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IS latches on to global attacks as it fights for survival

AP World News - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 16:00
BEIRUT (AP) — Just hours after Stephen Paddock unleashed a hail of bullets on a country music festival in Las Vegas, the Islamic State group issued a flurry of statements claiming the 64-year-old gunman as one of its own. The quick responsibility claim — discounted by FBI officials — is the latest in a series of dubious or seemingly fake IS claims, reflecting the extremists' eagerness to latch onto global attacks it can tout as its own as it fights for survival in its Mideast base. 2017-10-04T15:47:14-04:00 2017-10-04T14:37:33-04:00
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Mind of a killer: FBI questions Vegas gunman's girlfriend

AP World News - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 16:00
LAS VEGAS (AP) — FBI agents questioned the Las Vegas gunman's girlfriend on Wednesday as they struggled to get inside the mind of Stephen Paddock, a frustratingly opaque figure who carried out his high-rise massacre without leaving the plain-sight clues often found after major acts of bloodshed. 2017-10-04T15:47:14-04:00 2017-10-04T15:36:45-04:00
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The Latest: FBI interviewing Las Vegas shooter's girlfriend

AP World News - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 16:00
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the mass shooting in Las Vegas (all times local): 2017-10-04T15:47:14-04:00 2017-10-04T14:30:21-04:00
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Spanish PM seeks safety in numbers before playing Catalonia trump card

Reuters World News - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 15:52
MADRID (Reuters) - Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy is struggling to secure support from across the traditional political divide in his battle to stop Catalonia breaking away - a lack of consensus that could compound Spain's worst political crisis for decades.
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Russia-Trump campaign collusion an 'open' issue, says Senate panel chief

Reuters World News - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 15:48
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee chairman said on Wednesday the issue of whether President Donald Trump's 2016 election campaign colluded with Russia remains an open question as the panel intensifies its probe into the matter.
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Russia says critically injures ex-Qaeda leader in Syria; group denies

Reuters World News - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 15:47
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia said on Wednesday it had critically injured a leader of the Tahrir al-Sham militant group in Syria with an air strike on his position that also killed 12 of his field commanders.
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Khamenei says Iran, Turkey must act against Kurdish secession: TV

Reuters World News - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 15:38
ANKARA (Reuters) - Iran and Turkey should prevent Iraq's Kurdistan region from declaring independence, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday after meeting Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan in Tehran, state TV reported.
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Saudi Arabia arrests 46 for stirring divisions: state media

Reuters World News - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 15:33
DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi authorities have arrested 22 people, including a Qatari national, for sowing public dissent, Saudi-owned Al Arabiya television said on Wednesday.
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Bangladesh destroys boats ferrying Rohingya from Myanmar

Reuters World News - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 15:31
SHAH PORIR DWIP, Bangladesh (Reuters) - Bangladeshi authorities have destroyed about 20 boats that ferried Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in Myanmar, accusing smugglers of using the huge exodus to bring methamphetamine into the country.
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Brazilian police detain Italian fugitive Battisti

Reuters World News - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 15:20
BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilian police detained Cesare Battisti, an Italian former left-wing guerrilla convicted of murder in his country, on Wednesday as he was attempting to cross the border into Bolivia, a federal police spokesman said.
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First German immigration law on agenda as Merkel seeks coalition

Reuters World News - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 13:51
BERLIN (Reuters) - Some senior members of Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc and potential coalition partners have backed the idea of an immigration law as a possible way to help solve Germany's migrant policy jigsaw.
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Eastern Europe's nationalists feel vindicated by German vote

Reuters World News - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 13:21
BUDAPEST/WARSAW (Reuters) - Wary of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's ambition for closer European Union integration, right-wing politicians in the EU's eastern wing are touting her weak election victory as a vindication of their concerns.
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EU executive steps up action against Hungary over NGO law

Reuters World News - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 13:16
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission on Wednesday stepped up legal action against Hungary over restrictions on foreign funding likely to affect civil society groups funded by the billionaire investor George Soros.
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Las Vegas gunman's girlfriend returns to US for questioning

AP World News - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 13:00
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Las Vegas gunman's girlfriend returned to the U.S. overnight after a weekslong trip abroad and was met by investigators seeking to question her for clues to what drove Stephen Paddock to slaughter 59 people from his high-rise hotel suite. 2017-10-04T12:45:10-04:00 2017-10-04T11:32:21-04:00
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The Latest: FBI investigating shooter's contacts

AP World News - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 13:00
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the mass shooting in Las Vegas (all times local): 2017-10-04T12:45:10-04:00 2017-10-04T11:59:31-04:00
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Head of U.S. Senate intelligence panel says Russia-Trump campaign collusion issue still open

Reuters World News - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 12:59
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee said on Wednesday there was general consensus in the panel that Russia interfered in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, but it was still examining evidence to determine if there was collusion between Moscow and the Trump campaign.
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Saudi king arrives in Moscow: Russian state TV

Reuters World News - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 12:48
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's King Salman arrived in Moscow on Wednesday, Russian state television footage showed.
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Iran sentences member of nuclear negotiating team to five years in jail: Tasnim

Reuters World News - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 12:31
LONDON (Reuters) - Iranian authorities sentenced a member of Iran's nuclear negotiating team to five years in jail, Tasnim news agency reported on Wednesday although it gave no details of the case.
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Trump to receive multiple options on Iran nuclear deal: Tillerson

Reuters World News - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 12:15
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump will be presented with multiple options regarding the future of the Iran nuclear deal ahead of an Oct. 15 deadline to certify whether Tehran is complying with the pact, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Wednesday.
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Search ends for bodies in Mexico City after earthquake

Reuters World News - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 11:32
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The search for victims of an earthquake that killed hundreds in Mexico City ended on Wednesday as rescue workers recovered the body of the last person known to be missing beneath the rubble of collapsed buildings.
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