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Battle against IS in Raqqa is in 'final stages,' force says

AP World News - 1 hour 3 min ago
BEIRUT (AP) — The battle for the Islamic State group's de-facto Syria capital, Raqqa, has reached its "final stages," the Syrian Democratic Forces said Wednesday, almost four months after the U.S.-backed force launched an assault on the self-proclaimed capital of the militant group. 2017-09-20T10:39:00-04:00 2017-09-20T14:39:04-04:00
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Mexicans dig through collapsed buildings as quake kills 225

AP World News - 1 hour 3 min ago
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Rescuers found a surviving child on Wednesday in the ruins of a school that collapsed in Mexico's magnitude 7.1 earthquake, one of many efforts across the city to try to save people trapped in debris under schools, homes and businesses toppled by the quake that killed at least 225 people. 2017-09-20T10:11:00-04:00 2017-09-20T14:11:57-04:00
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Trump's trashing of Iran deal poses problems for NK strategy

AP World News - 1 hour 3 min ago
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — President Donald Trump's threat before the world to obliterate North Korea left no doubt about his determination to stop the communist country's nuclear weapons buildup. His disparagement of the Iran nuclear deal in the same speech offered Pyongyang little hope of a negotiated solution. 2017-09-20T10:38:00-04:00 2017-09-20T14:38:09-04:00
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Hurricane Maria hammers Puerto Rico, causes wide destruction

Reuters World News - 1 hour 8 min ago
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Hurricane Maria rampaged across Puerto Rico on Wednesday as the strongest storm to hit the U.S. territory in nearly 90 years, causing major flooding, damaging homes and knocking out power to the whole island after killing at least nine people in the Caribbean.
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Vote plus marathon spells super-busy Sunday for Berlin police

Reuters World News - 1 hour 25 min ago
BERLIN (Reuters) - More than 1,500 police will be on duty in Berlin on Sunday, when Germany's capital faces the logistical challenge of organising an election expected to draw a large turnout - while ensuring its annual marathon also runs smoothly.
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Rescuers get closer to trapped girl as Mexico quake toll passes 220

Reuters World News - 1 hour 28 min ago
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Rescuers frantically worked to dig a young girl out from under the rubble of a partially collapsed school in Mexico City on Wednesday, offering a small glimmer of hope amid devastation from a major earthquake that killed at least 224 people.
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Iran says it will not be the first to violate nuclear deal

Reuters World News - 1 hour 42 min ago
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Iran vowed on Wednesday not to be the first nation to violate the Iran nuclear deal and said it did not expect the United States to abandon it despite President Donald Trump's fierce criticism.
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Afghan president says Trump war plan has better chance than Obama's

Reuters World News - 1 hour 43 min ago
(Reuters) - Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said on Wednesday that U.S. President Donald Trump's strategy to win the war in Afghanistan will work where his predecessor's failed because the Afghan army is stronger and Trump wants a regional approach and a harder line with Pakistan.
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Abbas: U.N. must try to end Israeli occupation 'within set timeframe'

Reuters World News - 2 hours 9 min ago
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas called on the United Nations on Wednesday to pursue efforts to "bring an end to Israeli occupation of the state of Palestine within a set timeframe."
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Trump urges 'strong and swift' U.N. action to end Rohingya crisis

Reuters World News - 2 hours 34 min ago
UNITED NATIONS/COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is urging the U.N. Security Council to take "strong and swift action" to bring Myanmar's Rohingya crisis to an end, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said on Wednesday, calling the violence there a threat to the region and beyond.
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German officials see no sign of election hacking _ yet

AP World News - 3 hours 3 min ago
BERLIN (AP) — German officials say there's no sign of concerted cyberattacks aimed at influencing the outcome of the country's upcoming election, but warned Wednesday against giving the all-clear yet. 2017-09-20T08:49:00-04:00 2017-09-20T12:49:57-04:00
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Report: Iran group hacks aviation, petrochemical industries

AP World News - 3 hours 3 min ago
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A group of hackers suspected of working in Iran for its government is targeting the aviation and petrochemical industries in Saudi Arabia, the U.S. and South Korea, a cybersecurity firm warned Wednesday. 2017-09-20T07:30:00-04:00 2017-09-20T11:30:10-04:00
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Trump's trashing of Iran deal poses problems for NK strategy

AP World News - 3 hours 3 min ago
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — President Donald Trump's threat before the world to obliterate North Korea left no doubt about his determination to stop the communist country's nuclear weapons buildup. His disparagement of the Iran nuclear deal in the same speech offered Pyongyang little hope of a negotiated solution. 2017-09-20T04:45:00-04:00 2017-09-20T08:45:42-04:00
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Mexicans dig through collapsed buildings as quake kills 225

AP World News - 3 hours 3 min ago
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Rescuers said Wednesday they have found a surviving child in the ruins of a school that collapsed in Mexico's magnitude 7.1 earthquake, one of many efforts across the city to save people trapped in under schools, homes and businesses toppled by a quake that killed at least 225 people. 2017-09-20T07:08:00-04:00 2017-09-20T11:08:03-04:00
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Fake letters tell Germans the web has worked out their vote

Reuters World News - 3 hours 15 min ago
BERLIN (Reuters) - German prosecutors said on Wednesday they were investigating letters telling voters that their political preferences had already been worked out from their internet postings and there was no need to go to the polls on Sunday.
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Rescuers in desperate search for girl as Mexico quake toll hits 225

Reuters World News - 3 hours 18 min ago
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Rescuers frantically worked to dig a young girl out from under the rubble of a partially collapsed school on Wednesday, a small glimmer of hope amid devastation from a major earthquake that killed at least 225 people across central Mexico.
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Trump made decision on Iran nuclear deal but does not reveal it

Reuters World News - 3 hours 40 min ago
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that he had made his decision on whether the United States will remain in the 2015 Iran nuclear pact but declined to reveal it as Iran vowed not to be the first to violate the accord.
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We want it in writing: Scotland and Wales seek clarity on post-Brexit powers

Reuters World News - 3 hours 46 min ago
LONDON (Reuters) - Scotland and Wales proposed changes on Wednesday to the central UK government's Brexit bill in an attempt to bed down their current powers which they fear could be weakened after Brexit.
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Hurricane Maria blasts Puerto Rico with high winds and flooding

Reuters World News - 3 hours 51 min ago
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico on Wednesday as the strongest storm to hit the U.S. territory in nearly 90 years, downing power to most of the island, flooding some areas and ripping windows out in the capital, San Juan.
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Russia's air force killed 850 militants in Syria in last 24 hours: Interfax

Reuters World News - 4 hours 8 min ago
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's air force has killed about 850 militants in Syria's zone of de-escalation in Idlib in the last 24 hours, Interfax news agency quoted Russia's Defence Ministry as saying on Wednesday.
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