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Euston station evacuated briefly after small explosion caused by e-cigarette - police

LONDON (Reuters) - British police evacuated London's Euston station on Tuesday after a small explosion, most probably caused by an e-cigarette in a bag, prompted a lock-down and sent dozens of armed officers racing to the scene.


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Posted 2017/08/29 20:43:32

Civilians on jet skis rescue children in Texas

In the city of Friendswood on the outer edge of Houston supplies are running out.
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Posted 2017/08/29 20:01:00

Iran rejects U.S. demand for U.N. visit to military sites

ANKARA (Reuters) - Iran has dismissed a U.S. demand for United Nations nuclear inspectors to visit its military bases as "merely a dream".


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Posted 2017/08/29 19:52:56

Rohingya fleeing Myanmar violence face expulsion despite U.N. appeal

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) - Rohingya Muslims fleeing to Bangladesh from escalating violence in Myanmar face the growing danger of sickness and attempts by the Bangladesh authorities to send them home, despite a United Nations plea that they be allowed to seek shelter.


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Posted 2017/08/29 19:49:57

Sean Spicer finally gets to meet the Pope

Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer has finally got to meet the Pope.
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Posted 2017/08/29 19:24:00

Bad habit: Nuns on the run after bank heist

Two women dressed as nuns attempted to hold up a bank in a small town in Pennsylvania.
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Posted 2017/08/29 18:45:00

Danish submarine searched for hidden rooms

A Danish submarine is being searched for hidden rooms that could offer clues into the death of a female journalist.
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Posted 2017/08/29 13:44:00

1,200 die as monsoon floods devastate South Asia

More than 1,200 people have been killed and hundreds of thousands of homes destroyed in monsoon floods sweeping across South Asia.
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Posted 2017/08/29 12:22:00

What does Kim Jong Un really want?

When there is a force to be reckoned with there must be a reckoning. North Korea's latest launch of a missile that flew over northern Japan is a signal that Kim Jong Un is now just one of those global forces.
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Posted 2017/08/29 09:52:00

Citizens help save lives amid Harvey chaos

Anne and Joe Piazza thought they had escaped the worst of Harvey.
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Posted 2017/08/29 04:08:00

Besieged Houston braces for more flooding as Harvey lingers

HOUSTON (Reuters) - The historic flooding that Tropical Storm Harvey unleashed on Houston will likely worsen as federal engineers release water from overflowing reservoirs to keep it from jumping dams and surging uncontrollably into the homes they protect, officials said on Monday.


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Posted 2017/08/28 20:16:07

Europeans, Africans agree renewed push to tackle migrant crisis

PARIS (Reuters) - Europe's "big four" continental powers and three African states agreed a plan on Monday to tackle illegal human trafficking and support nations struggling to contain the flow of people across the desert and Mediterranean sea.


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Posted 2017/08/28 20:04:18

Oil markets hit by Storm Harvey; U.S. dollar extends fall

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. crude oil futures fell on Monday but gasoline prices surged to 2-year highs as Tropical Storm Harvey kept hammering the U.S. Gulf Coast, knocking out several refineries which backed up crude supplies and disrupted fuel production.


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Posted 2017/08/28 19:19:43

Iraqi forces face tough resistance from IS in final Tal Afar battle

AL-'AYADIYA/BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi forces said they faced tough resistance on Monday from Islamic State fighters driven out of the city of Tal Afar to a small town where they had "nothing to lose" by fighting to the end.


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Posted 2017/08/28 18:50:38

Car bomb kills eight at Baghdad market - medics

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A car bomb killed at least eight people in a crowded vegetable market in a Shi'ite Muslim district of Baghdad on Monday, police and medics said, in an attack claimed by Islamic State.


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Posted 2017/08/28 16:31:44

German admits selling gun to Munich attack shooter

BERLIN (Reuters) - A 32-year-old German man admitted in court on Monday that he sold the weapon used by a teenage gunman who killed nine people in Munich last year, a court spokesman said, adding that the defendant told relatives he felt sorry for his actions.


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Posted 2017/08/28 15:01:12

India and China end two-month border face-off

India and China have agreed to pull back their troops from a face-off in a border area high in the Himalayas, ending a long-running dispute.
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Posted 2017/08/28 14:11:00

Labour backs soft Brexit, putting pressure on May

LONDON, (Reuters) - The opposition Labour Party has said it would keep Britain in the European single market and customs union for a transitional period after Brexit, offering an alternative to the government line after months of uncertainty over Labour's position.


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Posted 2017/08/28 13:08:04

Uber hires new chief executive from internet giant

Uber has picked former Expedia boss Dara Khosrowshahi as its new chief executive to lead the firm out of a nearly year-long crisis.
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Posted 2017/08/28 10:37:00

Four years in jail for using plastic bags

Kenya has passed the world's toughest law against plastic bags in a sharp crackdown on pollution.
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Posted 2017/08/28 08:39:00