While making nice with US and Seoul, North Korea slams Japan

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PYONGYANG, North Korea –  North Korea’s state-run media have toned down their rhetorical attacks on the United States and South Korea while leader Kim Jong Un pursues a more diplomatic approach, but the vitriol continues — and Japan is now Pyongyang’s favorite foil. Commentaries critical of Tokyo, which has maintained a harder line toward Pyongyang
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Haiti riots caused American missionaries to fear for their lives

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People run past the Best Western hotel during a protest over the cost of fuel in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Saturday, July 7, 2018.  (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery) Tourists and missionaries from the United States were forced to stay inside Haiti after violent protests broke out Friday in the Caribbean nation’s capital over a government-ordered 50 percent
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The Latest: Japanese minister calls cult’s crimes heinous

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TOKYO –  The Latest on the execution of a Japanese doomsday cult leader (all times local): 2:10 p.m. Japan’s justice minister says she approved the executions of a cult leader and six of his followers because of the seriousness of their crimes and the pain they inflicted. The seven death row inmates were hanged Friday
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Amnesty: Indonesian forces behind unlawful killings in Papua

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JAKARTA, Indonesia –  Indonesia’s police and military are responsible for at least 95 unlawful killings in the easternmost Papua region since 2008, including targeted slayings of activists, Amnesty International said Monday, condemning a near-total absence of justice for the mainly indigenous victims. In a report based on two years of research, Amnesty said that more
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Meet the 4 candidates vying to become Mexico’s president

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MEXICO CITY –  Four candidates are in the race to become Mexico’s next president in Sunday’s election. Here’s a glance at the hopefuls: ANDRES MANUEL LOPEZ OBRADOR In his third attempt at the presidency, Lopez Obrador, a 64-year-old former mayor of Mexico City, is the front-runner in most polls. Lopez Obrador lost the 2006 election
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Croatia keeper Subasic quietly making a name for himself

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ROSCHINO, Russia –  While some big-name goalkeepers have stood out for their mistakes at the World Cup, Danijel Subasic is quietly making a name for himself with Croatia. He has yet to concede a goal, keeping clean sheets when Croatia won its opening two group matches against Nigeria and Argentina. He was rested for the
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Rain, high water complicate cave search for Thai soccer team

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MAE SAI, Thailand –  Rain continued to fall and water levels kept rising Wednesday inside a cave in northern Thailand, frustrating the search for 12 boys and their soccer coach who have been missing in the sprawling underground caverns for nearly four days. At the entrance to Tham Luang Nang Non cave in Chiang Rai
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A look at candidates running in Turkey’s presidential race

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ANKARA, Turkey –  Turkey is holding snap presidential and parliamentary elections on Sunday — more than a year earlier than scheduled. The elections will usher in a new system of governance giving the president expanded powers that was narrowly approved in a referendum last year. A look at the six candidates who are running for
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