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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.

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Philippine lawmaker pushes for Duterte impeachment over 'defeatist' China stance

MANILA A Philippines lawmaker filed supplementary charges on Thursday to an impeachment complaint against President Rodrigo Duterte, accusing him of taking a "defeatist stance" by doing nothing to challenge Beijing's activities in the South China Sea.

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Face of anti-Kremlin protests is the son of a Putin ally

MOSCOW Russian high school student Roman Shingarkin had some explaining to do when he got home after becoming one of the faces of anti-Kremlin protests at the weekend. His father is a former member of parliament who supports President Vladimir Putin.

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U.S. military says difficult to avoid Mosul casualties, probes blast

WASHINGTON A senior U.S. general said on Wednesday it will be difficult to maintain "extraordinarily high standards" to avoid civilian casualties in Mosul, even as the U.S. military begins a formal investigation into an explosion in the Iraqi city that is believed to have killed scores of civilians. | Video

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Israel says to cut another $2 million from its U.N. contribution

JERUSALEM Israel said on Wednesday it would cut a further $2 million from its already reduced contribution this year to the United Nations in protest at resolutions taken against it at the world body's various forums.

United Nations, Israel 4:54pm EDT

Amnesty says UAE sentences dissident professor to 10 years

DUBAI Rights group Amnesty International said a court in the United Arab Emirates had sentenced a dissident professor to 10 years in prison for online activism on Wednesday, calling the move a violation of free speech.

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