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Philippines' Duterte: U.N. Pull-Out Threat a 'Joke'

President Rodrigo Duterte has said his threat to pull the Philippines out of the United Nations for criticizing his deadly crime war was just a "joke", while attempting a light-hearted wordplay on genocide.

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Deja Vu in France as Sarkozy Sets Up Presidential Rematch

Nicolas Sarkozy's entry into France's presidential race has compounded a haven't-we-been-here-before feeling in torpid, late-summer Paris.

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Trump Slams Clinton for 'Third World'-Style Corruption

Donald Trump on Tuesday stepped up his attacks on Hillary Clinton, accusing her of "Third World"-style corruption over her family's charitable foundation and calling her unfit to hold office.

"It is a total embarrassment if our secretary of state can be bought or bribed or sold," he told a rally in Austin, Texas after a damaging Associated Press report raised questions about whether donors to the Clinton Foundation paid cash for access to America's top diplomat.

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U.S. Slams 'Provocation' after North Korea Test-Fires Sub-Launched Missile

North Korea on Wednesday test-fired a submarine-launched missile 500 kilometers (around 300 miles) towards Japan, marking what weapons analysts called a clear step forward for its nuclear strike ambitions.

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One Dead, Dozens Wounded in Thai Car Bombing

A car bomb exploded in a nightlife district in Thailand's deep south, killing one and wounding more than 30, in a nation already on edge after a bombing spree that targeted tourist towns.

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Brazil Top Court Rejects Rousseff Request to Annul Impeachment Session

Brazil's Supreme Court chief justice has rejected a request from suspended president Dilma Rousseff to annul the session at which senators voted to open an impeachment trial against her.

Rousseff's lawyers had argued that some of the procedures used at the session, held August 10, violated her rights.

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Biden in Ankara as Turkey Launches Syria Operation

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden arrived in Turkey on Wednesday for critical talks with its leadership as Ankara launched a military operation to drive Islamic State jihadists out of a key Syrian border town.

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At Least 38 Dead, Dozens Injured in Powerful Italy Earthquake

A powerful pre-dawn earthquake devastated mountain villages in central Italy on Wednesday, leaving at least 38 people dead and dozens more injured, trapped or missing.

Scores of buildings were reduced to dusty piles of masonry in communities close to the epicenter of the quake, which had a magnitude of between 6.0 and 6.2, according to monitors.

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Police Probe Terror as Motive in U.S. Knife Attack

The FBI was investigating Tuesday whether a double stabbing in the state of Virginia over the weekend was motivated by Islamic extremism.

The attack at an apartment complex in Roanoke, Virginia occurred late Saturday when an armed assailant attacked and seriously wounded a man and a woman.

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Muslim Mob Kills Eight in Northern Nigeria

A Muslim mob in northern Nigeria has killed eight people after torching the house of a man who tried to save a Christian student accused of blasphemy, police said Tuesday.

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