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Arizona Congressman Blasts Siblings Who Endorsed Opponent Six siblings of U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar have urged voters to cast their ballots against the Arizona Republican in November in an unusual political ad sponsored by the rival candidate. The television ad from Democrat David Brill combines video interviews with
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Comcast Outbids Fox With $40B Offer for Sky Comcast beat Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox in the battle for Sky after offering 30.6 billion pounds ($40 billion) for the British broadcaster, in a dramatic auction to decide the fate of the pay-television group. U.S. cable giant Comcast bid 1
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Maldives Leader Expected to Cement Grip on Power in Election Maldives President Abdulla Yameen is expected to cement his grip on power in an election on Sunday that opposition and international groups have criticized for a lack of transparency and the suppression of dissent. The Indian Ocean nation of 400,000 peopl
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Report: Ex-White House Aide Revises Flynn Conversation Account An ex-White House official has revised a previous statement by telling investigators that former national security adviser Michael Flynn may have referred to sanctions when they discussed his calls with a former Russian envoy, The Washington Post reported
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Pirates Kidnap 12 From Swiss Vessel Off Nigeria, Shipper Says Pirates kidnapped 12 crew members from a Swiss merchant vessel on Saturday in Nigerian waters, the ship's operator said in a statement. Massoel Shipping, operator of MV Glarus, said the vessel, with 19 crew members aboard and carrying wheat, was traveling
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US-China Tensions Rise as Beijing Summons US Ambassador Tensions between China and the United States escalated Saturday as China's Foreign Ministry summoned U.S. Ambassador to China Terry Branstad to issue a harsh protest against U.S. sanctions set for the purchase of Russian fighter jets and surface-to-air mi
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Kavanaugh Accuser Agrees to Testify A woman who has accused U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault has agreed to testify before a Senate panel next week, but details of her appearance have not been finalized, her lawyers said Saturday. U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee C
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Pakistan Says Gunfight With 'Terrorists' Kills 7 Troops Pakistan said Saturday an intense gunfight with militants near the border with Afghanistan has killed seven soldiers, including an officer. The clash in North Waziristan erupted while security forces were conducting a counter-terrorism operation based on
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Tanzania Ferry Accident Toll Climbs to 167 The death toll rose to 167 and one survivor was reportedly rescued Saturday from the ferry boat that capsized in Tanzania's Lake Victory on Thursday. Tanzanian officials continued their search inside the overturned vessel for a third day Saturday as an in
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Campaigns Start in Cameroon's Presidential Poll Campaigning for Cameroon's October 7 presidential election officially begun Saturday. Opposition parties have failed to agree on a single candidate to face incumbent President Paul Biya and are suspicious of each other as they maneuver to unseat the man w
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