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Abductees’ kin will urge ICC to prosecute Kim for human rights abuses

15 hours 13 min ago
Relatives of suspected abduction victims will urge the International Criminal Court next week to prosecute North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, saying his refusal to ...
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Emperor and Empress pay visit to future abode

15 hours 13 min ago
Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko visited their future home on Friday, an Imperial property they will temporarily move to after the Emperor abdicates on April ...
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Despite jumpy market, Bank of Japan watchers don’t expect a policy change anytime soon

15 hours 13 min ago
Economists who follow the Bank of Japan aren’t buying the idea that the central bank is nearing the point where it will begin to normalize ...
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The work that won’t get done during a U.S. government shutdown

15 hours 16 min ago
Thousands of intelligence agency employees would be furloughed even as tension over North Korea’s nuclear program remains high. Important biomedical and public health research would ...
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Driver held after car drives into boardwalk crowd on Copacabana Beach, hurting 11

21 hours 35 min ago
A car has driven onto the crowded seaside boardwalk along Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, and Brazilian authorities say at least 11 people have ...
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Mom says hospital care was denied to mentally ill daughter left in gown and socks at freezing bus stop

21 hours 35 min ago
The mother of a mentally ill woman who was left outside a Baltimore hospital on a frigid night wearing only a flimsy gown and socks ...
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Federal shutdown showdown as divided Congress votes to keep government running

21 hours 36 min ago
A divided Congress barreled toward a possible election-year government shutdown Thursday, facing showdown votes in the House and Senate to keep federal offices open and ...
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Clash with Trump over ‘evolved’ stance on Mexico wall casts spotlight on top aide John Kelly

21 hours 36 min ago
President Donald Trump’s very public pushback against his chief of staff’s statement that the president’s views on a border wall have “evolved” is casting a ...
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Guterres wants Syria gas attacks probe revived after Russia quashed first U.N. attempt

21 hours 37 min ago
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday urged the Security Council to revive efforts to punish those responsible for chemical weapons use in Syria after Russia ...
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Health scientists scramble to save research ahead of federal shutdown

22 hours 45 min ago
The nation’s premier medical research institute is in “a scramble” to prepare for a partial government shutdown that could ruin costly experiments and leave sick ...
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Collision-crippled Navy ship USS Fitzgerald to arrive Friday at Mississippi shipyard

22 hours 47 min ago
A U.S. Navy destroyer damaged in a June collision that killed seven sailors is expected to arrive at a Mississippi shipyard Friday.Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula ...
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White nationalist Richard Spencer seeks to speak on Kent State anniversary, is rejected

23 hours 9 min ago
White nationalist Richard Spencer won’t be allowed to speak at Kent State University on the anniversary of the fatal Vietnam protest shootings, the school said ...
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Robert Redford: #MeToo is ‘tipping point’ for Hollywood

23 hours 9 min ago
Robert Redford said Thursday the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements were a “tipping point” that would change Hollywood in favor of women’s equality and intolerance ...
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Phoenix serial killing suspect tied to nine fatal shootings, including of his mom

23 hours 10 min ago
A serial killing suspect shot and killed nine people, including his own mother, and used a victim’s gun in some of the slayings that unfolded ...
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U.S. shutdown would idle vast workforce but not military or Mueller probe

23 hours 13 min ago
Hundreds of thousands of bureaucrats could be sent home if the US government shuts down at midnight Friday, but the military and other crucial functions ...
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Senate passes bill to renew ‘holy grail’ foreign surveillance program that also scoops up data on Americans

23 hours 13 min ago
The Senate on Thursday passed a bill to renew a critical foreign intelligence collection program dubbed the “holy grail” because it allows U.S. spy agencies ...
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Israel digs deep to create underground wall to thwart tunnel threat from Gaza Strip

23 hours 13 min ago
Massive earthworks and mounds of sandy soil line the Israel-Gaza border as the Israeli military forges ahead with an ambitious subterranean barrier to detect and ...
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Researchers uncover vast spying operation using infected messaging apps

23 hours 14 min ago
An espionage campaign using malware-infected messaging apps has been stealing smartphone data from activists, soldiers, lawyers, journalists and others in more than 20 countries, researchers ...
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Train derails and hits residences in Mexico City suburb, killing at least five

23 hours 14 min ago
A train derailed in a densely populated Mexico City suburb on Thursday morning, killing at least five people, local authorities said.The train, which was transporting ...
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Even without El Nino last year, Earth keeps warming as 2017 ranked either second- or third-hottest

23 hours 14 min ago
Earth last year wasn’t quite as hot as 2016’s record-shattering mark, but it ranked second or third, depending on who was counting.Either way, scientists say ...
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