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U.S. official says not ruling out eventual direct talks with North Korea

TOKYO/UNITED NATIONS The United States is not ruling out the eventual possibility of direct talks with North Korea, Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan said on Tuesday, hours after Pyongyang warned nuclear war might break out at any moment.

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Suicide bomber, gunmen attack police HQ in Afghan province: officials

KABUL At least one suicide car bomber and a number of gunmen attacked a provincial police headquarters in Afghanistan on Tuesday, officials said. The Taliban claimed responsibility.

Afghanistan 1:52am EDT

Spain High Court jails two Catalan separatist leaders pending investigation

MADRID/BARCELONA Spain moved closer on Monday to imposing central rule over Catalonia to thwart its independence push as Madrid's High Court signaled a hardening line by jailing the leaders of two of the largest separatist organizations.

Spain Oct 16 2017

Malaysia says no decision yet on new offers to search for missing MH370

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia said on Tuesday it has received proposals from three companies offering to continue the search for Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, which has been missing since 2014, but no decision has been made yet.

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Kenya's deputy president says happy for election board to meet opposition demands

NAIROBI Kenya's Deputy President William Ruto said on Tuesday there would be no problem if the election board agrees to meet a raft of demands made by the opposition ahead of a repeat presidential vote on Oct. 26.

Africa 2:01am EDT

Venezuela vote dispute escalates foreign sanctions threat

CARACAS Venezuela's opposition cried foul on Monday over the ruling socialists' win in gubernatorial elections, raising the threat of more foreign sanctions following the vote in what the United States called "an authoritarian dictatorship." | Video

Oct 16 2017

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