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Mugabe gets immunity, pension and holiday fund, source tells Reuters

Robert Mugabe Reuters file A government source said Mugabe, who is aged 93, told negotiators he wanted to die in Zimbabwe and had no plans to live in exile. “It was very emotional for him and he was forceful about it,” said the source, who was not authorized to speak on the details of the […]
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Opera idol Dmitri Hvorostovsky dies at 55

Dmitri Hvorostovsky, widely considered one of the finest baritones ever to grace the world’s opera stages, died early Wednesday in London of brain cancer, his family said. He was 55. His management company confirmed the news later Wednesday. Hvorostovsky, a charismatic, silver-maned Siberian specialist in the operas of Giuseppe Verdi, retired in December 2016, a […]
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Lawmakers eye a mild crackdown on Facebook

Some of the Facebook ads linked to a Russian effort to disrupt the American political process are displayed at a House Intelligence committee hearing on Capitol Hill on Nov. 1. Jon Elswick / AP file “Facebook is free to do almost whatever it wants with your personal information, and has no reason to put safeguards […]
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Lebanon's prime minister puts surprise resignation on hold

BEIRUT — In a surprise announcement, Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri told reporters Wednesday that he would delay his resignation after a request from the Lebanese president to reconsider. “I offered my resignation to President Aoun and he asked me to delay presenting it, to allow for more consultations and deliberations, and I agreed to […]
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'Butcher of Bosnia' Ratko Mladic found guilty of genocide and war crimes

Ratko Mladic appears at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, in the Hague, Netherlands, on Wednesday. Peter Dejong / Reuters “Mladic has his supporters, particularly among those who he commanded during the war,” according to Kenneth Morrison, professor of modern southeast European history at De Montfort University in Leicester, England. These people he […]
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What it's like flying into one of the world's most dangerous airports

Situated in the Himalayas, Lukla is considered one of the world’s most dangerous airports, but that doesn’t deter the thousands of tourists who take the precarious journey yearly en route to Mt. Everest. At a width smaller then a football feed and barely long enough to land before the tarmac ends, the cliff side airport […]
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Dramatic video shows escape, shooting of North Korean defector

SEOUL, South Korea — A North Korean soldier races for the border in a jeep and then on foot before his former comrades shoot him at least five times as he limps into South Korea, where he collapses and is dragged to safety by southern soldiers on a dramatic video released by the U.S.-led U.N. […]
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North Korea's history of attempted murders on foreign soil

Doan Thi Huong of Vietnam, left, and Siti Aisyah of Indonesia in arrest photos. The woman are charged with the murder of Kim Jong-nam after allegedly spraying him with a nerve agent at an airport in Malaysia. Royal Malaysia Police / EPA In explaining the decision to put Pyongyang back on the list, a senior […]
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For missing Argentine sub, time may be running out

Relatives of the crew members of the lost submarine head to the naval base to receive support and information, in Mar del Plata, Argentina on Nov. 21, 2017. Marina Devo / AP Meanwhile, the families of those aboard the missing sub were left with little to do but wait and hope. Leandro Fabian Cisneros a […]
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More remains of Sgt. La David Johnson recovered in Niger

Sgt. La David Johnson, who was killed in an ambush in Niger. U.S. Army Special Operations via AP They were found during a Nov. 12 inspection of the site by a joint task force force of FBI and military investigators and later identified via DNA testing, Defense Department spokeswoman Dana White said in a statement. […]