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  • 2017-11-22 07:01:28Z

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. command

Root: What happened on
Root: What happened on '13-14 Ashes tour, stays on that tour
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  • 2017-11-22 06:40:36Z

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) - Joe Root isn't concerned about what happened the last time England toured Australia for the Ashes, or the bombardment of banter in the buildup to this series.

Returning PM attends Lebanon
Returning PM attends Lebanon's military parade
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  • 2017-11-22 06:39:48Z

BEIRUT (AP) - Lebanon is celebrating its Independence Day with a military parade Wednesday attended by the president and the prime minister who returned to Beirut after his shock resignation nearly three weeks ago declared from Saudi Arabia.

North Korea defector regains consciousness, video shows getaway under fire
North Korea defector regains consciousness, video shows getaway under fire

By Haejin Choi and Josh Smith SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean border guards were only steps behind a fellow North Korean soldier when they opened fire and one briefly crossed the border pursuing the wounded defector as he dashed to the South Korean side, a video released on Wednesday by the U.N. Command (UNC) in Seoul showed. The defector was critically wounded, having been hit at least four times in the hail of bullets as he made his desperate escape on Nov.13. "He is fine," lead surgeon Lee Cook-Jong said at a press conference in Suwon.

Small eruption at Bali volcano triggers Singapore travel advisory
Small eruption at Bali volcano triggers Singapore travel advisory
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  • 2017-11-22 05:40:58Z

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's Mount Agung volcano in Bali has let out a puff of black smoke and ash in a small eruption, prompting Singapore to advise its citizens to be ready to evacuate the holiday island at short notice amid concern about a bigger eruption. Authorities have not changed the alert

Stunning CCTV Footage Shows North Korean Defector Being Shot By Border Guards
Stunning CCTV Footage Shows North Korean Defector Being Shot By Border Guards

United Nations Command on Tuesday released dramatic footage of a North Korean soldier defecting from his country and fleeing south across the Demilitarized Zone last week only to be fired upon by his fellow border guards.

Military Staff Removed From White House After 'Incident' On Trump's Asia Trip: Report
Military Staff Removed From White House After 'Incident' On Trump's Asia Trip: Report

Three members of a White House team staffed by military personnel have been removed from their positions after being accused of improper contact with foreign women during President Donald Trump's recent trip through Asia, The Washington Post reported Tuesday.

12 arrested in Thailand in soccer match-fixing investigation
12 arrested in Thailand in soccer match-fixing investigation
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  • 2017-11-22 03:52:20Z

BANGKOK (AP) - Football Association of Thailand president Somyot Poompanmuang says five players and two match officials from the top-flight national league are among 12 people arrested for alleged match-fixing.

Air China indefinitely suspends flights between Beijing and Pyongyang
Air China indefinitely suspends flights between Beijing and Pyongyang
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  • 2017-11-22 03:42:44Z

TAIPEI/BEIJING (Reuters) - Air China Ltd has indefinitely suspended flights between Beijing and Pyongyang, citing poor demand as North Korea faces growing sanctions from the United States over its nuclear weapons and missile programs. An official in the company's Beijing-based press office, who

U.S. sanctions 13 Chinese and North Korean organizations
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  • 2017-11-22 02:50:31Z

By Joel Schectman and David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Tuesday imposed sanctions against 13 Chinese and North Korean organizations Washington accused of helping evade nuclear restrictions against Pyongyang and supporting the country through trade. The U.S. Treasury announced

12 Ways To Eat Sushi You Haven
12 Ways To Eat Sushi You Haven't Thought Of Yet

Islamic schools in Pakistan plagued by sex abuse of children
Islamic schools in Pakistan plagued by sex abuse of children
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  • 2017-11-22 00:56:13Z

KEHRORE PAKKA, Pakistan (AP) - Kausar Parveen struggles through tears as she remembers the blood-soaked pants of her 9-year-old son, raped by a religious cleric. Each time she begins to speak, she stops, swallows hard, wipes her tears and begins again.

China widens personality cult around
China widens personality cult around 'unrivaled helmsman' Xi
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  • 2017-11-22 00:49:41Z

BEIJING (AP) - The village where he labored as a teen has become a shrine, a tree he planted an icon. State media applaud him endlessly, private businessmen praise his speeches and universities are devoting new departments to his theories.

