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North Korea accuses US soldiers of provoking border troops

April
29
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2016
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SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — North Korea on Friday accused U.S. soldiers of trying to provoke its frontline troops with "disgusting" acts and encouraging South Korean soldiers to aim their guns at the North. A North Korean military statement warned...

Punishments but no criminal charges in US attack on hospital

April
29
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2016
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WASHINGTON — Administrative punishments but no criminal charges have been levelled against U.S. military personnel for mistakes that resulted in 42 people dying in last year's attack on a civilian hospital in Afghanistan operated by the medical...

Islamic State group claims bomb attack on Saudi police

April
29
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2016
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RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a bomb attack in eastern Saudi Arabia that officials say wounded an officer on patrol. Police said early Friday that the attack caused a "minor injury" to the police...

Former SS Auschwitz guard apologizes at trial in Germany

April
29
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2016
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DETMOLD, Germany — A 94-year-old former SS sergeant admitted in court Friday that he had served as an Auschwitz death camp guard, apologizing to Nazi Holocaust survivors looking on in a German courtroom that even though he was aware Jews were...

3 with family ties to San Bernardino shooters arrested

April
29
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2016
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RIVERSIDE, Calif. — The brother of the man behind the San Bernardino terror attack and two Russian sisters have been charged with marriage fraud in a case that was unrelated to the December shootings but came to light in the investigation that...

Russia, China in agreement on North Korea, South China Sea

April
29
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2016
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BEIJING — Denouncing what they see as outside interference in the South China Sea and Korean Peninsula, the foreign ministers of Russia and China voiced mutual support Friday as they seek to counter the influence of Washington and its allies,...

Australia blocks farm sale to Chinese over national interest

April
29
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2016
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CANBERRA, Australia — Citing national interest, the Australian government on Friday blocked a Chinese-led consortium from buying the nation's largest private land holding, a collection of Outback cattle ranches bigger than South Korea. Treasurer...

Hawaii police make arrest in attack on endangered seal

April
29
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2016
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LIHUE, Hawaii — Authorities in Hawaii have made an arrest in connection with an attack on an endangered monk seal that was caught on video. The Department of Land and Natural Resources says that 19-year-old Shylo Akuna of Eleele, Kuaui, was taken...

Spain: Park workers discover huge Roman coin trove

April
29
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2016
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MADRID — Workers laying pipes in a southern Spanish park have unearthed a 600-kilogram (1,300-pound) trove of Roman coins in what culture officials say is a unique historic discovery. The Seville Archaeological Museum said the construction workers...

Racist statements lead lawmakers to reject John Wayne Day

April
29
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2016
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — What a California lawmaker intended as a benign resolution honouring a late, world-renowned movie icon exploded into an emotional debate over decades-old racist comments Thursday. The state Assembly defeated the official ode...