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(Reuters) – A scheduled meeting between the foreign ministers of China and Vietnam was canceled on the sidelines of a regional gathering, Chinese embassy officials said, amid growing tension between the two countries over the South China Sea.

(Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s Google has fired an employee who wrote an internal memo that ascribed gender inequality in the technology industry to biological differences.

(Reuters) – A scheduled meeting between the foreign ministers of China and Vietnam was canceled on the sidelines of a regional gathering, Chinese embassy officials said, amid growing tension between the two countries over the South China Sea.

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – A U.S. citizen, whose Singapore permanent residence status was revoked after the government identified him as being an agent of foreign influence, said on Tuesday he had appealed the decision to expel him.

A defense report from Japan’s government says the threat from North Korea has reached a new stage now that the country is capable of launching intercontinental ballistic missiles and its nuclear weapons program has advanced.

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A trio of Marines, who’ve been missing since Saturday when their MV-22 Osprey crashed off the coast of Australia, were officially declared ‘deceased’ by the Marine Corps on Monday, a U.S. defense official told Fox News.

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan warned on Tuesday of the acute threat posed by North Korea’s weapons programs as Pyongyang’s continued series of missile and nuclear tests, in defiance of U.N. sanctions, brings technological progress to the reclusive state.

A no confidence vote looms for President Zuma, as even ANC members condemn him and the Gupta family.

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BEIJING (Reuters) – China will pay the biggest price from the new United Nations sanctions against North Korea because of its close economic relationship with the country, but will always enforce the resolutions, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said.

BEIJING (Reuters) – China will pay the biggest price from the new United Nations sanctions against North Korea because of its close economic relationship with the country but will always enforce the resolutions, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said.

NEW YORK (Reuters) – LendingClub Corp and OnDeck Capital Inc surprised investors on Monday with strong growth forecasts that sent the online lenders’ stocks soaring, but analysts said the sector’s health was still a concern.

NAIROBI (Reuters) – Millions of people go to the polls in Kenya on Tuesday amid fears that the latest electoral clash between its foremost political dynasties could once again descend into violence.

Uhuru Kenyatta appeals for calm as he faces rival Raila Odinga in Tuesday’s general election.

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NAIROBI (Reuters) – Millions of people go to the polls in Kenya on Tuesday amid fears that the latest electoral clash between its foremost political dynasties could once again descend into violence.

Both world leaders took a break, but their approaches to time off are quite different.

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Several athletes competing at the world championships have come down with a stomach bug, the event’s organizing committee said Monday.

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The tune blaring across the stadium sound system was unmistakable: “Jamming” by Bob Marley.

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There are huge uncertainties in greenhouse gas totals due to inaccurate data, the BBC finds.

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How a small town in southern Spain has become the place where top brands source their leather goods.

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JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South African President Jacob Zuma’s time in office could come to a sudden end on Tuesday following the speaker of parliament’s surprise decision to allow anonymous voting in a motion of no confidence.

NEW YORK (Reuters) – With a nearly 30-percent gain in 2017, shares of industrial products maker Handy & Harman Ltd are outpacing hot stocks like Google-parent Alphabet Inc and Visa Inc. Yet few on Wall Street have ever heard of the $412-million market-cap company, in large part because no sell-side research analysts publish any estimates of its earnings.

Shahzeb Jillani on two projects to record testimony from those who witnessed partition firsthand.

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Many anti-Trump Americans talked about leaving the US for Canada. This couple is actually doing it.

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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – The head of Mexico’s ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) said on Monday that the PRI’s method for choosing its presidential candidate needs a shakeup, ahead of a key gathering this week when PRI members will decide on changing the rules.

CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) – Venezuela appears to be sliding toward a more volatile stage of unrest after anti-government forces looted weapons during a weekend raid on a military base and frustration over what some see as an ineffectual opposition leadership boils over.

CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) – Venezuela appears to be sliding toward a more volatile stage of unrest after anti-government forces looted weapons during a weekend raid on a military base and frustration over what some see as an ineffectual opposition leadership boils over.

U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley is urging the U.N. peacekeeping force in Lebanon to step up efforts to prevent the spread of illegal arms in the south, which she says “are almost entirely in the hands of Hezbollah terrorists.”

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Firefighters in Texas extend a ladder to a stranded driver as the floodwaters wreak havoc below.

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A gay rights group in Haiti says it is fighting to head off a proposed law that would ban same-sex marriage and prohibit any public demonstrations in favor of LGBTQ people in the Caribbean country.

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Pentagon has given more than 130 U.S. military bases across the United States the green light to shoot down private and commercial drones that could endanger aviation safety or pose other threats.

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