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U.N. Chief Says Arrest Of Reuters Journalists Shows Erosion Of Press Freedom In Myanmar

Reuters journalists Wa Lone (L) and Kyaw Soe Oo, who are based in Myanmar, pose for a picture at the Reuters office in Yangon, Myanmar December 11, 2017. Picture taken December 11, 2017

TOKYO/YANGON - The arrest of two Reuters journalists in Yangon this week was a signal that press freedom is shrinking in Myanmar and the international community must do all it can to get them released, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Thursday.

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Putin Says U.S. Gripped By Fabricated Spymania, Praises Trump

Vladimir Putin

MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday the United States was in the grip of a fabricated spymania whipped up by President Donald Trump’s opponents but he thought battered U.S.-Russia relations would recover one day.

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Kosovo Prosecutor Drops Extradition Case Over Alleged Turkey Coup Links

Admir Shala

PRISTINA - A Kosovo prosecutor withdrew his bid on Thursday to extradite a Turkish citizen accused by Turkey of being part of a group linked to a failed coup there in 2016, saying Ankara had not provided enough evidence to back the case.

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Zimbabwe Ex-Leader Mugabe Visits Singapore Hospital: Sources

Robert Mugabe

SINGAPORE - Former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe visited a hospital in Singapore this week apparently for medical checks, his first trip outside his country since he was ousted from office last month, sources in Singapore said on Thursday.

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Indian Hindu Tried To Raise Money With Video Of Killing Of Muslim: Police

NEW DELHI - A Hindu man in India tried to raise money for a campaign against minority Muslims by issuing an appeal for donations with a video he took and posted online showing him killing a Muslim, police said on Thursday.

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US Congress Takes No Action On Iran Nuclear Deal Before Deadline, Leaving Decision To Trump

WASHINGTON -- US Congress took no action before a deadline on reimposing sanctions on Iran on Wednesday, leaving the landmark deal intact and letting US President Donald Trump make a decision in January, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

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Argentina's Capital Flooded By Protesters Resisting Policies Of 'Hunger And Misery'

BUENOS AIRES -- Massive crowds of protesters, a major police operation, and traffic jams have flooded Argentina's capital Buenos Aires as protesters march against a controversial pension reform that will affect around nearly 20 million Argentines.

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Israel Closes Crossings With Gaza

GAZA -- The Israeli occupation authorities early Thursday closed crossings with the Gaza Strip to prevent the movement of people and goods, Jordan news agency (Petra) reported.

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War-Torn Yemen Faces New Threat Of Deadly Diphtheria Outbreak, Aid Groups Say

Pic: ReutersBEIRUT: Yemen, ravaged by war, hunger and disease, is seeing a spike in diphtheria cases that will inevitably erupt into a larger, deadly outbreak because so few people have been immunized, aid officials said on Wednesday.

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[Video] Moment Boy, 7, Was Grabbed From Under Mother’s Nose In Dramatic Kidnap

Pic: metro.co.uk

Footage has emerged of the moment a young boy was kidnapped right in front of his mother.

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