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Russia's Putin hosts Syria's Assad for talks: Kremlin

Reuters World News - 20 hours 58 min ago
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin hosted Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad to talk about the need to move from military operations to the search for a political solution to Syria's conflict, the Kremlin said on Tuesday.
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Exclusive - State Dept. revolt: Tillerson accused of violating U.S. law on child soldiers

Reuters World News - 21 hours 20 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A group of about a dozen U.S. State Department officials have taken the unusual step of formally accusing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson of violating a federal law designed to stop foreign militaries from enlisting child soldiers, according to internal government documents reviewed by Reuters.
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Thailand seeks to prosecute ousted PM Thaksin in absentia in two graft cases

Reuters World News - 21 hours 22 min ago
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand is seeking to prosecute ousted Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra for graft under a law that allows politicians to be tried in absentia, an official said on Tuesday, months after Thaksin's sister was sentenced to jail in her absence.
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China sentences prominent rights lawyer to 2 years in prison

AP World News - 21 hours 39 min ago
BEIJING (AP) — A prominent Chinese human rights lawyer was sentenced Tuesday to two years in prison on the vague charge of inciting subversion of state power, the latest verdict passed down in Beijing's sweeping crackdown on activism that has drawn widespread international criticism. 2017-11-20T19:49:00-05:00 2017-11-21T00:49:19-05:00
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Myanmar hopes for deal with Bangladesh on Rohingya refugees: Suu Kyi

Reuters World News - 21 hours 54 min ago
NAYPYITAW (Reuters) - Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi said on Tuesday she hopes talks with Bangladesh this week will result in a memorandum of understanding on the "safe return" of Rohingya Muslims who fled to Bangladesh in the past three months.
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Chinese rights lawyer jailed two years for inciting subversion

Reuters World News - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 23:42
BEIJING (Reuters) - A prominent Chinese rights lawyer was sentenced to two years jail on Tuesday after being found guilty of inciting subversion of state power, the latest in a series of similar verdicts amid a sweeping crackdown on activism.
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China sentences prominent rights lawyer to 2 years in prison

AP World News - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 23:00
BEIJING (AP) — A prominent human rights lawyer in China was sentenced Tuesday to two years in prison on the vague charge of inciting subversion of state power, the latest verdict to be handed down in a sweeping crackdown on activism. 2017-11-20T17:41:00-05:00 2017-11-20T22:41:24-05:00
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Bounty offered for beheadings of Bollywood director, actress

AP World News - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 23:00
NEW DELHI (AP) — A member of India's Hindu nationalist ruling party offered 100 million rupees ($1.5 million) to anyone who beheads the lead actress and the director of an unreleased Bollywood film "Padmavati" rumored to depict a relationship between a Hindu queen and a Muslim ruler. 2017-11-20T14:48:00-05:00 2017-11-20T19:48:28-05:00
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South Korea, Japan say listing North Korea as terror sponsor will pressure Pyongyang to denuclearize

Reuters World News - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 21:45
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea and Japan on Tuesday welcomed U.S. President Donald Trump putting North Korea back on a list of state sponsors of terrorism, saying it would ramp up pressure on Pyongyang to denuclearize the Korean peninsula.
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Prosecutor seeks probe of US personnel in Afghanistan

AP World News - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 21:00
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The International Criminal Court prosecutor asked for authorization Monday to investigate reported human rights abuses in Afghanistan, including allegations of rape and torture by U.S. military and the CIA, crimes against humanity by the Taliban and war crimes by Afghan security forces. 2017-11-20T14:57:00-05:00 2017-11-20T19:57:43-05:00
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Defense lawyer: Mladic may not be fit to hear verdicts

AP World News - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 21:00
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A lawyer for Gen. Ratko Mladic said Monday it is not certain the former Bosnian Serb military commander will show up in a United Nations courtroom when judges deliver their verdicts in his long-running trial for allegedly masterminding atrocities during Bosnia's 1992-95 war. 2017-11-20T07:30:00-05:00 2017-11-20T12:30:43-05:00
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Sound in Atlantic not from missing Argentine submarine: navy spokesman

Reuters World News - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 20:19
MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina/BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - A sound detected on Monday in the South Atlantic, near where an Argentine navy submarine with 44 crew went missing five days ago, is not believed to have come from the ill-fated vessel, a navy spokesman said.
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US declares NKorea a terror sponsor; new sanctions expected

AP World News - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 20:00
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced Monday the U.S. is putting North Korea's "murderous regime" on America's terrorism blacklist, despite questions about Pyongyang's support for international attacks beyond the assassination of its leader's half brother in February. 2017-11-20T11:26:00-05:00 2017-11-20T16:26:10-05:00
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China pledges to be more open to providing information: China Daily

Reuters World News - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 19:35
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Central and local governments will be more open to providing information to help the international community understand China, the official China Daily reported on Tuesday, citing a senior government official.
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China supports Cambodia's crackdown on political opposition

Reuters World News - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 19:22
BEIJING (Reuters) - China supports Cambodia's efforts to protect political stability and believes it will smoothly hold elections next year, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told his Cambodian counterpart, after the country's main opposition party was dissolved.
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U.S. charges two with bribing African officials for China energy firm

Reuters World News - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 18:59
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has charged a former Senegalese foreign minister and a Hong Kong man with bribing high-level officials in Chad and Uganda in exchange for contracts for a Chinese oil and gas company, the U.S. Justice Department said on Monday.
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Zimbabwe's Mugabe faces impeachment after military takeover

Reuters World News - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 18:06
HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe faces the start of impeachment proceedings on Tuesday that could see him ousted within the week, against the backdrop of a military takeover dubbed "Operation Restore Legacy".
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Prosecutor seeks probe of US personnel in Afghanistan

AP World News - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 18:00
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The International Criminal Court prosecutor asked for authorization Monday to investigate reported human rights abuses in Afghanistan, including allegations of rape and torture by U.S. military and the CIA, crimes against humanity by the Taliban and war crimes by Afghan security forces. 2017-11-20T12:51:00-05:00 2017-11-20T17:51:04-05:00
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PM May meets senior ministers to discuss Brexit divorce bill offer

Reuters World News - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 17:32
LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May met with senior members of her ministerial team on Monday to discuss their response to European Union demands for more detail on how much Britain is willing to pay as part of its Brexit divorce package.
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Zimbabwe's Mugabe ignores calls to quit, faces impeachment

AP World News - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 17:00
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabweans mobilized Monday for a major push to oust President Robert Mugabe, an increasingly isolated figure who faces impeachment proceedings and more street demonstrations even as he ignores calls to resign. 2017-11-20T10:30:00-05:00 2017-11-20T15:30:24-05:00
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