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South Korean soldier given suspended jail term for gay sex

A South Korean military court has given an army captain a suspended six-month prison sentence for having sex with another male soldier.

The captain was convicted on Wednesday of violating the Military Criminal Act which states that a soldier engaging in sodomy or "other disgraceful conduct" can be put in …

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NATO troop increase plan draws criticism in Afghanistan

As NATO allies converge in Brussels for a key summit, one topic on the agenda will be a potential increase in the number of troops in Afghanistan - a move met with strong opposition by many in Kabul.

The prospect of a troop surge might have drawn considerable support in Brussels …

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Afghan plane forced to fly back after MPs miss flight

Afghan aviation authorities have filed an official complaint against two members of parliament after a Bamiyan-bound flight they missed was forced to return to the capital when men on the ground prevented the plane from landing.

Kam Air flight RQ-814 took off from Kabul on Tuesday with 30 passengers on …

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Manchester attack: May to tell Trump to stop intelligence leaks

Britain has suspended intelligence sharing on the Manchester bombing with the US after American officials leaked information to the media. US officials released the suspected bomber's name and other details of the investigation into the deadly attack at the Manchester Arena Monday night, irking British investigators scrambling to keep details …

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Tunisian businessmen arrested in 'war on corruption'

Tunisia declared a "war on corruption" on Wednesday after the arrest of three businessmen and a customs officer suspected of graft and financing protests. Corruption was widespread under Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, the president who was ousted in a 2011 uprising, and has remained endemic since.

"In the war …

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Twitter updates its emoji set with full Emoji 5.0 support

Twitter designer Bryan Haggerty has shared today that the social media platform has updated its emoji to include all of the new images available with the Emoji 5.0 release.

This update brings all of the 69 new images (239 with skin tone variations and duplicates) that are included in …

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Kim K Deletes Manchester Bombing Tweet🐦💣 After Backlash

“Concerts are supposed to be a place where u can let loose & have fun. So scary not to feel safe in this world. @arianagrande I love you,” the reality star wrote along with a picture of herself, sister Kendall Jenner, and Grande, which was taken at Kanye West’s September …

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Britain "furious" after US leaks Manchester attack evidence

Police hunting the terror network behind the Manchester Arena bombing have stopped passing information to the US on the investigation as a major transatlantic row erupted over leaks of key evidence in the US, according to a report.

The police, Downing Street and the Home Office refused to comment on …

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Embattled Michel Temer deploys troops to streets

Brazil's president ordered federal troops to restore order in the country's capital, Brasilia, after some ministries were evacuated during clashes between police and protesters seeking Michel Temer's ouster.

Temer is struggling to retain power after the release of a recording that appears to capture him approving hush money for a …

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Venezuela prosecutor: Protest victim 'killed by National Guard'

A student who died at an anti-government protest in Caracas last month was killed by a tear gas canister fired by the National Guard, Venezuela's chief prosecutor says.

In a news conference, Chief Prosecutor Luisa Ortega said witness statements and forensic evidence showed that Juan Pablo Pernalete had been hit …

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US army 'lost track of $1bn worth of arms'

The US army has failed to monitor over $1bn worth of arms and other military equipment transfers to Kuwait and Iraq, Amnesty International says in a report citing a 2016 US government audit.

The now-declassified document by the US Department of Defence (DoD) audit, was obtained by the rights group …

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Al-Shabab claims deadly Mogadishu attack

A bombing claimed by the al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabab group has killed eight people and injured 15 more in the Somali capital, according to a spokesman for Mogadishu's mayor.

Bombings are a near-daily occurrence in Mogadishu. Most are claimed by al-Shabab, an armed group that is fighting to overthrow the UN-backed government …

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