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Brazil candidate accused of spreading fake news stories

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Sao Paulo, Oct 10 (AP) - Charges of fake news are heating up the presidential race ahead of Brazil's Oct. 28 runoff, with the center-left candidate on Tuesday accusing his rival's campaign of defaming him with false stories on social media and messaging apps.
A fact-checking group said that Fernando Haddad has been targeted by a wave of false allegations, some accusing him of planning to shut down churches and distribute textbooks teaching children to be gay.
Haddad blamed his adversary...
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Japan urges Myanmar to conduct credible Rohingya probe

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Tokyo, Oct 10 (AP) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told Myanmar's leader Tuesday that a credible investigation into alleged human rights violations against Rohingya Muslims is key to resolving tensions in the country's Rakhine state.
Abe told a joint news conference after holding talks with...
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Indonesia limits foreign role in Sulawesi disaster relief

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Palu, Oct 10 (AP) - Indonesia's disaster agency said Wednesday that it only needs tents, water treatment units, generators and transport from other countries as it responds to the Sulawesi earthquake and tsunami that killed more than 2,000 people.
The agency's spokesman, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho...
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From ‘special seed’ to 2,170-pound winning pumpkin

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Half Moon Bay, Oct 9 (AP) - "One special seed" and months of care by an Oregon commercial pilot produced a massive pumpkin that tipped the scales at a global weigh-in Monday in Northern California, the fourth time his gargantuan plants were awarded top honors.
Steve Daletas of Pleasant Hill...
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Dutch appeals court upholds landmark climate case ruling

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The Hague, Oct 9 (AP) - A Dutch appeals court on Tuesday upheld a landmark ruling that ordered the Dutch government to cut the country's greenhouse gas emissions by at least 25 percent by 2020 from benchmark 1990 levels.
"Considering the great dangers that are likely to occur, more ambitious...
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