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Seoul's proposal for two sets of talks indicates President Moon Jae-in is pushing to improve ties with Pyongyang despite the North's first intercontinental ballistic missile this month. The vice defence minister did not elaborate on the meaning of hostile military activities, which varies between the two Koreas. North Korea says the South abducted the 12 waitresses and the restaurant manager and has demanded their return, but the South has said the group chose to defect of its own free will.
  • Monsoon session likely to be stormy

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    Both Houses paid tributes to the departed sitting and former members and the victims of Amarnath terror attack before adjourning till tomorrow. Azad said security situation was at its "worst" in Kashmir where the government has closed all the doors for talks to end the current logjam.
  • UAE said to be behind hacking of Qatari websites

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    But Saudi Arabia , the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt all blocked Qatari media and later severed diplomatic ties. The hacking of Qatar's government news and social media sites in May was reportedly orchestrated by the UAE, according to United States intelligence officials.
  • Seoul Ready for Dialogue With Pyongyang Depending on N.Korea's Denuclearization

    Seoul Ready for Dialogue With Pyongyang Depending on N.Korea's Denuclearization

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    But it's unclear if those talks will be realized. South Korea's policy is consistently centered on making the Korean Peninsula free from the threats of nuclear weapons and war, he said . Outside experts believe the South Korean broadcasts and leaflets sting in Pyongyang more because the authoritarian country worries that the broadcasts will demoralize front-line troops and residents and eventually weaken the grip of absolute leader Kim Jong Un.
  • Muguruza wins Wimbledon title 7-5, 6-0

    Muguruza wins Wimbledon title 7-5, 6-0

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    Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo emerged from a marathon men's doubles final as Wimbledon champions on Saturday, finally wrapping up a 5-7 7-5 7-6 (7-2) 3-6 13-11 win over Oliver Marach and Mate Pavic after four hours and 40 minutes. "When we stopped, we know we have to be strong at this moment", Melo said. With this win, Melo will return to the No.1 ranking in men's doubles on Monday.
  • Woman dragged along Rome metro platform after bag gets caught in door

    Woman dragged along Rome metro platform after bag gets caught in door

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    Compagna told Italian newspaper Corriera della Sera he is devastated by what happened, but said, "In the video, it can also be seen that I looked twice in the mirror". Mr Tonelli, who is now under investigation over the incident, has claimed he was not being "reckless" by eating while pulling away from the station.
  • UAE hacked Qatari Govt sites to plant false story

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    Qatar's emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, was quoted in May as praising Gaza's ruling Hamas movement and calling Iran an "Islamic power". The UAE embassy in Washington on Monday sent a series of tweets quoting its ambassador, Yousef Al Otaiba , denying the Washington Post report, which was published Sunday and, according to the paper, was based on information provided by unnamed USA intelligence officials.
  • UAE Arranged Hacking Of Qatari Media

    UAE Arranged Hacking Of Qatari Media

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    United States intelligence officials told the Post that on May 23, senior members of the UAE government had discussed the hacking plan and its implementation. Saudi Arabia doesn't exactly have its hands clean when it comes to funding extremism around the world either. Al Jazeera's Heidi Zhou-Castro, reporting from Washington, DC, said this is new information and the US Department of State has yet to officially respond.
  • Parliament Monsoon Session Day 1 To Be Adjourned In Both Houses

    Parliament Monsoon Session Day 1 To Be Adjourned In Both Houses

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    The stage is set for a stormy monsoon session of Parliament, beginning Monday, as the Opposition has geared up to corner the Narendra Modi government on a range of issues. The government, on its part, is seeking the cooperation of Opposition in getting key bills passed. However, the TMC has said that they won't attend the all-party meet but will attend Lok Sabha Speaker's meet.
  • Human-caused Harrison Lake fire grows in size

    Human-caused Harrison Lake fire grows in size

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    According to BC Emergency Management deputy minister Robert Turner, there are now 14,365 evacuees across B.C. Several evacuation orders and alerts have been issued in the past few days; most notably in 100 Mile House and Williams Lake. "We had a little bit of rain at the beginning of the week and that lowered the danger rating, but it only takes a day of hot dry weather, and today we saw wind pick up so that dries fuels out really fast as well", Shaughnessy said.
  • Kid Rock's Possible Senate Run Is No Joke to Elizabeth Warren

    Kid Rock's Possible Senate Run Is No Joke to Elizabeth Warren

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    Like politicians write books during their campaigns, I'm planning on putting out music during mine and IT ALL STARTS TONIGHT AT MIDNIGHT. Kid Rock's assumed campaign website is headlined by an image of the performer sitting in an Oval Office-type room, which is adorned with historical documents and a taxidermied elk.