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NK-US nuclear talks will be delayed until end of year

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NK-US nuclear talks will be delayed until end of year

U.S. President Donald Trump shakes hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at the inter-Korean border village of Panmunjeom on June 30. Yonhap North Korea is unwilling to hold nuclear talks with the United States as of now, and will continue to delay the dialogue until the year-end deadline set by the North’s young leader […]

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More arrests as looting continues in South Africa’s Johannesburg Shops plundered, cars burned in Johannesburg as trucks torched in KZN amid rallies linked to anti-foreigner sentiment.

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More arrests as looting continues in South Africa’s Johannesburg Shops plundered, cars burned in Johannesburg as trucks torched in KZN amid rallies linked to anti-foreigner sentiment.

Plainclothes members of the South African Police Service fire rubber bullets toward residents of the Johannesburg township of Alexandra on September 3, 2019 [Michele Spatari/AFP] Police have fired rubber bullets to disperse rioters at a township in Johannesburg after crowds of people plundered shops and set fire to buildings, in the latest outbreak of urban rioting […]

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UN rapporteur blasts Myanmar’s Suu Kyi over Rohingya persecution

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UN rapporteur blasts Myanmar’s Suu Kyi over Rohingya persecution

AA PhotoAA Photo Myanmar’s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi has washed her hands of the Rohingya crisis, a U.N. rights investigator said Tuesday ahead of a meeting between South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in and the tarnished democracy icon. Yanghee Lee, a university professor in Seoul who is the United Nations Special Rapporteur on human […]

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Rouhani says Iran’s answer to US talks will ‘always be negative’

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Rouhani says Iran’s answer to US talks will ‘always be negative’

Iran’s answer to talks with the US will “always be negative,” Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday, adding that Iran “does not have a decision” on holding talks with the US. (AP) Iran’s answer to bilateral talks with the US will “always be negative,” Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday, adding that Iran […]

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Hezbollah fire intended to avenge Syria strike, not Beirut drones — report Fighting may not be over, in light of terror group chief Nasrallah’s threat on Saturday to exact payback for alleged Israeli attack in Beirut

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Hezbollah fire intended to avenge Syria strike, not Beirut drones — report Fighting may not be over, in light of terror group chief Nasrallah’s threat on Saturday to exact payback for alleged Israeli attack in Beirut

A man fixes a Hezbollah flag at the ‘Garden of Iran’ Park in the Lebanese village of Maroun al-Ras on September 1, 2019, as fires blaze on the Lebanese side along the border following an exchange of fire with Israel. (Mahmoud ZAYYAT / AFP) Missile fire from Hezbollah that hit an IDF vehicle in northern […]

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Julián Castro: Trump needs to step up on universal background checks

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Julián Castro: Trump needs to step up on universal background checks

Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro. | Elise Amendola/AP Photo   Democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro said Sunday he’s tired of waiting for President Donald Trump to follow up on his talk about universal background checks during gun purchases. “The biggest lies that the president has told include that he would do something […]

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Saudi-led coalition strike on prison in Yemen kills at least 100 people – Red Cross

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Red Crescent medics stand at the site of Saudi-led air strikes on a Houthi detention centre in Dhamar © Reuters / Ahmed al-Ans A Red Cross official has estimated that Saudi airstrikes killed at least 100 people at a Yemeni prison. Medics have been dispatched to the scene of what looks like the deadliest strike […]

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Hong Kong airport train shut down as protesters plan to disrupt travel

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Hong Kong airport train shut down as protesters plan to disrupt travel

An aircraft takes off as pro-democracy protesters gather outside the airport in, Hong Kong, Sunday, Sept.1, 2019. (AP Photo)    Hundreds of Hong Kong pro-democracy activists blocked some routes to the city’s airport Sunday following a day of violent clashes with police. The operator of the express train to the Hong Kong International Airport said it […]

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India excludes nearly 2 million people from Assam citizen list Almost 2 million people facing statelessness as Assam publishes contentious National Register of Citizens

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India excludes nearly 2 million people from Assam citizen list Almost 2 million people facing statelessness as Assam publishes contentious National Register of Citizens

People check their names on the final list of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) at Buraburi village in Assam [David Talukdar/ AFP] Nearly two million people have been excluded from a list of citizens in India‘s northeastern Assam state, raising fears they could be rendered stateless. The list, known as the National Register of Citizens […]

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Thousands in Hong Kong defy ban for 13th straight weekend of protests

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Anthony Wallace, AFP | Protesters shout slogans at Chater Garden in Hong Kong on August 31, 2019. Thousands of pro-democracy protesters defied a police ban on rallying in Hong Kong. Hong Kong police fired tear gas at protesters gathered outside government headquarters, as thousands defied a ban to rally through the city centre on Saturday. […]

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