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Chinese, N Korean envoys talk up ties despite nuclear tensions

SHANGHAI (AFP) - A senior Chinese envoy met an aide to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Pyongyang, the two sides said yesterday, stressing...

Strong predawn earthquake jolts Tibet; no casualties

BEIJING (AP) - A predawn 6.9 magnitude earthquake jolted a remote corner of Tibet early yesterday, with no reported casualties. The China Earthquake Administration placed...

Queen, Prince Philip celebrate 70 years married

LONDON (AFP) - He accepted living in her shadow. She forgave his periodic gaffes. Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip will celebrate their platinum wedding anniversary...

Zimbabweans gather to march against Mugabe

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Euphoric crowds have gathered in Zimbabwe’s capital to demand the departure of President Robert Mugabe after nearly four decades in...

Iraqi forces liberate last IS urban stronghold

BAGHDAD (Xinhua) - Iraqi security forces battling Islamic State (IS) militants freed Friday the city of Rawa near the border with Syria, dislodging the...

Russia again vetoes bid to renew Syria gas attacks probe

UNITED NATIONS, United States (AFP) - Russia cast a second veto in as many days at the United Nations (UN) Security Council on Friday...

Japan railway ‘deeply sorry’ after train leaves 20 seconds early

TOKYO (AFP) - A Japanese railway operator has issued a deep apology for the "tremendous nuisance" caused by a train departing 20 seconds early,...

Elderly Japanese cons reoffending faster than young criminals

TOKYO (AFP) - Elderly criminals in Japan are more likely to be sent back to jail than younger cons, a government report said Friday,...

Oldest Australian human returned to 42,000-year-old grave

LAKE MUNGO, Australia (AP) - The oldest human remains found in Australia were on Friday returned to the Outback desert that he roamed some...

Model Gigi Hadid pulls out of Victoria’s Secret China show

SHANGHAI (AP) - Supermodel Gigi Hadid said Friday she will not be walking the Victoria’s Secret fashion show in Shanghai next week, a few...

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