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LAST_UPDATETue, 12 Dec 2017 2pm

Russia Says IS Left With Just Eight Pct Of Syria

MOSCOW, Oct 14 -- Less than eight percent of Syrian territory remains under control of the Islamic State (IS) as Syrian government troops supported by Russian jets have freed most of the country, China's Xinhua news agency reported, citing Russian military on Friday.

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Gunfight Erupts In Indian-Controlled Kashmir Between Militants, Troops

SRINAGAR (Indian-controlled Kashmir), Oct 14 -- A gunfight between militants and Indian troops broke out Saturday in restive Indian-controlled Kashmir, China's Xinhua news agency reported, citing police.

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5.4-Magnitude Quake Hits 9KM SSW Of San Dionisio Del Mar, Mexico -- USGS

BEIJING, Oct 14 -- An earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale jolted 9km SSW of San Dionisio del Mar, Mexico at 00:20:58 GMT on Saturday, China's Xinhua news agency reported the US Geological Survey as saying.

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Ukraine Refuses To Circulate New Russian Banknotes Depicting Crimea

KIEV, Oct 14 -- The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) on Friday has issued a decree, forbidding the country's banks and other financial institutions to circulate Russian newly-issued banknotes, which use images of Crimea, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

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UN: Yemen Cholera Outbreak Kills 2,150, Sickens 820,000 People

UNITED NATIONS, Oct 14 -- The cholera outbreak in war-torn Yemen is the largest single-year cholera outbreak ever on record, China's Xinhua news agency reported a UN spokesman as saying on Friday in announcing more than 2,150 associated deaths since April.

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Iranian President Rouhani Says US Cannot Decertify Nuclear Deal "Unilaterally"

TEHRAN, Oct 14 -- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Friday that US President Donald Trump cannot decertify Iran's international nuclear deal "unilaterally”, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

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UN Official: Public Perception Of Migrants Worse Than Reality

Louise Arbour

GENEVA, Oct 14 -- The public perception of migrants is much worse than reality, China's Xinhua news agency reported the UN's Special Representative for International Migration Louise Arbour as saying on Friday.

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Pakistan Official Details Car Chase That Freed Kidnapped U.S.-Canadian Family

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistani troops shot out the tires of a vehicle carrying a kidnapped U.S.-Canadian couple and their children in a raid that led to the family’s release after five years of being held hostage, a Pakistani security official said on Friday.

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Mexico Says NAFTA Would Survive With Canada Even Without U.S

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MEXICO CITY: Mexico would keep trading with Canada under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) even if the United States opts to abandon the pact, Mexico’s economy minister said on Friday, as a fourth round of talks proceeded near Washington.

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Asean Strengthens Transport Cooperation

SINGAPORE: Transport ministers from the Association of South-East Asian Nations (Asean) have agreed to ease cross-border movements within the member nations in an effort to enhance connectivity within the region.

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