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34 min ago | KRMG-AM Tulsa

House approves bill to toughen NKorea sanctions

The bill passed Monday would empower President Barack Obama to target foreign banks that facilitate the North Korean government's development and proliferation of weapons technology, arms trading and imports of luxury goods by barring them from the U.S. financial system.

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4 hrs ago | Daily Journal

Sleepy port city focus of North Korea tourism push

Where do you go in North Korea if you're in the mood for a barbecue by the beach, maybe some pier-side fishing, or a dip in the ocean? For many North Korean vacationers, that place has long been the sleepy port city of Wonsan, which is now the focus of one of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's most talked-about pet projects - a campaign to transform ... (more)

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7 hrs ago | Tri-cityherald.com

Poland, Britain call for more sanctions on Russia

Poland's Radek Sikorski said the responsibility for the downing of the airliner carrying almost 300 people rests with "the Russian Federation, who were and unfortunately are still supplying advanced weapons to the so-called separatists."

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9 hrs ago | NorthJersey.com

Pakistani mob attacks minority Muslims, kills 3

A Pakistani mob burned down several homes belonging to the minority Ahmadi sect in the country's east, killing a woman and her two granddaughters in riots following rumors about blasphemous postings on Facebook, police said Monday.

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11 hrs ago | Iol.co.za

Woman killed by mob in Pakistan

A Pakistani mob killed a female member of a religious sect and two of her granddaughters after a sect member was accused of posting blasphemous material on Facebook, police said on Monday, the latest instance of growing violence against minorities.

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11 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Teens helped each other escape sinking Korean ship

A survivor student from the sunken ferry Sewol in the water off the southern coast arrives to testify in the trial of the 15 crew members as police officers stand guard outside of the Ansan branch of Suwon District Court in Ansan, South Korea, Monday, July 28, 2014.

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Related Topix: Boat Disaster, South Korea, World News, Family, Teenagers

15 hrs ago | Cybercast News Service

Outgoing Karzai says Afghans need new president

Afghanistan's outgoing leader Hamid Karzai says his nation needs a new president and urged for a speedy conclusion to the ballot audit that will determine his successor.

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Related Topix: World News, Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai, Fasting, Health

16 hrs ago | Daily World

Russia ordered to pay $50B over Yukos

The former majority shareholder in Yukos Oil Company says it has won in excess of $50 billion in a court ruling against Russia.

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16 hrs ago | KWWL-TV Waterloo

Chinese police remove church cross amid crackdown

BEIJING - Hundreds of police took down a church's cross Monday in a city known as "China's Jerusalem" for its many houses of worship amid a crackdown on church buildings in a coastal region where thousands of people are embracing Christianity.

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17 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Sri Lankan asylum seekers fly to Australia

More than 150 Sri Lankan asylum seekers who languished on an Australian customs vessel for weeks have been temporarily brought to a detention center on Australia's mainland where their identities will be determined by Indian officials, a government minister said Monday.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

WHAS11

Police in China remove church's cross

A Christian evangelist in eastern China says hundreds of police have taken down a local church's cross amid a crackdown on church buildings around Zhejiang province.

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The Baltimore Sun

As U.S. kicks off crude exports, Iran casts a shadow in Asia

The United States faces an awkward rival in its first attempts in 40 years to export crude oil - Iran.

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Hindustan Times

Iim VP faculty accused of sexual harassment

The Indian Institute of Management , Ranchi was plunged into turmoil after a top management and a core faculty member were accused of sexual misdemeanour and intimidation by colleagues and a group of students.

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India.com

a Narendra Modi government has done commendable work in two monthsa

Hyderabad, July 27 : Asserting that the Narendra Modi government has done commendable work since it assumed office two months ago, union Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu Sunday said it was trying to put the country's economy back on rails.

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The Bennington Banner

Taliban attack Afghan police chief's home

An Afghan official says that a civilian and a border policeman were killed when Taliban insurgents attacked the house of a police chief in the country's restive south.

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St. Petersburg Times

Taliban makes aggressive advances in Afghanistan

Taliban fighters are scoring gains in several strategic areas near the capital this summer, inflicting heavy casualties and casting new doubt on the ability of Afghan forces to contain the insurgency as the United States moves to complete its withdrawal of combat troops, according to Afghan officials and local elders.

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

DNA India

Sushma Swaraj interacts with Nepal's leaders

Visiting Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj is reportedly busy holding parleys with leaders of various Nepalese political parties.

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WOZZ-FM Appleton

Soldier from Kenosha dies from illness received du...

A soldier from Kenosha has died of an illness he contracted while serving with the U.S. Army in Afghanistan.

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Brandon Sun

Attacks across Afghanistan kill 15 people; recount in presidential election halts for holiday

Attacks across Afghanistan, including hundreds of Taliban fighters swarming police checkpoints across the south, killed at least 15 people Saturday, officials said, as a recount in the country's presidential election halted before a major holiday.

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Daily Herald

North Korea fires short-range missile into sea

North Korea fired a short-range ballistic missile into waters off its east coast on Saturday, July 26, a South Korean defense official said.

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