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At least 59 killed as train hits crowd in northern India

Reuters - Fri, 19/10/2018 - 21:49
A commuter train traveling at high speed ran through a crowd of people on the rail tracks in northern India killing at least 59 people on Friday, state officials said, making it India's worst rail disaster this year.
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Bolton readies Moscow visit amid reports of possible Putin meeting

Reuters - Fri, 19/10/2018 - 21:46
The Kremlin said on Friday President Vladimir Putin plans to meet U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton during his Moscow visit next week, the RIA news agency reported.
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Michael Cohen: Vote to avoid years of this craziness

Associated Press - Fri, 19/10/2018 - 21:45
Michael Cohen, President Trump's former attorney, says that he has been a Democrat for most of his life, despite his former role as deputy finance chairman at the RNC.
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Opinion: Trump may regret getting so close to Mohammed bin Salman

Associated Press - Fri, 19/10/2018 - 21:32
President Donald Trump's worldview is black and white. He can divide the world's population into winners and losers.
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NY man charged with threatening senators over Kavanaugh vote

Associated Press - Fri, 19/10/2018 - 21:17
A New York man was arrested and charged Friday by federal prosecutors with threatening to assault and murder two US senators in retaliation for their support of Justice Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court.
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UK ready to drop Brexit demand on Irish border: Bloomberg

Reuters - Fri, 19/10/2018 - 21:12
British Prime Minister Theresa May is ready to agree to a fallback arrangement for the border between the United Kingdom and Ireland which does not have a time limit, to speed Brexit talks, Bloomberg reported https://bloom.bg/2R27fq6 on Friday, citing unnamed sources.
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Trump: Top U.S. diplomat has not reviewed purported recordings of Saudi consulate

Reuters - Fri, 19/10/2018 - 21:07
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had not seen or heard any purported recordings from the Saudi consulate in Turkey, U.S. President Donald Trump said on Twitter on Friday of the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
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A water fight in Chile's Atacama raises questions over lithium mining

Reuters - Fri, 19/10/2018 - 20:53
Earlier this year, the world's two biggest lithium producers publicly celebrated new deals with Chile's government that will allow them to vastly increase output of the ultralight battery metal from the Atacama, the world's driest desert.
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Italy's coalition partners trade barbs over tax amnesty

Reuters - Fri, 19/10/2018 - 20:53
The leaders of Italy's ruling coalition parties accused each other on Friday of misleading voters over a disputed tax amnesty in their most acrimonious falling-out since they formed a government in June.
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Twitter shuts down bots pushing pro-Saudi message

Associated Press - Fri, 19/10/2018 - 20:48
Twitter has suspended a network of accounts that appeared to be pushing pro-Saudi messages about the Jamal Khashoggi scandal, a person familiar with the situation told CNN Friday.
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EU court orders halt to Polish judicial overhaul; leader says to appeal

Reuters - Fri, 19/10/2018 - 20:39
Poland will appeal against an order by the European Union's top court to suspend an overhaul of the country's Supreme Court and reinstate judges forced into early retirement, the head of the ruling party in Warsaw said on Friday.
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Mexico vows to meet migrant 'challenge' as caravan hits border

Reuters - Fri, 19/10/2018 - 20:32
Mexico's government on Friday vowed to meet the challenge of a caravan of Central American migrants heading north that has angered U.S. President Donald Trump, who has threatened to shut down the U.S-Mexico border to halt its passage.
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Julian Assange sues Ecuador, which has let him stay in its embassy for 6 years

Associated Press - Fri, 19/10/2018 - 20:32
WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange is launching legal action against the government of Ecuador for "violating his fundamental rights."
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Why horror films make a killing at the box office

Associated Press - Fri, 19/10/2018 - 20:24
Michael Myers makes his return to movie theaters this weekend and with the fictional serial killer comes one of the most enduring genres of all time.
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New clues from 911 call emerge in case of missing Wisconsin girl

Associated Press - Fri, 19/10/2018 - 20:14
A sheriff's department dispatch log reveals new information about the night that missing Wisconsin teenager Jayme Closs' parents were found dead -- including that a 911 call appeared to have come from her mother's cell phone, and that the door to the family's home had been kicked in.
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Democrats seek answers over Trump 'personal enrichment' from Saudi government

Associated Press - Fri, 19/10/2018 - 20:14
Two Democratic lawmakers sent a letter to President Donald Trump on Friday criticizing the administration's response to Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance and asking for information about what they describe as the President's "ongoing personal enrichment from Saudi government payments."
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Albania migration trends change, 52 percent mull leaving

Reuters - Fri, 19/10/2018 - 20:09
More than half of Albania's population would like to move to richer countries with better schooling, a study showed on Friday.
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French lawmaker proposes bill to outlaw mockery of accents

Reuters - Fri, 19/10/2018 - 20:08
A French member of parliament has proposed that mockery of accents be outlawed, after an irate politician derided a journalist's southwestern pronunciation before asking if anyone had a question in "understandable French".
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