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If threatened, U.S. will 'totally destroy' North Korea, Trump vows

UNITED NATIONS U.S. President Donald Trump escalated his standoff with North Korea over its nuclear challenge on Tuesday, threatening to "totally destroy" the country of 26 million people and mocking its leader, Kim Jong Un, as a "rocket man." | Video

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Rohingya Muslims trapped after Myanmar violence told to stay put

SITTWE, Myanmar Thousands of Rohingya Muslims trapped by hostile Buddhists in northwestern Myanmar have enough food and will not be granted the safe passage they requested from two remote villages, a senior government official said on Tuesday.

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Taking back control? Britain's May to make high-stakes Brexit speech

LONDON After months of Brexit talks that have made little progress and deepened rifts in her party, British Prime Minister Theresa May will try this week to put the negotiations on track and reassert her authority.

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Merkel dismisses hecklers as polls point to fourth term

WISMAR, Germany German Chancellor Angela Merkel is on track to win a fourth term in Sunday's national election despite a dip in support for her conservatives, a poll showed on Tuesday, and she shrugged off calls to quit from far-right hecklers.

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Hamas asks Abbas to lift Gaza sanctions after disbanding shadow government

RAFAH, Gaza Strip Hamas called on Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday to respond to the disbanding of its shadow government in the Gaza Strip by ending his sanctions on the impoverished enclave.

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British police arrest third man in London tube attack investigation

British police said on Tuesday they made a third arrest linked to Friday's tube attack in Parsons Green, London, that injured 30 people.

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