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32 people missing in China landslides following typhoon

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BEIJING (AP) — At least 32 people were reported missing Thursday after rain-saturated hillsides collapsed onto villages in southeastern China following a typhoon. A rescue operation was underway in Sucun village in China’s Zhejiang province, south of the financial hub of Shanghai, after it was hit...


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The Latest: Obama orders flags at half-staff for Peres

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JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the death of former Israeli President and Prime Minister Shimon Peres (all times local): 4 a.m. President Barack Obama has ordered all U.S. flags on federal property to be flown at half-staff in the memory of former Israeli President and Prime Minister Shimon Peres,...


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Darkness and fear in Aleppo as the bombs rain down

(c) 2016, The Washington Post. BEIRUT - The bombings at night are the worst. There is no electricity in the rebel-held portion of eastern Aleppo, and the warplanes flying overhead target any light piercing the blackness beneath. So families huddle together in the dark, gathered in one room so that...


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Dutch probe: Missile brought from Russia downed Malaysia Airlines plane over

(c) 2016, The Washington Post. KIEV, Ukraine - A Dutch-led investigative team said Wednesday that the surface-to-air missile that downed a passenger jet over eastern Ukraine in 2014, killing all 298 people aboard, came from Russia and was fired from territory held by pro-Moscow separatists....


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Darkness and fear in Aleppo as the bombs rain down

(c) 2016, The Washington Post. BEIRUT - The bombings at night are the worst. There is no electricity in the rebel-held portion of eastern Aleppo, and the warplanes flying overhead target any light piercing the blackness beneath. So families huddle together in the dark, gathered in one room so that...


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Before Duterte was the Philippines' president, he was 'the Death Squad mayor'

(c) 2016, The Washington Post. DAVAO, Philippines - People here love to tell stories about the man they call “our mayor.” One time, when a tourist ignored no-smoking rules, our mayor stormed a restaurant with a revolver and forced him to eat the butt. Our mayor patrolled the streets on his...


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U.S. threatens to suspend all bilateral cooperation with Russia over Syria

(c) 2016, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama’s administration threatened Wednesday to suspend plans for coordinating counterterrorism strikes in Syria with Russia unless Moscow moves to stop its assault on the city of Aleppo and restore a collapsed cease-fire. Secretary of...


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Tie-up of world's biggest beer makers clears final hurdle

LONDON (AP) — A deal worth over $100 billion to combine the world’s two biggest beer companies cleared its last major hurdle Wednesday when the shareholders of SABMiller approved the takeover by Budweiser maker Anheuser-Busch InBev. SABMiller shareholders approved the 79 billion pound ($103...


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Saudi Arabia has ways to hit back at 9/11 lawsuit effort

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia and its allies are warning that U.S. legislation allowing the kingdom to be sued for the 9/11 attacks will have negative repercussions. The kingdom maintains an arsenal of tools to retaliate with, including curtailing official contacts, pulling...


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South Sudan VP blames former rebel leader for unrest

(c) 2016, Foreign Policy. In July, former South Sudanese rebel leader and one-time vice president Riek Machar fled the capital city of Juba, saying he feared for his life if he remained. Fighting had broken out between Machar’s troops and those loyal to his long-time rival President Salva Kiir. Now,...


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