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North Korea fires 3 short-range missiles; US says tests fail

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Seoul, Aug 26 (AP) - Three North Korea short-range ballistic missiles failed on Saturday, U.S. military officials said, which, if true, would be a temporary setback to Pyongyang's rapid nuclear and missile expansion.
The U.S. Pacific Command said in a statement that two of the North's missiles failed in flight after an unspecified distance, and another appeared to have blown up immediately. It added that the missile posed no threat to the U.S. territory of Guam, which the North had previously...
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Student charged with assaulting 4 at Australian university

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Canberra, Aug 26 (AP) - A Canberra court on Saturday ordered an 18-year-old student to undergo a mental health assessment after he was charged with attacking his teacher and three of his fellow students with a base-ball bat at one of Australia's most prestigious universities.
Shortly after 9 a.m...
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Hong Kong shuts down as powerful typhoon sweeps past

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Hong Kong, Aug 23 (AP) - A powerful typhoon barreled into Hong Kong on Wednesday, forcing offices and schools to close and leaving flooded streets, shattered windows and hundreds of canceled flights in its wake.
Typhoon Hato came within 60 kilometers (37 miles) of Hong Kong, close enough to be...
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Suspect says imam planned to blow himself up in Barcelona

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Madrid, Aug 23 (AP) - An extremist cell was preparing bombs for an imam who planned to blow himself up at a Barcelona monument, a key suspect in the attacks that killed 15 people in northeastern Spain told a judge Tuesday, according to a judicial official.
The suspect, Mohamed Houli Chemlal, was...
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Man who shot judge was stopped earlier for faulty headlight

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Columbus, Aug 23 (AP) - The man who shot an Ohio judge outside a courthouse was stopped by a police offi-cer hours earlier for having a defective headlight as he drove downtown in the early morning darkness, authorities said.
The suspect, 51-year-old Nathaniel Richmond, was fatally shot Monday...
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