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By Jonathan Kaminsky OLYMPIA, Washington (Reuters) - The official death toll from a mudslide that buried a river valley neighborhood in the Cascade foothills of Washington state last month rose to 37 on Tuesday, after search teams extricated ...more

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(This story corrects Xi's comments in the eighth paragraph to clarify he meant building up China's military power to make the country rich) BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping held the first meeting of a new national security com ...more

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By Matt Siegel SYDNEY (Reuters) - The premier of Australia's New South Wales state, Barry O'Farrell, resigned from his position on Wednesday after it was revealed that he had lied about accepting a A$3,000 ($2,800) bottle of wine as a gift. ...more

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SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia-listed Yancoal Ltd said it was working with authorities to recover the bodies of two workers killed at its Austar coal mine in eastern Australia, which has ceased operations. The fatalities occurred late Wednesday ...more

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By Michelle Moghtader Abu Dhabi (Reuters) - Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said he does not fear opposition from hardliners as he leads negotiations to reach a comprehensive agreement about Iran's nuclear program with world powers by th ...more

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SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's coast guard has received a distress signal from a passenger ship with about 350 people on board off the southwest coast, an official said on Wednesday, with Korean media reporting the vessel was sinking. Korean ...more

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PHOENIX (Reuters) - Arizona Governor Jan Brewer on Tuesday signed into a law a bill allowing state health authorities to conduct surprise inspections of abortion clinics without first obtaining a warrant, handing another victory to abortion foes. ...more

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By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon on Tuesday detailed $48.3 billion in cuts to major weapons programs like Lockheed Martin Corp's F-35 fighter jet that would kick in from fiscal 2016 to 2019 if Congress does not reverse aut ...more

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By Michael Roddy LONDON (Reuters) - To take his mind off the pressure of "the beautiful game", retired Manchester United boss Alex Ferguson collected vintage wines that will be sold at auction starting in Hong Kong in May, Christie's said on ...more

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Singer Miley Cyrus cancelled her Tuesday show in Kansas City, Missouri, after being hospitalized for a "severe allergic reaction to antibiotics," the show venue said. Cyrus, 21, was placed on medical rest on doctors' o ...more