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North Korea calls Otto Warmbier’s death a ‘mystery,’ casts itself as ‘biggest victim’

Pyongyang tried to shift blame onto others but defended its decision to imprison the American student.

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After Otto Warmbier’s death, tourism to North Korea comes under scrutiny

The U.S. government is considering banning citizens from going to there as tourists.

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State Dept. Moves to Shut Office Planning Afghanistan Strategy

The office of the special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, created in early 2009, will be folded back into a State Department bureau.

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Gunmen kill 8 Afghan guards heading for work at U.S. air base

The attack came as security forces and protesters clashed in Kabul amid rising tensions over militant violence.

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North Korea says it released American student ‘on humanitarian grounds’

The regime held Otto Warmbier for 15 months while he was in a coma.

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Pakistan day of violence: Scores killed and injured

Violence at different ends of the country kill nearly 50 people and injure many more, officials say.

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North Korea Defends Otto Warmbier’s Treatment

A government spokesman said the young American who died less than a week after he was released from North Korean captivity had been well cared for.

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N. Korea: Warmbier's death 'is a mystery to us'

Days after the death of US student Otto Warmbier following 17 months detention in North Korea, the country's state media claimed his death was a "mystery."

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Australia to Send Spy Planes to Help Philippines Recapture Marawi

Intelligence reports also suggested that two militants linked to the siege of the city were killed in the fighting.

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Khmer Rouge Trial, Perhaps the Last, Nears End in Cambodia

A verdict in the genocide prosecution of Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan, the last surviving leaders of a movement that killed 1.7 million people, could ...

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Police Officer Beaten to Death by a Mob in Kashmir

The plainclothes officer had fired into a crowd of people who thought he was a spy or assassin, witnesses said. He was then stripped naked and killed.

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Court in China Reduces Sentence for Man Who Killed Debt Collector

The case involving Yu Huan, who had come to his mother’s defense, provoked a national debate about family honor and filial piety.

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Pakistan car bomb kills 11

At least 11 people, including one police officer, were killed Friday after a car bomb exploded outside the office of Quetta's Inspector General of Police.

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South Korea Tests Missile Capable of Striking Any Part of the North

President Moon Jae-in of South Korea attended the test firing of a new ballistic missile that he believes can add leverage to talks with the North over its nuclear program.

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India: Tourists flee as protests spread

The sleepy hills of India's northeast have erupted into violence, as calls for a separate state for the area's Nepali-speaking Gorkhas gain traction.

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China cracks down on toothpick crossbow fad

Forget fidget spinners. China has a much more dangerous toy fad driving adults crazy.

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Why neither North Korea nor United States want all-out war

It's been a tense six months on the Korean Peninsula and many North Korea watchers believe the situation is dangerous.

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WannaCry helps speeding drivers dodge fines in Australia

Australian police cancelled hundreds of speeding fines after noting their systems were infected.

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Ousted South Korean president's confidante sentenced

The confidante of South Korea's ousted president has been sentenced to three years jail for her role in a corruption scandal that brought down the country's leader and roiled its political and business elite.

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Kulbhushan Jadhav: Pakistan says Indian 'spy' files mercy petition

India has dismissed the mercy petition and a "confessional video" by Mr Jadhav.

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What young Indians think of Donald Trump

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to meet US President Donald Trump for the first time on Monday.

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Carrie Lam talks to CNN about missing booksellers, handover

The detention of Hong Kong booksellers in China is not an issue the city's government should take up, its incoming leader said Thursday.

Washington Post /
29 dead after car bomb hits Afghan bank in restive Helmand province, governor says

Dozens of people were waiting to collect their monthly salaries ahead of the upcoming religious holiday.

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Opium use booms in Afghanistan, creating a ‘silent tsunami’ of addicted women

A problem once limited to men is increasingly affecting wives, mothers and children, upending family life.

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Otto Warmbier is home, but questions abound about his time in North Korea

Will Warmbier’s mistreatment cause the Trump administration to rethink its policy?

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