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A South Sudan vote would heap disaster upon catastrophe, U.N. says

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 23:10
South Sudan’s hellish war will get worse if its neighbors let President Salva Kiir hold an election before he accepts peacekeepers, a cease-fire and political ...

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Rural areas wooing city slickers to idyll dwellings in Japanese countryside

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 22:59
As working-age Japanese depart the countryside in droves, leaving behind graying populations, rural authorities are trying to counter the trend by turning idle real estate ...

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Google buys part of HTC for $1.1 billion in bid to compete with Apple and Amazon on devices

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 22:44
Google is biting off a big piece of device manufacturer HTC for $1.1 billion to expand its efforts to build phones, speakers and other gadgets ...

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Islamists lure youngsters in the Philippines with payments, promise of paradise

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 22:29
When he saw his commander holding the severed head of one of his neighbors, teenage Islamist fighter Jalil knew it was time to escape from ...

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50 nations ink U.N. nuclear ban treaty opposed by major powers

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 22:13
Fifty countries on Wednesday signed a treaty to ban nuclear weapons, a pact that the world’s nuclear powers spurned but supporters hailed as a historic ...

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U.S. Secretary of State Tillerson meets Iran’s Foreign Minister Zarif, as Trump threatens to unravel nuclear pact

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 22:10
Washington and Tehran’s top diplomats confronted each other for the first time Wednesday as envoys scrambled to save the Iran nuclear deal from a skeptical ...

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Abe eyes shifting social security benefits to working generation

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 21:22
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has expressed willingness to shift social security benefits — now primarily aimed at retired senior citizens — to the working generation ...

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Hackers snooping inside Equifax, probiing for vulnerabilities since March: WSJ

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 20:00
A report says that hackers broke into Equifax’s computer systems in March, giving them time to probe vulnerabilities and eventually gain access to the data ...

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Japan, France to pursue further security cooperation, rule of law at sea

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 19:49
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and French President Emmanuel Macron agreed Wednesday in New York to further advance their cooperation in security and defense equipment, reiterating ...

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‘Flagships’ of oceans’ health, huge sea turtles slowly crawling back from brink of extinction

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 19:43
Sea turtles are lumbering back from the brink of extinction, a new study says.Scientists found more populations of the large turtles improving than declining when ...

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Full text of Abe’s address at U.N. General Assembly

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 19:35
The following is the text of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s address to the U.N. General Assembly in New York on Wednesday.Mr. President, ladies and ...

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Boy recalls quake-hit Mexico City school collapsing around him, crushing friends as he ran

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 19:11
A favorite teacher, a janitor always friendly with the kids, the two women who patrolled the halls and greeted children at the school’s gates, a ...

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Trump weighing refugee limits even lower than the 50,000 he set this year

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 18:49
President Donald Trump is considering a further reduction in the number of refugees allowed into the United States as the administration works to re-shape American ...

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Macron pulls no punches: Rohingya crisis in Myanmar constitutes ‘genocide’

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 18:30
French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday said attacks on Myanmar’s Rohingya minority amounted to “genocide.France will work with other members of the U.N. Security Council ...

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Abe expected to delay budget balance goal in bid to boost spending, attract votes

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 18:29
The government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will postpone its goal of turning the primary budget balance into a surplus in fiscal 2020, as it ...

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‘Pluralistic ignorance’: Study finds Japanese men favor paternity leave, wrongly believe male peers don’t

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 18:07
Many Japanese men approve of paternity leave but do not take it when they actually have a child because they “wrongly believe other men think ...

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St. Louis OKs trial year for police body cameras ahead of sixth night of protests

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 18:06
St. Louis officials decided on Wednesday to supply police officers with body cameras for a year as the city prepares for a sixth night of ...

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U.S. pushing Iraqi Kurds to drop planned vote on independence, urging talks with Tehran instead

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 17:58
The United States is pressuring the Iraqi Kurds and their regional government to abandon a planned referendum on independence.State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert says the ...

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Trump’s ‘I have decided’ quip sends negative signal ahead of key U.S.-Iran talks on nuke deal

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 17:50
“I have decided,” President Donald Trump declared Wednesday, announcing he’d reached a verdict on the Iran nuclear deal’s future even as top U.S. and Iranian ...

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Immigrants mixed on sincerity of Trump’s taped message welcoming new citizens

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 17:37
President Donald Trump has issued a videotaped message that was shown to thousands of new U.S. citizens Wednesday in which he welcomes the immigrants to ...

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