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North Korean leader’s half brother suffered a ‘very painful death’ within 20 minutes, Malaysian officials say
Kim Jong Nam was exposed to a huge amount of VX — a banned chemical weapon — and he absorbed the poison quickly after it was smeared on his face, an official said.


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Rodrigo Duterte’s next target: 9-year-old children
The Philippine war on drugs is a disaster for the very young. A new bill could make it worse. 


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U.S. detains and nearly deports French Jewish historian
Henry Rousso, whose family was exiled from Egypt in 1956, had arrived in Houston to speak at a nearby university, but he was held for more than 10 hours for no clear reason.


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Palestinian Christian from Bethlehem wins wildly popular ‘Arab Idol’ song contest
Thousands gathered in Bethlehem’s Manger Square late Saturday to watch one of their own win the “Arab Idol” song contest.



Israeli intelligence minister says Trump created a new path to peace
Peace with Palestinians will come after Israel creates strategic regional peace and economic opportunities, said Israel Katz, a member of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Security Cabinet.


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Blasts in Syria kill dozens at security headquarters in Homs
At least 32 people died at two of the most fortified complexes in the area. An al-Qaeda-linked alliance of rebel factions, known as Tahrir al-Sham, claimed responsibility for the attacks.


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‘Everyone’s nervous’: Some students in India rethink U.S. study plans after Kansas shooting
The possible hate crime has prompted anger in India and concern that the Trump-era United States is no longer a safe place for its thriving community of visiting Indian students, scholars and tech workers.


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North Korea-U.S. talks called off after death of Kim Jong Un’s half brother
The State Department decided not to issue the visas to the North Korean diplomats due to travel from Pyongyang to New York for the talks, according to three people with knowledge of the decision.


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France’s deradicalization centers seen as a ‘total fiasco’
The French Senate report said that only one of 12 planned centers has opened, and it is still empty.


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Nigerian governor says 2 kidnapped Germans are freed
A Nigerian governor says security agents have freed two German archaeologists who were kidnapped in northern Nigeria.


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Nigerian security agents free 2 German archaeologists who were kidnapped in northern Nigeria, says governor.
Nigerian security agents free 2 German archaeologists who were kidnapped in northern Nigeria, says governor.



Myanmar’s Suu Kyi eulogizes slain legal adviser
Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Sunday broke a month-long silence to describe the assassination of one of her top legal advisers as a great loss for the country.



Egyptian Christians fearing terror flee Sinai for 4th day
Egyptian Christians fearing attacks by Islamic State group militants fled the volatile northern part of the Sinai Peninsula for a fourth day on Sunday, after a string of sectarian killings there sent hundreds packing and raised accusations the government is failing to protect the minority.


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Russians march to remember slain opposition leader Nemtsov
Thousands of Russians marched through Moscow on Sunday shouting slogans including “Russia will be free!” and “Putin is war!” to mark two years since opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was gunned down outside the Kremlin.


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Protests erupt after Kyrgyzstan arrests opposition leader
Hundreds of people protested Sunday in Kyrgyzstan after authorities detained a prominent opposition leader on fraud and corruption charges that his supporters say are politically motivated.


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