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Pence meets Jordan king on trip clouded by Jerusalem move

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Amman, Jan 21 (AP) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is defending President Donald Trump's move to declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel, a decision that has touched off uneasiness among Arab nations on his first tour of the region.
Pence was to meet Sunday with Jordan's King Abdullah II for discussions that are expected to include last month's shift on Jerusalem and plans to move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to the fiercely contested holy city.
The vice president said after meeting...
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Not all S Koreans are happy about unified hockey team

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South Koreans seem generally happy they'll see the North Koreans at their Olympics, but aren't as pleased about sharing a team with them.
The agreement between the war-separated rivals to field a unified women's ice hockey team at February's Winter Olympics has triggered a debate in South Korea...
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Venezuelan officials bury 2 killed in clash

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Caracas, Jan 21 (AP) - Two people killed alongside a rebel police officer in a violent shootout with Venezuelan security forces have been buried by government officials despite protests from relatives, an opposition law-maker said Saturday.
The body of former officer Oscar Perez and four others...
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Turkish jets bombard Kurdish-run city of Afrin in Syria

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Kocabeyli, Jan 21 (AP) - Turkish jets bombed the Kurdish-controlled city of Afrin in northern Syria on Satur-day, as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan promised to expand Turkey's military border operations against a Kurdish group that has been the U.S.'s key Syria ally in the war on the Islamic...
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Blaze at firecracker factory outside Indian capital kills 17

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New Delhi, Jan 21 (AP) - A massive fire broke out at a firecracker factory on the northern outskirts of the In-dian capital on Saturday, killing at least 17 workers, a fire official said.
A dozen fire engines took three hours to douse the fire in the Bawana industrial area of New Delhi.
Seventeen...
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