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Swiss authorities open criminal proceedings linked to Malaysia's 1MDB
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Swiss authorities open criminal proceedings linked to Malaysia's 1MDB | Reuters

ZURICH Switzerland's Office of the Attorney General (OAG) has opened criminal proceedings relating to Malaysia's troubled state investment fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), a spokesman said on Friday. "The Office of the Attorney General confirms that, on Aug

Obama builds Iran nuclear deal support one vote at a time
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Obama builds Iran nuclear deal support one vote at a time | Reuters

WASHINGTON President Barack Obama is gradually building support in the U.S. Congress for an international nuclear deal with Iran, working the phones to counter lobbying against the pact and sending a letter to lawmakers urging them to support it. Obama needs to win the backing of one-third of either the House of Representatives or the Senate to prevent Republicans from killing the nuclear deal announced in July

Australia detains 7 young citizens suspected of seeking to join militants 
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Australia detains 7 young citizens suspected of seeking to join militants | Reuters

SYDNEY Australian authorities have detained seven young nationals as they were attempting to fly to the Middle East, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Thursday, over suspicions they wanted to join Islamist militant groups. "We have stopped at the airport, seven young Australians who were planning to travel to the Middle East it seems to join terrorist groups over there," Abbott told reporters in Canberra.

More racial unrest in St. Louis after police kill black suspect
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More racial unrest in St. Louis after police kill black suspect | Reuters

St. Louis police fatally shot a black teenager they say pointed a gun at them on Wednesday, drawing angry protesters and recalling the racial tensions sparked by the killing of an unarmed African-American teen in nearby Ferguson, Missouri, a year ago.

U.S. moves on U.N. sanctions on South Sudan peace process violators 
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U.S. moves on U.N. sanctions on South Sudan peace process violators | Reuters

WASHINGTON The United States said on Tuesday it was consulting with other countries at the United Nations on imposing U.N.

Thai authorities focus on suspect seen in CCTV footage at blast site
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Thai authorities focus on suspect seen in CCTV footage at blast site | Reuters

BANGKOK Thai authorities said on Tuesday they were looking for a suspect seen on closed-circuit television (CCTV) footage near a popular shrine where a bomb blast killed 22 people, nearly half of them foreigners.

Europe struggles to respond as migrants numbers rise threefold
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Europe struggles to respond as migrants numbers rise threefold | Reuters

BRUSSELS More than three times as many migrants were tracked entering the European Union by irregular means last month than a year ago, official data showed on Tuesday, many of them landing on Greek islands after fleeing conflict in Syria. While the increase recorded by the European Union's border control agency Frontex may be partly due to better monitoring, it highlighted the scale of a crisis that has led to more than 2,000 deaths this year as desperate migrants take to rickety boats. Italian police said they had arrested eight suspected human traffickers that they said had reportedly forced migrants to stay in the hold of a fishing boat in the Mediterranean as 49 of them suffocated on engine fumes.

Clinton emails should also be reviewed by inspector general - lawmaker
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Clinton emails should also be reviewed by inspector general - lawmaker | Reuters

WASHINGTON Hillary Clinton's private email server should be examined by the U.S. intelligence watchdog after the FBI finishes reviewing any classified information on it, a Republican lawmaker said on Sunday.

Plane with 54 on board crashes in remote Indonesian region
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Plane with 54 on board crashes in remote Indonesian region | Reuters

JAKARTA An aircraft with 54 people on board crashed in Indonesia's remote and mountainous region of Papua on Sunday, a government official said, the latest in a string of aviation disasters in the Southeast Asian nation. "The latest information is that the Trigana aircraft that lost contact has been found at Camp 3, Ok Bape district in the Bintang Mountains regency," Air Transportation Director General Suprasetyo told reporters. "Residents provided information that the aircraft crashed into Tangok mountain." There was no immediate word on whether anyone survived.

Indonesian plane with 54 people on board missing in remote Papua as night falls
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Indonesian plane with 54 people on board missing in remote Papua as night falls | Reuters

JAKARTA An Indonesian twin-turboprop aircraft carrying 54 people lost contact with air traffic control on Sunday in the remote, forested eastern Papua region, the National Search and Rescue Agency (BASARNAS) said, with search efforts hampered by failing light as night falls. "We can't confirm it has crashed. We can say contact has been lost with the plane," BASARNAS chief Bambang Soelystyo told Reuters by telephone.

