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Nigeria‘s freed Chibok girls to return home ‘fully recovered‘

ABUJA (Reuters) - More than 100 girls who were kidnapped by Boko Haram militants in the Nigerian town of Chibok in 2014 are ready to return to normal life after being released and receiving psychological and medical treatment, the government said on Friday.

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India threatens Philip Morris with ‘punitive action‘ over alleged violations

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The Indian government has threatened Philip Morris International Inc with "punitive action" over the tobacco giant‘s alleged violation of the country‘s anti-smoking laws, according to a letter sent to the company by the federal health ministry.

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Spanish police shoot five suspects dead after van rampage kills 13 in Barcelona

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Spanish police shot dead five would-be attackers after confronting them early on Friday in a town south of Barcelona where hours earlier a suspected Islamist militant drove a van into crowds, killing 13 people and wounding scores of others.

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South Africa to grant Grace Mugabe diplomatic immunity: government source

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa is planning to grant diplomatic immunity to Zimbabwe‘s first lady Grace Mugabe, allowing her to return to Harare and avoid prosecution for the alleged assault of a 20-year-old model, a government source said on Friday.

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Spanish police shoot five suspects dead after driver kills 13 in Barcelona

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Spain launched a sweeping anti-terrorism operation on Friday, shooting dead five would-be attackers after a suspected Islamist militant drove a van into crowds in Barcelona, killing 13 people and wounding scores.

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As U.S. debates policy, Afghan pilots fear for families‘ lives

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (Reuters) - As the Trump administration debates war strategy in Afghanistan, this Afghan pilot in the U.S.-backed Afghan Air Force has more pressing concerns: He‘s worried the Taliban may kidnap or kill his family.

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Exclusive: India threatens Philip Morris with ‘punitive action‘ over alleged violations

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The Indian government has threatened Philip Morris International Inc with "punitive action" over the tobacco giant‘s alleged violation of the country‘s anti-smoking laws, according to a letter sent to the company by the federal health ministry.

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Top U.S. general reaffirms commitment to Japan amid North Korea tensions

TOKYO (Reuters) - The top U.S. general repeated Washington‘s "ironclad commitment" to the security of its close Asian ally, Japan, on Friday amid regional tensions over North Korea, telling his counterpart in Tokyo that "an attack on one is an attack on both of us".

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Former Uber CEO says investor lawsuit a ‘public and personal attack‘

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The ousted chief executive officer of Uber Technologies Inc called a lawsuit filed against him by one of the company‘s top investors a "public and personal attack" without merit, according to court documents filed late on Thursday.

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U.S. Navy, citing poor seamanship, removes commanders of warship in deadly crash

WASHINGTON/TOKYO (Reuters) - The U.S. Navy has removed the two senior officers and the senior enlisted sailor on a U.S. warship that almost sank off the coast of Japan in June after it was struck by a Philippine container ship, the Navy said on Friday.

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Spain hunts driver who killed 13 in Barcelona, says foils bomb plot

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Spain mounted a sweeping anti-terror operation on Friday after a suspected Islamist militant drove a van into crowds in Barcelona, killing 13 people before fleeing, in what police suspect was one of multiple planned attacks.

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Spain hunts driver who killed 13 in Barcelona, foils bomb plot

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Spain mounted a sweeping anti-terror operation on Friday after a suspected Islamist militant drove a van into crowds in Barcelona, killing 13 people before fleeing, in what police suspect was one of multiple planned attacks.

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Venezuela‘s new chief prosecutor vows to jail protest leaders

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Venezuela will hunt down and jail leaders of violent protests that have rocked the country since April, its new top prosecutor said on Thursday, a day before a hate crimes law was expected to be approved despite fears that it will be used to crush dissent.

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U.S. Navy to remove senior leaders of warship after deadly June crash

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Navy will relieve the two senior officers and the senior enlisted sailor on a U.S. warship that collided with a Philippine container ship in June off the coast of Japan, the Navy said on Thursday,

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Trump drops plan to create infrastructure council: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump has abandoned plans to create an infrastructure advisory council, the White House said on Thursday, the day after two other advisory groups were dismantled over the furor caused by Trump‘s remarks on white supremacists.

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Spain hunts van driver who mowed down Barcelona crowd, killing 13

BARCELONA (Reuters) - A manhunt was underway for the driver of a van that mowed through crowds of tourists on Barcelona‘s most famous avenue on Thursday, killing at least 13 people in an attack that was claimed by Islamic State.

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Dozen U.S. sailors to be punished for June collision: Navy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - About a dozen U.S. sailors are expected to face punishment for a collision in June between the USS Fitzgerald and a Philippine cargo ship, including the warship‘s commander officer and other senior leaders of the ship, the Navy said on Thursday.

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Van plows through crowd in Barcelona, killing at least 13

BARCELONA (Reuters) - A manhunt is underway for the driver of a van that mowed through crowds of tourists on Barcelona‘s most famous avenue on Thursday, killing at least 13 people in an attack that was claimed by Islamic State.

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Fellow Republicans assail Trump after he defends Confederate monuments

BRIDGEWATER, N.J./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Thursday decried the removal of monuments to the pro-slavery Civil War Confederacy, echoing white nationalists and drawing stinging rebukes from fellow Republicans in a controversy that has inflamed racial tensions.

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On sidelines of trade talks, businesses tout NAFTA‘s benefits

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Steps away from this week‘s NAFTA trade negotiations, business unified in hopes of sending a singular message: do no harm.

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Trump‘s attacks could leave him friendless if impeachment comes

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump has stepped up his attacks on Republican senators, an approach he may regret if he is someday impeached and the Senate has to weigh charges against him stemming from an investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election.

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Van plows through crowd in Barcelona, killing about 12

BARCELONA (Reuters) - A van mowed through crowds of tourists on Barcelona‘s most famous avenue on Thursday, killing about a dozen people in an attack that was claimed by Islamic State.

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Van plows through crowd in Barcelona, killing 13

BARCELONA (Reuters) - A van plowed into crowds in the Spanish city of Barcelona on Thursday and a regional official said 13 people were killed in what police said they were treating as a terrorist attack.

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Ackman‘s Pershing Square says ADP needs to streamline, modernize

BOSTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Billionaire activist investor William Ackman on Thursday said Automatic Data Processing Inc‘s stock price could double in the next five years if the human resources outsourcing company cuts costs, streamlines its business and invests in technology upgrades.

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