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Golfers encounter venomous cobra on Taiwan golf course
Ben HooperTAIPEI, Taiwan, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- A Taiwan golfer posted a video of a tense encounter with a venomous cobra guarding its patch of grass on a course before being struck by a ball.
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Two North Carolina men arrested for hacking into U.S. government accounts
Ed AdamczykALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Two members of a hacking group called "Crackas With Attitude" were arrested and charged with breaking into U.S. government computer accounts and systems.
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Justin Timberlake's concert movie to stream on Netflix in October
Karen ButlerBEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Sept. 9 (UPI) -- "Justin Timberlake + The Tennessee Kids" is to begin streaming on Netflix next month after its debut at the Toronto International Film Festival.
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Son of Sweden's Prince Carl Philip christened in Stockholm
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - The son of Sweden's Prince Carl Philip and his wife Princess Sofia was christened at a ceremony in the royal palace chapel in Stockholm on Friday.
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Norway's PM attacks Facebook 'censorship' over Vietnam photo
OSLO (Reuters) - Norway's prime minister accused Facebook Inc on Friday of censorship after it deleted an iconic Vietnam War era news photograph of a naked girl fleeing a napalm attack from pages, including her own.
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Turkey has informed Germany that lawmakers can visit air base, Foreign minister says
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey has informed the German government that a group of its lawmakers are allowed to visit the Incirlik Air Base in southern Turkey at the beginning of October, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Friday.
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Kylie Jenner shows off 'promise ring' from Tyga
Annie MartinLOS ANGELES, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Kylie Jenner joked about her future engagement ring while flashing the enormous sparkler boyfriend Tyga got her over the summer.
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Leonardo to team with Algerian MOD for helicopter production
Geoff ZiezulewiczROME, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Leonardo-Finmeccanica has inked a deal with Algeria's Ministry of Defense for helicopter production, the company announced Friday.
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Russian Helicopters to provide support for Thai, Indonesian air forces
Geoff ZiezulewiczMOSCOW, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Russian Helicopters has signed supply contracts to provide support services for the Thai and Indonesian air forces, the company announced this week.
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Dozens held as teachers protest suspensions in Turkey's southeast, union says
DIYARBAKIR (Reuters) - Turkish police detained dozens of people and used water cannon on Friday to disperse several hundred teachers demonstrating against their suspension from classrooms in the largely Kurdish city of Diyarbakir, union sources said and TV footage showed.
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North Korea announces 'successful' fifth nuclear test
Elizabeth ShimSEOUL, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- North Korea announced Friday that it had successfully completed a test of a nuclear warhead.
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Global airport traffic up 6.4 percent in 2015, fastest rate since 2010
MONTREAL (Reuters) - Global airport traffic grew at its fastest rate last year since 2010, rising 6.4 percent to 7.2 billion passengers, according to data published on Friday by an international trade association representing airports.
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U.N. says U.S.-Russia talks on Syria crucial as aid stops rolling in
GENEVA (Reuters) - The Syrian government has effectively stopped aid convoys this month and the besieged city of Aleppo is close to running out of fuel, making U.S.-Russian peace talks in Geneva on Friday even more urgent, the United Nations said.
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Deaths reported in clashes between rival Boko Haram factions
Ed AdamczykMONGUNO , Nigeria, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Several people were reported killed in sectarian battles within the Nigerian insurgent group Boko Haram, sources said
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Mosul battle plans ready, could be concluded by year-end - Kurdish leader
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Military plans to retake Mosul from Islamic State are ready and the northern Iraqi city might be recaptured before the end of the year, the president of Iraq's autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) said on Friday.
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At least 4 dead in Spain passenger train derailment
Amy R. ConnollyMADRID, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- At least four people died and up to 50 were injured when a passenger train derailed in Galicia in northern Spain.
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Syrian army secures road to Aleppo: state TV
BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian army secured a road into the government-held side of Aleppo that was captured by rebels last month and was expected to soon open it for civilians, state-owned al-Ikhbariya TV reported on Friday.
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Meryl Streep, JJ Abrams team up for TV series
Sarah MuléLOS ANGELES, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Meryl Streep and JJ Abrams are reportedly teaming up for a Warner Bros. TV adaptation of the bestselling book, "The Nix."
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Turkish air strikes destroy four targets in northern Syria: military
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish air strikes destroyed four stationary targets in northern Syria on Friday, the military said in a statement, as it continues attacks against militants in the region.
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Russia bolsters military force in Crimea: Ifax
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia has formed a "self-sufficient military group" in Crimea capable of repelling attempts to seize the peninsula, Interfax news agency quoted the Defence Ministry as saying on Friday.
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Arrested militants planned attack on Paris railway station, France says
PARIS (Reuters) - Three women arrested in connection with a car loaded with gas cylinders found in a side road near Notre Dame cathedral had been planning an attack on a Paris railway station, the French interior ministry said.
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Top Syrian militant killed in airstrike near Aleppo
Shawn PriceALEPPO, Syria, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- A top Syrian militant has been killed in an airstrike on a meeting of militant leaders near Aleppo, rebel sources said.
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At least 2 dead in Spain passenger train derailment
Amy R. ConnollyMADRID, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- At least two people died when a passenger train derailed in Galicia in northern Spain.
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Top Syrian militant killed in air raid near Aleppo
Shawn PriceALEPPO, Syria, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- A top Syrian militant has been killed in an air strike on a meeting of militant leaders near Aleppo, rebel sources said.
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Cambodian critic of PM Hun Sen sentenced to jail in absentia
PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - A Cambodian court on Friday sentenced opposition leader Kem Sokha to five months in jail in absentia amid what activists say is a crackdown on critics of Prime Minister Hun Sen ahead of local and general elections.
