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Somalia's al Shabaab militants attack military base outside Mogadishu, say kill 17 soldiers

MOGADISHU (Reuters) – Somalia’s al Shabaab fighters attacked a military base outside the capital Mogadishu using car bombs and guns, killing 17 soldiers and taking control of the base and a nearby town, the group said on Friday.


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More than 50 Rohingya missing as U.S. steps up pressure on Myanmar

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – More than 50 Rohingya refugees from Myanmar are missing after their boat capsized, with 19 confirmed dead, Bangladesh police said on Friday, as a new surge in the numbers fleeing a Myanmar military campaign took the total to more than half a million.


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Looming election may be nail in coffin for Japan's fiscal reform

TOKYO (Reuters) – Even as a new party under a populist female leader scrambles the outlook for Japan’s general election next month, one thing is clear: the winner will loosen a grip on the government’s runaway debt as lawmakers forego higher taxes or boost spending.


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Twitter suspends Russia-linked accounts, but U.S. senator says response inadequate

WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Twitter said on Thursday it had suspended about 200 Russian-linked accounts as it probes online efforts to meddle with the 2016 U.S. election, but an influential Democratic senator slammed its steps as insufficient.


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White House starts probe of private email use by senior aides: Politico

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House has launched an internal investigation into the use of private email by senior aides, pulling batches of emails on the White House server to and from their private accounts, Politico reported on Thursday.


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Japan calls snap election as new party roils outlook

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday called a snap election as the main opposition Democratic Party threw its support behind a fledgling party led by Tokyo’s popular governor, Yuriko Koike, in the Oct. 22 vote.


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Iraqi PM's office says Turkey agrees to deal only with Baghdad on oil exports

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Turkey told Iraq it would deal only with the Iraqi government on crude oil exports, the office of Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Thursday.


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Puerto Rico seeks waiver of shipping restrictions to speed hurricane relief

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) – Puerto Rico officials pressed the Trump administration on Wednesday to lift a ban on foreign shipping between American ports while the U.S. island territory struggled with fuel, water and medical shortages one week after Hurricane Maria struck.


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Speed over safety? China's food delivery industry warned over accidents

BEIJING (Reuters) – A scooter driver in a bright blue jacket on a food delivery run dashes across a busy intersection slick with rain, hits a turning car and is hurled along the tarmac in a video posted by Chinese police warning that couriers should slow down.


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Aid groups call for access to Myanmar conflict zone

YANGON (Reuters) – International aid groups in Myanmar have urged the government to allow free access to Rakhine State, where an army offensive has sent 480,000 people fleeing to Bangladesh but hundreds of thousands remain cut off from food, shelter and medical care.


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