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South Korea seeks arrest of ex-president Park Geun-hye

South Korean prosecutors have applied for an arrest warrant for former president Park Geun-hye, for her role in a corruption scandal. Earlier this month, she lost her presidential immunity and was dismissed from her post when the constitutional court upheld

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United Airlines caught up in leggings row

United Airlines has been heavily criticised on social media after two girls were reportedly barred from flying for wearing leggings. The incident happened on a flight from Denver to Minneapolis on Sunday morning, activist Shannon Watts said. United said the

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Zambia deploys peacekeepers to S/Sudan, CAR

Zambia Defence forces will deploy 821 peacekeeping troops to South Sudan and Central African Republic soon. At the graduation ceremony at the Nanking army battle training area in the capital, Lusaka, deputy Army commander Major General Jackson Miti announced the

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Lam emerges Hong Kong’s first woman leader

Carrie Lam has been elected as Hong Kong’s new leader – the first woman to hold the top job. Mrs Lam, 59, had the backing of the Chinese government in Beijing and was widely expected to win. Hong Kong has

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London attack: 2 remain in custody for questioning

Two men remain in custody for questioning as part of the ongoing investigation into the deadly London terror attack, London’s Metropolitan Police said. The two are 58 and 27 years old, police said. Both were arrested Thursday in Birmingham, according

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U.S. Democrats to cage Trump with new bill

A group of Democratic members of Congress are playing the clever acronym game again. One of the latest to be introduced and to target the Trump administration: the “Making Access Records Available to Lead American Government Openness Act.” Yes, the

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Russia will not hack French election–Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin met with French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen in Moscow on Friday and said his government does not want to interfere in the April 23 election. US authorities have accused the Russian government of using cyber-attacks

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Washington media veteran: Trump has made journalism’s mission clear

The White House assault on the “mainstream media” notwithstanding, the Trump era has presented an energizing, new moment for reporters covering politics in our nation’s capital, said a veteran Washington journalist. Jackie Calmes, who for decades covered government and politics

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Egypt: Hosni Mubarak freed after six years in detention

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has been freed from detention, six years after being overthrown. Mr Mubarak left a military hospital in southern Cairo and went to his home in the northern suburb of Heliopolis, his lawyer said. He was

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ISIS claims responsibility for London attack

The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack, which left four people dead and 29 injured in London. According to Amaq News Agency, ISIS official press service, the attacker was a “soldier of the caliphate”. “The perpetrator of the

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