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Indonesia Calls Off the Search for Lion Air Crash Victims

Indonesia on Saturday called off the search for passengers of a Lion Air plane, almost two weeks after the jetliner plunged into the Java Sea killing 189 people on board.

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Sri Lanka Crisis Deepens as President Calls Snap Election

Sri Lanka plunged deeper into crisis Saturday after President Maithripala Sirisena sacked parliament and called a snap election, leaving the country facing a further two months of damaging political paralysis.

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Nine Die in California Wildfires, Tens of Thousands Forced to Flee

Nine people were declared dead and tens of thousands evacuated Friday as fierce wildfires raged across the western US state of California, with one rapidly spreading blaze threatening the famed resort of Malibu.

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Macron's Office Says Trump Anger Based on Misunderstanding

France on Saturday attempted to defuse a row sparked by President Emmanuel Macron's comments about a European army which angered US President Donald Trump, suggesting his remarks had been misinterpreted.

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U.S. Denies China 'Cold War' but Deep Gaps Persist

The United States on Friday insisted it was not pursuing a new "Cold War" with China, but the Pacific powers could only paper over deep differences during high-level talks.

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U.S. Mail Bomb Suspect Indicted on 30 Counts in New York

U.S. prosecutors in New York on Friday indicted the Florida man accused of sending pipe bombs to critics of Donald Trump with crimes that carry a maximum sentence of life in prison.

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Turkey: 25 Soldiers Hurt after Artillery 'Accident'

At least 25 Turkish soldiers were injured and seven were reported missing Friday after an artillery shell exploded "accidentally" at a military base in the country's southeast, authorities said.

Turkey's defense ministry said the explosion occurred "while firing heavy weapon ammunition" at the base in Sungu Tepe in the Hakkari province near Turkey's borders with Iraq and Iran.

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Florida Deja Vu as State Election Hit by Chaos, Fraud Accusations

Florida has made a disturbing return to the election spotlight 18 years after the drama that launched George W Bush's presidency, as the state braces for race recounts amid accusations of corruption and voting discrepancies.

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Sri Lanka Leader Dissolves Parliament, Calls Snap Elections

Sri Lanka will hold a snap election in January, the country's president announced Friday, hours after dissolving parliament when it became clear his prime minister nominee did not have a majority.

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China Demands U.S. Stop Actions that 'Undermine' Its Sovereignty

A top Chinese official on Friday demanded in high-level talks that the United States not violate the Asian power's sovereignty, criticizing U.S. military patrols in the South China Sea and its comments on human rights. 

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