HONG KONG — The United States and South Korea began large-scale combined air force drills Monday, with plans to carry out simulated strikes on North Korean nuclear and missile testing sites, South Korean military officials said. Some 230 aircraft will take part in the drills, which will include some of the Pentagon’s most powerful warplanes, […]

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HARARE (Reuters) – New Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa is expected to form a new cabinet this week, with all eyes on whether he breaks with the past and names a broad-based government or selects old guard figures from Robert Mugabe’s era. Of particular interest is his choice of finance minister to replace Ignatius Chombo, who […]

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The Mexican military and high-altitude alpine experts rescued four of five American hikers injured while climbing the tallest volcano in North America, officials said Sunday. Initial reports said that eight people had gone missing on the country’s highest peak, an inactive volcano known as Citlaltepetl, but the figure was later lowered to five. The Mexican […]

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YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Pope Francis arrived Monday on a visit to Myanmar and Bangladesh to encourage their tiny Catholic communities and reach out to some of Asia’s most peripheral and poor, but the big question looming is whether he’ll utter the word “Rohingya” while he’s here. The “will he or won’t he?” issue has […]

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CAIRO – As Egyptians try to recover from the massacre at a northern Sinai mosque that left 305 dead, the area’s tribal leaders swore blood-feud revenge on Sunday against those behind the coordinated attack. No one has claimed responsibility for Friday’s bombing and assault, but Egyptian law enforcement officials believe the Islamic State-Sinai Province, a […]

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After months of anticipation, Britain’s Prince Harry and former Suits star Meghan Markle announced their engagement. Clarence House released a statement on the morning of Nov. 27, stating that Prince Harry had informed the Queen as well as other close family members, and that the wedding would take place in Spring 2018. “The couple will […]

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Miss South Africa Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters has been crowned Miss Universe 2017. Nel-Peters beat out first runner-up Miss Colombia Laura González and second runner-up Miss Jamaica Davina Bennett for the crown Sunday night in Las Vegas. Nel-Peters, 22, recently earned her degree in business management at North-West University. During a pre-taped interview, the Western Cape native […]

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While U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wage an escalating war of words over Pyongyang’s nuclear-weapons program, the U.S. military is quietly transforming its forces on the Korean Peninsula, boosting their ability to defend against an attack from the North. The centerpiece of the transformation is a sprawling new installation […]

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A large eruption of Bali’s restless Mount Agung volcano could be imminent, Indonesian officials have warned, saying 100,000 people need to evacuate the area. So far, 40,000 people have been moved away from the volcano and tens of thousands of travellers have been stranded due to airport closures. Mount Agung has been spewing volcano ash […]

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