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    Spain rescues 600 people in busiest day

    BBC | Updated at 09:25am on August 17, 2017

    Spain's coastguard says it has rescued 600 migrants crossing from Morocco in a 24-hour period amid a spike in the number of migrant arrivals...

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    Trump disbands business councils after CEOs quit in protest

    Reuters | Updated at 08:50am on August 17, 2017

    President Donald Trump disbanded two high-profile business advisory councils on Wednesday after several chief executives quit in protest over his remarks blaming weekend violence in Virginia not only on white nationalists but also on anti-racism activists who opposed them...

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    ‘Lot of time’ needed to rebuild trust in Gulf: Qatar FM

    Agence France-Presse . Doha | Updated at 01:00am on August 17, 2017

    Qatar’s foreign minister said Tuesday it will take a ‘lot of time’ to rebuild any trust between sparring Gulf countries because of the region’s continuing diplomatic crisis...

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    Nigeria suicide bombers kill 28, wound 82

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 08:40am on August 16, 2017

    Three women suicide bombers blew themselves up at the entrance to a camp for displaced people in northeast Nigeria on Tuesday, killing 28 people and wounding 82, local sources said...

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    Trump, again, casts blame on both sides for deadly violence in Virginia

    Reuters | Updated at 08:50am on August 16, 2017

    President Donald Trump insisted on Tuesday that left- and right-wing extremists became violent during a weekend rally by white nationalists in Virginia, reigniting a political firestorm over US race relations and his own leadership of a national crisis...

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    Colombia's FARC rebels turned in more than 8,000 weapons: UN

    Reuters | Updated at 09:25am on August 16, 2017

    Colombia's Marxist FARC rebel group handed in more than 8,000 weapons and nearly 1.3 million pieces of ammunition as it demobilised after a peace deal with the government, the United Nations said...

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    India, China troops clash briefly

    Agence France-Presse . Srinagar | Updated at 12:05am on August 17, 2017

    Indian and Chinese troops clashed briefly on a disputed area of land in the Himalayas, officials said Wednesday, exacerbating tensions during a months-long standoff between the two armies...

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    Philippine police kill 32 in ‘shock and awe’ drug raids

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 02:30pm on August 16, 2017

    Philippine police killed 32 people in ‘shock and awe’ raids aimed at scaring drug traffickers, authorities said Wednesday, after president Rodrigo Duterte admitted to...