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Will South Korea Join North in Japan Islet Dispute?

Thursday  03:06,   22 february 2018
Newsweek

North and South Korea both agree the islets called Dokdo, Takeshima or Liancourt Rocks belong to Korea, but how far will it divide two U.S. allies in Asia?Both Koreas consider the two islands and their surrounding rocks—known collectively as Dokdo[...]

Reports of injuries in ferry explosion in Mexico

Thursday  03:06,   22 february 2018
CBS News

Three Canadians and 15 Mexicans were hurt, according to local officialsEighteen people were injured, local officials said, after reports of a ferry explosion Wednesday in Mexico. Three Canadians and 15 Mexicans were hurt, according to the[...]

U.K. Eyes Longer Brexit Transition and Asks EU to Talk Dates

Thursday  03:05,   22 february 2018
Bloomberg

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May is asking the European Union for flexibility on the length of the Brexit transition period with just over a year before the country leaves the bloc. Load Error Britain has said it wants an implementation period [...]

The Man Who Might Bring Down Benjamin Netanyahu

Thursday  00:51,   22 february 2018
The Atlantic

Over the course of his career, Benjamin Netanyahu, the prime minister of Israel, has faced many formidable rivals. Load[...]

Forty-four dead after bus tumbles from Peru mountain road

Thursday  00:05,   22 february 2018
AFP

A double-decker bus veered off a mountain road and plunged into a ravine in southern Peru Wednesday, killing at least 44 people. The bus tumbled 80 meters (260 feet) down a jagged slope from the Pan-American highway -- Peru's main motorway -- in the [...]

German court hands 'Laserman' life sentence for 1992 killing

Wednesday  22:31,   21 february 2018
Associated Press

<p>A German court on Wednesday sentenced a Swedish man to life in prison for fatally shooting a woman in Frankfurt 26 years ago.</p>Prosecutors had reopened the case as part of a nationwide review of suspected far-right[...]

Confidant of Israel's Netanyahu turns state witness in corruption case — media

Wednesday  19:00,   21 february 2018
Reuters

<p>A confidant of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has agreed to turn state's witness in one of several corruption investigations, local media said.</p>Load[...]

Angry Brits keep reporting KFC to the police because its stores ran out of chicken

Wednesday  17:20,   21 february 2018
Business Insider

<p>Angry chicken fans in Britain have been reporting KFC to the police because hundreds of its stores ran out of chicken.</p>As many as 450 branches across the UK are shut for a fourth day on Wednesday after a change of distributors led to a[...]

Japanese father of 13 surrogate children veiled in mystery

Wednesday  17:20,   21 february 2018
Associated Press

<p>A Japanese man who has won legal custody of 13 surrogate children in Thailand has remained virtually anonymous in the Japanese media.</p>Mitsutoki Shigeta, who was granted sole custody of his children by a Thai court on Tuesday, is the son[...]

Behind walls of his mansion, Zimbabwe's Mugabe turns 94

Wednesday  17:20,   21 february 2018
Reuters

<p>Zimbabwe's former ruler Robert Mugabe observed his 94th birthday in private behind the walls of his Harare mansion on Wednesday.</p>Mugabe was ousted in a de facto coup by the military last November, paving way for his former deputy and [...]

Trump Jr.: 'Nonsense' that family's profiting from presidency

Wednesday  15:11,   21 february 2018
Associated Press

<p>Donald Trump Jr. said that any talk of his family profiting from his father's presidency is "nonsense" as he embarked on a trip to India that has raised ethical concerns.</p>NEW DELHI — Donald Trump Jr. said that any talk of[...]

Singaporean in church fraud case tries to flee on boat

Wednesday  14:00,   21 february 2018
AFP

A Singaporean man convicted over a high-profile fraud case at a megachurch was caught Wednesday trying to flee in a boat before he was due to start his sentence, police said. In a case that gripped the city-state with a heady mix of religion,[...]

Swedish racist 'laser man' shooter faces Germany murder verdict

Wednesday  14:00,   21 february 2018
AFP

A German court was due on Wednesday to sentence a Swedish convicted killer -- dubbed "the laser man" for using a laser-scoped rifle to target immigrants -- for the murder of a Jewish woman in 1992. John Ausonius, 64, has already received a [...]

Japan sees transfer at sea that may violate NKorea sanctions

Wednesday  10:52,   21 february 2018
Associated Press

Japan's military has witnessed a ship-to-ship transfer on the high seas that it "strongly suspects" violates U.N. sanctions on North Korea, in the third such incident reported by Japan in the past month. (Ministry of Defense via AP) [...]

The India coin that set off millions of messages

Wednesday  10:51,   21 february 2018
BBC News

<p>India's central bank is reckoned to have sent out hundreds of millions of text messages in the last couple of days - all part of a rearguard effort to protect the value of the Indian currency.</p>Don't be too alarmed, the Indian economy [...]