August 16, 2019 - 4:45 pm
(NEW YORK) -- North Korea fired two short-range projectiles into the Sea of Japan early Friday morning according to South Korea’s military, marking North Korea's sixth round of short-range missile testing in less than a month. The launch began just hours after North Korea rejected further dialogue...
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August 16, 2019 - 2:17 pm
(HONG KONG) -- Thousands of people stood elbow to elbow chanting "Power to the People!" on a humid night in central Hong Kong on Friday, as anti-government protests that began here in early June and led to a shutdown of the city's busy international airport this week showed no signs of slowing down...
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August 16, 2019 - 8:22 am
(WASHINGTON) -- The Greenland Ministry of Foreign Affairs responded to reports that President Donald Trump had talked about the possibility of buying the territory. "Greenland is rich in valuable resources such as minerals, the purest water and ice, fish stocks, seafood, renewable energy and is a...
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August 16, 2019 - 6:18 am
(WASHINGTON) -- One day after blocking two congresswomen from visiting Israel, Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., has been approved to make a visit to her grandmother in the Israeli-occupied West Bank -- but only as a "humanitarian visit." Israel had told Tlaib, as well as fellow Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn...
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August 15, 2019 - 2:45 pm
(NEW YORK) -- The Nepalese government proposed new requirements for climbers and guides to get permits to climb Mount Everest, following a deadly season on the world's highest mountain. The proposed rules include requiring a climber to have reached the summit of at least one peak above 21,325 feet...
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August 15, 2019 - 11:39 am
(NEW YORK) -- Scorching temperatures this year broke records, including July becoming the hottest month ever recorded on Earth, scientists said Thursday. The average global temperature in July was 1.71 degrees above the 20th century average of 60.4 degrees, the hottest temperature that month since...
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August 15, 2019 - 10:23 am
(LONDON) -- A new campaign to raise awareness about the perils of carrying knives in chicken shops across the United Kingdom has been accused of peddling stereotypes and “bordering on racist” by lawmakers and campaigners. The government rolled out the #knifefree chicken boxes scheme Wednesday,...
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August 15, 2019 - 7:05 am
(LONDON) — The U.S. government has requested to take control of an Iranian oil tanker held in Gibraltar. The Iranian oil tanker Grace 1 has been held in Gibraltar since it was seized by British forces in the Mediterranean last month. It was accused of heading to Syria which is in direct...
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August 15, 2019 - 6:55 am
(WASHINGTON) -- Loujain al Hathloul, who has been imprisoned in Saudi Arabia since May 2018 for her work promoting women's rights in the kingdom, including defying the previous ban on women driving, has turned down a deal to be released. According to her family, she received an offer recently to...
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August 15, 2019 - 5:36 am
(MOSCOW) -- A Russian jet carrying 226 passengers and seven crew members made an emergency landing in the middle of a corn field near Moscow after colliding with birds shortly after takeoff. Ural Airlines flight 178 from Moscow to Simferopol in Crimea suffered "significant interruptions" in the jet...
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