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North Korea tests rocket engine: U.S. officials

WASHINGTON North Korea has carried out another test of a rocket engine that U.S. officials believe could be part of its program to develop an intercontinental ballistic missile, officials told Reuters on Monday.

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China can deploy warplanes on artificial islands any time: think tank

WASHINGTON China appears to have largely completed major construction of military infrastructure on artificial islands it has built in the South China Sea and can now deploy combat planes and other military hardware there at any time, a U.S. think tank said on Monday.

Veteran anti-apartheid activist Kathrada dies after brain surgery

CAPE TOWN Veteran South African anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada, who was sentenced to life imprisonment with Nelson Mandela for treason, died on Tuesday after complications following surgery, his foundation said on Twitter.

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New poll shows centrist Macron beating Le Pen to win French election

PARIS Centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron is expected to win France's presidential election, according to an Ipsos Sopra Steria poll released on Tuesday - the latest of many surveys showing the 39-year-old Macron as frontrunner.

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Bomb factories, village command posts: Islamic State's rural fight

BADUSH, Iraq Islamic State fighters have pulled out of this deserted village on the Tigris river, which Iraqi commanders say was a crucial outpost defending their nearby stronghold of Mosul, but signs of their presence abound.

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HK leader-elect Lam says 'very determined' to tackle housing problem

HONG KONG Hong Kong-leader elect Carrie Lam said on Tuesday she is "very determined" to tackle the city's housing problem when she becomes chief executive later this year.

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