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iStock/Thinkstock(BEIJING) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visited China in his first foreign trip since he came to power in 2011. Kim traveled to the country with his wife, Ri Sol Ju, according to Chinese state media organization Xinhua. He spent Sunday through Wednesday there. China’s President Xi Jinping held a banquet for Kim […]

Jack Taylor/Getty Images(LONDON) — It wasn’t until Donald Trump became president that data scientist Christopher Wylie said he realized the full scope of the work he had been involved with, he told lawmakers in the United Kingdom on Tuesday. “As a citizen, one has a duty to report unlawful activity,” he said, when asked by […]

iStock/Thinkstock(BEIJING) — Even as an armored North Korean train pulled away from the Beijing railway station Tuesday afternoon, almost exactly 24 hours after it arrived, the mystery remained in the Chinese capital about whether North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had made a surprise visit to China. At the daily Chinese Foreign Ministry press briefing […], Yemen) — The Al-Hamadi family, who escaped their hometown in Yemen’s Han Mountain during airstrikes, are now in Taiz, a city besieged by fierce fighting between pro-government forces and rebels. The unpredictable and violent attacks have made it nearly impossible for anyone to get in or get out, leaving many families trapped. “We used […]

iStock/Thinkstock(SANA’A, Yemen) — The deadly conflict in Yemen, which has been raging for the last three years with no signs of letting up, is being called the “Forgotten War” because most of the world’s attention has been focused on Syria. A bombing campaign by Saudi Arabia and its allies against Shia rebels has left around […]

Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images(KEMEROVO, Russia) — Thousands of angry residents have demonstrated in the Russian city of Kemerovo, calling for a full-investigation into the devastating fire at a shopping mall on Sunday that killed at least 67 people, most of them children. Those demonstrating are demanding that officials be held responsible, and investigators have suggested that […]

iStock/Thinkstock(BEIRUT) — A barrage of missiles fired by Yemen’s Houthi rebels fell on targets in Saudi Arabia late Sunday evening, killing one person in Riyadh and wounding two, according to Saudi Press Agency, the state-run news agency. This week marked the third anniversary of the Saudi kingdom’s participation in the war in Yemen. The casualties […]

iStock/Thinkstock(LONDON) — Canada and a slew of European countries on Monday vowed to kick out Russian diplomats in response to the poisoning of a former Russian spy in England, just as the United States announced it was responding by expelling 60 Russian intelligence officers. The United Kingdom earlier this month sent home 23 Russian diplomats […], Russia) — The number of people killed in a devastating fire that swept through a shopping mall in Siberia has grown to at least 64, Russian emergency services have said. The fire engulfed the upper floors of the Winter Cherry Mall in the city of Kemerovo on Sunday. Among the dead are feared to […]

Courtesy Sharp Family(DES MOINES, Iowa) — A gas leak from a faulty water heater is likely to blame for the deaths of an Iowa family sleeping at a seaside Mexican condo earlier this month, according to a prosecutor. The condo’s water heater “was leaking gas, maybe from use or lack or maintenance” and likely emitted […]

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