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'I don't have words': Boss of torched Japan studio mourns bright, young staff

Reuters World News - 1 hour 14 min ago
Many victims of an arson attack on a Japanese animation studio were young with bright futures, some joining only in April, the shaken company president said on Saturday, as the death toll climbed to 34.
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Iran says UK-flagged tanker was in accident with fishing boat and 'ignored distress call'

Reuters World News - 1 hour 48 min ago
The detained British-flagged tanker Stena Impero was in an accident with an Iranian fishing boat and ignored its distress call, Iran's Fars news agency reported on Saturday, quoting an official.
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Japan studio boss at loss for words as he mourns bright, young staff

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 23:15
Many victims of an arson attack on an animation studio in the western Japanese city of Kyoto were young with bright futures, some joining only in April, the company president said on Saturday, as the death told climbed to 34.
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U.S. should reject 'prejudice' on China religious rights: state media

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 21:52
The United States should reject "prejudice" and respect facts instead of vilifying China's record on religious rights, the Communist Party newspaper People's Daily said on Saturday after fresh criticism of China's treatment of ethnic Muslims.
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Most of 34 victims in Kyoto Animation arson attack in 20s and 30s: NHK

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 21:29
Most of the victims of an arson attack on an animation studio in western Japanese city of Kyoto were in their 20s and 30s, public broadcaster NHK said on Saturday, as the death told climbed to 34.
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Trump offers to help ease tension in Japan-South Korea dispute

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 21:25
U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday offered to help ease tensions in the political and economic dispute between Japan and South Korea, which threatens global supplies of memory chips and smartphones.
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Saudi-led coalition starts operation to target military positions in Sanaa

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 21:11
The Saudi-led coalition said it started an operation to target military positions in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa, according to state TV early on Saturday.
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César Pelli, Argentine architect behind the Petronas Towers, dies aged 92

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 19:54
César Pelli, the Argentine designer behind the iconic Petronas Twin Towers in Malaysia, has died aged 92, state media and officials said on Friday, marking the passing of one of the contemporary architectural greats.
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U.S. authorizes deployment of troops, resources to Saudi Arabia

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 19:52
The acting U.S. defense secretary has authorized the deployment of U.S. military personnel and resources to Saudi Arabia, the Pentagon said on Friday, adding the move would provide "an additional deterrent" in the face of "emergent, credible threats."
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UK operator of seized Stena Impero says vessel in compliance with regulations

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 19:16
The British operator of an oil tanker seized by armed guards in the Gulf said the vessel, the Stena Impero, was in full compliance with all navigation and international regulations.
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Two more Iranian ships may be stranded in Brazil as sanctions bite

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 19:04
Two more Iranian bulk carriers that came to Brazil carrying urea and were expected to return home with corn could be left without enough fuel, as Brazilian state oil firm Petrobras refuses to provide them with bunker fuel due to U.S. sanctions.
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Saudi king approves hosting U.S. troops to enhance regional security: SPA

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 18:42
Saudi Arabia's King Salman approved hosting U.S. forces in the country to boost regional security and stability, the state news agency (SPA) reported on Friday.
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Lockheed awarded $1.48 billion Saudi missile defense contract: Pentagon

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 18:22
Lockheed Martin was awarded a $1.48 billion contract to build the THAAD missile defense system for Saudi Arabia, bringing the total value of the deal to $5.36 billion, the Pentagon said on Friday.
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Saudi king approves hosting U.S. troops to enhance security in the region: SPA

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 18:03
Saudi Arabia's King Salman approved hosting U.S. forces in the Kingdom to boost regional security and stability, the state news agency (SPA) reported on Friday.
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Cuba says fuel shortage, blackouts are temporary, being fixed

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 17:59
Cuban authorities sought to reassure jittery citizens this week that recent power outages and a fuel shortage were due to temporary problems that were being fixed rather than a broader decline in the economy under heavier U.S. sanctions.
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Iran says it seized British tanker, denies U.S. brought down drone

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 17:52
Iran said it had seized a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz on Friday but denied Washington's assertion that the U.S. Navy had downed an Iranian drone nearby this week, as tensions in the Gulf region grew again.
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U.S. military says surveillance aircraft monitoring situation in Strait of Hormuz

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 17:52
The U.S. military said on Friday that unarmed surveillance aircraft were in international airspace, monitoring the Strait of Hormuz and had been in contact with U.S. ships in the area as Britain said Iran seized two oil tankers.
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Britain says Iran seizes two oil tankers in Gulf, Iran says captured one

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 17:51
Britain said Iran seized two oil tankers in the Gulf on Friday and told Tehran to return the vessels or face consequences in the latest confrontation to ratchet up tension along a vital international oil shipping route.
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Britain will be considered but robust toward Iran: Hunt

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 17:51
British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said London would respond in a considered but robust way to the seizure of a British tanker by Iranian guards, and warned that Tehran would be the biggest loser if freedom of navigation is restricted.
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Pompeo rejects North Korean charges on military drills

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 17:35
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has rejected charges from North Korea's Foreign Ministry that U.S. plans for military exercises with South Korea are in breach of agreements between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump.
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