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US Expects N/Korea To Return Troop Remains

The United States expected North Korea to return up to 200 sets of remains believed to be US servicemembers who died during the Korean War.

Guterres Hails U.N. Human Rights Council After U.S. Exit

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has hailed what he termed the “very important role” of the Human Rights Council, following U.S. withdrawal, citing alleged bias against Israel.

US Withdraws From UN Rights Council

The United States withdrew from the United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday accusing it of a "chronic bias against Israel."
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Trump Defends Separating Immigrant Families Amid Outcry

US President Donald Trump has defended his policy of splitting up families entering the US illegally, defying a growing chorus of condemnation.
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Drama As Man Attends Own Funeral

A 20-year-old man, Juan Penayo, surprised his grieving family when he walked into the funeral they were holding for him.

US, South Korea Suspend Military Drills

US and South Korean officials confirmed on Tuesday the suspension of scheduled joint military drills, making good on a pledge by President Donald Trump during his summit with North Korea’s leader.

ISIS Threatens To Execute Messi In Russia

Deadly terror group ISIS has warned of plans to attack Argentina superstar Lionel Messi during the World Cup in Russia.

Kim Jong Un Visits China After Trump Summit

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived in Beijing on Tuesday, where he will likely brief Chinese President Xi Jinping on his summit with U.S. President Donald Trump.

China Accuses Trump Of ‘Blackmail’ After New Tariffs Threat

Beijing on Tuesday accused US President Donald Trump of “blackmail” and warned it would retaliate in kind after Trump threatened to impose fresh tariffs on Chinese goods.
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Canada Lawmakers Vote To Make Cannabis Legal

The Canadian parliament passed a bill Monday to legalize cannabis, making Canada the first G7 country to allow free consumption of the drug.

Court Jails Two Soldiers 19 Years For Rape

A Mexican court has sentenced two soldiers to 19 years in prison for raping and torturing an indigenous woman in 2002, the United Nations and local rights groups said Monday.

Trump Says US ‘Will Not Be Migrant Camp’

US President Donald Trump has vowed never to allow his country become a "migrant camp" as he faced increasing pressure to stop families being separated.

South Korea Says North Sanctions May Be Eased Before Denuclearisation

South Korea said on Monday that sanctions against North Korea could be eased once it takes “substantive steps towards denuclearisation”.

Papua New Guinea Declares 9-month State Of Emergency

The Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea, Peter O'Neill, has declared a nine-month state of emergency in the country's rugged Southern Highlands province in response to several days of riots.

Taliban Refuses To Extend Afghanistan Ceasefire, Kills 18 In Attack

The Taliban refused to extend their ceasefire beyond Sunday night, dampening hopes for peace after jubilant scenes over the Eid holidays in Afghanistan.

Three Dead As Earthquake Hits Japan’s Osaka

A powerful quake rocked Japan’s second city of Osaka on Monday, killing three people including a nine-year-old girl and injuring scores of others, according to an official tally.
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Man Kills Himself Testing Stab-Proof Shirt

A 22 year-old man in the United Kingdom fatally stabbed himself in the chest testing a supposedly stab-proof vest he was wearing.

Melania Calls For End To Trump’s Separation Policy

US First Lady Melania Trump has called for an end to the policy of separating parents and children illegally entering the country from Mexico.

Democrats, Activists Rally Against Trump’s Family Separation Policy

Protesters trooped outside an immigration detention facility in New Jersey on Sunday for a Father’s Day demonstration against the Trump administration’s practice of separating children from their parents.

Greece, Macedonia Sign Landmark Name Pact

Greece and Macedonia on Sunday penned a historic accord to rename the former Yugoslav republic the “Republic of North Macedonia.”

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