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Malaysia eyes more than 10-fold hike in Singapore water deal

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Putrajaya, Aug 13 (AP) - Malaysia's prime minister said Monday he is seeking to hike the price of water sold to the neighboring country of Singapore by more than ten times as his country searches for ways to pay off massive debts.
Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, who shot back to power in an electoral upset in May, told The Associated Press that a decades-old treaty governing the water agreement needs to be revised to reflect increases in the cost of living.
The water deal has long been a...
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Rival Korea leaders to meet in Pyongyang in September

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Seoul, Aug 13 (AP) - The rival Koreas announced Monday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in will meet in Pyongyang sometime in September, while their envoys also dis-cussed Pyongyang's nuclear disarmament efforts and international sanctions.
The push for...
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Governors say ban on land deals could hurt beleaguered bird

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Denver, Aug 13 (AP) - Some governors in the U.S. West say a new Trump administration directive threatens to undermine a hard-won compromise aimed at saving a beleaguered bird scattered across their region.
The directive, issued in late July, severely limits a type of land swap involving federal...
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Egypt hands Muslim Brotherhood leader another life sentence

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Cairo, Aug 13 (AP) - An Egyptian court on Sunday sentenced five people, including the head of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, to life in prison on violence-related charges.
It's the latest of several life sentences for Mohammed Badie, who has also been sentenced to death in separate trials since...
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Alaska’s North Slope hit by strongest quake noted in region

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Kavik River Camp, Aug 13 (AP) - Alaska's North Slope was hit Sunday by the most powerful earthquake ever recorded in the region, the state's seismologist said.
At 6:58 a.m. Sunday, the magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck an area 42 miles (67 kilometers) east of Kavik Riv-er Camp and 343 miles (551...
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