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Dramatic video shows escape and shooting of North Korean defector

10 hours 44 min ago
A North Korean soldier made a desperate dash to freedom in a jeep and then on foot, being shot at least five times as he ...

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Air China indefinitely suspends flights between Beijing and Pyongyang

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 00:58
Air China Ltd has indefinitely suspended flights between Beijing and Pyongyang, citing poor demand as North Korea faces growing sanctions from the United States over ...

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Australia loses ninth legislator in citizenship crisis

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 00:55
An Australian senator who is British by descent on Wednesday became the ninth lawmaker to leave Parliament over a 116-year-old constitutional ban on dual nationals ...

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Group calls for Indonesian forces to stop virginity tests

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 00:53
Indonesia’s military and police continue to perform abusive virginity tests on female recruits three years after the World Health Organization declared they had no scientific ...

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Russia finds 1,000-times normal level of radioactive isotope after nuclear incident claims

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 00:51
Russia’s meteorological service said Tuesday it had measured pollution of a radioactive isotope at nearly 1,000 times normal levels in the Ural mountains, the first ...

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U.S. wants PLO’s Washington office to stay open, State Department says

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 00:49
The United States wants the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) to keep its Washington office open and is in talks with Palestinian officials about the issue ...

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Iranian charged with stealing HBO shows and trying to extort network

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 00:45
An Iran-based hacker plotted to extort HBO out of $6 million by threatening to release stolen episodes and scripts of hit shows, such as “Game ...

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Bright flash in the night sky over Japan lights up police hotlines, the internet

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 00:32
A bright fireball lit up the night sky Tuesday over eastern and western Japan, according to multiple witnesses.Saitama Prefectural Police received several phone calls on ...

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Police send alleged serial murder case to prosecutors

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 00:18
Police on Wednesday referred to prosecutors a 27-year-old man who has admitted to killing nine people, as well as dismembering and storing their body parts ...

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Feds threaten to sue Harvard over Asian-American admissions

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 00:05
The U.S. Justice Department has threatened to sue Harvard University to obtain a trove of records as part of an investigation into the school’s admissions ...

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U.S. diplomats accuse Tillerson of breaking child soldiers law

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 00:03
A group of about a dozen U.S. State Department officials have taken the unusual step of formally accusing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson of violating ...

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Trump all but endorses GOP’s Moore despite sex accusations

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 00:02
Silent for more than a week, President Donald Trump all but endorsed embattled Alabama Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore on Tuesday, discounting the sexual assault ...

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U.K. government made grave errors over French and Chinese nuclear project at Hinkley Point: lawmakers

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 23:55
Britain made “grave strategic errors” in its handling of the Franco-Chinese Hinkley Point nuclear project, a critical parliamentary report concluded Wednesday.The House of Commons’...

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Soldiers removed from White House detail amid probe into ‘improper conduct’ with foreign women during Trump Asia trip

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 23:53
Military investigators are probing whether three soldiers who worked in the White House had “improper contact” with foreign women on U.S. President Donald Trump’s recent ...

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Mugabe’s ouster is an ill omen for other aging African autocrats

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 23:43
Regime change in Africa may not guarantee greater democracy but, as Robert Mugabe’s downfall shows, patience for aging autocrats is wearing ever thinner, experts say.After ...

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Princess Mako’s wedding ceremony planned for Nov. 4, 2018: sources

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 23:28
The Imperial Household Agency is planning the wedding ceremony of Princess Mako, eldest granddaughter of Emperor Akihito, and Kei Komuro, her classmate from university, for ...

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Lebanon’s Hariri returns to Beirut amid resignation saga

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 23:19
Saad Hariri returned to Lebanon late Tuesday for the first time since he stunned his country by announcing from Saudi Arabia that he was quitting ...

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Straight from Tsukiji, Newark airport sushi might be the best in New York

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 23:15
The combination of the words “airport” and “sushi” do not normally inspire confidence in a high-quality gastronomic experience.But just in time for the peak holiday ...

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Bombing at Nigeria mosque kills at least 50

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 23:15
A teenage suicide bomber attacked worshippers as they gathered for morning prayers Tuesday at a mosque in northeastern Nigeria, killing at least 50 people, police ...

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Fukuoka railway firm to develop condo complexes in Indonesia

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 23:02
Nishi-Nippon Railroad Co., a Fukuoka-based railway operator diversifying into retail and property development, is planning to build condominiums in Indonesia in partnership with a local ...

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