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North Korea fires Scud-class ballistic missile, Japan protests

SEOUL North Korea fired at least one short-range ballistic missile on Monday that landed in the sea off its east coast, the latest in a fast-paced series of missile tests defying world pressure and threats of more sanctions.

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Trump attacks 'fake news' following Kushner reports

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump attacked the news media and dismissed leaks from the White House as "fake news" on Sunday, following reports his son-in-law tried to set up a secret channel of communications with Moscow before Trump took office. | Video

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Italian bank worries leak into second week

LONDON Concerns over Italy's banks and Britain's national election campaign dominated holiday-thinned European financial markets on Monday, prodding stock markets lower after Asian share indices fell back off 2-year highs.

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Cyclone churns towards Bangladesh as storm toll reaches almost 200 in Sri Lanka, India

DHAKA/AGALAWATTE, Sri Lanka/ An intensifying cyclone churned north towards Bangladesh on Monday after heavy rain in Sri Lanka and thunderstorms in eastern India killed almost 200 people, with more torrential downpours forecast. | Video

U.S. Navy skydiver killed in parachuting accident in New York Harbor

JERSEY CITY, N.J. A member of the U.S. Navy's elite skydiving demonstration team plunged to his death on Sunday when his parachute malfunctioned while performing in an aerial exhibition as part of New York Harbor's annual Fleet Week festival.

May 28 2017

Civilians lack food, water, medicine as Mosul battle mounts: U.N.

BAGHDAD Tens of thousands of civilians in parts of Mosul held by Islamic State are struggling to get food, water and medicine, the United Nations said, days into a new push by U.S.-backed Iraqi government troops to take the northern city.

Iraq, World, United Nations 5:05am EDT
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U.S. might ban laptops on all flights into and out of the country

WASHINGTON The United States might ban laptops from aircraft cabins on all flights into and out of the country as part of a ramped-up effort to protect against potential security threats, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said on Sunday.

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Indonesia names Islamist leader a suspect in pornography case

JAKARTA Indonesian police on Monday named an Islamist leader as a suspect in the exchange of pornographic messages and photos, a new legal threat to a cleric who helped organize mass Muslim rallies against Jakarta's former Christian governor.