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Typhoon threatens China after leaving 8 dead, scores injured in Taiwan

Taipei, Taiwan—Typhoon Soudelor (Philippine name: Hanna) barreled toward mainland China on Saturday after downing trees, traffic lights and power lines in Taiwan, where at least eight people were killed, four are missing and dozens were injured.

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Meeting with Myanmar’s Rohingya blocked–UN envoy

Yangon, Myanmar—A United Nations(UN) human rights envoy said her whirlwind visit to Myanmar was marred by disappointments: She was barred from meeting long-persecuted Rohingya Muslims and talks with several senior officials were denied or canceled at the last minute. And when she met with government critics, security officials were there, quietly snapping pictures.

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Kerry to push Malaysia on human trafficking

Washington—United States Secretary of State John Kerry will push Malaysia to redouble its efforts agains human trafficking during an upcoming visit for regional security talks, a senior State Department official said.

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Hillary, Bill earned more than $139M from 2007 to 2014

Washington—Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, earned more than $139 million between 2007 and 2014, according to eight years of federal income-tax returns released by her campaign.

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Pentagon chief blasts Beijing’s sea moves

SINGAPORE—China’s land reclamation in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) is out of step with international rules, and turning underwater land into airfields won’t expand its sovereignty, United States Defense Secretary Ash Carter told an international security conference on Saturday, stepping up America’s condemnation of the communist giant as Beijing officials sat in the audience.

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Child sex abuse claims vs peacekeepers shake UN

United Nations—The boys said they approached the French soldiers because they were hungry. Some were so young that they didn’t quite understand the acts the soldiers demanded in return. One boy, 8 or 9 years old, said he did it several times to the same soldier, “until, one day, an older kid saw him and told him what he was …

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UN chief: Save migrants, deal with cause of flight

Yangon, Myanmar—UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday urged Southeast Asian nations to deal with the causes behind a growing humanitarian crisis that has forced thousands of Rohingya from Myanmar and Bangladeshi migrants to flee by sea, leaving many still stranded in boats.

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Islamic State loyalists claim Saudi attack

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia—A suicide bomber unleashed a blast in a Shiite mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia as worshippers commemorated the birth of a revered saint, killing at least 21 people and wounding dozens more in the deadliest attack seen in the kingdom in more than a decade. Loyalists of the Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the bombing.

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Newest member of British royalty makes 1st appearance

London—The newborn royal baby girl made her first appearance to the public with the Duke of Cambridge and the Duchess outside St. Mary’s Hospital on Saturday evening. The baby, born at 8:34 a.m. (local time) was presented by her parents to the world at around 6:10 p.m.

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Nepal earthquake death toll now over 7,000

Kathmandu—Despite unrelenting efforts by rescuers to dig the rubble at various sites in Nepal, chances of finding survivors are getting small since a week has passed after the powerful magnitude-7.9 earthquake. At least 7,000 people have been confirmed dead in the disaster, with the number of injured exceeding 14,000. Over 600,000 buildings have collapsed nationwide and several heritage sites damaged …

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