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South Korean advance team goes to North for pre-Olympic events S Korean team goes to North for pre-Olympic events

Under a deal approved by the International Olympic Committee, the Koreas will field its first unified Olympic team


Quake shakes Indonesia's Java, Jakarta Quake shakes Indonesia

The 6.0 magnitude quake is centered offshore western Java at a depth of about 43 kilometers (27 miles)


Reuters journalists in court over charges Myanmar secrecy law

Reuters journalists appear in Myanmar court

The two police officers had worked in Rakhine state, where security forces are widely blamed for rights abuses against Rohingya Muslims


Syria offensive: Turkey warns US over Kurdish militia group Turkey warns US over Kurdish militia

Turkey considers the militia a terrorist group, and an extension of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) which wants Kurdish autonomy within Turkey


Avalanche kills one in Japan ski resort after volcanic eruption
One killed in Japan avalanche

At least 14 people have also been injured, several of them critically


Afghan Intercontinental Hotel attack: Death toll in Kabul reaches 22 Deaths in Afghan hotel attack reach 22

Some 160 people have been rescued after Afghan troops fought through Saturday night to regain control of the building


Jerusalem: US embassy to move by end of 2019 – Pence US in Jerusalem embassy move 'next year'

The status of Jerusalem goes to the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict


Liberia’s new President takes office Liberia’s new President takes office

George Weah, a former international football star, was sworn in at noon inside the Samuel Kanyon Doe Stadium near the capital city of Monrovia


US shutdown ends as Congress passes bill US shutdown ends as Congress passes bill

The spending bill passed the Senate by 81-18 and the House of Representatives by 266-150 earlier on Monday


Pope Francis sorry for upsetting abuse victims Pope Francis sorry for upsetting abuse victims

"I apologise to them if I hurt them without realising it, but it was a wound that I inflicted without meaning to," says the Pope on Monday


Dozens of flights canceled at Denver airport due to storm Dozens of flights canceled at Denver airport due to storm

The Federal Aviation Administration also is using a ground delay to space out planes arriving at the Denver airport


Senate talks fall short, shutdown extends into workweek Senate talks fall short, shutdown extends into workweek

The White House and GOP leaders said they would not negotiate with Democrats on immigration until the government is reopened


Indian president sacks 20 lawmakers for holding office of profit Indian president sacks 20 lawmakers for holding office of profit

The president's action comes, two days after the Election Commission recommends the disqualification of the lawmakers from the Delhi Assembly


Landslide kills 13 in Colombia Landslide kills 13 in Colombia

The landslide struck an area not far from the town of Tuquerres in Narino on Saturday


Bombing at market in southern Thailand kills 3, injures 18 Bombing at market in southern Thailand kills 3, injures 18

More than 6,500 people have been killed in the violence since 2004

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