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‘We’ve taken 8000 people to North Korea’

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 US student Otto Frederick Warmbier was arrested …

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Police swoop on Bali jail escapees

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 still on the run. Picture: Lukman S. Bintoro TWO of the four prisoners who brazenly escaped from Bali’s …

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N Korea: Trump’s a ‘psychopath’

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 US President Donald Trump had offered to …

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‘Don’t touch the dogs of hell’

Marawi, on the southern island of Mindanao, has become the latest victim of Islamic State linked attacks beyond the Middle East. Since declaring martial law on the city, Philippines’ President Rodrigo Duterte has apologised for the military offensive that has left Marawi in ruins.  Philippines’ President Rodrigo Duterte holds a wad …

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Obama’s having way too much fun

Maybe Obama will get to indulge his kiteboarding skills on a new holiday in Indonesia. Picture: Hijack.life/Virgin.com / JACK BROCKWAY HE’S been kitesurfing in the Virgin Islands with Richard Branson, partying in his home state of Hawaii with Oprah Winfrey and island-hopping in Tahiti with Tom Hanks and Bruce Springsteen …

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Landslide death toll could hit 140

More than 100 people are feared dead in a landslide in China. Picture: Xinhua News Agency. RESCUERS have pulled 15 bodies from a massive landslide in China as the search continues for more than 100 others still trapped. Only three survivors – a couple and their one-month-old baby – have …

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No death penalty for alleged Bali bomber

Families have gathered at the Coogee Beach Bali Memorial to remember the victims of the 2002 bombings. Hambali has been charged over the 2002 Bali bombings. Picture: Supplied AUSTRALIA will do whatever it can to help bring alleged Bali bomber Hambali to justice but will not advocate the death penalty, …

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North Korea breaks silence on Otto

Friends and family members gather in Wyoming, Ohio to say goodbye to student Otto Warmbier who died days after being returned to the U.S. in a coma following 17 months in captivity in North Korea. Otto Warmbier was released by North Korea in a coma last week after almost a …

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Punisher’s bloodbath backfires

President Rodrigo ‘The Punisher’ Duterte has a controversial, deadly take on stamping out drug crimes in the Philippines. Philippine’s President Rodrigo Duterte. Picture: AFP Photo/Noel Celis LAUNCHED a year ago, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s brutal war on drugs has resulted in thousands of deaths, yet the street price of crystal …

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Inside Kim’s sick torture rooms

Friends and family members gather in Wyoming, Ohio to say goodbye to student Otto Warmbier who died days after being returned to the U.S. in a coma following 17 months in captivity in North Korea. Kenneth Bae, a Korean-American Christian missionary was detained in North Korea for more than a …

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