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Kenya Supreme Court criticizes election board in verdict on polls

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenyan police tear-gassed opposition supporters demonstrating near the Supreme Court on Wednesday as judges began to deliver a detailed ruling that criticized the election board for its performance in last month's annulled presidential election.

UK police arrest three in Wales over London train bomb attack

NEWPORT, Wales (Reuters) - British police arrested three men in south Wales over last week's bombing of a busy commuter train in west London, meaning five people are now being questioned by detectives over the attack which injured 30 people.

Poll gives New Zealand's Nationals nine point lead after final TV debate before vote

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand's ruling National Party regained a wide lead over the opposition Labour Party in an opinion poll on Wednesday after party leaders went head-to-head in the final debate before Saturday's election.

China's probes of rights lawyers 'alarming': Human Rights Watch

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has launched more rigorous investigations into the activities and finances of rights lawyers and law firms that take on politically sensitive issues, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday, in its multi-year campaign to stifle dissent.

Desperate night search for children in Mexico school ruins after quake

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Desperate parents and rescue workers pulled through rubble in a floodlit search on Wednesday for dozens of young children feared buried under a Mexico City school destroyed by the country's most lethal earthquake in a generation.

Hindus fleeing Myanmar violence hope for shelter in Modi's India

KUTUPALONG, Bangladesh/NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Caught in the crossfire between Myanmar's military and Rohingya insurgents, hundreds of Hindus who have fled to Bangladesh are placing their hopes on the Hindu nationalist government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in neighboring India.

Spain police raid Catalonia government offices, arrest junior minister

MADRID (Reuters) - Spanish police arrested Catalonia's junior economy minister Josep Maria Jove on Wednesday as part of a raid on regional government offices ahead of an unauthorised referendum on independence, sources within the Catalan government said.

Kyrgyzstan protests over Kazakh 'support' for opposition candidate

BISHKEK (Reuters) - Kyrgyzstan's government officially protested on Wednesday after Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev met with Kyrgyz opposition presidential candidate Omurbek Babanov, saying its neighbour was interfering in its Oct. 15 election.

South Korea says Trump's warning to North Korea 'firm and specific'

SEOUL/TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's speech to the United Nations, where he warned he would "totally destroy" North Korea if threatened, reinforced the need for Pyongyang to realize it must give up its nuclear weapons, South Korea said on Wednesday.

British police arrest third man in London bomb attack investigation

LONDON (Reuters) - British police have arrested a third man over the bombing of a busy commuter train in west London last week which injured 30 people.

Erdogan says Turkey to consider sanctions over Kurdish independence vote: Anadolu

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey will consider imposing sanctions on Kurdish northern Iraq over its planned independence referendum, President Tayyip Erdogan was cited by state-run Anadolu news agency as saying.

Kenya tightens security as country waits for Supreme Court verdict

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Police sealed off roads near Kenya's Supreme Court on Wednesday as judges prepared to deliver a detailed ruling laying out their reasons for annulling last month's presidential election.

Powerful Hurricane Maria lashes St. Croix, takes aim at Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Hurricane Maria, the second maximum-strength storm to hit the Caribbean this month, battered the U.S. Virgin Island of St. Croix on Wednesday and was headed to Puerto Rico with catastrophic winds and dangerous storm surges.

New Zealand's ruling National Party regains wide lead over Labour: poll

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand's ruling National Party regained a wide lead over the opposition Labour party in an opinion poll released on Wednesday, the latest twist in a volatile campaign for a general election at the weekend...

Australian PM says first refugees to be resettled in U.S. under swap deal

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said on Wednesday the first group of about 50 men and woman held in two controversial detention centers for asylum-seekers on remote Pacific islands will be resettled in the United States within weeks.

Spain on the backfoot in bid to tackle youth unemployment

MADRID (Reuters) - Finding a fix for Spain's youth unemployment crisis was never going to happen overnight.

China offers support for strife-torn Venezuela at United Nations

BEIJING (Reuters) - China believes that the Venezuelan government and people can resolve their problems within a legal framework and maintain national stability, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told his Venezuelan counterpart at the United Nations.

Kirkuk shaping up as flashpoint ahead of Kurdistan independence vote

KIRKUK, Iraq (Reuters) - Visitors to Kirkuk in northern Iraq are greeted by an imposing statue of a Kurdish Peshmerga fighter with a gun slung over his shoulder, a reminder of tensions building in the hotly-contested city ahead of a referendum on Kurdish independence.

At U.N., Britain to push internet firms to remove extremist content quicker

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The leaders of Britain, France and Italy will push social media companies on Wednesday to remove "terrorist content" from the internet within one to two hours of it appearing because they say that is the period when most material is spread.

Myanmar's Suu Kyi denies going 'soft' on military

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has rejected a suggestion she is soft on the military, which the United Nations has accused of ethnic cleansing, saying her relationship with the generals was normal and her objective was national reconciliation.

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