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Panama Authorizes Extradition Of Former Mexican Governor On Corruption Charges

MEXICO CITY - Panama has agreed to extradite a former state governor from Mexico’s ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) who is wanted in his homeland on corruption charges, the two countries said on Monday.

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All Eyes On Donald Trump: What To Look For In UN Debut

United Nations - There is little doubt who is headlining this year's United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

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Cubans Take To Streets To Clean Up After Hurricane Irma

HAVANA, Sept. 18 -- Hundreds of thousands of Cubans took to the streets over the weekend to pick garbage and clean up the wreckage left by powerful Hurricane Irma a week ago.

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Rohingya Refugees Tell Of New Violence; Call For Myanmar Sanctions

COX‘S BAZAR, Bangladesh - Rohingya Muslims fleeing a Myanmar military offensive arrived in Bangladesh on Monday with fresh accounts of violence and arson as a rights group called for sanctions and an arms embargo to stop what the United Nations has branded ethnic cleansing.

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Polls Suggest Jump In German Far-Right Party's Support

Germany's right-wing populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) party ramped up attacks against immigration and Islam as its poll ratings jumped in the final stretch of election campaigning.

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Palestinian PM To Visit Gaza For Reconciliation Talks

Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah is planning to visit Gaza for talks after Hamas agreed to steps towards resolving a decade-long split with its West Bank-based rival Fatah.

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Hurricane Maria Intensifies Into "Potentially Catastrophic" Category 5

WASHINGTON -- Maria has intensified into a Category 5 hurricane as its eye is approaching Dominica in the eastern Caribbean, China's Xinhua news agency reported according to the US Hurricane Centre's statement.

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Touch, A Controversial Sex Doll Sharing Service Banned By Authorities For 'Vulgar' Display

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A sex doll sharing service that triggered heated discussions in China has been suspended just four days after it was launched.

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Spain Expels N Korea Ambassador

MADRID -- The Spanish government on Monday took the decision to expel Kim Hyok Choi, the ambassador of North Korea to Madrid, capital of Spain, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

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From Australia To Norway - Surfing Arctic Waters

Unstad, Norway - The road to the northernmost surf school in the world is extraordinary, through a towering, pinnacled landscape fringed here and there by stunning beaches of white sand. The Lofoten Islands are about 220km inside the Arctic Circle, an ancient rocky archipelago reaching out from the coast of Norway.

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