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Dramatic video shows escape, shooting of N. Korean defector

Washington Post Headlines - Wed, 2017-11-22 14:29
A North Korean soldier races for the border in a jeep and then on foot before his former comrades shoot him at least five times as he limps into South Korea, where he collapses and is dragged to safety by southern soldiers on a dramatic video released by the U.S.-led U.N. command Wednesday.
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Bollywood star drops event with Ivanka Trump amid death threats over film

Washington Post Headlines - Wed, 2017-11-22 14:29
Deepika Padukone withdrew from the event after a politician offered a $1.5 million bounty to behead her over rumors about her latest film.
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With technology, these researchers are figuring out North Korea’s nuclear secrets

Washington Post Headlines - Wed, 2017-11-22 14:29
Did North Korea just test another missile engine? Satellite images suggest it did.
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Group calls for Indonesian forces to stop virginity tests

Washington Post Headlines - Wed, 2017-11-22 12:00
Indonesia’s military and police continue to perform abusive virginity tests on female recruits three years after the World Health Organization declared they had no scientific validity, an international human rights group said Wednesday.
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U.S. releases dramatic video of a North Korean soldier’s desperate dash across border, and his rescue after being shot

Washington Post Headlines - Wed, 2017-11-22 12:00
U.S. releases dramatic video of a North Korean soldier’s desperate dash across border, and his rescue after being shot.
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Islamic schools in Pakistan plagued by sex abuse of children

Washington Post Headlines - Wed, 2017-11-22 12:00
Kausar Parveen struggles through tears as she remembers the blood-soaked pants of her 9-year-old son, raped by a religious cleric. Each time she begins to speak, she stops, swallows hard, wipes her tears and begins again.
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Uber Data On 57 Million People Stolen In Massive Hack

NPR Headlines - Wed, 2017-11-22 11:41

CEO Dara Khosrowshahi says there is no excuse for the cover up of a 2016 data breach. A source tells NPR that the company paid hackers $100,000 to delete the data and keep the attack a secret.

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David Cassidy, Singer And 1970s TV Heartthrob, Dies At 67

NPR Headlines - Wed, 2017-11-22 10:35

Cassidy's role as an adolescent aspiring musician on the TV show The Partridge Family turned him into a real-life, teen-dream pop idol.

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Prime Minister Saad Hariri Returns To Lebanon

NPR Headlines - Wed, 2017-11-22 10:01

Hariri had resigned his post while visiting Riyadh amid intrigue over Lebanon's role in the rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Iran for influence in the region.

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China widens personality cult around ‘unrivaled helmsman’ Xi

Washington Post Headlines - Wed, 2017-11-22 09:58
The village where he labored as a teen has become a shrine, a tree he planted an icon. State media applaud him endlessly, private businessmen praise his speeches and universities are devoting new departments to his theories.
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Mugabe leaves legacy of economic ruin, upheaval in Zimbabwe

Washington Post Headlines - Wed, 2017-11-22 09:58
From widely acclaimed liberator of his nation to despotic dictator, Robert Mugabe’s 37-year rule of Zimbabwe has been one of Africa’s most controversial and influential.
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Lebanon’s Hariri returns to Beirut amid resignation saga

Washington Post Headlines - Wed, 2017-11-22 09:58
Saad Hariri returned to Lebanon late Tuesday for the first time since he stunned his country by announcing from Saudi Arabia that he was quitting as prime minister more than two weeks ago.
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Yemen's man-made catastrophe has no end in sight

Washington Post Headlines - Wed, 2017-11-22 09:58
On average, 130 children are dying a day because of hunger and disease.
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Argentina says flares seen are unlikely to be from submarine

Washington Post Headlines - Wed, 2017-11-22 09:58
A U.S. aircraft searching for a missing Argentine submarine with 44 crew members spotted white flares, but they were unlikely to be from the sub lost for six days in the South Atlantic, the Argentine navy said Tuesday.
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Pixar's John Lasseter Takes Leave Of Absence After Harassment Allegations

NPR Headlines - Wed, 2017-11-22 09:10

The Hollywood Reporter published allegations that Lasseter, Pixar's chief creative officer, is known for "grabbing, kissing, and making comments about physical attributes."

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Jury Deliberations Begin In Kate Steinle's Murder Trial

NPR Headlines - Wed, 2017-11-22 08:47

Prosecutors argued that the defendant, an undocumented Mexican immigrant, intentionally shot Kate Steinle. The defense argued that the shooting was a tragic accident.

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Uber Says Hackers Stole Personal Data Of 57 Million Users

NPR Headlines - Wed, 2017-11-22 08:46

The company kept the breach secret for more than a year. According to a Bloomberg report, Uber paid the hackers $100,000 to delete the stolen data and stay silent about it.

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Why Robert Mugabe Is Like The Horned Owl In A Folktale From Zimbabwe

NPR Headlines - Wed, 2017-11-22 08:42

As the story goes, the owl ruled over all the other birds with absolute power — until a skeptical fork-tailed drongo decided to test the power of its horns.

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Second Federal Judge Blocks Trump's Ban On Trans Service Members

NPR Headlines - Wed, 2017-11-22 07:56

A judge in Maryland has blocked President Trump's planned change to the military policy on transgender service members in its entirety. Another judge blocked most of the measure just a few weeks ago.

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Report details Zetas total control over Mexican prison

Washington Post Headlines - Wed, 2017-11-22 07:29
Officially it was a Mexican prison, but inside it hid another reality: a center of operations where the Zetas drug cartel modified vehicles, manufactured uniforms, locked up kidnapped victims and cremated bodies using diesel fuel.
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