Italy
Italy's Berlusconi contests ban from office to European court
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  • 2017-11-22 00:18:04Z

By Gavin Jones ROME (Reuters) - Lawyers for Silvio Berlusconi will argue on Wednesday to the European Court of Human Rights against his ban on holding public office, hoping for a green light that will allow him to run for premier at Italy's election early next year. The four-times prime minister

Lebanon
Lebanon's Hariri returns to Beirut amid resignation saga

BEIRUT (AP) - Saad Hariri returned to Lebanon late Tuesday for the first time since he stunned his country by announcing from Saudi Arabia that he was quitting as prime minister more than two weeks ago.

Meghan McCain and Ben Domenech Are Married
Meghan McCain and Ben Domenech Are Married

The conservative co-host of ABC's The View, 33, who is the daughter of Senator John McCain, wed conservative pundit Ben Domenech, 35, just before sunset at the bride's family ranch in Sedona, Arizona, a rep for McCain tells PEOPLE exclusively

Whitefish Shuts Down Operations In Puerto Rico, Claims It's Owed $83 Million
Whitefish Shuts Down Operations In Puerto Rico, Claims It's Owed $83 Million

Whitefish Energy is halting work on Puerto Rico's hurricane-ravaged electrical grid after claiming the U.S. territory owes the company $83 million.

Half of Germans want new elections after coalition talks fail
Half of Germans want new elections after coalition talks fail
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  • 2017-11-21 23:02:18Z

Half of Germans are in favor of calling a new election after Chancellor Angela Merkel failed to reach a deal to form a new coalition with two other parties, while a fifth back forming a minority government, an opinion poll showed on Wednesday. It also showed 48.5 percent think the center-left Social

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend Expecting Second Child
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend Expecting Second Child

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend - who celebrated their fourth wedding anniversary on Sept. 14 - are expecting their second child, she shared on social media Tuesday, hilariously captioning the announcement video, "It's John's!"

Hariri back in Lebanon for first time since quitting as PM
Hariri back in Lebanon for first time since quitting as PM

Saad al-Hariri returned to Beirut on Tuesday for the first time since he resigned as Lebanon's prime minister in a broadcast from Saudi Arabia and plunged his country into political crisis. Hariri's sudden resignation on Nov. 4 thrust Lebanon to the forefront of regional tussle between the Sunni monarchy of Saudi Arabia and Shi'ite Islamist Iran, whose powerful Lebanese ally Hezbollah is part of the government. Hariri was greeted by members of the security forces as he disembarked from a jet at Beirut airport, live footage of his arrival showed.

Braves lose 9 international players in MLB sanctions
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  • 2017-11-21 22:11:31Z

ATLANTA (AP) - Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred hit the Atlanta Braves with heavy sanctions, including the loss of nine players, on Tuesday for rules violations committed by the team in the international player market.

Alabama Police Chief Suspended After 'Joking' About Roy Moore Sexual Assault Allegations
Alabama Police Chief Suspended After 'Joking' About Roy Moore Sexual Assault Allegations

An Alabama police chief has been suspended after posting on social media what he described as "jokes" about sexual assault accusations that are dominating the state's race for a U.S. Senate seat.

Canada proposes health warnings, child-proof packs for legal pot sales
Canada proposes health warnings, child-proof packs for legal pot sales
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  • 2017-11-21 22:07:55Z

The proposals, which will be open for public consultation for 60 days, include restrictions on packaging to ensure the products are not enticing to children as well as legal standards for quality control and potency, Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor told reporters. The government is on track

New US sanctions on North Korea ships, Chinese traders
New US sanctions on North Korea ships, Chinese traders
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  • 2017-11-21 21:51:54Z

The United States on Tuesday unveiled new sanctions targeting North Korean shipping and Chinese traders doing business with Pyongyang, again raising the pressure on the pariah state to abandon its nuclear program. The measures came a day after President Donald Trump declared North Korea a state sponsor

Man arrested in cop killing; mom accused of helping him flee
Man arrested in cop killing; mom accused of helping him flee

NEW KENSINGTON, Pa. (AP) - Tips from informants helped lead law enforcement to the man accused of fatally shooting a rookie police officer, and the suspect's mother is accused of helping him evade arrest during a four-day manhunt, officials said Tuesday.

What 3 Creepy Meetings With Charlie Rose Taught Me About Toxic Sexism And Blurred Lines
What 3 Creepy Meetings With Charlie Rose Taught Me About Toxic Sexism And Blurred Lines

A few years ago I belonged to the group of people who thought that working for Charlie Rose represented the holy grail of journalism.

