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Police remove 400 refugees from closed detention center

Associated Press - 1 hour 2 min ago
A police operation is underway on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea (PNG) to try and remove up to 400 refugees from a recently shut down detention center for people seeking asylum in Australia, according to PNG police and Australia's immigration minister.
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Ex-staffer: Conyers 'harassed' and 'verbally abused' me repeatedly

Associated Press - 1 hour 4 min ago
Former Capitol Hill staffer Melanie Sloan on Wednesday detailed her experiences working in the 1990s for Rep. John Conyers, whom she said had harassed and "verbally abused" her repeatedly.
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Exclusive: India pares back planned funding for crucial public health scheme

Reuters - 1 hour 19 min ago
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India has approved a three-year budget for its flagship public health program almost 20 percent lower than what the health ministry said was needed, according to sources and previously unreported government documents reviewed by Reuters.
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China's internet regulator denounces its former chief now under investigation

Reuters - 1 hour 32 min ago
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's internet regulator had said it will purge the "evil influence" of its former top official who the ruling Communist Party has put under investigation for suspected corruption.
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Australia urges strong, sustained U.S. engagement in Asia, warns on China

Reuters - 1 hour 36 min ago
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia called on Thursday on the United States to build a strong presence in Asia and bolster ties with "like-minded" partners while warning against China's rising influence.
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Cuba, North Korea reject 'unilateral and arbitrary' U.S. demands

Reuters - 2 hours 39 min ago
HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba said its foreign minister met with his North Korean counterpart in Havana on Wednesday and both rejected the United States' "unilateral and arbitrary" demands while expressing concern about escalating tensions on the Korean peninsula.
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Former co-author: Trump afraid of blacks

Associated Press - 3 hours 23 min ago
When reacting to President Trump's tweets on NBA father LaVar Ball,Tony Schwartz, co-author of The Art of the Deal, said President Trump is "frightened" by black people.
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China must enhance protection of intellectual property rights: Premier Li

Reuters - 3 hours 35 min ago
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - It is strategically important for China's economy that the country enhances protection of intellectual property rights, the state news agency Xinhua quoted Premier Li Keqiang as saying, as the cabinet promised to improve regulations.
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Philadelphia doctor admits groping patients, gets no jail time

Associated Press - 3 hours 40 min ago
A Philadelphia neurologist pleaded guilty this week to seven counts of sexual misconduct with patients and was sentenced to seven years probation.
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China tells Myanmar military it wants closer ties

Reuters - 4 hours 8 min ago
BEIJING (Reuters) - China wants closer ties with Myanmar's military to help protect regional peace and security, a senior Chinese general told the visiting head of the southeast Asian country's army.
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Lawyer says Rep. Conyers did not harass women, won't resign

Associated Press - 4 hours 10 min ago
An attorney for embattled Rep. John Conyers told CNN on Wednesday that the Michigan Democrat will not resign as he faces an investigation by the House Ethics Committee over allegations that he sexually harassed and discriminated against members of his staff.
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Former ethics chief says Conway violated Hatch Act

Associated Press - 4 hours 30 min ago
A former director of the US Office of Government Ethics says he filed an official complaint against White House counselor Kellyanne Conway for what he argues was a violation of the Hatch Act after she attacked GOP Alabama Senate hopeful Roy Moore's opponent on television Tuesday.
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South Korea considers scrapping exercise with U.S. for Olympics: Yonhap

Reuters - 4 hours 36 min ago
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea is considering scrapping a regular military exercise with U.S. forces next year to minimize the risk of an aggressive North Korean reaction during the Winter Olympics in the South, the Yonhap news agency reported on Thursday.
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Waiting for May, Brussels eyes December Brexit deal

Reuters - 5 hours 30 sec ago
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - When Theresa May visits Brussels on Friday, EU negotiators will be listening intently for signs the British prime minister is preparing to risk a domestic backlash and raise her offer to secure a Brexit deal in December.
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Canada data shows 10 percent of Haitian border crossers get refugee status

Reuters - 5 hours 1 min ago
TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada has granted refugee status to about 10 percent of the 298 Haitian border crossers whose applications have been processed this year, according to government data released on Wednesday.
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Chinese police detain seven in multi-billion underground currency scheme

Reuters - 5 hours 16 min ago
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Police in southern China have detained seven people in connection with an underground banking scheme involving more than 20 billion yuan ($3 billion), the state news agency Xinhua reported.
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