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    Trump threatens to send military against immigrant onslaught

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 02:27am on October 20, 2018

    President Donald Trump threatened Thursday to send the military to close the US-Mexican border against an ‘onslaught’ of migrants, stepping up his anti-immigrant rhetoric ahead...

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    Canada legalises marijuana for recreational use

    Agence France-Presse . Ottawa | Updated at 01:33am on October 18, 2018

    Nearly a century of marijuana prohibition came to an end Wednesday as Canada became the first major Western nation to legalise and regulate its sale...

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    Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 11:50am on October 16, 2018

    Microsoft Corp co-founder Paul Allen, the man who persuaded school-friend Bill Gates to drop out of Harvard to start what became the world's biggest software...

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    Pompeo meets Saudi king on Khashoggi case, Turks study ‘toxic materials’

    Reuters . Riyadh, Istanbul | Updated at 11:31am on October 16, 2018

    Saudi Arabia is preparing to acknowledge the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in a botched interrogation, CNN and the New York Times said on...

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    Toll from Michael seen rising as Florida towns remain cut off

    Reuters . Mexico Beach | Updated at 09:47pm on October 13, 2018

    The death toll was expected to rise this weekend in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael as hundreds remained unaccounted for along the Florida Panhandle where...

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    Rescuers search for survivors of Hurricane Michael in Florida

    Agence France-Presse . Panama City | Updated at 12:44am on October 13, 2018

    Search and rescue teams on Friday faced a second day of sifting through the ruined landscape left by furious Hurricane Michael as it devastated coastal...

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    Michael brings dangerous winds, flooding in US Mid-Atlantic –NHC

    Reuters . Panama City | Updated at 11:20am on October 12, 2018

    Tropical Storm Michael is bringing damaging winds and life-threatening flash flooding over portions of North Carolina and Virginia before heading off into the Atlantic Ocean,...

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    Cuban president marks change of style with first tweet

    Agence Framce-Presse . Havana | Updated at 12:00am on October 12, 2018

    Cuba’s president Miguel Diaz-Canel sent his first message on Twitter on Wednesday, helping to set a new tone as leader of the Communist-run island compared...

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    Erdogan, Trump step up pressure over missing Saudi journalist

    Agence France-Presse . Istanbul | Updated at 11:15am on October 11, 2018

    Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan urged Saudi Arabia to release footage of Jamal Khashoggi and president Donald Trump demanded answers over his fate, as the...

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    Hurricane Michael batters Florida coast

    Reuters . Panama city | Updated at 12:00am on October 12, 2018

    Hurricane Michael, the third-most powerful ever to strike the US mainland, battered the Florida’s Gulf coast with roof-shredding winds, raging surf and torrential rains before...