• North and South Korea to shut down some border guard posts: Seoul
North and South Korea to shut down some border guard posts: Seoul

As time is running out , however, some voiced frustration that this event would be the first but also the last chance for them to see their families in the North. Ju Yong Ae, a 52-year-old North Korean who came to meet her 86-year-old South Korean aunt, steadfastly refused when a South Korean official who had come to the North to help manage the m...

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  • U.S. deports 95-year-old former Nazi camp guard to Germany
U.S. deports 95-year-old former Nazi camp guard to Germany

He came to the United States in 1949 and became a USA citizen in 1957. His continued presence there outraged the Jewish community, attracting frequent protests over the years that featured such chants as "your neighbor is a Nazi!" Palij has denied participating in any war crimes.

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  • Pakistan condemns rocket attacks on Kabul
Pakistan condemns rocket attacks on Kabul

MoI spokesman Najib Danish said the attack was likely carried out by three militants using two vehicles loaded with several rockets. "Two people have been wounded". "Our leadership feels that they'll prolong their stay in Afghanistan if we announced a ceasefire now", a senior Taliban commander, who declined to be identified, said by telephone.

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  • Cop rescues toddler girl allegedly left in hot vehicle for 12 HOURS
Cop rescues toddler girl allegedly left in hot vehicle for 12 HOURS

Upon bringing her to his vehicle he turned on the air conditioning. Dunn rescued her from the sweltering vehicle after the child's mother Keller called police on the morning of June 17, claiming her auto had been stolen and her child was inside.

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  • Taiwan loses third ally this year to China
Taiwan loses third ally this year to China

Taiwan broke off diplomatic ties with El Salvador on Tuesday as the Central American country defected to rival Beijing in the latest blow to the self-ruled island China has been trying to isolate on the global stage. Relations between China and Taiwan have reached a low under Tsai, who belongs to the Democratic Progressive party, which advocates ...

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  • Muslims congregate for Eid prayers as Zilhaj concludes
Muslims congregate for Eid prayers as Zilhaj concludes

The Islamic pilgrimage must be carried out at least once in a lifetime by all adult Muslims who are physically able. Worshipers clad in their best clothes from Cairo to Dakar, Mogadishu to Abuja, Khartoum to Addis Ababa, Yaounde to Brazzaville and Harare to Windhoek are marking the day with prayers said at open-air prayer grounds or in mosques.

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  • China complains about Pentagon report, says it is
China complains about Pentagon report, says it is "pure guesswork"

China dismissed the report as a "pure guesswork". Beijing's military development was defensive in nature and meant to safeguard its territorial integrity, he added. "We urge the U.S. side to abandon the outdated cold-war and zero-sum mentality, put China's strategic intention and national defense development in perspective, stop issuing such ir...

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  • UAE-based Indian Tycoons highest contributors to Kerala flood relief
UAE-based Indian Tycoons highest contributors to Kerala flood relief

Vijayan said there has been demands from various quarters to declare the floods as a national calamity. The loss incurred to private and public properties in Kerala due to the floods is estimated at Rs 19,512 Crore. ONGC employees have also contributed one-month salary to aid flood relief in Kerala. The Air India flight came from Bangalore in the...

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  • Colorado man killed wife in a
Colorado man killed wife in a "rage" after she strangled daughters

It's worth noting that Watts has not been charged as of yet, even though he was previously booked on three counts each of first-degree murder and tampering with physical evidence. When Shanann Watts , 34, and her children, Celeste , 3, and Bella , 4, were reported missing last Monday by a family friend, Watts' husband, Chris Watts , spoke to re...

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  • Malcolm Turnbull: Under-pressure Australia PM drops climate policy
Malcolm Turnbull: Under-pressure Australia PM drops climate policy

Who can even remember having a Prime Minister that actually served out their term, like the leaders of legend? "Now there's a call for nominations". Sky News said Turnbull will stand for the leadership again and would be challenged by Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton .

