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Dramatic video shows escape, shooting of N. Korean defector

AP World News - 48 min 34 sec ago
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — 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 limped across the border and was rescued by South Korean soldiers, according to dramatic video released by the U.S.-led U.N. command Wednesday. 2017-11-21T16:53:00-05:00 2017-11-21T21:53:27-05:00
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VA study shows parasite from Vietnam may be killing veterans

AP World News - 48 min 34 sec ago
HERALD, W.Va. (AP) — A half a century after serving in Vietnam, hundreds of veterans have a new reason to believe they may be dying from a silent bullet — test results show some men may have been infected by a slow-killing parasite while fighting in the jungles of Southeast Asia. 2017-11-21T15:44:00-05:00 2017-11-21T20:44:24-05:00
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U.N. Command shows dramatic video of North Korea defector's getaway under fire

Reuters World News - 1 hour 9 min ago
(Reuters) - North Korean border guards were only steps behind a North Korean soldier when they opened fire and one briefly crossed the border pursuing the wounded defector as he dashed to the South Korean side, a video released on Wednesday by the U.N. Command (UNC) in Seoul showed.
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Philippines set to keep open pit mining ban as Duterte rejects call to lift it

Reuters World News - 1 hour 22 min ago
MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippine environment minister said on Wednesday that a ban on new open pit mining in the country would remain in place, with President Rodrigo Duterte rejecting government panel recommendations to reverse it.
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Mugabe leaves legacy of economic ruin, upheaval in Zimbabwe

AP World News - 2 hours 48 min ago
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — From widely acclaimed liberator of his nation to despotic dictator, Robert Mugabe's 37-year rule of Zimbabwe has been one of Africa's most controversial and influential. 2017-11-21T12:30:00-05:00 2017-11-21T17:30:16-05:00
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Lebanon's Hariri returns to Beirut amid resignation saga

AP World News - 2 hours 48 min ago
BEIRUT (AP) — 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 as prime minister more than two weeks ago. 2017-11-21T13:23:00-05:00 2017-11-21T18:23:02-05:00
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Italy's Berlusconi contests ban from office to European court

Reuters World News - 3 hours 30 min ago
ROME (Reuters) - Lawyers for Silvio Berlusconi will argue on Wednesday to the European Court of Human Rights against his ban on holding public office, hoping for a green light that will allow him to run for premier at Italy's election early next year.
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Australia defends alternative accommodation for asylum seekers against U.N. criticism

Reuters World News - 3 hours 32 min ago
SYDNEY/GENEVA (Reuters) - Australia's foreign minister said on Wednesday that asylum seekers occupying an abandoned Australian-run detention camp in Papua New Guinea (PNG) can relocate to alternative accommodation, challenging United Nations claims that the substitute site is unfinished and inadequate.
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Ex-Bosnian Serb commander Mladic faces verdict in genocide trial

Reuters World News - 4 hours 30 min ago
THE HAGUE (Reuters) - The U.N. tribunal on war crimes in former Yugoslavia hands down its final verdict on Wednesday in the genocide trial of Ratko Mladic, the ex-Bosnian Serb general accused of ordering the massacre of 8,000 Muslim men and boys at Srebrenica.
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Half of Germans want new elections after coalition talks fail

Reuters World News - 4 hours 46 min ago
BERLIN (Reuters) - Half of Germans are in favor of calling a new election after Chancellor Angela Merkel failed to reach a deal to form a new coalition with two other parties, while a fifth back forming a minority government, an opinion poll showed on Wednesday.
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Robert Mugabe resigns as Zimbabwe's president after 37 years

AP World News - 5 hours 48 min ago
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe, who once vowed to rule for life, resigned on Tuesday, succumbing to a week of overwhelming pressure from the military that put him under house arrest, lawmakers from the ruling party and opposition who started impeachment proceedings and a population that surged into the streets to say 37 years in power was enough. 2017-11-21T11:27:00-05:00 2017-11-21T16:27:17-05:00
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Mugabe leaves legacy of economic ruin, upheaval in Zimbabwe

AP World News - 5 hours 48 min ago
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — From widely acclaimed liberator of his nation to despotic dictator, Robert Mugabe's 37-year rule of Zimbabwe has been one of Africa's most controversial and influential. 2017-11-21T11:46:00-05:00 2017-11-21T16:46:45-05:00
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The Latest: US says Zimbabwe's people want end to isolation

AP World News - 5 hours 48 min ago
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The Latest on Zimbabwe's political turmoil (all times local): 2017-11-21T11:22:00-05:00 2017-11-21T16:22:39-05:00
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UN chief warns that traffickers may be guilty of war crimes

AP World News - 5 hours 48 min ago
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Terrorist groups and criminals are capitalizing on conflict to exploit innocent civilians sexually and physically which may constitute war crimes and crimes against humanity, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Tuesday. 2017-11-21T09:59:00-05:00 2017-11-21T14:59:14-05:00
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Hariri returns to Lebanon for first time since resigning as PM

Reuters World News - 6 hours 3 min ago
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Saad al-Hariri landed in Beirut on Tuesday, his media office said, returning home for the first time since he resigned as Lebanon's prime minister in a broadcast from Saudi Arabia and plunged his country into political crisis,
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Canada proposes health warnings, child-proof packs for legal pot sales

Reuters World News - 6 hours 6 min ago
OTTAWA (Reuters) - The Canadian government proposed on Tuesday mandatory health warnings and child-proof packaging as well as a licensing regime for all cannabis products in legislation ahead of the July 2018 legalization of recreational marijuana.
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U.S. sanctions 13 Chinese and North Korean organizations

Reuters World News - 6 hours 56 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Tuesday imposed sanctions against 13 Chinese and North Korean organizations Washington accused of helping evade nuclear restrictions against Pyongyang and supporting the country through trade.
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Trump, Putin discuss support for U.N. peace process in Syria: White House

Reuters World News - 7 hours 2 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump spoke on Tuesday with Russian President Vladimir Putin and the two leaders stressed the importance of the U.N.-led peace process in resolving the Syrian civil war, the White House said in a statement.
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German police present stolen John Lennon diaries

Reuters World News - 7 hours 49 min ago
BERLIN (Reuters) - German police presented on Tuesday diaries, pairs of glasses and other items belonging to late Beatle John Lennon that were stolen from his widow Yoko Ono in 2006 and eventually ended up in Berlin.
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30 people killed in attack on cattle herders in northeast Nigeria: police official

Reuters World News - 8 hours 7 min ago
BAUCHI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Unidentified attackers killed more than 30 cattle herders in the northeastern Nigerian state of Adamawa, a police spokesman said on Tuesday.
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