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China says war must not be allowed on Korean peninsula

BEIJING War must not be allowed to break out on the Korean peninsula and the issue must be resolved through talks, Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Thursday, while U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned of the danger of "sleepwalking" into conflict.

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After defeat at home, Britain's May urges EU leaders to move on with Brexit

BRUSSELS British Prime Minister Theresa May will urge European Union leaders on Thursday to approve an agreement to move Brexit talks on to a second phase, hours after an embarrassing parliamentary defeat at home that weakens her hand.

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Zimbabwe ex-leader Mugabe visits Singapore hospital: sources

SINGAPORE Former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe visited a hospital in Singapore this week apparently for medical checks, his first trip outside his country since he was ousted from office last month, sources in Singapore said on Thursday.

Africa 8:42am EST

Austria's Kurz says pro-EU stance secured in deal with far right

VIENNA Coalition talks between Austria's far-right Freedom Party and conservatives led by Sebastian Kurz are in the "home straight" and have laid down guarantees that the next government will be pro-European, Kurz said on Thursday.

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Exclusive: U.S. suspends aid to Somalia's battered military over graft

NAIROBI The United States is suspending food and fuel aid for most of Somalia's armed forces over corruption concerns, a blow to the military as African peacekeepers start to withdraw this month.

United Nations, Africa 9:02am EST

Nigeria to release $1 billion from excess crude account to fight Boko Haram: state governor

ABUJA Nigerian state governors approved on Thursday the release of $1 billion from a foreign reserves account to the government to fight Boko Haram, the governor of Edo state said.

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