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Toys 'R' Us Files For Bankruptcy Protection In US

Toys 'R' Us has filed for bankruptcy protection in the US and Canada as it attempts to restructure its debts.

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Stanislav Petrov, Who Averted Possible Nuclear War, Dies At 77

A former Soviet military officer credited with averting a possible nuclear disaster at the peak of the Cold War has died at the age of 77.

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Rescued Migrants Say Lucky To Dodge Libyan Coastal Clampdown

ABOARD AQUARIUS RESCUE SHIP - Migrants rescued in the Mediterranean last week said they had been lucky to dodge increased sea and police patrols along the Western coast of Libya that have dramatically reduced arrivals in Italy since July.

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Donald Trump: The UN Has Not Reached Its Potential

US President Donald Trump has said that the United Nations is not living up to its potential because of bureaucracy and mismanagement.

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Actress Goes Solo To Push For End To Philippines Drug War

MANILA - Mae Paner is a policeman-turned-assassin, a widowed Zumba dancer, a photojournalist and an orphaned child. They are all characters in her new one-woman show against a bloody war on drugs in the Philippines.

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Nigeria's Amina Yuguda Wins BBC World News Komla Dumor Award

A journalist from north-eastern Nigeria has won the third BBC World News Komla Dumor Award.

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Chinese Sex Doll Rental Service Suspended Amid Controversy

A Chinese company offering sex dolls for rent has withdrawn its services just days after launching.

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Some Auckland Petrol Stations Run Out Of Fuel After Burst Pipe

Several petrol stations in Auckland have been hit by fuel shortages as problems caused by damage to a pipeline in New Zealand's largest city spread.

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Teenage Girl Dies After Allegedly Thrown Off School Building In India

NEW DELHI, Sept 19 -- A 15-year-old girl in northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh was killed after falling off from the third floor of her school building, China's Xinhua news agency reported the police as saying.

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Iraqi Forces Launch New Offensive Against Daesh In Iraq's Anbar

Photo: Al Jazeera

BAGHDAD -- The Iraqi security forces on Tuesday launched a new offensive to drive out Daesh militants from a town and nearby areas in Iraq's western province of Anbar, China’s Xinhua news agency reported the Iraqi military as saying.

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