Lebanon detains hardline Islamist cleric 
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Lebanon detains hardline Islamist cleric | Reuters

BEIRUT Lebanese authorities detained a hardline Sunni Islamist cleric wanted for attacks on the Lebanese army as he tried to flee the country on Saturday, security officials said. Sheikh Ahmed al-Assir, a Lebanese citizen, was arrested at Beirut airport as he tried to depart using a forged passport, the officials said. The National News Agency said he wanted to travel to Egypt

Lebanese authorities detain militant Islamist leader
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Lebanese authorities detain militant Islamist leader | Reuters

BEIRUT Lebanese authorities have detained a hardline Sunni Islamist leader wanted for militant activity, including attacks on the Lebanese army, a senior security official said on Saturday. The Lebanese National News Agency reported that Ahmed al-Assir was detained at Beirut airport as he was trying to leave the country. (Reporting by Laila Bassam; Editing by Angus MacSwan)

Deadly sodium cyanide confirmed at China blast site as new explosions heard
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Deadly sodium cyanide confirmed at China blast site as new explosions heard | Reuters

TIANJIN, China Chinese police have for the first time confirmed deadly sodium cyanide at the site of two huge warehouse blasts that killed 85 people, state media said on Saturday, as a series of new, small explosions were heard and small fires broke out. Police confirmed the presence of the chemical, fatal when ingested or inhaled, "roughly east of the blast site" in an industrial zone in the northeastern port city of Tianjin, the state-run Beijing News said. It did not say how much had been found or how great a risk it posed.

Japan PM Abe sends ritual offering to Yasukuni Shrine on WW2 anniversary
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Japan PM Abe sends ritual offering to Yasukuni Shrine on WW2 anniversary | Reuters

TOKYO Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent an offering to a shrine for war dead on Saturday, the 70th anniversary of Japan's World War Two defeat, but had not made a personal visit to the shrine, seen in China and South Korea as a symbol of Tokyo's wartime militarism. The premier sent a cash offering of his own money, his aide Koichi Hagiuda, a lawmaker in Abe's Liberal Democratic Party, told reporters after visiting the shrine

Ghana's doctors extend strike in challenge to government
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Ghana's doctors extend strike in challenge to government | Reuters

ACCRA Doctors in Ghana decided on Friday to strike for two more weeks, their union said, in a protest that is emptying hospitals and posing a stiff challenge to the government of President John Mahama. Doctors are refusing to see out-patients or admit new in-patients, despite pressure from government, religious and cultural leaders to go back to work. They want better pay and conditions, a problem for a government that is trying to cut a large budget deficit in order to stick to the terms of a $918 million aid programme from the International Monetary Fund

Suspect in shooting of New York firefighter is dead after standoff
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Suspect in shooting of New York firefighter is dead after standoff | Reuters

NEW YORK The man who shot and wounded a firefighter after setting his home ablaze in a standoff with New York authorities is dead, police said on Friday.

Chinese official defends fire fighters after Tianjin blasts, experts focus on response
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Chinese official defends fire fighters after Tianjin blasts, experts focus on response | Reuters

TIANJIN, China A senior Chinese official defended fire fighters who initially hosed water on a blaze in a warehouse in northeast China where volatile chemicals were stored, a response foreign experts said could have contributed to two huge blasts that killed 54 people. More than a dozen firefighters were among those killed by the massive explosions at the busy port in Tianjin city on Wednesday night, state media said. About 700 people were injured, 71 seriously.

In another symbol of thawing ties, Kerry to raise U.S. flag at restored Havana embassy
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In another symbol of thawing ties, Kerry to raise U.S. flag at restored Havana embassy | Reuters

HAVANA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry travels to Cuba on Friday to raise the U.S. flag at the recently restored American embassy in Havana, another symbolic step in the thawing of relations between the two Cold War-era foes

Indonesia court to free teachers charged with sexually abusing students
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Indonesia court to free teachers charged with sexually abusing students | Reuters

JAKARTA An Indonesian court will free two international school teachers who were jailed for sexually abusing students, the pair's lawyer and the brother of one the teachers said on Friday, in a case that critics say was fraught with irregularities. "The previous verdict has been overturned by the Jakarta high court because there was no evidence of sodomy," the pair's lawyer Hotman Paris Hutapea told reporters

Huge explosions rock Tianjin in northeast China
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Huge explosions rock Tianjin in northeast China | Reuters

LONDON Huge explosions hit an industrial area in the northeast Chinese port city of Tianjin late on Wednesday, triggering a blast wave felt kilometres (miles) away and injuring scores of people, Chinese media reported. State broadcaster China Central Television reported that blasts had erupted in a shipment of explosives at around 11.30 p.m.