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Death toll from suicide bombing in Nigeria rises to at least 50

LONDON (Reuters) - The death toll from a suicide bombing at a mosque in the northeastern Nigerian town of Mubi on Tuesday rose to at least 50 people, a police official said.

China urges Thailand to find Muslim Uighurs quickly after dramatic cell break

BEIJING (Reuters) - China said on Tuesday it has urged Thailand to "quickly bring to justice" 20 ethnic Uighur Muslims from China who broke out of a Thai detention center through a hole in the wall, using blankets to climb to the ground.

Iran's president declares end of Islamic State

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani declared the end of Islamic State on Tuesday while a senior military commander thanked the "thousands of martyrs" killed in operations organized by Iran to defeat the militant group in Syria and Iraq.

Turkish opposition journalist sentenced to three years over tweet: agency

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A Turkish court sentenced a journalist from opposition newspaper Cumhuriyet to three years in prison on Tuesday on a charge of spreading terrorist propaganda over a tweet which the paper briefly posted in May, state media said.

Suicide bomber kills at least 15 in northeast Nigeria

BAUCHI, Nigeria (Reuters) - A suicide bomber killed at least 15 people at a mosque in the northeast Nigerian town of Mubi on Tuesday, a local government official said.

Zimbabwe's Mugabe told to resign ahead of impeachment proceedings

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe faced the start of an impeachment process on Tuesday and should heed his people's call to resign, said Emmerson Mnangagwa, the ruling party's candidate to replace him.

Merkel aide gives German parties three weeks to find way out of crisis

BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel's right-hand man, Peter Altmaier, appealed to political parties on Tuesday to decide in the next three weeks whether they can form a stable government and drag Germany out of a political impasse.

Lebanon army chief calls for readiness at Israel border

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's army chief urged his soldiers on Tuesday to stand fully ready at the southern border to face the "threats of the Israeli enemy".

South Korea, Japan welcome U.S. relisting North Korea as sponsor of terrorism

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea and Japan on Tuesday welcomed U.S. President Donald Trump's move to put North Korea back on a list of state sponsors of terrorism, saying it will ramp up pressure on the reclusive regime to get rid of its nuclear weapons.

Iranian president declares end of Islamic State

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani declared the end of Islamic State on Tuesday in an address broadcast live on state TV.

Lebanon army chief asks troops for readiness at Israel border

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's army chief urged "full readiness" at the southern border to face the "threats of the Israeli enemy and its violations," the army said in a tweet on Tuesday.

Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa adds to calls for Mugabe to go

HARARE (Reuters) - Ousted Zimbabwean vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa added his voice on Tuesday to those demanding 93-year-old President Mugabe resign, saying he needed to heed the "clarion call" of his people and step down.

Rosneft CEO Sechin to miss Ulyukayev court hearings on November 22: TASS

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The chief executive of Russian oil giant Rosneft, Igor Sechin, will not attend court hearings on Nov 22 to witness in ex-economy minister Alexei Ulyukayev's trial, TASS quoted Rosneft spokesman as saying on Tuesda...

Exclusive - State Dept. revolt: Tillerson accused of violating U.S. law on child soldiers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A group of about a dozen U.S. State Department officials have taken the unusual step of formally accusing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson of violating a federal law designed to stop foreign militaries from enlisting child soldiers, according to internal government documents reviewed by Reuters.

Thailand seeks to prosecute ousted PM Thaksin in absentia in two graft cases

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand is seeking to prosecute ousted Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra for graft under a law that allows politicians to be tried in absentia, an official said on Tuesday, months after Thaksin's sister was sentenced to jail in her absence.

Russia's Putin hosts Syria's Assad for talks: Kremlin

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin held talks with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi on Monday, discussing the fight against terrorism and the prospects for a political settlement in Syria, the Kremlin said in Tuesday.

Myanmar hopes for deal with Bangladesh on Rohingya refugees: Suu Kyi

NAYPYITAW (Reuters) - Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi said on Tuesday she hopes talks with Bangladesh this week will result in a memorandum of understanding on the "safe return" of Rohingya Muslims who fled to Bangladesh in the past three months.

Chinese rights lawyer jailed two years for inciting subversion

BEIJING (Reuters) - A prominent Chinese rights lawyer was sentenced to two years jail on Tuesday after being found guilty of inciting subversion of state power, the latest in a series of similar verdicts amid a sweeping crackdown on activism.

South Korea, Japan say listing North Korea as terror sponsor will pressure Pyongyang to denuclearize

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea and Japan on Tuesday welcomed U.S. President Donald Trump putting North Korea back on a list of state sponsors of terrorism, saying it would ramp up pressure on Pyongyang to denuclearize the Korean peninsula.

Sound in Atlantic not from missing Argentine submarine: navy spokesman

MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina/BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - A sound detected on Monday in the South Atlantic, near where an Argentine navy submarine with 44 crew went missing five days ago, is not believed to have come from the ill-fated vessel, a navy spokesman said.

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