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WORLD NEWS SCHEDULE AT 0600 GMT/2 AM ETReutersTOKYO – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe calls a snap election, as fresh opinion polls show a fledgling conservative party led by popular Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike gains momentum ahead of the Oct. 22 vote. (JAPAN-ELECTION/ (UPDATE 5, PIX, TV), … and more »

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Hugh Hefner: Playboy magazine founder dies aged 91

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFrom civil rights to rabbits, here’s some lesser-known facts about Hugh Hefner Hugh Hefner, American founder of the international adult magazine Playboy, has died at the age of 91. Playboy Enterprises Inc said he passed away peacefully at home in Los Angeles, …

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Chilling news turns into hot issue, World News & Top Stories

This undated photo received from the Australian Antarctic Division yesterday shows rough, compacted sea ice in the Antarctic. Sea ice cover in Antarctica dropped to a record low this year, scientists said yesterday. They warned that the frozen continent’s unpredictable nature poses growing risks to shipping, including tourist cruises, reported …

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World news wrapup: 28 September 2017

British pharmacist allegedly showed children Islamic State videos; CVS beefs up defenses in opioid fight; tech allegedly stole pain drugs from dying patients Nottingham, England: Leicester pharmacist Zameer Ghumra has faced court in Nottingham on charges of disseminating a terrorist publication. Prosecutors allege that Mr Ghumra attempted to “brainwash” two …

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ABC, NBC Wrestle Over Evening-News Spotlight – Variety

David Muir did something truly distinctive over the past year, something recent inhabitants of his “World News Tonight” anchor seat have not been able to accomplish. For the first time since the 1995-1996 season, when Peter Jennings anchored the program, his ABC evening-news program has more viewers than its two …

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