• New migrant caravan enters Mexico, legally or not
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    New migrant caravan enters Mexico, legally or not

    Hundreds of Central Americans entered Mexico illegally as the latest migrant caravan trying to reach the United States began crossing the Mexican-Guatemalan border en masse Friday. Not content to wait five days for the humanitarian visas Mexico is offering them, several hundred migrants took to make-shift

  • Real progress needed at Trump-Kim II: analysts
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    Real progress needed at Trump-Kim II: analysts

    The planned second summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un needs to make tangible progress on Pyongyang's nuclear weapons if it is to avoid being dismissed as "reality TV", analysts say. The world's media were transfixed as the pair shook hands

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    U.S.-born Iranian TV anchor's arrest confirmed by U.S. court

    An American-born Iranian television anchor has been arrested as a material witness in an undisclosed U.S. federal investigation, according to a federal court order granted on Friday. At the request of the Justice Department, U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell issued the order, the first official U.S.

  • Two monks shot dead as violence flares in Thailand's deep south
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    Two monks shot dead as violence flares in Thailand's deep south

    Gunmen in Thailand's deep south shot dead two Buddhist monks and wounded two others inside a temple, police said Saturday, capping a week of deadly violence as the prime minister vowed to "punish" those responsible. Black-clad assailants carrying rifles crept into Rattanaupap temple in

  • Afghan Taliban reject talks with U.S. in Pakistan
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    Afghan Taliban reject talks with U.S. in Pakistan

    The Afghan Taliban rejected reports in the Pakistani media that they were prepared to resume meetings with U.S. special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad in Islamabad and repeated their refusal to deal directly with the Afghan government. Pakistani newspapers and television stations reported that a meeting in

  • Special counsel disputes explosive report on Trump lawyer testimony
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    Special counsel disputes explosive report on Trump lawyer testimony

    Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office took the rare step Friday of disputing a news report on his Russia investigation, saying a BuzzFeed article alleging that US President Donald Trump directed his former lawyer to lie to Congress is "not accurate." Trump's lieutenants had already

  • Chris Cuomo: Mueller Did Trump A Favor By Discrediting BuzzFeed
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    Chris Cuomo: Mueller Did Trump A Favor By Discrediting BuzzFeed

    Following special counsel Robert Mueller's pushback on a BuzzFeed bombshell

  • Australia police charge man with rape and murder of Israeli student
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    Australia police charge man with rape and murder of Israeli student

    Australian police on Saturday charged a man with the rape and murder of Israeli student Aiia Maasarwe, some three days after her body was found in Melbourne. Victoria police, who have described the attack as "horrific", arrested 20-year-old Codey Herrmann in the outer suburbs of Melbourne

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    Man charged with murder of Israeli exchange student in Melbourne

    A 20-year-old man was charged on Saturday with the murder of Israeli student Aiia Maasarwe in Melbourne amidst an outrage over violence against women in Australia's second-largest city. Maasarwe, 21, an international exchange student, was killed when walking home after a night out with friends

  • Stephen Colbert Claps Back at Fox News And MSNBC
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    Stephen Colbert Claps Back at Fox News And MSNBC

    > TONIGHT! We made some big announcements on The Late Show this week but The

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    Malaysia court rules in favour of Wynn Macau in $4.2 mln case-lawyer

    A Malaysian judge on Friday ruled in favour of Wynn Macau in a case against a fund manager who owed the casino millions of dollars, the company's lawyer said, the first time a casino has been allowed to recover dues in the country. Wagering or gaming contracts are not recognised in Malaysia, which

  • Trump Gloats Over BuzzFeed Rebuke: 'Sad Day For Journalism,' Great Day For Country
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    Trump Gloats Over BuzzFeed Rebuke: 'Sad Day For Journalism,' Great Day For Country

    President Donald Trump took a victory lap on social media Friday in the wake

  • Hong Kong transport minister makes final call to lawmakers to support cross-harbour tunnel toll increases
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    Hong Kong transport minister makes final call to lawmakers to support cross-harbour tunnel toll increases

    The transport minister made a last-ditch call on Saturday for lawmakers to support the proposed toll increases at three cross-harbour tunnels to ease congestion, revealing that Hong Kong’s leader even travelled to Beijing to bargain with a tunnel firm’s top management. Secretary for Transport and Housing

  • 'No injuries of concern' for Prince Philip, 97, after car crash
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    'No injuries of concern' for Prince Philip, 97, after car crash

