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North Korea appears to bolster defenses after flight by U.S. bombers as rhetoric escalates

SEOUL/BEIJING (Reuters) - North Korea appears to have boosted defenses on its east coast, South Korea's Yonhap news agency said on Tuesday, after the North said U.S. President Donald Trump had declared war and that it would shoot down U.S. bombers flying near the peninsula. Learn More


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Exclusive: Mexico unlikely to find more quake survivors, emergency chief says

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico will search another three days beneath the rubble for possible survivors of the September 19 earthquake even though it is unlikely rescuers will find anyone alive, the country's chief of emergency services said on Monday. More »


Rights group accuses Myanmar of crimes against humanity

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar is committing crimes against humanity in its campaign against Muslim insurgents in Rakhine state, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday, and it called for the U.N. Security Council to impose sanctions and an arms embargo. More »


Iraq refuses to discuss Kurdish independence after referendum

ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - The Iraqi government ruled out talks on possible secession for Kurdish-held parts of northern Iraq on Tuesday after a referendum on independence showed strong support for a split. More »


Mexico in three-day countdown to search for earthquake survivors

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Rescuers are unlikely to find any more survivors of Mexico's earthquake still buried in the ruins and will cease operations to find them at the end of Thursday, the emergency services chief said. More »


Putin, Merkel hold phone call after German polls: Kremlin

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has spoken over the phone to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, congratulating her on the victory by a loyal bloc of parties in Germany's parliamentary polls, the Kremlin said in a statement on Tuesday. More »


Russia builds bridge to move troops across Syria's Euphrates river: TV

(Reuters) - The Russian military has built a bridge across the Euphrates river near Deir al-Zor to move troops and vehicles to the other side to support a Syrian army offensive, Russian TV reported on Tuesday, showing footage of trucks moving across the bridge. More »


Iraqi soldiers join Turkish exercises near shared border: witness

HABUR, Turkey (Reuters) - Iraqi soldiers joined Turkish troops for military exercises in southeast Turkey near the border with Iraq on Tuesday, a Reuters witness said, as the two countries coordinate steps in response to the Iraqi Kurdish independence referendum. More »


Palestinian gunman kills three Israeli guards at West Bank settlement

HAR ADAR, West Bank (Reuters) - A Palestinian man with security clearance to work at a Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank opened fire at a checkpoint on Tuesday, killing two Israeli security guards and a paramilitary policeman. More »


Kenyan police use tear gas, batons to disperse opposition protesters

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenyan police used tear gas and batons on Tuesday to disperse protesters in the capital Nairobi calling for election officials to be prosecuted and sacked before a re-run of a contested presidential vote. More »


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