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Report: Trump's son participated in meeting on Syria's future

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 18:31
Donald Trump Jr., the older son of the U.S. president-elect, in October participated in a private meeting in Paris at which the possibility of supporting Russian efforts to halt the war in Syria was discussed, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.
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Earthquake hits off Fukushima in Japan; no tsunami warning

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 17:00
A strong earthquake has shaken the same area in Japan hit by a magnitude-7.4 earthquake two days ago.
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7 Bodies found in clandestine graves in southern Mexico

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 17:00
Seven bodies were found in three clandestine graves in Zitlala, a city in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero, officials said Wednesday.
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Trump taps Betsy DeVos for U.S. education secretary

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 16:27
President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday tapped Betsy DeVos to be his education secretary, the first woman to be appointed to his cabinet and a defender of allowing parents to use public funds to send their children to private or religious schools.
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France's Fabius confused by Trump statements on climate

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 16:00
Former French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, who presided over key climate talks in Paris last year, says he doesn't know what to make of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's contradictory statements on global warming.
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Suicide bomber kills 1 at northeast Nigerian bus station

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 15:45
A civilian self-defense commander says a suicide bomber has exploded outside a bus station in Nigeria's northeastern city of Maiduguri, killing himself and one other person.
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Police arrest 8 drug traffickers in Brazilian shantytown

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 15:36
At least eight suspected drug traffickers were arrested Wednesday in Rio de Janeiro's Cidade de Deus favela, or shantytown, as part of an operation that deployed about 400 Brazilian police officers in the slum following six days of shootouts.
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Colombian actress Amparo Grisales presents her recipe for healthy living

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 15:24
Colombian actress Amparo Grisales on Wednesday here presented her new book entitled "Mi sabia naturaleza," a guide for leading a healthy life in which she talks about the uses and properties of plants and herbs she has learned about and used.
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Most expensive destroyer in U.S. fleet loses propulsion in Panama Canal

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 15:16
The USS Zumwalt – at a cost of $4.4 billion, the most expensive destroyer in the American fleet – experienced a loss of propulsion Monday as it transited the canal and had to be towed to a repair facility.
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Resort city of Cancun rounds up dozens of Uber cars

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 15:15
Officials in the Mexican resort of Cancun and nearby cities have rounded up scores of Uber cars and taken them to impound lots until drivers pay fines of about $2,800 apiece.
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Miami teen gunned down walking home from McDonalds

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 14:42
16-year-old Damien Ramirez died, police said, after being shot multiple times in Miami. Another man in his late 50s was shot in the arm, but he is expected to be OK.
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U.S. warship breaks down during transit of Panama Canal

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 14:35
A U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer suffered a mechanical problem while crossing the Panama Canal and is undergoing repairs at a Panamanian facility, the U.S. Embassy in the Central American nation said Wednesday
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Scenes of panic as hundreds of Iraqis flee fighting in Mosul

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 14:27
They came by the hundreds — men, women and children fleeing the battle for Mosul, some bloodied and crying out for help. So large was the crowd on the road that Iraqi troops initially ordered them back, worried that an Islamic State suicide bomber could be hiding among them.
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Report: Jamaica fosters culture of fear with police impunity

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 14:00
Jamaica fosters a "culture of fear" and impunity linked to a high rate of killings by police officers that stretches back for years on the Caribbean island with chronically eye-popping rates of violent crime, Amnesty International alleges in a report issued Wednesday.
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Student school takeovers could be trouble for Brazil reforms

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 13:45
The teachers are gone.
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U.S. new home sales fall 1.9 pct. in October

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 13:33
Sales of new homes in the United States fell 1.9 percent in October to an annualized rate of 563,000 units, the Commerce Department reported Wednesday.
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Mexican officials find camp with kidnapped man, mass graves, cooler full of heads

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 12:50
It’s the sort of grisly finding that seems to happen nearly every week in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero: A drug gang’s camp where a kidnapping victim was rescued, body parts were found in a cooler and the remains of seven bodies were extracted from clandestine burial pits.
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Finland's defense minister worried by tensions in Baltic Sea

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 12:45
Finland's defense minister says he does not see the recent deployment of Russian missiles in the Baltic region as a direct threat but warns that a negative spiral of actions and counter-actions could cause "something to happen, even if only accidentally." In an interview Wednesday with Finnish MTV3 News, Jussi Niinisto said that similar movements of missiles had occurred before and that countries watched such actions closely.
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Egypt refers 22 policemen to trial over prison break

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 12:33
Egypt has referred 22 policemen to trial over a prison break near the Suez Canal city of Ismailia.
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