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Syria promotes tourism, despite devastation of civil war

Across Syria, buildings lie in ruin. Millions have fled their homes. And historic sites have been shattered, either by military bombardment or at the hands of the Islamic Stat...

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Pence tells Egypt's Sisi that U.S. would back two-state solution

CAIRO (Reuters) - Vice President Mike Pence told Egypt's leader on Saturday the United States would support a two-state solution for Israelis and Palestinians if...

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Two dead, several hurt in Prague hotel fire

Two people died and nine were injured in a fire at a hotel in the centre of Prague on Saturday night, fire and rescue officials said...

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As Trump begins second year, women stage nationwide protests

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Many thousands of women and their male supporters turned out on Saturday for the second Women's March, a nationwide series of protests agai...

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Turkey attacks US-backed Kurdish fighters in Syria

With airstrikes and artillery fire, Turkey on Saturday defied US appeals and opened a long-anticipated offensive on Afrin, an enclave in Syria for Kurdish militias backed by t...

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Gunmen storm Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul

Armed insurgents stormed Kabul's largest hotel Saturday, setting off an explosion and sparking a fire, trapping an unknown number of hotel guests inside, Afghan o...

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Here are the signs of the Women's March

One year after the inauguration of Donald Trump, many have returned to the Women's March -- signs in hand...

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Paul Bocuse, French chef who became cultural star, dies at 91

Paul Bocuse, who became one of the 20th century's most influential chefs by building on the traditions of French haute cuisine with a distinctive style that empha...

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Women's March protesters blast Trump as president touts gains

Thousands of women and their male supporters turned out on Saturday for the second Women's March, a nationwide series of protests against US President Donald Trum...

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Trump to Democrats: no immigration talk until U.S. government reopened

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump and Republican lawmakers took a tough stance on Saturday after the U.S. Congress failed to fund federal agencies, saying they wou...

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Women's March protesters blast Trump as president touts gains

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Thousands of women and their male supporters turned out on Saturday for the second Women's March, a nationwide series of protests against U...

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Bill Gates' prediction will give you goosebumps

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Leaked: Secret Apple recordings stun investors

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Trump to Democrats: no immigration talk until government reopened

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump and Republican lawmakers took a tough stance on Saturday after the U.S. Congress failed to fund federal agencies, saying they wou...

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He ate raw fish almost every day - until a 5-foot-long tapeworm slithered out of his body

He told an emergency room physician he had a liking for raw fish - specifically, salmon sashimi...

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Women's March draws thousands as Trump term enters second year

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Thousands of protesters turned out across the nation for the second Women's March on Saturday, marking the first anniversary of President D...

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Airstrikes pound Syria's Afrin as Turkey launches 'Operation Olive Branch'

HASSA, Turkey/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Turkey opened a new front in Syria's war on Saturday, launching airstrikes against a U.S.-backed Kurdish militia in Afrin provinc...

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Turkey air strikes hit Syria's Afrin province in push to secure borders

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish warplanes struck positions of a U.S.-backed Kurdish militia in Syria's Afrin province on Saturday, a senior Turkish official said, in a...

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North, South Korea put on united front for Olympics

North and South Korea solidified plans to march together under a unified flag at next month's Winter Olympics and agreed to compete with a joint women&#03...

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Trump blames Democrats for government shutdown

For President Donald Trump, this weekend was supposed to be a celebration...

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Turkish military operation in Syria's Afrin has begun: Erdogan

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday a military operation in Syria's Kurdish-controlled Afrin region had begun after cross-borde...

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Two Americans, two Canadians freed after kidnapping in Nigeria: police

KADUNA, Nigeria (Reuters) - Two Americans and two Canadians have been freed after being kidnapped in the northern Nigerian state of Kaduna, a police spokesman said on Saturday...

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Picture Editor's Choice, January 21, 2018

A selection of photographs from around the world by Fairfax picture editors...

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Government shuts down as Trump feuds with Democrats

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The world's most powerful government shut down on Saturday after President Donald Trump and the U.S. Congress failed to reach a deal on fun...

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Turkish military operation in Syria's Afrin has begun - Erdogan

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday a military operation in Syria's Kurdish-controlled Afrin region had begun after cross-borde...

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North Korea says to send delegation to prepare for Olympics on Sunday: South Korea ministry

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea will send a delegation to South Korea on Sunday to prepare for a trip by an art troupe during next month's Winter Olympics, pushing...

