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North Korea's omnipresent leaders and their all-seeing eyes

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North Korea's omnipresent leaders and their all-seeing eyes
Compulsory pictures of the Kim dynasty are everywhere in the DPRK, but defectors say the images may finally be losing their power. NK News reportsNorth Korea is a country living under the watchful eyes of its great leaders – millions of portraits of them.In every home, office and school and in every public place hang pictures of the deceased former heads of state, Kim Jong–il and Kim Il–sung, a constant reminder of the Kim dynasty and their power over the ... more

Airman who helped stop train attack set returns to US

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TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — The U.S. Air Force airman who was injured when he and two childhood friends tackled a heavily armed gunman on a Paris-bound train is back in his native California.

These Three Irish Sisters Just Gave Birth at The Same Hospital on The Same Day

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These Three Irish Sisters Just Gave Birth at The Same Hospital on The Same Day
Hospital staff said they'd never witnessed anything like this before
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Argentina and Canada advanced to the second round

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Argentina and Canada advanced to the second round
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Luis Scola and Nicolas Laprovittola scored 11 points to lead Argentina to a 96-64 rout of Cuba on Thursday in the Olympic qualifier.

Russia's Putin calls for international coalition on extremism

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Russia's Putin calls for international coalition on extremism
Russian President Vladimir Putin called on Friday to establish an international coalition on extremism, saying he had talked with U.S. President Barack Obama about the initiative. Putin told journalists on the sidelines of the Eastern Economic Forum that he had also been in talks about such a coalition with the leaders of Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and others. "We really want to create some kind of an international coalition to fight terrorism and extremism," Putin said.


Trump signs GOP pledge not to run independent campaign

Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump signed a pledge Thursday saying he will support whoever wins the GOP nomination, and not run as a third-party candidate

Trump unhappy with "gotcha questions" on Middle East

In an interview with radio host Hugh Hewitt, GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump argued it wasn't necessary for a primary candidate to know who leads ... more

Biden on 2016 run: "I just don't know"

Vice President Joe Biden made his first public comment Thursday about whether or not he would run for president in 2016

Arby's employee says denying cop service was a joke

The Florida teen who denied a police officer service at Arby's says it was all a joke

Trump security ruffles protesters making KKK comparisons

Security at a GOP primary event for candidate Donald Trump tore down a sign and scuffled with protesters dressed in white sheets
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The life and times of Joan Baez: songwriter, musician and activist – in pictures

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The life and times of Joan Baez: songwriter, musician and activist – in pictures
American folk singer, political activist and freedom fighter: Joan Baez is a force to be reckoned with. Over a music career spanning 55 years, she ... more

Because he got mad: Afroman sent to anger management for punching fan

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Because he got mad: Afroman sent to anger management for punching fan
Rapper behind the hit Because I Got High says he hit woman who got up on stage because he mistook her for male heckler from ... more

Black Sabbath announce 'The End' world tour and vow it will be their last

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Black Sabbath announce 'The End' world tour and vow it will be their last
Three of the four longtime members of the heavy metal pioneers, including Ozzy Osbourne, to play 24 dates across the US, Canada, Australia and New ... more

Don't make friends with salad. Or, for that matter, any other food | Stephanie Convery

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Don't make friends with salad. Or, for that matter, any other food | Stephanie Convery
Decoupling food from morality is the way for us to have a healthy relationship with what we eat. First, repeat after me: eating salad isn’t ... more

Ballroom to BBC battleground: Strictly Come Dancing waltzes into political row

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Ballroom to BBC battleground: Strictly Come Dancing waltzes into political row
Jeremy Vine, competitor in 13th series, defends BBC for backing ‘crazy idea’ ahead of Saturday’s launch show amid ongoing struggle over corporation’s future When Strictly ... more
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World Briefing: The Hague: Warlord Offers a Defense

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The Congolese militia leader Bosco Ntaganda, whose trial on war crimes charges opened on Wednesday told his judges on Thursday that “I am not a ... more

Migrant Smuggling in Europe Is Now Worth ‘Billions’

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As thousands pour out of Afghanistan and the Middle East, the business of smuggling them into the European Union has grown larger than the illicit ... more

Open Source: Hungarian Leader Rebuked for Saying Muslim Migrants Must Be Blocked ‘to Keep Europe Christian’

published about 8 hours ago
“We have a right to decide that we do not want a large number of Muslim people in our country,” Prime Minister Viktor Orban of ... more

Aunt of Drowned Syrian Boys Comments

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Teema Kurdi, the aunt of two Syrian boys who drowned off the coast of Turkey, said that their mother told her she didn’t know how ... more

Father of Drowned Syrian Boy Speaks Out

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Abdullah Kurdi, the father of Aylan, 3, and Galip, 5, who both drowned attempting to flee from Syria, tells the story of their harrowing journey ... more

Friendship Between Putin and Xi Becomes Strained as Economies Falter

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Friendship Between Putin and Xi Becomes Strained as Economies Falter
Slowdowns in Russia and China have put energy deals between the countries in question, affecting the once-vaunted relationship between the two leaders.