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Britain's UKIP denies ex-leader Farage has been offered a show by Russian TV
LONDON (Reuters) - The UK Independence Party on Friday denied a newspaper report that its former leader, Nigel Farage, had been offered his own television show by a Russian state-funded broadcaster.
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At least two dead as train derails in northern Spain
MADRID (Reuters) - At least two people have died after a train derailed in Galicia, in northern Spain, a spokesman for the local emergency services said on Friday.
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Colombia's Santos says peace deal will pass, more war a disaster
BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombians are sure to approve a peace deal with Marxist FARC rebels in a referendum next month because they see the enormous economic opportunity and know renewed war would be a "catastrophe," President Juan Manuel Santos told Reuters.
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Trapped Mont Blanc cable car passengers on way to safety
LYON, France (Reuters) - Rescuers were bringing 33 people trapped overnight in cable cars high over the glaciers of Mont Blanc to an altitude station on Friday morning after the tangled cables were repaired, the cable car operator said.
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NATO chief says welcomes Turkey's efforts against Islamic State: NTV
ANKARA (Reuters) - NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Friday he welcomed Turkey's efforts against Islamic State and that Ankara had a right to defend itself.
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Chicago Bears WR Kevin White limited by hamstring injury
The Sports Xchange Kevin White's long-awaited debut could be on hold for another week.
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Kerry tries again with Lavrov on Syria; U.S. warns patience not infinite
GENEVA (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry flew into Geneva on Friday for a new round of talks with Russia on a Syrian ceasefire, with U.S. officials saying they believed a deal was still possible, but warning that the talks could not go on forever.
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Jacksonville Jaguars DE Jared Odrick sits with concussion
The Sports Xchange Defensive end Jared Odrick was diagnosed with a concussion on Thursday.
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Car with gas cylinders found near Paris cathedral on Saturday: police
PARIS (Reuters) - A car containing several gas cylinders was discovered close to the Notre-Dame cathedral in central Paris last Saturday night and its owner, now in custody, is on an intelligence services watchlist of people suspected of religious radicalization, police officials said.
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World Briefs: Suspicious car brings arrests
PARIS — Two brothers and their girlfriends were in custody Thursday in connection with a car full of gas cylinders that was illegally parked for four days in Paris, authorities said.
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AP deletes Clinton Foundation tweet
The Twitter message was about an AP analysis of Clinton's meetings while secretary of State.         
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North Korea earthquake believed to be nuclear test
SEOUL (Reuters) - A seismic event in North Korea on Friday morning measured by the U.S. Geological Survey with a magnitude of 5.3 appeared to be a nuclear test, South Korea's meteorological agency said.
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North Korea 'artificial earthquake' could signal nuclear test
An "artificial earthquake" was detected in North Korea early Friday, according to South Korea's largest news service. Yonhap News Agency reported that the earthquake was of a 5-magnitude. North Korea is not on any of the major earthquake fault lines, which suggests that North Korea may have conducted another nuclear ...
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Magnitude 5.3 seismic event in North Korea: USGS
(Reuters - The U.S. Geological Survey reported a 5.3-magnitude seismic event in North Korea on Friday, near a nuclear test site in the northeastern part of the county.
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UB40 backs UK opposition leader Corbyn in leadership contest
LONDON (Reuters) - British 1970s reggae band UB40 is backing Jeremy Corbyn in his campaign to be re-elected as leader of the opposition Labour party, calling the left-wing leader "incorruptible" and welcoming his commitment to the arts.
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Report: Natalie Portman is pregnant with her second child
Karen ButlerLOS ANGELES, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Oscar-winning actress Natalie Portman is pregnant with her second child.
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Mexico's new finance minister spurns Donald Trump
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's new finance minister on Thursday delivered a stern reproach to Donald Trump, saying the only thing he agreed on with the U.S. Republican presidential candidate was that his predecessor in the ministry was an excellent public servant.
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AP deletes Clinton tweet from two weeks ago
The Twitter message was about an AP analysis of Clinton's meetings while secretary of State.         
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Top commander of former Nusra group killed in aerial raid in Syria: rebel sources
AMMAN (Reuters) - The top military commander of the militant Jabhat Fateh al Sham, a former al Qaeda offshoot in Syria, was killed in an aerial raid that targeted a meeting of the group's leaders, two rebel sources said on Thursday.
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U.S. military ship changes course after Iran vessel interaction: U.S. officials
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A vessel from Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps came within 100 yards of a U.S. military ship in the central Gulf on Sept. 4, two U.S. Defense Department officials told Reuters on Tuesday.
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Kerry to meet Lavrov about Syria in Geneva on Friday
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will meet Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Geneva on Friday in an effort to move toward a political agreement to end the Syrian civil war, the U.S. State Department said on Thursday.
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Several arrested after car with gas cylinders found in Paris: sources
PARIS (Reuters) - French police investigating the abandonment of a car packed with gas cylinders near Paris's Notre Dame cathedral have arrested several suspects and also established that the vehicle contained 3 jerry cans of diesel fuel, judicial and police sources said.
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Truck in Delaware overturns, spills thousands of pennies onto I-95
Daniel UriaNEW CASTLE, Del., Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Several lanes on a highway in Delaware were closed after a truck carrying pennies overturned and spilled its contents onto the road.
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Thirsty raccoon tries to open Coke can in Florida
Ben HooperLAKE WORTH, Fla., Sept. 8 (UPI) -- A thirsty raccoon in Florida was filmed attempting to open a can of Coke by popping the tab with its tiny hands.
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Man uses tuna head to catch 7-foot sand tiger shark in Maryland
Ben HooperOCEAN CITY, Md., Sept. 8 (UPI) -- A man who reeled in a massive sand tiger shark at a Maryland beach said he kayaked a large tuna head about 350 yards out into the water as bait.
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