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It's been about nine weeks since Pyongyang conducted its last missile test - a Hwasong-12 intermediate-range missile test near Japan on September 15. The official Xinhua News Agency said the director of the ruling Communist Party's International Liaison Department, Song Tao, would travel to Pyongyang on Friday to report on the party's national congress held last month.
  • Richard Spencer and other far-right figures lose Twitter 'blue tick' verification

    Richard Spencer and other far-right figures lose Twitter 'blue tick' verification

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    Some of the country's most prominent white nationalists accused Twitter of censorship on Wednesday after the social media site retracted the verified status of their accounts. Twitter also on Wednesday banned far-right figure Tim Gionet, known by his Twitter nickname Baked Alaska . Another day, another effort by Twitter to clear up exactly what its rules are for users after 11 years of operating, four of them as a publicly run company.
  • Christopher Pyne shrugs off Twitter porn hack scandal

    Christopher Pyne shrugs off Twitter porn hack scandal

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    People noticed Pyne liked the tweet at about 2am, but by 6am, he deleted it. Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne has claimed his Twitter account was hacked after a picture of gay porn was liked at 2am. Senator Cory Bernardi has accused the major parties of a cover-up. "It's a good reminder to us all, quite frankly". It is not the first time a high profile figure has fallen prey to porn-liking hackers.
  • Couple at odds with Texas sheriff over anti-Trump sticker

    Couple at odds with Texas sheriff over anti-Trump sticker

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    She said it is not intended "to cause hate or animosity". "No Sheriff Nehls, you can't prosecute speech just because it contains words you don't like", ACLU said. "It would be a good time to have meaningful dialogue with that person and express the concerns out there regarding the language on the truck", Nehls said.
  • Jury in Bob Menendez trial says it's deadlocked

    Jury in Bob Menendez trial says it's deadlocked

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    Federal prosecutors would then decide whether to bring another case against him. "To those of you who were digging my political grave so you could jump into my seat, I know who you are and I won't forget you", he said. One of the 12 jurors later told the press that two of them wanted to convict the Democratic senator, while the other 10 wanted to acquit Menendez on all counts.
  • With Franken, the Reckoning Over Sexual Misconduct Comes to the Democrats

    With Franken, the Reckoning Over Sexual Misconduct Comes to the Democrats

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    Al Franken of forcibly kissing her during a 2006 USO tour and of posing for a photo with his hands on her breasts as she slept. "As to the photo , it was clearly meant to be amusing but wasn't". "The apology, sure, I accept it. People make mistakes, of course he knew he made a mistake". I immediately pushed him away with both of my hands against his chest and told him if he ever did that to me again I wouldn't be so nice about it the next time.
  • 'Very disappointed' United Nations chief urges Saudis to lift Yemen blockade

    'Very disappointed' United Nations chief urges Saudis to lift Yemen blockade

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    The civil aviation department of Yemen said on Tuesday that the Saudi-led Arab coalition fighting rebels in Yemen inflicted an airstrike on the Sanaa worldwide airport, which resulted in the destruction of its navigation system. "There are many sources of supply to Yemen, even during the past week or so". Humanitarian flights could still come in and out using a visual approach.
  • India, Philippines sign four agreements to strengthen bilateral ties

    India, Philippines sign four agreements to strengthen bilateral ties

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    The Prime Minister will attend East Asia Summit, RCEP Summit, India ASEAN Summit before departing for India. "My friend @AbeShinzo and I had an excellent meeting in Manila ". The Prime Minister will hold a series of bilateral meeting with his counterparts throughout the day before returning to India. The two leaders discussed the comprehensive strategic partnership between the United States and India and their shared commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific region.
  • Two-county effort underway for Operation Christmas Child

    Two-county effort underway for Operation Christmas Child

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    The Samaritan's Purse project collects shoeboxes full of gifts for children in need around the world. That generosity, Finstad said, can make all the difference in the life of a child half a world away. Each shoe box is filled with toys and some essentials like bars of soap and toothbrushes. For Klosterbuer and Hayenga, volunteering with Operation Christmas Child has been a wonderful experience.
  • Russian Lower House Backs Amendment on Foreign Agent Media

    Russian Lower House Backs Amendment on Foreign Agent Media

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    The U.S. demand for RT to register under the Foreign Agent Registration Act (FARA) came after American intelligence agencies singled out the network in their report into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. "The foreign funding could become a pretext to crack down on them. The way it is written now, it appears it could be used for many different purposes".