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Tillerson: US supports Afghan peace talks that result in Taliban 'legitimacy'

Preview Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the US is ready to help negotiate a peace deal between Taliban militants and the Afghan government that would give the Taliban "political legitimacy."
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Posted: August 22, 2017, 2:06 am

Aussie university professor forced to apologize for ‘inaccurate’ China-India border map

Preview The lingering Sino-Indian border spat spilled over into Sydney University campus, where outraged Chinese students made an IT lecturer apologize over the use of an outdated map listing a contested border area as part of India’s territory.
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Posted: August 22, 2017, 1:08 am

'We won't talk troop numbers': Trump vows 'clear definition of victory' in Afghanistan (VIDEO)

Preview President Donald Trump will loosen the rules of engagement for US troops in Afghanistan, but did not specify any changes in numbers of troops during his national address on the war at the Army's Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, next to Arlington National Cemetery.
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Posted: August 22, 2017, 1:04 am

LA jury awards record $417mn in lawsuit linking J&J baby powder to cancer

Preview A jury in Los Angeles, California, has ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay a record $417 million to a woman who claimed the talc in the company’s iconic baby powder caused her ovarian cancer.
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Posted: August 22, 2017, 12:48 am

Syrian family names daughter in honor of Angela Merkel

Preview A Syrian family in Germany have named their newborn baby Angela Merkel Mohammed to honor the country's Chancellor and her open-door policy toward refugees from the war-torn country.
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Posted: August 22, 2017, 12:43 am

2017 Solar eclipse: Best social media pictures & videos

Preview The August 21 solar eclipse has left millions of Americans with a cosmic memory which will last a lifetime. A seemingly unending stream of photos and videos have been uploaded to social media throughout the day. RT takes a look at some of the best.
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Posted: August 21, 2017, 9:39 pm

German Foreign Ministry pokes fun at Breitbart over Lukas Podolski gaffe

Preview Germans are not generally known for their sense of humor, but the Foreign Ministry has gone some way to counter that stereotype by poking fun at right-wing US media outlet Breitbart.
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Posted: August 21, 2017, 8:56 pm

Lebanese Army seizes large weapons cache from ISIS (PHOTOS)

Preview After searching areas recently liberated from ISIS along the Syria-Lebanon border, the Lebanese army has uncovered a large amount of weapons, ranging from factory-made missiles to crude homemade devices, the army said, releasing photos of the spoils.
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Posted: August 21, 2017, 8:56 pm

Solar eclipse drives American social media bananas

Preview The long awaited solar eclipse has finally arrived and eager stargazers have taken to social media to share their delight at witnessing this cosmic ballet they’ve waited almost a century to see.
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Posted: August 21, 2017, 8:41 pm

1 dead as 3.6 earthquake shatters buildings near Naples, Italy (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Preview An earthquake with a reported magnitude of 3.6 struck a popular tourist spot near the Ischia volcano in Italy on Monday evening. Images from the area show people being helped out of badly damaged buildings.
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Posted: August 21, 2017, 8:30 pm

Rough seas: Alarming trend of US Navy ships involved in collisions in 2017

Preview US Navy warships were involved in four major accidents this year, more than any other year since the turn of the century. The Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Admiral John Richardson has ordered an "operational pause" and a probe of all fleet activity.
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Posted: August 21, 2017, 8:29 pm

Trump likely to approve modest troop increase for Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump is likely to open the door to a modest increase in U.S. troop numbers in Afghanistan when he lays out his strategy on Monday for America's longest military conflict, U.S. officials said.
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Posted: August 21, 2017, 7:59 pm

Solar eclipse 2017: Donald Trump looks directly at the Sun

The US president couldn't resist taking a sneaky peek without his protective glasses.
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Posted: August 21, 2017, 7:53 pm

Clashes in Quebec as protesters block far right anti-immigrant demo (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

Preview Anti-fascist protesters against an anti-illegal immigration rally by far right group La Meute (The Wolf Pack) in Quebec City pelted police, who were attempting to keep the two groups from fighting with fireworks, beer bottles and smoke bombs Sunday.
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Posted: August 21, 2017, 7:51 pm

Chile court ruling ends abortion ban; new law allows in limited cases

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - A Chilean court on Monday ruled that a law legalizing abortion in certain cases is constitutional, a win for President Michelle Bachelet's center-left coalition and for groups that have campaigned for years against the country's strict ban.
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Posted: August 21, 2017, 7:48 pm

'Wave of destruction': Columbus monument vandalized in Baltimore (VIDEO)

Preview Activists in Baltimore, Maryland took a sledgehammer to one of the oldest monuments to Christopher Columbus in the US, blaming the European explorer for racism, murder, genocide and slavery in the Americas.
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Posted: August 21, 2017, 7:47 pm

