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Congress Returns Amid Pressure To Act On Gun Violence

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WASHINGTON — After a 10-day break, members of Congress are returning to work under hefty pressure to respond to the outcry over gun violence. But no plan appears ready to take off despite a long list of proposals, including many from President Donald Trump.

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Syria War: New UN Truce Plea As Deaths In Eastern Ghouta Mount

The UN has renewed its appeal for an immediate truce in the besieged Syrian rebel-held Eastern Ghouta area, amid reports of more deaths in air strikes.

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U.S., North Korea Should Lower Threshold For Talks, Says South

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SEOUL - South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Monday the United States and North Korea should both give ground so they can sit down to talks to try to resolve a nuclear standoff, a day after Pyongyang expressed willingness for dialogue.

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Air Strike Kills Syrian Family Of Nine In Rebel-Held Ghouta: Monitor

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BEIRUT - A family of nine was killed in Syrian government bombardment of the rebel enclave of eastern Ghouta overnight, where air strikes and fighting have persisted despite a U.N. Security Council resolution demanding a ceasefire, a war monitor said on Monday.

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U.S. Trying To 'Embarrass' Pakistan With Terror Financing List: Minister

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ISLAMABAD - Pakistan’s de facto finance minister, Miftah Ismail, has brushed off concerns that economic growth will suffer because of the country’s re-inclusion on a terrorist financing watch list, and lashed out against the United States for seeking to “embarrass” his nation.

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South Korea's Moon Urges Action Against Growing #MeToo Sex Abuse Claims

SEOUL - South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Monday called for police to investigate a growing number of sexual abuse claims as the #MeToo campaign ensnares a growing number of high-profile figures, including entertainers and a priest.

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Florida School Shooting Survivor Pleads With Melania Trump: Stop Donald Jr Cyberbullying Me

A 14-year-old survivor of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, has publicly accused First Lady Melania Trump of failing to stop her stepson, Donald Trump Jr, from bullying her and her family online.

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No Minarets? No Dome? A Modern Mosque Design Triggers Debate

The 25,000-square-metre (270,000 square feet) structure rises smoothly from a major intersection in a popular shopping area.

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Businessman Kept Model As Sex Slave For Seven Years

Locked up, tortured and treated as a sex slave. That was the life that 25-year-old Natasha Serebriy had to face after being held captive by a businessman who raped and beat her daily for seven years.

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South Korea's Moon Says U.S. Should Lower Threshold For North Korea Talks: Blue House

Pic: ReutersSEOUL: South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Monday the United States should lower the threshold for talks with North Korea, while Pyongyang should in return show willingness towards denuclearization.

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