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Protesters fill St. Louis streets after ex-cop acquitted of murdering black man

ST. LOUIS (Reuters) – Hundreds of protesters poured into St. Louis streets on Friday, and some briefly scuffled with police, after a Missouri judge acquitted a former white police officer of murder in the 2011 fatal shooting of a black man suspected of dealing drugs.


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Bangladesh warns Myanmar over border amid refugee crisis

DHAKA (Reuters) – Bangladesh has accused Myanmar of repeatedly violating its air space and warned that any more “provocative acts” could have “unwarranted consequences”, raising the possibility of a deterioration in relations already strained by a refugee crisis.


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Pakistan army pushed political role for militant-linked groups

LAHORE, Pakistan (Reuters) – A new Pakistani political party controlled by an Islamist with a $10 million U.S. bounty on his head is backing a candidate in a by-election on Sunday, in what a former senior army officer says is a key step in a military-proposed plan to mainstream militant groups.


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North Korea says seeking military 'equilibrium' with U.S.

SEOUL/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – North Korea said on Saturday it aims to reach an “equilibrium” of military force with the United States, which earlier signaled its patience for diplomacy is wearing thin after Pyongyang fired a missile over Japan for the second time in under a month.


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Toys 'R' Us mulls bankruptcy filing: Wall Street Journal

(Reuters) – Toys ‘R’ Us Inc could file for bankruptcy in the coming weeks as pressure from skittish suppliers intensifies, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, citing people familiar with the matter.


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Texas coast crawls back to work, school as Harvey cleanup continues

HOUSTON (Reuters) – Houston residents on Tuesday picked up the pace of their recovery from Hurricane Harvey, returning to schools and offices to help get the nation’s fourth largest city and its vital shipping and oil industries back on track.


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'Potentially catastrophic' Irma barrels toward Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) – Highly dangerous Category 5 Hurricane Irma rolled toward the Caribbean and southern United States, packing winds of 185 miles per hour (295 km per hour) on Tuesday, even as Texas and Louisiana still reeled from devastating Hurricane Harvey.


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Trump pulls plug on 'Dreamer' immigration program

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump on Tuesday scrapped an Obama-era program that protects from deportation immigrants brought illegally into the United States as children, delaying implementation until March and giving Congress six months to decide the fate of almost 800,000 young people.


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Myanmar's Suu Kyi under pressure as almost 125,000 Rohingya flee violence

SHAMLAPUR, Bangladesh/DHAKA (Reuters) – Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi came under more pressure on Tuesday from countries with Muslim populations to halt violence against Rohingya Muslims that has sent nearly 125,000 of them fleeing over the border to Bangladesh in just over 10 days.


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Venezuela arrests top oil executive, eight other PDVSA employees: sources

CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela has arrested the state oil company’s boss for the western region and eight other executives at PDVSA, according to an internal company memo and a half-dozen sources in the OPEC member’s oil industry.


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