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IOC makes it official: North Korea and South Korea will march together at Olympics

Athletes from North Korea will participate in the Winter Olympics in South Korea next month, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach said Saturday...

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Britain able to have bespoke deal with EU: Macron

LONDON (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron said on Saturday Britain would be able to have a bespoke deal with the European Union after Brexit, one of Prime Minister T...

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North Korea says to send delegation to prep for Olympics on Sunday: South Korea ministry

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea will send a delegation to South Korea on Sunday to prepare for a trip by an art troupe during next month's Winter Olympics, pushing...

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U.S. government shuts down as Trump feuds with Democrats

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The world's most powerful government shut down on Saturday after President Donald Trump and the U.S. Congress failed to reach a deal on fun...

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South Africa's ANC to force Zuma to quit as president: eNCA TV

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) declined on Saturday to comment on a report its executive plans to force Jacob Zuma...

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US government shutdown begins as budget talks falter in senate

Much of the federal government officially shut down early Saturday after Senate Democrats blocked consideration of a stopgap spending measure...

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Government shutdown begins as budget talks falter in senate

Much of the federal government officially shut down early Saturday after Senate Democrats blocked consideration of a stopgap spending measure to keep the government operating...

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Myanmar finalizes Rohingya repatriation preparations as doubts mount

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar was making final preparations to take back the first batch of Rohingya Muslims who had fled conflict in troubled Rakhine state, state media said on...

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Twitter to notify users exposed to Russian propaganda during U.S. elections

(Reuters) - Twitter Inc , which is reviewing Russian interference during the 2016 U.S. elections, said on Friday it would notify some of its users whether they were exposed to...

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U.S. government shutdown begins as spending bill fails in Senate

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government officially shut down at midnight on Friday after Democrats and Republicans failed to reach a last-minute deal to fund its operations...

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Turkey begins offensive against US-backed Kurdish in Syria

Turkish artillery has started firing shells into the northern Syrian region of Afrin targeting US-backed Kurdish militias, despite warnings from the United States...

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Senate Democrats block funding bill, US government shuts down

Senate Democrats have blocked passage of a stopgap spending bill to keep the US government open...

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Government shutdown looms as Senate short of votes for spending bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate was short of the votes needed to approve a bill to keep the federal government running as a midnight deadline loomed on Friday night, al...

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Hundreds of police in Thailand block anti-junta march

The planned protests are a rare display of public discontent in the junta-ruled country...

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What happens in a US government shutdown?

Washington: The US Congress are racing to meet a midnight Friday deadline to pass a short-term bill to keep the US government open and prevent agencies from shutting down...

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U.S. government shutdown looms as Senate short of votes for spending bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate was short of the votes needed to approve a bill to keep the federal government running as a midnight deadline loomed on Friday night, bu...

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Senate Democrats block funding bill, US government shutdown looms

Senate Democrats have blocked passage of a stopgap spending bill to keep the US government open...

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Zimbabwe politician dies in US air crash

Leading Zimbabwean opposition politician Roy Bennett and four others, including his wife, have been killed in a helicopter crash...

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Facebook to serve 'trustworthy' news over fake news, says CEO

"This sounds like extremely good news for news publishers that aren't hated by one side or the other."...

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U.S. government shutdown looms, lawmakers in hectic negotiations

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers raced against the clock to avert a federal government shutdown on Friday but it was not clear if hectic negotiations would bring a deal...

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Protect the Amazon from big business and greed, Pope Francis urges

Francis has issued a ringing defence of the people and the environment of the Amazon...

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Tom Petty died due to accidental drug overdose: coroner

Rocker Tom Petty died in October due to "multisystem organ failure" brought on by an accidental overdose of seven medications...

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Las Vegas shooter's Australian girlfriend Marilou Danley 'cleared'

Marilou Danley, who was in the Philippines at the time of the massacre, initially had been described as a "person of interest"...

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Russia influence: Is this the collusion we were waiting for?

This is one of those episodes that is easy to lose track of amid the avalanche of evidence connecting the Trump administration and Russia...

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Facebook to prioritize 'trustworthy' news based on surveys

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc will prioritize "trustworthy" news in its feed of social media posts, using member surveys to identify high-qu...

