Trump skips East Asia summit plenary, but says trip was a success

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November 14, 2017 03:43 pm

MANILA (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump skipped the plenary session of a summit of East and Southeast Asian leaders in Manila on Tuesday because of scheduling delays, but...

Iran ends quake rescue operations as hungry survivors battle the cold

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November 14, 2017 03:40 pm

ANKARA (Reuters) - Rescue operations have ended in areas of Iran hit by a powerful weekend earthquake that killed at least 450 people and injured thousands, state television rep...

Taliban attack Afghan checkpoints, killing more than 20 police

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November 14, 2017 03:18 pm

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Reuters) - The Afghan Taliban attacked more than a dozen checkpoints over six hours in the southern province of Kandahar, killing 22 police and wounding 1...

Russia, U.S. stalemate over Syria chemical weapons inquiry

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November 14, 2017 02:58 pm

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Russia said on Monday it was talking to the United States about the U.N. Security Council renewing an international inquiry into chemical weapons atta...

Exclusive: $6 for 38 days work: Child exploitation rife in Rohingya camps

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November 13, 2017 03:22 pm

COX‘S BAZAR/KUTUPALONG, Bangladesh (Reuters) - Rohingya refugee children from Myanmar are working punishing hours for paltry pay in Bangladesh, with some suffering beating...

Hariri warns Lebanon faces Arab sanctions risk, to return in days

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November 13, 2017 03:12 pm

In a television interview, the Saudi-allied Hariri held out the possibility he could yet rescind his resignation if Hezbollah agreed to stay out of regional conflicts such as Ye...

"You are the light" - Philippines' Duterte croons at Trump's request

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November 13, 2017 02:43 pm

MANILA (Reuters) - President Rodrigo Duterte crooned a hit Filipino love song at a dinner in Manila for leaders from across Asia, explaining later that it was “on the orde...

Strong earthquake hits Iraq and Iran, killing at least 332

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November 13, 2017 02:33 pm

BAGHDAD/ANKARA (Reuters) - At least 332 people were killed in Iran and Iraq when a magnitude 7.3 earthquake jolted the region on Sunday, state media in the two countries said, a...

Chinese company offers single people a lifetime supply of alcohol for £1,275

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November 10, 2017 01:28 pm

A Chinese company may have found the recipe for a happy single life: a never-ending supply of alcohol to keep customers warm on those long and lonely nights, the Guardian report...

White House says Trump and Putin will not have separate meeting at APEC

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November 10, 2017 01:12 pm

DANANG, Vietnam (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will not have a separate meeting with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (...

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