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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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Myanmar army chief to get five year extension as talks with Suu Kyi continue-media

YANGON Myanmar's powerful army chief Min Aung Hlaing and his deputy are slated to extend their terms for another five years, a local newspaper said on Saturday, as the military and democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi negotiate the terms of transition.

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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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Mali Islamist group Ansar Dine claims attack on U.N. base

DAKAR Malian Islamist militant group Ansar Dine said it carried out a suicide and rocket attack on a U.N. base in Kidal, north Mali on Friday that killed six peacekeepers, the SITE Intelligence Group said.

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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.