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Iraqi forces seize more territory in advance against Kurds

27 min 53 sec ago
BAGHDAD/KIRKUK (Reuters) - The Baghdad government recaptured territory across the breadth of northern Iraq from Kurds on Tuesday, widening a sudden and dramatic campaign that has shifted the balance of power in the country almost overnight.
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J&J reports 11.9 percent fall in quarterly profit

31 min 13 sec ago
(Reuters) - Johnson & Johnson , which completed its $30 billion acquisition of Swiss biotech Actelion in June, reported a 11.9 percent fall in quarterly profit as costs rose.
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Suspected U.S. drone strikes kill 26 on Pakistan-Afghanistan frontier

33 min 45 sec ago
PARACHINAR/PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - A second suspected U.S. drone strike on Tuesday killed six people on the mountainous Pakistan-Afghanistan border, after a strike a day earlier that killed 20, government and militant sources said.
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Maltese journalist's son says she was murdered for exposing corruption

39 min 54 sec ago
VALLETTA (Reuters) - The son of Malta's best-known investigative journalist said on Tuesday his mother was killed by a car bomb because of her work exposing political corruption.
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Midnight in Toulouse: How CSeries deal shook status quo

54 min 23 sec ago
TOULOUSE, France (Reuters) - Two years ago, Airbus Chief Executive Tom Enders halted negotiations to buy Canada's CSeries program at midnight after the talks with Bombardier leaked to Reuters. On Tuesday, he performed a U-turn by backing a similar deal after all - again at dead of night.
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NFL weighs protesting players' passion against Trump rebukes

1 hour 16 min ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - National Football League officials will weigh the fervor of players who protest racism by kneeling for the national anthem against the anger of U.S. President Donald Trump at their two-day autumn meeting beginning on Tuesday in New York City.
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Islamic State cleared from Syria's Raqqa: monitoring group

1 hour 23 min ago
RAQQA, Syria (Reuters) - U.S.-backed militias have completely taken Syria's Raqqa from Islamic State, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Tuesday.
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UK hate crimes surge on Brexit and militant attacks

1 hour 28 min ago
LONDON (Reuters) - Hate crimes in Britain surged by the highest amount on record last year, official figures showed on Tuesday, with the vote to leave the European Union a significant factor.
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Taliban suicide attack on provincial Afghan police HQ kills at least 12

2 hours 11 min ago
KABUL (Reuters) - A Taliban suicide car bomber and gunmen attacked a provincial Afghan police headquarters on Tuesday, killing at least 12 people and wounding 60, officials and militants said.
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California wildfire evacuees allowed home as crews search for bodies

2 hours 24 min ago
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - More evacuees were expected to return home on Tuesday in Northern California where the state's deadliest wildfires have killed at least 41 people and destroyed thousands of homes.
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Islamic State in Raqqa mounts last stand around city stadium

2 hours 33 min ago
RAQQA, Syria (Reuters) - U.S.-backed militias said on Tuesday they are battling Islamic State around Raqqa stadium, the jihadists' last foothold in their former Syrian capital, after seizing a nearby hospital.
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Philippine president declares Marawi liberated as battle goes on

3 hours 31 min ago
MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declared the southern city of Marawi liberated from pro-Islamic State militants on Tuesday, although a military spokesman said 20-30 rebels were still fighting it out and were holding about 20 hostages.
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U.S.-backed militias say they take major Raqqa position from ISIS

3 hours 56 min ago
BEIRUT (Reuters) - The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) has taken the National Hospital in Raqqa, one of Islamic State's last remaining bastions in its former Syrian capital, a militia spokesman said on Tuesday.
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China state media attacks Western democracy ahead of Congress

3 hours 58 min ago
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's official Xinhua news agency attacked Western democracy as divisive and confrontational on Tuesday, praising on the eve of a key Communist Party Congress the harmony and cooperative nature of the Chinese system.
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NAFTA trade ministers to square off over hard-line U.S. demands

4 hours 24 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Trade ministers from the United States, Canada and Mexico wrap up a contentious round of NAFTA trade talks on Tuesday marked by aggressive U.S. demands that have left the future of the 23-year-old free trade pact in doubt.
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Philippine president declares Marawi City liberated from militants

4 hours 40 min ago
MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday declared Marawi City liberated from pro-Islamic State militants who have held the heart of the city for 148 days, media and a government minister said.
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Microsoft responded quietly after detecting secret database hack in 2013

6 hours 11 min ago
(Reuters) - Microsoft Corp's secret internal database for tracking bugs in its own software was broken into by a highly sophisticated hacking group more than four years ago, according to five former employees, in only the second known breach of such a corporate database.
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Habitual cheat: Kobe Steel faked product data for more than 10 years - source

6 hours 53 min ago
TOKYO (Reuters) - When cheating becomes habitual, the consequences could be costly.
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U.S. official says not ruling out eventual direct talks with North Korea

7 hours 14 min ago
TOKYO/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States is not ruling out the eventual possibility of direct talks with North Korea, Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan said on Tuesday, hours after Pyongyang warned nuclear war might break out at any moment.
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Trump keeping options open as Republican feud rages

October 16, 2017 - 11:38pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Like the deal-maker he says he is, U.S. President Donald Trump appears to be keeping his options open as his Republican Party threatens to erupt into full-scale war.
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