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North Korea Decries US Carrier Dispatch As Parliament Meets

PYONGYANG, North Korea — North Korea's parliament convened Tuesday amid heightened tensions on the divided peninsula, with the United States and South Korea conducting their biggest-ever military exercises and the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier heading to the area in a show of American strength.

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Betfair Slashes Melenchon's French Election Odds From 979/1 To 11/1

British bookmaker Betfair (PPB.I) has slashed the odds on French presidential candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon winning next month's election to 11/1 from 979/1 last month, the company said on Tuesday, as the far-left candidate surges in the polls.

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South Africa's Top Court To Hear Case For Secret No-Confidence Ballot On Zuma

South Africa's top court said on Tuesday it would consider whether a motion of no confidence against President Jacob Zuma should be taken by secret ballot, as pressure mounted on him to resign after a controversial cabinet reshuffle.

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US Plans To Bomb Syria And Blame Assad, Vladimir Putin Claims

Russia has information about a planned US air strike on Damascus involving chemical weapons that would be blamed on Syria’s Bashar al-Assad in an attempt to frame him, Vladimir Putin has claimed.

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Muslim Student Who Has Dedicated Life To Fighting Religious Extremism Is Banned From Returning To US

Zia Shah was turned away at Karachi airport on his way back to the United States

For Zia Shah, being awarded a Fulbright scholarship to study at the University of Chicago was a dream come true. But having given up his job educating Pakistani schoolchildren about religious tolerance, and after just one term of studies in the US, that dream was snatched away.

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Kadyrov Opens First Concentration Camp For Gays Since Hitler’s Times

Chechen head Ramzan Kadyrov has not only sponsored direct attacks on members of the LGBT community in his republic but has adopted a plan for “the final solution of gay issue” and opened the first concentration camp in the world for sexual minorities since Hitler did so in the 1930s, according to a Novaya gazeta investigation.

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88-Year-Old Man Honours Wife's Memory By Making Blankets For Disadvantaged Children

Eighty-eight year-old Clayton Shelburne makes blankets for his local police department.

Before Delores Shelbourne passed away, she and her husband of 66 years passed their time making blankets for local charities. Now, her husband is continuing their work even after her death.

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United Passenger Was 'Immature,' Former Continental CEO Gordon Bethune Says

When one fiasco settles down, another begins for United Airlines — or so it seems.

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United CEO Doubles Down In Email To Employees, Says Passenger Was 'Disruptive And Belligerent'

United CEO Oscar Munoz doubled down in a letter to employees on Monday evening, claiming that employees "followed established procedures" when removing a passenger from a plane because it was overbooked, and calling the passenger "disruptive and belligerent."

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Zambian Police Detain Opposition Leader

Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema has been detained and questioned by police for committing "treason", his lawyer said on Tuesday.

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