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Russian opposition leader‘s fraud conviction arbitrary, Europe‘s top rights court says

STRASBOURG, France (Reuters) - Europe‘s top human rights court ruled on Tuesday that Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny‘s conviction for fraud in 2014 had been "arbitrary and manifestly unreasonable" and ordered Russia to pay him compensation.

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Suspected U.S. drone strikes kill 31 on Pakistan-Afghanistan frontier

PARACHINAR/PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - Two suspected U.S. drone strikes on Tuesday killed 11 people on the mountainous Pakistan-Afghanistan border, following a strike a day earlier that killed 20, government and militant sources said.

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Madrid, Catalonia clash over jailed pro-independence leaders as protests called

MADRID/BARCELONA (Reuters) - Authorities in Madrid and Barcelona locked horns over whether two jailed Catalan pro-independence leaders were political prisoners, as their detention looked set to reignite secessionist protests.

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Pharma business, Actelion buy drive J&J‘s profit beat

(Reuters) - Johnson & Johnson reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit, driven by its pharmaceutical business and its recent acquisition of Swiss biotech Actelion and other businesses.

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China‘s Xi set to codify legal clout, anti-graft campaign at congress

BEIJING (Reuters) - China‘s Communist Party once shunned the rule of law, preferring to rely on what Chairman Mao Zedong called "rule of man" essentially using the authority of party leaders to govern.

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Mexico tech industry benefits from U.S. anti-immigration stance

SAN FRANCISCO/MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Amazon, Facebook and other U.S. tech companies are expanding operations south of the border as Mexico works to capitalize on the Trump administration‘s anti-immigration stance.

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Iraqi forces seize more territory in advance against Kurds

BAGHDAD/KIRKUK (Reuters) - The Baghdad government recaptured territory across the breadth of northern Iraq from Kurds on Tuesday, widening a sudden and dramatic campaign that has shifted the balance of power in the country almost overnight.

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J&J reports 11.9 percent fall in quarterly profit

(Reuters) - Johnson & Johnson , which completed its 30 billion acquisition of Swiss biotech Actelion in June, reported a 11.9 percent fall in quarterly profit as costs rose.

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Maltese journalist‘s son says she was murdered for exposing corruption

VALLETTA (Reuters) - The son of Malta‘s best-known investigative journalist said on Tuesday his mother was killed by a car bomb because of her work exposing political corruption.

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Suspected U.S. drone strikes kill 26 on Pakistan-Afghanistan frontier

PARACHINAR/PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - A second suspected U.S. drone strike on Tuesday killed six people on the mountainous Pakistan-Afghanistan border, after a strike a day earlier that killed 20, government and militant sources said.

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Islamic State defeated in their Syrian capital Raqqa

RAQQA, Syria (Reuters) - U.S.-backed militias raised a flag inside Raqqa stadium on Tuesday, a Reuters witness said, as a four-month battle to take Islamic State‘s Syrian capital came to an end.

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Taliban attacks kill at least 61 across Afghanistan

KABUL (Reuters) - Taliban suicide car bombers and gunmen attacked a provincial Afghan police headquarters on Tuesday, killing at least 33 people, including the police chief, and wounding 160, in the deadliest of a series of attacks across the country, officials and militants said.

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Midnight in Toulouse: How CSeries deal shook status quo

TOULOUSE, France (Reuters) - Two years ago, Airbus Chief Executive Tom Enders halted negotiations to buy Canada‘s CSeries program at midnight after the talks with Bombardier leaked to Reuters. On Tuesday, he performed a U-turn by backing a similar deal after all - again at dead of night.

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NFL weighs protesting players‘ passion against Trump rebukes

NEW YORK (Reuters) - National Football League officials will weigh the fervor of players who protest racism by kneeling for the national anthem against the anger of U.S. President Donald Trump at their two-day autumn meeting beginning on Tuesday in New York City.

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Islamic State cleared from Syria‘s Raqqa: monitoring group

RAQQA, Syria (Reuters) - U.S.-backed militias have completely taken Syria‘s Raqqa from Islamic State, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Tuesday.

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UK hate crimes surge on Brexit and militant attacks

LONDON (Reuters) - Hate crimes in Britain surged by the highest amount on record last year, official figures showed on Tuesday, with the vote to leave the European Union a significant factor.

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Islamic State cleared from Syria‘s Raqqa: monitor

BEIRUT (Reuters) - U.S.-backed militias have completely taken Syria‘s Raqqa from Islamic State, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Tuesday.

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Islamic State in Raqqa mounts last stand

RAQQA, Syria (Reuters) - U.S.-backed militias will capture Islamic State‘s last foothold in the jihadists‘ former Syrian capital of Raqqa within hours, a militia spokesman said on Tuesday.

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Taliban suicide attack on provincial Afghan police HQ kills at least 12

KABUL (Reuters) - A Taliban suicide car bomber and gunmen attacked a provincial Afghan police headquarters on Tuesday, killing at least 12 people and wounding 60, officials and militants said.

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California wildfire evacuees allowed home as crews search for bodies

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - More evacuees were expected to return home on Tuesday in Northern California where the state‘s deadliest wildfires have killed at least 41 people and destroyed thousands of homes.

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Islamic State in Raqqa mounts last stand around city stadium

RAQQA, Syria (Reuters) - U.S.-backed militias said on Tuesday they are battling Islamic State around Raqqa stadium, the jihadists‘ last foothold in their former Syrian capital, after seizing a nearby hospital.

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U.S.-backed militias say they take major Raqqa position from ISIS

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) has taken the National Hospital in Raqqa, one of Islamic State‘s last remaining bastions in its former Syrian capital, a militia spokesman said on Tuesday.

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China state media attacks Western democracy ahead of Congress

BEIJING (Reuters) - China‘s official Xinhua news agency attacked Western democracy as divisive and confrontational on Tuesday, praising on the eve of a key Communist Party Congress the harmony and cooperative nature of the Chinese system.

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Philippine president declares Marawi liberated as battle goes on

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declared the southern city of Marawi liberated from pro-Islamic State militants on Tuesday, although a military spokesman said 20-30 rebels were still fighting it out and were holding about 20 hostages.

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