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North Korea fires ballistic missile over Japan – Trump says ‘all options on the table’; Russia, UAE tell North to stop ‘provocations’

SEOUL, South Korea, Aug 29, (Agencies): In a first, North Korea on Tuesday fired a ballistic missile designed to carry a nuclear payload that flew …

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Criminal suits vs Lankan envoy – Groups cite 2009 war crimes

RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 29, (AP): Human rights groups in South America are alleging war crimes violations in lawsuits filed against a former Sri Lankan …

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Two million pilgrims converge on Makkah for Hajj – ‘Journey of a lifetime’

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, Aug 28, (AFP): Two million Muslims from across the globe are converging on Makkah in Saudi Arabia for the Hajj pilgrimage, a …

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Flooding cripples Houston, more rain on the way – More than 30,000 people expected to be placed temporarily in shelters

HOUSTON, Aug 28, (Agencies): Houston is facing worsening historic flooding in the coming days as Tropical Storm Harvey dumps more rain on the city, swelling …

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Car bomb kills 11 in Baghdad

BAGHDAD, Aug 28, (AFP): A car bomb exploded in a market in the Iraqi capital’s Shiite-majority district of Sadr City on Monday, killing 11 people …

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UN chief holds talks with Netanyahu – ‘Iran building missile sites in Syria’

JERUSALEM, Aug 28 (Agencies): UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres held talks with Israeli leaders Monday on his first visit since taking office, making a forceful …

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Nurse ‘murdered’ at least 90: police – Man sold gun to shooter

BERLIN, Aug 28, (Agencies): A male nurse jailed for life two years ago for killing two hospital patients with lethal drug overdoses murdered at least …

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Saudi factory stitches kiswa

MAKKAH, Saudi Arabia, Aug 27, (RTRS): Dozens of Saudi craftsmen, mostly in their 40s and 50s, are hard at work in a factory in Makkah …

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Harvey unleashes catastrophic floods in Texas – ‘Recovery from disaster going to take years’

ROCKPORT, United States, Aug 27, (Agencies): Tropical Storm Harvey lashed central Texas with torrential rains on Sunday, unleashing “catastrophic” floods after the megastorm — the …

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Iraqis poised for Tal Afar ‘victory’

TAL AFAR, Iraq, Aug 27, (Agencies): Iraqi forces backed by local militia and a US-led coalition were poised Sunday to drive the Islamic State group …

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