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Search on for SKorea soldier who killed 5 comrades

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The military searched Sunday for an armed South Korean soldier who fled after killing five of his comrades and wounding seven at an outpost near the North Korean border. The sergeant, identified only by his surname, Yim, opened fire Saturday night with his standard issue K2 assault rifle at an outpost in Gangwon province, east ...

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Warlords endangering lives of 50,000 children

An international organization says a surging fight between two warlords in South Sudan could leave thousands of children starving, even dead, by the end of the year. The report from UNICEF calls out South Sudan President Salva Kiir and his former vice president, Riek Machar, and blames their confrontations for the fact that as many as 50,000 children will be ...

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Warlords endangering lives of 50,000 children

An international organization says a surging fight between two warlords in South Sudan could leave thousands of children starving, even dead, by the end of the year. The report from UNICEF calls out South Sudan President Salva Kiir and his former vice president, Riek Machar, and blames their confrontations for the fact that as many as 50,000 children will be ...

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Russia’s Vladimir Putin backs Ukraine ceasefire

RUSSIAN President Vladimir Putin has expressed support for Ukraine’s unilateral ceasefire in its battle against pro-Russian separatists and appealed to both sides to halt all military operations. But he warned that Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s blueprint for peace would not be viable without action to start peace negotiations. The qualified Russian backing for Mr Poroshenko’s effort to halt the conflict ...

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No more child mafia victims, demands Pope Francis

POPE Francis has launched a scathing attack on organised crime during a trip to the heartland of a feared syndicate. The pontiff declared all mafia members “excommunicated” from the Catholic Church. The mafia “is the adoration of evil and contempt for common good. This evil must be beaten, expelled,” the Pope told worshippers near the hometown of a toddler killed ...

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Israel intensifies hunt for missing teenagers

Israel has sent more troops to the occupied West Bank to search for three missing teenagers it says were abducted by the Palestinian group Hamas. The military said it arrested 10 Palestinians on Saturday and that some 1,350 sites in the West Bank had been…

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Israel threatens UN envoy over Qatar cash for Palestinians

June 21: Israel’s foreign minister said today the UN’s special envoy could be declared persona non grata for offering to help transfer Qatari funds to the Gaza Strip. Avigdor Lieberman said Robert Serry, the world body’s special envoy on the Middle East peace process, had first tried to convince the Palestinian Authority (PA) to transfer USD 20 million from Qatar ...

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Brazil’s Rousseff picked by party for tough election October 5

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s ruling Workers’ Party formally nominated President Dilma Rousseff on Saturday to run for re-election in October in what is shaping up to be its toughest race since winning power in 2002. Rousseff’s popularity is falling because of Brazil’s high cost of living and slowing economy, and she was…

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Ex-Slovenian leader goes to prison for 2 years

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Former Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa has gone to prison to serve a two-year sentence for bribery in an arms deal with a Finnish company. Some 2,000 banner-waving…

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Ukraine Orders Unilateral Cease-Fire With Separatists

Ukraine’s president has ordered a unilateral week-long cease-fire against pro-Russia separatists in the country’s east in hopes the move will lead to a broader de-escalation of a conflict that has threatened to bisect…

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