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'One giant leap': US marks Apollo mission 50 years on

Fifty years after a mighty rocket set off from Florida carrying the first humans to the Moon, a veteran of...

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US bans Myanmar army chief over Rohingya 'ethnic cleansing'

The United States on Tuesday banned visits by Myanmar’s army chief and three other top officers due to their role...

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US House votes to condemn Trump's 'racist comments'

The US House of Representatives formally condemned Donald Trump on Tuesday for xenophobic attacks on four minority Democratic lawmakers and...

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UN hosts Yemeni talks to break stalemate

Yemen’s warring sides had agreed on a “mechanism and new measures to reinforce the ceasefire and deescalation,” announced the UN...

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US hopes North Korea talks will go ahead despite Pyongyang threat

The United States said Tuesday it hoped to hold denuclearization talks with North Korea, after Pyongyang warned that US-South Korean...

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'Arctic heat wave' hits world's northernmost settlement

Temperatures hit a record 69.8 degrees Fahrenheit in Alert, the northernmost permanently inhabited spot on the planet less than 600...

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Hong Kong's expat police become focus of protester rage

A peculiar legacy of Hong Kong’s colonial past has emerged as a focal point of rage for anti-government protesters: a...

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Trump: a history of inflammatory and 'racist' statements

US President Donald Trump drew fresh accusations of racism Monday after he attacked four ethnic-minority Democrats in Congress, telling them...

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Monsoon rains wreak flood havoc across South Asia

Survivors scrambled for higher ground as torrential monsoon rains swept away homes and triggered landslides across South Asia Tuesday, with...

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N. Korea warns US-S. Korea drills will affect nuclear talks

North Korea on Tuesday said looming US-South Korea military drills could impact the proposed resumption of nuclear talks between Pyongyang...

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Chinese diplomats take to Twitter to defend Beijing

Chinese diplomats are increasingly turning to Twitter to defend Beijing’s policies to the international community, taking combative stances and courting...

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Amazon workers strike as 'Prime' shopping frenzy hits

Amazon workers walked out of a main distribution center in Minnesota on Monday, protesting for improved working conditions during the...

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Training journalists in the era of fake news

As uncannily realistic “deep fake” videos proliferate online, including one recently retweeted by Donald Trump, journalism schools are scrambling to...

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Worsening world hunger affects 821 million, says UN

More than 821 million people suffered from hunger worldwide last year, the United Nations reported Monday — the third year...

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