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Trump, the 'America First' president, goes to the UN

AP World News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 04:00
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Elected on the nationalist slogan "America first," President Donald Trump will use his debut address to the U.N. General Assembly to argue that individual nations should act in their own self-interest, yet rally together when faced with a common threat such as North Korea. 2017-09-18T23:42:00-04:00 2017-09-19T03:42:42-04:00
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Hurricane Maria lashes Dominica, now menaces other islands

AP World News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 04:00
ROSEAU, Dominica (AP) — Hurricane Maria swept over the small island of Dominica with catastrophic winds overnight, starting a charge into the eastern Caribbean that threatens islands already devastated by Hurricane Irma and holds the possibility of a direct hit on Puerto Rico. 2017-09-18T23:48:00-04:00 2017-09-19T03:48:56-04:00
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Myanmar's Suu Kyi condemns abuses in Rakhine but rights groups skeptical

Reuters World News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 03:44
NAYPYITAW (Reuters) - Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi condemned on Tuesday any human rights violations in troubled Rakhine State and said anyone responsible would face the law, and that she felt deeply for the suffering of everyone caught up in the conflict there.
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South Africa's court to hear state's appeal against Pistorius in November

Reuters World News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 03:30
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) will hear the state's appeal against the six-year murder sentence handed to Paralympic gold medallist Oscar Pistorius on Nov. 3, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) said on Tuesday.
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China's highest-profile fugitive assailed by businessman who says he was framed for crimes

Reuters World News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 03:12
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's highest profile fugitive, exiled billionaire Guo Wengui, is under attack from a former business partner who claims Guo got him framed for crimes he says he did not commit.
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Jihadists launch big attack on Syrian government near Hama

Reuters World News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 03:06
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Insurgent groups launched a big attack on government-held areas in northwestern Syria on Tuesday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and a media outlet run by the Lebanese group Hezbollah reported.
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Hurricane Maria, month's 2nd Cat 5 storm, lashes at Dominica

AP World News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 02:00
ROSEAU, Dominica (AP) — Hurricane Maria swept over the small island of Dominica with catastrophic Category 5 winds overnight, starting a charge into the eastern Caribbean that threatens islands already devastated by Hurricane Irma and holds the possibility of a direct hit on Puerto Rico. 2017-09-18T20:04:00-04:00 2017-09-19T00:04:31-04:00
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Defending Myanmar, Suu Kyi says most Rohingya villages calm

AP World News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 02:00
NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — After a mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims sparked allegations of ethnic cleansing, Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi said Tuesday her country does not fear international scrutiny. 2017-09-18T21:35:00-04:00 2017-09-19T01:35:58-04:00
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The Latest: Envoy says China understands Myanmar's efforts

AP World News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 02:00
NAYPYIDAW, Myanmar (AP) — The Latest on the violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state and the exodus of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims to Bangladesh (all times local): 2017-09-18T21:31:00-04:00 2017-09-19T01:31:17-04:00
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Hong Kong leader demands end of independence talk, warns ties with Beijing at risk

Reuters World News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 01:28
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong's leader urged an immediate end to independence debates in the Chinese-ruled global financial hub on Tuesday, warning that the issue was harming the city's relationship with Beijing's Communist Party leaders.
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Myanmar's Suu Kyi condemns all rights violations in Rakhine State

Reuters World News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 01:09
NAYPYITAW (Reuters) - Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi condemned all human rights violations on Tuesday and said anyone responsible for abuses in troubled Rakhine State would face the law, and she felt deeply for the suffering of everyone caught up in conflict there.
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U.N. peacekeepers pressed to do more with less as further cuts loom

Reuters World News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 01:04
JOHANNESBURG/NAIROBI (Reuters) - On June 29, Maman Sidikou, head of the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Congo, received a cable from headquarters in New York in which his bosses laid out in no uncertain terms that the world's largest peacekeeping mission had to make cuts, and fast.
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In first speech at U.N., Trump to single out North Korea, Iran

Reuters World News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 00:08
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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Hurricane Maria batters Dominica as a Category 5 storm

AP World News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 00:00
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Hurricane Maria intensified into a dangerous Category 5 storm and pounded the small island of Dominica as it surged into the eastern Caribbean on Monday night, and forecasters warned it might become even stronger. 2017-09-18T19:08:00-04:00 2017-09-18T23:08:45-04:00
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Rohingya Muslims being wiped off Myanmar's map

AP World News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 00:00
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — For generations, Rohingya Muslims have called Myanmar home. Now, in what appears to be a systematic purge, they are, quite literally, being wiped off the map. 2017-09-18T18:11:00-04:00 2017-09-18T22:11:55-04:00
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The Latest: North Korea's top diplomat heading to UN meeting

AP World News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 00:00
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The latest on the U.N. General Assembly meeting (all times local): 2017-09-18T19:44:00-04:00 2017-09-18T23:44:44-04:00
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Panama authorizes extradition of former Mexican governor on corruption charges

Reuters World News - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 23:39
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Panama has agreed to extradite a former state governor from Mexico's ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) who is wanted in his homeland on corruption charges, the two countries said on Monday.
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Exclusive: Bangladesh PM says expects no help from Trump on refugees fleeing Myanmar

Reuters World News - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 23:03
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said she spoke to U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday about Rohingya Muslims flooding into her country from Myanmar, but she expects no help from him as he has made clear how he feels about refugees.
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Anti-Assad nations say no to Syria reconstruction until political process on track

Reuters World News - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 22:17
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The United States, Britain and other countries opposed to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad will not support the reconstruction of the country until there is a political transition "away from Assad," British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said on Monday.
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Cat 5 Hurricane Maria batters at Dominica in Caribbean

AP World News - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 22:00
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Hurricane Maria intensified into a dangerous Category 5 storm and pounded the little island of Dominica as it surged into the eastern Caribbean on Monday night, and forecasters warned it might become even stronger. 2017-09-18T17:33:00-04:00 2017-09-18T21:33:45-04:00
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