Solar eclipse: See it in 60 seconds

A Nasa telescope captures the total solar eclipse as it passes over the western US state of Oregon.
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Posted: August 21, 2017, 7:45 pm

Spanish police track down, shoot dead Barcelona attacker

SUBIRATS, Spain (Reuters) - Spanish police on Monday shot dead an Islamist militant who killed 13 people with a van in Barcelona last week, ending a five-day manhunt for the perpetrator of Spain's deadliest attack in over a decade.
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Posted: August 21, 2017, 7:42 pm

Rocket strikes downtown Kabul

KABUL (Reuters) - A rocket struck the heart of Kabul's government and diplomatic area on Monday night, setting off alarms and sirens at foreign embassies, but there were no immediate reports of casualties.
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Posted: August 21, 2017, 7:31 pm

Venezuela prepares world summit to defend new legislative body

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela is preparing an international summit to rally support for an all-powerful lawmaking body, whose recent creation drew widespread foreign condemnation as a power grab by leftist President Nicolas Maduro.
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Posted: August 21, 2017, 7:30 pm

Solar eclipse 2017: Americans gaze at sky spectacular

Skywatchers in the US are treated to a spectacular coast-to-coast eclipse.
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Posted: August 21, 2017, 7:22 pm

Texas man charged with trying to bomb Houston Confederate statue

Preview A man captured while trying to blow up a Confederate monument in Houston, Texas on Saturday has been charged with a federal crime. Andrew Cecil Schneck tried to drink the liquid explosives when he was approached by officers, the police said.
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Posted: August 21, 2017, 7:17 pm

Ten sailors missing after U.S. warship, tanker collide near Singapore

SINGAPORE/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ten U.S. sailors were missing after a collision between a destroyer and a tanker near Singapore on Monday, the second involving a U.S. warship and a merchant ship in Asia in about two months, triggering a fleet-wide probe of operations and training.
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Posted: August 21, 2017, 7:16 pm

Finnish intelligence received tip-off on Moroccan stabbing suspect

By Jussi Rosendahl, Lefteris Karagiannopoulos and Tuomas Forsell
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Posted: August 21, 2017, 7:01 pm

US Navy orders 'operational pause' after collision

The inquiry will look at "all related accidents at sea", US Defence Secretary James Mattis says.
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Posted: August 21, 2017, 6:51 pm

Danish Crown Prince Frederik 'denied entry to Australian pub'

The royal was turned away because he and his entourage did not have proper identification.
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Posted: August 21, 2017, 6:42 pm

Angolans vote to replace long-serving president

Angola votes for a new president who will replace a man who has been in power since 1979.
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Posted: August 21, 2017, 6:33 pm

Lebanese army finds anti-aircraft missiles in Islamic State cache

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's army found anti-aircraft missiles among with a cache of weapons in an area abandoned by Islamic State militants, it said on Monday.
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Posted: August 21, 2017, 6:28 pm

Barcelona attack: Van driver shot dead by police

An extensive manhunt was under way for 22-year-old Younes Abouyaaqoub.
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Posted: August 21, 2017, 6:19 pm

Qatar criticizes Saudi over haj planes offer

DOHA (Reuters) - Qatar has criticized an offer by Saudi Arabia to convey Qataris to the haj pilgrimage on the kingdom's national carrier, Saudi Arabia Airlines, rather than allowing Qatar's airline or others to fly them to the Islamic rite in Mecca.
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Posted: August 21, 2017, 6:08 pm

Hamburg player out for 7 months after rupturing knee ligament in goal celebration gone wrong (VIDEO)

Preview Hamburg’s Nicolai Muller is facing seven months on the sidelines after his goal celebration resulted in a reputed anterior cruciate ligament at the weekend.
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Posted: August 21, 2017, 5:54 pm

Fast and furious: Chess regains popularity with intense, quicker games

Preview Interest in chess has been growing in the US and Russia since the intense showdown between Magnus Carlsen and Sergey Karjakin, says Russian grandmaster Alexander Riazantsev. He talked to RT about the future of the mind sport and the players to watch.
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Posted: August 21, 2017, 5:48 pm

Tehran demands US pay $245mn to Iraq-Iran war chemical weapons victims

Preview An Iranian court has issued a ruling demanding that the US pay $245 million to more than a dozen victims of chemical attacks carried out by Saddam Hussein's forces during the Iran-Iraqi war of 1980-1988.
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Posted: August 21, 2017, 5:38 pm

Pyongyang calls U.S.-South Korean war games a step to nuclear war

SEOUL (Reuters) - The United States and South Korean began long-planned joint military exercises on Monday, heightening tensions with North Korea which called the drills a "reckless" step toward nuclear conflict.
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Posted: August 21, 2017, 5:33 pm