19 Crazy Delicious Ways To Roast Sweet Potatoes
19 Crazy Delicious Ways To Roast Sweet Potatoes

Hariri returns to Lebanon for first time since resigning as PM
Hariri returns to Lebanon for first time since resigning as PM
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  • 2017-11-21 21:45:04Z

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Saad al-Hariri landed in Beirut on Tuesday, his media office said, returning home for the first time since he resigned as Lebanon's prime minister in a broadcast from Saudi Arabia and plunged his country into political crisis, Hariri's sudden resignation on Nov. 4 thrust Lebanon

Conservatives knew
Conservatives knew 'family values' pol had secret gay life

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - As Wes Goodman built a political career around values including "committed natural marriage," the 33-year-old Republican was secretly engaging in sexual encounters with men online, via cellphone and, on one significant occasion, in his state office.

U.S. sanctions 13 Chinese and North Korean organizations
U.S. sanctions 13 Chinese and North Korean organizations
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  • 2017-11-21 20:52:15Z

By Joel Schectman and David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Tuesday imposed sanctions against 13 Chinese and North Korean organizations Washington accused of helping evade nuclear restrictions against Pyongyang and supporting the country through trade. The action, coming one

A Thanksgiving lesson for the #MeToo movement
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  • 2017-11-21 20:08:33Z

When he proclaimed the national holiday called Thanksgiving in 1863, President Abraham Lincoln did more than ask Americans to be grateful for God's blessings during a time of civil strife. The #MeToo movement has now helped lift a social stigma for many abused women while bringing to light past wrongs.

German police present stolen John Lennon diaries
German police present stolen John Lennon diaries
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  • 2017-11-21 19:59:30Z

German police presented on Tuesday diaries, pairs of glasses and other items belonging to late Beatle John Lennon that were stolen from his widow Yoko Ono in 2006 and eventually ended up in Berlin. Police arrested a man in Berlin on Monday suspected of receiving the 86 stolen items, which include Lennon

Ratko Mladic still a
Ratko Mladic still a 'legend', says Bosnian Serb chief

The Bosnian Serb political leader Milorad Dodik said he believed Ratko Mladic would remain "a legend" regardless of the verdict at his genocide trial on Wednesday. UN war crimes judges at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) are to hand down their long-awaited judgement on "The Butcher of Bosnia" in The Hague. Despite the multiple charges against him, which include genocide, Mladic remains a hero to many in Serbia.

How the U.S. Navy Could Beat China in a War
How the U.S. Navy Could Beat China in a War

During its westward advance across the Pacific, the U.S. Navy fashioned techniques and hardware to refuel, resupply, and repair ships from dispersed, often improvised island bases. The allies should ransack history for insight-thinking ahead about how to use Japan's many islands and inlets as impromptu logistics hubs. After all, the conventionally powered surface fleets based in Japan need fuel too.

Natalie Portman Has '100 Stories' Of Sexual Misconduct, Discrimination
Natalie Portman Has '100 Stories' Of Sexual Misconduct, Discrimination

When actress Natalie Portman heard the mounting allegations of sexual assault and misconduct in Hollywood, she said she considered herself lucky that she has never been personally assaulted.

Europe ponders prospect of life after Merkel
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  • 2017-11-21 19:26:14Z

Earlier this spring, when President Trump threatened to drop out of a major climate accord and berated fellow NATO members on his first trip to Europe, German Chancellor Angela Merkel rallied the continent. Implicit in that message was the reassurance that it was Ms. Merkel who would shepherd Europe in the reshuffled order. Germany found itself in uncharted waters, facing its worst political crisis since World War II. Many have begun to see Merkel as a weakened caretaker chancellor with an uncertain future.

Pixar's Day-of-the-Dead film 'Coco' aims to shake up image of Mexico
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  • 2017-11-21 19:15:04Z

Nearly a month after its release in Mexico, the new Pixar film "Coco," out Nov. 22 in the United States, is already the country's top-grossing animated film in history. Recommended: How much do you know about Mexico? At a time when the US is casting a bright spotlight on Mexico and Mexican-Americans, frequently stereotyping them as everything from drug-runners to overall "bad hombres," Coco is an animated salve of sorts.

"They said, I
"They said, I'm sorry, because you weren't physically injured, you can't go to the private events."

Lisa Hamp was in the same building as the gunman on the day of the Virginia Tech shooting. She and her classmates pushed against the door of the room to keep him from entering. Last fall, we were talking, and we were like, "Are you going to the 10-year anniversary?" And I said, "I haven't been to one since my senior year, which was the first anniversary, but I'd love to go because now I'm recognizing all this power from recovery and healing.

"I remember feeling really scared that he could be around any corner, because we weren
"I remember feeling really scared that he could be around any corner, because we weren't sure exactly where he was."

