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China says insulting anthem now criminal, punishable by jail

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Beijing, Nov 4 (AP) - China's rubber-stamp legislature on Saturday made disrespecting the national anthem a criminal offense punishable by up to three years in prison amid rising nationalist appeals from the ruling Com-munist Party under the leadership of President Xi Jinping.
The Standing Committee of the National People's Congress passed an amendment to the country's criminal law outlining punishments for people found "seriously" disrespecting the national anthem in public.
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S Sudan's capital tense as troops surround Malong’s home

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Juba, Nov 4 (AP) - Tensions were high in South Sudan's capital on Saturday after President Salva Kiir sent troops to surround the home of former military chief of staff Paul Malong, disarm his bodyguards and remove all weapons.
A copy of the order obtained by The Associated Press says any...
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Trump visits Pearl Harbor, USS Arizona memorial

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Hawaii, Nov 4 (AP) - President Donald Trump paid a solemn visit Friday to Pearl Harbor and its memorial to the USS Arizona, a hallowed place he said he had read about, discussed and studied but had never visited until just before opening his first official visit to Asia.
Trump saluted after...
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Netflix says no more Kevin Spacey on ‘House of Cards’

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Los Angeles, Nov 4 (AP) - Netflix said Friday night that Kevin Spacey will no longer be a part of "House of Cards" and it's cutting all other ties with the actor after a series of allegations of sexual harassment and assault.
"Netflix will not be involved with any further production of 'House of...
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UN reports 31 new allegations of sex abuse and exploitation

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United Nations, Nov 4 (AP) - The United Nations on Friday reported 31 new allegations of sexual abuse and exploitation against peacekeepers and civilians working for U.N. agencies in the three-month period from July and through September - almost half against those employed to help refugees.
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