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North Korea tests 'high-tech' weapon

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North Korea has tested a "newly developed ultramodern" weapon in an event supervised by leader Kim Jong Un, state media said Friday, amid faltering nuclear disarmament negotiations with the United States.

'Phallic' owl statue sparks outrage in Serbia

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When the Serbian city of Kikinda unveiled its latest landmark, the reaction was mixed, to say the least.

Khmer Rouge leaders found guilty of genocide

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A UN-backed court ruled that the Khmer Rouge committed genocide, a landmark verdict that is hoped will bring closure to millions of Cambodians.

2,550 US citizens applied for asylum in Canada in 2017. That's more than 6 times as many as in 2016


The number of US citizens seeking refuge in Canada skyrocketed last year.

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Pilots 'failed 19 breathalyzer tests'


Figures show that you're safer traveling by plane than by car, but presumably your chances of a safe flight are reduced if your pilot is drunk.


Israel heading for early elections after turbulent week for Netanyahu


Israel will pick a date for early elections on Sunday, a source close to a key minister told CNN, following a turbulent week for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that saw key government resignations and calls for an early vote.


Volkswagen to spend $50 billion on electric car 'offensive'


Volkswagen has committed to spending tens of billions of dollars as part of a dramatic shift to electric and autonomous vehicles.


Defiant May starts to rebuild her fractured government


Theresa May vows to fight on as UK Prime Minister in the face of intense opposition to her troubled Brexit deal, cabinet resignations and the possibility of vote of no-confidence. Get the latest updates here.


Toyota redesigns world's most popular car


The world's most popular car just got a makeover.


Disney film that predates Mickey Mouse resurfaces


A 1928 Disney animation, which predates the creation of Mickey Mouse, has been unearthed in Japan, according to Japanese media.


Xi Jinping starts goodwill tour of the Pacific amid rise in South China Sea tensions

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Chinese President Xi Jinping kicked off a packed itinerary in Papua New Guinea Friday at the start of a tour which marks Beijing's latest diplomatic foray into a region once considered outside of China's sphere of influence.


'Death knell' of press freedom in Hong Kong

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Every day before work, Kevin Lau stopped for breakfast at a restaurant in Sai Wan Ho, a residential area in eastern Hong Kong. It was a routine as ingrained in him as brushing his teeth, and it nearly cost him his life.

Netanyahu faces coalition crisis as key ministers resign


Israel's Prime Minister is facing a serious challenge to his coalition as key ministers resign and called for early elections.


Scientists: Giant impact crater found under glacier


A team of international researchers has verified the discovery of the first meteorite impact crater ever found deep beneath the Greenland ice sheet.


A photo of Hitler posing with a girl of Jewish heritage is auctioned


This photograph of Adolf Hitler embracing a young Jewish girl who he called his "sweetheart" sold for $11,520 this week.

Thursday, Nov 15

Nurse suspended over selfie in labor ward

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A nurse in Malawi has been suspended after her selfie in a labor ward showing a naked pregnant woman in the background surfaced online.

Theresa May hit by bombshell resignations over Brexit deal

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UK Prime Minister Theresa May was plunged into a deep political crisis on Thursday as she was hit by a wave of resignations over her Brexit plan.

Brexit takes leap forward as Theresa May secures Cabinet support

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Britain has concluded a Brexit deal with the European Union. Now, amid a growing clamor of dissent, Theresa May must sell it to her own side.

Iran executes 'Sultan of Coins'


Iran executed two men for financial crimes early Wednesday, punishments that were quickly assailed by Amnesty International as disproportionate and reflective of Tehran's "shameless disregard for the right to life."

Wednesday, Nov 14

Son and heir: Prince Charles turns 70 with no intention of slowing down


At 70, most people in the UK are settling into retirement but the Prince of Wales is working harder than ever. More public engagements, more international tours and daily paperwork that often keeps him at his desk late into the night.

'El Chapo' Guzman's trial begins under unprecedented security measures

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Nearly two years after his extradition from Mexico, notorious cartel boss Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman Loera faces an American jury on Tuesday in the most significant criminal trial in decades.

Facebook: Free speech will inform any decision to return to China


Facebook says it won't return to China without considering how to square that with its commitments to free expression and the privacy of its users.

On North Korea, who's really being deceptive?

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The existence of more than a dozen supposedly secret North Korean missile bases should come as a surprise to nobody -- certainly not the United States or South Korea.

Tuesday, Nov 13

Flipkart CEO resigns after misconduct claims


The head of India's biggest online retailer has stepped down following an investigation into allegations of "serious personal misconduct."

Tanzania's $300M World Bank loan pulled

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The World Bank has pulled a planned $300 million educational loan to Tanzania amid concerns about the country's policy of banning pregnant girls from going to school.

Fierce winds fuel California fire

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An additional 13 sets of human remains were discovered Monday in Northern California, bringing the death toll from the Camp Fire to 42, making it the deadliest wildfire in the state's history, the sheriff of Butte County said.

UK PM: Brexit deal 'immensely difficult'

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UK Prime Minister Theresa May declared Brexit negotiations were "in the endgame" Monday night, but warned that clinching a deal was "immensely difficult."

Monday, Nov 12

Gaza tensions inflamed


A barrage of more than 300 rockets was launched from Gaza toward Israel on Monday, the Israeli army said, hours after a botched Israeli operation in Gaza left a Hamas commander and an Israeli soldier dead.

Rape victim accused of attempting to murder baby could face 20 years in prison


A young woman who became pregnant after being raped by her stepfather is to go on trial in El Salvador accused of attempting to murder her baby, under the country's strict abortion laws.

Hamas commander killed in Israeli operation


An Israeli army officer and a Hamas military commander have been killed during an Israeli Special Forces operation inside Gaza. CNN's Oren Liebermann reports.

52 dead as three car bombs explode by hotel

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The death toll from three car bombs detonated near a hotel in Mogadishu, Somalia has risen to 52 people, hospital officials told CNN Monday.

Sunday, Nov 11

UK PM: Russian intelligence capability degraded for years to come

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UK Prime Minister Theresa May on Sunday lauded Europe's response to Russia's "reckless" use of chemical weapons.

Suitcases of $15M in cash from Qatar bring relief for Gaza


After months of negotiations, Qatar has delivered $15 million to Gaza, with the intention of paying salaries for Gaza's civil servants and easing the humanitarian situation.

A century after guns fell silent, leaders gather to remember those who lost their lives

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Solemn ceremonies took place around the world Sunday to mark 100 years to the day since the Armistice that saw the end of World War I.

Turkey hands over recordings on Khashoggi's death


Recordings related to Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi's death have been passed on to Saudi Arabia, the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany and France, Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Saturday.