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George Saunders' 'Lincoln in the Bardo' wins 2017 Man Booker prize

18 Oct 2017 | 4:25 AM

Undated, Oct 18 (Reuters) George Saunders' first novel "Lincoln in the Bardo," was on Tuesday named the winner of the 2017 Man Booker fiction prize, awarded each year for the best original novel, written in the English language and published in UK.

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China's Xi to open Communist Party congress, likely signalling plans for next five years

18 Oct 2017 | 4:23 AM

BEIJING, Oct 18 (Reuters) Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday opens a critical Communist Party congress expected to cement his authority with a closely watched address signalling how he intends to put that power to use during a second five-year term.

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Venezuela's Maduro defends disputed vote, opposition divided

18 Oct 2017 | 4:22 AM

By Alexandra Ulmer and Andrew Cawthorne CARACAS, Oct 18 (Reuters) President Nicolas Maduro defended Venezuela's "secure" election system on Tuesday as opponents struggled to present a united front over allegations of fraud in a nationwide vote surprisingly won by the ruling socialists.

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Trump administration again declines to name China currency manipulator

18 Oct 2017 | 2:35 AM

WASHINGTON, Oct 17 (Reuters) Washington on Tuesday declined to name China as a currency manipulator although it remained critical of the Chinese government's economic policies ahead of a planned visit to Beijing by President Donald Trump.

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Amazon Studios chief resigns after harassment reports

18 Oct 2017 | 2:12 AM

Undated, Oct 17 (Reuters) Amazon Studios chief Roy Price has resigned, a company spokeswoman said on Tuesday, following reports that he harassed a producer and ignored an actress' allegation of sexual assault by disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein.

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US Senate presses ex-Trump aide's son for documents in Russia probe -source

18 Oct 2017 | 2:05 AM

By Mark Hosenball and Nathan Layne Undated, Oct 17 (Reuters) The US Senate Intelligence Committee has asked the son of President Donald Trump's former national security adviser to provide documents and testimony as part of the panel's probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 US election, a source familiar with the congressional matter told Reuters.

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US will help restore water, power to Raqqa after fall of Islamic State

18 Oct 2017 | 1:47 AM

WASHINGTON, Oct 17 (Reuters) The United States will take the lead in helping to clear rubble and restore basic services after the fall of Islamic State in its Syrian stronghold of Raqqa, the US State Department said on Tuesday.

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Search on for dozens missing in California wildfires as evacuees return home

18 Oct 2017 | 1:34 AM

By Jim Christie SANTA ROSA, Calif.

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Greek prime minister says Turkey should continue its European orientation

18 Oct 2017 | 12:44 AM

WASHINGTON, Oct 17 (Reuters) Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Tuesday it was important for Turkey to remain part of the NATO security alliance and continue its orientation toward Europe despite current tensions between the two countries.

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U.S. judge blocks latest Trump travel restrictions

18 Oct 2017 | 12:43 AM

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 17 (Reuters) A U.

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Up to 11 killed in Iraqi-Kurdish clash - US military

17 Oct 2017 | 10:37 PM

WASHINGTON, Oct 17 (Reuters) The United States military said on Tuesday it had received mixed accounts of the death toll in a clash on Monday between Iraqi and Kurdish forces, with between three and 11 fighters killed.

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Britain summons Chinese ambassador after UK activist denied Hong Kong entry

17 Oct 2017 | 10:34 PM

LONDON, Oct 17 (Reuters) Britain said on Tuesday it had summoned the Chinese ambassador in recent days to express its concern that a British rights activist was denied entry to Hong Kong last week.

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Twelve wounded in bomb attack on police vehicle in southern Turkey - TV

17 Oct 2017 | 10:30 PM

ANKARA, Oct 17 (Reuters) Twelve people were wounded in a bomb attack on a police vehicle in Turkey's southern Mersin province on Tuesday, Turkish broadcaster NTV said.

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Ninety per cent of Raqqa retaken from Islamic State: US military

17 Oct 2017 | 10:29 PM

WASHINGTON, Oct 17 (Reuters) The U.

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Police vehicle in Turkey's Mersin province hit by bomb -NTV

17 Oct 2017 | 10:28 PM

ANKARA, Oct 17 (Reuters) A police vehicle in Turkey's southern province of Mersin was hit in a bomb attack on Tuesday, broadcaster NTV said.

