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North Korea fires missile, possibly ICBM, into sea off east coast

SEOUL/TOKYO North Korea fired a missile on Friday in an unusual late-night test launch, and details from Japanese, South Korean and U.S. officials suggested it was an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).

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Turkish court remands four opposition newspaper staff in custody, releases seven

ISTANBUL A Turkish court ruled on Friday that four prominent members of an opposition newspaper must remain in detention but freed seven others for the duration of the trial, in a case seen by critics of President Tayyip Erdogan as an attack on free speech.

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U.S. slaps sanctions on Iran firms after satellite launch

WASHINGTON The United States imposed sanctions on Friday on six subsidiaries of a company key to Iran's ballistic missile program, citing continued "provocative actions" like Tehran's launch of a rocket capable of putting a satellite into orbit.

Ivanka Trump meets with United Nations secretary-general

UNITED NATIONS Ivanka Trump, U.S. President Donald Trump's daughter and informal adviser, met with United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres for lunch at U.N. headquarters in New York on Friday amid a push by the president to slash funding for the world body.

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UK announces fire safety review after tests identify 82 unsafe tower blocks

LONDON Britain announced a review of building and fire safety rules on Friday after tests conducted following last month's deadly tower block blaze in London found a cladding system known to be used on 82 buildings breached regulations.

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One dead in knife attack in Hamburg supermarket, motive unclear

BERLIN One person was killed in an attack by a lone knifeman in a supermarket in the northern German city of Hamburg on Friday, and four more were injured when the man fled the scene, police said.

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