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Global alarm at the rapid advance of nuclear-armed North Korea's weapons technology rose further previous year when the regime tested its Hwasong-15 ballistic missile theoretically capable of hitting the mainland United States, in a challenge to Washington that has threatened to "utterly destroy" the regime in the event of an attack.
  • Korea visit, Pence insists 'no daylight' on North

    Korea visit, Pence insists 'no daylight' on North

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    North Korean women's hockey player Hwang Chung-gum and South Korean bobsleigh pilot Won Yun-jong both clutched the flag pole in a noteworthy display of unity. At the opening ceremony for the Games, Mr Pence , Kim Yo-jong and Kim Yong-nam were seated in close proximity to each other. "I hope the global community will also provide support".
  • Bus crashes leave at least 46 people dead in Hong Kong, Indonesia

    Bus crashes leave at least 46 people dead in Hong Kong, Indonesia

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    A police spokeswoman said 15 men and three women were killed in the accident, which local media reports say happened when the bus tipped over on Saturday evening. Since the crash, Democratic Party lawmaker Lam Cheuk-ting has brought up the danger of double-decker bus design, which may be "posing a serious threat to passengers on the upper level".
  • Trump blocks release of Democratic memo responding to Republican claims

    Trump blocks release of Democratic memo responding to Republican claims

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    The president's rejection of the Democratic memo is in contrast to his enthusiastic embrace of releasing the Republican document, which he pledged before reading to make public. On Tuesday, Kelly told reporters that Trump hadn't yet read the 10-page Democratic rebuttal because it's "quite lengthy". Democrats have been pushing to formally refute the GOP memo, which they see as an effort by President Trump and his allies in Congress to divert attention away from special counsel Robert ...
  • Nine Turkish soldiers killed in action in Syria's Afrin in one day

    Nine Turkish soldiers killed in action in Syria's Afrin in one day

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    Turkey resumed airstrikes in Syria's Kurdish enclave of Afrin after a brief lull, killing and wounding several people, the military and Kurdish officials said Friday. US -backed Kurdish-led forces have been fighting for control of Deir el-Zour with rival Russian-backed Syrian troops that are reinforced by Iranian-supported militias.
  • Here's How North Korea Will Keep Olympians From Defecting

    Here's How North Korea Will Keep Olympians From Defecting

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    Pence, President Moon, and top representatives from North Korea shared a VIP box at Friday's opening of the Olympics , although Pence avoided interaction with the North Korean officials. In a video message delivered to the exhibit organizers on Friday, Seoul's Unification Minister Cho Myung-gyun said the "government actively supports the exhibit...so that we may pass our heritage on to the next generation".
  • Indian scribe deported from the Maldives

    Indian scribe deported from the Maldives

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    The two journalists, Indian national Money Sharma and British national of Indian-origin Atish Ravi Patel, were handed over to immigration authorities by the police after it was found that they were working in violation of the country's immigration rules, the police said in a statement.
  • Inbee Park, Se Ri Pak take part in Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony

    Inbee Park, Se Ri Pak take part in Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony

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    The 23rd Winter Olympic Games are set to officially kick off with the opening ceremony at the South Korean city of Pyeongchang. Looking confident and relaxed, Kim Yo Jong had a brief meeting with South Korean officials, including Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon, before being whisked away in a black limousine and catching the high-speed train to Pyeongchang.
  • Swiss overpower unified Korean women's team

    Swiss overpower unified Korean women's team

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    The recent detente, anchored by South Korea's hosting of the Winter Olympic Games, came despite an acceleration in the North's weapons programme a year ago and pressure from Seoul's allies in Washington. If he accepts it would be the first meeting between leaders from the two countries in over 10 years. However, Chang continued to feel anxious over the ongoing tension with North Korea .
  • CDC - Flu season to get worse with weeks of suffering ahead

    CDC - Flu season to get worse with weeks of suffering ahead

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    Savannah Square says they hadn't had any flu cases at their senior living home and when they notice someone with possible symptoms, they make it a team effort to keep everyone else safe. public health officials said Friday. A strain of influenza A called H3N2 was causing most of the illness, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.
  • Operation Olive Branch: Turkish military helicopter shot down in Syria operation

    Operation Olive Branch: Turkish military helicopter shot down in Syria operation

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    The Turkish military said in a statement that two soldiers were killed when its attack helicopter crashed and was destroyed at around 1 p.m. local time (10 a.m. In the Eastern Ghouta, the last major rebel area near Damascus, residents described one of the most extensive bombing campaigns of the war, with multiple towns being hit simultaneously and people driven into shelters for days.
  • Second White House official resigns amid domestic violence accusations

    Second White House official resigns amid domestic violence accusations

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    One of those aides is Rob Porter , who resigned this week after his two former wives came forward and accused him of abusing them. Porter told White House counsel Don McGahn in January of 2017 that there could be an issue with his Federal Bureau of Investigation background check, although he didn't get into specifics.
  • North Korean athletes reportedly reject free Samsung phone

    North Korean athletes reportedly reject free Samsung phone

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    Fireworks explode during the Opening Ceremony of the 2018 PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics. Although South Korea has been a trenchant supporter of Trump's campaign of "maximum pressure" against North Korea, Moon has been keen to use the Olympics to pry open the door to better relations with its adversary.