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U.N. experts say N. Korea flouts sanctions, earns millions

North Korea is flouting U.N. sanctions on oil and gas, engaging in prohibited ballistic missile cooperation with Syria and Myanmar, and illegally exporting commodities that brought in nearly $200 million in just nine months last year, according to U.N. experts. Read More

Fidel Castro’s son mourned in Cuba after suicide

Updated on  February 2, 2018 at 9:23 am
Fidel Castro’s oldest son was mourned in Cuba today after the unusually public announcement of his suicide following a long depression. Read More

North Korea cancels pre-Olympic joint cultural event

North Korea has cancelled one of the key joint cooperation projects with South Korea planned for next month’s Winter Olympics, officials said, further proving the delicate nature of ties between the rivals split for seven decades. Read More

Police search gardens for alleged serial killer’s victims

Updated on  January 29, 2018 at 2:06 pm
Toronto police said today they are hunting through backyard gardens and planters across the city for possible victims of a landscaper accused of murdering at least five people and suspected of killing more. Read More

Foreigners in Cambodia deny making pornographic party photos

Updated on  January 29, 2018 at 8:37 pm
Ten foreigners, including five Britons, charged with producing pornographic photos during a party near Cambodia’s famed Angkor Wat temple complex have denied any wrongdoing, a prosecutor said today. Read More

U.S., Australia join search for Pacific ferry survivors

Updated on  January 28, 2018 at 9:25 pm
The U.S. and Australia are due to join the search for survivors from a ferry that sank near the remote Pacific nation of Kiribati after seven people were rescued from a lifeboat, officials said Monday. Read More

Tillerson seeks to show ‘America First’ isn’t America alone

As President Donald Trump declared that “America First does not mean America alone” at a global economic forum in Switzerland, his top diplomat was on a European trip of his own, trying to convince skeptical allies that the oft-repeated phrase is more than just lip service. Read More

7 rescued from life raft in Pacific Ocean after ferry sank

Six adults and an unconscious baby were rescued Sunday from a life raft in the Pacific Ocean after drifting for four days in the blazing sun without water. The survivors had scrambled onto the small wooden dinghy after the ferry they were aboard sank, according to authorities. Read More

Hospital fire kills nearly 40 people in South Korea

A fire that started Friday morning in a hospital emergency room in South Korea killed nearly 40 people, mainly from inhaling smoke, and injured dozens more in one of the country’s deadliest blazes in recent years. Read More

Puerto Rico awaits foreclosure wave as moratoriums expire

Aylsa Torres sighed in relief when she received a letter from her bank two weeks after Hurricane Maria hit. She was among the hundreds of thousands of Puerto Ricans awarded a three-month moratorium on their mortgage payments as the U.S. territory reeled from the storm’s destruction. Read More