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McCain says suppressing free press is 'how dictators get started'

19 Feb 2017 | 2:31 PM

MUNICH, Feb 19 (Reuters) US Senator John McCain, defending the media against the latest attack by President Donald Trump, warned suppressing the free press was "how dictators get started.

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Malaysia searching for four Nth Korean suspects in Kim Jong Nam murder

19 Feb 2017 | 1:58 PM

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 19 (Reuters) Malaysian police said today that four North Korean suspects in the murder of the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un fled Malaysia on the day of the killing.

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China says understands S.Korean need for security, still opposes missiles

19 Feb 2017 | 1:45 PM

BEIJING, Feb 19 (Reuters) China understands South Korea's need to protect its security but Seoul still needs to respect Beijing's concerns about the deployment of an advanced US anti-missile system, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told his South Korean counterpart.

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SpaceX rocket poised for second launch try from historic NASA pad

SpaceX rocket poised for second launch try from historic NASA pad

19 Feb 2017 | 1:24 PM

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla, Feb 19 (Reuters) Countdown clocks were ticking down today for the launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from a historic launchpad leased from NASA at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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Iraqi military says advancing toward west Mosul from the south

19 Feb 2017 | 1:12 PM

BAGHDAD, Feb 19 (Reuters) Iraqi forces captured several villages today, as they advanced from the south toward the western side of Mosul that is still under control of Islamic State, Iraqi military said.

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Leftist vies with ex-banker in nail-biter Ecuador presidency vote

19 Feb 2017 | 11:41 AM

By Alexandra Ulmer and Yury Garcia QUITO/GUAYAQUIL, Feb 19 (Reuters) Ecuadoreans vote today in a nail biter presidential election where an ally of leftist President Rafael Correa hopes to clinch enough support to avoid a runoff against a conservative ex-banker.

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Biggest storm in five years thrashes Southern California

Biggest storm in five years thrashes Southern California

19 Feb 2017 | 10:43 AM

Los Angeles, Feb 19 (Reuters) Southern California cleaned up after its biggest storm in years unleashed a wave of rain and snow that killed at least three people and triggered flooding, mudslides, high winds and power outages, officials said.

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US pushes Beijing to keep up pressure on North Korea

19 Feb 2017 | 9:37 AM

WASHINGTON, Feb 19 (Reuters) Washington urged Beijing to keep pressure on North Korea to return to talks aimed at preventing Pyongyang from making further advances in its weapons program in violation of UN resolutions.

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Mongolia agrees economic bailout plan worth $5.5 bln with IMF, other partners

19 Feb 2017 | 9:16 AM

ULAANBAATAR, Feb 19 (Reuters) Mongolia has agreed with the International Monetary Fund and other partners for a $5.

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China says understands S.Korean need for security, still opposes missiles

19 Feb 2017 | 8:11 AM

Beijing, Feb 19 (Reuters) China understands South Korea's need to protect its security but Seoul still needs to respect Beijing's concerns about the deployment of an advanced US anti-missile system, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told his South Korean counterpart.

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Trump administration to expand groups of immigrants to be deported -documents

19 Feb 2017 | 8:09 AM

Washington, Feb 19 (Reuters) US President Donald Trump's top homeland security official has signed two orders that could expand the number of undocumented immigrants who could be stopped and deported, according to documents seen by Reuters and first reported by McClatchy news organization.

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US carrier group patrols in South China Sea - US navy

19 Feb 2017 | 7:33 AM

Undated, Feb 19 (Reuters) A United States aircraft carrier strike group has begun patrols in the South China Sea, the US navy said, amid renewed tension over the disputed waterway.

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UK officials think Russia behind Montenegro plot - Sunday Telegraph

19 Feb 2017 | 7:31 AM

London, Feb 19 (Reuters) British officials believe Russian authorities were behind a plot in October to kill Montenegro's pro-Western prime minister, the Sunday Telegraph newspaper reported, citing senior British government sources.

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New US travel ban to spare green card holders - Trump official

19 Feb 2017 | 5:57 AM

Munich, Feb 19 (Reuters) A new version of a Trump administration travel ban will not stop green card residency holders or travellers already on planes from entering the United States, US Secretary for Homeland Security John Kelly said.

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Trump says he'll decide on national security adviser in next few days

19 Feb 2017 | 5:17 AM

Melbourne, Fla.

