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Trump cancels summit, citing 'open hostility' by North Korea

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In a dramatic diplomatic turn, President Donald Trump canceled next month's summit with North...

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N. Korea keeps hopes of talks alive after Trump cancellation N. Korea demolishes nuclear test site as journalists watch Probe: Missile that downed MH17 came from Russia-based unit Report: Airstrikes on Syria pro-government positions kill 12 Congo says confirmed Ebola cases have reached 31; 9 deaths...


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N. Korea demolishes nuclear test site as journalists watch

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PUNGGYE-RI, North Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made good on his promise to demolish his country’s nuclear test site, which was formally closed in a series of huge explosions Thursday as a small group of foreign journalists watched. The explosions at the test site deep in the...


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Police: Missing Mexican woman's body found in Utah canyon

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The body of a woman who disappeared on her way home from English class in Utah three years ago has been found and police are investigating her death as a homicide, officials said Thursday.


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Congo says confirmed Ebola cases have reached 31; 9 deaths

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KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo’s fight to rein in a deadly Ebola outbreak has authorities crossing the border to buy up available thermometers, a World Health Organization official said as the health ministry on Thursday announced that confirmed cases had reached 31, including nine deaths. The spread...


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US pressure on Hezbollah may hamper Lebanese government

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BEIRUT (AP) — Growing U.S. pressure on Lebanon’s Iranian-backed Hezbollah group, including a new wave of sanctions targeting its top leadership, may hamper the formation of a new government that caretaker Prime Minister Saad Hariri was overwhelmingly chosen to form on Thursday. Hariri’s aim is to...


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Report: Airstrikes on Syria pro-government positions kill 12

BEIRUT (AP) — Airstrikes overnight in eastern Syria killed at least 12 pro-government fighters, all reportedly foreign nationals, a war-monitoring group said Thursday. The Syrian government-run media blamed the strikes on the U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group. In Damascus, the...


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Cyclone Mekunu pounds Yemen island on its path to Oman

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SALALAH, Oman (AP) — Cyclone Mekunu roared over the Yemeni island of Socotra in the Arabian Sea on its way to Oman on Thursday, sending torrents of water rushing down streets and sinking at least two ships. At least 17 people were reported missing in the powerful storm. Indian meteorologists...


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Saudi Arabia releases 3 women as other activists still held

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi authorities have released three prominent women’s rights activists, but continue to hold at least seven others in a sweep targeting prominent icons of the country’s women’s rights movement, activists and rights groups said Thursday. The three women released...


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Probe: Missile that downed MH17 came from Russia-based unit

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BUNNIK, Netherlands (AP) — The missile used to shoot down a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet over eastern Ukraine in 2014, killing all 298 aboard, belonged to a Russia-based military unit, an international team of investigators said Thursday after painstakingly studying video and photos of a...


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Israel defense chief plans 2,500 new West Bank settler homes

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JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s defense minister said Thursday he will seek approval next week to fast-track construction of 2,500 new West Bank settlement homes in 2018, an announcement likely to further ratchet up tensions between Israelis and Palestinians. Avigdor Lieberman’s office said in a...


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