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Latest deadly quake, volcanic ash spread alarm in Mexico

A magnitude 6.2 earthquake that shook Mexico on Saturday was blamed for five deaths, spreading fear among a people reeling from multiple natural disasters and interrupting the hunt for survivors from a larger tremor earlier this week. read more

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How Germany’s Social Democratic Party lost the youth vote

The youth office in the headquarters of the Social Democratic Party in central Berlin – known as Willy Brandt Haus, after the late SPD chancellor and Nobel Peace Prize winner – was not a happy place in the week before Germany’s federal election. read more

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Trump administration preparing to ease rules on drone strikes: report

The Trump administration is preparing to relax Obama-era rules on drone strikes and commando raids, paving the way for more frequent operations against Islamic State and other militant groups, the New York Times reported on Thursday, citing officials familiar with the internal deliberations. read more

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Truck driver in alleged Texas human smuggling case faces additional charges

The driver of a semitrailer found outside a San Antonio Walmart in July packed with immigrants, including 10 who died, faces additional charges in the smuggling case and another defendant has now been charged, federal officials said Wednesday. read more

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Trudeau urges world leaders to work together with ‘renewed commitment’

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is warning that long-standing international order is being tested, calling on world leaders to renew their commitment to global alliances such as NATO and multilateral bodies like the United Nations. read more

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Suu Kyi says Myanmar does Not fear Global scrutiny, condemns all rights Offenses

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi is protecting her country against international criticism over an exodus of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims by stating the majority of their villages remain intact, and that it is important to know why conflict didn’t break out everywhere. read more

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U.K. cites Chinese-Canadian billionaire Xiao Jianhua’s apparent abduction in report on Hong Kong

The British government has cited the apparent abduction of Chinese-Canadian billionaire Xiao Jianhua in a new report which highlights concerns about possible abuses of individual rights and freedoms in Hong Kong, the semi-autonomous former British colony. read more

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Palestine’s Hamas says ready for talks with Fatah, elections

Palestine’s Hamas group has agreed to talks with rival Fatah movement, to dissolve the Gaza administrative committee and hold general elections as a means to execute a deal to end their long-running feud, the team said in a statement on Sunday. read more

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Senate judiciary committee Believes subpoenas for Manafort, FBI officials

The Senate Judiciary Committee is contemplating issuing subpoenas to President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman and two FBI officials near stunt director James Comey included in the panel’s investigation into Russian infantry in the 2016 elections. read more

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‘The last of our kind’: Maintaining the Planet’s ancient crafts

At a time when nearly everything is done at high speed, and cellphones and computers are ubiquitous, Paul Wright stands out as a throw-back to an early age.

Mr. Wright is one of only two individuals in Britain who know how to make parchment and vellum, writing material made from animal skins that has been used for centuries to document texts like the Domesday Book, the Magna Carta and the Dead Sea scrolls. He runs a small company northwest of London known as William Cowley Ltd., which employs the nation’s only other parchment maker, and provides the rare product to royal families, governments, universities and religious institutions around the world that still use it for important documents. read more

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