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  • Trump proposes cutting federal agencies' funds to reduce deficit
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  • Trump surveys areas devastated by hurricane Michael
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  • China, Pakistan vow to build closer ties, jointly construct CPEC
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  • Bangladeshi Hindus celebrate annual Durga festival
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  • 46% Americans think Trump will win re-election: Poll
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  • Trump vows severe punishment if Saudis are behind journalist's disappearance
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  • Man charged with building bomb to detonate in Washington
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  • WHO vows tighter, broader action against tobacco, industry interference
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  • Watch: Donald Trump boards flight with sticking toilet paper
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  • Indonesia's quake, tsunami reaches 1,571, search mission extended
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  • Nobel Peace Prize goes to anti-sexual violence campaigners
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  • World's richest royal families and their huge wealth: Inside story
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  • Indonesia earthquake, tsunami toll climbs to 1,424
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    Indonesian authorities on Thursday raised to 1,424 the death toll from the devastating 7.5-magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami that rocked the island of Sulawesi last week.

  • Scary time for young men in US: Donald Trump
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    Reiterating his support for Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh, accused of sexual misconduct, President Donald Trump has said it is a "difficult" and "scary" time for young men in the US.

  • India or Pakistan: Here's the most dangerous country for women
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  • Nobel Prize for Physics goes to scientists from US, Canada
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    Arthur Ashkin and Gerard Mourou from the US and Donna Strickland from Canada were awarded Nobel Prize in Physics on Tuesday "for groundbreaking inventions in the field of laser physics".

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