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Tens of thousands stage anti-corruption protest in Romania

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Bucharest, Jan 21 (AP) - Tens of thousands of Romanians on Saturday protested against legislation passed by Parliament which critics say will make it harder to prosecute crime and high-level corruption.
Protesters briefly scuffled with riot police as they massed in Bucharest's University Square. Protesters shouted: "Thieves, thieves!" and "Resign!" and blew whistles and waved Romanian flags. They then marched toward Parliament.
Protesters of all ages came to vent their anger at the left-wing...
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Myanmar soldiers jailed for killing civilians in rare trial

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Bangkok, Jan 21 (AP) - A Myanmar military tribunal has sentenced six soldiers to 10 years in prison with hard labor for killing three civilians in war-torn Kachin state, officials said Saturday, in a move welcomed by rights groups.
The Kachin state police office said the tribunal handed down the...
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Head of popular girl band leads N. Korean team to S Korea

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Seoul, Jan 21 (AP) - The head of a hugely popular North Korean girl band crossed the heavily fortified border into South Korea on Sunday to check preparations for an art troupe she also leads during next month's Winter Olympics.
Appearing live on South Korean television, Hyon Song Wol didn't...
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Head of popular girl band leads N Korean team to S Korea

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Seoul, Jan 21 (AP) - The head of a hugely popular North Korean girl band crossed the heavily fortified border into South Korea on Sunday to check preparations for an art troupe she also leads during next month's Winter Olympics.
Appearing live on South Korean television, Hyon Song Wol didn't...
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Shutdown is first since 2013, but not exceptional

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Washington, Jan 20 (AP) - President Donald Trump and Congress failed to reach an agreement on a spending plan by midnight Friday, triggering a partial shutdown of the federal government. Government shutdowns are unusual but not unheard of. The government has partially shut down three times in the...
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