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Pro-Beijing groups tear down Hong Kong's protest walls, raising risk of clashes

World News - Fri, 2019-09-20 22:48
Groups of China supporters pulled down "Lennon Walls" of anti-government protest messages across Hong Kong on Saturday, raising the possibility of clashes with democracy supporters and another weekend of trouble.
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New England Patriots release Antonio Brown, who faces rape allegation

World News - Fri, 2019-09-20 22:41
NFL star wide receiver Antonio Brown, who has been accused of rape by his former personal trainer, was released on Friday by the New England Patriots, the team said less than two weeks after signing the prolific pass-catcher to a contract.
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U.S. trade regulators approve some Apple tariff exemptions amid broader reprieve

World News - Fri, 2019-09-20 21:42
U.S. trade regulators on Friday approved 10 out of 15 requests for tariff exemptions filed by Apple Inc amid a broader reprieve on levies on computer parts, according to a public docket published by the U.S. Trade Representative and a Federal Register notice.
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United States sending troops to bolster Saudi defenses after attack

World News - Fri, 2019-09-20 21:36
U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday approved sending American troops to bolster Saudi Arabia's air and missile defenses after the largest-ever attack on the kingdom's oil facilities, which Washington has squarely blamed on Iran.
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Media visit Saudi oil plant damaged in strike blamed on Iran

World News - Fri, 2019-09-20 21:36
Saudi Arabia on Friday took media on a tour of oil facilities damaged by attacks that Washington and Riyadh blame on Iran, showing melted pipes and burnt equipment, as Tehran vowed wide retaliation if heightened tensions boil over into hostilities.
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U.S. sanctions Iran's central bank, fund after Saudi oil attack

World News - Fri, 2019-09-20 21:36
The United States on Friday imposed another round of sanctions on Tehran, including on Iran's central bank and a development fund, following last week's attacks on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia that Riyadh and U.S. officials have blamed on Iran.
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Hopes for trade breakthrough fade as China cancels U.S. farm visits

World News - Fri, 2019-09-20 21:28
A U.S.-China trade deal appeared elusive on Friday after Chinese officials unexpectedly canceled a visit to farms in Montana and Nebraska as deputy trade negotiators wrapped up two days of negotiations in Washington.
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Inspired by Greta Thunberg, worldwide protest demands climate action

World News - Fri, 2019-09-20 21:24
Millions of young people flooded the streets of cities around the world on Friday to demand political leaders take urgent steps to stop climate change, uniting in a worldwide protest inspired by 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg.
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Facebook suspends tens of thousands of apps in response to Cambridge Analytica row

World News - Fri, 2019-09-20 21:08
Facebook Inc said on Friday it has suspended tens of thousands of apps on the social networking platform, as part of the company's ongoing app developer investigation it began in March 2018 in response to the Cambridge Analytica row.
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U.S. says it will help El Salvador handle more asylum seekers

World News - Fri, 2019-09-20 21:06
The United States and El Salvador on Friday agreed to attempt to reduce the flow of migrants arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border by strengthening El Salvador's capacity to provide for asylum seekers, but did not detail any concrete actions.
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In Nevada desert, Area 51 raid lures festive UFO hunters; three arrested

World News - Fri, 2019-09-20 21:06
UFO enthusiasts drawn by alien-themed festivities continued to pour into rural Nevada on Friday near the Area 51 U.S. military base, but fears of a mass raid on the remote site or a public safety crisis proved unfounded, with only three people arrested.
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Fund managers gird for long trade war after FedEx slide

World News - Fri, 2019-09-20 21:01
A profit warning and muted outlook from package delivery company FedEx Corp is prompting some high-profile fund managers to prepare for the trade war between the United States and China to last longer than many had originally anticipated.
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China, U.S. had 'constructive' trade talks in Washington: Xinhua

World News - Fri, 2019-09-20 21:00
China and the United States had "constructive" discussions on trade in Washington, state news agency Xinhua said on Saturday.
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Trump pressured Ukraine president to investigate Biden: reports

World News - Fri, 2019-09-20 20:45
U.S. President Donald Trump repeatedly pressured Ukraine's president to investigate Joe Biden, one of Trump's chief political rivals, in a July phone call, according to reports on Friday by the Wall Street Journal and other U.S. media outlets.
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Wall Street drops after China cancels trip to Montana farmland

World News - Fri, 2019-09-20 20:18
Wall Street dropped on Friday, and also finished the week lower, after a Chinese agriculture delegation canceled a planned visit to Montana, dampening optimism about U.S.-China trade talks.
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Delaware judge says Tesla board must face trial over Musk's mega-pay package

World News - Fri, 2019-09-20 19:55
A Delaware judge ruled on Friday that Tesla Inc's board of directors must defend at a trial Chief Executive Elon Musk's multibillion dollar pay package, which a shareholder lawsuit said unjustly enriched the head of the electric vehicle company.
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Brazilian climate strikers take aim at Bolsonaro for Amazon fires

World News - Fri, 2019-09-20 19:53
Thousands of Brazilians demanded action on climate change on Friday, taking aim in nationwide protests at President Jair Bolsonaro who they say is allowing fires to destroy the Amazon rainforest, worsening the environmental crisis.
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Prince Harry, Meghan, Ivanka Trump attend designer's Rome wedding

World News - Fri, 2019-09-20 19:46
Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan joined an array of celebrities on Friday for the glitzy wedding of fashion designer Misha Nonoo at a 17th century Italian villa overlooking the city of Rome.
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Canada's Freeland says she has full confidence in PM Trudeau as leader

World News - Fri, 2019-09-20 19:36
Canada's Foreign Minister Chyrstia Freeland said on Friday that though she was "troubled and disappointed" by images of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in blackface, she had full confidence in his leadership of the party.
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Canada's Trudeau pledges assault rifle ban, pivots campaign amid blackface scandal

World News - Fri, 2019-09-20 19:36
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, embroiled in a blackface picture scandal, on Friday pledged to ban military-style assault rifles in the country's most ethnically diverse city in a bid to get his campaign back on issue.
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