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Asian shares fall on reports China-US trade talks put off

BANGKOK -- Shares have fallen in Asia after China reportedly rebuffed a plan for talks with the U.S. on resolving their dispute over trade and technology. The slow start to the week followed a mixed close Friday on Wall Street, where an afternoon sell-off erased modest gains for the S&P 500 that had the benchmark index on track to eke out its own record high for much of the day.
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Trump at UN to again confront North Korea's nuclear threat

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. -- As he begins the sequel to his stormy U.N. debut, President Donald Trump will again confront the dangers posed by North Korea's nuclear threat, though its shadow may appear somewhat less ominous than a year ago.
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Facebook dating service rolling out in Colombia

Facebook said Friday a dating service it teased early this year is being rolled out in Colombia.
The social media giant chose the Latin American country as its test lab because Colombians are particularly avid fans of using social networks and websites to find partners.
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In a first, Hong Kong bans pro-independence political party

Authorities in Hong Kong have taken an unprecedented step against separatist voices by banning a political party that advocates independence for the southern Chinese territory on national security grounds.
Hong Kong's secretary for security, John Lee, announced Monday that the Hong Kong National Party will be prohibited from operation.
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Yemen could run out of food in as little as 2 months: Oxfam

A country where millions of people are already starving could run out of food in as little as two months if a key port gets shut down, desperate aid workers in Yemen say.
The United Nations says that three-quarters of war-torn Yemen’s 29 million people rely on humanitarian assistance, including eight million who are considered “severely food insecure.
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U.S. Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh denies 2nd sexual misconduct allegation

The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee has scheduled a hearing Thursday for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, a woman who says he sexually assaulted her as a teenager, as second claim of sexual misconduct emerged from another woman.
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Quebec party leaders back on campaign trail after visiting tornado victims

MONTREAL -- The thorny issue of sovereignty re-emerged on the Quebec campaign trail on Sunday, as Liberal Leader Philippe Couillard suggested his Coalition Avenir Quebec rival hadn't totally given up on the idea of an independent Quebec.
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Teen killed as Nicaragua protest tensions flare again

MANAGUA, Nicaragua -- Armed men wearing hoods clashed with anti-government protesters in Nicaragua's capital Sunday, and police said a teenager was killed and five people were injured.
Images on Nicaraguan television showed men carrying guns and the red and black flag of the government of President Daniel Ortega.
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Trudeau affirms support for 'united Spain' following meetings with Spanish PM

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Sunday he has confidence in the ability of the Spanish government and its people to resolve the Catalan secession crisis in a way that respects freedom of expression.
Trudeau made the comment in Montreal on Sunday, where he hosted a series of meetings with his Spanish counterpart, Pedro Sanchez.
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Vatican 'owes God an apology' over abuse allegations: N.L. activist's letter

The prominent founder of a Newfoundland organization for clergy abuse survivors has written a letter to Pope Francis that says the Vatican "owes God an apology" for mismanagement of abuse allegations.
"I realize you inherited this problem, but the way the Vatican mismanaged this crisis is disgraceful," wrote Gemma Hickey, founder of Pathways Foundation in St.
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NAFTA talks 'very likely' on sidelines of UN General Assembly, Trudeau says

U.S. and Canadian officials trying to reach a deal on NAFTA are "very likely" to hold informal talks on the sidelines of a major UN meeting in the next few days, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Sunday.
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James Woods locked out of Twitter for tweet that violated rules

Actor James Woods has been locked out of his Twitter account over a tweet that was found to be in violation of its rules.
Woods posted a tweet in July that included a meme from a hoax campaign that encouraged men not to vote in the midterm elections.
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