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Kim Jong-un claims 'photoshopped' North Korea missile launch was 'eye-opening miracle'

North Korean leader praises test of submarine-launched missile as "historic event" - despite experts claiming launch was manipulated by state media<p>North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has hailed the recent test of a submarine-launched missile as a miraculous leap forward - despite experts claiming …

North Korea

For an IS fighter, a paid honeymoon in caliphate's heart

BEIRUT (AP) — The honeymoon was a brief moment for love, away from the front lines of Syria's war. In the capital of the Islamic State group's self-proclaimed "caliphate," Syrian fighter Abu Bilal al-Homsi was united with his Tunisian bride for the first time after months chatting online. They …

Islam

Mexico declares all-out war after rising drug cartel downs military helicopter

‘The full force of the Mexican state will be felt in Jalisco’ New Generation Jalisco Cartel killed 15 and 19 injured in coordinated attacks<p>Mexico has declared an all-out offensive against the relatively new drug cartel which shot down an army helicopter during a weekend of coordinated attacks …

Mexico

South Korean student held in North says he is being treated well

Joo Won-moon says he hoped for a ‘great event’ to help strengthen relations between the two countries<p>A South Korean man arrested by North Korea for crossing its border illegally has said he was hoping for a “great event” to help strengthen relations between the two countries, and acknowledged he …

North Korea

Video released of migrants diving into Mediterranean to save themselves

Amateur footage captured from passing commercial vessel shows migrants desperately trying to avoid same fate as 46 feared drowned on Monday<p>Dramatic footage has emerged of migrants diving into the Mediterranean in an attempt to save themselves from the same waters that killed at least 46 on Monday …

North Africa

ISIS Claims Responsibility for Muhammad Cartoon 'Contest' Shooting

The Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) has claimed responsibility for the Sunday shooting outside a controversial cartoon competition …

Syria

Is Iran rational?

At the heart of the concerns surrounding the deal with Iran is a simple question: Is Iran rational? For many critics, the answer is self-evident. The Iranians are “apocalyptic,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has often said, warning that you can’t “bet on their rationality.” Sen. Lindsey …

South Asia

Dress-wearing man killed by NSA police had lengthy record

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — Two cross-dressing men who were fired upon by National Security Agency police when they disobeyed orders at a heavily guarded gate had just stolen a car from a man who had picked them up and checked into a motel, police said Tuesday.<p>The FBI said the driver, Ricky Shawatza …

Law Enforcement

Kim Jong-Un May Have Just Accepted Putin's Invitation To Visit Moscow

Russian President Vladimir Putin invited Kim in December to Moscow next May to participate in the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. If Kim does accept Putin's invitation, it will be his first foreign visit and also his first time meeting a foreign head of state since becoming North …

North Korea

North Korea, Russia Agree To Increase Efforts To Restart Six-Party Talks On North's Nuclear Program

Senior officials from North Korea and Russia agreed to increase efforts to resume six-party talks, which ended in 2007, on Pyongyang's nuclear …

Suicide car bomb attack hits Iraq's Erbil

A suicide attack has left at least six people, including the attacker, dead in Erbil, the capital of Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region.<p>Dozens of people were also wounded when the attacker tried to drive his vehicle into the governorate building, only to be cut down by guards' gunfire on …

North Korea, Russia exploring mutual need for a friend

Hermetic North Korea dispatched a senior political figure to Russia for a weeklong visit aimed at shoring up economic and political ties between two countries snubbed by much of the rest of the world.<p>Choe Ryong Hae, a top official of the ruling North Korean Workers' Party, arrived in Moscow on …

Suicide Bombing In Nigerian Market Kills 13, Injures Dozens More

A suicide bombing at a market in northeastern Nigeria Sunday killed at least 13 people and injured dozens of others, Al Jazeera reported. The attack, …

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Pennsylvania manhunt in its 16th day with focus on five-mile perimeter

Search for ‘survivalist’ suspect Eric Frein, charged with killing two police officers, continues in dense mountain woods<p>The search for the suspect in the deadly ambush of state police troopers shifted slightly the dense woods of Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains over the weekend, police said on …