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Trump: military option for North Korea not preferred, but would be 'devastating'

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump warned North Korea on Tuesday that any U.S. military option would be "devastating" for Pyongyang, but said the use of force was not Washington's first option to deal with the North's ballistic and nuclear weapons program. | Video

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Rights group accuses Myanmar of crimes against humanity

YANGON Myanmar is committing crimes against humanity in its campaign against Muslim insurgents in Rakhine state, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday, calling for the U.N. Security Council to impose sanctions and an arms embargo.

Myanmar 2:15pm EDT

Tillerson to meet Cuba's foreign minister in Washington as tensions climb

WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will meet with his Cuban counterpart Bruno Rodriguez later on Tuesday, the Department of State said, at a time of heightening tensions between the old Cold War foes.

Cuba, United Nations 2:53pm EDT

U.S. Secretary of State Tillerson to visit China Sept. 28-30

WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will visit China this week for talks that will include the crisis over North Korea and trade, the State Department said on Tuesday.

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Saudi king issues decree allowing women to drive: state media

RIYADH Saudi King Salman on Tuesday ordered that women be allowed to drive cars, state media said, ending the conservative Islamic kingdom's status as the only country where that is forbidden.

3:32pm EDT

Trump, Spanish PM Rajoy say they oppose Catalonia independence bid

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump and Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy told journalists on Tuesday they opposed a referendum in Spain's Catalonia region scheduled for this weekend, which the Spanish government has tried to thwart.

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