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Drug lord killed, 4 injured in riot at Philippine jail

Drug lord killed, 4 injured in riot at Philippine jail

Philippine officials said a notorious Chinese drug lord was killed Wednesday in a riot at the national prison that injured four other inmates -- among them a convict sought as a witness in a Senate inquiry into a bloody crackdown on illegal drugs. Local media reported that Tony Co, among the...

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South Korea to widen Takata air bag recall by 110,000 vehicles

South Korea to widen Takata air bag recall by 110,000 vehicles

South Korea said on Wednesday that 13 automakers will recall some 110,000 vehicles equipped with Takata Corp's (7312.T) defective air bags, the latest development in a long-running safety crisis involving the Japanese company. The United States in May announced a new round of recall of...

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New Yorkers give Clinton edge after first debate

New Yorkers give Clinton edge after first debate

While it is difficult to declare a winner, U.S. voters appear to agree Hillary Clinton was not the loser of the first presidential debate. The Democratic nominee and her Republican rival, Donald Trump, took to the stage in New York on Monday night to offer the nation a taste of who they are...

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Oil climbs after industry data shows U.S. inventory draw

Oil climbs after industry data shows U.S. inventory draw

Oil prices rose in mixed trading on Wednesday, after sharp losses in the previous session, as industry data showed a surprise draw in U.S. crude stocks, although worries over a lack of agreement among producers to curb output kept a lid on gains. Brent crude rose 12 cents to $46.09 a barrel...

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Obama says Peres never gave up on possibility of peace

Obama says Peres never gave up on possibility of peace

President Barack Obama hailed Israeli elder statesman Shimon Peres, who died Wednesday, as a friend who refused to give up on the dream of peace, while former president Bill Clinton called him "a genius with a big heart." Obama said Peres' commitment to Israel's security and pursuit of peace...

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U.S. announces $364 million more in aid for Syrians

U.S. announces $364 million more in aid for Syrians

The U.S. State Department said on Tuesday it was providing an additional $364 million in humanitarian assistance to help Syrians caught up in the country's civil war, bringing total U.S. humanitarian spending for Syria to about $5.9 billion. Assistant Secretary of State for Population,...

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Philippines: 2 militant-linked kidnap gang leaders dead

Philippines: 2 militant-linked kidnap gang leaders dead

The Philippines’ military said Tuesday that two brothers believed to have been responsible for the abduction of Indonesian and Malaysian sailors as part of kidnap-for-ransom activities with a militant group have been killed. Maj. Filemon Tan Jr., Western Mindanao Command spokesman, said in...

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US urges Houthis to release American teacher

US urges Houthis to release American teacher

The U.S. on Tuesday demanded Houthi rebels in Yemen release an American citizen detained last week calling it “unacceptable”. U.S. reaction followed American media reports from Yemen that an American English teacher in the capital, Sanaa, was detained on “suspicions of espionage”...

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Clinton won first debate, undecided voters say

Clinton won first debate, undecided voters say

Hillary Clinton won the first presidential debate Monday against Donald Trump, according to two voters who are on the fence about whom to vote for in the Nov. 8 election. Nancy Ramos and Huthaifa Shqeirat shared their thoughts with Anadolu Agency after watching the debate. Both said the...

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Saudi energy minister says Algiers talks are consultative

Saudi energy minister says Algiers talks are consultative

Saudi Arabia's Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said on Tuesday that talks among OPEC and non-OPEC oil producers in Algiers this week are consultative, casting doubt on the chances of any policy decision during the meeting. He also said he was optimistic about the oil market. "We are...

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Philippine police seize weapons intended for Abu Sayyaf

Philippine police seize weapons intended for Abu Sayyaf

Philippine police revealed Tuesday the seizure of millions of pesos worth of high-powered firearms intended to be transported from Manila to the country’s troubled south for the Abu Sayyaf militant group. National police chief Dir. Gen. Ronald dela Rosa presented the 6 million-peso...

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Samsung recovers over 60 percent of recalled Note 7s in South Korea, U.S

Samsung recovers over 60 percent of recalled Note 7s in South Korea, U.S

Samsung Electronics Co (005930.KS) said on Tuesday it has got back more than 60 percent of recalled Galaxy Note 7 smartphones sold in South Korea and the United States, suggesting it is making progress in its attempts to recover from the crisis. In a statement, Samsung said it was focused on...

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South Korean chopper crew missing after allied naval drill

South Korean chopper crew missing after allied naval drill

South Korean search efforts continued Tuesday for three helicopter crew members who went missing a day earlier during a naval drill with the United States. Their chopper crashed close to 9 p.m. (1200GMT) in waters around 50 kilometers (31 miles) east of the peninsula, where allied vessels...

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In first face-off with Clinton, Trump struggles to be 'change' candidate

In first face-off with Clinton, Trump struggles to be 'change' candidate

Running as an anti-establishment candidate, Donald Trump took the presidential debate stage on Monday night to hammer home his call for sweeping political change and try to win over millions of undecided voters. But the Republican nominee seemed unable to capitalize on his opportunity in...

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Student protests intensify in South Africa

Student protests intensify in South Africa

Student protests against tuition fee hikes intensified Monday across South Africa with protesters burning a university residence and clashing with police. University of KwaZulu-Natal spokesman, Lesiba Seshoka confirmed in a statement that protesters had set fire to a reception area of a...

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Kerry defends diplomacy as Russian-backed forces pound Aleppo

Kerry defends diplomacy as Russian-backed forces pound Aleppo

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry defended his efforts to negotiate with Moscow over the war in Syria on Monday, despite the collapse of a ceasefire that has led to a massive Russian-backed assault on the besieged rebel-held sector of Aleppo. Medical supplies were running out in eastern...

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U.S. sanctions Chinese firm tied to North Korea's nuclear program

U.S. sanctions Chinese firm tied to North Korea's nuclear program

The United States said on Monday it had sanctioned a Chinese industrial machinery and equipment wholesaler, a new step in tightening the financial noose around North Korea's nuclear program after its fifth nuclear test this month. The U.S. Treasury said it was sanctioning Dandong Hongxiang...

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BlackBerry CEO says turnaround two-thirds complete

BlackBerry CEO says turnaround two-thirds complete

BlackBerry Ltd Chief Executive John Chen said on Monday he was two-thirds of the way toward achieving his goal of turning the Canadian technology company's fortunes around. "We have made investment over a billion-plus, all in software, all in security, and now we need to execute it," Chen...

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