    Queen Elizabeth II's 97-year-old husband Prince Philip visited hospital for "a precautionary check-up" on Friday that found "no injuries of concern" after a car crash the previous day that rolled the Land Rover he was driving. "On doctor's advice the Duke of Edinburgh

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    Australian minister for women to quit politics at election

    Australia's Minister for Women Kelly O'Dwyer said on Saturday she will quit politics for personal reasons at this year's election, adding to the list of female politicians to leave the ruling party, some citing disunity, bullying and intimidation. Women in Australia make half of the population

  • Philippines' richest man Sy dies at 94
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    Philippines' richest man Sy dies at 94

    The Philippines' wealthiest man Henry Sy, who rose from being a penniless Chinese immigrant to leading a multi-billion dollar business empire, died on Saturday, his conglomerate has announced. Forbes said he was the 52nd richest person in the world last year, beating out bold name tycoons like Elon

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    Philippines' richest man Sy dies at 94

    The Philippines' wealthiest man Henry Sy, who rose from being a penniless Chinese immigrant to leading a multi-billion dollar business empire, died on Saturday, his conglomerate has announced. Forbes said he was the 52nd richest person in the world last year, beating out bold name tycoons like Elon

  • Fuel pipeline blaze in Mexico kills 20, injures dozens: officials
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    Fuel pipeline blaze in Mexico kills 20, injures dozens: officials

    A leaking fuel pipeline triggered a massive blaze in central Mexico Saturday, killing at least 20 people and injuring another 54, officials said. Omar Fayad, governor of Hidalgo state, said locals at the site of the leak were scrambling to steal some of the leaking oil when at least 20 of them were

  • In tears and shock, Poland bids farewell to murdered mayor
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    In tears and shock, Poland bids farewell to murdered mayor

    Poles will gather on Saturday in the Baltic port city of Gdansk for the funeral of murdered liberal mayor Pawel Adamowicz, whose public stabbing has raised questions about hate speech in politics in the country. Around 3,500 people, including Polish President Andrzej Duda and EU Council President Donald

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    Philippines' richest man Sy dies at 94

    The Philippines' wealthiest man Henry Sy, who rose from being a penniless Chinese immigrant to leading a multi-billion dollar business empire, died on Saturday, his conglomerate has announced. The 94-year-old, from the Chinese city of Xiamen, founded the Philippines' largest shopping centre

  • Shinawatras out, Lee Kuan Yew in: Asian leaders’ differing treatment by China’s ancestry tourism
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    Shinawatras out, Lee Kuan Yew in: Asian leaders’ differing treatment by China’s ancestry tourism

    “Everyone here knows about their ties to this place, for sure,” said Xie Yimin, a home supplies shop owner in Taxia village in Guangdong province, four hours’ drive from Guangzhou. Brother and sister Thaksin and Yingluck are fourth-generation Chinese immigrants in Thailand and descended from a family

  • U.S. special counsel disputes report Trump told lawyer to lie
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    U.S. special counsel disputes report Trump told lawyer to lie

    NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office on Friday disputed key elements of a media report that President Donald Trump directed his former lawyer to lie to Congress about a Moscow real estate deal, raising questions about a story that has dominated U.S. news coverage

  • Striking Los Angeles teachers rally near City Hall as talks resume
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    Striking Los Angeles teachers rally near City Hall as talks resume

    Tens of thousands of striking Los Angeles teachers were joined by parents and students in a rally near City Hall on Friday, as contract talks mediated by the mayor resumed behind closed doors after a marathon negotiating session the day before. Some 30,000 teachers walked off the job on Monday in their

  • Bauhaus design turns 100 as disputes over its legacy churn
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    Bauhaus design turns 100 as disputes over its legacy churn

    Bauhaus, the design school that left its mark on everything from teapots to tower blocks and iPhones to Ikea, marks its centenary this year, touching off a politically charged debate about its lasting impact. The influence of Bauhaus, created during the turbulent period between the world wars and finally

  • Giant great white shark swims with Hawaii divers
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    Giant great white shark swims with Hawaii divers

    Divers in Hawaii were watching a school of tiger sharks feast on a dead whale on Tuesday when a much bigger fish appeared out of the depths. A 20-foot-long great white shark, believed to be one of the largest in the world, swam right at the divers then began to check out their boats, said Ocean Ramsey