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Sri Lanka cabinet approves revised port deal with China: spokesman

Reuters World News - 7 hours 10 min ago
COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's cabinet approved a revised port deal with China Merchant Port Holdings on Tuesday, cabinet spokesman Dayasiri Jayasekera told Reuters, after terms of the first agreement sparked widespread public anger.
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Polish president signs bill giving justice minister power to hire court heads

Reuters World News - 7 hours 12 min ago
WARSAW (Reuters) - Polish President Andrzej Duda has signed a bill adopted by the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party giving the justice minister the power to hire and fire the heads of courts of general jurisdiction in the country.
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Migrant deal with Turkey working well, says EU official

Reuters World News - 7 hours 13 min ago
VIENNA (Reuters) - An EU deal with Turkey to stem the westward flow of migrants is working well, and day-to-day bilateral ties are better than rhetoric might suggest, the bloc's top official for relations with neighboring states said.
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Exclusive: Australia to accept first Central American refugees under U.S. deal - sources

Reuters World News - 7 hours 16 min ago
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia will accept several dozen Central American refugees within the next few months, two sources familiar with the process told Reuters, the first transfers under a controversial refugee swap arrangement agreed with the United States.
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Syrian Observatory says eight killed in Ghouta air strikes

Reuters World News - 7 hours 57 min ago
BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said overnight air strikes killed at least eight people in the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta.
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After spate of Chinese patrols, Taiwan says it's prepared to defend itself

Reuters World News - 8 hours 37 min ago
TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan is prepared to defend itself against China if necessary, the self-ruled island's defense ministry said on Tuesday, in a strongly worded response to recent flybys by Chinese warplanes near the island China claims as a wayward province.
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Smugglers offer crammed big rigs as 'VIP treatment' to US

AP World News - 8 hours 40 min ago
SAN DIEGO (AP) — When Thomas Homan, the acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, was awakened Sunday morning with news that migrants were found dead inside a sweltering tractor-trailer outside a San Antonio Walmart, his mind flashed back to 2003, when he stood at the back of a truck about 120 miles (200 kilometers) southeast of San Antonio that carried 19 dead migrants. 2017-07-24T21:44:00-04:00 2017-07-25T01:44:10-04:00
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Japan PM revises when he knew about friend's vet school application

Reuters World News - 8 hours 58 min ago
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday revised when he first knew about a friend's application to open a veterinary school at the center of a suspected cronyism scandal, saying he only became aware of the plan after it was approved.
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Now showing at a disputed South China Sea island not very near you

Reuters World News - 9 hours 24 min ago
BEIJING (Reuters) - China has opened its southernmost cinema on a disputed island in the South China Sea, state media said, part on an on-going effort to build up civilian infrastructure and assert Beijing's sovereignty.
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Australian currency brokerage says Shanghai staff freed, aiding police

Reuters World News - 9 hours 48 min ago
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - An Australian currency brokerage said three staff members in Shanghai, who were being held against their will by a group of investors that intruded into its offices last week, had been released and were now helping with a local police investigation.
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Vietnam police arrest dissident for attempt 'to overthrow government'

Reuters World News - 10 hours 15 min ago
HANOI (Reuters) - Police in Vietnam have arrested a prominent dissident they have accused of conducting activities aimed at overthrowing the government, in what appeared to be latest effort by the Communist-ruled country to crack down on critics.
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Pakistan: Suicide bombing in Lahore kills 26, wounds 54

AP World News - 10 hours 40 min ago
LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A suicide bomber struck near a police team in the eastern city of Lahore Monday killing at least 26 and wounding another 54, many of them police officers. An outlawed Taliban faction claimed responsibility. 2017-07-24T17:49:00-04:00 2017-07-24T21:49:33-04:00
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Duterte vows end to uprising, 'jail or hell' in drug war

AP World News - 10 hours 40 min ago
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte vowed Monday to continue his bloody war on illegal drugs despite international and domestic criticism and warned that offenders will end up in "jail or hell." In his second state of the nation speech, Duterte also insisted he would not hold peace talks with communist rebels because of continuing attacks. 2017-07-24T18:15:00-04:00 2017-07-24T22:15:29-04:00
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China police warn against illegal gatherings after rare Beijing protest

Reuters World News - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 22:29
BEIJING (Reuters) - Police in the Chinese capital have warned against illegal gatherings after they shut down part of a major road when demonstrators gathered to stage a rare protest in Beijing, complaining the government was unfairly targeting a charity.
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Israel removes metal detectors from holy site entrance

AP World News - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 22:00
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel began removing metal detectors from entrances to a major Jerusalem shrine early Tuesday morning to defuse a crisis over the site that angered the Muslim world and triggered some of the worst Israeli-Palestinian clashes in years. 2017-07-24T16:13:00-04:00 2017-07-24T20:13:35-04:00
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Canadian polygamous leader found guilty of having 25 wives

AP World News - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 22:00
CRANBROOK, British Columbia (AP) — Two former leaders of an isolated polygamous community in Canada were convicted Monday of practicing polygamy after a decades-long legal fight, setting up another potential court battle over the constitutionality of Canada's polygamy laws. 2017-07-24T16:00:00-04:00 2017-07-24T20:00:23-04:00
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Amid protests, Polish leader puts brakes on judicial shakeup

AP World News - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 22:00
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's president unexpectedly announced Monday that he will veto two bills that would have sharply curtailed the independence of the judiciary, a victory for peaceful protesters who had gathered by candlelight every night for more than a week. 2017-07-24T13:14:00-04:00 2017-07-24T17:14:19-04:00
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Gulf Arab states blacklist nine individuals, nine organizations: SPA

Reuters World News - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 19:05
DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain have added nine entities and nine individuals to their individual ban lists because of alleged links to Qatar over terrorism, Saudi's state news agency SPA reported on Tuesday.
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The Latest: Pope prays for ill baby Charlie Gard and parents

AP World News - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 19:00
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the legal battle over critically ill baby Charlie Gard (all times local): 2017-07-24T14:35:00-04:00 2017-07-24T18:35:45-04:00
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Israel, Jordan end diplomatic standoff over embassy shooting

AP World News - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 19:00
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel and Jordan resolved a diplomatic standoff late Monday after a day of high-level negotiations that ended with the evacuation of Israeli Embassy staff from their base in Jordan to Israel. 2017-07-24T13:23:00-04:00 2017-07-24T17:23:44-04:00
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