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North Korea publicly executes two officials for disobeying Kim Jong Un – report

WORLD NEWS: North Korea publicly executed two officials in early August for disobeying leader Kim Jong Un, a South Korean newspaper reported on Tuesday, in what would be the latest in a series of high-level purges under the young leader's ...Read More

Italy earthquake: Death toll reaches 247 amid rescue efforts

EUROPE: The death toll in the Italian earthquake has risen to at least 247 as thousands of rescuers continue efforts to find survivors. Dozens are believed trapped in ruined Amatrice, Accumoli and Pescara del Tronto, in mountainous central Italy. The ...Read More

Fearing rape again by ISIS, she burnt herself to become ‘undesirable’

The Yazidi girl had been in the safety of a refugee camp in Iraq for two weeks when she imagined she heard the voices of Islamic State fighters outside her tent. Petrified by the thought of again facing rape and ...Read More

North Korea fires ballistic missile as South Korea and US carry out military exercise

BBC NEWS: The KN-11 missile was launched from waters near Sinpo and flew about 500km (300 miles) before falling into the Sea of Japan, a US official said. Japan's PM said it fell inside Japan's Air Defence Identification Zone, calling it ...Read More

Will North Korean athletes feel the wrath of Kim Jong-un for shortage of medals?

TOKYO: North Korea's confident assertions that its athletes would leave Rio de Janeiro clutching a fistful of gold medals largely fell flat, leading to concerns that competitors will feel the wrath of Kim Jong-un when they return to Pyongyang. Arriving ...Read More

‘IS bomber’ kills at least 50 at wedding

Gaziantep (Turkey), Aug 21 (AFP) At least 50 people were killed in a southeastern Turkish city close to Syria when a suspected suicide bomber linked to Islamic State jihadists attacked a wedding thronged with guests, officials said today. Turkish President ...Read More

Haunting image of dazed, bloodied boy provokes global outrage

BEIRUT: His face bloodied and completely covered in dust, the little boy sits quietly, staring ahead, dazed and shocked after an apparent air strike in the Syrian city of Aleppo. Alone in an ambulance, the boy - identified by doctors as ...Read More

How ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ ruined a father’s life: Daughter accuses father of rape

A father from the United Kingdom had only one defense against his daughter's accusation that he had raped her for six years: He didn't do it. Cathy McCulloch, who became the man's attorney a week before his trial, noticed something ...Read More

World’s ‘Largest Aircraft’ Gets Off Ground

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM:  The world's "largest aircraft" embarked on its maiden flight on Wednesday, four days after a previous attempt was abandoned due to technical issues. The Airlander 10 -- part plane, part airship -- took to the skies amid ...Read More

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