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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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Germany's Steinmeier sees Turkey decision on air base as signal for dialogue
BERLIN (Reuters) - German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Friday said he viewed Ankara's decision to allow German lawmakers to visit a Turkish air base as "political signal" of its willingness to resume dialogue with Berlin after significant strains.
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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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Ukraine to bar some Russian singers after Kiev chosen to host Eurovision
KIEV (Reuters) - The Ukrainian government said on Friday it would deny entry to certain Russian singers if they were chosen to perform at next year's Eurovision Song Contest, after picking the capital Kiev to host the event.
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Britain's May tackles education, appeals to Brexit voters
LONDON (Reuters) - Setting her sights on making Britain "the world's great meritocracy", Prime Minister Theresa May unveiled reforms to widen opportunity in schools on Friday in an appeal to "frustrated" Britons who voted to leave the EU.
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Colombians would vote in favor of peace in plebiscite - poll
BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombian voters will back a peace deal with Marxist FARC rebels in a plebiscite, according to an opinion poll released on Friday, in encouraging news for President Juan Manuel Santos, who wants the electorate to ratify the measure to end more than 50 years of war.
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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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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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Thailand names new army chief from outside dominant faction
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej on Friday endorsed a new army chief in an annual reshuffle, an appointment from outside the faction that has dominated the army for several years, surprising some experts.
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Iraq expels Islamic State families from local communities
TIKRIT, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi authorities are expelling the families of suspected Islamic State members from their homes as the jihadist group loses ground, raising fears of communal violence if people seek to settle old scores.
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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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EU seeks to soothe Turkey ties, but no breakthrough on visa deal
ANKARA (Reuters) - Two of the European Union's top officials sought to smooth fractious relations with Turkey on Friday, vowing deeper trade ties and continued cooperation on migration, but there was no immediate end to a deadlock over visa-free travel for Turks.
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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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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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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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Afghan forces encircled by Taliban in provincial capital, officials say
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Exhausted Afghan security forces were surrounded on Friday by Taliban fighters in the capital of Afghanistan's south-central province of Uruzgan, a day after fighting off a concerted push by the militants, officials said.
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Russia frees Crimean dissident from psychiatric clinic
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian authorities freed a prominent Crimean dissident from a psychiatric clinic on Wednesday after he was held there for almost a month and subjected to enforced examinations, his lawyer and a colleague said; but he still faces a possible jail sentence.
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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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Afghan forces end siege after suicide attacks in Kabul
KABUL (Reuters) - Afghan security forces ended an 11-hour standoff in central Kabul on Tuesday, shooting dead the last of a group of attackers who struck hours after a separate suicide bombing killed and wounded dozens of security personnel and civilians.
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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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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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Investors message to CEOs: Show me the profits
With the stock market hovering at record highs, Wall Street says and end to the earnings recession would be a bullish development.         
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Washington state will not charge police in Mexican laborer's slaying
SEATTLE (Reuters) - The U.S. state of Washington has decided not to file criminal charges against the three police officers who fatally shot an undocumented Mexican farm worker in 2015 after he threw rocks at them and ran through a crowded intersection.
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German state curbs work with Islamic group with ties to Turkey
BERLIN (Reuters) - A German state has stopped working with the country's biggest Muslim association, which has strong links to Ankara, on a project to prevent radicalization due to a row over a comic that it said glorified martyrdom.
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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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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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China's Li tells Duterte he hopes ties can get back on normal track
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese Premier Li Keqiang told Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte he hopes the two countries can work together to bring bilateral ties back to a normal track, the Chinese foreign ministry said in a statement posted on its website on Friday.
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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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U.S. links Venezuelan official related to Maduro to drug probe
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent testified on Thursday that a probe of two nephews of Venezuela's first lady began after a drug trafficker cooperating with authorities told him of a meeting arranged by her brother, a top police official.
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U.S. attempted to rescue two hostages in Afghanistan -Pentagon
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. forces attempted to rescue two civilian hostages in Afghanistan last month, but the captives were not at the location and no U.S. personnel or civilians were harmed in the attempt, the Pentagon said on Thursday.
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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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In about-face, Kerry heads to Geneva to meet Russia's Lavrov
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will meet Russia's foreign minister in Geneva about a ceasefire deal for Syria, the State Department said on Thursday in a sudden about-face after saying it did not believe a meeting was worthwhile.
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Faulted by charities, U.N. plans to keep up relief work in Syria
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The United Nations plans to keep working with charities in Syria despite a decision by more than 70 relief groups to suspend ties with the U.N. for its links to the Syrian government, officials 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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Russia says Lavrov, Kerry to meet in Geneva early on September 9
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will meet with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in Geneva on Friday morning, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Thursday.
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At least five killed in explosion in Syria's Jarablus: Turkish security sources
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - At least five people were killed and 12 wounded in an Islamic State attack in the Syrian border town of Jarablus, Turkish security and hospital sources said on Thursday, only a day after civilians started returning to their homes in the town.
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Gabon says African Union's mediation mission is delayed
LIBREVILLE (Reuters) - Gabon's political crisis deepened on Thursday after the postponement of a planned mission by the African Union (AU) to mediate between two opposing candidates who both claim to have won last month's presidential election.
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India nearly doubles budget for digitization of land records
MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - India will nearly double the budget and extend the deadline for a program to digitize land records as states struggle to survey land and property, large chunks of which have not been mapped in a century, a senior official said.
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French helicopters to rescue 110 stuck in cable car at over 3,000 meters
PARIS (Reuters) - Helicopters are being sent to rescue 110 people stuck at over 3,000 meters altitude in a cable car that links France and Italy near Europe's highest mountain, the Mont Blanc, police said.
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