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Rescuers Search For Kiribati Ferry With 50 People On Board

Rescuers are searching for a ferry with an estimated 50 people on board after it went missing in the Kiribati Islands.

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Canadian Billionaire Sherman Couple 'Murdered'

The Canadian billionaire couple found dead at their home in Toronto last month were murdered in a targeted killing, police say.

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Syrian Opposition Says Will Boycott Russia-Brokered Peace Talks In Sochi

VIENNA - The Syrian opposition will not attend a peace conference Russia is hosting next week, a spokesman said on Saturday, dismissing the meeting as an attempt by the Syrian government’s close ally to “sideline” the current United Nations peace process.

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U.S.'s Mattis: Diplomacy Should Impose Reason On North Korea's Kim

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U.S. PACIFIC COMMAND HEADQUARTERS, Hawaii - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis stressed diplomacy as the way to deal with the North Korean crisis on Friday during talks with his South Korean counterpart in Hawaii, a day after Seoul’s top diplomat said a military solution would be unacceptable.

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Prominent Businessmen Reach Settlements In Saudi Corruption Probe

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Several prominent businessmen have reached financial settlements with Saudi Arabian authorities in the kingdom's sweeping crackdown on corruption, an official source told Reuters on Friday.

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USA Gymnastics Board To Quit Over Larry Nassar Abuse

The entire USA Gymnastics (USAG) board has said it will comply with a US Olympic Committee's (USOC) ultimatum to resign over an abuse scandal.

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Indonesian Youth: Saudi Arabia Has 'Politicised' Hajj

Depok, Indonesia - Saudi Arabia has "politicised" access to the Hajj, according to organisers of a Muslim youth conference in Indonesia.

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Davos: Trump Launches Attack On 'Predatory' Trade

President Donald Trump has launched a fierce attack on "predatory" trade practices, warning trading partners at the World Economic Forum in Davos that the US will not tolerate unfair trade.

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UNICEF Sees Growing Signs Of Malnutrition Crisis In Venezuela

GENEVA - The U.N. children’s agency UNICEF said on Friday it was seeing clear signs of a growing malnutrition crisis in Venezuela, but it lacked data to give precise information and to tackle the problem effectively.

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U.N. Experts Call For Egypt To Halt Executions

GENEVA - Egypt must stop executions until it has reviewed all death sentences and retried convictions found to rest on unfair trials, five independent U.N. human rights experts said on Friday.

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