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Turkish jets hit PKK arms dumps in northern Iraq

ANKARA - Airstrikes on PKK bases in northern Iraq on Wednesday destroyed arms dumps and shelters, the military said in a statement. The airstrikes targeted the Zap, Metina and Avasin-Basyan…

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France calls for UN action on Rohingya ‘genocide’

PARIS - President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday became the latest voice to brand the killing of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar as “genocide”. “France will work with its partners at the…

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Philippines commemorates 1972 martial law

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines - Security forces are on alert for rallies Thursday, around the country to commemorate the 45th anniversary of martial law on Sept. 21, 1972 by the late…

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Nigerian court okays ban for Igbo secessionist group

Lagos, Nigeria - Nigerian federal high court has granted orders banning all activities or membership of the Igbo secessionist group Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), days after the country's military…

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Puerto Rico completely without power after Hurricane Maria hits

Hurricane Maria arrived in Puerto Rico early Wednesday -- bringing the most severe weather conditions the U.S. territory has seen in nearly 100 years and blacking out the entire island.…

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Youth obesity have stopped rising, study says

Youth obesity rates are leveling off in the United States, with about one-third of kids and teens now overweight or obese, a new report shows. "Obesity rates are still far…

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US-backed SDF says Raqqa campaign in final stages

The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Wednesday its campaign to capture Raqqa from Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) was in its final stages and its fighters had seized…

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Australia: First wave of refugees to US from Pacific camps imminent

A first wave of refugees will leave remote Pacific detention camps and be resettled in the US in coming weeks, Australian authorities said Wednesday, under a deal that has rankled…

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Turkey to consider sanctions over Kurdish independence vote

Turkey will consider imposing sanctions on Kurdish northern Iraq over its planned independence referendum, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was cited by state-run Anadolu news agency as saying. Turkey escalated its opposition…

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Pakistan issues arrest warrant for finance minister

KARACHI, Pakistan - A judge on Wednesday ordered the arrest of Finance Minister Ishaq Dar after he failed to appear in court to answer a corruption case, local media reported.…

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