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Kurdish doctors report suspected Turkish gas attack in Syria

AP World News - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 04:00
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian Kurdish news outlets and Syria's state-run news agency say six civilians have suffered breathing difficulties after what they say was a poison gas attack launched by Turkey on the Kurdish-controlled enclave of Afrin. 2018-02-16T22:55:00-05:00 2018-02-17T03:55:20-05:00
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Security must transcend ideology, UK's May to tell EU

Reuters World News - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 03:45
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain and the EU must not let ideological differences block co-operation over security matters after Brexit, Prime Minister Theresa May will say in a speech in Munich on Saturday, her office said.
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Ukraine progress should soften sanctions on Russia: Germany's Gabriel

Reuters World News - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 03:43
MUNICH (Reuters) - German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel on Saturday said he favored easing some sanctions imposed on Russia if a ceasefire could be implemented in eastern Ukraine with the help of U.N. peacekeepers.
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Ethics dispute erupts in Belgium over euthanasia rules

AP World News - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 02:00
A disputed case of euthanasia in Belgium, involving the death of a dementia patient who never formally asked to die, has again raised concerns about weak oversight in a country with some of the world's most liberal euthanasia laws. 2018-02-16T10:50:00-05:00 2018-02-16T15:50:01-05:00
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Evangelical still ahead as lead shrinks in Costa Rica election: poll

Reuters World News - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 00:49
SAN JOSE (Reuters) - Evangelical Christian Fabricio Alvarado Muñoz maintained his lead in Costa Rica's second-round presidential race even as his center-left rival narrowed the gap, according to a poll published on Friday.
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Big Mexico quake cuts power and damages homes; two dead in crash

Reuters World News - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 00:43
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A prolonged 7.2 magnitude quake that rocked Mexico on Friday left nearly a million homes and businesses without power in the capital and south but the only reported deaths came when a military helicopter crashed after surveying the aftermath.
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Nine dead in fire at waste facility in southern China: Xinhua

Reuters World News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 22:26
BEIJING (Reuters) - Nine people have died in a fire at a waste processing facility in southern China, state news agency Xinhua said on Saturday.
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China’s Hui Muslims fearful Chinese New Year education ban a sign of curbs to come

Reuters World News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 21:55
GUANGHE, China (Reuters) - For some in China's ethnic Hui Muslim minority here, a recent ban on young people engaging in religious education in mosques is an unwelcome interference in how they lead their lives.
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Powerful 7.2 quake rocks buildings in Mexico, minor damage reported

Reuters World News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 19:53
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A 7.2 magnitude quake rocked Mexico on Friday, a prolonged rumble that the government said had caused minor damage to buildings in the southern state of Oaxaca, but with no preliminary reports of deaths.
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Venezuela's hardline opposition party to boycott 'fraudulent' election

Reuters World News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 18:10
CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's hardline opposition party Popular Will, whose leader Leopoldo Lopez would be a leading presidential contender if he were not under house arrest, announced on Friday it would boycott April's presidential vote, calling it a "fraud."
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Turkish army hit village in Syria's Afrin with suspected gas: Kurdish YPG, Observatory

Reuters World News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 17:51
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian Kurdish forces and a monitoring group said the Turkish military carried out a suspected gas attack that wounded six people in Syria's Afrin region on Friday.
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South African president pledges to "turn tide" on corruption

AP World News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 17:00
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered a message of optimism and renewal Friday in his first state of the nation address, saying it's time for South Africans to put discord behind them and that the country will "turn the tide" on corruption in state institutions this year. 2018-02-16T10:40:00-05:00 2018-02-16T15:40:31-05:00
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Exclusive: Haiti president says many aid organizations hid misconduct

Reuters World News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 16:49
PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) - Haiti's president said on Friday that sexual misconduct by staff of British charity Oxfam was only the tip of an "iceberg" and called for investigations into Doctors Without Borders and other aid organizations which came to the country after its 2010 earthquake.
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U.S. charges Russians with 2016 U.S. election tampering to boost Trump

Reuters World News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 16:43
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Russian Internet agency oversaw a criminal and espionage conspiracy to tamper in the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign to support Donald Trump and disparage Hillary Clinton, said an indictment released on Friday that revealed more details than previously known about Moscow's purported effort to interfere.
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Turkey frees German-Turkish journalist, who flies to Berlin

Reuters World News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 16:22
BERLIN (Reuters) - A Turkish court freed German-Turkish journalist Deniz Yucel on Friday pending trial after indicting him for alleged security offences, in a move welcomed by Berlin and which could lead to an easing of tensions between the two NATO allies.
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Ethiopia declares state of emergency after PM's resignation

Reuters World News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 15:57
ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia announced a state of emergency on Friday, the day after the prime minister's resignation, as pressure mounted on the country's ruling coalition.
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Salary + 144 eggs: Venezuelan firm offers unusual monthly compensation

Reuters World News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 15:46
CARACAS (Reuters) - A Venezuelan security firm is looking to attract personnel with a "motivational" bonus of 144 eggs for good presentation and time-keeping - alongside a $10 per month salary.
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U.S. urges Malaysia to protect minority Muslims sought by China

Reuters World News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 15:38
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States urged Malaysia on Friday to offer temporary protection to 11 Uighur Muslims whose extradition is being sought by China.The U.S. State Department said it had called on Malaysia to allow the U.N. refugee agency access to the Uighurs - among a group of 20 originally from China who escaped from Thailand last year - to determine their eligibility for international protection and eventual resettlement in a third country.
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South Africa's Ramaphosa hails 'new dawn', warns of tough decisions

Reuters World News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 15:16
CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South Africa will face "tough decisions" as it works to repair its economy after years of stagnation, new President Cyril Ramaphosa said in a sober address on Friday that sought to draw a line under the turbulent rule of his predecessor Jacob Zuma.
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Euthanasia dispute in Belgium: When do doctors cross a line?

AP World News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 15:00
A disputed case of euthanasia in Belgium, involving the death of a dementia patient who never formally asked to die, has again raised concerns about weak oversight in a country with some of the world's most liberal euthanasia laws. 2018-02-16T04:54:00-05:00 2018-02-16T09:54:09-05:00
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