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Four dead, including gunman, in Cincinnati bank shooting: police

A gunman opened fire at a bank building in the US city of Cincinnati Thursday, fatally wounding three people before police shot and killed him, authorities said.   The incident occurred after 9:00 am local time (1300 GMT) at the lobby and loading dock of the 30-story Fifth Third Bank building in the city’s downtown business district.  “An individual entered ...

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Trump signals nuclear talks with NKorea still alive

US President Donald Trump pledged Thursday to complete a deal on denuclearizing the Korean peninsula together with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, signaling that negotiations remain alive after weeks of an apparent deadlock.   “Kim Jong Un of North Korea proclaims ‘unwavering faith in President Trump.’ Thank you to Chairman Kim. We will get it done together!” Trump exclaimed ...

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Djokovic tops Federer’s conqueror for 11th US Open SF in row

Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, celebrates after defeating John Millman, of Australia, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 in the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, in New York. New York, Sep 6 : Novak Djokovic put aside all of it, from his opponent’s unheard-of, middle-of-a-set chance to change out of sweat-soaked clothes and shoes, to consecutive time violations ...

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Migration truce shatters in Germany after mob violence

A tense truce within German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative camp shattered Thursday after her hardline interior minister defended protests marred by neo-Nazi violence and blasted migration as “the mother of all political problems”.   The latest shots across Merkel’s bow came just two months after the minister, Horst Seehofer, threatened to torpedo her ruling coalition over the explosive border issue.  ...

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Saudi Arabia: Yemeni rebel missile shot down, 26 wounded

Saudi Arabia says 26 civilians were wounded by shrapnel when it shot down a missile fired across the border by Yemen’s Houthi rebels. The official Saudi Press Agency says the rebels fired the missile into the southern Najran province late Wednesday, where it was intercepted. The rebel-run Al-Masirah TV says the missile targeted a Saudi military camp, hitting it “accurately.” ...

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Iran summit seeks to avert a bloodbath in northwestern Syria

When the presidents of Russia, Turkey and Iran meet Friday in Tehran, all eyes will be on their diplomacy reaching a last-minute deal to avert a bloodbath in Idlib, Syria’s crowded northwestern province and last opposition stronghold. The three leaders, whose nations are all under US sanctions, have an interest in working together to contain a potentially catastrophic offensive by President ...

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India court legalises gay sex in landmark ruling

In a historic verdict, India’s Supreme Court ruled that gay sex is no longer a criminal offence in the country.   The ruling overturns a 2013 judgement that upheld a colonial-era law, known as section 377, under which gay sex is categorised as an “unnatural offence”.   It is one of the world’s oldest laws criminalising gay sex, and India ...

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Japan quake, landslides leave at least 8 dead

A powerful 6.6-magnitude quake rocked the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido Thursday, killing at least eight people, collapsing homes, and triggering landslides that left dozens missing. Multiple, large-scale landslides struck the sparsely populated countryside, which was also hit by the edge of a powerful typhoon that surged through Japan earlier this week.   Aerial views showed dozens of houses destroyed ...

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Two Koreas agree to hold September summit in Pyongyang: Seoul

Kim Jong Un will meet the South’s President Moon Jae-in at a summit in Pyongyang in September to discuss nuclear disarmament, Seoul said Thursday. This would be the third meeting this year between the two leaders, who will discuss “practical measures to denuclearise” the flashpoint peninsula during the September 18-20 summit, South Korean National Security Advisor Chung Eui-yong told reporters. ...

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18 die in rain-related incidents in northern India

At least 18 people were killed and 36 others injured in rain-related incidents in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, officials said Wednesday. The casualties were reported from 10 districts across the state in the past 36 hours.   “Some 18 people have died and 36 injured due to heavy rains and flooding in the state since Monday night, ...

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