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HONG KONG -- Hong Kong was hit by widespread strikes Monday that brought chaos to much of the city's transport network, including Hong Kong International Airport, in the most ambitious day of demonstrations since the movement began in June. More than 2,300 aviation workers...
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TEHRAN, Iran. -- Iran said Sunday that it had seized a foreign oil tanker that it claimed was smuggling fuel to Arab states. The tanker was intercepted Wednesday night by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard's 2nd Marine Corps, according to Iranian news agency ISNA. Iran's state...
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RIYADH, Saudi Arabia. -- Women in Saudi Arabia will finally be allowed to hold passports and travel abroad without the consent of a male guardian, a policy shift that marks a significant loosening of the Kingdom's notorious restrictions on women. The new amendment was approved...
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WASHINGTON -- The US believes late al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden's son Hamza bin Laden is dead, a US official told CNN on Wednesday. The official said the US had a role in his death but did not provide details. The official added that the US government recently received...
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PYONGYANG -- North Korea launched two short-range ballistic missiles off its east coast Wednesday, South Korea's Joint Chief of Staff (JCS) said in a statement, the second such launch in less than a week. The missiles were launched from the Wonsan-Kalma area just after 5 a.m...
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KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -- The Pentagon says two U.S. service members were killed in Afghanistan when a member of the Afghan security forces opened fire. The shooting happened Monday in Kandahar. The shooter was wounded and is in police custody. The two unidentified U.S. service...
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HONG KONG -- The Chinese government has accused pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong of committing "evil and criminal acts" that have seriously damaged the semi-autonomous city's "reputation" and "stability." At a press conference in Beijing on Monday, Hong Kong and Macau...
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PYONGYANG -- North Korea says the two new short-range ballistic missiles it launched Thursday toward the East Sea, also known as the Sea of Japan, were intended to send a warning to South Korea. According to North Korea's state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), the launches...
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SEOUL, South Korea. -- South Korean fighter jets fired more than 300 warning shots at a Russian military aircraft that had violated the country's airspace Tuesday, defense officials said, in an account furiously disputed by Moscow. South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff accused a...