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Strong predawn earthquake jolts Tibet; no casualties

China Earthquake

BEIJING (AP) — A predawn 6.9 magnitude earthquake jolted a remote corner of Tibet early Saturday,...

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Syria's opposition, divided and varied, to get a new face

Syria Divided Opposition

BEIRUT (AP) — Syria’s notoriously fragmented opposition is gathering in the Saudi capital for a meeting intended to close ranks and come up with a unified vision ahead of a new round of peace talks in Geneva. At a time when Syria’s President Bashar Assad is the most secure in his post since the war...


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Returning PM attends Lebanon's military parade

Lebanon

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon is celebrating its Independence Day with a military parade attended by the president and the prime minister who resigned from Saudi Arabia earlier this month in a move that stunned the country. Wednesday’s parade comes hours after Prime Minster Saad Hariri returned to Lebanon...


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AP Explains: The search for Argentina's missing submarine

Argentina Submarine

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The Argentine submarine ARA San Juan went missing in the South Atlantic last week with 44 crew members aboard. Here’s a look at the submarine and the round-the-clock international maritime search. THE VESSEL The German-built diesel-electric TR-1700 class submarine was...


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Dramatic video shows escape, shooting of N. Korean defector

Koreas Tension

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A North Korean soldier races for the border in a jeep and then on foot before his former comrades shoot him at least five times as he limps into South Korea, where he collapses and is dragged to safety by southern soldiers on a dramatic video released by the U.S.-led U.N....


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Dramatic video shows North Korean soldier making a run for freedom

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. TOKYO - North Korea clearly violated the 1953 armistice agreement that ended the Korean War when its border guards shot after, and one ran after, a North Korean soldier as he made a daring dash for freedom last week, the commander of U.S. Forces in Korea said...


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Group calls for Indonesian forces to stop virginity tests

Indonesia Virginity Tests

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — 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 validity, an international human rights group said Wednesday. Human Rights Watch said that senior...


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Australia loses 9th legislator in citizenship crisis

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — 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 running for office that threatens to bring down the government. Skye Kakoschke-Moore, a member of the Nick...


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Dramatic video shows North Korean soldier making a run for freedom

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. TOKYO - Dramatic footage of a North Korean soldier’s escape across the Demilitarized Zone last week shows the man making his break for freedom, including the moment that his compatriots run after him and start shooting in an effort to stop him. The man, thought to be...


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Dramatic video shows North Korean soldier making a run for freedom

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. TOKYO - Dramatic footage of a North Korean soldier’s escape across the Demilitarized Zone last week shows the man making his break for freedom, including the moment that his compatriots run after him and start shooting in an effort to stop him. The man, thought to be...


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Mugabe resigns as president of Zimbabwe after nearly four decades

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. HARARE, Zimbabwe - Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s leader for nearly four decades, resigned on Tuesday after being sidelined by the military, according to the speaker of Parliament. The announcement marked the end of a tumultuous reign that went from the country’s...


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