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2 women plead not guilty in N Korean scion’s assassination

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Shah Alam, Oct 02 (AP) - Two women accused of fatally poisoning the estranged half brother of North Korea's ruler pleaded not guilty as their trial began Monday in Malaysia's High Court, nearly eight months after the bra-zen airport assassination.
Siti Aisyah of Indonesia and Doan Thi Huong of Vietnam are suspected of smearing Kim Jong Nam's face with the banned VX nerve agent on Feb. 13 at a crowded airport terminal in Kuala Lumpur, killing him within about 20 minutes. The women say they...
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UN chief to Myanmar: end military ops, open humanitarian access

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International Desk : UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres decried the humanitarian "nightmare" faced by Myanmar's Rohingya on Thursday and demanded that the government end military operations and open humanitarian access to its conflict-wracked western region.

"The situation has spiraled into...
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Mumbai railway station stampede kills 22

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International Desk : At least 22 people have died and more than 30 injured in a stampede over a foot bridge at the Elphinstone railway station in Mumbai, India, according to local media reports.

The injured have been taken to a nearby hospital and senior railway officials are at the scene. The...
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Bangladesh needs longer-term plan for Rohingya: UN

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International Desk : The nearly half a million Rohingyas who have entered Bangladesh since August will likely not be leaving soon, the UN said Wednesday, calling for longer-term plans to manage the influx.

The head of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, called the...
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Iranian soldier beheaded by IS in Syria mourned as an icon

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Tehran, Sep 27 (AP) - Iran's supreme leader and thousands of others Wednesday mourned a young Revolution-ary Guard soldier beheaded by the Islamic State group, a killing that has struck a nerve within the Islamic Re-public as its forces continue to suffer casualties in Iraq and Syria.
The slaying...
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