Afghan amputee basketball team aim for international competition despite conflict (VIDEO)

Preview An Afghan wheelchair basketball team consisting almost entirely of landmine victim amputees have set their sights on one day competing in international competitions.
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Posted: August 21, 2017, 5:29 pm

Morocco bus sexual assault: Four arrested over attack

Four men are arrested in Casablanca, after a video emerged showing a woman being assaulted on a bus.
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Posted: August 21, 2017, 5:28 pm

'Symbols of subjugation': University of Texas removes Confederate monuments

Preview In the latest chapter of the denunciation of Confederate monuments across the US, the University of Texas has removed several statues from its campus in Austin during the night, calling them "symbols of subjugation" revered by white supremacists.
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Posted: August 21, 2017, 5:15 pm

South Korean forces simulate terror attack

Security forces rehearse their response to hostage and biochemical attacks in annual drills.
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Posted: August 21, 2017, 5:14 pm

Turku attack suspect lived in Germany, was denied asylum in Finland

Preview Further details have emerged about an 18-year-old Moroccan accused of killing two people and injuring eight others in the Finnish city of Turku last week. The suspect temporarily lived in Germany before heading to Finland, where he was denied asylum.
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Posted: August 21, 2017, 5:07 pm

Gustavo Dudamel: Venezuela star conductor's tour cancelled

Gustavo Dudamel confirms his US tour with Venezuela's National Youth Orchestra has been cancelled.
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Posted: August 21, 2017, 5:01 pm

Dutch Pegida group lock door to Muslim primary school (PHOTOS)

Preview Students at an Islamic primary school in the Dutch city of Leiden were due to return from their summer holidays on Monday, but were unable to enter the building as it had been locked by anti-Islam group Pegida.
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Posted: August 21, 2017, 4:35 pm

Britain splurges on warships, subs & drones… but may cut troops to plug £30bn black hole

Preview The British military could see its troop numbers slashed again to fund spending on state-of-the-art warships, submarines and unmanned drones, it has been revealed.
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Posted: August 21, 2017, 4:26 pm

US Navy announces 'operational pause' after McCain incident

Preview The US Navy has called for an “operational pause” in all fleets following the collision of the guided missile destroyer USS John S McCain with a merchant ship off Singapore. The Navy also ordered a review of “root causes” of a series of incidents at sea.
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Posted: August 21, 2017, 3:52 pm

Oh Cod! Could Britain sacrifice its fish stocks to secure Brexit trade deal?

Preview A fresh cabinet split has emerged as top Tory MPs clash over whether to use fishing rights as a Brexit negotiating pawn.
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Posted: August 21, 2017, 3:46 pm

'Killer robot' ban at UN demanded by Elon Musk & 115 other tech leaders (PHOTOS)

Preview Leaders in the fields of artificial intelligence and robotics have signed an open letter calling on the United Nations to ban the use of lethal autonomous weapons, or ‘killer robots,’ similar to the prohibition on land mines, firebombs and chemical weapons.
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Posted: August 21, 2017, 3:44 pm

‘Almost lynched’: IDF soldiers attacked by Israeli youths who 'mistook them for Arabs'

Preview One teenager and two off-duty IDF soldiers were attacked by a group of Israeli youths, who allegedly shouted "you are Arabs" while hitting them with a hookah pipe in a public park in a northern Israeli town.
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Posted: August 21, 2017, 3:37 pm

Catholic Church ‘exploits legal loophole’ to avoid compensating child sex victims – report

Preview The Catholic Church and local authorities have come under fire for reportedly exploiting a loophole known as the “consent” defense to avoid paying compensation to children who have been sexually abused by members of the clergy.
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Posted: August 21, 2017, 3:37 pm

Perfect knee shot wins KO of the night bonus at ACB 67 in Chechnya (VIDEO)

Preview This is the moment Russian MMA lightweight Alexandr ‘Peresvet’ Shabliy landed a perfect knee shot to knock down his opponent at ACB 67, which took place over the weekend in Grozny, Chechen Republic.
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Posted: August 21, 2017, 3:23 pm

James Dresnok, last US soldier to defect to N Korea, dies

James Dresnok was believed to be the last living US soldier to defect, crossing the DMZ in 1962.
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Posted: August 21, 2017, 3:04 pm

Breitbart forced to apologize for confusing jet-skiing World Cup-winner with illegal migrant

Preview Right-wing news outlet Breitbart has apologized after it published a photograph of German footballer Lukas Podolski, claiming he was an illegal migrant traveling by jet-ski from Morocco to Spain.
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Posted: August 21, 2017, 3:00 pm

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