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Security Raised on London Tube after Arrest

Security has been stepped up on the London Underground network, police said Saturday, following the arrest of a 19-year-old man after a suspicious item was discovered on a Tube train.

"The public will see more officers, including armed police, in and around transport hubs," a Scotland Yard spokesman told AFP.

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Suspicious Envelope Found at Clinton Campaign Office

An envelope containing a white powdery substance was sent to one of White House hopeful Hillary Clinton's campaign offices in New York, though police initially ruled out any danger.

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US Concerned about South Africa Quitting ICC

The United States expressed concern on Friday over South Africa's decision to withdraw its support from the International Criminal Court.

While not itself a member of the court, the United States likes other countries to accept its jurisdiction, seeing it as an arm against the impunity sometimes enjoyed by rogue leaders.

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Massive Crowds Sing Royal Tribute to Late Thai King

Tens of thousands of black-clad Thais gathered outside Bangkok's Grand Palace on Saturday to sing the royal anthem in a striking display of devotion to the recently deceased King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

The monarch, who died on October 13 following years of poor health, was seen as a guiding light and rare source of unity in a kingdom dogged by corruption and political rivalries. 

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Forever Trump: Diehard Supporters' Rallying Cry

Pundits and pollsters say the bottom may be falling out of Donald Trump's White House run, but diehard supporters in the western Pennsylvania city of Johnstown strongly disagree. 

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Venezuela Braces for Turbulence after Recall is Stalled

Venezuela is bracing for turbulence after the socialist government blocked a presidential recall referendum in a move opposition leaders are calling a coup.

The opposition is urging supporters to take to the streets next week, while a leading government figure is calling for the arrest of high-profile government critics.

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Taliban Brief Pakistan about Talks with Kabul

Three senior Taliban members traveled to Pakistan this week and held a series of meetings with Pakistani officials in Islamabad, mainly to brief them about the recent talks held in Qatar between the Taliban and Kabul, a senior Taliban official, an Afghan diplomat and a Pakistani official said Saturday.

The Afghan ambassador to Pakistan, Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal, said he was aware of the meetings but refused to offer details. According to a senior Taliban official, the Taliban who were sent to Pakistan were Mullah Salam Hanifi and Mullah Jan Mohammed, both former ministers in the Taliban government, and Maulvi Shahabuddin Dilawar, a former ambassador to Saudi Arabia and Pakistan.

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Russian Helicopter Crash Kills 19 in Siberia

Nineteen people were killed when a helicopter carrying oil and gas field workers crashed in a remote area of Siberia, Russian investigators said Saturday. 

The Mi-8 helicopter carrying 22 people including three crew crashed Friday night in the far-northern Yamalo-Nenetsky region, they said.

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China Slams 'Provocative' US Sail-by in South China Sea

China has slammed the US for sailing a warship near disputed territory in the South China Sea, saying the move was a "serious illegal act" and "deliberately provocative".

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Sudan Rebels Suspend Peace Talks after Chemical Attack Claims

A prominent Sudanese rebel group said on Friday it was suspending peace talks with Khartoum after a rights group accused government forces of using chemical weapons against civilians in war-torn Darfur.

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