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Vietnam keeps its death sentences quiet. Rights groups say it
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Vietnam keeps its death sentences quiet. Rights groups say it's one of the world's biggest executioners

For months, Mai Linh prayed. source https://www.cnn.com/2022/05/27/asia/vietnam-death-penalty-amnesty-hnk-intl/index.html

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Russia is depopulating parts of eastern Ukraine, forcibly removing thousands into remote parts of Russia
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Russia is depopulating parts of eastern Ukraine, forcibly removing thousands into remote parts of Russia

Hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians have been processed through a series of Russian "filtration camps" in Eastern Ukraine and sent into Russia as part of a systemized program of f…

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Philippine Congress declares Marcos as next president
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Philippine Congress declares Marcos as next president

A joint session of the Philippine Congress on Wednesday declared Ferdinand Marcos Jr., the son and namesake of the notorious late dictator, the winner of this month's election and confi…

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Indian court sentences top Kashmiri separatist to life in prison
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Indian court sentences top Kashmiri separatist to life in prison

An Indian court on Wednesday ordered life in jail for Kashmiri separatist leader Yasin Malik for funding "terrorist" activities and many other charges, prompting street protests o…

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Police raid leaves at least 22 dead in Rio de Janeiro
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Police raid leaves at least 22 dead in Rio de Janeiro

At least 22 people have died in the bloody aftermath of a raid carried out by Rio de Janeiro's military police on Tuesday. source https://www.cnn.com/2022/05/24/americas/rio-police-ra…

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An off-script Biden works to erase Trump
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An off-script Biden works to erase Trump's legacy in Asia

When President Joe Biden stated unequivocally Monday he was willing to intervene militarily to defend Taiwan against a Chinese attack, it was not the first time this city has seen a US pres…

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Why Iranians are taking to the streets again
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Why Iranians are taking to the streets again

The Iranian government mobilized tens of thousands of supporters on Friday in a domestic show of force after weeks of price protests turned violent, leading to nationwide arrests and injuri…

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You can get unlimited summer travel for $9.50 in this European country
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You can get unlimited summer travel for $9.50 in this European country

A whole month of unlimited transport for just $9.50 -- that's a great deal at any time, but in a time of fuel price hikes, rocketing car rental rates and a worldwide cost of living cris…

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Makgeolli: How Korean rice wine is stepping out of soju
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Makgeolli: How Korean rice wine is stepping out of soju's shadow

Kim Kyung-seop recalls going to cheap bars after class with his friends, where they binged on as much makgeolli as possible. source https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/makgeolli-korean-ric…

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North Korea claims
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North Korea claims 'positive trend' in Covid outbreak, but no reply to Biden's offer of help

North Korea claims its Covid outbreak is slowing, with its state-run media reporting on Sunday a "positive trend" that has seen the daily number of new "fever cases" dro…

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Australia has a new left-leaning government: Here
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Australia has a new left-leaning government: Here's what you need to know

Australia's new leaders are yet to be sworn in following the Labor Party's victory Saturday, but the nation is already dissecting what seems to be a seismic shift in its politics. …

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Biden's North Korea strategy is a major shift from Trump's showman diplomacy

President Joe Biden did not sound Saturday like he was expecting any "love letters" from Kim Jong Un -- he can't even get a response to an offer of coronavirus vaccines as the…

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Palestinian teen shot and killed in exchange of fire with Israeli military in Jenin
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Palestinian teen shot and killed in exchange of fire with Israeli military in Jenin

A 17-year-old Palestinian was killed and an 18-year-old was critically injured by Israeli fire during an Israeli military raid in Jenin in the West Bank Saturday, the Palestinian Ministry o…

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Australian voters deliver strong message on climate, ending conservative government
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Australian voters deliver strong message on climate, ending conservative government's 9-year rule

Labor Party leader Anthony Albanese will be Australia's next Prime Minister, according to projections by three major news networks source https://www.cnn.com/2022/05/21/australia/aust…

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Boris Johnson breathes a sigh of relief on Partygate scandal. But another crisis will be along soon
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Boris Johnson breathes a sigh of relief on Partygate scandal. But another crisis will be along soon

Boris Johnson has been able to end what might have otherwise been a troubling week with an unexpected sigh of relief. source https://www.cnn.com/2022/05/21/uk/boris-johnson-crises-intl-gb…

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Dolphins were spotted doing something unusual. This study sheds light on it
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Dolphins were spotted doing something unusual. This study sheds light on it

In the Red Sea off the coast of Egypt, bottlenose dolphins were spotted in 2009 doing something unusual. They lined up to rub their bodies against coral. source https://www.cnn.com/2022/0…

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First lady Jill Biden touts US commitment to South and Central America in Ecuador speech
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First lady Jill Biden touts US commitment to South and Central America in Ecuador speech

First lady Jill Biden spent her first full day of a trip through South and Central America on Thursday, using a speech at the Carondelet presidential palace in Quito, Ecuador, to emphasize …

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Opinion: Why North Korea
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Opinion: Why North Korea's Covid-19 outbreak could shock the world

If I learned one thing after performing countless operations alongside surgeons in Pyongyang over the past 15 years, it's North Koreans do not throw anything away. source https://www.…

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John Aylward, known for roles in
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John Aylward, known for roles in 'ER' and 'West Wing,' dead at 75

John Aylward, a veteran film and television actor for more than three decades, has died, according to his longtime agent and friend, Mitchell K. Stubbs. source https://www.cnn.com/2022/05…

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Analysis: South Korea and Japan just don
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Analysis: South Korea and Japan just don't get along. That's a problem for Biden

In uniting Western democracies against Russia's invasion of Ukraine, United States President Joe Biden managed something his critics thought was impossible. source https://www.cnn.com…

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