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Exclusive: Malaysia mistook slain Kim Jong Nam for South Korean

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysian authorities wrongly identified the slain half-brother of North Korea's leader as a South Korean national and first alerted Seoul's embassy in Kuala Lumpur soon after his death, sources familiar with the incident told Reuters.

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Majority of French want Socialist Hamon to bow out of election race: poll

PARIS More than one in two French voters believe struggling Socialist candidate Benoit Hamon should drop out of the presidential race in favor of a rival left-winger who has overtaken him in surveys of voting intentions, a poll showed on Thursday. | Video

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U.N. looks for Trump foreign policy hints from tough-talking envoy

UNITED NATIONS Nikki Haley has made a tough-talking debut as U.S. President Donald Trump's envoy to the United Nations but her counterparts on the powerful Security Council are waiting to see if that will translate into policies differing from those of the Obama administration on crises from South Sudan and Somalia to Yemen and North Korea.

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China says weapons won't stop unification with Taiwan

BEIJING China's Defence Ministry said on Thursday it was futile for Taiwan to think it could use arms to prevent unification, as the self-ruled democratic island looks to fresh arms sales by the United States amid what it sees as a growing Chinese threat.

China 6:44am EDT

Exclusive: More than 100 die in Malaysian immigration detention camps in two years

KUALA LUMPUR More than one hundred foreigners died in the past two years in Malaysia's immigration detention centers from various diseases and unknown causes, according to documents from the government–funded National Human Rights Commission reviewed by Reuters.

United Nations 5:07am EDT

Court decides whether to arrest ousted South Korean president Park

SEOUL A South Korean court began deliberating on Thursday whether to arrest ousted president Park Geun-hye, who was removed from office in a corruption scandal involving charges she solicited bribes from the country's largest conglomerate. | Video

South Korea 7:09am EDT

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