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Philippine police chief resigns amid drug allegations

Philippine police chief resigns amid drug allegations

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October 14, 2019 at 12:49 am

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine national police chief resigned on Monday after he faced allegations in a Senate hearing that he intervened as a provincial police chief in 2013 to prevent hi...

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Report: Syrian troops enter town close to Turkey's border

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October 14, 2019 at 5:00 am | DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria's state news agency says government forces have entered the northern town of Tal Tamr that is close to Turkey's border. SANA said Monday morning that the Syrian army ...

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Atwood, Ellmann favorites to win fiction's Booker Prize

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October 14, 2019 at 5:00 am | LONDON (AP) — Booker Prize winner Margaret Atwood is the bookies' favorite to win the coveted fiction trophy again for "The Testaments," her follow-up to dystopian saga "The Handmaid's Tale." Atw...

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Japan looks for missing after typhoon, warns of mudslides

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October 14, 2019 at 12:25 am | TOKYO (AP) — Rescue crews in Japan dug through mudslides and searched near swollen rivers Monday as they looked for those missing from a typhoon that left as many as 36 dead and caused serious damage...

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EU negotiators continue to discuss Brexit as deadline looms

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October 14, 2019 at 5:00 am | LONDON (AP) — Ireland says that a Brexit deal may be possible in the coming days, after technical teams from Britain and the European Union worked through the weekend. Irish Foreign Minister Simo...

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Ecuador deal cancels austerity plan, ends indigenous protest

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October 14, 2019 at 5:00 am | QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuador celebrated a deal President Lenín Moreno and indigenous leaders struck late Sunday to cancel a disputed austerity package and end nearly two weeks of protests that have ...

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Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

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October 14, 2019 at 5:00 am | BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple territorial disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons. The waters...

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South Korean Justice Minister offers to resign amid scandal

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October 14, 2019 at 5:00 am | SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's justice minister on Monday offered to step down amid an investigation into allegations of financial crimes and academic favors surrounding his family, a scanda...

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Hunter Biden, son of former VP, to leave Chinese board

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October 14, 2019 at 5:00 am | NEW YORK (AP) — Facing intense scrutiny from President Donald Trump and his Republican allies, Hunter Biden says he will step down from the board of directors of a Chinese-backed private equity firm ...

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