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Four miners killed in Turkish coal mine collapse - sources

17 Oct 2017 | 10:26 PM

ANKARA, Oct 17 (Reuters) Four miners were killed when part of a coal mine in Turkey's southeastern province of Sirnak collapsed, security sources and Turkish media said on Tuesday.

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Britain has no plans to walk away from Brexit talks - Davis says

17 Oct 2017 | 10:25 PM

LONDON, Oct 17 (Reuters) British negotiators have no plans to walk away from Brexit talks with the European Union, Brexit minister David Davis said on Tuesday, after some lawmakers suggested the talks should end if there is no progress at a summit later this week.

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Trump's drug czar nominee withdraws from consideration

17 Oct 2017 | 10:23 PM

WASHINGTON, Oct 17 (Reuters) U.

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Collapse at coal mine in Turkey's Sirnak province, workers trapped - NTV

17 Oct 2017 | 10:22 PM

ANKARA, Oct 17 (Reuters) Part of a coal mine in Turkey's southeastern province of Sirnak has collapsed, leaving workers trapped, broadcaster NTV and other Turkish media said on Tuesday.

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Spain's Constitutional Court declares Catalan referendum law void - spokesman

17 Oct 2017 | 10:21 PM

MADRID, Oct 17 (Reuters) Spain's Constitutional Court said on Tuesday the referendum law passed by the Catalan government Sept.

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Islamic State defeated in its Syrian capital Raqqa

Islamic State defeated in its Syrian capital Raqqa

17 Oct 2017 | 6:34 PM

By John Davison and Rodi Said RAQQA, Syria, Oct 17 (Reuters) U.

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Catalan answer to Madrid will not change on Thursday - spokesman

17 Oct 2017 | 5:45 PM

MADRID, Oct 17 (Reuters) The Catalan government doesn't plan to give up on its secession cause and will give the same answer to the central government on Thursday as it did on Monday, the spokesman said on Tuesday.

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Bangladesh inflation hits 6.12 pct, highest since October 2015

17 Oct 2017 | 5:20 PM

DHAKA, Oct 17 (Reuters) Bangladesh’s annual inflation climbed to 6.

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Child sex abuse rising with Internet use in Southeast Asia

17 Oct 2017 | 5:04 PM

BANGKOK, Oct 17 (Reuters) Rising internet use in Southeast Asia is fuelling the spread of material that is abusive and sexually exploitative of children, particularly as growing numbers of young people put footage of themselves online, an Australian police expert said on Tuesday.

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Fiji urges "absolute dedication" to toughest climate target

17 Oct 2017 | 5:02 PM

OSLO, Oct 17 (Reuters) Fiji called on Tuesday for "absolute dedication" to the strictest limits on global warming as it prepares to preside at UN talks next month seeking to keep the Paris climate agreement on track after a US pullout.

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Outrage as tour operators sell human safaris to Andaman Islands

17 Oct 2017 | 4:51 PM

London, Oct 17 UNI) The Survival International, a London-based rights organisation, on Tuesday charged that the tour operators in India’s Andaman Islands were selling “human safaris” to the reserve of a recently-contacted tribe, despite government promises to ban the practice.

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Taliban attacks kill at least 61 across Afghanistan

17 Oct 2017 | 4:51 PM

KABUL, Oct 17 (Reuters) Taliban suicide car bombers and gunmen attacked a provincial Afghan police headquarters on Tuesday, killing at least 33 people, including the police chief, and wounding 160, in the deadliest of a series of attacks across the country, officials and militants said.

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Pyongyang official says US pushed North Korea to create H-bomb

Pyongyang official says US pushed North Korea to create H-bomb

17 Oct 2017 | 4:35 PM

St Petersburg, Russia, Oct 17 (UNI) It is the US which “pushed” the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) into making a hydrogen bomb, the head of North Korea’s delegation to the multinational Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) meeting has said, according to the RT.

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Zardari claims PML-Nawaz trying to establish backdoor contacts

Zardari claims PML-Nawaz trying to establish backdoor contacts

17 Oct 2017 | 4:23 PM

Islamabad, Oct 17 (UNI) Former President of Pakistan, Asif Ali Zardari, has claimed that the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz was trying to establish "backdoor contacts" with the Pakistan People’s Party, the Dawn reported.

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Putin signs decree imposing restrictions on North Korea

Putin signs decree imposing restrictions on North Korea

17 Oct 2017 | 4:07 PM

Moscow, Oct 17 (UNI) Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree imposing restrictions on North Korea in order to comply with a UN Security Council resolution, the RT.

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