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Optimism in Iraq fuels revived interest in vintage cars

AP - 2 min 44 sec ago
BAGHDAD (AP) — When Iraqi forces drove Islamic State militants out of eastern Mosul a year ago, Nashwan Shakir Mahmoud raced back to his home, hoping that his red and white 1955 Chevrolet coupe had survived three years of war and upheaval. 2018-01-16T20:16:00-05:00 2018-01-17T01:16:10-05:00
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2 Koreas talk about Olympic cooperation ahead of IOC meeting

AP - 14 min 50 sec ago
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The two Koreas are meeting Wednesday for the third time in less than 10 days to continue their discussions on Olympics cooperation, days ahead of talks with the IOC on North Korean participation in the upcoming Winter Games in the South. 2018-01-16T19:26:00-05:00 2018-01-17T00:26:22-05:00
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Bitcoin exchange rate down more than 25%

TASS [Russian State News] - 20 min 31 sec ago
In early August 2017, cryptocurrency was divided into classic bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash

Serbian president set to visit Kosovo and Metohija

TASS [Russian State News] - 37 min 36 sec ago
Vucic is set to meet with Kosovo Serbs in the the cities of Kosovska Mitrovica, Gracanica and Laplje Selo

Optimism in Iraq fuels revived interest in vintage cars

WASHINGTON POST - 45 min 52 sec ago
Members of a small Iraqi community of vintage car aficionados are hoping to rekindle their passion now that the war against the Islamic State group is over.

Japanese train barks like a dog to prevent accidents

BBC - 47 min 3 sec ago
Railway experiment hopes to put an end to collisions with deer drawn to the track.

Russian tourist flow to Japan grows nearly 41% in 2017 — agency

TASS [Russian State News] - 47 min 25 sec ago
Last year, a record high number of foreign tourists (nearly 28.8 mln) visited Japan

A nuclear North Korea is bringing back Cold War paranoia

WASHINGTON POST - 1 hour 54 sec ago
False alarms and hysteria shadow efforts to calm tensions with North Korea.

Myanmar police shoot dead seven protesters in troubled Rakhine

REUTERS - 1 hour 20 min ago
YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar police shot dead seven demonstrators and 12 were injured in troubled Rakhine State, after a local gathering celebrating an ancient Buddhist Arakan kingdom turned violent.

Argentines try to understand why the pope won’t return home

WASHINGTON POST - 1 hour 31 min ago
Pope Francis has flown over the massive Andes cordillera, visited the poor in several slums and rubbed shoulders with presidents in six visits to Latin America. But in five years as pope, he has never returned home to Argentina.

North Korea ready to send its delegation to PyeongChang Paralympics

TASS [Russian State News] - 1 hour 33 min ago
South Korea will host the Paralympics on March 9-18 after the Winter Olympics

China says it doesn't need Taiwan's permission to open new air route

REUTERS - 1 hour 46 min ago
BEIJING/TAIPEI (Reuters) - China said on Wednesday that it does not need Taiwan's permission to open new air routes, after the self-ruled island complained that a new route over the narrow Taiwan Strait that separates the two posed a security and safety risk.

AP Photos: Bulls pampered a year fight for a day in Nepal

WASHINGTON POST - 1 hour 46 min ago
The bulls have easy lives for most of the year. They don’t pull plows or wagons. They are fed eggs, rice, corn and buttermilk.

Pope heads to Chile indigenous area after churches burned

AP - 1 hour 52 min ago
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Looking to put Chile's sex abuse scandal behind him, Pope Francis dives Wednesday into another divisive issue roiling the South American nation: the plight of the indigenous Mapuche and their long-running conflicts with government authorities. 2018-01-16T19:07:00-05:00 2018-01-17T00:07:09-05:00
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Argentines try to understand why the pope won't return home

AP - 1 hour 52 min ago
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Pope Francis has flown over the massive Andes cordillera, visited the poor in several slums and rubbed shoulders with presidents in six visits to Latin America. But in five years as pope, he has never returned home to Argentina. 2018-01-16T19:15:00-05:00 2018-01-17T00:15:48-05:00
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'Mama warrior' in Miami aids children of deported migrants

AP - 1 hour 52 min ago
MIAMI (AP) — The 29-year-old Mexican farmworker was stressed and afraid. Her husband had just been detained by immigration authorities as he left a South Florida construction site and was about to be deported. She feared the same would soon happen to her. What would become of her two kids? 2018-01-16T19:05:00-05:00 2018-01-17T00:05:25-05:00
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Father-of-two deported after 30 years in US

BBC - 1 hour 58 min ago
Jorge Garcia was brought illegally to the US aged 10.

'Mama warrior' in Miami aids children of deported migrants

AP - 2 hours 3 min ago
MIAMI (AP) — Nora Sandigo is an immigration activist in South Florida who has accepted responsibility for 1,250 children of migrants. 2018-01-16T19:00:00-05:00 2018-01-17T00:00:58-05:00
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Japan government tells public broadcaster not to repeat false missile alert

REUTERS - 2 hours 3 min ago
TOKYO (Reuters) - The Japanese government called on public broadcaster NHK on Wednesday to make sure a false alarm warning of a North Korean missile launch will not be repeated, with tensions still high because of the North's missile and nuclear programs.

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