Chelsea Sobolik had just come off a double shift at a Red Robin restaurant when she decided, at the last minute, to join a group of friends for a midnight screening of "The Dark Knight Rises" in Aurora, Colorado. After the shooting, Sobolik took a year off to rest and recover, something that would not have been possible without Red Robin's Giving Fund ― a charitable donation her colleagues made with every check to support workers during tough times. Between this fund, the free mental health care she received from the Aurora Mental Health Center and help from her family and friends, Sobolik feels grateful for all the support that has helped her cope, but she considers recovery a lifelong...

From Texas to Congress: Will 'rare' friendship cost politicians their careers?
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  • 2017-11-21 18:59:53Z

In that pause for breath, bipartisanship went viral in the form of two young Texas congressmen taking a road trip together. Will Hurd, a Republican and former undercover CIA operative from Helotes, and Beto O'Rourke, a Democrat and former software company founder from El Paso, spent two days in a car with each other - and with Williberto, the trip's piñata mascot - talking music, food, their first cars, and politics. "One reason it captured so much attention is because it's so rare," says Harold Cook, a Texas Democratic strategist.

Donald Trump is reportedly more popular than some of Europe's biggest leaders
Donald Trump is reportedly more popular than some of Europe's biggest leaders

President Trump has received some rather dismal approval ratings, but he's reportedly more popular compared to some of his European counterparts.

Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe's Mugabe resigns, ending four decades of rule

By MacDonald Dzirutwe HARARE (Reuters) - Robert Mugabe resigned as Zimbabwe's president on Tuesday a week after the army and his former political allies moved to end four decades of rule by a man once feted as an independence hero who became feared as a despot. The 93-year-old Mugabe had clung on for a week after an army takeover. Wild celebrations broke out at a joint sitting of parliament when Speaker Jacob Mudenda read out Mugabe's brief resignation letter and suspended the impeachment procedure.

More remains of slain US soldier found in Niger
More remains of slain US soldier found in Niger
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  • 2017-11-21 18:48:30Z

Additional remains of a US soldier who was killed in an ambush in Niger last month have been found in the West African nation, the Pentagon said Tuesday. Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White said a joint US Africa Command military team on November 12 discovered the remains at the site where Sergeant La David

Sarah Silverman Says She 'Fell In Love' With Trump Voters While Traveling
Sarah Silverman Says She 'Fell In Love' With Trump Voters While Traveling

Sarah Silverman has some things to say about Trump voters she's encountered while traveling for work ― and they're all positive!

Mugabe resigns, ending 37-year reign over Zimbabwe
Mugabe resigns, ending 37-year reign over Zimbabwe
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  • 2017-11-21 18:04:31Z

Robert Mugabe resigned as Zimbabwe's president on Tuesday, swept from power as his 37-year reign of autocratic control and brutality crumbled within days of a military takeover. The move looks set to bring an end to Zimbabwe's worst political crisis since the country won independence from Britain

Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe's first lady, Grace Mugabe, in key dates
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  • 2017-11-21 17:52:28Z

Harare (AFP) - Here are some key dates in the life of Grace Mugabe, wife of resigned president Robert Mugabe, whose ambitions to succeed him largely led to a military takeover.

Apologizing For Predatory Behavior Requires More Than Saying 'I'm Sorry'
Apologizing For Predatory Behavior Requires More Than Saying 'I'm Sorry'

In 2011, Angie's* male colleague at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History brought her into an isolated hallway and grabbed her butt without her consent.

CBS, PBS Cut Ties With Charlie Rose Following Sexual Misconduct Allegations
CBS, PBS Cut Ties With Charlie Rose Following Sexual Misconduct Allegations

CBS has fired "This Morning" co-host Charlie Rose amid allegations he sexually harassed and groped multiple women.

US strike in Somalia kills more than 100 Shabaab fighters
US strike in Somalia kills more than 100 Shabaab fighters

US forces conducted an air strike against the Al-Qaeda-affiliated Shabaab group in Somalia on Tuesday, killing more than 100 jihadists, military officials said. "In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, US forces conducted an air strike in Somalia against an al-Shabaab camp on Tuesday, November 21 at approximately 10:30 am local Somalia time (0730 GMT), killing more than 100 militants," the US Africa Command said in a statement.

102-year-old Holocaust survivor who thought his entire family died meets nephew he didn't know existed
102-year-old Holocaust survivor who thought his entire family died meets nephew he didn't know existed

A 102-year-old Polish man who believed his entire family had died in the Holocaust was reduced to tears this week when he met a nephew that he didn't know he had.

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