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N. Korean leader oversees test of anti-aircraft weapon

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N. Korean leader oversees test of anti-aircraft weapon

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reportedly oversaw a test of a new anti-aircraft weapon system. The North Korean leader ordered the weapon system’s mass production and deployment in the country, Reuters reported, citing the state news agency. The test was reportedly organized by North Korea’s Academy of National Defense Science. © Getty Images “Kim […]

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Philippines: 19 dead as troops fight ISIL-linked groups

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Philippines: 19 dead as troops fight ISIL-linked groups

Latest group of civilians killed in Marawi City adds to deaths of scores over past week, including police and fighters. Fighters locked in street-to-street battles with security forces in a southern Philippine city on Mindanao island have killed 19 civilians, the military said on Sunday, bringing the official death toll from nearly a week of fighting to […]

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Jet owned by Elvis Presley auctioned after sitting on runway for 30 years

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Jet owned by Elvis Presley auctioned after sitting on runway for 30 years

A private jet once owned by Elvis Presley has been auctioned after sitting on a runway in New Mexico for 30 years. The plane sold for $430,000 on Saturday at an Agoura Hills, California, event featuring celebrity memorabilia, GWS Auctions Inc. said. This undated photo provided by GWS Auctions, Inc. shows a private jet once […]

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Putin, Macron to air tough issues at Versailles meet

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Putin, Macron to air tough issues at Versailles meet

France’s new President Emmanuel Macron will hold delicate talks with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Monday with the two countries harbouring longstanding differences over Ukraine and Syria. Coming just three weeks after an election in which the Kremlin was widely seen as backing centrist Macron’s far-right rival Marine Le Pen – with Putin hosting […]

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Cancer defense: Scientists create designer viruses that send ‘killer cells’ to fight tumor

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Cancer defense: Scientists create designer viruses that send ‘killer cells’ to fight tumor

A team of Swiss scientists have created artificial viruses that stimulate the immune system which in turn activates and sends a “powerful army” of so-called killer cells to fight cancerous tumors. Cancer cells are notoriously good at evading the immune system, but viral infections cause the body to act quickly, stimulating the system to use […]

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Their American Dream Deferred, Deported Somalis Arrive Home

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Their American Dream Deferred, Deported Somalis Arrive Home

A group of 50 Somali nationals deported from the United States arrived in Mogadishu on Friday, officials says. The Somali ambassador to United States, Ahmed Isse Awad, told VOA Somali that the 50 deportees are the second group to be sent to Mogadishu this month. “There were 50 people deported; 30 of them were removed […]

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Merkel calls G7 climate talks ‘very unsatisfactory’

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Merkel calls G7 climate talks ‘very unsatisfactory’

German leader Angela Merkel said Saturday that US President Donald Trump’s G7 partners remained in the dark about his intentions on climate change, calling the debate at a summit in Sicily “very unsatisfactory”. “The whole discussion on the topic of climate was very difficult, not to say very unsatisfactory” Merkel said. German Chancellor Angela Merkel […]

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Qatar Emir stirs controversy by defending Iran and Hezbollah

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Qatar Emir stirs controversy by defending Iran and Hezbollah

Doha-based broadcaster Al Jazeera has been blocked by the UAE and Saudi Arabia in response to the emir’s statements Dubai: Qatar Emir Shaikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani said his country is facing an unjust campaign that coincided with the visit by US President Donald Trump to the region that aimed to link it with […]

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America’s Missile Defenses Against North Korea Have a Big Problem (They Only Work Half the Time)

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America’s Missile Defenses Against North Korea Have a Big Problem (They Only Work Half the Time)

The conventional wisdom used to be that once an intercontinental ballistic missile shoots off from its silo into the exosphere, the best you could do was brace yourself for a mushroom cloud. There was simply no defense that could conceivably shoot one down. However, the United States today possesses a potential ace in its hand […]

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ISIS claims deadly shooting of Christians, as Cairo strikes militants

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ISIS claims deadly shooting of Christians, as Cairo strikes militants

ISIS said in a statement on Saturday that it had carried out the killing of Egyptian Christians on Friday. “A security unit from the soldiers of the caliphate set up a checkpoint to ambush tens of Christians headed for the Saint Samuel monastery west of the city of Minya,” the statement said. Mourners carry crosses […]

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