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Bridging the divide: What would South Koreans ask a North Korean?

The Koreas share a border, a culture and a language. But 70 years after they were separated, North and South are about as divided as ...
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South Korean abductee families look on amid Korean War family reunions
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 06:50:49 +0200
As a lucky few Korean families meet decades after being divided by war, Hwang In-cheol looks on lamenting the absence of his father, whose plane ...
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Ex-Aum cultist Makoto Hirata has ‘no special feelings’ about Asahara’s execution
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 13:25:09 +0200
Makoto Hirata, a former Aum Shinrikyo executive, says he has “no special feelings” about the execution last month of Shoko Asahara, the founder of the ...
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ALPS system at Fukushima No. 1 plant failing to remove more than tritium from toxic cooling water
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 13:23:30 +0200
Despite being put through a special procedure, the tritium-tainted water piling up at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant has been found to ...
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Survival of Japanese toddler, found after being lost for three days, hailed as a miracle
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 10:44:22 +0200
This week’s discovery of an uninjured 2-year-old boy who had been missing for three days on an island in western Japan is being called a ...
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U.S. Navy hospital ship Colombia-bound to help in Venezuela humanitarian crisis
Wed, 22 Aug 2018 03:47:00 +0200
The U.S. Navy is sending a hospital ship to Colombia on a mission to assist in the humanitarian crisis in neighboring Venezuela, a defense official ...
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Strong Pacific quake strikes near Vanuatu but no tsunami threat
Wed, 22 Aug 2018 03:45:37 +0200
A strong earthquake has struck near the Pacific nation of Vanuatu, but authorities say there is no threat of a destructive tsunami.The magnitude 6.7 quake ...
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Founding member of Argentina’s ‘Grandmothers’ dies at 95 after never finding own stolen kin
Wed, 22 Aug 2018 03:44:29 +0200
Chicha Mariani, a founding member of Argentina’s campaigning Grandmothers who fought to identify hundreds of children stolen by the 1976-1983 military dictatorship, has died at ...
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Vermont’s transgender gubernatorial candidate getting death threats
Wed, 22 Aug 2018 03:43:14 +0200
Vermont’s transgender gubernatorial candidate says she’s been getting a steady stream of death threats and other personal attacks since her candidacy began to gain traction.Christine ...
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French Facebook link leads to New Hampshire kin getting Korea War soldier’s wallet stolen decades ago
Wed, 22 Aug 2018 03:42:26 +0200
Sharon Moore had heard the stories about her father getting his duffel bag stolen on his way back from the Korean War. The New Hampshire ...
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Cooperative Michael Flynn not yet ready to be sentenced, prosecutors say
Wed, 22 Aug 2018 03:41:06 +0200
Prosecutors with the special counsel’s office say President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, is not yet ready to be sentenced.The joint filing ...
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Former ‘fixer’ Michael Cohen pleads guilty to campaign-finance violations, implicates Trump
Wed, 22 Aug 2018 02:34:37 +0200
Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer and fixer, pleaded guilty Tuesday to campaign-finance violations and other charges, saying Trump directed him to arrange ...
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Hawaii residents rush to buy ramen and water as Hurricane Lane forecast to get ‘dangerously close’
Wed, 22 Aug 2018 02:22:06 +0200
Hawaii residents rushed to grocery stores Tuesday to stock up on bottled water, ramen and toilet paper as they faced the threat of heavy rain, ...
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‘Race without a finish line’: U.S. states scramble to tap into cash for election security
Wed, 22 Aug 2018 02:02:39 +0200
Racing to shore up their election systems before November, states are using millions of dollars from the federal government to tighten cybersecurity, safeguard their voter ...
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Global backlash erupts over poll-closing plan in mostly black Georgia county
Wed, 22 Aug 2018 01:51:31 +0200
A predominantly black county in rural Georgia is facing a nationwide backlash over plans to close about 75 percent of its voting locations ahead of ...
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Smoke from wildfires triggers dangerous particulate matter alert in Vancouver
Wed, 22 Aug 2018 01:50:38 +0200
Thick smoke blanketed Vancouver on Tuesday, triggering warnings about dangerous particulate matter in the air and comparisons with cities in China and India ranked by ...
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