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51 children injured in chemical attack at China kindergarten

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More than 50 people, mostly children, were injured by a man who broke into a kindergarten in southwest China and sprayed them with corrosive liquid, local authorities said Tuesday. The suspect, a 23-year-old surnamed Kong, entered the kindergarten by climbing a wall before spraying victims with sodium hydroxide, said local… Read

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Democrats vow to insulate impeachment inquiry from 'sham investigations'

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The impeachment inquiry into U.S. President Donald Trump will not be allowed to become a venue for "sham investigations" into Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden and his son, the head of a congressional committee leading the probe said on Tuesday. Representative Adam Schiff, the Democratic chairman of the House of… Read

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Trump says China trade deal 'close' but dashes hopes for signing details

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U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday dangled the prospect of completing an initial trade deal with China "soon," but offered no new details on negotiations in a campaign-style speech touting his administration's economic record. Markets had been on edge about Trump's highly anticipated remarks to The Economic Club of New… Read

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U.S. court rules against warrantless searches of phones, laptops

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A federal court in Boston has ruled that warrantless U.S. government searches of the phones and laptops of international travelers at airports and other U.S. ports of entry violate the Fourth Amendment. Tuesday's ruling came in a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union and the Electronic Frontier Foundation… Read

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Bolivia battles to restore stability as fallen Morales reaches Mexico

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Bolivia's former leader Evo Morales landed in Mexico on Tuesday pledging to keep up his political "fight", as security forces back home quelled unrest over the leftist's resignation and the country sought an interim replacement to fill a power vacuum. Morales thanked Mexico for "saving his life" as he arrived… Read

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Singapore baggage handler jailed for swapping luggage tags

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A Singaporean baggage handler has been jailed for 20 days for swapping tags on nearly 300 suitcases at the city-state's airport, causing them to end up at wrong destinations around the world. Tay Boon Keh, 66, had pleaded guilty to charges of swapping the tags on 286 bags at Changi… Read

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Spain's Socialists and Podemos reach unexpected deal to form a coalition

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Spain's Socialists and the far-left Unidas Podemos party agreed on the basis of a coalition government on Tuesday, just two days after a parliamentary election delivered a highly fragmented parliament. The unexpectedly fast preliminary agreement between two parties which recently refused to work together would require further steps including agreeing… Read

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Australians take shelter from intense bushfires

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Tens of thousands of Australians took shelter on Tuesday after authorities warned it was too late for them to leave their homes as bushfires raged across a vast area of the country's east coast. Officials issued 14 emergency warnings in New South Wales (NSW), each covering several communities, by late… Read

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Hong Kong police fire tear gas as chaos grips city

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A flash mob sprang up in the heart of Hong Kong's financial center on Tuesday, hours after police fired tear gas at a university campus and territory-wide transport disruptions wreaked commuter havoc in the Chinese-ruled city. More than 1,000 protesters, many wearing office clothes and face masks, rallied in the… Read

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As snow moves toward U.S. east coast, bitter cold hits midwest

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Much of the snow that was supposed to fall in the midwest has come down and now it's time for the main event: Record-breaking cold. The National Weather Service said Tuesday and Wednesday may see record cold from the southern plains to the Mississippi Valley to the Great Lakes and… Read

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