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Draghi urges cooperation to combat anti-globalization

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Jackson Hole, Aug 26 (AP) - Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank, said Friday that the global economy is strengthening but warned that countries must work together to resist a growing backlash against open trade.
Draghi told an annual conference of central bankers in Jackson Hole that multi-lateral cooperation is crucial to reassuring workers who worry that free trade puts their jobs at risk. He said advanced economies need to ensure that an open global economy preserves...
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Calm returns after 30 die in India riots over guru verdict

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Panchkula, Aug 26 (AP) - Security forces on Saturday patrolled the streets of a north Indian state where ram-paging mobs left at least 30 people dead and more than 250 others injured, after a court declared a quasi-religious sect leader guilty of raping two of his followers.
Authorities lifted...
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North Korea fires 3 short-range missiles; US says tests fail

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Seoul, Aug 26 (AP) - Three North Korea short-range ballistic missiles failed on Saturday, U.S. military officials said, which, if true, would be a temporary setback to Pyongyang's rapid nuclear and missile expansion.
The U.S. Pacific Command said in a statement that two of the North's missiles...
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Student charged with assaulting 4 at Australian university

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Canberra, Aug 26 (AP) - A Canberra court on Saturday ordered an 18-year-old student to undergo a mental health assessment after he was charged with attacking his teacher and three of his fellow students with a base-ball bat at one of Australia's most prestigious universities.
Shortly after 9 a.m...
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Hong Kong shuts down as powerful typhoon sweeps past

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Hong Kong, Aug 23 (AP) - A powerful typhoon barreled into Hong Kong on Wednesday, forcing offices and schools to close and leaving flooded streets, shattered windows and hundreds of canceled flights in its wake.
Typhoon Hato came within 60 kilometers (37 miles) of Hong Kong, close enough to be...
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