ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Pakistan summoned the U.S. ambassador in protest against U.S. President Donald Trump’s angry tweet about Pakistan’s “lies and deceit”, while Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif dismissed the outburst as a political stunt.
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SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea on Tuesday proposed holding high-level talks with North Korea on their border next week, a day after North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, suggested inter-Korean dialogue to discuss easing milit
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NAIROBI, Kenya — “This is the spot,” said Morris Njeru, gazing down at a tangled patch of farmland where he recently found the bloody corpses of David, Mukurino and Scratch — his last donkeys. Mr.
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Heavy criticism is being hurled at an American YouTube star after he posted a video which showed the body of an apparent suicide victim in Japan. The video, uploaded on Sunday, showed Logan Paul at the Aokigahara forest at the base of Mt Fuji, known to be a frequent site of suicides.
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North Korean state television released this footage of the festival, which was held as part of new year festivities. It comes as leader Kim Jong-un warned that a nuclear launch button “was always at my desk” in a new year speech.
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In mid-2017, a few months after I had moved to Delhi to work for a national newspaper, I began to browse job websites. Every other day, an Indian news report underlines the gap between jobs and jobseekers.
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A seaplane that crashed and killed six people – including five Britons – is expected to be raised from an Australian river this week so it can be forensically examined, authorities say.The cause of the New Year’s Eve crash north of Sydney is not yet known.
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For his New Year’s speech, Mr. Kim, the leader of North Korea, traded his usual atonal, Mao-collared outfits for what looked like the sort of silver-gray suit and matching tie that come straight from the elder statesmen costume department.
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South Korean President Moon Jae-in has called for swift action to help North Korean athletes take part in the 2018 Winter Olympic Games. In New Year’s Day speech, the North’s leader Kim Jong-un had said he might send a team to Pyeongchang in South Korea for the Games in February.
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Two people have died in Japan and several are in a critical condition after choking on traditional rice cakes as part of the new year celebrations. They may seem harmless, but each year the hard-to-eat snack claims several lives, prompting annual warnings from officials.
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