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North Korea Is Expanding Missile Base With Eye Toward U.S., Experts Warn

North Korea is expanding a missile base that would be one of the most likely sites for deploying intercontinental ballistic…

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Six Marines Missing in Aircraft Accident Off Japan

An F/A-18 Hornet in the South China Sea last month.CreditCreditKin Cheung/Associated Press Six United States Marines were missing and one…

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To Feed U.S. Troops, Businessman Violated Iran Sanctions, Charges Say

Federal prosecutors says the owner of company with more than $8 billion in contracts to supply troops in Afghanistan violated…

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Afghan Women’s Soccer Team Accuses Officials of Sexual Abuse

A soccer tournament in Kabul, Afghanistan, in 2013 to select players for the women’s national team. Officials from the Afghanistan…

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Gunmen Said to Kill 31 Construction Workers in Remote Indonesian Province

Indonesian soldiers prepared coffins on Tuesday for construction workers said to have been killed in in Papua Province.CreditCreditStaf Steel/Agence France-Presse…

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Sri Lanka Court Temporarily Blocks Mahinda Rajapaksa From Prime Minister’s Job

Mahinda Rajapaksa, who was appointed prime minister of Sri Lanka despite opposition from Parliament, in Colombo on Thursday. A court…

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Rodrigo Duterte Jokes About Marijuana Use, While Thousands Die in His Drug War

President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines joked that he needed marijuana to stay awake at marathon meetings.CreditCreditLillian Suwanrumpha/Agence France-Presse —…

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Quiet Casualty of Sri Lanka’s Political Crisis: A Sugar Tax

A Coca-Cola bottling plant in Biyagama, Sri Lanka. The original tax was 50 cents for every gram of sugar in…

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American’s Death Revives Evangelical Debate Over Extreme Missionary Work

John Allen Chau, right, with a friend, John Ramsey. Mr. Chau was killed while trying to convert a remote Indian…

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For First Time in a Decade, a South Korean Train Rolls Into the North

A South Korean train Friday near the North Korean border as the two Koreas began a joint study on renovating…

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