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Huge Disaster Averted in Turkey as Suspects Blow Themselves Up

10/09/2016 11:30 AM Updated: 6 months ago

Ankara (AFP) – Two people suspected of planning a car bomb attack on the Turkish capital Ankara on Saturday blew themselves up after being confronted by

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At UN, North Korean Foreign Minister Becomes Prophet of Doom For U.S.

09/23/2016 4:20 PM Updated: 7 months ago

Speaking at the UN Friday, North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho described North Korea’s strengthening of its nuclear weapons capability as “a righteous self-defense measure,”

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Spread of Superbug Could Lead to Global Disaster

09/19/2016 2:20 PM Updated: 7 months ago

Washington (AFP) – The spread of superbugs that are resistant to all known drug treatments could spark a global financial crisis on the level of the

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North Korea Prepared to Attack In Response to U.S. “Provocations”

09/15/2016 5:03 PM

North Korea is prepared to launch an attack in response to the “provocations” of the United States, North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho said in

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Bomb attack at Pakistan court kills 13, injures dozens

09/02/2016 7:30 AM Updated: 7 months ago

(AFP) – At least 13 people were killed and more than 50 wounded after a suicide bomber attacked a court in the Pakistani city of Mardan

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un says his reclusive nation plans more "satellite launches" -- which the West sees as a cover for ballistic missile tests -- calling space exploration a "strategic goal" 0

North Korean Vice Premier Executed for “Disrespect”

08/31/2016 10:34 AM

Seoul (AFP) – North Korea has executed a vice premier for showing disrespect during a meeting presided over by leader Kim Jong-Un, South Korea said Wednesday,

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Secretary of State John Kerry Meets With Indian National Security Adviser Ajit Doval

08/30/2016 12:32 PM Updated: 7 months ago

A meeting was held Monday between U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Indian National Security Adviser Ajit Doval, according to the U.S. State Department. At

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Israel Tourism Ministry Launches Campaign to Attract Tourists from India

08/24/2016 12:19 PM

Israel’s Tourism Ministry is promoting tourism to Israel through the recent launch of its first significant TV advertising campaign in India, Israel’s Ministry of Tourism reports.

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Singapore Detains Two Men Wanting to Join Islamic State Group

08/20/2016 9:05 PM Updated: 8 months ago

(AFP). Singapore said Friday it had detained two men under its tough internal security law after discovering they intended to travel to Syria to fight for

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Secretary of State John Kerry Congratulates South Korea On 68th Anniversary of Independence

08/11/2016 2:12 PM

Secretary of State John Kerry extended congratulations to South Korea on the upcoming celebration of its 68th Independence Day on August 15. South Korea, formally known

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State Department Report Finds Continuing Trend of Countries Restricting Religious Freedom

08/10/2016 1:05 PM

The amount of countries that required some sort of “registration” increased to nearly 90%, according to a State Department report on religious freedom published on Wednesday.

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‘Made in China’ Supercomputer Takes Title as World’s Fastest

06/20/2016 2:24 PM

China built the world’s fastest supercomputer using locally produced microchips, maintaining their lead over the United States, according to a new list released on Monday. The supercomputer, Sunway

Beit Rachel synagogue in Almaty, Kazakhstan 

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Kazakhstan’s Jewish Community Accepting Contributions for International Scientific Conference

06/19/2016 5:03 PM Updated: 10 months ago

The Jewish community of Kazakhstan is currently accepting contributions for the 8th edition international scientific conference, according World Jewish Congress. Dedicated to the 95th anniversary of

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At Beijing Meeting, US and China Agree to Fight Wildlife Trafficking

06/09/2016 4:45 PM Updated: 10 months ago

The United States and China discussed efforts to curb wildlife trafficking at the eighth round of the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue on Wednesday, according to a

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Teenage Pakistani Girl Burned Alive by Mother for Marrying Man of Her Choice

06/08/2016 2:46 PM

A teenage girl from Lahore, Pakistan was burned alive by her mother Wednesday, in what was an apparent honor killing. According to various media reports, the

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Dalai Lama Says Europe Cannot Become Flooded with Refugees

06/01/2016 7:00 AM Updated: 10 months ago

In a meeting with German reporters in the capital of Tibet in exile, Tibetan Buddhist spiritual leader the Dalai Lama reportedly said that Europe is being

US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter has taken a forceful tone on Beijing's South China Sea construction 0

Pentagon Chief Heads to Asian Aummit as Nations Fret Over S. China Sea

05/31/2016 8:49 AM Updated: 10 months ago

(AFP). US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter will depart Tuesday for an Asian security summit in Singapore, where Beijing’s military expansion across the South China Sea likely

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Kerry to Head to China for Talks

05/30/2016 10:03 PM Updated: 11 months ago

(AFP). Top US diplomat John Kerry will travel to Beijing for talks on a range of issues as part of a trip that will also take

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China Rejects US Claim of ‘Unsafe’ Spy Plane Intercept

05/19/2016 9:08 AM Updated: 11 months ago

(AFP). Beijing on Thursday rejected Pentagon accusations that a Chinese aircraft made an “unsafe” intercept of a spy plane in international air space, as tensions rise

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Apple Invests $1 Billion in China Taxi App Didi

05/13/2016 10:00 AM Updated: 11 months ago

(AFP). Apple said Friday it has invested $1 billion in Chinese ride hailing app Didi Chuxing, the bitter rival of US-based Uber, as the tech giant