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West Mosul residents told battle is imminent as Iraqi forces begin moving

19 Feb 2017 | 3:17 AM

Baghdad, Feb 18 (Reuters) Iraqi planes dropped millions of leaflets on the western side of Mosul warning residents that the battle to dislodge Islamic State is imminent as troops began moving in their direction, the Defence Ministry said today.

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Trump to interview four candidates for national security job Sunday

19 Feb 2017 | 3:06 AM

West Palm Beach, Fla.

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Two top officials in South Sudan's military courts resign, rebuke gov't

19 Feb 2017 | 3:04 AM

Nairobi, Feb 18 (Reuters) Two top officials overseeing South Sudan's military courts have resigned, saying high-level interference made it impossible to discipline soldiers accused of rape and murder amid the nation's civil war, according to letters seen by Reuters today.

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"Blind sheikh" convicted in 1993 World Trade bombing dies in U.S. prison

19 Feb 2017 | 2:01 AM

Undated, Feb 18 (Reuters) Omar Abdel-Rahman, the Muslim cleric known as "the blind sheikh" who was convicted of conspiracy in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and of planning a broader "war of urban terrorism" in the United States, died today in a North Carolina prison, authorities said.

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Iraqi planes drop leaflets on west Mosul to say offensive is imminent

19 Feb 2017 | 1:58 AM

Baghdad, Feb 18 (Reuters) The Iraqi air force has dropped millions of leaflets on the western side of Mosul telling the population that a ground offensive to dislodge Islamic State from their neighbourhoods is imminent, the Defence Ministry said today.

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Norma McCorvey, plaintiff in Roe v. Wade abortion ruling, dies at 69

19 Feb 2017 | 1:56 AM

Undated, Feb 18 (Reuters) Norma McCorvey, the anonymous plaintiff known as Jane Roe in the US Supreme Court's landmark Roe vs.

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Syrian forces attack rebel-held areas of Homs, Deraa, Damacus - monitors

19 Feb 2017 | 1:40 AM

Beirut, Feb 18 (Reuters) Syrian warplanes bombarded a besieged rebel-held district of Homs, southern Deraa and insurgent areas in Damascus's outskirts today in what appeared to be intensifying assaults in the west of the country, monitors said.

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France's Macron seeks to end controversy over Algeria comments

19 Feb 2017 | 1:21 AM

Toulon, France, Feb 18 (Reuters) French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron attempted today to end the controversy triggered by his comments condemning France's colonial past in Algeria.

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Corruption scandals weigh on Ecuador's leftists ahead of vote

19 Feb 2017 | 1:20 AM

Guayaquil/Quito, Feb 18 (Reuters) A former oil minister's accusations that Ecuador's leftist government is involved in graft at state-run Petroecuador is raising the ire of voters as the ruling party seeks to extend its 10-year hold on power in a presidential election tomorrow.

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Syrian government forces attack rebel areas on Damascus outskirts - Syrian Observatory

19 Feb 2017 | 12:39 AM

Beirut, Feb 18 (Reuters) Syrian government forces attacked rebel-held areas on the northeastern outskirts of Damascus with rockets and shellfire today and killed at least nine people, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said.

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Gambia's new president pledges fresh start, economic reform

19 Feb 2017 | 12:27 AM

Banjul, Feb 18 (Reuters) Gambia's President Adama Barrow vowed today to revive the country's faltering economy with sweeping reforms as he sought to draw a line under the erratic 22-year rule of his predecessor.

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In-form Pliskova wins second title of the year in Qatar

19 Feb 2017 | 12:07 AM

Undated, Feb 18 (Reuters) Karolina Pliskova stormed to her second WTA title of the year, beating Caroline Wozniacki 6-3 6-4 in the Qatar Open in Doha today.

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With greetings from Trump, Pence says US committed to Europe

18 Feb 2017 | 11:49 PM

Munich, Feb 18 (Reuters) US Vice President Mike Pence today brought a message of support for Europe from Donald Trump, but failed to wholly reassure allies worried about the new president's stance on Russia and the European Union.

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New US travel ban to spare green card holders - Trump official

18 Feb 2017 | 11:46 PM

Munich, Feb 18 (Reuters) A new version of a Trump administration travel ban will not stop green card residency holders or travellers already on planes from entering the United States, U.

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US coalition says IS command center destroyed in Mosul; IS says civilians killed

18 Feb 2017 | 11:35 PM

BAGHDAD, Feb 18 (Reuters) The US-led military coalition said today its forces had destroyed a building in the main medical complex of western Mosul that was suspected of housing an Islamic State command center.

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