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Trump Faces Rougher Reception In NATO, EU Meetings

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BRUSSELS: After a warm welcome in the Middle East and a "fantastic" visit with the pope, U.S. President Donald Trump walks on shakier ground on Thursday when European Union and NATO leaders will press him on defense, trade, and environmental concerns.

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South Africa On High Alert After Breakout Of Ebola In DR Congo

PRETORIA -- The South African Department of Health says it is on high alert following the reported outbreak of the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

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Pres Kuczynski: Martin Vizcarra Will Remain Vice-President Of Peru

Martin Vizcarra.

QUITO -- Peru's President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski said Martin Vizcarra will continue to serve as First Vice-President of the Republic and rejected opposition lawmakers' request that the former minister resigns his vice-presidency position.

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Islamic State-Linked Militants Besiege Philippine City

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MARAWI, Philippines: Army tanks packed with soldiers rolled into a southern Philippine city Thursday as gunfire and explosions rang out after militants linked to the Islamic State group torched buildings, seized more than a dozen Catholic hostages and raised the black flag of Isis.

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Bodies Of 8 Youth Buried After 632 Days In India's Northeast

NEW DELHI -- Bodies of eight youth who were kept at hospital morgue in India's northeastern state of Manipur as a mark of protest were finally laid to rest, China's Xinhua news agency reported officials as saying.

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The Pope Just Body-Shamed Donald Trump

As imagination-firing, meme-spawning images go, the visual of President Trump and King Salman of Saudi Arabia touching a radiant globe seemed impossible to beat—until the reports and photographs emerged of the Trumps at the Vatican on Wednesday morning.

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Police To Tighten Security At Borders Following Martial Law In Mindanao

KUALA LUMPUR: The police will tighten security at the nation's borders, especially in waters adjacent to the Philippines following the declaration of martial law by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte in the Mindanao region.

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'I Guess You'Re Here About The Opium': Police Find $500 Million In Poppy Plants By Accident In North Carolina

CLAREMONT, N.C. — A field of poppy plants that could be used to make opium was discovered in North Carolina and had an estimated value of $500 million, a sheriff says.

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