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    McCain torpedoes Republican effort to repeal Obamacare

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 10:50am on September 23, 2017

    US senator John McCain announced Friday his opposition to the latest Republican attempt to replace Barack Obama's signature health care law, likely dooming the repeal effort...

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    Rohingya villages still burning: AI

    Agence France-Presse . Sittwe | Updated at 12:05am on September 24, 2017

    Myanmar’s army chief on Saturday blamed Rohinyga militants for an explosion outside a mosque in Rakhine state, as Amnesty International accused the military of starting fires in the region to prevent refugees from returning...

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    Russia's Lavrov says US, North Korea in ‘kindergarden fight’

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 10:15am on September 23, 2017

    Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov on Friday described the rhetoric between leaders of the United States and North Korea as a ‘kindergarden fight between children’ and urged calm...

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    Britain's May asks for transition deal after Brexit

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 08:40am on September 23, 2017

    British prime minister Theresa May on Friday called for a two-year transition after Brexit in which Britain would largely maintain its current ties with Brussels, in a charm offensive intended to unlock stalled negotiations with the European Union...

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    Seven countries ask Guterres to publicly brief on Myanmar

    Reuters . United Nations | Updated at 12:05am on September 24, 2017

    Seven members of the United Nations Security Council, including the United States and Britain, on Friday asked UN chief Antonio Guterres to publicly brief the 15-member body next week on the violence in Myanmar that he has described as ethnic cleansing...

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    India using chilli sprays, stun grenades to dissuade Rohingya influx

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 01:46am on September 23, 2017

    India has stepped up security along its largely porous eastern border with Bangladesh and is using ‘chilli and stun grenades’ to block the entry of Rohingya Muslims fleeing from violence in their homeland of Myanmar, officials said on Friday...

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    Shelling across Pakistan-India border kills 6 civilians

    Reuters . Islamabad | Updated at 12:39am on September 23, 2017

    Shelling along the disputed border between Pakistan and India killed six civilians, and wounded an additional 30 people, officials from the two sides said on Friday, in the latest confrontation between the two nuclear-armed countries...

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    Nepal will measure Mt Everest to see if lost height

    Reuters . Kathmandu | Updated at 12:30am on September 23, 2017

    will measure Mount Everest afresh to settle a controversy over height of the world’s tallest peak, especially after some estimates suggested it became a little shorter in the wake of an earthquake two years ago, officials said on Friday...

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    US police shoot deaf man

    Agence France-Presse . Chicago | Updated at 12:25am on September 23, 2017

    Police in Oklahoma came under intense scrutiny Thursday for fatally shooting a deaf man who failed to respond to their commands, even as neighbors were alerting officers of the man’s disability...

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    Pakistan tells UN won’t be ‘scapegoat’ in Afghan war

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 12:46pm on September 22, 2017

    Pakistan refuses to be a ‘scapegoat’ for Afghanistan’s bloodshed or to fight wars for others, prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi told the...