniting children at border

Judge rejects Trump's administration's blanket request to delay reuniting children at border

A federal judge has refused a blanket request from the Trump administration for extra time time to reunite migrant children and their parents separated at the US-Mexico border, saying extensions will only granted in cases where there was an “articulable” reason. Last month, District...

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Family of Thai boat disaster victims reveals chilling video

Family of Thai boat disaster victims reveals chilling video

The family of a Chinese woman and her two children who were among the victims of a tourist boat disaster off the Thai resort island of Phuket shared ominous video of the chaotic scene on the boat right before it capsized, and said Saturday they're demanding "justice" from the Thai authorities....

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Twin suicide blasts kill 9 in Somali capital

Twin suicide blasts kill 9 in Somali capital

At least nine people, including three al-Shabaab attackers were killed when twin bomb blasts targeted the Interior Ministry building in capital Mogadishu on Saturday, a police official said. Police Sgt. Abdirahman Hassan told Anadolu Agency by phone a gunfight erupted after the twin...

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Afghan official says district chief killed by roadside bomb

Afghan official says district chief killed by roadside bomb

An Afghan official says a district chief has been killed in a roadside bomb blast in western Ghor province. Abdul Hai Khateby, provincial governor's spokesman, said Saturday that Mirza Mohammad Ibrahim was targeted in Charsada district and was on duty at the time. No one claimed...

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At least 27 killed, 47 missing as torrential rain pounds Japan

At least 27 killed, 47 missing as torrential rain pounds Japan

At least 47 people were missing and five were in a critical condition as torrential rain that has killed 27 people pounds western and central Japan, public broadcaster NHK said on Saturday, with more than 1.6 million people evacuated from their homes. Japan's Meteorological Agency...

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New York jury convicts two men for trading on hacked press releases

New York jury convicts two men for trading on hacked press releases

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal jury in Brooklyn, New York on Friday convicted two men for their roles in an international scheme to make millions of dollars by illegally trading on corporate press releases that were stolen by computer hackers before they became public. Vitaly...

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Canada: Trudeau defends handling of asylum seekers

Canada: Trudeau defends handling of asylum seekers

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday defended his government’s handling of thousands of asylum seekers crossing into Canada from the United States. He was reacting to criticism from recently elected Ontario Premier Doug Ford, who blamed Trudeau for the inundation of more than 3,000...

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Pompeo visits NKorea for details on denuclearization

Pompeo visits NKorea for details on denuclearization

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met North Korean officials in Pyongyang Friday, hoping to “fill in” details on how to dismantle the North’s nuclear program and recover the remains of U.S. troops missing from the Korean War. Pompeo met Kim Yong Chol, who played a key role with Pompeo...

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Russia's Lavrov: trade with Iran will not depend on US 'whim'

Russia's Lavrov: trade with Iran will not depend on US 'whim'

Russia's foreign minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday that other parties to Iran's 2015 nuclear deal had agreed to work out ways of trading with Iran independently of the United States' "whim", Interfax news agency reported. Lavrov said new ways of trading with Iran would be needed if...

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Sudan says South Sudan rival leaders reach deal on security

Sudan says South Sudan rival leaders reach deal on security

South Sudan's warring sides have reached an agreement on security arrangements amid talks on a peace deal to end a five-year civil war, Sudan's official news agency reported Thursday. The talks between South Sudan President Salva Kiir and former deputy-turned-armed opposition leader...

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About 20 people evacuated in Moscow due to fire in apartment building: Interfax

About 20 people evacuated in Moscow due to fire in apartment building: Interfax

MOSCOW (Reuters) - About 20 people were evacuated from an apartment building in the center of Moscow due to fire on the roof, the Interfax news agency reported on Friday Moscow time, citing a source, familiar with the matter. “The fire occurred on the roof of a residential building......

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Malaysian PM says law must take its course in Najib case

Malaysian PM says law must take its course in Najib case

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has told Al Jazeera the law should take its course in the case of the prosecution of former Prime Minister Najib Razak. "The law must take its course and if the attorney general finds sufficient evidence of acts that are criminal then the AG...

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Fireworks blasts kill at least 19 near Mexico City

Fireworks blasts kill at least 19 near Mexico City

Two explosions at fireworks workshops outside Mexico City on Thursday killed at least 19 people, including rescue workers, and injured dozens more, officials said, in the latest deadly blast to hit a town known for its fireworks production. After a first blast in the municipality of...

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Pompeo sets off for North Korea nuclear talks

Pompeo sets off for North Korea nuclear talks

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo left Washington Thursday bound for Pyongyang and his latest round of talks with Kim Jong Un on North Korea's nuclear arsenal. Washington's top diplomat and senior aides took off shortly after 2:00 a.m. and were due in the North Korean capital on...

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Rohingya still fleeing violence, persecution in Myanmar: U.N. rights boss

Rohingya still fleeing violence, persecution in Myanmar: U.N. rights boss

GENEVA (Reuters) - Muslim Rohingya continue to flee Myanmar’s Rakhine state, many testifying about violence, persecution, killings and burning of their homes by soldiers and Buddhists, the United Nations human rights chief said on Wednesday. Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, in his final...

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