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Researchers penetrate North Korea’s totalitarian fog

Longmont, Colorado—In an anonymous office building in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains, in a part of Colorado where cattle ranches fade into strip malls, a gravel-voiced man with a Brooklyn accent is moving through the streets of Pyongyang. 

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Clinton’s strong debate show seen as warning

Washington—Hillary Rodham Clinton’s polished performance in the first Democratic debate served more than anything as a warning to the chaotic Republican field about her likely strength in a general election. 

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US hits China on religious freedom, urges lawyer’s release

Washington—US Secretary of State John Kerry appealed last Wednesday for the release of a Chinese Christian human-rights lawyer detained ahead of a planned meeting with the top US envoy in late August. 

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Clinton subjected to hack bids from China, South Korea, Germany

Washington—Hillary Rodham Clinton’s private e-mail server, which stored some 55,000 pages of e-mails from her time as secretary of state, was the subject of attempted cyberattacks originating in China, South Korea and Germany after she left office in early 2013, according to a congressional document obtained by The Associated Press. 

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Secret wormwood project wins Nobel for Chinese scientist

Beijing—The time could not have been more hostile for Chinese scientists. Research came to a virtual halt and intellectuals were routinely persecuted. But Tu Youyou, then a 39-year-old researcher, was summoned to join a secretive military project during the Cultural Revolution to find a cure for malaria for soldiers in North Vietnam. 

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Obama hits Putin on Syria, but dismisses ‘proxy war’

Washington— United States President Barack Obama vehemently rejected Russia’s military actions in Syria as self-defeating, and dismissed the idea that Moscow was strengthening its hand in the region. He vowed not to let the conflict become a US-Russia “proxy war.”

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Nepalis adapt to Indian ‘unofficial’ fuel blockade

Kathmandu, Nepal—India’s unofficial blockade of Nepal has put a crunch on this Himalayan nation, with cars lining up for miles around gasoline stations, schools shutting down, vegetables in short supply and taxis charging four times the normal fare.

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UN summit OKs 15-year anti-poverty blueprint

United Nations—With the bang of a gavel, international leaders approved an ambitious 15-year plan to tackle the world’s biggest problems, from eradicating poverty to preserving the planet to reducing inequality. Now comes the tough part: Drumming up support and money to achieve the goals and transform the world.

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Saudi Arabia accused of neglect over deadly disaster at hajj

Mina, Saudi Arabia—Saudi Arabia faced new accusations of neglect in the hajj disaster that killed over 700 people, the second tragedy at this year’s pilgrimage overseen by the kingdom’s rulers who base their legitimacy, in part, on protecting Islam’s holiest sites.

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Europe’s aging economies may gain from migrants

Brussels—The greatest influx of people into Europe in decades is not just a humanitarian emergency, but also a potential stroke of luck for many countries facing the economic threat of an aging population.

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