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Trump Faces Grave Consequences of Alabama Election Upset

U.S. President Donald Trump is scrambling to come to grips with a more perilous political reality, after a stunning Democratic election victory in America's deeply conservative south threw the depth and breadth of his support into serious doubt.

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Salma Hayek Details Harrowing Ordeal by 'Monster' Weinstein

A-lister Salma Hayek on Wednesday joined the scores of actresses to accuse Harvey Weinstein, alleging that the fallen Hollywood mogul sexually harassed her, subjected her to escalating rage and once threatened to kill her.

"For years, he was my monster," the Mexican-born star wrote in an essay published in The New York Times, detailing the torturous production of the 2002 movie "Frida" that eventually earned Hayek an Oscar nomination for best actress.

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U.S.-Led Airstrikes Kill 23 Civilians in Syria

Airstrikes by a U.S.-led coalition killed 23 civilians Wednesday in a village held by the Islamic State group in Syria's eastern Deir Ezzor province, a monitor said.

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Israel Intercepts Two Missiles Fired from Gaza

Israeli forces on Wednesday intercepted two rockets fired from the Gaza Strip, while a third came down inside Israeli territory, the military said.

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After Alabama Win, Can Black Voters Help Democrats Elsewhere?

In Alabama, African-American voters helped power an underdog Democrat to a stunning upset victory in the southern state's special U.S. Senate election. 

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Norway First Country to Switch Off FM Radio

Norway on Wednesday completed its transition to digital radio, becoming the first country in the world to shut down national broadcasts of its FM radio network despite some grumblings.

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German Court Clears Suspect in 'Suicide Bomb Plot'

A German court said Wednesday it is releasing one of three suspected jihadists arrested for allegedly planning coordinated suicide bombings in the western German city of Duesseldorf.

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Life 'Stopped in Tracks' in Myanmar's Rakhine, Says Red Cross

Rohingya Muslims remaining in Myanmar's Rakhine state and other communities in the violence-racked region are so terrified of each other that life has basically ground to a halt, the Red Cross said Wednesday.

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Reuters Reporters Held in Myanmar for Possession of 'Security Documents'

Two Reuters journalists have been arrested in Myanmar for the possession of "important security documents", the government said on Wednesday. 

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Dutch Police Ground Drone-Fighting Eagles

Dutch police have clipped the wings of their airborne drone-fighting force of eagles, and fired their winged warriors deeming them too expensive and too unruly to be effective.

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