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UN chief calls for immediate halt to Libya fighting

UN chief calls for immediate halt to Libya fightingUN chief Antonio Guterres on Monday appealed for an immediate halt to fighting in Libya, after strongman Khalifa Haftar’s forces claimed an airstrike on Tripoli’s only functioning airport. Thousands have fled violence in the capital city, according to the United Nations, since Haftar launched a surprise assault last week which has left dozens dead. Secretary-General Guterres “urges the immediate halt of all military operations in order to de-escalate the situation and prevent an all-out conflict,” said a UN statement late Monday.



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China orders halt to baby gene-editing activities: state TV

China orders halt to baby gene-editing activities: state TVChina’s science ministry has ordered that people involved in the controversial baby gene-editing experiment halt their activities, a government official told state media Thursday. The ministry “firmly opposes the baby gene-editing incident and has already demanded that the relevant organisation suspend the scientific activities of relevant personnel,” a ministry official said, according to state broadcaster CCTV. The National Health Commission is investigating the claims.



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Caravan migrants in Tijuana call for halt to 'arbitrary deportations'

Caravan migrants in Tijuana call for halt to 'arbitrary deportations'Migrants at the U.S. border in Tijuana, Mexico held a news conference where they demanded that their rights be respected when apprehended. Rough cut (No reporter narration).



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Top Yemen rebel calls for halt to military operations

Top Yemen rebel calls for halt to military operationsA high-ranking Yemeni rebel official urged his leadership Monday to freeze military operations and stop firing missiles into Saudi Arabia as the UN prepares for peace talks. Mohammed Ali al-Huthi, head of the Huthi insurgents’ Higher Revolutionary Committee and an influential political figure, tweeted that he also wants his group to announce “readiness to suspend and halt all military operations”.



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Top Huthi rebel calls for halt to attacks in Yemen

Top Huthi rebel calls for halt to attacks in YemenA high-ranking Huthi official has called for rebels to stop firing rockets and using attack drones in the conflict in Yemen, as a UN envoy prepares to travel to the country to prepare peace talks. Mohammed Ali al-Huthi, head of the Higher Revolutionary Committee and an influential political figure, tweeted that his group wants “all official Yemeni parties” to demand a ceasefire. Griffiths — whose efforts at kick-starting peace talks collapsed in September — said both the Saudi-backed government and the Huthi rebels have shown a “renewed commitment” to work on a political solution and have given “firm assurances” that they will attend the talks.



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The Latest: Angry protesters bring halt to council meeting

The Latest: Angry protesters bring halt to council meetingDALLAS (AP) — The Latest on a deadly shooting in Dallas involving an off-duty police officer (all times local):



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German drug maker sues to halt US execution

German drug maker sues to halt US executionGerman drug maker Fresenius Kabi is suing to halt a planned execution in Nebraska, claiming the US state illegally obtained the company’s drugs to use for the lethal injection procedure. Fresenius Kabi filed the lawsuit Tuesday evening, saying the state was planning to use two of its drugs on August 14 to put to death convicted killer Carey Dean Moore. If carried out, the execution would be Nebraska’s first in 21 years and its first ever lethal injection.



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U.S. pushes allies to halt Iran oil imports, waivers unlikely

U.S. pushes allies to halt Iran oil imports, waivers unlikelyBy Lesley Wroughton and Doina Chiacu WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States has told countries to cut all imports of Iranian oil from November and is unlikely to offer any exemptions, a senior State Department official said on Tuesday as the Trump administration ramps up pressure on allies to cut off funding to Iran. U.S. President Donald Trump in May said his administration was withdrawing from the “defective” nuclear deal agreed between Iran and six world powers in July 2015, aimed at curbing Tehran’s nuclear capabilities in exchange for the lifting of some sanctions, and ordered the reimposition of U.S. sanctions against Tehran that were suspended under the accord. “Yes, we are asking them to go to zero,” the official said when asked if the United States was pushing allies, including China and India, to cut oil imports to zero by November.



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Italy proposes African migrant centers to halt immigrant tide

Italy proposes African migrant centers to halt immigrant tideBy Ahmed Elumami TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Italy called on Monday for migrant centers to be set up in Africa to stop a tide of asylum-seekers fleeing toward western Europe, as Rome raised pressure on its European Union partners to take a much tougher approach to immigration. The new Italian government has closed its ports to charity ships operating in the Mediterranean, saying the EU must share the burden of disembarking the hundreds of migrants who are plucked from waters each month, mostly off the Libyan coast. Italy, which lies close to Libya, has taken in 650,000 boat migrants since 2014.



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All GOP senators want to halt separation of families at border, McConnell says

All GOP senators want to halt separation of families at border, McConnell says"The president says we need to act, the Democrats say we need to act, we say we need to act," Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said.



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