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    World powers to try again for Syria ceasefire

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 02:17am on October 14, 2016

    Moscow and Washington have pledged to try again to negotiate a lasting ceasefire for war-ravaged Syria, committing to multilateral weekend talks in Europe, after the last attempt collapsed amid bitter recriminations...

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    UN appoints Portugal's Guterres as next chief

    Reuters | Updated at 09:24pm on October 13, 2016

    The 193-member United Nations general assembly unanimously appointed former Portuguese prime minister Antonio Guterres on Thursday as the ninth secretary-general of the world body for five years beginning Jan. 1, 2017...

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    Thai king dies

    Agence France-Presse . Bangkok | Updated at 06:06pm on October 13, 2016

    Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world’s longest-reigning monarch, has died at the age of 88, the palace announced Thursday, leaving a divided nation bereft of a rare figure of unity...

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    Boko Haram releases kidnapped 21 Chibok girls

    Reuters | Updated at 05:31pm on October 13, 2016

    Boko Haram Islamists have released 21 of more than 200 girls kidnapped by Boko Haram Islamists in 2014 in the northern town of Chibok, the Nigerian government said on Thursday...

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    Bob Dylan wins Nobel Literature Prize

    Agence France-Presse . Stockholm | Updated at 04:59pm on October 13, 2016

    US music legend Bob Dylan won the Nobel Literature Prize on Thursday, the first songwriter to win the prestigious award in a decision that stunned prize watchers...

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    Death toll rises in Myanmar’s drive against Rohingyas

    Reuters | Updated at 12:21pm on October 13, 2016

    Myanmar's security forces have now killed at least 26 people in response to attacks on police that have sparked a dramatic escalation in...

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    US military strikes Yemen after missile attacks on US Navy ship

    Reuters | Updated at 10:45am on October 13, 2016

    The US military launched cruise missile strikes on Thursday to knock out three coastal radar sites in areas of Yemen controlled by Iran-aligned Houthi forces, retaliating after failed missile attacks this week on a US Navy destroyer...

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    Australia charges two teenagers with planning Islamic State-inspired attack

    Reuters | Updated at 08:55am on October 13, 2016

    Australian police on Thursday charged two 16-year boys with planning an imminent, Islamic State-inspired terror attack...

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    Syria war crimes claim 'rhetoric', says Putin

    BBC | Updated at 09:50am on October 13, 2016

    Russian president Vladimir Putin has dismissed suggestions that Russia could face war crimes charges over its bombardment of Syria's second city Aleppo...

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    Trump touched us inappropriately, two women tell New York Times

    Reuters | Updated at 09:05am on October 13, 2016

    Two women accused Donald Trump of inappropriate touching in a story posted on the New York Times website on Wednesday, accusations his spokesman called ‘fiction’ but which may further damage the Republican presidential nominee's campaign...