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The Latest: UN head says nuclear threat at high level

AP World News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 10:00
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on the U.N. General Assembly (all times local): 2017-09-19T05:25:00-04:00 2017-09-19T09:25:08-04:00
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Hurricane Maria smashes Dominica, now menaces Puerto Rico

AP World News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 10:00
ROSEAU, Dominica (AP) — Hurricane Maria smashed into Dominica with 160 mph winds, ripping the roof off even the prime minister's residence and causing what he called "mind-boggling" devastation Tuesday as it plunged into a Caribbean region already ravaged by Hurricane Irma. 2017-09-19T05:10:00-04:00 2017-09-19T09:10:38-04:00
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Trump to single out North Korea, Iran in first speech at U.N.

Reuters World News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 09:46
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will urge United Nations member states on Tuesday to turn up the pressure on North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons, using his maiden speech to the world body to address what he considers the top global challenge.
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Helicopter mistakenly fires on parked vehicles in Russia war games: media

Reuters World News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 09:40
MOSCOW (Reuters) - A military helicopter on a rural training exercise in western Russia mistakenly fired rockets at a group of parked vehicles, knocking at least one person to the ground, footage posted by Russian news sites and on social media showed.
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London's Leadenhall market briefly evacuated after reports of suspect package

Reuters World News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 09:35
LONDON (Reuters) - Leadenhall market in London's financial district was briefly evacuated on Tuesday after reports of a suspicious package in the area.
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Kenyan police fire teargas at Supreme Court protesters

Reuters World News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 09:13
NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenyan police fired teargas on Tuesday at supporters of President Uhuru Kenyatta who were protesting outside the Supreme Court against the invalidation of his Aug. 8 re-election, Reuters witnesses said.
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Taking back control? Britain's May to make high-stakes Brexit speech

Reuters World News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 09:07
LONDON (Reuters) - After months of Brexit talks that have made little progress and deepened rifts in her party, British Prime Minister Theresa May will try this week to put the negotiations on track and reassert her authority.
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Myanmar's Suu Kyi condemns abuses in Rakhine but silent on army role

Reuters World News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 08:54
NAYPYITAW (Reuters) - Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi condemned on Tuesday human rights violations in Rakhine state and said violators would be brought to book, but she did not address U.N. accusations of a campaign of ethnic cleansing by the military.
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Sudan's Bashir visits Darfur ahead of U.S. sanctions decision

Reuters World News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 08:41
KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir visited the war-torn Darfur region on Tuesday in an effort to show his country is ready to have 20-year-old sanctions lifted by the United States just weeks before Washington is expected to issue a decision.
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Hurricane Maria smashes Dominica, now menaces other islands

AP World News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 08:00
ROSEAU, Dominica (AP) — Hurricane Maria smashed into Dominica with 160 mph winds, ripping the roof off even the prime minister's residence and causing what he called "mind-boggling" devastation Tuesday as it plunged into a Caribbean region already ravaged by Hurricane Irma. 2017-09-19T03:26:00-04:00 2017-09-19T07:26:26-04:00
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Israel says shoots down drone over Golan Heights frontier with Syria

Reuters World News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 07:44
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel shot down a pilotless aircraft that tried to enter its airspace at its Golan Heights frontier with Syria on Tuesday, the Israeli military said.
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Waving German flag, far-right and anti-Islam groups rally together before vote

Reuters World News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 07:40
DRESDEN, Germany (Reuters) - In the shadows of a Dresden church, hundreds of Alternative for Germany party members rallied with anti-Islam activists, counting down the days to a vote set to make the AfD the first far-right group in parliament in more than half a century.
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Egypt's Sisi, Israel's Netanyahu meet for first time in public

Reuters World News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 07:37
CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have met for the first time in public in what Egypt said was part of an effort to revive the Middle East peace process.
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Myanmar's Suu Kyi condemns abuses in Rakhine, but rights groups critical

Reuters World News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 07:29
NAYPYITAW (Reuters) - Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi condemned on Tuesday human rights violations in Rakhine state and said violators would be brought to book, but she did not address U.N. accusations of a campaign of ethnic cleansing by the military.
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China, Singapore look to put difficulties behind them

Reuters World News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 07:05
BEIJING (Reuters) - China and Singapore on Tuesday sought to put recent difficulties in their relationship over Taiwan and the disputed South China Sea behind them as Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong began a trip to Beijing.
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Rebels say U.S. evacuates base in southern Syrian desert

Reuters World News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 06:52
AMMAN (Reuters) - U.S. troops and allied Arab fighters have evacuated a garrison set up in June in the Syrian desert near the border with Iraq and relocated to their main Tanf base, rebel sources said on Tuesday.
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Trump and Macron take spotlight at UN but challenges are key

AP World News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 06:00
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump and French leader Emmanuel Macron are expected to take the spotlight at the annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations — but it's the tough global challenges from the nuclear threat in North Korea and the plight of Myanmar's minority Muslims to the spread of terrorism and the impact of climate change that will dominate discussions. 2017-09-19T00:14:00-04:00 2017-09-19T04:14:37-04:00
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America 2nd: Traditions mean Trump must wait his turn at UN

AP World News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 06:00
WASHINGTON (AP) — America second. 2017-09-18T23:25:00-04:00 2017-09-19T03:25:59-04:00
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Rescued migrants say lucky to dodge Libyan coastal clampdown

Reuters World News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 05:40
ABOARD AQUARIUS RESCUE SHIP (Reuters) - Migrants rescued in the Mediterranean last week said they had been lucky to dodge increased sea and police patrols along the Western coast of Libya that have dramatically reduced arrivals in Italy since July.
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Well-preserved wreck of WWI German submarine found off Belgian coast

Reuters World News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 04:44
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The well-preserved wreck of a World War One German submarine, possibly still containing the bodies of 23 crew members, has been found off the Belgian coast, Belgian broadcaster VRT said on Tuesday.
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