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August 23, 2016 – World News Headlines

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A U.S. service member was killed after their patrol set off an improvised explosive device near the city of Lashkar Gar, in Helmand Province Afghanistan. Another American service member and six Afghan soldiers were wounded in the blast according to a U.S. military statement.  (NBC News)

Philippine officials believe they may have recovered the biggest natural giant clam pearl in the world weighing in at 34kg (5.2 stone). (BBC)

North Korea issued a new warning to Seoul and Washington, threatening a huge nuclear attack if provoked.  (News.com.au)

Florida has confirmed five new non-travel related cases of Zika, as well as one in the Tampa Bay area. (Fox News)

The U.S. State Department said the government of Turkey formally sought the extradition of Fethullah Gulen, Pennsylvania-based cleric whom Ankara has accused of masterminding the country’s coup attempt last month. (The Atlantic)

Clinton Foundation-State Dept. relationship cast doubt on Hillary Clinton’s ethics. More than half the people outside the government who met with Hillary Clinton while she served as secretary of state gave money…either/or through companies, groups, or personally… to the Clinton Foundation. (Fox News)

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