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August 05, 2019 - 5:12 pm
(SEOUL) -- For the fourth time in less than 2 weeks, North Korea has fired unidentified projectiles on Tuesday local time, the South Korea military told Yonhap news agency. This is a developing story. Please check back for updates. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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August 05, 2019 - 2:48 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. is urging Turkey not to undertake an offensive into northeastern Syria against U.S.-backed Kurdish forces that helped to defeat the Islamic State and now maintains prisons with thousands of the terror group's fighters. An American military delegation is in Turkey to meet...
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August 05, 2019 - 2:27 pm
(HONG KONG) -- For the first time since its handover to China more than two decades ago, a city-wide strike brought much of Hong Kong to a standstill. In an unusual sight for a city that prides itself on its work ethic, tens of thousands of Hong Kongers went on strike on Monday to support...
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August 05, 2019 - 12:33 pm
(LONDON) — The Indian government moved to revoke the special status that granted autonomy to Muslim-majority Kashmir on Monday, with experts describing the move as “undoing seven decades” of constitutional relations. Amit Shah, the Home Minister for India’s Hindu nationalist ruling party, the BJP,...
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August 05, 2019 - 11:19 am
(CAIRO) -- Tutankhamun's golden-plated coffin is undergoing a face-lift for the first time since the boy king's tomb was discovered in 1922 as Egypt nears completion of the Grand Egyptian Museum, a mega project on the outskirts of Cairo that the country hopes will revive its vital tourism industry...
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August 05, 2019 - 10:06 am
(LONDON) — A 6-year-old boy is in a critical but stable condition after being thrown five stories from the Tate Modern in London, the UK’s most popular tourist attraction. The boy was visiting the modern art gallery’s 10th floor viewing platform with his mother Sunday when he was taken from her...
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August 04, 2019 - 4:09 pm
(MOSCOW) -- Russia's anti-Kremlin opposition has pledged to hold more protests a day after police arrested hundreds of people for a second weekend running at a demonstration in Moscow calling for fair elections. Opposition leaders said another protest planned in Moscow for next Saturday would go...
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August 04, 2019 - 8:20 am
(SANGATTE, France) -- Just 10 days after a failed first try ended with Franky Zapata up to his neck in water, the French jet-ski champion successfully crossed the English Channel on his self-made "flyboard" Sunday morning. Taking off at 8:17 a.m. local time, he flew across the 21.7 miles that...
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August 03, 2019 - 4:03 pm
(MOSCOW) -- Hundreds of protesters were violently arrested in Moscow Saturday, the latest demonstration against the Kremlin-aligned United Russia party. Independent watchdog OVD-Info said at least 838 people were detained. Opposition leader Lubovj Sobol was among the jailed. Authorities had warned...
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August 03, 2019 - 6:58 am
(MOSCOW) -- It's a nice day for a ... fright wedding. Russian companies are potentially giving new meaning to "shotgun wedding-- sending in a platoon of former police and special forces soldiers dressed in full combat gear to simulate a police raid on your reception and leave you tied in knots...
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