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Duterte Stakes Rare Claim, Tells China to ‘Lay Off’ Thitu Island

Duterte Stakes Rare Claim, Tells China to ‘Lay Off’ Thitu Island“I’m trying to tell China, Pag-Asa is ours,” Duterte said, calling Thitu Island by its local name. The president’s comments came hours after his Foreign Affairs Department said the presence of about 275 Chinese vessels near Thitu Island is “illegal” and violates Philippine sovereignty.



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The stakes are high for Pope Francis, Catholics worldwide in unprecedented sex abuse summit

The stakes are high for Pope Francis, Catholics worldwide in unprecedented sex abuse summitPope Francis' summit on clergy sexual abuse, which opens Thursday at the Vatican, draws church leaders from around the world.



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For Trump, clear stakes and uncertain end on Venezuela

For Trump, clear stakes and uncertain end on VenezuelaPresident Donald Trump has intervened in an unusually forceful way in Venezuela’s political crisis, but whether the United States can force a change of power remains to be seen. Trump — who has largely shunned democracy promotion overseas and is pulling troops from Syria and Afghanistan as part of an “American First” worldview — on Wednesday recognized opposition leader Juan Guaido as Venezuela’s interim president. Backed by most but not all Latin American powers, Trump said that leftist firebrand Nicolas Maduro was illegitimate, even as the military leadership continues to support him as Venezuela’s rightful leader.



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Bernie Sanders Stakes Out Forceful Climate Stance, Leapfrogging The 2020 Field

Bernie Sanders Stakes Out Forceful Climate Stance, Leapfrogging The 2020 FieldWASHINGTON ― Two years can be a split second in geological time and an



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Closing Arguments Were High Stakes for Manafort's Defense Team. They May Be Higher for Robert Mueller

Closing Arguments Were High Stakes for Manafort's Defense Team. They May Be Higher for Robert MuellerTrump continues to refer to the Mueller investigation as a "witch hunt," a conviction in the Manafort trial could help the investigators prove its legitimacy to a skeptical public



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Odds to favor wet weather for 150th Belmont Stakes making for a soggy Triple Crown

Odds to favor wet weather for 150th Belmont Stakes making for a soggy Triple CrownA storm seems destined to bring rain to Belmont Park, New York, to complete a soggy third leg of the 2018 Triple Crown.



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Stakes rise in Turkey's Afrin assault as pro-Assad militia arrive

Stakes rise in Turkey's Afrin assault as pro-Assad militia arriveBy Ellen Francis and Ece Toksabay BEIRUT/ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey warned on Wednesday that pro-Damascus forces would face “serious consequences” for entering Syria’s Afrin region to help Kurdish fighters repel a Turkish offensive. The Syrian Kurdish YPG militia said Turkish planes bombed a town in Afrin on Wednesday.



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Iranian protesters attack police stations, raise stakes in unrest

Iranian protesters attack police stations, raise stakes in unrestBy Michael Georgy DUBAI (Reuters) – Iranian protesters attacked police stations late into the night on Monday, news agency and social media reports said, as security forces struggled to contain the boldest challenge to the clerical leadership since unrest in 2009. Videos on social media showed an intense clash in the central town of Qahderijan between security forces and protesters who were trying to occupy a police station, which was partially set ablaze. There were unconfirmed reports of several casualties among demonstrators.



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Iranian protesters attack police stations, raise stakes in unrest

Iranian protesters attack police stations, raise stakes in unrestBy Michael Georgy DUBAI (Reuters) – Iranian protesters attacked police stations late into the night on Monday, news agency and social media reports said, as security forces struggled to contain the boldest challenge to the clerical leadership since unrest in 2009. Videos on social media showed an intense clash in the central town of Qahderijan between security forces and protesters who were trying to occupy a police station, which was partially set ablaze. There were unconfirmed reports of several casualties among demonstrators.



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The Stakes Could Not Be Higher

Today, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) released its 2015 World AIDS Day report, in advance of December 1. The report finds that 15.8 million people were accessing antiretroviral treatment (ART) as of June 2015. This is an extraordinary achievement–more than doubling the number of people that were on treatment just…
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