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Trump hopes to pick UN ambassador from 5 candidates

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U.S. President Donald Trump says he hopes to select a UN ambassador to replace Nikki Haley very soon and is interviewing 5 candidates for the job.

Congo rebels kill 2 health agents fighting Ebola

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Congo's health minister called it a "dark day" for everyone fighting the deadly Ebola outbreak after rebels shot and killed two medical agents with the Congolese army who had been assisting health officials.

Migrants vow to re-form caravan as they trek toward U.S.

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About 2,000 Central American migrants who circumvented Mexican police at a border bridge and swam, forded and floated across the river from Guatemala decided to re-form their mass caravan Saturday and continue their trek northward toward…

Dozens killed in Afghanistan amid parliamentary elections

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Afghanistan's first parliamentary elections in eight years suffered from violence and chaos Saturday, with a multitude of attacks killing at least 36 people, key election workers failing to show up and many polling stations staying open…

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A timeline of Saudi statements on the killing of Jamal Khashoggi

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The official Saudi statements on the fate of journalist Jamal Khashoggi have changed several times since he mysteriously disappeared after entering his country's consulate in Istanbul earlier this month.

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Prince Harry opens Invictus Games after storm delays

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Britain's Prince Harry on Saturday opened the Olympic-style Invictus Games for disabled and wounded soldiers at a moving ceremony on the forecourt of Sydney's Opera House, after an intense thunderstorm forced an hour-long delay.

Workers take dive into deep doo to unclog sewer pumps

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Divers spent two days deep inside a South Carolina sewer, pulling out huge balls of oily, black used wet wipes and baby wipes that had clogged intake pumps.

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At dueling events, Trump and Biden keeping focus on Nevada

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Campaigning on opposite sides of a pivotal Senate race, U.S. President Donald Trump and former Vice-President Joe Biden appealed to party loyalists in Nevada as early voting began Saturday in the state.

Saudi account of Khashoggi killing is widely denounced

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Turkey will "never allow a coverup" of the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul, a senior official in Turkey's ruling party said Saturday, reflecting international skepticism over the Saudi…

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'Stupid' law preventing Canada's re-engagement with Iran: ex-envoy to Saudi Arabia

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The real reason the Liberal government hasn't been able to re-establish relations with Iran is due to its adherence to a "stupid" Canadian law allowing the seizure of Iranian assets, says Canada's recently expelled ambassador to Saudi…

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Mexico slowly processes caravan migrants at Guatemala border

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Mexican authorities for a second straight day Saturday refused mass entry to a caravan of Central American migrants held up at the border with Guatemala, but began accepting small groups for asylum processing.

Caravan at Mexico-Guatemala border shrinks as migrants cross

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A standoff between thousands of Central American migrants trying to reach the United States and Mexican police stretched through the night with some migrants hanging from the closed border gate wailing "there are children here" while…

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Candles, flashlights, no AC for people in Florida's hurricane zone

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More than 100,000 Florida customers are still without power due to Hurricane Michael, which tore into the Florida Panhandle more than a week ago.

Afghan parliamentary polls underway despite threats

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Some Afghans lined up for hours to cast their vote Saturday in a chaotic start to parliamentary elections that are being protected by tens of thousands of security forces on alert nationwide following a campaign marred by relentless…

Ex-India state official: Most train victims were migrant workers

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Most of the casualties in a train disaster that killed dozens of people in northern India were migrant workers, a former state government official said Saturday.

Protesters flood London streets demanding new Brexit vote

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Tens of thousands of protesters marched through central London on Saturday to demand a new referendum on Britain's departure from the European Union.

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Australia's ruling coalition forced into minority government

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Australia's ruling coalition was forced into minority government on Saturday after a massive swing against its senior partner, the Liberal Party, in a byelection for the seat of the prime minister the party itself had dismissed.

Prince Harry opens memorial as royal tour continues

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Prince Harry paid tribute to Australian service members by opening a new wing of a war memorial on Saturday before heading to a delayed opening of the Invictus Games as he and wife Meghan continued their visit to Australia and the South…

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Trump: Saudi arrests in Khashoggi death 'a good first step'

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U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday called Saudi Arabia's announcement that suspects are in custody in the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi a 'good first step' and said he would work with Congress on a U.S. response.

