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    World powers clash over chemical arms watchdog’s new role

    Agence France-Presse . The Hague | Updated at 12:00am on November 20, 2018

    World powers traded accusations of hypocrisy in bitter clashes on Monday over the global toxic weapons watchdog’s new ability to attribute blame for attacks like...

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    Victims mourned as toll hits 77 in California wildfire

    Agence-France-Presse . Paradise | Updated at 12:00am on November 20, 2018

    The toll from the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California’s history rose further on Sunday to 77, the sheriff’s office said, after a vigil...

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    New migrant group sets out for US from El Salvador

    Agence-France-Presse . El Salvador | Updated at 12:00am on November 20, 2018

    Defying US pledges to turn back those seeking asylum at the border, a caravan of about 200 migrants set out Sunday from El Salvador seeking...

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    Netanyahu avoids early elections for now

    Reuters . Jerusalem | Updated at 12:00am on November 20, 2018

    Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday avoided an early election for now after a coalition partner backed away from toppling a government hanging on...

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    Saudi king urges action against Iran, backs Yemen peace

    Reuters . Riyadh | Updated at 12:00am on November 20, 2018

    Saudi Arabia’s King Salman called on the international community on Monday to halt Iran’s nuclear and ballistic missile programme, and he also reiterated the kingdom’s...

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    Germany says will bar 18 Saudis over Khashoggi murder

    Agence France-Presse . Brussels | Updated at 12:00am on November 20, 2018

    Germany will bar 18 Saudis from entering its territory and Europe’s Schengen passport-free zone over their alleged links to the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, foreign...

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    UN calls for calm after shots fired in Rohingya camp in Myanmar

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 12:21am on November 20, 2018

    The UN has called for calm after several Rohingya Muslims were shot and wounded in a Rakhine state camp, in a raid linked to the failed escape of more than 100 of the stateless minority from the grim settlements....

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    Lanka removes top Rajapakse investigator amid crisis

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:23am on November 20, 2018

    Sri Lanka’s president ordered the removal of a police chief investigating alleged crimes by the family and associates of his preferred candidate for prime minister Mahinda Rajapakse, officials said Monday....