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A South Korean court on Friday approved the arrest of former President Park Geun-hye over high-profile corruption allegations that already ended her tumultuous four-year rule and prompted an election to find her successor. "It is justifiable and necessary to arrest [Ms Park] as key charges were justified and there is risk of evidence being destroyed", the court said in a statement.
  • North Korea army vows 'merciless' response to US provocation

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    North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Han Song-ryol said Trump's comments on Twitter were adding fuel to a "vicious cycle" of tensions on the Korean peninsula, the Associated Press reported yesterday. North Korea's military chimed in on Friday saying it would " ruthlessly ravage " the United States if it chose to attack. Wang last month urged North Korea to suspend its nuclear weapon and missile tests in exchange for South Korea and the US putting their war games on hold, reviving a ...
  • More details needed, pot producers say

    More details needed, pot producers say

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    The proposal , which the party hopes to make law by July of 2018, sets a minimum purchase age of 18, which is one year below the legal drinking age in most Canadian provinces and three years below the minimum age set in USA states that have legalized recreational weed.
  • Federal legislation on legalizing marijuana unveiled

    Federal legislation on legalizing marijuana unveiled

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    Fallu pointed out that the federal Liberals announced their intent to legalize marijuana two years ago, so the provinces should not complain that they are being rushed. Everything you need to know about Canada's bill to legalize marijuana. Goodale argued that the Canadian approach would ultimately prove to be the better one.
  • Ecuador to partially recount presidential election votes

    Ecuador to partially recount presidential election votes

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    On Twitter, Mr Correa said the electoral council was taking extraordinary steps to "finish at once Lasso's show, for the elections the banker could not buy". Lasso challeged the result of the election. They say a review of ballot turned up inconsistencies including a small percentage of polling sites with outsized majorities in favor of Moreno and ballots with technical errors.
  • Deal to evacuate thousands from besieged Syrian towns begins

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    The evacuation deal has been brokered by Iran, an ally of Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, and Qatar, which supports the rebels. A total of 60 busses carrying around 2,350 rebels and their families evacuated the town of Madaya and nearby areas toward rebel-held areas in the northwestern province of Idlib, the source said, on condition of anonymity.
  • Teacher faces more allegations in child-sex case

    Teacher faces more allegations in child-sex case

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    A Minneapolis church said a Burnsville teacher charged with having sex with a student may have had inappropriate contact with members of its congregation as well. The student was 16 at the time. The alleged encounter happened when the boy was 16. He made his first appearance in Dakota County Court Wednesday and is being held in the Dakota County Jail pending conditional bond.
  • Dozens of IS militants killed by USA bomb - Afghan officials

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    There were no civilian casualties in the strike in Nangarhar province's Achin district, a spokesperson said. He was using an Arabic term that refers to Islamic State, which has established a small stronghold in eastern Afghanistan and launched deadly attacks on the capital, Kabul .
  • Rouhani, Putin Slam US Aggression on Syria

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    Both governments have defended Assad against Western allegations that his regime carried out a suspected chemical weapons attack on the rebel-held town of Khan Sheikhun on Tuesday, killing dozens of civilians. The impact of the strikes was also unclear. "We don't have positive accountability yet, but the fact that somebody would strike the hospital, potentially to hide the evidence of a chemical attack, about five hours after.is a question that we're very interested in", said one official.
  • Inmates ask Arkansas court to stay executions

    Inmates ask Arkansas court to stay executions

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    The company is asking the Department of Corrections to return 10 vials of the drug. A West-Ward official told Arkansas Online that he has made repeated requests to the Alabama Attorney General and the Department of Corrections "to confirm if they are in possession of our product which they intend to use in lethal injections, and if so to return it to us".