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Grim picture inside Japan’s palace

Japanese media say the monarch on the Chrysanthemum Throne is ready to retire, reports the palace denies. This is what the emperor will leave behind. Newly wed Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako smile at wellwishers as a 29-car motorcade leaves the Imperial Palace for a four-kilometer parade to …

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Fidget spinner factories get greedy

This talented pooched doesn’t let his snack get in the way of playing with his fidget spinner. The spinner craze seems to have made it’s way to dogs and Tim Snyder’s pet has mastered the art. The dog showed off his talent while snacking on a treat in his backyard. …

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Police search jail escape tunnel

Australian man Shaun Davidson is among four foreign inmates who staged a daring escape from Bali’s Kerobokan prison, while two were captured in East Timor by authorities. Police show pictures of the Kerobokan jail escapees Shaun Edward Davidson or Eddie Lonsdale or Michael John Bayman from Australia, Sayed Mohammed Said …

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Terrifying theory in Aussie escapee case

Australian man Shaun Davidson is among four foreign inmates who staged a daring escape from Bali’s Kerobokan prison, while two were captured in East Timor by authorities. Australian Shaun Davidson may have vanished to another island after escaping Bali’s Kerobokan prison to avoid deportation back to an Australian jail. Picture: …

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‘Kim Jong-un murdered Otto’

Otto Warmbier, the U.S. college student imprisoned in North Korea for more than a year before returning home in a coma last week, has died. Photo: Reuters American student Otto Warmbier cries while speaking to reporters in Pyongyang, North Korea. Picture: AP REPUBLICANS have put pressure on the White House …

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US scrambles jets after Otto’s ‘murder’

The US has sent two B-1B bombers over the Korean Peninsula. THE United States flew two supersonic bombers over the Korean Peninsula on Tuesday in a show of force against North Korea, South Korean officials said. The US often sends powerful warplanes in times of heightened animosities with North Korea, …

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The great fall of China is coming

China and North Korea’s relationship dates to the 1940s. But experts question whether Pyongyang’s ambition for a sophisticated nuclear-weapons program is testing the strength of their alliance. Photo: Reuters Chinese honour guards. Picture: AFP Photo/Wang Zhao COULD China be witnessing the beginnings of its own end? The vast majority of …

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IS militants kidnap human shields

Philippine police special action forces ride to the frontline on the southern island of Mindanao earlier this week as the armed conflict between government troops and Islamist militants intensifies. Picture: AFP PHOTO / Ted ALJIBE HUNDREDS of militants allied to IS stormed a town in the Philippines taking several villagers …

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Fresh questions over Aussie’s jail break

Australian man Shaun Davidson is among four foreign inmates who staged a daring escape from Bali’s Kerobokan prison, while two were captured in East Timor by authorities. Australian Shaun Edward Davidson is one of four prisoners to launch a daring escape from Kerobokan prison in Bali. Picture: Lukman S. Bintoro …

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Kim may be ready to back down

President Donald Trump and Press Secretary Sean Spicer commented Tuesday on American student Otto Warmbier, who died just days after his release from North Korea. Trump said Warmbier’s death was a “total disgrace,” and he should have been brought home sooner. Photo: AP North Korean leader Kim Jong-un walks along …

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