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Xi tells Kim China wants to work with North Korea for peace: KCNA |  Xi Jinping News

Xi tells Kim China wants to work with North Korea for peace: KCNA | Xi Jinping News

Xi sends message to Kim amid an unprecedented number of missile tests by North Korea. Chinese President Xi Jinping has told North Korea’s Kim Jong Un that Beijing is willing to work with Pyongyang for global peace and stability, according to the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA). The report on Saturday came days after …

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‘Squid Game’ star O Yeong-su indicted for sexual misconduct in Korea

‘Squid Game’ star O Yeong-su indicted for sexual misconduct in Korea

“Squid Game” star O Yeong-su has been indicted on sexual misconduct charges in South Korea. The 78-year-old actor was indicated on Thursday and released without detention after being accused of inappropriately touching a woman’s body in 2017. The woman, whose identity and personal details have not been released, filed a complaint against O in December …

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Honduras declares state of emergency against gang crime

Honduras declares state of emergency against gang crime

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — Honduras became the second country in Central America to declare a state of emergency to fight gang crimes like extortion. For years, street gangs have charged protection money from bus and taxi drivers and store owners in Honduras, as in neighboring El Salvador. Late Thursday, Honduran President Xiomara Castro proposed a measure …

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Indonesian rescuers focus on landslide as quake toll rises

Indonesian rescuers focus on landslide as quake toll rises

A man carries his injured daughter as they head to a temporary shelter for those displaced by Monday’s earthquake in Cianjur, West Java, Indonesia, Thursday. The 5.6 magnitude earthquake left hundreds dead, injured and missing as buildings crumbled and terrified residents ran for their lives on Indonesia’s main island of Java. (Tatan Syuflana, Associated Press) …

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South Korea’s supreme court delivers major victory to single transgender parents

South Korea’s supreme court delivers major victory to single transgender parents

In a historic decision, South Korea’s supreme court ruled on Thursday that transgender individuals’ have the right to change their legal sex status, even if they have children who are minors. The ruling stems from a 2019 case in which a woman was denied the ability to change her legal gender status in a family …

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Macron to become first French president in more than 45 years to visit New Orleans

Macron to become first French president in more than 45 years to visit New Orleans

French President Emmanuel Macron will visit New Orleans next week during his brief trip to the United States, becoming the first French president to travel to the once-French city in more than 45 years. Macron is only the third French president to visit the former colony of Louisiana, after Charles de Gaulle in 1941 and …

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Rishi Sunak Plans Curbs On Foreign Students To Control Migration: Report

Rishi Sunak Plans Curbs On Foreign Students To Control Migration: Report

The Sunak government has promised to cut net migration in the UK. (Queue) UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak will be considering “all options”, including reducing the number of foreign students, in his bid to bring down the rising net migration in the United Kingdom, according to a report by the BBC. Mr Sunak will be …

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Russia-Ukraine war at a glance: what we know on day 276 of the invasion |  Ukraine

Russia-Ukraine war at a glance: what we know on day 276 of the invasion | Ukraine

More than 6m households in Ukraine are still affected by power cuts, two days after targeted Russian strikes on the country’s energy infrastructure, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said. “As of this evening, blackouts continue in most regions [of Ukraine] and in Kyiv. In total, more than 6 million subscribers,” Zelensky said in his nightly address on …

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Mexican woman allegedly killed for her organs after online courtship gone bad

Mexican woman allegedly killed for her organs after online courtship gone bad

WARNING: Details in this story are graphic. The remains of a Mexican woman who traveled to Peru to pursue a romantic relationship with a medical student she met online washed up on a beach earlier this month and authorities believe her organs may have been harvested. Blanca Arellano, 51, told her family she was taking …

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