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    Halimah Yacob formally elected Singapore’s first female president

    Reuters | Updated at 10:50am on September 13, 2017

    Halimah Yacob, a former speaker of parliament, was declared elected as Singapore’s first woman president on Wednesday, after the...

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    US Supreme Court allows broad Trump refugee ban

    Reuters | Updated at 11:58am on September 13, 2017

    The US Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed president Donald Trump to broadly implement a ban on refugees entering the country from...

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    Maduro accepts talks offer with Venezuela opposition

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 11:24am on September 13, 2017

    Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro said Tuesday his government was prepared to meet the opposition for talks, offering a glimpse...

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    Suu Kyi to skip UNGA amid criticism

    Agencies | Updated at 01:35am on September 14, 2017

    Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi, facing outrage over violence that has forced about 400,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee to Bangladesh, will not attend the upcoming UN General Assembly because of the crisis, her office said on Wednesday...

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    Stop violence, US to Myanmar security authorities

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 09:55am on September 13, 2017

    The United States has called on Myanmar security authorities to respect the rule of law, stop the violence, and end the displacement of civilians from all communities...

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    Rights groups slam UN council inaction over Myanmar crisis

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 08:50am on September 13, 2017

    Two leading human rights groups on Tuesday slammed the UN Security Council for inaction over the crisis in Myanmar, where 370,000 Rohingya Muslims have been forced to flee in a campaign described as ethnic cleansing...

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    Europe steps up response to Irma

    BBC | Updated at 08:40am on September 13, 2017

    European countries are boosting relief efforts in their Caribbean territories devastated by Hurricane Irma, amid criticism over the response...

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    Millions without power in Florida as deadly Irma ploughs north

    Agence France-Presse . Miami | Updated at 12:41am on September 13, 2017

    Millions of Florida residents were without power Tuesday as the remnants of Hurricane Irma spun northwest into the US mainland, drenching the region and causing rivers to overflow...

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    4 more US states sue Trump administration

    Agence France-Presse . Los Angeles | Updated at 12:35am on September 13, 2017

    Four more US states announced Monday they are suing the Trump administration over its decision to rescind a programme that deferred deportations of immigrants who arrived illegally as children...

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    Hopes fade as Gulf crisis hits 100-day landmark

    Agence France-Presse . Doha | Updated at 12:29am on September 13, 2017

    As the boycott of Qatar by a Saudi-led bloc of countries approaches its 100th day Wednesday, experts have warned the increasingly bitter dispute could last into 2018 and beyond...

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