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Trump administration lifts transgender bathroom guidance

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The Trump administration has ended federal protections for transgender students that instructed schools to allow them to use bathrooms and locker rooms matching their gender identities.

Iraqi forces push up to Mosul's key military base by airport

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Iraq's special forces say they have begun an assault against the Islamic State group on a sprawling military base south of Mosul that's adjacent to the city's airport.

American Samoa's ex-congressman dies at 73

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American Samoa's longest serving non-voting delegate to the US House of Representatives Eni H. Faleomavaega has died. He was 73.

BBC journalist faces five years jail for Thailand reporting

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A British journalist with the BBC faces up to five years in a Thai jail after a lawyer brought a criminal defamation case against him over an investigation into fraud on a popular tourist island.

Syria talks may not yield breakthrough: UN envoy

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As talks on the crisis in Syria kicked off in Geneva, the UN Special Envoy for the war-torn country acknowledged he is not expecting a breakthrough but the proactive momentum needs to be sustained.

Yemen rebel rocket kills policeman on Saudi border

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Rocket fire by Yemeni rebels killed a policeman and wounded a civilian on the Saudi side of the border, the civil defence department has said.

4 richest Indonesians wealthier than poorest 100 million

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A report on inequality in Indonesia says its four richest men now have more wealth than 100 million of the country's poorest people.

Nobel-winning economist Kenneth J. Arrow dies

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Kenneth J Arrow, the youngest-ever winner of a Nobel prize for economics, whose theories on risk, innovation and the basic mathematics of markets have influenced thinking on everything from voting to health insurance to high finance, has died. He was 95.

US secretary of state in Mexico to calm tensions

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US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson landed in Mexico for a meeting with its leader to ease diplomatic tensions over President Donald Trump's trade and immigration policies.

India hails UN initiative to create counter-terrorism office

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India has welcomed an initiative by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres to create a new office for counter-terrorism and stressed the nations should not allow "turf battles" to "hobble" the proposal.