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Herculean task ahead to shield New York from rising waters

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New York is bracing for the rising sea levels that climate change will bring, and preparations have already begun -- but the long-term costs of adapting to a warmer, wetter world are expected to be astronomical. Protective barriers made of sand have appeared in Manhattan and Brooklyn, with man-made dunes… Read

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U.S. sending troops to bolster Saudi defenses after attack

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U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday approved sending American troops to bolster Saudi Arabia's air and missile defenses after the largest-ever attack on the kingdom's oil facilities, which Washington has squarely blamed on Iran. The Pentagon said the deployment would involve a moderate number of troops - not numbering thousands… Read

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Political battle escalates over whistleblower complaint about Trump

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A political battle over a classified whistleblower complaint about U.S. President Donald Trump escalated on Friday, with Democrats warning of a national security threat and Republicans turning it into an attack on Joe Biden, one of Trump's chief political rivals. Trump dismissed the complaint from a whistleblower within the intelligence… Read

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Global youth protests urge climate action

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A wave of climate change protests swept the globe Friday, with hundreds of thousands of young people sending a message to leaders headed for a U.N. summit: The warming world can't wait for action. Marches, rallies and demonstrations were held from Canberra to Kabul and Cape Town to New York and… Read

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Britain and EU spar over Brexit as clock ticks down

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Britain said on Friday a Brexit deal with the European Union could be reached at a summit next month, but EU member Ireland said the sides were far from agreement and London had not yet made serious proposals. Three years after Britons voted to leave the EU, hopes of a… Read

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Trump announces new sanctions on Iran

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President Donald Trump on Friday announced new sanctions on Iran's central bank, calling the measures the toughest ever imposed on another country by the United States. "We have just sanctioned the Iranian national bank," Trump told reporters in the Oval Office. "These are the highest sanctions ever imposed on a… Read

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Yemen rebels say they're halting attacks on Saudi Arabia

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Yemen's Houthi rebels said late Friday night that they were halting drone and missile attacks against Saudi Arabia, one week after they claimed responsibility for a strike that crippled a key oil facility in the kingdom. The U.S. and the Saudis blamed the Sept 14 attack on Iran, which backs… Read

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Minibus bombing outside Iraq's Karbala kills 12, injures 5

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A bomb exploded on a minibus packed with passengers outside the Shiite holy city of Karbala Friday night, killing 12 people and wounding five others, Iraqi security officials and the state news agency said. This was one of the biggest attacks targeting civilians since the extremist Islamic State group was… Read

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Bus with Chinese-speaking tourists crashes in Utah; 4 dead

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A bus carrying Chinese-speaking tourists crashed near a national park in southern Utah, killing at least four people and critically injuring up to 15 others, authorities said Friday. The morning wreck near Bryce Canyon National Park, known for its distinctive landscape of narrow red rock spires, left 12 to 15… Read

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Taiwan dismayed as another Pacific nation switches to Beijing

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Taiwan lashed out at China on Friday after the tiny island nation of Kiribati switched its recognition to Beijing, the second diplomatic defection in the strategically important Pacific in less than a week. The move is another coup for Beijing just weeks before it celebrates the 70th anniversary of the… Read

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