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North Korea claims successful test of nuclear warhead

North Korea said it has hit the button on its fifth and potentially most powerful nuclear test Friday morning, claiming to have successfully detonated a nuclear warhead that could be mounted on ballistic rockets. State media said the test would

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Facebook co-founder endorses Clinton, donates $20m to campaign

Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz is committing $20 million to help Hillary Clinton and her Democratic Party in the upcoming US election. Moskovitz, a Harvard roommate of Mark Zuckerberg who was part of the founding group of the social networking giant,

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Nephews of Venezuela’s first lady in court over drug trafficking

(Reuters/NAN) A U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agent has testified that a probe of two nephews of Venezuela’s first lady began on Thursday after a drug trafficker cooperating with authorities told him of a meeting arranged by her brother, a

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Turkey suspends 11, 285 teachers

[views] A total of 11,285 teachers were suspended over alleged links with the outlawed Kurdish Workers’ Party (PKK), Turkish Education Ministry has announced. The announcement came after Prime Minister Binali Yildirim’s remarks last Monday that all teachers having links to

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Drunken passenger tries getting off mid-air

[views] A British Airways flight from London to Orlando was forced to make an emergency landing in Boston after a ‘drunken passenger’ tried to get off the plane in mid-air. Eyewitnesses claim the man began to wander around the Boeing

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Monitors report unusual seismic activity in North Korea

South Korean and international monitoring agencies reported Friday an earthquake near North Korea’s northeastern nuclear test site, a strong indication that Pyongyang had detonated its fifth atomic test explosion. South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement that

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Commander of Syrian rebel alliance killed in airstrike: jihadists

The top military commander of the Army of Conquest, the largest Syrian rebel alliance, was killed in an airstrike during a meeting of the group’s leaders, jihadist sources said Thursday. The former Al-Nusra Front, renamed Fateh al-Sham Front, announced on

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Three suspected female militants seized in France, policeman stabbed

Three women arrested on Thursday in connection with a car laden with gas cylinders found abandoned near Paris’s Notre Dame cathedral were likely planning an imminent attack, French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said. The minister said one of the women

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Clinton calls Trump comment on security briefing ‘undisciplined’

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton chastised Republican rival Donald Trump on Thursday for talking about things he learned in classified intelligence briefings, calling it “totally inappropriate and undisciplined.” Speaking to reporters the morning after a New York security forum

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Texas high school shootings: Shooter dead, 2 injured

One person was shot and wounded at western Texas’ Alpine High School on Thursday morning before the shooter died of a self-inflicted gunshot, Brewster County Sheriff Ronny Dodson said. A police officer also was accidentally shot by a marshal as

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