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    Internet group backs ‘national’ data privacy approach

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 10:35am on September 12, 2018

    A group representing major internet companies including Facebook Inc, Amazon.com Inc and Alphabet Inc said on Tuesday it backed modernizing US data privacy rules but...

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    UK ‘failing’ to save thousands of children from modern slavery

    Reuters . London | Updated at 12:39am on September 12, 2018

    Britain is failing to protect thousands of children from being trafficked and enslaved, activists said on Tuesday, criticising the government for lacking a clear strategy to stop girls being sexually abused and gangs using young people as drug mules....

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    World hunger levels rise for third year running

    Reuters . Rome | Updated at 12:37am on September 12, 2018

    World hunger rose in 2017 for a third consecutive year, fuelled by conflict and climate change, the United Nations warned on Tuesday, jeopardising a global goal to end the scourge by 2030....

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    50 dead as bus plunges into Indian valley

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 05:09pm on September 11, 2018

    Fifty people died when a bus carrying Hindu pilgrims plunged into a valley in southern India on Tuesday, one of the deadliest accidents on the...

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    US threatens to arrest ICC judges who probe war crimes

    Agence France-Presse. Washington | Updated at 12:01pm on September 11, 2018

    The United States threatened Monday to arrest and sanction judges and other officials of the International Criminal Court if it moves to charge any American who served in Afghanistan with war crimes...

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    Trump receives Kim Jong Un letter for second meet: White House

    Agence France Presse . Washington | Updated at 01:33am on September 11, 2018

    US president Donald Trump has received a ‘very positive’ letter from North Korea’s leader seeking a second meeting, the White House said Monday, noting that coordination for the get-together was already underway....

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    Major Idlib raid could spark worst catastrophe of 21st century: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:43am on September 11, 2018

    The UN’s new humanitarian chief warned Monday that a large-scale military operation against the rebel-held Syrian province of Idlib could create ‘the worst humanitarian catastrophe’ of this century....

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    Taliban kill 60 forces across Afghanistan

    Agence France-Presse . Mazar-i-Sharif | Updated at 12:38am on September 11, 2018

    Taliban fighters killed nearly 60 members of Afghanistan’s beleaguered security forces in a spate of attacks across the country’s north, officials said Monday, as diplomatic efforts to end the 17-year war intensify....

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    New UN rights chief decries abuses of minorities, migrants

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:05am on September 11, 2018

    The new UN rights chief decried Monday crackdowns on minorities in countries like Myanmar and China and urged Western countries to respect migrant rights, warning that erecting walls only caused chaos and suffering....

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    India opposition block roads, offices shut in fuel price protests

    Reuters . Bhubaneswar | Updated at 12:10am on September 11, 2018

    Nationwide protests against record high petrol and diesel prices shut down businesses, government offices and schools in many parts of India on Monday, and in some places protesters blocked trains and roads and vandalised vehicles....

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