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Venezuela crisis: Chinese hospital ship docks for a week

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Jeremy Hunt: Don’t mistake politeness for weakness

Jeremy Hunt: Don’t mistake politeness for weakness

Image copyright Reuters Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has urged the EU not to mistake British politeness for weakness after Brexit negotiations reached an impasse. After rejecting the UK’s proposals, Donald Tusk, head of the European Council, posted a pr...
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Egypt: Court upholds Mubarak and sons’ corruption convictions

Egypt: Court upholds Mubarak and sons’ corruption convictions

The highest appeals court in Egypt rejected a motion by former president Hosni Mubarak and his two sons to overturn their corruption convictions related to his nearly 30-year rule.  Egypt’s Court of Cessation denied the Mubaraks’ appeals on Saturd...
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Survivor Found Inside Tanzania Ferry, Days After Deadly Capsize

Survivor Found Inside Tanzania Ferry, Days After Deadly Capsize

NAIROBI, Kenya — A day after Tanzanian authorities said they were unlikely to locate any more survivors from a ferry that capsized in Lake Victoria, an engineer who worked aboard the vessel was discovered alive in an apparent air pocket...
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China summons US ambassador over military sanctions

China summons US ambassador over military sanctions

China summoned the United States ambassador on Saturday after the US imposed sanctions on a branch of its military, according to Chinese state media. The announcement came a day after China “strongly urged” the US to cancel the sanctions or...
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Gunmen disguised as soldiers attack Iranian military parade, kill 24

Gunmen disguised as soldiers attack Iranian military parade, kill 24

Gunmen disguised as soldiers attacked an annual Iranian military parade Saturday in the country’s oil-rich southwest, killing at least 24 people and wounding 53 in the bloodiest assault to strike the country in recent years.Story continues below The attack i...
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In pictures: Beer flows as Germany’s Oktoberfest opens in Munich

In pictures: Beer flows as Germany’s Oktoberfest opens in Munich

Image copyright Reuters The first beers have been served at the Oktoberfest beer festival in the German city of Munich. About six million visitors are expected at the festival, which runs until 7 October. Last year about 7.5m litres (1.6m...
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Nigerian Herders Face Threat From Farmers Competing for Land

Nigerian Herders Face Threat From Farmers Competing for Land

DAMINIYA, Nigeria — Hundreds of horned cattle wandered back to camp after a long day of grazing, their moos sounding more like wails. Manu Baka walked into the middle of the herd and lit a small campfire. Cows began to...
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‘This time, it really is different’: Obama rallies for Democrats in Pennsylvania

‘This time, it really is different’: Obama rallies for Democrats in Pennsylvania

Barack Obama turned his political attention Friday to Pennsylvania — a state Donald Trump won in 2016.READ MORE: Obama offers America reality check on racism: ‘How hard can that be, saying that Nazis are bad?’The former president campaigned in Philadelph...
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‘Hezbollah treasurer’ Barakat arrested in Brazil border city

Image copyright EPAImage caption The US has shown concern about Hezbollah financial operations in South America Police in Brazil have arrested a man accused by the United States of being one of the main financial operators of the Lebanese militant...
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