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Kim Jong-un ‘watches K-pop stars perform in North’

Image copyright AFP Image caption North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (left) attends the concert, next to South Korea’s Culture, Sports and Tourism Minister Do Jong-hwan North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and his wife have watched South Korean K-pop stars perform in Pyongyang, South Korea’s culture ministry says. It is the first musical delegation to visit […]

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Gaza-Israel violence: Netanyahu and Erdogan in war of words

Image copyright Reuters/ EPA Image caption The two leaders have a history of mutual antipathy Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan have traded barbs over deadly clashes on the Gaza border. Sixteen Palestinians were killed on Friday after Israeli soldiers opened fire on some violent demonstrators. President Erdogan accused Mr […]

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Russia Kemerovo fire: Aman Tuleyev quits as governor

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Most of the victims of the Winter Cherry mall fire were children The long-serving governor of the Russian region where a shopping mall fire left dozens of people dead has resigned. Aman Tuleyev said stepping aside from governing Kemerovo was “the right, conscious and only true decision” following the disaster. […]

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Trump signs new transgender military ban

Image copyright AFP Image caption The blanket ban announced last year was blocked by federal judges President Trump has signed a memorandum that bans some transgender people from US military service but rolls back the blanket ban he ordered last year. The new directive adopts recommendations from Defence Secretary Jim Mattis that “transgender persons who […]