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Exclusive: U.S. agency to vote to repeal ‘net neutrality‘ rules - FCC chief

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday unveiled plans to repeal a landmark 2015 order that barred internet service providers from blocking or slowing down consumer access to web content, and said the regulator will prevent states and cities from adopting similar protections.

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Britain to detail Brexit bill when EU agrees to move talks forward

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May will only detail how big a divorce settlement Britain is willing to pay the EU when the bloc gives a commitment to moving talks forward, a plan rubber-stamped by even her most pro-Brexit ministers.

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Zimbabwe‘s Mugabe resigns, ending four decades of rule

HARARE (Reuters) - Robert Mugabe resigned as Zimbabwe‘s president on Tuesday, shortly after parliament began an impeachment process to end his nearly four decades of rule.

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U.S. threatens to sue Harvard over admissions policy probe

BOSTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department has threatened to sue Harvard University to force it to turn over documents as it investigates whether the Ivy League school‘s admission policies violate civil rights laws.

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Apple removes several apps, including Skype, in China

(Reuters) - Apple Inc said on Tuesday it has removed several apps including Skype, Microsoft Corp‘s internet phone call and messaging service, from its app store in China after the country‘s government pointed to violations of local laws.

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Iraq relocates hundreds of foreign wives and children of suspected Islamic State militants to Baghdad

ERBIL/BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi authorities have moved hundreds of foreign wives and children of suspected Islamic State militants from a detention center in northern Iraq to Baghdad, citing security concerns and the difficulties of keeping them in a remote location.

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Russia‘s Putin hosts Assad in fresh drive for Syria peace deal

MOSCOW/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin hosted Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad late on Monday for three hours of talks to lay the groundwork for a new push by Moscow to end Syria‘s conflict now that Islamic State‘s territorial caliphate is overrun.

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U.S. Congress members decry ‘ethnic cleansing‘ in Myanmar; Suu Kyi doubts allegations

YANGON/NAYPYITAW (Reuters) - Members of the U.S. Congress said on Tuesday operations carried out against the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar had "all the hallmarks" of ethnic cleansing, while the country‘s leader Aung San Suu Kyi expressed doubts about allegations of rights abuses.

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Weather improves in search for missing Argentine submarine

MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina (Reuters) - The search continued on Tuesday for an Argentine submarine with 44 crew aboard, missing in the South Atlantic for nearly a week, with improved weather expected to quicken the hunt for the vessel.

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Zimbabwe‘s parliament starts impeachment process against Mugabe

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe‘s parliament began an impeachment process against President Robert Mugabe on Tuesday that looks set to bring his domination of a country he has ruled since independence nearly four decades ago to an ignominious end.

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Law likely on AT&T‘s side in Time Warner battle: analysts

(Reuters) - AT&T Inc is likely to emerge victorious from a legal fight with the United States Department of Justice over its 85.4 billion acquisition of Time Warner Inc , analysts said in a series of research notes on Tuesday.

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Special Report: In modernizing nuclear arsenal, U.S. stokes new arms race

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama rode into office in 2009 with promises to work toward a nuclear-free world. His vow helped win him the Nobel Peace Prize that year.

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Once inside Kim Jong Un‘s inner circle, top aide‘s star fades

SEOUL (Reuters) - When Kim Jong Un sat down in September to order the sixth and largest of North Korea‘s nuclear tests, Hwang Pyong So sat by his side, his khaki military uniform conspicuous among the suits at the table, photos released by state media at the time showed.

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Phones for urns: Hong Kong turns to virtual reality to honor ancestors

HONG KONG (Reuters) - A lack of space for cemeteries in crowded Hong Kong clashes with the age-old Chinese tradition of reverence for one‘s ancestors.

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Iran‘s president declares end of Islamic State

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani declared the end of Islamic State on Tuesday while a senior military commander thanked the "thousands of martyrs" killed in operations organized by Iran to defeat the militant group in Syria and Iraq.

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Zimbabwe‘s Mugabe told to resign ahead of impeachment proceedings

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe‘s President Robert Mugabe faced the start of an impeachment process on Tuesday and should heed his people‘s call to resign, said Emmerson Mnangagwa, the ruling party‘s candidate to replace him.

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Broadcom eyes big changes for Qualcomm‘s patent practices

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - As part of its 103 billion bid to buy Qualcomm Inc , Broadcom Ltd has hinted that it would make big changes to Qualcomm‘s patent licensing business, a major cash-cow for the company but a source of bitter conflict with regulators and key customers including Apple Inc .

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South Korea, Japan welcome U.S. relisting North Korea as sponsor of terrorism

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea and Japan on Tuesday welcomed U.S. President Donald Trump‘s move to put North Korea back on a list of state sponsors of terrorism, saying it will ramp up pressure on the reclusive regime to get rid of its nuclear weapons.

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Zimbabwe‘s Mnangagwa adds to calls for Mugabe to go

HARARE (Reuters) - Ousted Zimbabwean vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa added his voice on Tuesday to those demanding 93-year-old President Mugabe resign, saying he needed to heed the "clarion call" of his people and step down.

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NAFTA nations lock horns on U.S. auto demands as fifth round ends

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Negotiators from the United States, Mexico and Canada square off on Tuesday for the last time in a fifth round of talks to rework the North American Free Trade Agreement, with stalemate brewing on a contentious proposal to ramp up regional content for autos.

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Exclusive - State Dept. revolt: Tillerson accused of violating U.S. law on child soldiers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A group of about a dozen U.S. State Department officials have taken the unusual step of formally accusing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson of violating a federal law designed to stop foreign militaries from enlisting child soldiers, according to internal government documents reviewed by Reuters.

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Counting the costs: U.S. hospitals feeling the pain of physician burnout

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (Reuters) - Dr. Brian Halloran, a vascular surgeon at St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor, starts planning his garden long before spring arrives in southeast Michigan.

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State Dept revolt: Tillerson accused of violating U.S. law on child soldiers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A group of about a dozen U.S. State Department officials have taken the unusual step of formally accusing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson of violating a federal law designed to stop foreign militaries from enlisting child soldiers, according to internal government documents reviewed by Reuters.

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Myanmar hopes for deal with Bangladesh on Rohingya refugees: Suu Kyi

NAYPYITAW (Reuters) - Myanmar‘s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi said on Tuesday she hopes talks with Bangladesh this week will result in a memorandum of understanding on the "safe return" of Rohingya Muslims who fled to Bangladesh in the past three months.

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