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South Korea says U.S. reaffirms it will pay THAAD costs; joint drills wrap up

The Nimitz-class U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson sails offshore Nagasaki prefecture, southern Japan

South Korea said the United States had reaffirmed it would shoulder the cost of deploying the THAAD anti-missile system, days after President Donald Trump said Seoul should pay for the $1-billion battery designed to defend against North Korea. In a telephone call on Sunday, Trump’s national security adviser, H.R. McMaster, …

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Russian Navy Ship Sinks In Black Sea After Collision With Freighter

Russian ship, identified as the "Liman." collided with the Togo-flagged "Youzarsif H."

Almost 80 Russian Navy sailors were rescued off the coast of Turkey Thursday when a military intelligence ship collided with a freighter carrying livestock. The Turkish coastal safety authority said the Russian ship, identified as the “Liman.” collided with the Togo-flagged “Youzarsif H.” The Liman is a former research vessel …

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South Korea, U.S. warn of punishment for North Korea; U.S. stresses sanctions

South Korean Army

South Korea and the United States agreed on Thursday on “swift punitive measures” against North Korea in the event of more provocation, although the United States signalled sanctions and diplomatic pressure were its priorities for now. As a standoff escalated over North Korea’s nuclear weapons and long-range ballistic missiles, South …

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Russian court bans Jehovah’s Witnesses as extremist

Jehovahs Witnesses

Russia’s Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that Jehovah’s Witnesses was an “extremist” organisation and must hand over all its property to the state, Russian news agencies reported. Interfax news agency quoted Sergei Cherepanov, a Jehovah’s Witnesses representative, as saying that the group will appeal the decision in the European Court …

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Syrian photographer cries inconsolably after helping blast victim to safety

Abd Alkader Habak breaks down in tears

Habak told CNN that, “The scene was horrible – especially seeing children wailing and dying in front of you.”   Heartrending images of a Syrian photographer Abd Alkader Habak helping a wounded boy are widely being shared on social media. The photographer, identified as Abd Alkader Habak, was seen leaving behind his …

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