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North Korea said Tuesday it planned to launch an “Earth observation satellite." It said the launch is part of its peaceful space program. Countries in northeast Asia are being forced to either support economic sanctions against the North or accept that it is a nuclear state.
Americans are split on how their next president should talk about Islamic extremism. A study says 65 percent of Republicans want the next president to speak directly, even critically, about Islamic extremism. But among Democrats, 70 percent said they want the next president to speak carefully.
People can now carry guns openly in public in the southwestern state of Texas. The new law is receiving support and criticism. Some private businesses are banning guns on their property.
His trip to the Islamic Society in Baltimore, Maryland was the first time he had been to a Muslim religious center in the United States during his presidency.
Officials in the southwestern state of Texas have reported what may be the first case of the Zika virus being transmitted in the United States by sexual contact.
South Korea and Japan joined the United States Wednesday in urging North Korea to cancel plans to send a long-range rocket into space. Japan has ordered its forces to shoot down the rocket if it threatens its territory.
Spokesman John Kirby, speaking Monday, said U.S. officials have seen Saudi media reports of the detentions, and that diplomats are in contact with authorities in Riyadh. He told reporters he could not verify "the actual truth of these reports."
Another suspected suicide bombing took place Monday in Kabul, Afghanistan leaving at least 20 dead and close to 30 people wounded. The bombing is the latest in a series of Taliban attacks in Kabul the past few days.
He’s a living legend in Pakistani sports and a key member of the legislature in Pakistan. Meet Imran Khan and his hope for the Taliban in making peace with the Afghan government.
Close to 700 dogs, cats, horses and pigs were rescued from a shelter in North Carolina. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is working with North Carolina to remove and rehab the animals.
The Iowa vote finished with Ted Cruz as the leader in the Republican primary caucus race. Among Democrats, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders were only slightly apart when the polling was counted after midnight. The Iowa caucus, or primary, is the first in the U.S. for a final election in November.
Republican Senator from Tennessee Bob Corker is the Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. He shared his thoughts about peace talks on Syria, sanctions on North Korea and the nuclear deal with Iran.
A British court ruled Tareena Shakil guilty of membership in the Islamic State terror group. It also convicted her of encouraging acts of terrorism.The court sentenced her to six years in prison.
Many are calling the new legislature in Myanmar, also known as Burma, the first democratically elected group of lawmakers in more than 50 years. However, who will take the role of president remains a big question.
Women are making progress, but they are still not making as much as men, according to a World Economic Forum report. Based on current trends, it will take women 126 years to win wage equality, the report’s authors say. The most equity occurs in Northern European nations.
A month after the New Year’s attacks on women in Cologne, German’s policy of admitting refugees from the Middle East and Africa is being questioned. But also being examined are how the police, news media and German politicians responded. German officials have named 35 suspects in the attacks.
Four miners were rescued in eastern China after spending 36 days underground, reported the country’s state-run news agency. Thirteen others are missing and believed dead in a gypsum mine collapse that took place in December last year.
People in Thailand are treating dolls that look like real children as if they are good luck angels. Authorities worry that the craze will grow superstition. There is a dark side to the dolls that includes drug trafficking.
An 8-year-old girl describes what it was like when federal agents entered her home looking for illegal immigrants. She said the agents searched her home, but did not find a family member hiding in a bedroom with her three boys.
Researchers say policies designed to protect companies from cyber-attacks are not strong enough, and many computers have outdated software.
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