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China forex regulator tells staff to take graft fight seriously

BEIJING (Reuters) – China's foreign exchange regulator has urged its officials to take seriously the ruling Communist Party's fight against corruption & follow rules closely, the regulator said in a…

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Chinese support on climate change 'essential,' Hollande says

French President Francois Hollande said on Monday that Chinese support was "essential" to reaching an effective deal at the forthcoming climate alter conference in Paris, as he began a visit…

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Erdogan hails AKP poll win as 'vote for stability'

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has hailed his party's election victory as a vote for "unity & integrity" after the ruling Justice & Development Party (AKP) took back a majority…

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Iraq combats cholera with massive vaccination campaign

Iraq is carrying out a major vaccination campaign to combat a cholera outbreak that has infected more than 2,200 people, the health ministry said on Sunday. The campaign, focused on…

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Kurdish forces prepare for battle to retake Iraq's Sinjar

By Isabel Coles ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) – Kurdish forces are massing in northwest Iraq for an offensive to retake the town of Sinjar from Islamic State militants who overran it…

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Fishing main hurdle to Antarctic marine reserves: Australia

Access to fishing was the main stumbling block to agreement on two vast marine reserves in Antarctica, the head of the Australian delegation to international talks said Saturday. The Commission…

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Spanish couple convicted of murdering adopted Chinese daughter

A Spanish court on Friday convicted a couple of drugging & suffocating their 12-year-old adopted Chinese daughter, in a case that has drawn the attention of Beijing. Rosario Porto, a…

Things to know about Southern California's Santa Ana winds

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California's first Santa Ana wind event of the season was forecast to occur Thursday night & Friday by the National Weather Service. A look at…

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U.S. believes Russian bombing in Syria hit hospital – State Department

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States has "operational information" that leads U.S. officials to believe Russian military aircraft hit a hospital while carrying out bombing raids in Syria, the State…

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Nokia beats estimates and returns cash, Alcatel deal on track

By Jussi Rosendahl & Leila Abboud HELSINKI/PARIS (Reuters) – Finnish network equipment maker Nokia reported stronger-than-expected quarterly profits as growth in China offset weaker demand in other key markets, &…