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Fourth North Korean Missile Launch in Two Months Fails, South Says

North Korea has failed to launch a ballistic missile off its east coast, according to South Korean officials. Tuesday’s failure follows the North’s three unsuccessful attempts to fire a Musudan missile April. The launch is the latest...Show More Summary

Chad's Hissene Habre jailed for crimes against humanity

Former military ruler Hissene Habre found guilty of crimes against humanity by Senegal court in landmark case.

Australian Woman Who Died on Mount Everest Was 15 Minutes From Summit

"When I made it to the summit of Everest it wasn’t special to me, because I didn’t have her there"

Taiwan Enters the Cross-Strait Relations Danger Zone

Robert C. O'Brien Security, Asia What will Taiwan's new president do on defense issues as well as the China challenge?  Taipei, Republic of China - The Republic of China (ROC), better known as Taiwan to most Americans, has been in the...Show More Summary

Soccer star rescued after kidnap in cartel land

Mexican star Alan Pulido disappeared on his way home from a party in Tamaulipas, sparking a massive search effort

Does billionaire-funded lawsuit against Gawker create playbook for punishing press?

By Clay Calvert | (The Conversation) | – – Word last week that Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel bankrolled wrestler Hulk Hogan’s invasion-of-privacy lawsuit against Gawker added a wrinkle to a case…

Social media shares and "likes" land Russians in prison

Criticizing the government on social media can be a risky proposition in Russia, activists say

Teen dies during illegal female circumcision

Egyptian girl and her twin sister underwent the surgery on Saturday; her twin lived

State Department issues alert for Americans traveling to Europe this summer

The alert specifically warns about several major events in Europe that could be hotspots for terrorist attacks

10,000 Ukrainians Killed So Far in Two-Year War

Since the start of hostilities in eastern Ukraine, 10,000 Ukrainians have been killed and over twice as many wounded, the deputy head of Ukraine’s National Security and Defence Council has announced. Fighting between pro-government factions...Show More Summary

Polisario Front leader Mohamed Abdelaziz dies

Mohamed Abdelaziz, secretary general of movement fighting for independence of Western Sahara, dies after long illness.

Paris mayor announces plan to create refugee camp

Anne Hidalgo unveils plan to build shelter for refugees to replace makeshift camps shut down for health reasons.

Yehuda Glick’s meteoric rise from messianic margins to Israeli parliament

“Extremist and dangerous forces have taken over Israel and the Likud movement,” Moshe Ya’alon remarked at a press conference following his ouster as defense minister. The focus of attention was on Netanyahu’s imminent appointment ofShow More Summary

‘I am Palestinian and I am human’ — and Leanne Mohamad, 15, is disqualified from English speaking competition

After complaints from Israel supporters, a youth speaking competition in England disqualified Leanne Mohamad, 15, as delivering "propaganda," because she described the Nakba and continuing occupation of Palestine and asserted that 30,000 Palestinian children have been killed during the conflict.

Philippines: Rodrigo Duterte names new cabinet

President-elect announces 34 new officials giving assurances on their "honesty and integrity".

The orphans of Syria's war

Displaced widows and children of Syria's war struggle for survival in Hatay, Turkey.

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