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U.S. moves 100 coffins to inter-Korean border for war remains


The U.S. military said it moved 100 wooden coffins to the inter-Korean border on Saturday to prepare for North Korea's returning of the remains of American soldiers who have been missing since the 1950-53 Korean War.

Blast as Zimbabwe president campaigns; Mnangagwa not hurt


An explosion rocked a stadium where Zimbabwe's president was addressing a campaign rally on Saturday, with state media calling it an assassination attempt but saying he was not hurt and was evacuated from the scene. Witnesses said several…

Candidates campaign in final rallies before Turkey elections


Politicians in Turkey are campaigning for the last remaining hours before a propaganda ban begins ahead of Sunday's critical presidential and parliamentary elections.

1 dead after attack at huge rally for Ethiopia's new PM


A thwarted attempt to hurl a grenade at Ethiopia's reformist new prime minister led to a deadly explosion Saturday at a massive rally in support of sweeping changes in Africa's second most populous country.

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EU leaders to hold mini-migration summit as crisis festers


European Union leaders on Sunday will try to find common ground for tackling migrants arriving on Europe's shores in search of better lives -- a growing political crisis threatening to undermine the entire EU project.


Trump advises GOP: Quit wasting time on immigration


Just when House Republicans needed Donald Trump's backing the most -- on their big immigration overhaul -- he dashed off a presidential tweet saying they should quit wasting their time on it.


Saudis going to the movies, ditching face coverings under modernization efforts

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In addition to lifting a ban on women driving, Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is overseeing a wider program of modernization in the historically conservative kingdom.


Trump declares North Korea still poses 'extraordinary threat'


U.S. President Donald Trump declared Friday that North Korea still poses an 'extraordinary threat' to the United States.


Trump pushes back against border separation uproar

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U.S. President Donald Trump cast doubt Friday on wrenching tales of migrant children separated from their families at the border, dismissing 'phoney stories of sadness and grief' while asserting the real victims of the nation's immigration…

Melania Trump's 'I don't care' jacket spawns trove of memes


First lady Melania Trump's green Zara jacket -- the one reading 'I really don't care, do u?' -- has opened up a world of memes.

U.S. officials say girl on Time cover isn't separated from mom


U.S. Border Patrol officials said Friday that a girl who is pictured on the cover of this week's Time magazine was not separated from her mother, despite the poignant image of the child standing alone, weeping.


Father of girl on Time cover says she's with her mother


The father of the girl who is pictured crying on the cover of this week's Time magazine says the Honduran foreign ministry told him that his daughter is detained with her mother in McAllen, Texas, and the two have not been separated.


Quebec Charter of Values a factor in radicalizing foreign fighters: study

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Political and social tension stoked by the proposed Quebec Charter of Values was a contributing factor in the radicalization of Muslim youth who left Canada to join jihadist groups in Syria and Iraq, according to a new study.

Ontario dentist defends his practice after health unit's hepatitis C warning

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A central Ontario dentist is defending his practice after public health officials said two patients who had received dental services at his clinic tested positive for hepatitis C.

Friday, Jun 22

After U.S., Israel also backs away from UN human rights body

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Diplomats say Israel has temporarily reduced its participation with the UN Human Rights Council, days after the United States pulled out.

Australian jury deadlocked on case of Melbourne car ramming


A Melbourne jury could not decide on Friday whether a man was mentally fit to stand trial on charges that he had murdered six people by driving a car through a lunch-time crowd in a pedestrian-only street in Australia's second largest city.

Mexico opium poppy growers turning to marijuana


Opium poppy growers in southern Mexico who helped fuel the U.S. heroin epidemic say prices for their product have been driven so low - apparently by the use of synthetic opioids like fentanyl - that they are turning in desperation back to…

Saudi women gain right to drive, but some who fought for change still detained

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On June 24, Saudi Arabia will lift its ban on women drivers after years of protests by activists fighting for change.

Thursday, Jun 21

Melania Trump wears 'I really don't care' jacket before visiting migrant kids

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Melania Trump wore a jacket with the words 'I really don’t care, do u?' as she boarded a flight to visit migrant children separated from their families, setting off a series of contradictory explanations from White House officials and the…

Melania Trump visits migrant children at Texas detention centre

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Melania Trump visited with migrant children Thursday during a brief stop at a Texas facility housing some of the youth separated from their parents as her husband's administration prosecutes adults who enter the U.S. illegally from Mexico.

Trump's migrant policy: First blowback, then about-face

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As a crisis of migrant children separated from their families provoked national outrage, U.S. President Donald Trump said he was powerless to act through an executive order. Five days later, he did just that.

Israeli PM's wife charged with fraud, breach of trust

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The wife of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was charged Thursday with misusing some US$100,000 in public funds to order lavish meals from celebrity chefs, dealing an embarrassing blow to the country's first family and drawing fresh…

Wednesday, Jun 20

Donors raise US$9M in 4 days for migrant families separated by U.S. officials

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A California couple has raised over US$9 million dollars for a Texas-based non-profit immigration law service in an effort to help reunite migrant families separated by U.S. border officials.

Maddow breaks down reading AP story on 'tender age' shelters

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MSNBC political commentator Rachel Maddow broke down while trying to read an exclusive Associated Press story about babies and toddlers taken from their parents at the southern border and sent to "tender age" shelters.

U.S. leaving UN's Human Rights Council, cites anti-Israel bias

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The United States is leaving the United Nations' Human Rights Council, which Ambassador Nikki Haley called "an organization that is not worthy of its name." It's the latest withdrawal by the Trump administration from an international…

North Korea thanks China for support with Trump summit


North Korean leader Kim Jong Un thanked Chinese President Xi Jinping for his support in last week's groundbreaking summit with U.S. President Donald Trump, the North's official media reported Wednesday.

Tuesday, Jun 19

Second arrest in deadly shooting at New Jersey arts festival

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Authorities have made a second arrest stemming from a deadly shooting at a 24-hour arts and music festival in New Jersey.

UN chief: Highest number of conflicts globally in 30 years


The number of countries involved in "violent conflicts" is the highest in 30 years, while the number of people killed in conflicts has risen tenfold since 2005, the UN secretary-general said Tuesday.

UN refugee agency: Record 68.5 million displaced in 2017

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The UN refugee agency reported Tuesday that nearly 69 million people who have fled war, violence and persecution were forcibly displaced last year, a record for the fifth straight year.

Recording of crying children at U.S. border adds to outrage


An audio recording that appears to capture the heartbreaking voices of small Spanish-speaking children crying out for their parents at a U.S. immigration facility took centre stage Monday in the growing uproar over the Trump administration…

Monday, Jun 18

Israeli minister criticizes royal itinerary over Jerusalem

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The status of Jerusalem in the royal itinerary for Prince William's upcoming visit has angered an Israeli Cabinet member.

Spanish king's brother-in-law begins prison term for graft


The brother-in-law of Spain's King Felipe VI has begun serving a nearly six-year sentence for fraud and tax evasion, Spanish prison authorities said Monday.

Strong quake near Osaka, Japan, kills 4, knocks over walls

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Residents in western Japan were cleaning up debris Monday evening after a powerful earthquake hit the area around Osaka, the country's second-largest city, killing four people and injuring hundreds while knocking over walls and setting off…

Hundreds of children wait in U.S. Border Patrol facility in Texas

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Hundreds of children are waiting away from their parents inside a Border Patrol holding facility in South Texas, with groups of 20 or more children to a single cage.