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China Offers Support To Myanmar At U.N. Amid Rohingya Crisis

BEIJING - China supports efforts by the Myanmar government to protect its national security and opposes recent violent attacks in the country’s Rakhine state, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres.

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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

Pic: BBC

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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