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The last time China's special envoy for North Korea visited the country was in February a year ago. Song Tao, the head of China's ruling Communist Party's global department, will travel to Pyongyang on Friday to report on the party's national congress held last month, the official Xinhua News Agency said.
  • Corruption trial begins in NYC for three ex-FIFA officials

    Corruption trial begins in NYC for three ex-FIFA officials

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    US attorney Keith Edelman said in court, arguing they "did it year after year, tournament after tournament, bribe after bribe". Prosecution and defence lawyers opened the FIFA corruption trial on Monday, two and a half years after the United States unveiled the largest graft scandal in the history of world football.
  • Houthi rebels accuse Saudi-led coalition of bombing Sanaa Airport in Yemen

    Houthi rebels accuse Saudi-led coalition of bombing Sanaa Airport in Yemen

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    Last week, Saudi Arabia claimed their regime was reopening the Hodeideh Port to resume humanitarian aid deliveries; however, this was short-lived and no aid was delivered to country. The fiery comments came even as Saudi Arabia said on Monday that it will begin reopening airports and seaports in Yemen — those in areas not controlled by the rebels — after days of closing them over a rebel ballistic missile attack on Riyadh.
  • Twitter Roasts Trump's Belated Response To Texas Church Shooting

    Twitter Roasts Trump's Belated Response To Texas Church Shooting

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    He says the memorial was a way to honor the victims without focusing on the shooting . Just one month after the deadliest mass shooting in modern USA history, we find ourselves pulled back into an all-too-similar story. Pomeroy, whose 14-year-old daughter was among the slain, said November 12 in a brief address, "We have the power to choose, and, rather than choose darkness, like [the gunman] did that day, I say we choose life", according to CNN.
  • North Korean soldier defects to the South at Joint Security Area: JCS

    North Korean soldier defects to the South at Joint Security Area: JCS

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    North Korea has not commented on the shooting, but it usually responds angrily to defections and often accuses South Korea of kidnapping its citizens. The injured man was airlifted to a hospital south of Seoul , where he was operated on by one of the South's best trauma surgeons. "He has at least six gunshot wounds on his body and the penetrating wound in the abdomen is the most serious", the doctor, Lee Cook-Jong, told reporters, AFP said.
  • Keep your 'peeling' award, Davido says after AFRIMA snub

    Keep your 'peeling' award, Davido says after AFRIMA snub

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    In the same vein, Davido who lost out to Wizkid at AFRIMA, made news as the first African artiste to win two EMAs in the same night. The "Mudhara Achauya" hit-maker who was nominated in the Best Male Artiste in Southern Africa failed to scoop the award as it was taken away by the top South African rapper Emtee.
  • Rare 5.4-magnitude natural disaster strikes South Korea

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    Wednesday, according to the Korea Meteorological Administration. Residents in Seoul, which is more than 300 kilometers away from the epicentre, felt tremors, and said their buildings shook. Reports of shaking buildings and toppling furniture flooded in from Seoul to Jeju Island. Images posted on social media showed shattered storefronts, goods tumbled off store shelves, cars smashed by fallen bricks and cracks on the ground.
  • PM Modi holds talks with Japan, Australia and Vietnam counterparts — ASEAN Summit

    PM Modi holds talks with Japan, Australia and Vietnam counterparts — ASEAN Summit

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    Modi also had bilateral meetings with Japanese PM Shinzo Abe , New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern , Australian PM Malcolm Turnbulland others. "Together, we can make our two regions stronger". India has been supporting freedom of navigation and access to resources in the SCS in accordance with principles of worldwide law, including the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea.
  • Despite Red Carpet, Trump Agenda in Asia Largely Ignored

    Despite Red Carpet, Trump Agenda in Asia Largely Ignored

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    Former CIA director John Brennan, appearing Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union", said Trump was deriding them in an attempt to "delegitimize" the intelligence community's assessment. On Sunday, he tried to have it both ways, saying he believes both the US intelligence agencies when they say Russia meddled and Russian President Vladimir Putin's sincerity in claiming that his country did not.
  • China sending envoy to North Korea

