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Rain abates in India's flood-hit Kerala, fears of disease in camps
KOCHI, India (Reuters) - A deluge in India's flood-stricken southwestern state of Kerala finally let up on Sunday, giving some respite for thousands of marooned families, while authorities feared an outbreak of disease among over 200,000 people crammed into relief camps.
Trump says 'nothing to hide' from Special Counsel Mueller
WASHINGTON, Aug 19 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump declared Sunday he had "nothing to hide" from the special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election, and denied that his top lawyer had turned on him by cooperating with the probe.
UPDATE 2-Iraqi Supreme Court ratifies May election results
BAGHDAD, Aug 19 (Reuters) - Iraq's Supreme Court has ratified the results of the May 12 parliamentary election, its spokesman said on Sunday, setting in motion a 90-day constitutional deadline for the winning parties to form a government.
Eight years late, Palestinian mail arrives in West Bank
JERICHO, West Bank, Aug 19 (Reuters) - Palestinians in the occupied West Bank are about to receive a special delivery of more than 10 tonnes of mail that has been delayed by Israel for the past eight years.
Rugby-Hope on day rugby came back to Kamaishi
TOKYO, Aug 19 (Reuters) - Kamaishi, one of the host cities for next year's Rugby World Cup and still recovering from the devastating earthquake and tsunami in 2011, held the inaugural match at its newly built Unosumai Memorial Stadium on Sunday.
China's Xi says military must resist 'corrosion' of corruption
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's military must resist the "corrosion" of corruption and ensure the fight against graft is deepened, President Xi Jinping told senior officers, state media said on Sunday, offering a renewed warning against a deep-seated problem.
Baghdad gun shops thrive after Iraqi rethink on arms control
BAGHDAD, Aug 19 (Reuters) - In the middle of Baghdad's busy commercial neighborhood of Karrada, where most retail outlets sell home appliances, shoppers can now also buy handguns and semi-automatic rifles legally for the first time in decades.
China's Xi says military must resist "corrosion" of corruption
BEIJING, Aug 19 (Reuters) - China's military must resist the "corrosion" of corruption and ensure the fight against graft is deepened, President Xi Jinping told senior officers, state media said on Sunday, offering a renewed warning against a deep-seated problem.
Vroom! Indonesia president a hit on social media after motorbike stunt
JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian President Joko Widodo has created a buzz on social media after a video sequence shown at the opening ceremony of the 18th Asian Games culminated with the 57-year-old leader roaring into Jakarta's main stadium on a powerful motorbike.
Minor injuries reported after new tremor rocks Indonesia's Lombok
MATARAM, Indonesia (Reuters) - A fresh tremor of 6.3 magnitude struck the Indonesian holiday island of Lombok, the U.S. Geological Survey said on Sunday, after an earthquake killed more than 430 people there this month.
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