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    Ivanka tamps down idea she would be dynamite UN envoy

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 01:18am on October 11, 2018

    Ivanka Trump on Tuesday tamped down the suggestion her father could be poised to tap her as UN envoy, after president Donald Trump said she would make a ‘dynamite’ replacement — were it not for nepotism concerns....

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    Syria buffer free of heavy arms as jihadists face deadline

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 01:09am on October 11, 2018

    A planned buffer zone in northwest Syria has been cleared of heavy armaments ahead of time but a new deadline loomed Wednesday for the tougher task of Turkey convincing jihadists to pull out their fighters....

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    Myanmar arrests three journalists over report on Suu Kyi protege

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 12:36am on October 11, 2018

    Myanmar police Wednesday arrested three journalists after their paper criticised the financial management of Yangon’s government, which is overseen by a protege of leader Aung San Suu Kyi, in the latest case to spark concern over press freedom....

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    Australia aims to curb influx of new migrants to big cities

    Reuters . Sydney | Updated at 12:32am on October 11, 2018

    Australia plans to restrict some new migrants from living in its largest cities — Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane — for ‘at least a few years’ in an effort to ease urban congestion, a government minister said on Tuesday....

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    Kenya bus accident kills 51

    Agence France-Presse . Nairobi | Updated at 02:28pm on October 10, 2018

    Fifty-one people were killed when the bus they were travelling in overturned and its entire roof was ripped off in an accident in western Kenya...

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    Category 4 hurricane slams into Florida

    Agence France-Presse . Panama City | Updated at 02:00am on October 11, 2018

    Hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida coast on Wednesday as the most powerful storm to hit the southern US state in more than a century as officials warned it could wreak ‘unimaginable devastation’....

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    Trump's UN envoy Haley resigns, rules out 2020 run for office

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 10:45am on October 10, 2018

    Nikki Haley, a rising Republican star, said on Tuesday she was stepping down as US ambassador to the United Nations, but knocked down speculation that...

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    China to sell 48 high-end military drones to Pakistan

    New Age Desk | Updated at 12:05am on October 10, 2018

    China will sell 48 high-end armed drones to its ‘all-weather ally’ Pakistan in what a military observer said will be the largest deal of its kind, official media Beijing reported Tuesday, says The Economic Times. ...

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    440 homeless died in UK in a year: charities

    Reuters . London | Updated at 12:03am on October 10, 2018

    Research showing that 449 homeless people died in Britain last year, many while sleeping rough, exposed a ‘horrifying’ and ‘unforgivable’ housing crisis, charities said on Tuesday....

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    Myanmar not willing to probe Rohingya abuse

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 12:05am on October 10, 2018

    Myanmar is ‘unable and unwilling’ to investigate its abuses against Rohingya Muslims, a UN rights envoy has said, bolstering calls for the country’s generals to be hauled before an international court....