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Australian hiker rescued after crawling for two days with broken leg and wrist

Reuters World News - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 10:47
An Australian hiker said on Wednesday he had to crawl for two days through scrubland before he was rescued after falling six meters (20 feet) down a waterfall, breaking his leg and wrist.
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Lawyers for Tanzanian journalist jailed since July demand police conclude probe

Reuters World News - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 10:42
Lawyers representing a prominent Tanzanian journalist demanded on Wednesday that authorities who have charged him with financial crimes conclude their investigations and release him if they lack evidence.
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Pakistan refuses permission for India's Modi to fly across its airspace

Reuters World News - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 10:39
Pakistan refused a request from Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to use its airspace on a flight to Germany, Pakistan's foreign minister said on Wednesday, as tensions between the two nations ran high over the disputed region of Kashmir.
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Israel's Netanyahu fails to win majority in close election

Reuters World News - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 10:36
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to win a ruling majority in an election that produced a virtual tie between his right-wing bloc and a center-left grouping that would be led by former military chief Benny Gantz.
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Pakistani plan for media courts sparks fears for press freedom

Reuters World News - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 10:36
Pakistani government plans to launch specialist media courts sparked a furious backlash on Wednesday from media and rights advocates who said the move was an attack on freedom of speech.
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Pakistan's anti-graft agency arrests opposition leader

Reuters World News - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 10:33
Pakistan's anti-graft agency said on Wednesday it had arrested opposition Pakistan People's Party leader Khursheed Shah in an investigation into the sources of his wealth, the latest high-profile detention of an opposition politician.
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Zimbabwe doctors say receiving death threats over strike

Reuters World News - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 10:12
Striking Zimbabwean doctors said on Wednesday they were being threatened with death and suspected state security agents were pressuring them after police blocked their second protest march over the disappearance of their union leader.
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Trump orders more Iran curbs as Saudi readies attack evidence

Reuters World News - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 09:39
President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he ordered a major increase in sanctions on Iran in the latest U.S. move to pressure Tehran, which U.S. officials say probably carried out a crippling weekend attack on Saudi oil facilities.
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Pakistan PM to urge Trump to restart Afghan peace talks

Reuters World News - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 09:24
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Wednesday that he would urge U.S. President Donald Trump next week to revive Afghanistan peace talks with the Taliban militant group.
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Trump says he has ordered substantial increase of Iran sanctions

Reuters World News - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 09:11
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he had ordered Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to "substantially increase sanctions" imposed on Iran, amid escalating tensions between Washington and Tehran.
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Iran warns of crushing response, blames U.S. for regional tension

Reuters World News - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 08:49
Iran on Wednesday threatened a crushing response to any military strike after attacks on Saudi oil sites blamed by Washington on Tehran, though it said the Islamic Republic had no desire for conflict in the Gulf region.
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Saudi Arabia promises concrete proof Iran behind oil strikes

Reuters World News - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 08:49
Saudi Arabia promised evidence on Wednesday linking its main regional adversary Iran to an unprecedented attack on its oil industry, which Washington also blames on Tehran in a perilous escalation of Middle East frictions.
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Parliament suspension not a matter for judges, UK Supreme Court told

Reuters World News - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 08:42
Boris Johnson's decision to suspend parliament is a political issue and not a matter for judges, a lawyer for the prime minister said on Wednesday as he sought to persuade the British Supreme Court that the five-week shutdown was lawful.
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Offering UK a Brexit choice, Labour's Corbyn stays shy on his view

Reuters World News - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 08:42
Opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn promised on Wednesday to offer Britain the choice of leaving the European Union with a "credible" deal or staying in the bloc if he wins power, but declined to say which side he favored.
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Fire in Liberia school kills at least 27 children

Reuters World News - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 08:32
A fire at an Islamic school in Liberia has killed at least 27 children, police said on Wednesday.
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Turkish court rules to keep U.S. consulate worker in jail: lawyer

Reuters World News - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 08:24
A Turkish court ruled on Wednesday to keep a U.S. consulate employee in jail as his trial on espionage charges continues, a lawyer said, meaning he will remain in detention until the next hearing in December.
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"Sick and tired": Spaniards fed up with yet another election

Reuters World News - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 08:20
Spaniards were frustrated and angry on Wednesday after being called to the polls for a fourth time in four years and some said they would stay away from the ballot box, making it harder to predict how the political deadlock could be broken.
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Next Israeli leader certain to face growing budget problems

Reuters World News - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 07:57
Whoever emerges as Israel's prime minister after Tuesday's election will need to rein in a growing budget deficit quickly before it hits economic growth.
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From "King Bibi" to kingmaker Lieberman?

Reuters World News - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 07:57
Half a year ago one man stood alone and unchallenged on the summit of Israeli politics - the veteran right-wing populist Benjamin Netanyahu, known as "King Bibi" to his loyal followers.
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Explainer: What is the British opposition Labour Party's position on Brexit?

Reuters World News - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 07:46
Britain's opposition Labour Party wants to do everything it can to stop Prime Minister Boris Johnson taking the country out of the European Union without a deal next month, and will also reject any new deal he is able to strike with Brussels.
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