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Two toddlers among 73 migrants plucked from drifting dinghy off Libya

Reuters World News - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 09:21
Some 73 migrants, many suffering from hypothermia and burns, were rescued by a Spanish charity ship late on Wednesday from a packed rubber dinghy that had been drifting off the Libyan coast for nearly 24 hours.
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16 people discovered in sealed container on ferry to Ireland, all in good health

Reuters World News - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 09:19
Sixteen people were discovered on Thursday in a sealed trailer on a passenger ferry traveling to Ireland from France and all are in good health, Swedish ferry operator Stena Line said in a statement.
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Bolivia socialists say neither Morales nor ex-VP will run in elections

Reuters World News - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 09:10
Former Bolivian President Evo Morales and his Vice President Alvaro Garcia Linera, who both resigned under pressure this month, will not be candidates for their party in the next elections, a prominent member of their Movement for Socialism (MAS) party said on Thursday.
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Northern Irish man challenges extradition over UK truck deaths

Reuters World News - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 09:09
One of the two Northern Irish men charged with manslaughter over the deaths of 39 Vietnamese people found in the back of a truck near London last month challenged attempts to extradite him to Britain in an Irish court on Thursday.
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UK's Labour unveils 'radical and ambitious' plan to remake Britain

Reuters World News - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 08:36
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn unveiled his party's election manifesto on Thursday, setting out radical plans to transform Britain with public sector pay rises, higher taxes on companies and a sweeping nationalization of infrastructure.
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Corbyn vows to give Britain a pay rise through taxing the rich

Reuters World News - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 08:36
Britain's opposition Labour Party will fund a pay rise for workers and upgrades to national infrastructure by taxing the rich, party leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Thursday as he unveiled the party's Dec 12. election manifesto.
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In Thailand, Pope condemns exploitation of women, children for sex

Reuters World News - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 08:27
Pope Francis condemned on Thursday the exploitation of women and children for prostitution in Thailand, which is notorious for its sex tourism, saying the violence, abuse and enslavement they suffer are evils that must be uprooted.
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Chilean security forces 'intentionally' attacked protesters to 'punish' them: Amnesty

Reuters World News - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 08:26
Chilean police and soldiers backed by their commanders have carried out "generalized" attacks on people protesting over inequality with the intention of "punishing and harming" them, Amnesty International said in a report published on Thursday.
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Colombian unions, students plan strike, marches; government warns against violence

Reuters World News - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 08:23
Colombian unions and student groups are planning a strike on Thursday, with marches to insist the government maintain minimum wages for young people and the universal right to a pension.
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Isolated band of protesters holds out on trashed Hong Kong campus

Reuters World News - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 08:20
Inside the increasingly empty and trashed campus of a Hong Kong university only a handful of activists held out on Thursday as they desperately searched for ways to escape or hide while squads of police encircled the grounds.
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Socialism in the City: UK Labour's plans for the finance industry

Reuters World News - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 08:17
Britain's opposition Labour Party published its election manifesto on Thursday, including plans for higher taxes to raise billions of pounds for more public spending and tougher regulation of London's huge financial services industry.
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UK Conservatives hold 16-point lead over Labour: Ipsos MORI/Evening Standard poll

Reuters World News - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 08:17
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party holds a 16-point lead over the opposition Labour Party three weeks ahead of the Dec. 12 general election, according to an Ipsos MORI poll for the Evening Standard newspaper.
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83 billion-pound question: UK's Labour pitches big spending rises

Reuters World News - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 08:15
Britain's opposition Labour Party unveiled its election manifesto on Thursday, including a sweeping programme of nationalization reversing decades of pro-privatisation public policy.
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Election turmoil plunges Israel into budget crisis

Reuters World News - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 08:14
With the prospect of a third election in Israel in less than a year, it will be well into 2020 before a new budget is passed, triggering months of cutbacks that will weigh on economic growth.
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Israeli parliament seeks candidate after Netanyahu, rival fail to form government

Reuters World News - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 08:12
Israel's president told lawmakers on Wednesday to name a candidate to form a new government after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and challenger Benny Grantz both failed to clinch their own coalitions.
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Iran begins reconnecting internet after shutdown over protests

Reuters World News - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 08:08
Iran on Thursday began restoring internet access in the capital Tehran and a number of provinces, local news agencies and residents said, after a days-long nationwide shutdown meant to help stifle unrest over fuel price hikes.
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Lebanon parliament speaker calls session following cancellation

Reuters World News - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 07:59
Lebanese House Speaker Nabih Berri on Thursday scheduled a session of parliament next week to discuss draft legislation on banking secrecy and returning stolen state funds, state news agency NNA reported.
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United States ready to work with new Lebanese government, President Aoun tweets

Reuters World News - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 07:59
The United States is ready to work with a new Lebanese government that responds to the needs of its people, President Donald Trump said in a cable to Lebanese President Michael Aoun, according to a tweet from Aoun on Thursday.
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UK's Corbyn says Labour will consider student debt relief

Reuters World News - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 07:59
Opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Thursday he would look at ways to help those who have already incurred large debts from university tuition fees, and would not sell off student loans to private companies.
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On Prince Andrew, UK Labour's Corbyn says nobody is above the law

Reuters World News - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 07:33
Britain's Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Thursday that nobody was above the law and anyone who had done something wrong should be open to investigation, when asked about whether Prince Andrew should make a statement to U.S. authorities.
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