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  • Australia's Malcolm Turnbull survives leadership challenge
Australia's Malcolm Turnbull survives leadership challenge

Turnbull threw all leadership positions in the Liberal Party open early Tuesday, inviting challengers to nominate themselves for party leader. Australia's election is set to be held in the middle of next year. "He (Mr Turnbull) looks like he's in panic mode", a "senior figure" involved in the campaign against the Prime Minister told the newspap...

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  • Turnbull 'holds crisis meeting' amid calls for Dutton to challenge leadership
Turnbull 'holds crisis meeting' amid calls for Dutton to challenge leadership

He said the leading conservative has "no intention of challenging Malcolm Turnbull .but if you have other information directly from the horse's mouth, then you can say so". It has been widely reported that Dutton is still considering a challenge. "For the prime minister just to trot out, you know, at a press conference, and say 'here we go, here...

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  • Attack on police station in Catalonia investigated as a terrorist act
Attack on police station in Catalonia investigated as a terrorist act

Police say at this stage there is no evidence linking those attacks with the incident on Monday. Police said that as a precaution they evacuated the apartment block where the suspect lived, about 200 metres from the police station, before bomb disposal experts, forensic teams and sniffer dogs began a search of the premises.

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  • Separated by war, Korean families meet after decades apart
Separated by war, Korean families meet after decades apart

More than 130,000 South Koreans have signed up for a reunion since the events began but majority have since died. Most have had no word on whether their relatives are still alive because they are not allowed to visit each other across the border or even exchange letters, phone calls or emails.

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  • Trump says he ‘won’t let’ social media target conservatives
Trump says he ‘won’t let’ social media target conservatives

Finally - Trump likes the carrot but he's not afraid of the stick - are two warnings that this censorship is not going to be tolerated any longer: "we won't let that happen" and "that can not be allowed to happen". Despite Trump's remarks about preserving "good and bad" speech, its worth remembering that the regularly rails against speech he do...

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  • Air quality to worsen as smoke returns
Air quality to worsen as smoke returns

Environment Canada warned that some of the particulate matter is small enough to "easily penetrate indoors" and said infants and seniors were among the people most likely to feel respiratory symptoms. The fire was discovered July 27 and has since grown to almost 85,000 hectares, or slightly larger than the City of Calgary. Smoke from fires in Briti...

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  • New Zealand politician cycles to hospital to give birth
New Zealand politician cycles to hospital to give birth

Ms Genter and her partner Peter Nunns cycled to the hospital because there wasn't enough room in the vehicle for the support crew, she said. Genter, a Green MP and keen cyclist, chose pedal power for Sunday's one kilometer (0.6 miles) journey from her home to Auckland City Hospital for the delivery.

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  • Turkey: Shots fired at US embassy
Turkey: Shots fired at US embassy

Embassy early this morning", embassy spokesman David Gainer said in a statement, according to NBC News . Turkish media reports say shots were fired at a security booth outside the U.S. The diplomatic stand-off has sent the Turkish currency into free fall against dollar, with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowing to emerge victorious out of the...

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  • Taliban takes over 100 hostage in Afghanistan
Taliban takes over 100 hostage in Afghanistan

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani declared a provisional three-month ceasefire with the Taliban in a televised broadcast Sunday, a move welcomed by Washington but yet to receive a reply from the militants themselves. Afghan security forces battled the militants inside the city for five days, as the US carried out airstrikes and sent advisers to help th...

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  • British woman survives 10 hours in sea after falling off cruise ship
British woman survives 10 hours in sea after falling off cruise ship

Kay Longstaff survived 10 hours in the ocean. A statement from the Norwegian Cruise Line said a guest fell overboard while the ship was on its way to Venice. He added: 'We were extremely happy for saving a human life'. The 46-year-old woman, who only identified herself as Kay in a brief interview with Croatian TV station HRT after the coast gua...

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