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    In a brief dispatch, the official Xinhua news agency said Song Tao, who heads the ruling Communist Party's external affairs department, would leave for North Korea on Friday. Mr Song last visited North Korea 18 months ago. The Washington Post reported last week that the US North Korea envoy Joseph Yun had said if North Korea stopped firing missiles for 60 days, it would be a signal to resume direct dialogue.
  • ASEAN draft statement skips over Rohingya crisis in Myanmar

    ASEAN draft statement skips over Rohingya crisis in Myanmar

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    One paragraph of the communique, seen by Reuters on Monday, mentions the importance of humanitarian relief provided for victims of natural disasters in Vietnam and a recent urban battle with Islamist militants in the Philippines, as well as "affected communities" in northern Rakhine state.
  • Realtor.com Tweets It Will Pull Hannity Ads, Then Quietly Retracts

    Realtor.com Tweets It Will Pull Hannity Ads, Then Quietly Retracts

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    Then, when another accuser on Monday said Moore sexually assaulted her in a vehicle when she was 16, Moore denied knowing her. Because we have seen the media and politicians get it wrong so many times, I've outlined all of that. Hannity cited the interview he had with Moore that he said had inconsistent answers to serious questions about the allegations. Hannity reposted one of the videos on Twitter with the comment "love it".
  • Rep. Mo Brooks risks his life to defend Roy Moore

    Rep. Mo Brooks risks his life to defend Roy Moore

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    The new accuser, Beverly Young Nelson, told a packed news conference here on Monday that Moore attacked he was a prosecutor in Etowah county, Alabama, reports The New York Times. Speaking at Walker Springs Road Baptist Church in rural south Alabama Tuesday evening, the senate candidate said he knows he has "made a few people mad".
  • Singapore mass rapid transit trains collide, 23 injured

    Singapore mass rapid transit trains collide, 23 injured

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    The first train collision occurred August 5, 1993, when an east-bound train stopped longer than scheduled at a station due to a technical fault and was then hit by another train, according to the National Library Board's resources. About half the injured passengers were taken to the National University Hospital. Another eight sustained minor injuries and were assessed to be under the P3 category, which includes sprains and minor head injuries.
  • Sessions Throws Cold Water On GOP Fever To Appoint New Special Counsel

    Sessions Throws Cold Water On GOP Fever To Appoint New Special Counsel

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    Sessions vowed Tuesday to decide quickly on whether to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate Hillary Clinton's alleged mishandling of classified materials. "They should be looking at a lot of things, and a lot of people are disappointed in the Justice Department, including me". " Jeff Sessions needs to follow his prosecutorial instincts and open a federal criminal investigation into the actions of Hillary Rodham Clinton and impanel a grand jury immediately", Pirro said in a ...
  • UCLA players in Los Angeles after Trump seeks help from China's Xi

    UCLA players in Los Angeles after Trump seeks help from China's Xi

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    It was just one day after Ball as well as teammates Cody Riley and Jalen Hill were arrested in Hangzhou after allegedly shoplifting from a Louis Vuitton store next to UCLA's hotel. The UCLA team had been in China for a game against Georgia Tech in Shanghai on Saturday, which UCLA won 63-60. Ball's father, LaVar, said in a statement on social media that the process could take months.
  • Nawaz challenges accountability court's decision in IHC

    Nawaz challenges accountability court's decision in IHC

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    The petition pleads the IHC to direct the accountability court "to frame one charge and conduct a single trial " against the Sharif family in the three corruption references filed by the National Accountability Bureau. Nawaz Sharif is nominated suspect in references regarding Avenfield properties, Azizia Steel Mills and Flagship Investment, while Maryam Nawaz and her husband Captain (r) Safdar are nominated in reference regarding Avenfield properties alone.
  • Police investigate Texas State University student death

    Police investigate Texas State University student death

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    Monday. Authorities said Ellis was a pledge for Phi Kappa Psi fraternity. Police are investigating after a 20-year-old Texas State University student died over the weekend. Phi Kappa Psi did not have any registered social event the day before Ellis' death, according to an online calendar of approved social events. Flores said the University Police Department is assisting the San Marcos Police Department in the investigation and the fraternity will be reviewed.