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Huge meteor fireball seen across Europe on November 14, 2017, captured here from La Villa, Alta Badia, in Italy's Dolomite Alps.
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60 Minutes, barred from Yemen, still got the footage

The Saudi-led blockade of Yemen isn't just targeting food supplies. As 60 Minutes found, it's also stopping reporters. How producers got this week's footage...
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UN chief urges probe of migrants' sale in Libya as slaves

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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Israeli PM to discuss Iran, Hezbollah with France's Macron

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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US urges UN action after Saudi blames Iran over missile

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...Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the UN, on Tuesday accused Iran of supplying a missile to the Houthis that was fired into Saudi Arabia in July,...
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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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U.S. regulator votes to loosen media ownership rules

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Thursday voted to remove key roadblocks to increased consolidation among media companies, potentially unleashing new deals among TV, radio and newspaper owners as they seek to better compete with online media.
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