• Trump says would back both House immigration bills as separation crisis grows
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    Trump says would back both House immigration bills as separation crisis grows

    By Sarah N. Lynch and Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump told Republican lawmakers on Tuesday he would back either of the immigration bills making their way through the House of Representatives, as the outcry grew over his administration's separation of immigrant parents

  • Indonesia raises number of ferry missing to nearly 180
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    Indonesia raises number of ferry missing to nearly 180

    Indonesian officials said at least 178 people are missing from a ferry sinking early this week at a popular lake on Sumatra, many more than previously believed, as distraught relatives pleaded Wednesday for a bigger search effort and angrily criticized the government's failure to enforce even basic

  • In Mexico, Trump's child separations trigger wrenching decisions
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    In Mexico, Trump's child separations trigger wrenching decisions

    By Jose Luis Gonzalez and Anthony Esposito CIUDAD JUAREZ/TIJUANA, Mexico (Reuters) - Epigmenio Centeno had hoped to cross the Mexican border into the United States in the coming months, but he and his wife have shelved their plans for fear of being separated from their two sons under U.S. President

  • In Vietnam, distrust of government's China policy fuels protests
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    In Vietnam, distrust of government's China policy fuels protests

    (This version of the June 19 story corrects gender attribution in paragraph 26) By Martin Petty MANILA (Reuters) - Protests by thousands of people in cities across Vietnam are showing just how easy it is to unite public opinion and mobilize dissent when an issue has one key ingredient: China. The

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    Inspired by #MeToo, Australia launches inquiry into workplace sexual harassment

    By Nicholas Ford SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia launched an independent inquiry on Wednesday into workplace sexual harassment, one of the first of its kind in the world, hoping to find solutions to problems brought to light by the global #MeToo movement. The Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC)

  • Indonesia agency revises up number missing in Sumatra ferry sinking to 180
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    Indonesia agency revises up number missing in Sumatra ferry sinking to 180

    Indonesia's search and rescue agency has revised up the number of passengers missing after a ferry sank in Lake Toba on Sumatra island this week to 180 from around 130 estimated earlier, an official from the agency told Reuters on Wednesday. Budiawan, head of the National Search and Rescue Agency

  • Youngest migrants held in 'tender age' shelters
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    Youngest migrants held in 'tender age' shelters

    Trump administration officials have been sending babies and other young children forcibly separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border to at least three "tender age" shelters in South Texas, The Associated Press has learned. Lawyers and medical providers who have visited the Rio

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    27 cellphones stolen? Suspect learns there's an app for that

    Authorities say a Florida man has been charged with stealing 27 cellphones during a Delaware music festival after an iPhone app led police to him. The News Journal of Wilmington reported Monday that 34-year-old William Rodriguez, of Miami, has been charged with multiple counts of theft. A department

  • Trump, GOP leaders strain for migrant-kids solution
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    Trump, GOP leaders strain for migrant-kids solution

    President Donald Trump on Tuesday told House Republicans he is "1,000 per cent " behind their rival immigration bills, providing little clear direction for party leaders searching for a way to defuse the escalating controversy over family separations at the southern border. GOP lawmakers,

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    South Carolina city council OKs slavery apology resolution

    In Charleston, South Carolina, once a key slave trading port, the City Council has voted to apologize for slavery. By voice vote, the Charleston City Council on Tuesday approved a resolution denouncing slavery, promising tolerance in the future and proposing an office of racial reconciliation. The

  • Trump returning to campaign for McMaster in 11th-hour swing
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    Trump returning to campaign for McMaster in 11th-hour swing

    President Donald Trump is returning to South Carolina next week to make a last-minute campaign appearance in Gov. Henry McMaster's bid for a first full term. The McMaster campaign said in an emailed statement on Tuesday night that Trump will join McMaster on Monday. The campaign also said that

  • Prospects for U.S.-Taliban talks rise after Afghan ceasefire
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    Prospects for U.S.-Taliban talks rise after Afghan ceasefire

    By Rupam Jain and Jonathan Landay KABUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Prospects have risen for negotiations between the Taliban and the United States after Afghan President Ashraf Ghani called a ceasefire and allowed militants to roam into cities in a gamble to encourage peace talks. The Taliban, ousted

  • Mobile carriers cut off flow of location data to brokers
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    Mobile carriers cut off flow of location data to brokers

    Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile have pledged to stop providing information on U.S. phone owners' locations to data brokers, stepping back from a business practice that has drawn criticism for endangering privacy. Verizon said that about 75 companies have been obtaining its customer data from

