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Sculpted head of mystery biblical king found in Israel

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Jerusalem, Jun 9 (AP) - An enigmatic sculpture of a king's head dating back nearly 3,000 years has set off a modern-day mystery caper as scholars try to figure out whose face it depicts.
The 5-centimeter (2-inch) sculpture is an exceedingly rare example of figurative art from the Holy Land during the 9th century B.C. - a period associated with biblical kings. Exquisitely preserved but for a bit of missing beard, nothing quite like it has been found before.
While scholars are certain the stern...
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Kim Jong Un impersonator questioned on arrival in Singapore

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Singapore, Jun 9 (AP)- A Kim Jong Un lookalike was detained and questioned upon his arrival in Singapore on Friday, days before a summit between the North Korean leader and President Donald Trump.
The Hong Kong-based impersonator, who uses the name Howard X, is in the city-state for...
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NATO eastern flank members pledge closer ties, citing Russia

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Warsaw, June 09 (AP) - Nine NATO nations on the alliance's eastern flank pledged Friday to cooperate more to increase their security in light of what they called an "aggressive" Russia that threatens their vision of a free, peaceful Europe.
Eight presidents and one parliament speaker held the...
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Israeli troops shoot dead Palestinian stone-thrower

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Jerusalem, June 6 (AP) - Israeli troops shot dead a 21 year-old Palestinian stone-thrower during an arrest raid in the West Bank Wednesday after a soldier was hit in the head with a rock, the Israeli military and Palestinian Health Ministry said.
The Health Ministry says Izzideen Tamimi was shot...
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Duterte threatens to use emergency rule 'to the hilt'

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Manila, June 6 (AP) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte threatened Wednesday to resort to emergency powers and enforce them "to the hilt" to deal with relentless criticism over his human rights record, crimes and government wrongdoing.
Duterte, who placed the southern third of the archipelago...
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