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China closes east seas for military drills but says little

China has closed off a swath of ocean off its east coast for large-scale military activities but is saying little about what the exercises involve

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Lawyer says client unaware she had poison that killed Korean
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Lawyer says client unaware she had poison that killed Korean

A lawyer for one of the two women accused of poisoning the half brother of North Korea's leader says he has doubts about the chemists' report that showed the banned VX nerve agent was used as he examined evidence for a trial set for October.

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Migrant boat sinks off Turkey, at least 7 dead

Turkey's state-run news agency says a boat carrying migrants to a Greek island has sunk, killing five children and two adults on board

Quake destruction at Nepal temples a boon for woodcarvers
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Quake destruction at Nepal temples a boon for woodcarvers

The destruction of Nepalese temples wrought by two massive 2015 earthquakes has become an opportunity for the country's traditional woodcarvers

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The Latest: 40 injured, 1 seriously, in Spanish train crash

Emergency services say 40 people received medical treatment after a morning commuter train they were traveling on crashed into the buffers in a station in northeastern Barcelona early Friday

The Latest: Jordan charges Israeli embassy guard with murder
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The Latest: Jordan charges Israeli embassy guard with murder

Jordan's attorney general has filed murder charges against an Israeli embassy guard in the shooting deaths of two Jordanians

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Barclays puts more cash aside for mis-selling claims

Barclays set aside another 700 million pounds ($915 million) to cover compensation claims.

The Latest: Sharif formally steps down as Pakistan's PM
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The Latest: Sharif formally steps down as Pakistan's PM

A spokesman for Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif says the premier has formally stepped down after a court order disqualified him from serving

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Spain: 50 injured in train station accident in Barcelona

Emergency services say some 50 people have been injured when a morning commuter train crashed into the buffers in a station in northeastern Barcelona

Rio's Olympics 1 year later: The good, the bad and the ugly
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Rio's Olympics 1 year later: The good, the bad and the ugly

A year after Rio Olympics, a city fractured by mountains and searing inequality remains largely unchanged except for empty sports arenas looking for a purpose