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U.S. missionary jailed in North Korea feels "abandoned" - paper

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U.S. missionary jailed in North Korea feels "abandoned" - paper

SEOUL (Reuters) - A U.S. missionary imprisoned in North Korea since 2012 has said he feels abandoned by his government and has appealed again for help in securing his release, a pro-North Korea newspa...


Food supplies cut to rebel stronghold in east Ukraine

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Food supplies cut to rebel stronghold in east Ukraine

KIEV/DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - Food supplies have been cut to the rebel stronghold of Luhansk in eastern Ukraine during a military offensive on the city by government forces, local officials said on...

U.N. religion expert concerned over 'interrupted' Vietnam visit

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U.N. religion expert concerned over 'interrupted' Vietnam visit

HANOI (Reuters) - A U.N. expert expressed worry on Thursday over "serious violations" of religious freedom in Vietnam following a fact-finding mission he said was interrupted by surveillance...

Taxis, planes and viruses: How deadly Ebola can spread

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Taxis, planes and viruses: How deadly Ebola can spread

LONDON (Reuters) - For scientists tracking the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa, it's not about complex virology and genotyping, but about how contagious microbes - like humans - use planes, bikes an...

Marine Le Pen could knock out Socialists in French president race - poll

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Marine Le Pen could knock out Socialists in French president race - poll

PARIS (Reuters) - French far-right leader Marine Le Pen would reach the final round of a presidential election if voters were to vote now, winning more votes than any mainstream party in the first rou...

Ukraine says suspends attacks to let experts reach crash site, rebels deny

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Ukraine says suspends attacks to let experts reach crash site, rebels deny

KIEV/DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - Ukraine said on Thursday it had suspended offensive operations in its military campaign in east Ukraine to help international experts reach the downed Malaysian airlin...

China trial of Uighur scholar within weeks, imam reported killed

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China trial of Uighur scholar within weeks, imam reported killed

BEIJING (Reuters) - A prominent ethnic Uighur professor from China's Xinjiang could be tried on separatism charges within weeks, his lawyer said on Thursday, as a senior pro-government Islamic leader ...