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Philippines halts peace talks with rebels

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine government peace negotiators cancelled formal peace talks with Maoist-led rebels in the Netherlands on Saturday after New People's Army (NPA) guerrillas stepped up offensives in the countryside.

Australia's 'Ganja Queen' set to leave Bali

DENPASAR, Indonesia (Reuters) - Australian drug convict Schapelle Corby is set to be deported from the Indonesian island of Bali on Saturday night after completing a twelve-and-a-half-year sentence for smuggling marijuana, a case that strained ties between the neighboring countries.

Two British fighter jets dispatched on urgent mission: Sky News

LONDON (Reuters) - Two British fighter jets have been dispatched from a Royal Air Force base in Scotland on an urgent "Quick Reaction Response", Sky News reported citing unnamed sources.

UK passengers suffer long delays after global British Airways IT outage

LONDON (Reuters) - British Airways flights from Britain were delayed on Saturday because of a global system outage, the airline said, with passengers reporting massive hold-ups at airports and planes being held on runways.

U.N. expresses grave concern over Myanmar, Thai deportation of Turkish national

BANGKOK (Reuters) - The United Nations expressed grave concern on Saturday over the deportation by Myanmar and Thailand of a Turkish national over alleged connections to a July 2016 coup attempt in Turkey.

Islamic State claims deadly shooting of Egyptian Christians

CAIRO (Reuters) - Islamic State said on Saturday that its fighters had carried out a shooting that killed dozens of Egyptian Christians on Friday, according to a statement from the group.

Putin and Erdogan want deeper strategic partnership: Kremlin

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkey's Tayyip Erdogan confirmed in a phone call their mutual desire for a deepening of the strategic partnership between their two countries, the Kremlin said on Saturday.

Erdogan says EU presented Turkey with new 12-month diplomatic timetable: Hurriyet

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said the European Union had presented Turkey with a new 12-month timetable for renewing their relations, the Hurriyet daily said on Saturday.

Pakistan says Iranian mortar attack kills civilian

QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) - Iranian mortar fire on Saturday killed a Pakistani civilian in the western Baluchistan province that shares a long border with Iran, a regional Pakistani official said.

Putin discusses Syria, economic ties with Iran's Rouhani: Kremlin

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin and Iran's Hassan Rouhani held a phone call in which the two leaders stressed the need for more joint efforts to resolve the Syria crisis and discussed economic ties, the Kremlin said on Saturday.

Egypt continues air strikes against militant camps: state TV

CAIRO (Reuters) - The Egyptian military is continuing to carry out air strikes against militant training camps outside the country, state television reported on Saturday.

Turkey formally arrests newspaper staff over suspected coup links: paper

ANKARA (Reuters) - A Turkish court formally arrested two opposition newspaper employees late on Friday, the state-run Anadolu news agency and the newspaper said, as part of a media crackdown that has alarmed rights groups and Turkey's Western allies.

Philippines turns to heavy firepower as hunt for rebel leader narrows

MARAWI CITY, Philippines (Reuters) - Philippine armed forces helicopters fired guided rockets at Islamist militant positions on Saturday in an attempt to end a siege in the southern city of Marawi that has raged for five days.

UK police arrest two more in hunt for suicide bomber's network

LONDON (Reuters) - British police said they had arrested two men on Saturday as they stepped up their efforts to capture a suspected network behind the suicide bomber who killed 22 people in Manchester earlier this week.

South Korea's anti-piracy unit searches for Mongolian ship off Somalia

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea has dispatched its anti-piracy naval unit to waters off Somalia after communication with a Mongolian fishing vessel was cut when it requested help, fearing it was being followed by a suspected pirate vessel.

Iraqi forces launch operation to seize last Islamic State enclave in Mosul

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi armed forces launched an operation on Saturday to capture the last Islamic State-held enclave in Mosul, according to a military statement.

Malaysian police arrests six Islamic State suspects

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysian authorities have arrested six local men for suspected involvement with the Islamic State militant group, police said on Saturday.

Dozens dead in Afghanistan violence as Ramadan begins

KABUL (Reuters) - A suspected suicide bomber killed at least 14 people in Afghanistan on Saturday and fighting between militants and security forces left at least 36 people dead on the first day of Islam's holy Month of Ramadan.

Top China official says Hong Kong's autonomy is not a license to challenge Beijing

HONG KONG (Reuters) - A top Chinese official said on Saturday Hong Kong's high degree of autonomy must not be taken as a license to confront Beijing, and urged the territory's government to implement contentious new national security laws.

Palestinian inmates in Israeli jails end hunger strike: Prison Service

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Hundreds of Palestinian prisoners incarcerated in Israeli jails ended a 40-day hunger strike on Saturday, the Israel Prisons Service said.

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