• Moon hopes for unified Korean Olympic team
Moon hopes for unified Korean Olympic team

Moon also suggested the two countries pool their athletes to form joint teams for the games to achieve better performances. On June 18, a North Korean civilian swam across a river to defect to the South, with styrofoam pieces strapped to both shoulders to stay afloat.

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  • Almost 100 remain missing after deadly China landslide
Almost 100 remain missing after deadly China landslide

Earlier, 15 bodies were retrieved by hundreds of rescuers trying to find survivors after the landslide engulfed the village. It's unclear if the 15 bodies have been identified. "We pulled out two people but they were already dead". County residents are primarily poor farmers of the Qiang ethnic minority and the area is the target of a poverty a...

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  • 18 protesters arrested for blocking Minnesota freeway after Philando Castile verdict
18 protesters arrested for blocking Minnesota freeway after Philando Castile verdict

According to Stephanie Ewen, one of the protestors, the parade marchers stopped and were listening to the protestors. During Yanez's trial, lawyers argued he panicked and lost control. ABC News has the story of the acquittal of the police officer who was accused of second-degree manslaughter. Some, however, splintered off and went on I-94.

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  • Trudeau to march in Toronto Pride Parade for a second time
Trudeau to march in Toronto Pride Parade for a second time

Trudeau was casually dressed in a blue blazer and pink shirt, waving to the thousands of people who lined both sides of the parade route down Yonge Street. "The Prime Minister is looking forward to participating in events to celebrate Pride over the course of the year", wrote Cameron Ahmad, a spokesperson for the PMO.

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  • 6 dead, 31 missing after tourist boat sinks in Colombia
6 dead, 31 missing after tourist boat sinks in Colombia

A major rescue effort involving Colombia's air force and firefighters from nearby cities was looking for survivors at the Guatape reservoir where the four-story El Almirante boat sank. Some people who witnessed the tragedy from the shore said the boat appeared to be overloaded but Mr Santos said it was sailing well below capacity.

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  • Korean IOC member douses expectations on collaboration for Pyeongchang 2018
Korean IOC member douses expectations on collaboration for Pyeongchang 2018

Having witnessed the launch 200 kilometers (124 miles) southwest of Seoul , Moon said he had "personally confirmed that the people may be at ease" following a series of North Korean missile tests this year alone. "They are going to perform again in the closing ceremony so we are going to have a lot of time and chance to have a chat with them to le...

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  • Brussels station attacker was Moroccan, 'known to police'
Brussels station attacker was Moroccan, 'known to police'

Jambon said the attack on Tuesday evening could have been much worse because the "big explosion did not happen", adding more details about the device would be released shortly. Belgium's Crisis Centre, which monitors security threats in the country, says based on initial information it doesn't see a need to raise the terror threat in the country...

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  • Anger at video of police shooting of black driver Philando Castile
Anger at video of police shooting of black driver Philando Castile

Yanez pulled Castile over after noticing that one of the car's brake lights wasn't functioning. Castile can then be seen handing his insurance card to Yanez , which Yanez reads and then pockets. After the shooting, the video shows Yanez standing at the vehicle window, with his gun drawn for some time. Yanez's critics said this is ...

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  • Turkey rejects Saudi ultimatum to close Turkish military base in Qatar
Turkey rejects Saudi ultimatum to close Turkish military base in Qatar

According to media reports , demands include the closure of Al Jazeera , the downgrading of Qatar's ties with Iran , and the extradition of "terrorists" from the country. "Even though they still didn't come back to us on this, asking Turkey to pull back its troops (from Qatar ) is disrespectful against Turkey ", he said.

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  • South Koreans march to protest US missile defence system
South Koreans march to protest US missile defence system

South Korean President Moon Jae-in says his country needs "the security capability to dominate North Korea ". A North Korean soldier defected across the Military Demarcation Line (MDL) - the heavily fortified border separating North and South Korea - late on Friday evening, according to South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS).

