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U.S., China, others tentatively agree to multilateral air encounter code

33 min 5 sec ago
Several countries including the United States and China agreed "in principle" on Saturday to multilateral guidelines to manage unexpected encounters between their military aircraft, joining 10 Southeast Asian nations already in the pact.
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Afghans vote amid chaos, corruption and Taliban threats

54 min 37 sec ago
Afghans voted on Saturday in parliamentary elections overshadowed by chaotic organization, allegations of corruption and violence that has forced a postponement of the vote in the strategic southern province of Kandahar.
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Saudi Arabia admits Khashoggi died in consulate, Trump says Saudi account credible

1 hour 57 min ago
Saudi Arabia said on Saturday a missing journalist had died in a fight inside its Istanbul consulate and it had fired two senior officials over his death, an account President Donald Trump said was credible but U.S. lawmakers found hard to believe.
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Alaska's independent governor ends re-election bid, endorses Democrat

2 hours 2 min ago
Alaska Governor Bill Walker, a political independent, halted his re-election campaign on Friday and endorsed his Democratic challenger, ending a three-way contest in which neither had appeared capable of defeating the Republican front-runner.
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BepiColombo spacecraft starts seven-year journey to Mercury

2 hours 18 min ago
A European-Japanese spacecraft set off on a treacherous seven-year journey to Mercury to probe the solar system's smallest and least-explored planet.
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Migrants camp on bridge between Guatemala and Mexico as U.S. pressure mounts

2 hours 23 min ago
Hundreds of Central American migrants bedded down overnight on a bridge separating Guatemala and Mexico, many squeezed against a metal border gate, as efforts to halt a trek north by a caravan of thousands of people gathered pace under U.S. pressure.
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Migrant caravan halted on Mexico-Guatemala border, pressure to turn back mounts

3 hours 13 min ago
Hundreds of people in a caravan of migrants that crossed from Honduras into Guatemala staged a dramatic bid to breach the Mexican border on Friday, as local governments began preparing to disperse the convoy under pressure from Washington.
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Exclusive: U.S. weighs new warship passage through Taiwan Strait

3 hours 38 min ago
The United States is considering a new operation to send warships through the Taiwan Strait, U.S. officials tell Reuters, a mission aimed at ensuring free passage through the strategic waterway but which risks heightening tensions with China.
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Remains of more than 60 babies, fetuses found stashed in Detroit funeral home

4 hours 1 min ago
The remains of more than 60 infants and fetuses were found stashed in a Detroit funeral home, police said on Friday, calling the discovery "deeply disturbing."
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With market on edge, investors look to tech trio

4 hours 4 min ago
The pressure is on for Amazon, Alphabet and Microsoft as they prepare to report quarterly results at a time when confidence in those market leaders looks increasingly fragile and in danger of derailing Wall Street's rally.
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Lotto fever grips U.S. as Mega Millions jackpot hits $1 billion

Fri, 19/10/2018 - 11:44pm
The drawing for the second-largest lottery prize in U.S. history, a cool $1 billion, was held on Friday as lotto fever gripped the U.S.
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Saudi Arabia admits Khashoggi died in consulate, Trump says Saudi explanation credible

Fri, 19/10/2018 - 9:30pm
Saudi Arabia said on Friday that journalist Jamal Khashoggi died in a fight inside its Istanbul consulate and said it had fired two senior officials over the incident, giving an account that U.S. President Donald Trump said was credible.
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Trump criticized for praising congressman who body-slammed reporter

Fri, 19/10/2018 - 9:16pm
President Donald Trump reiterated his support for a Montana congressman who body-slammed a reporter last year, even as he came under criticism on Friday from U.S. lawmakers and press organizations.
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New York witches aim hex at Supreme Court's Brett Kavanaugh despite death threats

Fri, 19/10/2018 - 9:09pm
Melissa Madara was not surprised to receive death threats on Friday as her Brooklyn witchcraft store prepared to host a public hexing of newly confirmed U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh this weekend.
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White House calls for justice in Khashoggi case, lawmakers criticize Saudi statement

Fri, 19/10/2018 - 9:05pm
The White House said on Friday it would press for justice after Saudi Arabia announced that journalist Jamal Khashoggi had died in the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul and that 18 Saudis had been arrested in connection with his death.
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Trump says Saudi explanation on Khashoggi's death credible

Fri, 19/10/2018 - 9:05pm
President Donald Trump said on Friday that Saudi Arabia's explanation for how journalist Jamal Khashoggi died at its consulate in Istanbul was credible.
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Saudi Arabia admits Khashoggi died in consulate, fires two senior officials

Fri, 19/10/2018 - 9:03pm
Saudi Arabia admitted on Friday that journalist Jamal Khashoggi died inside its Istanbul consulate and said it had fired two senior officials over the incident, which has sparked an international outcry and strained relations with the West.
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Migrant caravan streams out of Guatemala, halted by Mexican police

Fri, 19/10/2018 - 8:50pm
Hundreds of members of a caravan of migrants who had crossed Guatemala tried to breach the Mexican border on Friday, as Mexico vowed to tackle the convoy that U.S. President Donald Trump says must be stopped before it reaches the United States.
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USC agrees to $215 million settlement in California gynecologist case

Fri, 19/10/2018 - 8:18pm
The University of Southern California has reached a $215 million proposed settlement with former patients of a gynecologist at the school who was accused of sexual abuse, the president of the university said in a letter on Friday seen by Reuters.
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Saudi crown prince had no knowledge of 'specific' Khashoggi operation: source

Fri, 19/10/2018 - 8:14pm
Saudi Arabia's crown prince had no knowledge of the specific operation that resulted in the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul this month, a Saudi official familiar with the investigation said on Friday.
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