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'Red alert' over Zimbabwe first lady, accused of assault

AP World News - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 12:00
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Lawyers for the young model who claims Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe assaulted her in a Johannesburg hotel said Thursday that her family has been approached with an offer of money to drop the allegation. 2017-08-17T07:46:00-04:00 2017-08-17T11:46:12-04:00
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Sanctions on Kashmiri militant group unjustified: Pakistan

Reuters World News - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 11:51
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan's Foreign Ministry on Thursday said Islamabad was disappointed over what it termed the unjustified imposition of sanctions by the United States on Kashmiri militant group Hizbul Mujahideen.
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N.Korea posters boast U.S. in 'strike range' of missiles

Reuters World News - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 11:48
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea released propaganda posters on Thursday boasting that the U.S. mainland "is within our strike range!" and condemning United Nations sanctions over its recent missile tests.
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Van crashes into dozens of people in Barcelona: police

Reuters World News - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 11:43
MADRID (Reuters) - A van crashed into dozens of people in the centre of Barcelona on Thursday and several people were injured, police in the Spanish city said.
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Northern Ireland court rules gay marriage ban doesn't violate rights

Reuters World News - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 11:36
BELFAST (Reuters) - Northern Ireland's refusal to recognize same-sex marriage does not violate the rights of couples affected, the Belfast High Court ruled on Thursday, in a blow to campaigners in the only part of the United Kingdom that bans gay marriage.
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US, Japan discuss North Korean threat

AP World News - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 11:00
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. and Japanese defense chiefs and top diplomats were meeting in Washington Thursday to discuss North Korea amid mixed messages from the Trump administration on how to deal with the nuclear and missile threat. 2017-08-17T06:45:00-04:00 2017-08-17T10:45:03-04:00
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Israeli leader criticized for response to Charlottesville

AP World News - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 11:00
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu came under mounting pressure Thursday to speak out against President Donald Trump's response to the racially charged violence and anti-Semitic outpouring in Charlottesville, Virginia. 2017-08-17T05:08:00-04:00 2017-08-17T09:08:55-04:00
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Mugabe flies to South Africa to aid wife accused of assault

AP World News - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 11:00
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe was in South Africa on Thursday as his wife faced accusations of assaulting a young model and police said a "red alert" had been issued to prevent her from leaving the country. 2017-08-17T05:54:00-04:00 2017-08-17T09:54:10-04:00
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A look at Zimbabwe's first lady, who is accused of assault

AP World News - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 11:00
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A South African model's claims of assault have drawn attention to Zimbabwe's increasingly outspoken first lady Grace Mugabe, who is a possible successor to her 93-year-old husband. As President Robert Mugabe flew to neighboring South Africa in part to deal with the crisis, Zimbabwe's government requested diplomatic immunity for the first lady and South African police issued a "red alert" to prevent her from leaving. 2017-08-17T06:28:00-04:00 2017-08-17T10:28:44-04:00
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Exclusive: Taking aim at China, India tightens power grid, telecoms rules

Reuters World News - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 10:43
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India is tightening the rules for businesses entering its power transmission sector and making stringent checks on both power and telecoms equipment for malware - moves that government and industry officials say aim to check China's advance into sensitive sectors.
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Congo Republic PM, cabinet resign amid economic woes

Reuters World News - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 10:40
BRAZZAVILLE (Reuters) - Congo Republican Prime Minister Clement Mouamba and his cabinet have resigned, Mouamba said in a statement on Thursday, days after President Denis Sassou Nguesso said he was seeking a new government to deal with the country's economic woes.
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Exclusive: U.S. forces to stay in Syria for decades, say militia allies

Reuters World News - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 10:37
AIN ISSA, Syria (Reuters) - Washington's main Syrian ally in the fight against Islamic State says the U.S. military will remain in northern Syria long after the jihadists are defeated, predicting enduring ties with the Kurdish-dominated region.
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Asylum seekers from U.S. to Canada surged in July: government figures

Reuters World News - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 10:22
TORONTO (Reuters) - The number of asylum seekers crossing the U.S. border into Canada more than tripled last month, according to Canadian government figures released Thursday.
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Young leaders of massive 2014 Hong Kong protests get prison

AP World News - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 09:00
HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong court sent young activist Joshua Wong and two other student leaders to prison Thursday for their roles in huge pro-democracy protests nearly three years earlier, in the latest sign that tolerance for dissent is waning in the Chinese-ruled former British colony. 2017-08-17T04:33:00-04:00 2017-08-17T08:33:28-04:00
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Israeli leader criticized for response to Charlottesville

AP World News - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 09:00
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu came under mounting pressure Thursday to speak out against President Donald Trump's response to the racially charged violence and anti-Semitic outpouring in Charlottesville, Virginia. 2017-08-17T04:34:00-04:00 2017-08-17T08:34:21-04:00
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U.N. hopes for Syria peace talks in October/November

Reuters World News - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 08:25
GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations hopes for "serious negotiation" between the government and a still-to-be-formed unified Syrian opposition in October or November, the U.N. Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura said on Thursday.
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Reformed ex-militants in Indonesia mark Independence Day

Reuters World News - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 08:12
TENGGULUN, Indonesia (Reuters) - Fifteen years since they were members of a radical Islamist group that killed 202 people on Indonesia's tourist island of Bali, Ali Fauzi and Sumarno are building peace instead of bombs.
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US: War would be 'horrific' but NKorea nukes 'unimaginable'

AP World News - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 08:00
BEIJING (AP) — A military solution to the North Korean missile threat would be "horrific" but allowing Pyongyang to develop the capability to launch a nuclear attack on the United States is "unimaginable," the top U.S. military officer said Thursday in Beijing. 2017-08-17T02:26:00-04:00 2017-08-17T06:26:23-04:00
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Young leaders of massive 2014 Hong Kong protests get prison

AP World News - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 08:00
HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong court sent young activist Joshua Wong and two other student leaders to prison Thursday for their roles in huge pro-democracy protests nearly three years earlier, in the latest sign that tolerance for dissent is waning in the Chinese-ruled former British colony. 2017-08-17T03:19:00-04:00 2017-08-17T07:19:03-04:00
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Israeli leader criticized for response to Charlottesville

AP World News - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 08:00
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu came under mounting pressure Thursday to speak out against President Donald Trump's response to the racially charged violence and anti-Semitic outpouring in Charlottesville, Virginia. 2017-08-17T02:35:00-04:00 2017-08-17T06:35:59-04:00
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