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Tax-free no more: Saudi Arabia, UAE to roll out VAT in 2018

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, which have long lured foreign workers with the promise of a tax-free lifestyle, plan to impose a 5 percent tax next year on most goods and services to boost revenue after oi

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Following Trump's report, China urges US to accept its rise

BEIJING -- The Chinese government on Tuesday criticized US President Donald Trump's decision to label Beijing a strategic rival and called on Washington to accept China's rise.

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Wildfire approaches homes of celebrities in Montecito

RESIDENTS piled into cars and fled on Saturday, turning downtown Santa Barbara into "a ghost town" as surging winds drove one of the biggest fires in California's history toward the city and the nearby wealthy enclave of Montecito.

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21 Rohingya women recount rape by Myanmar armed forces

UKHIA, Bangladesh -- The use of rape by Myanmar's armed forces has been sweeping and methodical, The Associated Press found in interviews with 29 Rohingya Muslim women and girls now in Bangladesh.

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Wildfire flares up in west side of Southern California

LOS ANGELES -- A powerful flare-up on the western edge of Southern California's largest and most destructive wildfire sent residents fleeing Sunday, as wind-fanned flames churned through old-growth brush in canyons and along hillsides toward coast

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Roque: Duterte gov't complying with human rights obligations

THE Philippine government underscored Sunday the Duterte administration's respect for human rights as it joined the world in the observance of the International Human Rights Day.

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Andanar: Terrorist group plans to attack another city

COMMUNICATIONS Secretary Martin Andanar said on Sunday a terrorist group connected with the Maute terror group and the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) is planning to stage an attack in one of the cities in the country.

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Fast-moving flames force people to flee on a moment's notice

FALLBROOK, Calif. -- Flames were practically on top of Dick and Joan Marsala's home when they got an urgent knock on the door and were told to leave.

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