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Nepal's sexual minorities say progress in rights…

Nepal seized the lead in equal rights for sexual minorities in South Asia with a new constitution that forbids all discrimination based on sexual orientation, but activists say progress has stalled

Saudi oil drone attack 'a blow for the world'

Attacks on Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities are an attack on the "whole world" the country says.

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Japan exports sink on weaker trade with China, US

Japan's exports fell 12% in August from a year earlier and its trade surplus

Study Finds 1 In 16 U.S. Women's First Sexual…

An analysis of 13,310 U.S. women between 18 and 44 found 6.5% of them were coerced or forced into their first sexual encounter.

Facebook auto-generating pages for Islamic State…

Whistleblower's complaint shows that Facebook has inadvertently provided extremist groups Islamic State and al-Qaida with a networking and recruitment tool by producing dozens of pages in their names

Saudi Arabia joins US-led maritime coalition…

Saudi Arabia says that it is joining a U.S.-led coalition to secure the Mideast's waterways after an attack targeting its crucial oil industry

'Why I recover the bodies of drowning victims'

Keith Cornican travels the US recovering the bodies of drowning victims. A personal tragedy inspired him.

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China releases stockpiled pork to cool price surge

China releases stockpiled pork to cool price surge ahead of Oct. 1 celebration of Communist Party's 70th anniversary in power

New York Becomes First State To Officially Ban…

The state Public Health and Health Planning Council voted to put the ban into effect immediately.

Air China jet returns to Dulles after engine fire reported

Officials say an Air China jet bound for Beijing has made an emergency return to Dulles International Airport after reporting an engine fire

Israel's 2 main political parties deadlocked…

Israel's two main political parties are deadlocked after national elections, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu facing an uphill battle to keep his job.

Afghanistan's 'no-man's land'

The BBC enters Taliban-controlled territory in Faryab province to meet those civilians most at risk.

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California store paying $1.2M to settle sex-assault claims

A Northern California store as agreed to pay $1.2 million to settle claims that a supervisor sexually assaulted employees in a walk-in freezer

Corey Lewandowski Testifies Before House…

Lewandowski said he was instructed not to disclose "discussions with the president or his advisers to protect executive branch confidentiality."