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China's Communist Party says still talking to North Korean counterpart

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s ruling Communist Party continues to hold talks and maintain contacts with its North Korean counterpart, a senior official said on Saturday, describing the two countries friendship as important for regional stability. Vice Minister of the International Department of the CPC Central Committee Guo Yezhou attends a news conference during the 19th National Congress of the Communist ...

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Missing Argentine protester's body identified days before election

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – The family of a young protester who went missing in Argentina nearly three months ago identified his body on Friday, said a brother of the dead man to journalists after leaving the morgue. A man lights candles next to a portrait of Santiago Maldonado, a protester who went missing since security forces clashed with indigenous activists ...

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Strong typhoon nears southern Japan the day before election

TOKYO (Reuters) – Heavy rain and powerful winds are expected to lash large areas of Japan on Sunday as a strong typhoon sweeps ashore, possibly hindering voter turnout in a national election. Typhoon Lan was classified as an intense Category 4 storm on Saturday, with winds of up to 250 km/h (156 mph), according to the Tropical Storm Risk web ...

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Landslide buries up to 20 at Penang, Malaysia, construction site

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – A landslide at a construction site has buried between 15 and 20 people in George Town, capital of the northwest Malaysian state of Penang, authorities said on Saturday. The Penang fire and rescue department said in a statement that two people so far have been pulled from the landslide, which occurred at a building construction site. ...

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Landslide buries up to 20 at Penang, Malaysia, construction site

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – A landslide at a construction site has buried between 15 and 20 people in George Town, capital of the northwest Malaysian state of Penang, authorities said on Saturday. The Penang fire and rescue department said in a statement that two people so far have been pulled from the landslide, which occurred at a building construction site. ...

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China's Communist Party says still talking to North Korean counterpart

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s ruling Communist Party continues to hold talks and maintain contacts with its North Korean counterpart, a senior official said on Saturday, describing the two countries friendship as important for regional stability. Vice Minister of the International Department of the CPC Central Committee Guo Yezhou attends a news conference during the 19th National Congress of the Communist ...

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Fighting in southern Philippine city may end imminently – military

MARAWI CITY, Philippines (Reuters) – The Philippines is preparing to declare the end of fighting in a southern city seized for five months by pro-Islamic State rebels, a top military commander said on Saturday, as troops continued a phased withdrawal from the devastated lakeside city. Members of the Philippine Marine Battalion Landing Team (MBLT) and Marine Special Operation Group (MARSOG) ...

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Thailand rehearses lavish $90 million funeral for late king

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Drums and a band played as officials in black tops and ancient costumes rehearsed on Saturday for the funeral procession of Thailand’s late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, whose cremation next week is expected to be attended by a quarter of a million mourners. A portrait of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej is see on the building of the ...

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Graft probe into Mexico president's ally poses tricky challenge ahead of elections

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – With a tight general election looming next year, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto faces a tough choice on whether to pursue a graft probe involving a prominent ally and Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht. FILE PHOTO: Mexico’s President Enrique Pena Nieto waves the national flag after he shouted the “Cry of Independence”, as Mexico marks the 207th ...

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Rockets strike downtown Kabul, no casualties reported

KABUL (Reuters) – As many as two rockets landed near the international military headquarters in downtown Kabul early on Saturday morning, Afghan security officials said. There were no reports of casualties. At around 6 a.m. (02:30 am BST) alarms could be heard sounding at the headquarters of the NATO-led military mission, as well as at several foreign embassies in the ...

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