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  • United States citizen was detained in North Korea for pro-West material
United States citizen was detained in North Korea for pro-West material

A US official confirmed to Fox News that Warmbier, 22, was in a coma and had been for "over a year". Tillerson told USA senators at the start of a budget hearing that the State Department had no comment on Mr Warmbier's condition, "out of respect for him and his family".

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  • Dad of freed student says son was 'brutalized'
Dad of freed student says son was 'brutalized'

Kelly Martin, Senior Director of Communications at University of Cincinnati Health, said that Otto was "in stable condition but received a severe neurological injury". Doctors said after conducting several tests, they haven't found anything that suggests he had contracted botulism . "I'm dealing with my son", Fred Warmbier said.

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  • Sri Lanka great Mahela Jayawardene distances himself from India coach job
Sri Lanka great Mahela Jayawardene distances himself from India coach job

Former Sri Lankan captain Mahela Jayawardena has categorically dismissed the speculation linking him to the post of Indian cricket team's head coach, saying he is "not looking at full-time positions right now". Jayawardene is coaching the current champions of Indian Premier League, Mumbai Indians. One of Sri Lanka's most successful coaches ...

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  • Seattle police shoot dead pregnant black woman
Seattle police shoot dead pregnant black woman

Seattle Police Detective Mark Jamieson said Lyles had a recent "encounter" with police, who have been called to her apartment several times before - a history that warranted the dispatch of two officers rather than one. "Even if my sister had a knife in her hand, she weighs like nothing, even if she's soaking wet". "I know that they had to h...

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  • New York Six Flags guests catch teen who fell from ride
New York Six Flags guests catch teen who fell from ride

She was riding the "Sky Ride " at Six Flags Great Escape in Queensbury, New York when she slipped out of the gondola chair. "Thank god she was there because maybe her neck would have got hurt". Both Howard and the unidentified man from Schenectady were treated for back injuries and released. Her brother was uninjured. "No-one wants to put hi...

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  • USA now supplying LNG to South Korea
USA now supplying LNG to South Korea

LNG may play an enlarged role in meeting South Korea's energy needs as the country's new president has promised to transition away from coal and nuclear power, favoring natural gas and renewables; with the Korea Gas supply deal in place, Cheniere is in a position to capitalize on the policy shift.

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  • Theresa May still pursuing deal with DUP for crunch Commons vote
Theresa May still pursuing deal with DUP for crunch Commons vote

The DUP spokesman told Reuters that the pair would meet at May's No. 10 Downing Street residence. British Prime Minister Theresa May struck a deal on Monday to prop up her minority government by agreeing to 1 billion pounds (1.3 billion) in extra funding for Northern Ireland in return for the support of the province's biggest Protestant par...

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  • National Restaurant Association Hails President Trump's Executive Order Expanding Apprenticeship Program
National Restaurant Association Hails President Trump's Executive Order Expanding Apprenticeship Program

Senate; but no matter how good of a plan Republicans present, it will get zero votes from "the obstructionists". Undermines quality assurance . According to the executive order , the secretary of labor could allow third parties broad discretion in how they ensure that these programs meet quality standards.

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  • Oil tanker explosion kills more than 123 in Pakistan
Oil tanker explosion kills more than 123 in Pakistan

Both Riffat and senior local government official Rana Mohammed Saleem Afzal, speaking to state television, said at least 123 people had been killed . Shahbaz Sharif, chief minister of Punjab Province, has announced a compensation package of 2,000,000 rupees (19,100 US dollars) for each of the killed and 1,000,000 rupees (9,550 USA dollars) for t...

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  • Trump questions Obama's response to 'election meddling by Russia'
Trump questions Obama's response to 'election meddling by Russia'

The president has been quick to defend himself against any allegations suggesting his personal involvement with Russian Federation in terms of the election, tweeting that after months of investigation, there has been no evidence of "collusion".

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