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FCC chief plans to ditch U.S. 'net neutrality' rules

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission unveiled plans on Tuesday to repeal landmark 2015 rules that prohibited internet service providers from impeding consumer access to web content in a move that promises to recast the digital landscape.
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Israel rejects the Russian-US Peace Agreement

When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, participated in a meeting of his political party (the Likoud), he declared that he is opposed to the US-Russian Peace Plan for Syria....
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In modernizing nuclear arsenal, U.S. stokes new arms race

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama rode into office in 2009 with promises to work toward a nuclear-free world. His vow helped win him the Nobel Peace Prize that year. ...
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CBS News fires Charlie Rose following sex allegations

NEW YORK (AP) -- CBS News fired morning show host Charlie Rose on Tuesday, less than 24 hours after several women who worked with him on his PBS interview show alleged a pattern of sexual misconduct, including groping and walking naked in front of them....
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Israeli PM to discuss Iran, Hezbollah with France's Macron

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JERUSALEM – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he will meet French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris in early December to discuss threats against Israel from Hezbollah and Iran and "ideas to stabilize the situation in Lebanon."
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Pakistani Ex-Premier Appears in Court on Corruption Charges

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TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has appeared along with his daughter and her husband before an anti-graft court in Islamabad to face a trial over corruption charges.
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US says Sudan cutting trade, military ties to North Korea

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WASHINGTON — The United States said Thursday that Sudan will cut all military and trade ties to North Korea, a move that would be a significant victory in the Trump administration’s efforts to isolate the Stalinist nation amid increasing tensions over the North’s testing of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles.
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UN chief urges probe of migrants' sale in Libya as slaves

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UNITED NATIONS – U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is calling for an immediate investigation into the reported sale of African migrants in Libya, saying transactions may amount to crimes against humanity.
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Opium production up 87 percent in Afghanistan

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Opium production is up 87 percent in Afghanistan this year to a record level of 9000 tons, 4200 tons more than 2016, according to recent report from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, or UNODC.
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Islamic finance: 'Meaningful narrative needed'

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ISLAMIC finance continues to grow at a double-digit pace but the industry clearly needs to be rid of the distractions for it to have a “meaningful narrative”, said HSBC Amanah Bhd chief executive officer Arsalaan Ahmed.
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