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Japan rules against divorced parents seeking access to children

Reuters World News - 18 hours 56 min ago
Japan is not at fault for the inability of parents to see their children after separating despite having visitation rights, a court ruled on Friday, in a case that critics say highlights the ineptitude of a judicial system that lacks enforcement powers.
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South Korean minister to visit Japan ahead of deadline on intelligence pact

Reuters World News - 19 hours 3 min ago
South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha will visit Japan on Friday for a meeting of the Group of 20 big economies, a diplomatic source said, as the neighbors' pact to share intelligence is set to end over a diplomatic and trade dispute.
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Dispute between Japan and South Korea overshadows G20 meetings

Reuters World News - 19 hours 46 min ago
Japan seized the last event of its G20 presidency on Friday to push back at South Korean claims about radiation from its ruined Fukushima nuclear plant as a deep dispute between Tokyo and Seoul threatened to overshadow the meetings.
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New Zealand jury convicts man of murdering British backpacker

Reuters World News - 19 hours 52 min ago
A jury in New Zealand on Friday convicted a 27-year-old man of murdering a British woman backpacker, a case that shocked the country and raised questions about its reputation as a safe, easy-going holiday destination.
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Kazakh president sacks mayor after outrage over school latrine rape

Reuters World News - 19 hours 59 min ago
Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has sacked the mayor of the southern city of Taraz after a 12-year-old student was raped in a school latrine this month, prompting public outrage over officials' negligence and poor education funding.
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Trump urges Cambodia to return to 'democratic path' after crackdown

Reuters World News - 20 hours 14 min ago
U.S. President Donald Trump has written to Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen urging him to put the Southeast Asian nation back on a democratic path and seeking to improve ties with one of China's closest regional allies.
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Hong Kong hospitals find themselves on protest frontlines

Reuters World News - 20 hours 17 min ago
Hong Kong's public hospitals, long known for professionalism, have become a new front in the anti-government protests that have engulfed the city for more than five months.
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Pope urges Thais not to see Christianity as 'foreign'

Reuters World News - 20 hours 37 min ago
Pope Francis paid tribute on Friday to Catholics in Thailand who suffered or were killed for their faith in the past and urged today's Thais not to consider Christianity a "foreign" religion.
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Australia bushfire smoke shoots Sydney into top 10 global pollution index

Reuters World News - 20 hours 44 min ago
The Australian state of New South Wales was gasping under the worst levels of air pollution ever recorded on Friday as smoke from widespread bushfires caused a spike in hospital visits and hazards including poor visibility for drivers.
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U.S. says it is concerned by China's attempts to influence Taiwan election

Reuters World News - 20 hours 51 min ago
The United States is concerned about China's attempts to influence Taiwan's presidential election, the top U.S. official in Taiwan said on Friday, as China stepped up pressure on the self-ruled island ahead of the vote in January.
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Handful of Hong Kong protesters surrender as university siege nears end

Reuters World News - 20 hours 53 min ago
At least eight protesters who had been holding out at a trashed Hong Kong university surrendered early on Friday, while others searched for escape routes past riot police who surrounded the campus but said there was no deadline for ending the standoff.
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New Zealand jury convicts man of murdering British backpacker: media

Reuters World News - 20 hours 54 min ago
A jury in New Zealand on Friday convicted a 27-year-old man of murdering a British woman backpacker, media said, in a case that shocked the Pacific nation.
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Hong Kong police chief urges protesters to leave university campus

Reuters World News - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 23:16
Protesters holed up at a Hong Kong university campus should leave and there is no deadline to clear them, the city's police chief said on Friday, adding that he hoped for a peaceful resolution to the standoff.
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Sri Lanka's new leader appoints his PM brother as Finance Minister

Reuters World News - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 23:13
Sri Lanka's newly-elected leader Gotabaya Rajapaksa appointed his brother Mahinda Rajapaksa, the current Prime Minister, as the interim government's new finance minister, state television showed in a live telecast on Friday.
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U.S. says concerned about China's attempts to influence Taiwan's presidential vote

Reuters World News - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 22:33
The United States is concerned about China's attempts to influence Taiwan's upcoming presidential election, the top U.S. official in Taiwan said on Friday, as China stepped up pressure on the self-ruled island ahead of the vote in January.
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Handful of Hong Kong protesters surrender as university siege staggers on

Reuters World News - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 22:16
At least eight protesters who had been holding out at a trashed Hong Kong university surrendered to police in the early hours of Friday, while others desperately searched for escape routes as riot officers surrounded the campus.
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U.S. warships sail in disputed South China Sea, angering China

Reuters World News - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 22:12
U.S. Navy warships twice sailed near islands claimed by China in the South China Sea in the past few days, the U.S. military told Reuters on Thursday, at a time of heightened tension between the world's two largest economies.
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Defying U.S. pressure, South Korea to end intelligence pact with Japan

Reuters World News - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 21:51
South Korea is set to let lapse an intelligence-sharing pact with Japan on Saturday amid a bitter feud over history and trade, defying mounting U.S. pressure to maintain a key element of their trilateral security cooperation.
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China urges United States to stop provocative acts in South China Sea

Reuters World News - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 21:32
China on Friday urged the United States to stop provocative acts in the South China Sea after two U.S. Navy ships sailed near islands claimed by Beijing there.
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U.S. charges Chinese national with stealing trade secrets: Justice Department

Reuters World News - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 20:53
A Chinese national who worked for Monsanto before it was purchased by Bayer AG was charged in St. Louis, Missouri, on Thursday with stealing trade secrets for China, the U.S. Justice Department said.
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