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Isolated Kim takes big gamble leaving home for Trump summit

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Singapore, Jun 10 (AP) - Spare a moment, as you anticipate one of the most unusual summits in modern histo-ry, to consider North Korea's leader as he leaves the all-encompassing bubble of his locked-down stronghold of Pyongyang and steps off a jet onto Singapore soil for his planned sit-down with President Donald Trump on Tuesday.
There's just no recent precedent for the gamble Kim Jong Un is taking.
As far as we know, his despot father only traveled out of the country by train, and rarely at...
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Knife attack on Japan bullet train leaves 1 dead, 2 hurt

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Tokyo, Jun 10 (AP) - A knife attack on a Japanese bullet express train near Tokyo left one passenger dead and two others injured, police said Sunday, as they arrested a suspect who was on top of a man lying unconscious.
Police said they apprehended Ichiro Kojima, 22, after the train made an...
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Trump casts N Korea summit as ‘one-time shot’ for Kim

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Singapore, Jun 10 (AP) - President Donald Trump cast his Tuesday summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un as a "one-time shot" for the autocratic leader to ditch his nuclear weapons and enter the community of nations, saying he would know within moments if Kim is serious about the talks.
Trump said...
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Palestinians turn to General Assembly to protect civilians

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United Nations, Jun 9 (AP) - The Palestinians and their supporters asked the U.N. General Assembly on Friday to hold an emergency meeting to adopt a resolution that would deplore Israel's "excessive use of force," partic-ularly in Gaza, and seek recommendations to ensure the protection of...
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Grim task as forensic experts ID Guatemala volcano victims

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Escuintla, Jun 9 (AP) - Forensic experts worked Friday on the grim task of identifying dozens of bodies charred beyond recognition by the eruption of Guatemala's Volcano of Fire, a disaster that has left at least 110 confirmed dead and nearly 200 still missing.
Even as search and recovery efforts...
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