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2 Koreas discuss holding new reunions of war-split families

Friday  13:40,   22 june 2018
msn

North and South Korean officials are discussing reunions of families divided by the 1950-53 Korean War as the rivals boost reconciliation amid a diplomatic push to resolve the North Korean nuclear crisis. Load[...]

Japanese employee fined for eating lunch three minutes too early

Friday  11:05,   22 june 2018
cnn

A Japanese city official has been docked half a day's pay for repeatedly leaving his desk a few minutes too early, sparking a heated debate on social media over the severity of the punishment. The 64-year-old man, who has not been identified, is [...]

Taliban kill 16 Afghan soldiers, kidnap engineers after ceasefire ends

Friday  10:51,   22 june 2018
reuters

Taliban militants killed at least 16 Afghan police and two civilians in western Badghis province after their three-day ceasefire for the Eid al-Fitr holiday ended at the weekend, officials said on Friday. The Taliban, fighting to reimpose strict[...]

Philippines plans to take drug war to schools with searches, testing

Friday  09:46,   22 june 2018
reuters

The Philippines is planning to take President Rodrigo Duterte's ferocious drugs war to schools with the inspection of bags and lockers, as well as random testing for teachers, to curb demand for illegal substances, officials said on Friday. [...]

Father and son trek to South Pole, using only renewable energy

Friday  09:33,   22 june 2018
cbsnews

Thirty-two years after becoming the first man to walk to both poles, Robert Swan teamed up with his son Barney for another first: trekking to the South Pole using only renewable energyThirty-two years ago, Robert Swan made history as the first[...]

Where the Next Cold War May Be Taking Shape

Friday  09:31,   22 june 2018
ozy

Two global powers are jostling like never before for influence over Indian Ocean islands.For decades, the Himalayas — where India and China fought a war in 1962 — and other land neighbors have been the focus of that competition. The Maldives,[...]

New Zealand leader recovers with mac-n-cheese after birth

Friday  09:26,   22 june 2018
msn

New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is regaining her strength with macaroni and cheese and plans to spend at least one more night in an Auckland public hospital with her newborn girl. Ardern on Thursday became just the second elected[...]

Indonesian cleric gets death sentence

Friday  08:40,   22 june 2018
bbc

Aman Aburrahman was convicted of masterminding an attack in Jakarta that left four civilians dead.Aman Aburrahman was convicted of planning the attack which saw a suicide bomber blow himself up at a[...]

Will China have aircraft carrier that can match US Navy's?

Friday  07:20,   22 june 2018
cnn

The US Navy's newest aircraft carrier is regarded as the world's most-advanced warship -- but for how much longer? A story published Thursday on the English website of the Chinese People's Liberation Army said the country's top[...]

This ancient Chinese tomb held a royal, her extinct ape — and a warning

Friday  06:05,   22 june 2018
msn

Thousands of years ago, a gibbon was buried with a member of the Chinese elite. Now these gibbons are gone.And humans, the scientists say, are the likely agents of these gibbons'[...]

Eurozone gets deal to pave way for end to Greece's bailout

Friday  04:30,   22 june 2018
msn

Eurozone nations agreed on the final elements of a plan to get Greece out of its eight-year bailout program and make its massive debt more manageable. The finance ministers of the 19 nations took daylong talks into Friday morning and[...]

U.S. bombs Syrian army position near Tanf: pro-Assad commander

Friday  03:26,   22 june 2018
reuters

A Syrian army officer was killed in a U.S strike on a Syrian army outpost near a U.S. base close to the Iraqi-Syrian border, a commander in the regional alliance supporting President Bashar al-Assad told Reuters. The Pentagon, said, however, that a[...]

Pope: Countries should take in as many refugees as they can

Friday  02:26,   22 june 2018
msn

Pope Francis is urging nations to take in as many refugees as they can integrate into their societies, but also to invest in places like Africa so migrants won't turn to human traffickers to reach countries that can offer a better life. Speaking [...]

US, Iranian top diplomats spar online

Friday  02:15,   22 june 2018
cnn

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his Iranian counterpart squared off in a battle of strongly-worded statements this week, with Pompeo tweeting his apparent support for Iranian anti-government protestors, and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad [...]

Rat breaches bank ATM in India, eats $18,000 worth of cash

Friday  01:05,   22 june 2018
reuters

<p>When bank technicians in India were finally summoned to investigate why an ATM (automated teller machine) had not been working for days, they began to smell a rat.</p>Load[...]