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Trump cancels planned November visit to Ireland: RTE TV

Trump cancels planned November visit to Ireland: RTE TV

U.S. President Donald Trump has cancelled a planned visit to Ireland during a November trip to Europe, Irish media reported on Tuesday. The White House in August announced that Trump would travel to Ireland for the first time as president as part of a trip to attend the Nov. 11...

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At least 19 killed in suicide attack on Afghan protesters

At least 19 killed in suicide attack on Afghan protesters

A suicide attack on protesters in eastern Afghanistan on Tuesday killed at least 19 people, officials said, as an uptick in violence across the country dampens hopes for peace talks and elections. Another 57 people were wounded in the blast in Nangarhar province, where demonstrators had...

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Indian bus plunges into valley, 43 dead

Indian bus plunges into valley, 43 dead

Forty-three people died in southern India on Tuesday when a bus taking pilgrims from a temple plunged into a valley, an official said, in the latest horrific crash on the country's roads. "We have pulled out the bodies and we are taking them to the hospital for autopsy," B. Rajesham, a...

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From Siberia to the Mediterranean, Russia to hold largest military drills in its history

From Siberia to the Mediterranean, Russia to hold largest military drills in its history

Hundreds of thousands of Russian troops will take part in the country's largest ever military drills Tuesday, in a massive show of force featuring Chinese soldiers that has rattled the West. The week-long deployment dubbed "Vostok-2018" (East-2018), which will kick off in eastern...

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Taliban kill dozens in attacks across north Afghanistan: officials

Taliban kill dozens in attacks across north Afghanistan: officials

Taliban fighters killed nearly 60 members of Afghanistan's beleaguered security forces in a spate of attacks across the country's north, officials said Monday, as diplomatic efforts to end the 17-year war intensify. Heavy fighting overnight in four provinces followed a wave of violence...

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UN Command head talks to N.Koreans about troop remains

UN Command head talks to N.Koreans about troop remains

UN military officials have met with North Korean counterparts to discuss the repatriation of additional remains of troops killed during the Korean War, US officials said Monday. The meeting took place at the border truce village of Panmunjom in the DMZ on Friday, the US-led United...

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Stabbed Brazil presidential candidate needs another 'big' operation

Stabbed Brazil presidential candidate needs another 'big' operation

Brazil presidential election front-runner Jair Bolsonaro remains in intensive care and needs another "big operation" following his stabbing ordeal, hospital authorities in Sao Paulo said on Monday. The Israelita Albert Einstein Hospital said in a statement that the right-wing candidate...

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UN rights chief urges new panel for Myanmar prosecutions

UN rights chief urges new panel for Myanmar prosecutions

The UN rights chief called Monday for the creation of a new "mechanism" tasked with preparing criminal indictments over atrocities committed in Myanmar, amid allegations of genocide against the Rohingya minority. In her first speech as head of the UN rights office, Michelle Bachelet...

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At least six dead in Mogadishu bombing

At least six dead in Mogadishu bombing

At least six people were killed Monday in an Al-Shabab attack on a local government building in Somalia's capital, the director of an ambulance service and a Reuters witness said. "We have carried six dead people and 16 others injured. The death toll may rise," Abdikadir Abdirahman,...

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Timeline of suspected Russian plot to infiltrate NRA, GOP

Timeline of suspected Russian plot to infiltrate NRA, GOP

As Siberian gun rights activist Maria Butina faces a hearing in Washington, here is a look at the unusual path that led to her arrest. She's accused of working as an undeclared foreign agent, based on FBI suspicions that she and patron Alexander Torshin sought to infiltrate the NRA and build a...

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Taliban attack Afghan security forces in north, killing 37

Taliban attack Afghan security forces in north, killing 37

Taliban insurgents have launched separate attacks on Afghan security forces in the country's north, killing at least 37, provincial officials said Monday. Mohammad Yusouf Ayubi, head of the provincial council in Kunduz province, said that at least 13 security forces were killed in an attack...

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Sudan police save 85 minors from trafficking network: Interpol

Sudan police save 85 minors from trafficking network: Interpol

Police in Sudan have rescued nearly 100 people, 85 of them minors, after breaking up a human trafficking network in the northeast African country last month, Interpol said Monday. Two men and twelve women were arrested and around $20,000 of suspected ransom money was seized in the...

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Argentina faces key week for IMF loan negotiations

Argentina faces key week for IMF loan negotiations

Argentine President Mauricio Macri's government will continue discussions with the International Monetary Fund this week as efforts to stave off an economic crisis multiply. It will be a crucial week for Macri and his government after a turbulent few months in which the currency has...

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'The Hate U Give' movie takes on racism, police brutality

'The Hate U Give' movie takes on racism, police brutality

The Toronto film festival cast a spotlight over the weekend on racism and police brutality in director George Tillman Jr.'s "The Hate U Give." Applauded by critics and audiences alike, the adaptation of the best-selling young adult novel by Angie Thomas is "a timely commentary in the...

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China calls on US, N. Korea to implement Singapore deal

China calls on US, N. Korea to implement Singapore deal

China's top legislator voiced hope that North Korea and the United States will implement their nuclear summit agreement as he met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Chinese state media said Monday. Li Zhanshu, sent by President Xi Jinping to attend North Korea's 70th anniversary...

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Fighting child abuse must be Church's priority: Vatican panel

Fighting child abuse must be Church's priority: Vatican panel

A Vatican commission on child protection set up by Pope Francis said Sunday that the fight against abuse must be the priority of the Catholic Church and emphasised the importance of listening to victims. "This must be the priority that we concentrate on right now," said commission head...

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Japan PM visits quake-hit Hokkaido as toll rises to 37

Japan PM visits quake-hit Hokkaido as toll rises to 37

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited the quake-hit northern region of Hokkaido Sunday, as officials confirmed two more deaths bringing the toll to 37. Abe toured the city and commercial hub of Sapporo, where Thursday's 6.6-magnitude jolt has left houses tilted and roads cracked....

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North Korea holds 70th anniversary parade, without ICBMs

North Korea holds 70th anniversary parade, without ICBMs

Thousands of North Korean troops paraded through Pyongyang Sunday as the nuclear-armed country celebrated its 70th birthday, followed by artillery and tanks, but it refrained from displaying the intercontinental ballistic missiles that have seen it hit with sanctions. Instead leader Kim...

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