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    China urges North Korea to stop missile tests, resume talks

    Associated Press | Updated at 01:31pm on August 06, 2017

    Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi on Sunday urged his North Korean counterpart to abide by UN resolutions and stop provoking...

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    Explosive detonated at Minnesota mosque: FBI

    Associated Press | Updated at 01:03pm on August 06, 2017

    The FBI was searching for suspects after an explosive device tore through part of a suburban Minneapolis mosque on Saturday as people were...

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    Tillerson says new North Korea sanctions a 'good outcome'

    Associated Press | Updated at 10:36am on August 06, 2017

    US secretary of state Rex Tillerson says the approval of new UN sanctions targeting North Korea over its nuclear and ballistic missile programs is a...

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    Venezuela's chief prosecutor Luisa Ortega rejects dismissal

    BBC | Updated at 09:05am on August 06, 2017

    Venezuela's chief prosecutor says she was sacked by the new constituent assembly because the government wanted to stop her investigations into alleged corruption and human rights abuses...

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    UN toughens sanctions on North Korea

    Agence France-Presse . United Nations | Updated at 12:05am on August 07, 2017

    The UN Security Council on Saturday unanimously backed a US-drafted resolution that significantly strengthened sanctions on North Korea, imposing a ban on exports aimed at depriving Pyongyang of $1 billion in annual revenue...

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    Yemenis, Iranians sue US state dept

    Reuters . New York | Updated at 01:37am on August 06, 2017

    Dozens of Yemenis and Iranians who won the chance to immigrate to the United States sued the US State Department on Friday for not processing their visa applications after president Donald Trump’s temporary travel ban was reinstated...

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    Naidu elected VP in another boost for Modi

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 01:35am on August 06, 2017

    India’s ruling party candidate M Venkaiah Naidu was elected vice president in a parliamentary vote on Saturday, enabling the party to boost its political standing in his southern home region where it lacks a broad support base...

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    Shots fired as Myanmar forces raid Rohingya village

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 01:10am on August 06, 2017

    Myanmar security forces fired warning shots during a day-long sweep of a Rohingya village to arrest alleged militants, Aung San Suu Kyi’s office said late Friday, as violence again tremored through Rakhine State...

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    About 2,000 Islamic State fighters remain in Syria's Raqqa: US envoy

    Reuters | Updated at 11:45am on August 05, 2017

    About 2,000 Islamic State fighters are estimated to remain in the Syrian city of Raqqa, fighting for their survival in the face of an offensive by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, a senior US official said on Friday...

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    All-powerful Venezuelan assembly opens amid protests 

    Associated Press | Updated at 09:05am on August 05, 2017

    Defying criticism from Washington to the Vatican, Venezuela's ruling party on Friday installed a new super assembly that supporters promise will pacify the country and critics fear will be a tool for imposing dictatorship...