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South Korea relieved about Trump-Kim summit revival efforts

South Korea on Saturday expressed cautious relief about the revived talks for a summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un following a whirlwind 24 hours that saw Trump canceling the highly-anticipated meeting before saying it’s potentially back on. Read More

North Korea demolishes nuclear test site as journalists watch

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made good on his promise to demolish his country’s nuclear test site, which was formally closed in a series of huge explosions today as a small group of foreign journalists watched. Read More

Legend of Loch Ness Monster will be tested with DNA samples

Updated on  May 23, 2018 at 4:50 pm
The stories seem as tall as the lake is deep. For hundreds of years, visitors to Scotland’s Loch Ness have described seeing a monster that some believe lurks in the depths. But now the legend of “Nessie” may have no place left to hide. Read More

Philippines struggles with evacuees, bombed city after siege

The government is finalizing a plan to rebuild the most devastated commercial and residential districts, where the carcasses of pockmarked homes, buildings and mosques stand eerily and gathering weeds in an urban wasteland guarded by troops. Read More

Stars urge Indonesia to ban ‘brutal’ trade in dog meat

Updated on  May 22, 2018 at 6:25 am
International stars of acting, music and sports have urged Indonesia’s president to ban what they say is a “brutal” trade in dog and cat meat for human consumption. Read More

Foreign media arrive in North Korea for nuclear site closing

Updated on  May 21, 2018 at 8:59 pm
A small group of foreign journalists arrived in North Korea on Tuesday to cover the dismantling of the country’s nuclear test site later this week, but without South Korean media initially also scheduled to participate. Read More

Sushi-making co-pilot, Nazarene pastors among Cuba victims

The co-pilot who loved to cook and was fond of inviting his colleagues over for sushi. An Argentine couple who had dreamed of vacationing in Cuba in their retirement. Evangelical pastors returning from a conference. Read More

British royal family thanks those who celebrated wedding

Updated on  May 20, 2018 at 12:03 pm
The royal family, blessed with fantastic weather and a buoyant public mood at the royal wedding, has thanked people who attended or watched Prince Harry marry Meghan Markle. Read More

Cuba: 110 died in plane crash, 3 survivors ‘critical’

Updated on  May 20, 2018 at 12:09 pm
The only three survivors of Cuba’s worst aviation disaster in three decades were clinging to life today, a day after their passenger jet crashed in a fireball in Havana’s rural outskirts with 113 people on board. Read More

Congo says 3 new Ebola cases confirmed in large city

Three new cases of the often lethal Ebola virus have been confirmed in a city of more than 1 million people, Congo’s health minister announced, as the spread of the hemorrhagic fever in an urban area raised alarm. Read More

U.S., China say Beijing commits to buying more American goods

Just-ended U.S.-China trade talks produced a commitment by Beijing to “significantly increase” its purchases of American goods and services, according to a joint statement Saturday from the rival economic powers trying to lower trade tensions. Read More

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle wed in Windsor as millions watch

Updated on  May 19, 2018 at 9:47 am
The son of British royalty and the daughter of middle-class Americans wed today in a service that reflected Prince Harry’s royal heritage, Meghan Markle’s biracial roots and the pair’s shared commitment to putting a more diverse, modern face on the monarchy. Read More

Airliner with at least 110 aboard crashes in Cuba

Updated on  May 18, 2018 at 4:48 pm
A 39-year-old airliner with 110 people aboard crashed and burned in a cassava field just after taking off from the Havana airport today, leaving three survivors in Cuba’s worst aviation disaster in three decades, officials said. Read More

Ahead of Trump summit, Kim Jong Un crafts a careful message

Updated on  May 17, 2018 at 4:33 pm
Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un have one big thing in common as they prepare for what would be the first ever U.S.-North Korea summit next month in Singapore: They both claim to deserve total credit. Read More

Congo’s Ebola outbreak spreads to a city of over 1 million

Updated on  May 17, 2018 at 11:42 am
Medical teams rushed to track down anyone thought to have had contact with infected people, while the World Health Organization continued shipping thousands of doses of an experimental vaccine. Read More

Utah man jailed in Venezuela pleas for freedom in video

A Utah man imprisoned in Venezuela for two years without trial is making an emotional plea for Americans’ help getting out of a Caracas jail, saying today in a clandestinely shot video that his life was threatened during a prison riot. Read More

Dutch researchers uncover ‘dirty’ jokes in Anne Frank’s diary

Updated on  May 15, 2018 at 6:10 pm
Researchers using digital technology deciphered the writing on two pages of Anne Frank’s diary that she had pasted over with brown masking paper, discovering four naughty jokes and a candid explanation of sex, contraception and prostitution. Read More