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Costa Rica's first gay marriage suffers bureaucratic hitch

Notaries who are refusing to recognise it until laws forbidding gay marriage are changed, setting them at odds with their President...

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US seeks death penalty for alleged kidnapper of Chinese scholar

Brendt Christensen was indicted in June in connection with the kidnapping, torturing and killing of 26-year-old Yingying Zhang...

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Stormy and Trump's 11-month affair according to 2011 In Touch interview

The porn star who says she had an affair with Donald Trump described her relationship with him in detail in a 2011 interview only published on Friday...

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In fight over Russia memo, Republicans have unusual ally

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican lawmakers criticizing Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into U.S. President Donald Trump's ties with R...

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Trump administration says U.S. mistakenly backed China WTO accession in 2001

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States mistakenly supported China's membership of the World Trade Organization in 2001 on terms that have failed to force Beijin...

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With no deal in sight, Congress faces looming government shutdown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress raced the clock to avoid a federal government shutdown before a midnight deadline on Friday after a meeting between President Donald...

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With no deal in sight, U.S. Congress faces looming government shutdown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress raced the clock to avoid a federal government shutdown before a midnight deadline on Friday after a meeting between President Donald...

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In year of drama and chaos, Pence quietly advances conservative agenda

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In the run-up to President Donald Trump’s decision last month to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Vice President Mike Pence, a conservative...

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Olympian abused by team doctor sees USA Gymnastics as 'rotten'

LANSING, Mich. (Reuters) - Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman blasted U.S. gymnastics officials on Friday for failing to protect her and other women from years of sexual abuse...

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U.S. to retry Senator Menendez on bribery, corruption charges

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department said on Friday it plans to retry Democratic U.S. Senator Robert Menendez on bribery and corruption charges after a jury was de...

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Facebook to prioritize 'trustworthy' news sources

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc will change the ranking of its News Feed to give priority to trustworthy news sources above those that its users do not consider trustwo...

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Olympic gymnast Raisman harshly criticizes Nassar, USA Gymnastics

LANSING, Mich. (Reuters) - Three-time gold medalist Aly Raisman excoriated former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar Friday for sexually abusing her and other young women...

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No deal reached as Schumer, Trump meet to avert government shutdown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic Senate leader Chuck Schumer met with President Donald Trump at the White House on Friday to search for ways to avert a U.S. government shutdo...

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Schumer, Trump meet at White House as government shutdown looms

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic Senate leader Chuck Schumer met with President Donald Trump at the White House on Friday to search for ways to avert a U.S. government shutdo...

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Supreme Court to decide legality of Trump travel ban

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday set up a major showdown over presidential powers, agreeing to decide the legality of President Donald Trump&#03...

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Schumer, Trump meet at White House as government shutdown nears

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic Senate leader Chuck Schumer met with President Donald Trump at the White House on Friday to search for ways to avert a U.S. government shutdo...

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U.S. Supreme Court to decide legality of Trump travel ban

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday set up a major showdown over presidential powers, agreeing to decide the legality of President Donald Trump&#03...

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Trump to tout U.S. economy, urge fair trade at elite Davos forum

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will be entering something of a lion's den when he visits the elitist enclave of Davos next week, rubbing shoul...

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Supreme Court takes up fight over Trump travel ban

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday set up a major showdown over presidential powers, agreeing to decide the legality of President Donald Trump&#03...

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Trump decries 'permissive' U.S. abortion laws at rally

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump criticized U.S. abortion laws as among the most permissive in the world in a speech to anti-abortion activists at the annual Marc...

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As clock ticks, Senate scrambles to avert government shutdown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate raced to avert a government shutdown on Friday ahead of a midnight deadline with no agreement on funding in sight and both parties squab...

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U.S. military puts 'great power competition' at heart of strategy: Mattis

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military has put countering China and Russia at the center of a new national defense strategy unveiled on Friday, the latest sign of shifting A...

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It was never about the Boris Bridge, so get over it

Theresa: “Boris, I don’t think that summit with France went very well.” Boris: “Oh, build a bridge and get over it… Hang on, that gives me an idea.”...

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What should scare us about Trump's porn star scandal

The salaciousness entertains us, and it repulses us, too. But it's the secrecy that should scare us...

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Thousands in Washington await Trump address to anti-abortion rally

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald Trump will become the third sitting U.S. president to address anti-abortion activists at the annual March for Life on Friday, highlighting his sh...

