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    Xi urges Trump to avoid exacerbating North Korea tensions

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 01:45pm on August 12, 2017

    Chinese leader Xi Jinping urged US president Donald Trump on Saturday to avoid rhetoric that could inflame tensions with North Korea as an escalating war of words raised global alarm...

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    Uhuru Kenyatta wins Kenya presidential vote

    BBC | Updated at 09:20am on August 12, 2017

    Kenya's president Uhuru Kenyatta has been re-elected following Tuesday's election, officials say...

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    30 children die in India hospital over two days: police

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 08:25am on August 12, 2017

    More than 30 children have died at a government-run hospital in northern India over 48 hours, police said Friday, allegedly due to lack of oxygen supply to the wards housing the sick...

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    Trump threatens Venezuela with unspecified ‘military option’

    Reuters | Updated at 09:05am on August 12, 2017

    US president Donald Trump on Friday threatened military intervention in Venezuela, a surprise escalation of Washington's response to Venezuela's political crisis that...

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    Egypt train crash kills 42

    Reuters | Updated at 08:45am on August 12, 2017

    Two trains collided in Egypt's coastal city of Alexandria on Friday killing 42 people and injuring 133 others, the health ministry said...

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    Trump threatens North Korea with ‘big trouble’ over Guam

    BBC | Updated at 08:35am on August 12, 2017

    President Donald Trump has warned North Korea to expect ‘big, big trouble’ if anything happens to the US territory of Guam...

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    US, N Korea trade war of words

    Reuters . Bedminster/Beijing | Updated at 12:33am on August 12, 2017

    President Donald Trump issued a new threat to North Korea on Friday, saying what he called US military solutions were ‘locked and loaded’ as Pyongyang accused him of driving the Korean peninsula to the brink of nuclear war...

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    India deploys more troops

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 12:31am on August 12, 2017

    India’s military has increased operational readiness along the eastern Indian border with China, sources said, as neither side shows any sign of backing off from a face-off in a remote Himalayan region near their disputed frontier...

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    India in talks with Myanmar, Bangladesh

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 12:05am on August 12, 2017

    India is in talks with Bangladesh and Myanmar about its plan to deport around 40,000 Rohingya Muslims it says are living in the country illegally, a government spokesman said on Friday, with state governments told to form task forces for the purpose...

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    Hundreds of troops sent to Rakhine as tension rises

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

    Myanmar has sent hundreds of soldiers to beef up security in north-western Rakhine state after a recent spate of killings, military sources said on Friday, fuelling fears of yet more violence and instability in the troubled region...