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North Korea could carry out missile test soon: U.S. officials

WASHINGTON U.S. officials said on Tuesday they have seen increased North Korean activity at a site in the western city of Kusong that could be preparations for another missile test within days.

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UK judge to decide whether baby Charlie Gard can go home to die

LONDON A British judge will rule on Wednesday on where terminally ill baby Charlie Gard will spend his last moments before his life support system is switched off, unless a last-ditch attempt by his parents to bring him home is successful.

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Thai king's birthday celebrations mark consolidation of power

BANGKOK Authorities in Thailand are going all out to mark the birthday of new King Maha Vajiralongkorn this week as part of wider moves to consolidate his power and build his reputation as he emerges from his late father's shadow.

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In Chongqing, Bo Xilai's support endures in face of Beijing's new assault on his legacy

CHONGQING, China In this steamy metropolis of more than 30 million people on the banks of the Yangtze River, it doesn’t take much to find people who still talk in reverential terms about Bo Xilai, Chongqing’s incarcerated and disgraced former Communist Party head who was removed from office more than five years ago.

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Death toll in Mumbai building collapse rises to 17 as rescuers search rubble

MUMBAI The death toll from the collapse of a four-storey building in the suburbs of India's financial capital, Mumbai, more than doubled overnight to 17 as rescuers removed debris searching for those still trapped, a police official said on Wednesday.

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Brexit 'implementation phase' would be in UK interest: minister

LONDON It is in Britain's national interest to have an "implementation phase" when it leaves the European Union, Brexit-supporting environment minister Michael Gove said on Wednesday.

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