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Battle for Philippine town abates as troops mark Islamic holiday

June 24, 2017 - 11:09pm
MARAWI CITY, Philippines (Reuters) - Fighting between government forces and Islamist rebels holed up in the heart of a southern Philippine town eased on Sunday as the military sought to enforce a temporary truce to mark the Eid al-Fitr Islamic holiday.
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Two decades after handover, scant love for China among Hong Kong youth

June 24, 2017 - 10:41pm
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong student activist Chau Ho-oi, born in the year the Asian financial hub returned to Chinese rule 20 years ago, recalls the sense of pride she once felt toward mainland China.
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Hopes fading in China for 118 still missing day after landslide

June 24, 2017 - 10:36pm
BEIJING (Reuters) - Rescue workers in China searched for 118 people still missing more than 24 hours after a landslide buried a mountain village, with hopes fading on Sunday after 15 bodies were pulled out of the rock and mud during the first day of the search.
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U.S. judge asked to expand order blocking Iraqis' deportation

June 24, 2017 - 10:33pm
(Reuters) - The American Civil Liberties Union asked a U.S. judge on Saturday to expand an order that temporarily blocks the deportation of 114 Iraqis in Michigan, to cover Iraqis nationwide, according to a court filing.
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U.S. secure first win of America's Cup, trail New Zealand 4-1

June 24, 2017 - 6:58pm
HAMILTON, Bermuda (Reuters) - Defending champions Oracle Team USA clawed their way back into the America's Cup on Saturday with a much-needed win over Emirates Team New Zealand to reduce their deficit to 4-1 in the first-to-seven final.
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British lawmakers hit by cyber security attack

June 24, 2017 - 12:40pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's parliament was hit by a cyber attack on Saturday in which hackers tried to access email accounts, politicians and officials said, just over a month after a ransomware attack crippled parts of the country's health service.
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Trump reaches out to lawmakers on healthcare as another says 'no'

June 24, 2017 - 11:53am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump made calls to fellow Republicans in the U.S. Senate on Friday to mobilize support for their party's healthcare overhaul while acknowledging the legislation is on a "very, very narrow path" to passage.
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Istanbul bans gay and transgender pride march for second year

June 24, 2017 - 11:51am
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Istanbul's governor has banned a gay and transgender pride march which was due to take place in the city on Sunday, citing security concerns after threats from an ultra-nationalist group.
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UAE's Gargash says alternative to Qatar demands is 'not escalation but parting ways'

June 24, 2017 - 7:27am
DUBAI (Reuters) - A senior United Arab Emirates (UAE) official said on Saturday that if Qatar did not accept an ultimatum issued by Arab states which imposed a boycott this month on the tiny Gulf Arab nation, "the alternative is not escalation but parting ways".
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Iraqi forces free hundreds of civilians in Mosul Old City battles

June 24, 2017 - 7:23am
MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi forces opened exit routes for hundreds of civilians to flee the Old City of Mosul on Saturday as they battled to retake the ancient quarter from Islamic State militants mounting a last stand in what was the de facto capital of their "caliphate".
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Norway-Russia relations to deteriorate following U.S. Marines' base extension: Russian embassy

June 24, 2017 - 6:23am
OSLO (Reuters) - Norway's decision to extend the presence of U.S. Marines on its soil will worsen relations with neighboring Russia and could escalate tensions on NATO's northern flank, the Russian embassy in Oslo told Reuters on Saturday.
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Five London tower blocks evacuated over fire safety concerns

June 24, 2017 - 6:20am
LONDON (Reuters) - Thousands of residents in a sprawling north London housing estate were forced to leave their apartments late on Friday after fire checks carried out in the wake of the deadly Grenfell Tower blaze found the buildings to be unsafe.
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China's party paper trumpets U.N. rights resolution as combating West's monopoly

June 24, 2017 - 6:16am
BEIJING (Reuters) - The West's monopoly on rights has been dealt a blow by the United Nations' decision to adopt a China-led resolution saying development promotes human rights, an editorial in the official paper of China's ruling Communist Party said on Saturday.
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China, U.S. agree aim of 'complete, irreversible' Korean denuclearization

June 24, 2017 - 4:22am
BEIJING (Reuters) - China and the United States agreed that efforts to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula should be "complete, verifiable and irreversible", Chinese state media said on Saturday, reporting the results of high level talks in Washington this week.
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Pentagon weighs possible delay in new transgender recruits

June 23, 2017 - 8:06pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon said on Friday it was reviewing recommendations from the U.S. military chiefs that included calls for more time to implement plans to allow new transgender recruits to join the U.S. armed forces.
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Exclusive: U.S. list to drop Iraq, Myanmar as worst offenders on child soldiers

June 23, 2017 - 5:36pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Secretary of State Rex Tillerson plans to remove Iraq and Myanmar from a U.S. list of the world's worst offenders in the use of child soldiers, U.S. officials said, a step that could prompt accusations the Trump administration is prioritizing security and diplomatic interests ahead of human rights.
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Slain Venezuelan protester's father appeals to 'friend' Maduro

June 23, 2017 - 5:02pm
CARACAS (Reuters) - A man describing himself as a former boss and friend of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Friday urged an investigation into the killing of his son in anti-government unrest convulsing the OPEC nation for nearly three months.
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Exclusive: Wal-Mart not considering a bid for Whole Foods - source

June 23, 2017 - 4:01pm
(Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc is not actively considering making an offer for Whole Foods Market Inc, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Friday.
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Rep. Scalise, wounded in Virginia shooting, no longer in ICU: source

June 23, 2017 - 1:57pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Representative Steve Scalise, the No. 3 Republican in the House of Representatives who was shot while practicing baseball last week, is no longer being held in the intensive care unit at the hospital where he is being treated, a source familiar with his condition said on Friday.
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What does Italy's Berlusconi like about Trump? His wife

June 23, 2017 - 11:30am
ROME (Reuters) - Four-time former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, who portrays himself as a charming ladies' man, said on Friday that what he likes most about U.S. President Donald Trump is his wife, Melania.
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