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Alive, 'slain' Russian journalist explains ruse

Alive, 'slain' Russian journalist explains ruse

A Russian journalist reported murdered a day earlier appeared at a press conference in Ukraine Wednesday, with a tale to tell. "I'm still alive, keep dreaming," Arkady Babchenko said entering the venue for the press conference, showing that despite reports, he had not been shot to death in...

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Afghan women denied justice over violence: UN

Afghan women denied justice over violence: UN

A law meant to protect Afghan women from violence is being undermined by authorities who routinely refer even serious criminal cases to traditional mediation councils that fail to protect victims, the United Nations said Tuesday. The Elimination of Violence against Women (EVAW) law,...

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Mueller's Russia investigation is pointless: Kremlin

Mueller's Russia investigation is pointless: Kremlin

The Kremlin said Tuesday that U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and other related crimes would end one day, describing it as pointless. "There's hope that it will wind up one day," Kremlin...

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Millions could avoid deadly fever if world limits warming

Millions could avoid deadly fever if world limits warming

More than three million cases of dengue fever, the world's fastest-spreading tropical disease, could be avoided annually if global warming is capped at 1.5C, said a study that purports to be the first to show the health benefits of a cooler planet. The mosquito-borne viral infection...

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'Kim Jong Un' poses for selfies in Singapore ahead of Trump summit

'Kim Jong Un' poses for selfies in Singapore ahead of Trump summit

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Surprised Singaporeans pursued North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Sunday before realizing the portly man with slick black hair near the Marina Bay Sands hotel was an impersonator. “It looked like the real Kim Jong Un, but later I realized it’s not the real...

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US warships sail near South China Sea islands claimed by Beijing

US warships sail near South China Sea islands claimed by Beijing

Two U.S. Navy warships sailed near South China Sea islands claimed by China Sunday, two U.S. officials told Reuters, in a move likely to anger Beijing as President Donald Trump seeks its continued cooperation on North Korea. The U.S. officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity,...

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Trump suggests North Korea summit could still happen

Trump suggests North Korea summit could still happen

President Donald Trump said Friday a meeting he cancelled with his North Korean counterpart just yesterday could still go ahead on June 12, saying "we’re talking to them now" about putting it back on track. "It could even be the 12th," Trump told reporters at the White House,...

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Seoul welcomes Trump's latest twist on North Korea

Seoul welcomes Trump's latest twist on North Korea

Seoul's presidential office said Saturday it is "fortunate" that U.S. President Donald Trump might yet meet with his North Korean counterpart Kim Jong-un as scheduled on June 12. Presidential spokesman Kim Eui-kyeom welcomed the fact that "the possibility of the North Korea-U.S....

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No casualties in attack on Turkish ship in Yemen

No casualties in attack on Turkish ship in Yemen

Turkey on Friday evening said no casualties were reported in a May 10 attack on a Turkish cargo ship in Yemen. In a written statement, Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman Hami Aksoy said the cargo ship Ince Inebolu was attacked by a missile along the coast of Yemen on its way to Saleef...

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Russia's Putin says will serve only two presidential terms in a row

Russia's Putin says will serve only two presidential terms in a row

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday that he would not serve more than two presidential terms in a row, as the Russian constitution states. His current presidential term, his second in succession, ends in 2024.

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Pope Francis: Equating Islam with terrorism ‘foolish’

Pope Francis: Equating Islam with terrorism ‘foolish’

Pope Francis has slammed untrue claims linking Islam with terrorism, according to local media reports Thursday. According to the ANSA news agency, the pope said the view equating Islam with terrorism is baseless. "It might be coming out of many people's mouths, but this equation...

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Sudan teen appeals death sentence for killing 'rapist' husband

Sudan teen appeals death sentence for killing 'rapist' husband

A Sudanese teenager sentenced to death for killing her husband after he allegedly raped her has filed an appeal, her lawyer said Thursday. Noura Hussein had been found guilty of the "intentional murder" of a man she said raped her after being forced to marry him at the age of 16 by her...

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Pope tells bishops not to accept gay seminarians: report

Pope tells bishops not to accept gay seminarians: report

Pope Francis warned Italian bishops this week to vet carefully applicants to the priesthood and reject anyone they suspected might be homosexual, local media reported Thursday. "Keep an eye on the admissions to seminaries, keep your eyes open," the pope was quoted as saying by newspaper...

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Trump scraps Kim summit, cites North Korea's 'open hostility'

Trump scraps Kim summit, cites North Korea's 'open hostility'

U.S. President Donald Trump Thursday called off a historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un scheduled for next month, even after North Korea followed through on a pledge to blow up tunnels at its nuclear test site. Trump announced his abrupt withdrawal from what would have...

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China slams US for disinviting it from military drill

China slams US for disinviting it from military drill

China criticized the U.S. on Thursday after Pentagon announced it withdrew its invitiation to Beijing to participate in the upcoming Pacific military drill on the pretext of the country's continued militarization of the South China Sea.  Ministry of National Defense spokesman Ren...

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Kremlin says ex-spy's daughter could have been 'pressured' into video

Kremlin says ex-spy's daughter could have been 'pressured' into video

The Kremlin Thursday said Yulia Skripal, who was poisoned with her ex-spy father in Britain in March, could have been pressured into making a video saying she was not ready to return to Russia. On Wednesday Yulia Skripal said she one day hoped to return to her home country but first...

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Kremlin denies allegations it planning cyber attack on Ukraine

Kremlin denies allegations it planning cyber attack on Ukraine

The Kremlin Thursday denied an allegation from Ukraine that Russia was planning a cyber-attack on Ukrainian state bodies and private companies ahead of the Champions League soccer final in Kiev Saturday. The U.S. government said late on Wednesday that it would seek to wrestle hundreds...

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US warns that malware has infected 500,000 devices

US warns that malware has infected 500,000 devices

Cybersecurity firms on Wednesday warned that hackers have infiltrated some 500,000 routers and other devices worldwide in a campaign apparently targeting Ukraine. Both the government of Ukraine and the Department of Homeland Security in the United States have pointed to Russia as the...

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