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YANGON (Reuters) – Rohingya Muslim villagers cut off from food and threatened by Buddhist neighbors in Myanmar’s violence-racked Rakhine state received their first substantial food supplies in months on Wednesday after international pressure on the government to help. Diplomats and aid groups called on the government to step in after Reuters exclusively reported the dire
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives’ Appropriations Committee has approved $36.5 billion in emergency funding for relief and recovery from the recent devastating hurricanes and wildfires, a spokeswoman for the committee’s chairman said late on Tuesday. The bill includes $7 billion more funding than the White House had sought last week, and included
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MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian authorities have agreed to regulate the crypto-currency market, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said on Wednesday, cited by TASS news agency. The minister’s comment comes the day after President Vladimir Putin discussed the issue with Siluanov, Central Bank Governor Elvira Nabiullina, presidential economic aide Andrey Belousov, and Sergei Solonin, the head of
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NAIROBI (Reuters) – Kenya’s High Court ruled on Wednesday an also-ran candidate in August’s presidential elections can contest this month’s re-run, increasing chances of that poll going ahead a day after the main opposition leader pulled out. The repeat election between incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga was scheduled for Oct. 26, after the
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SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) – Fast-moving wildfires raging across Northern California’s wine country have killed 17 people, left about 150 missing and destroyed 1,500 homes, wineries and other structures, state fire officials said on Tuesday. The flames from 17 major blazes have blackened more than 115,000 acres (46,500 hectares) since fires broke out on Sunday
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SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian shares jumped to the highest in a decade on Wednesday as Wall Street scaled all-time highs, while the dollar loitered around two-week lows on worries President Donald Trump’s tax plan could stall. The euro traded around a 10-day peak after Catalonia’s leader suspended plans to leave Spain, easing near-term concerns about
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