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Trump's profanity may be fodder for rivals at Republican debate

GREENVILLE, S.C. Donald Trump will face pressure at a debate with his Republican rivals on Saturday night to show a more presidential side to his personality in South Carolina, where his frequent use of profanity has become an issue.

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U.S. Defence Secretary says UK needs nuclear weapons for 'outsized' world role

LONDON Britain must renew its submarine-borne Trident nuclear weapons system if it is to maintain its "outsized" role in world affairs, U.S. Defence Secretary Ash Carter said in comments published on Saturday.

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Death toll at collapsed building in Taiwanese city reaches 114 as rescue efforts end

TAIPEI The death toll at a building that collapsed from a strong earthquake in southern Taiwan reached 114 as rescue efforts came to an end on Saturday, a week after the temblor hit.

More than 5,000 pregnant women in Colombia have Zika virus: government

BOGOTA More than 5,000 pregnant Colombian women are infected with the mosquito-borne Zika virus, the country's national health institute said on Saturday, as the disease continues its rapid spread across the Americas.

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Market turmoil could hold back euro zone inflation: ECB's Coeure

FRANKFURT Europe's financial market turmoil could delay a rise in inflation even further and banks will need to be fixed with forceful action over time, European Central Bank Executive Board member Benoit Coeure told a German newspaper on Saturday.

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South Korea, U.S. to discuss missile defense; South cuts power to Kaesong park

SEOUL South Korea and the United States are expected to begin talks next week on possible deployment of an advanced U.S. missile defense system following North Korea's recent rocket launch, officials said on Friday, as Seoul cut power to a factory park run jointly with the North.

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Oregon refuge searched for evidence, explosives after occupiers leave

BURNS, Ore. Police and federal agents searched a U.S. wildlife refuge in Oregon for explosives and evidence on Friday, a day after the last holdouts in a protest over federal control of Western land surrendered to end a six-week armed standoff.

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Merkel urges patience on refugees ahead of crucial state elections

MAGDEBURG, Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel pleaded with German voters on Saturday to show patience with her refugee policy as anger builds over a record influx of migrants that could hurt her conservatives in three state elections next month.