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Saudis blame 'fistfight' for Jamal Khashoggi's death

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Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi died in a 'fistfight' in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, the kingdom claimed early Saturday, finally admitting that the writer had been slain at its diplomatic post. Authorities said 18 Saudi suspects were…

Saturday, Oct 20

Unburied fetuses, other bodies found in second funeral home

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Police have removed the remains of 63 fetuses from a Detroit funeral home in a widening investigation of alleged improprieties at local funeral homes.

Saudis confirm Khashoggi was killed inside consulate

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Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed in a "fistfight" in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, the kingdom claimed early Saturday, admitting that the writer had been slain at its diplomatic post for the first time. Authorities said 18…

Friday, Oct 19

Migrants break through fence at Guatemala border

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Migrants in a caravan travelling through Central America have broken down gates at a border crossing and are streaming toward a bridge to Mexico.

Trump praises congressman for body slamming reporter

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U.S. President Donald Trump praised a Republican congressman for body-slamming a reporter last year, calling him a "tough cookie" and saying he thinks it might have helped him win election in Montana.

Afghanistan postpones election in Kandahar after attack

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Afghanistan's election commission on Friday postponed elections in Kandahar for a week, following a brazen attack on a high-profile security meeting there with a U.S. delegation that killed at least two senior provincial officials,…

Indian temple priests turn back women, defying court ruling

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Dozens of Hindu priests on Friday joined conservative protesters to block women of menstruating age from one of the world's largest Hindu pilgrimage sites, defying a ruling from India's top court to let them enter.

Thursday, Oct 18

Trump concedes Khashoggi likely dead, threatens consequences

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U.S. President Donald Trump acknowledged Thursday it "certainly looks" as though missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is dead, and he threatened "very severe" consequences if the Saudis are found to have murdered him.

Taliban attack kills top Afghan officials, U.S. general unhurt

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A high-level meeting on security plans for Afghanistan's parliamentary elections had just concluded when an elite Afghan guard turned his gun on the departing delegation Thursday, killing the powerful Kandahar police chief but missing the…

4-year-old boy shot, wounded in apparent case of road rage

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Authorities say a 4-year-old boy has been shot and wounded an apparent case of road rage after one vehicle cut off another in a Kansas city.

Manhunt in Crimea for possible accomplice in school attack

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Authorities on the Crimean Peninsula were searching for a possible accomplice of the student who carried out a shooting and bomb attack on a vocational school, killing 20 people and wounding more than 50 others, an official said Thursday.

Wednesday, Oct 17

In Mexico Beach, some coming home to no home after Michael

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More than a week after Hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida Panhandle, residents were returning to their homes to try to piece together lives from rubble as the overall death toll from the storm rose to at least 30.

Trump asks Turkey for audio, video evidence on Khashoggi

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The U.S. has asked Turkey for a recording that could reveal gruesome details of what happened to Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, U.S. President Donald Trump said Wednesday.

Life is rough at Florida's hurricane-ravaged motel of last resort

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Simply getting through the day is a struggle at the American Quality Lodge, a low-rent motel where dozens of people are living in squalor amid destruction left by Hurricane Michael.

Migrant caravan marches on in Guatemala amid Trump's threats

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A caravan of some 2,000 migrants hoping to reach the United States marched deeper into Guatemala as President Donald Trump threatened to cut off aid to Central American countries that don't stop them.

Tuesday, Oct 16

Grandmother questioned after toddler found dead in oven

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A grandmother was being questioned Tuesday after her dead granddaughter was found inside a heated oven in a Mississippi town.

3-year-old accidentally shoots, wounds 2-year-old brother

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Authorities say a 3-year-old boy accidentally shot and wounded his 2-year-old brother at their home in northeastern Indiana.

Possible sighting of missing Wisconsin girl, Miami police say

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A girl resembling a missing teenager whose parents were found dead in their western Wisconsin home has been spotted at a gas station in south Florida, police said.

Mattis: Trump says defence chief's job is '100 per cent' safe

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Amid speculation that he may soon be replaced, Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said President Donald Trump told him he supports the retired Marine general "100 per cent."