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    UNESCO to pick new chief after US walkout

    Reuters . Paris | Updated at 12:05am on October 14, 2017

    The United Nations’ cultural agency will elect a new chief on Friday, seeking someone who can revive UNESCO’s fortunes after the United States and Israel pulled out...

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    Spanish PM threatens to suspend Catalonia autonomy

    Reuters | Updated at 02:12pm on October 12, 2017

    Spain marks its national day Thursday with a show of unity by opponents of Catalonian independence, a day after the central government gave the...

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    Hamas says reached deal with Palestinian rival Fatah

    Reuters | Updated at 01:34pm on October 12, 2017

    Rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah have reached a deal over political reconciliation, Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh said in a statement on...

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    Rohingyas not natives, numbers exaggerated: Myanmar army chief

    Reuters . Yangon | Updated at 12:05am on October 13, 2017

    Rohingya Muslims are not native to Myanmar, the army chief told the US ambassador in a meeting in which he apparently did not address accusations of abuses by his men and said media was complicit in exaggerating the number of refugees fleeing...

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    Floods, landslides in Vietnam kill 37 people, thousands evacuated

    Reuters | Updated at 11:10am on October 12, 2017

    Floods in Vietnam killed 37 people and another 40 were missing as a tropical depression caused heavy rain in northern and central provinces, the...

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    UNSC to hear Annan brief on Myanmar

    Agence France-Presse . United Nations | Updated at 12:05am on October 13, 2017

    The Security Council will on Friday hold an informal meeting on Myanmar to hear former UN chief Kofi Annan provide details of a report on the plight of Rohingya Muslims, diplomats said...

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    Trump resists pressure to soften stance on Iran nuclear deal

    Reuters | Updated at 09:25am on October 12, 2017

    President Donald Trump finds himself under immense pressure as he considers de-certifying the international nuclear deal with Iran, a move that would ignore warnings from...

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    At least 23 dead, hundreds missing as winds fan California wildfires

    Reuters | Updated at 08:50am on October 12, 2017

    Firefighters facing a resurgence of high winds on Wednesday struggled to halt wildfires that have killed at least 23 people, destroyed 3,500 structures and left...

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    Trapped Rohingyas in Myanmar get first substantial food aid in months

    Reuters . Yangon | Updated at 12:12am on October 12, 2017

    Rohingya Muslim villagers cut off from food and threatened by Buddhist neighbours in Myanmar’s violence-racked Rakhine state received their first substantial food supplies in months on Wednesday after international pressure on the government to help...

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    Over 20,000 girls married off illegally each day: report

    Reuters . London | Updated at 12:08am on October 12, 2017

    At least 20,000 girls around the world are married off illegally each day, with child marriage often deeply rooted in tradition despite being outlawed in a growing number of countries, according to new analysis released on Wednesday...