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Japanese tug boat scrapes US Navy ship during exercise

Japan US Navy

TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese tug boat lost propulsion and drifted into a U.S. Navy guided-missile...

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Venezuela arrests executives of Citgo

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. CARACAS, Venezuela - The arrests here of six top executives of Citgo, the U.S. subsidiary of Venezuela’s state-owned oil giant, amount to a dramatic shake-up in the leadership of the oil interests that have been keeping embattled President Nicolás Maduro in power. The...


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Colombia rebels trade combat for cameras with new TV network

Colombia Guerrilla Media

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — In a tiny bathroom, Marilu Ramirez prepares for her segment in a production studio by brushing her long black hair and covering her lashes in another coat of mascara, small luxuries in a life no longer being spent behind bars. Sentenced to 27 years in jail for her role in a...


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Zimbabwe, facing new leader, wonders 'Where is Mugabe?'

APTOPIX Zimbabwe Political Turmoil

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — As Zimbabwe on Thursday prepared to swear in a new leader, Emmerson Mnangagwa, after 37 years, attention turned to the fate of Robert Mugabe and the wife who just days ago was poised to succeed him. The 93-year-old Mugabe, who resigned on Tuesday as lawmakers began...


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Papua New Guinea officials pressure refugees to leave camp

Australia Refugees

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Papua New Guinea authorities on Thursday removed dozens of asylum seekers and ratcheted up pressure on more than 300 others to abandon a decommissioned immigration camp, where refugees reported their shelters, beds and other belongings have been destroyed. Police...


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Mugabe resigns as president of Zimbabwe after nearly four decades

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. HARARE, Zimbabwe - Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s leader for nearly four decades, resigned on Tuesday after being sidelined by the military, according to the speaker of Parliament. The announcement marked the end of a tumultuous reign that went from the country’s...


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Dramatic video shows North Korean soldier making a run for freedom

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. TOKYO - Dramatic footage of a North Korean soldier’s escape across the Demilitarized Zone last week shows the man making his break for freedom, including the moment that his compatriots run after him and start shooting in an effort to stop him. The man, thought to be...


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Dramatic video shows North Korean soldier making a run for freedom

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. TOKYO - Dramatic footage of a North Korean soldier’s escape across the Demilitarized Zone last week shows the man making his break for freedom, including the moment that his compatriots run after him and start shooting in an effort to stop him. The man, thought to be...


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Australia loses 9th legislator in citizenship crisis

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian senator who is British by descent on Wednesday became the ninth lawmaker to leave Parliament over a 116-year-old constitutional ban on dual nationals running for office that threatens to bring down the government. Skye Kakoschke-Moore, a member of the Nick...


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Dramatic video shows North Korean soldier making a run for freedom

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. TOKYO - North Korea clearly violated the 1953 armistice agreement that ended the Korean War when its border guards shot after, and one ran after, a North Korean soldier as he made a daring dash for freedom last week, the commander of U.S. Forces in Korea said...


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Dramatic video shows escape, shooting of N. Korean defector

Koreas Tension

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A North Korean soldier races for the border in a jeep and then on foot before his former comrades shoot him at least five times as he limps into South Korea, where he collapses and is dragged to safety by southern soldiers on a dramatic video released by the U.S.-led U.N....


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