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They fled North Korea for a better life. Here are their stories of struggle under Kim Jong Un.

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In six months of interviews in South Korea and Thailand, The Washington Post talked with more than 25 North Koreans from different walks of life who escaped the brutal regime of the “Great Successor.”
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Mexico: Cocaine found in apparent Social Security truck

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Mexican authorities have seized more than 800 pounds (371 kilograms) of cocaine being transported toward the U.S. border inside a truck bearing the markings of the country’s Social Security Institute.
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Senior Chinese envoy in North Korea amid chill in ties

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The highest-level Chinese envoy to North Korea in two years held meetings in the country’s capital to try to improve relations that have soured over Beijing’s tightening of sanctions and expressions of support for President Donald Trump’s calls for more pressure on the North to abandon its nuclear weapons program.
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Hospital says N. Korean soldier’s condition stabilizing

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The condition of a North Korean soldier severely wounded by gunfire while escaping to South Korea is gradually improving after two surgeries but it’s too early to tell whether he makes a recovery, hospital officials said Saturday
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Mexico enacts law targeting disappearances

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Mexico’s President Enrique Pena Nieto has signed a new law aimed at addressing the country’s staggering number of unsolved disappearances.
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Strong predawn earthquake jolts Tibet; no casualties

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A predawn 6.9 magnitude earthquake jolted a remote corner of Tibet early Saturday, with no reported casualties.
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Russia again vetoes extension of chemical experts in Syria

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Russia again vetoed a U.N. resolution Friday that would extend the mandate of the expert body charged with determining responsibility for chemical weapons attacks in Syria, dooming its operation and making it exceedingly difficult to hold anyone accountable for the deaths of hundreds of civilian victims.
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U.N. pleads for end of Yemen blockade or ‘untold thousands’ will die

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Yemen has 7 million people on the brink of famine, but without the reopening of all ports, that number could grow by 3.2 million, U.N. officials say.
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‘Any Russians?’: Sessions pokes fun at fervor over Kremlin-related dealings in convention speech

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Three days after he was grilled on Capitol Hill, the attorney general opened with jokes on the subject.
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Alarm grows in Britain over Russian meddling in Brexit vote

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New investigations released this week suggest the Russians meddled in Britain’s referendum last year to leave the European Union, placing an already weakened Prime Minister Theresa May in an awkward position — just when she needs to be her strongest in Brexit negotiations.
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A Navy pilot drew a penis in the sky. It's not the first time something like this has been investigated.

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The male genitalia was drawn in smoke by a two-person Navy EA-18G Growler jet.
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News photographer who protested White House restrictions produces revealing shot of Trump a day later

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A photo of Trump awkwardly trying to execute a group handshake in Manila shows the value of an independent press
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Canada is much friendlier than the U.S. when it comes to working mothers

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But both countries could do much more to close the gender pay gap.
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Amid growing isolation, North Korea falls back on close ties with Cuba

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Ri Yong Ho's visit comes as Cuba's relationship with the United States continues to deteriorate.
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The New York Times tried to explain sari fashion — and became the laughingstock of India

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To fabricate a conspiracy theory around our beloved sari is not only Orientalist; it’s just plain stupid.
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The European parties accused of being influenced by Russia

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Several European parties — ranging from the far right to the far left — are under scrutiny.
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Iraqi forces retake last town under Islamic State control

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Although the group’s “caliphate” has crumbled, fighting continues in the vast desert region bordering Syria.
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Big anti-Mugabe rally planned in Zimbabwe as president hangs on

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Just days after Zimbabwe's military detained President Robert Mugabe, he turned up at a university graduation, with no indication that his 37-year reign was about to end. But the country's fragmented opposition seemed to finally unite around calls for Mugabe's resignation.
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3 things we learned at this week's U.N. climate change meeting

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It's not clear who can fill the gap created by Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris agreement.
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Scuffle at Jerusalem's Western Wall pits American Jews against Netanyahu

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Israel's prime minister reneged on a promise to open up part of the Western Wall for non-Orthodox Jews.
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