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Israel denies work visa to Human Rights Watch official

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Israeli authorities have rejected a request from Human Rights Watch to grant a work permit to its regional director, accusing the group of engaging in Palestinian “propaganda,” the group said Friday. 



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Interrogation in a Cambodian death camp

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A former interrogator in a Cambodian death camp tells us why he did what he did, and how he feels now. 



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US changes rules of engagement for Mosul fight in Iraq

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U.S. Army Lt. Col. James Browning juggled phone calls on an overstuffed sofa in a small village south of Mosul. His counterparts in the Iraqi army’s 9th Division were pushing toward western Mosul, just a few miles away and were coming under mortar fire from the...(more) 



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Suicide bomber kills at least five soldiers in Yemen's Zinjibar

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ADEN (Reuters) - A suicide bomber killed at least five soldiers in an attack on a military camp in Yemen's southern city of Zinjibar, the capital of Abyan province, at dawn on Friday, a local official and residents said.  



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VX nerve agent killed North Korean leader's half brother: Malaysian police

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KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - VX nerve agent, a chemical on a U.N. list of weapons of mass destruction, was used to kill the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in last week's bizarre murder in a busy Kuala Lumpur airport, Malaysian police said...(more) 



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'Grey wall of China': the town at the frontline of a looming ageing crisis

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In Rudong, where a third of the population is over 60, a university for older people is one solution to a changing demographic It has been dubbed the “grey wall of China”, a demographic shift so big you can almost see it from space.The world’s most...(more) 



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White House asked FBI to deny reports linking Russia and Trump advisers

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Chief of staff Reince Priebus accused of violating protocols that protect pending investigations from political interferenceDonald Trump’s chief of staff asked the FBI to deny media reports that campaign advisers were frequently in touch with Russian intelligence agents during the election, a White House official has...(more) 



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Israel denies visa to 'hostile' Human Rights Watch and warns it is assessing other groups

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Decision to ban new HRW director from working in Israel is an ‘ominous turn’ and puts country in same league as North Korea says NGOIsrael is refusing to issue visas to the international staff of one of the most prominent international human rights NGOs - Human...(more) 



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What is the VX nerve agent that killed North Korean Kim Jong-nam?

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Declared a weapon of mass destruction by the UN, the banned chemical agent is more potent than any otherMalaysian police have revealed that the nerve agent VX was used to kill Kim Jong-nam when he was attacked at Kuala Lumpur’s international airport. Continue reading... 



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North Korea's use of nerve agent in murder sends a deliberate signal to foes

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Kim Jong-un’s regime claims not to possess any chemical weapons, but the use of VX nerve agent to kill Kim Jong-nam could be designed to deter defectorsThe use of one of the world’s most potent chemical weapons, VX, to kill Kim Jong-nam, sends a powerful message...(more) 



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Japan first lady resigns from honorary position at school

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The Japanese first lady has resigned as “honorary principal” of a private elementary school run by a man with ultra-nationalistic views following an escalating controversy over the low price the school paid for government land. 



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Israeli prime minister meets Australian opposition leader

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Australia’s opposition leader Bill Shorten says he raised his Labor Party’s concerns about Israel’s settlements in Palestinian territories during discussions with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. 



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