  • 5 charged in immigrant smuggling scheme after Texas crash
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    5 charged in immigrant smuggling scheme after Texas crash

    Federal prosecutors charged five people Tuesday in a scheme to smuggle immigrants illegally after an SUV driven by one of them crashed in Texas while fleeing Border Patrol agents, killing five passengers. The crash happened Sunday after Border Patrol became suspicious of three vehicles travelling in

  • Violence flares up in Nicaragua after suspension of peace talks
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    Violence flares up in Nicaragua after suspension of peace talks

    By Oswaldo Rivas MASAYA, Nicaragua (Reuters) - Nicaraguan police and masked gunmen clashed with anti-government protesters on Tuesday, leaving at least six dead following the suspension of peace talks to quell two months of deadly demonstrations, a human rights group said. Youths armed with homemade

  • Halting S.Korea-US drills risks weakening N.Korea deterrence
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    Halting S.Korea-US drills risks weakening N.Korea deterrence

    U.S. and South Korean officials are hoping the suspension of a major joint military exercise helps advance nuclear negotiations with North Korea. It's a bold gamble that could trigger a serious security crisis if the talks falter and the allies are forced to resume the drills, infuriating North

  • U.S. quits U.N. human rights body, citing bias vs. Israel, alarming critics
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    U.S. quits U.N. human rights body, citing bias vs. Israel, alarming critics

    By Lesley Wroughton and Michelle Nichols WASHINGTON/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States withdrew from a "hypocritical and self-serving" United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday over what it called chronic bias against Israel and a lack of reform, a move activists warned would

  • Veteran Chavez ally Cabello to lead Venezuelan Constituent Assembly
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    Veteran Chavez ally Cabello to lead Venezuelan Constituent Assembly

    By Brian Ellsworth CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's all-powerful Constituent Assembly elected as its head on Tuesday Socialist Party No. 2 Diosdado Cabello, boosting the profile of a political leader who the United States has accused of being a coordinator of international drug shipments. President

  • U.S. congressional Republicans seek legislative fix to family separation crisis
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    U.S. congressional Republicans seek legislative fix to family separation crisis

    By Sarah N. Lynch and Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressional Republicans scrambled on Tuesday to craft legislation that would quell an outcry over the Trump administration's separation of immigrant parents and children at the U.S.-Mexico border, with an opinion poll showing most Americans

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    Theft of mammoth proportions: Agency seeks stolen tusk

    A federal agency wants its wooly mammoth tusk back. The Bureau of Land Management in Alaska on Tuesday asked the public's help in recovering an approximately 10,000-year-old tusk stolen from the Campbell Creek Science Center, an interpretive centre in east Anchorage. The woolly mammoth is Alaska

  • Iran says no plans to increase missile range, rejects talks with Trump
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    Iran says no plans to increase missile range, rejects talks with Trump

    By Bozorgmehr Sharafedin LONDON (Reuters) - Iran has no plans to extend the range of its missiles since their 2,000-km (1,240-mile) reach is enough to protect the country, the Revolutionary Guards commander said on Tuesday, amid mounting U.S. pressure over Tehran's missile program. Iran's government

  • UK police see no indication of terrorism in London blast
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    UK police see no indication of terrorism in London blast

    British police said on Tuesday a "small number of people" were receiving medical treatment after what they described as a minor explosion at an underground station in north London. Police said they had been called to reports of an explosion and people running at Southgate station at 7.03 pm

  • China's Xi praises North Korea's Kim for Trump summit, promises support
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    China's Xi praises North Korea's Kim for Trump summit, promises support

    By Ben Blanchard BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping offered high praise to visiting North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday, lauding the "positive" outcome of his historic summit with U.S. President Donald Trump and promising unwavering friendship. Meeting Kim on his third

  • Bucks' Sterling Brown sues Milwaukee over stun-gun arrest
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    Bucks' Sterling Brown sues Milwaukee over stun-gun arrest

    Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown sued the city of Milwaukee and its police department Tuesday, saying officers' use of a stun gun during his arrest for a parking violation constitutes excessive force and that they targeted him because he is black. Brown's attorney Mark Thomsen filed the

  • U.S. withdraws from U.N. Human Rights Council: U.S. Ambassador Haley
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    U.S. withdraws from U.N. Human Rights Council: U.S. Ambassador Haley

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States withdrew from the U.N. Human Rights Council on Tuesday after no other countries "had the courage to join our fight" to reform the "hypocritical and self-serving" body, said U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley. "In doing so