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World News Update, what you need to know

AAP logoAAP 8/08/2016

Donald Trump has used a major economic policy speech to portray US presidential rival Hillary Clinton as two-faced on the Trans-Pacific Partnership mega trade deal with Australia, New Zealand and other key Pacific rim nations.

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LOS ANGELES - Australia remains a major market for illicit drugs on the dark web despite the FBI's aggressive move to shut down leading illegal online drug emporium Silk Road and the life jail sentence handed to its US mastermind.

QUETTA, Pakistan - A suicide bomber in Pakistan has killed at least 70 people and wounded more than a hundred in an attack on mourners gathered at a hospital in Quetta, according to officials in the southwestern province of Baluchistan.

WASHINGTON - A former CIA officer and congressional staffer is launching a long-shot bid for president, a Republican billing himself as a conservative alternative to Donald Trump who disenchanted voters can rally around.

BANGKOK - A democratically elected government will take power in Thailand at the earliest by December 2017, a senior Thai official says, after the country endorsed a military-backed constitution paving the way for a general election.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado - A skydiving plane caught fire shortly after taking off from a small Colorado airport, and the 13 trained jumpers aboard parachuted to safety before it made an emergency landing, authorities said.

TOKYO - Nick Johnson, who claims to be the first person to capture all 145 creatures, including finding his last one in Australia, now available in the "Pokemon Go" mobile gaming phenomenon, says he is not ready to put away his smartphone just yet and hopes for new features.

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