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U.S. health agency revokes Obama-era Planned Parenthood protection

(Reuters) - U.S. health officials on Friday said they were revoking legal guidance issued by the Obama Administration that had sought to discourage states from trying to defun...

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Clock running out as Senate tries to avert government shutdown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate raced to avert a government shutdown on Friday ahead of a midnight deadline with no agreement on funding in sight and both parties squab...

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U.S. health agency to issue religious objection regulation

(Reuters) - U.S. health officials on Friday said they were revoking legal guidance issued by the Obama Administration that had sought to discourage states from trying to defun...

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5 ways the world is pulling apart

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1,500-year-old ruins shed light on Peru's Moche people

Archaeologists have uncovered two ceremonial chambers in Peru used by the ancient Moche culture. The find is revealing new details of Moche society...

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Pentagon puts countering China, Russia at center of U.S. defense strategy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military has put countering China and Russia at the heart of a new national defense strategy unveiled on Friday, the latest sign of shifting Am...

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U.S. health agency to issue religious objection regulations

(Reuters) - U.S. health officials on Friday said they were revoking legal guidance issued by the Obama Administration that had sought to discourage states from trying to defun...

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North Korea plans military parade on eve of the Olympics, diplomats say

The Winter Olympics opening ceremony may not be the only parade North Korea is planning on participating in next month...

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Turkey shells Syria's Afrin region, minister says operation has begun

SUGEDIGI, Turkey (Reuters) - Turkish artillery fired into Syria's Afrin region on Friday in what Ankara said was the start of a military campaign against the Kurd...

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Clock running out to avert U.S. government shutdown as Trump blames Democrats

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump postponed plans to leave Washington on Friday while the U.S. Congress faced a midnight deadline to come up with funding legislati...

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Picture Editor's Choice, January 20, 2018

A selection of photographs from around the world by Fairfax picture editors...

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Clock running out to avert government shutdown as Trump blames Democrats

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Racing against a midnight deadline, the U.S. Congress will try on Friday to send President Donald Trump legislation to keep the government operating and...

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Clock running out for Congress to avert government shutdown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Racing against a midnight deadline, the U.S. Congress will try on Friday to send President Donald Trump legislation to keep the government operating and...

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Trump to address U.S. anti-abortion march, cementing U-turn on issue

(Reuters) - Donald Trump will become the third sitting U.S. president to address anti-abortion activists at the annual March for Life on Friday, highlighting his shift in rece...

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China looks to call bluff on Trump trade action

BEIJING (Reuters) - As influential voices within the U.S. business community warn China that U.S. President Donald Trump is serious about tough action over Beijing&#03...

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Meet the people who are still 'untouchables' after all these years

Lalitha Devi is 65 and remembers how, during her childhood, when she worked in the fields of a high caste landowner, she used to get thirsty and ask for water...

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From riches to rags, working with Cambodia's neediest

Phnom Penh: When then 18-month-old Sok Ravuth was abandoned at a Cambodian rubbish dump in 2014 doctors said he would not survive and suggested Buddhist monks prepare his spir...

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Exclusive: Rohingya refugee leaders draw up demands ahead of repatriation

(Reuters) - Rohingya leaders in a Bangladesh refugee camp have drawn up a list of demands they want Myanmar to meet before authorities begin sending back hundreds of thousands...

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U.S. workforce shortages bolster case for Fed rate hikes

LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill. (Reuters) - HydraForce Inc is going to almost desperate lengths, including offering to bus in out-of-town workers, to find the muscle it needs to meet growi...

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The intriguing image Jacinda Ardern used to announce her pregnancy has a deeper meaning

On face value, announcing a pregnancy with a photo of fishing hooks looks odd. But the meaning is likely twofold...

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North Korea may hold military parade on eve of Olympics, analysts say

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea may be preparing to hold a military parade on the eve of next month's winter Olympics in South Korea, analysts and diplomats say, ev...

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'Significant' heatwave roasts south-eastern Australia as global records melt

Most of NSW will continue to bake in a prolonged heatwave well into next week, the second big warm event that has got 2018 off to a hot start...

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Israel puts Gaza tunnel on display, and proposes an underground wall

The Islamic Jihad militant group said the tunner was designed to allow an attack on Israel in the next armed confrontation...

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