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Families of people killed in Philippine war on drugs want Duterte charged with crimes against humanity

Relatives of several people slain in the Philippine president’s anti-drug campaign are asking the International Criminal Court to prosecute him for alleged crimes against humanity, in the second such request for a ruling on thousands of deaths that have occurred during the crackdown. Lawyer Edre Olalia said a 50-page complaint against President Rodrigo Duterte was sent to an ICC prosecutor ...

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5 new rules the U.S.-Mexico trade deal would set

After almost a year of negotiations between Canada, the U.S. and Mexico to update the 24-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement, the latter two countries announced the framework of a deal on Monday, with Canada on the outside looking in — for now. Here’s a rough guide to what’s in the agreement: 1. New rules for auto sector In order ...

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Chicago apartment fire kills 8, including 6 children

Eight people, including six children, were killed when a fire broke out before dawn Sunday at a Chicago apartment in one of the city’s deadliest in years, officials say. Two other people were hospitalized in very critical condition, Chicago Fire Department spokesperson Larry Merritt said. Fire Commissioner Jose Santiago told reporters that one of the children who died was an infant. ...

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Pope gets tepid welcome on 1st day of Ireland visit

Pope Francis faced a lukewarm reception and scattered protests Saturday on his trip to Ireland, with even his vow to rid the church of the “scourge” of sexual abuse and his outrage at those “repugnant crimes” dismissed as an insult by Ireland’s wounded victims. But others who met with him in private left heartened that he would respond to their ...

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Trump asks Pompeo to delay North Korea visit

U.S. President Donald Trump said Friday he has directed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to delay a planned trip to North Korea, citing insufficient progress on denuclearization. Trump put some blame on Beijing, saying on Twitter he does not believe China is helping “because of our much tougher Trading stance.” The surprise announcement appeared to mark a concession by the ...

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