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NBA: King James rules over Chamberlain, set to conquer Jordan next
LeBron James took another milestone in his stride as he passed Wilt Chamberlain to become the fifth most prolific scorer in National Basketball Association (NBA) history on Wednesday.
(Thu, 15 Nov 2018 03:37:31 -0500)

As India eases citizenship path for Hindus, Rohingya Muslims fear expulsion
Nar Singh can vividly recall the day in 2014 when Narendra Modi promised to provide refuge to Hindus suffering around the world. The 39-year-old shop owner sat awestruck inside his two-bedroom house in Pakistan's eastern Mirpur Khas district, as Modi's voice boomed from the television during his successful campaign to become India's prime minister.
(Thu, 15 Nov 2018 03:23:46 -0500)

UK PM's Brexit deal is 'good news', says French finance minister
French finance minister Bruno Le Maire said on Thursday that British Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal was "good news", adding that it was in everyone's interest that the Brexit process proceeded smoothly.
(Thu, 15 Nov 2018 03:13:21 -0500)

EU to endorse Brexit deal on November 25 as May's faces mounting opposition
European Union leaders will meet on Nov. 25 to endorse a Brexit divorce deal but British Prime Minister Theresa May was mauled by opponents, allies and mutinous members of her party who warned the agreement could sink her premiership.
(Thu, 15 Nov 2018 03:13:21 -0500)

DUP lawmaker says party will 'certainly' vote against May Brexit deal
The small Northern Irish party propping up Britain's minority government will "certainly" vote against Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal, a member of parliament for the party said on Thursday.
(Thu, 15 Nov 2018 03:13:21 -0500)

UK lawmakers may trigger no confidence vote in May: ITV reporter
Some lawmakers in Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party have said they expect at least 48 letters of no confidence will have been submitted by lunchtime on Thursday, ITV reporter Robert Peston said.
(Thu, 15 Nov 2018 03:13:21 -0500)

Pence says Trump to meet North Korea's Kim in 2019; won't allow broken promises
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said on Thursday President Donald Trump plans to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in the new year but won't repeat past mistakes of allowing promises to be broken on pledges to end arms programs.
(Thu, 15 Nov 2018 03:04:59 -0500)

Saudi-led coalition orders halt in assault on Yemen's Hodeidah: sources
The Saudi-led coalition has ordered a halt in its offensive against Iranian-aligned Houthi rebels in Yemen's main port city of Hodeidah, three sources told Reuters on Thursday.
(Thu, 15 Nov 2018 02:44:42 -0500)

Exclusive: China sends written response to U.S. trade reform demands - U.S. government sources
China has delivered a written response to U.S. demands for wide-ranging trade reforms, three U.S. government sources said on Wednesday, a move that could trigger negotiations to bring an end to a withering trade war between the world's top economies.
(Thu, 15 Nov 2018 02:37:35 -0500)

U.S. state spending exceeds $2 trillion in fiscal 2018: report
U.S. state spending topped $2 trillion for the first time in fiscal 2018, with Medicaid expenditures rising the most along with a significant increase in transportation spending, according to a report released on Thursday.
(Thu, 15 Nov 2018 02:05:24 -0500)

Exclusive: U.S. troop levels at Mexico border likely at peak - commander
The number of U.S. troops at the border with Mexico may have peaked at about 5,800, the U.S. commander of the mission told Reuters, noting he would start looking next week at whether to begin sending forces home or perhaps shifting some to new border positions.
(Thu, 15 Nov 2018 01:41:46 -0500)

Exclusive: China's JD Group eyes sale of HK insurance arm in up to $2.5 billion deal
Chinese financial firm JD Group has put its Hong Kong insurance business, FTLife Insurance Co Ltd, up for sale and a deal could fetch between $2 billion and $2.5 billion, three people with knowledge of the matter said.
(Thu, 15 Nov 2018 01:39:04 -0500)

Pence says 'empire and aggression' have no place in Indo-Pacific
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence told leaders of Southeast Asian nations on Thursday that there is no place for "empire and aggression" in the Indo-Pacific region, a comment that may be widely interpreted as a reference to China's rise.
(Thu, 15 Nov 2018 01:21:35 -0500)

American Airlines 'unaware' of some Boeing 737 MAX functions until last week: spokesman
American Airlines Group Inc said on Wednesday it was "unaware" of some functions of an anti-stall system on Boeing Co's 737 MAX until last week.
(Thu, 15 Nov 2018 01:18:10 -0500)

North Korean defectors see uncertain future in Korean reconciliation
Thae Yong Ho, one of the highest profile North Koreans to defect in recent years, had hoped to visit New York last month to speak on a United Nations panel, meet U.S. envoys, and discuss human rights in the reclusive Asian nation.
(Thu, 15 Nov 2018 01:11:09 -0500)

Exclusive: In rare coordinated move, Western envoys seek meeting on Xinjiang concerns
A group of 15 Western ambassadors in Beijing, spearheaded by Canada, are seeking a meeting with the top official in China's restive, heavily Muslim Xinjiang region for an explanation of alleged rights abuses against ethnic Uighurs.
(Thu, 15 Nov 2018 00:55:01 -0500)

U.S. returns 'Bells of Balangiga' to Philippines a century after clash
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Wednesday formally returned church bells to the Philippines that were taken as war trophies over a century ago following gruesome clashes, seeking to close a contentious chapter in the two allies' shared history.
(Thu, 15 Nov 2018 00:53:38 -0500)

At least 56 killed, 130 missing in California's deadliest wildfire
National Guard troops joined the grim search on Wednesday for more victims in the ruins of an incinerated northern California town while the death toll climbed to 56 in the most deadly and destructive wildfire in the state's history.
(Wed, 14 Nov 2018 23:56:10 -0500)

Michael Avenatti arrested in Los Angeles on suspicion of domestic violence
Attorney Michael Avenatti, who represents adult film star Stormy Daniels in her legal battles with U.S. President Donald Trump, was arrested in Los Angeles on Wednesday on suspicion of domestic violence, a police spokesman said.
(Wed, 14 Nov 2018 23:54:36 -0500)

'Not enough room': migrant flows strain Mexican border shelters
The arrival in the Mexican border city of Tijuana of the first few hundred travelers from migrant caravans is stretching to the limit shelters already overflowing with people, and sparking signs of friction among the population.
(Wed, 14 Nov 2018 23:12:55 -0500)

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