World Briefing: Bangladesh: Factory Owners Indicted on Homicide Charges for 2012 Fire

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Two owners of a garment factory and 11 others were indicted on homicide charges for a 2012 fire that killed 112 workers.

Car-Parts Dispute Taps Brakes on Trade Deal

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Car-Parts Dispute Taps Brakes on Trade Deal
A fight over how cars are assembled is pitting North America’s auto industry against Japan’s in a dispute now holding up a major trade agreement ... more

Image of Syrian Boy Echoes Around World

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Image of Syrian Boy Echoes Around World
The 3-year-old was a Syrian Kurd whose relatives’ efforts to emigrate to Canada had been rebuffed.

Memo From India: Sensational Murder Case in India Stirs Media Frenzy Fed by Police Leaks

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Memo From India: Sensational Murder Case in India Stirs Media Frenzy Fed by Police Leaks
The case of Indrani Mukerjea, accused in her daughter’s death, has become the latest to draw attention in a hyper-competitive unrestrained reporting environment.

Aylan Kurdi’s Death Resonates in Canadian Election Campaign

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The Syrian boy, 3, drowned off Turkey after his family was unable to secure a Canadian visa.

Otto Pérez Molina, Guatemalan President, Resigns Amid Scandal

published about 16 hours ago
Otto Pérez Molina, Guatemalan President, Resigns Amid Scandal
Mr. Pérez Molina said he would face charges in a customs fraud scandal that has generated a sweeping protest movement of citizens enraged by government ... more

World Briefing: El Salvador: Gangs Drive Surge in Murders, Police Say

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From January to August, El Salvador recorded 4,246 homicides, an average of 17.5 a day.

Guatemala Votes to Strip Its President of Immunity

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Crowds cheered Congress’s 132-0 vote, which is the first step in prosecuting President Otto Pérez Molina, who is suspected of running a custom fraud ring.

Mexicans Remain Pessimistic on Economy, Despite Signs of Progress

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Mexicans Remain Pessimistic on Economy, Despite Signs of Progress
As Enrique Peña Nieto prepares to reboot his presidency, the Mexican economy is being pummeled by forces beyond the government’s control.

Aylan Kurdi’s Death Resonates in Canadian Election Campaign

published about 2 hours ago
The Syrian boy, 3, drowned off Turkey after his family was unable to secure a Canadian visa.

World Briefing: Egypt: American Soldiers Are Wounded

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Six international peacekeepers stationed in Egypt, including four American soldiers, were wounded by two improvised explosive devices on Thursday.

World Briefing: Liberia: Ebola-Free, for a Second Time

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The World Health Organization declared Liberia free of Ebola for a second time on Thursday, several months after it was first thought to have halted ... more

Palestinian Expects Flag Will Fly at U.N.

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The move would offer Mahmoud Abbas a chance to demonstrate his push to gain international recognition for a Palestinian state.

Open Source: Hungarian Leader Rebuked for Saying Muslim Migrants Must Be Blocked ‘to Keep Europe Christian’

published about 8 hours ago
“We have a right to decide that we do not want a large number of Muslim people in our country,” Prime Minister Viktor Orban of ... more

Trump signs GOP pledge not to run independent campaign

Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump signed a pledge Thursday saying he will support whoever wins the GOP nomination, and not run as a third-party candidate

Trump unhappy with "gotcha questions" on Middle East

In an interview with radio host Hugh Hewitt, GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump argued it wasn't necessary for a primary candidate to know who leads ... more

Biden on 2016 run: "I just don't know"

Vice President Joe Biden made his first public comment Thursday about whether or not he would run for president in 2016

Trump security ruffles protesters making KKK comparisons

Security at a GOP primary event for candidate Donald Trump tore down a sign and scuffled with protesters dressed in white sheets

Trump argues relevance of security intelligence to primary

GOP primary frontrunner Donald Trump argued it wasn't necessary to know senior terrorist operatives ahead of being elected to office