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North Korea warns of 'bigger gift package' for U.S. after latest test

SEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervised the test of a new ballistic missile controlled by a precision guidance system and ordered the development of more powerful strategic weapons, the North's official KCNA news agency reported on Tuesday.

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U.N. names team to investigate crimes against Myanmar Rohingya

GENEVA The United Nations named a trio of independent experts on Tuesday to investigate widespread allegations of killings, rape and torture by Myanmar security forces against Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state.

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Senator McCain says Putin bigger threat than ISIS

MELBOURNE U.S. Senator John McCain said Russian President Vladimir Putin is a bigger threat to global security than ISIS, and warned that the Senate would push for sanctions against Moscow for its alleged interference in the U.S. election.

Tokyo's female governor takes on Japan's old-boy network, but denies run for PM

TOKYO Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike is challenging Japan's old-boy network in the capital, where she thrashed a ruling party rival to win her post and now aims to lead reform-minded candidates to victory in a city-wide July election.

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Two Saudi policemen hurt in bombing in restive Shi'ite town: SPA

DUBAI Two policemen were wounded when a bomb exploded in Awamiya in eastern Saudi Arabia, where many of the country's Shi'ite Muslim minority live, state news agency SPA reported on Tuesday.

New poll puts Macron's party on top in French parliament vote

PARIS French President Emmanuel Macron's party is expected to win the most votes in the first round of June's parliamentary election, a poll showed on Tuesday which reinforced the similar pattern of previous surveys this week.

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