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Meet North Korea’s Newest Missile

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Experts say North Korea’s new intercontinental ballistic missile is its most advanced yet. Here’s why. NYT > Asia Pacific

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Trilobites: Hundreds of Fossilized Pterosaur Eggs Uncovered in China

Trilobites By NICHOLAS ST. FLEUR Welcome to Pterosaur Park. Paleontologists have uncovered more than 200 fossilized eggs belonging to the flying reptiles that soared during the age of dinosaurs. The discovery, which was announced Thursday in the journal Science, is ...

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In Bangladesh, Pope Francis Gets Closer to Saying ‘Rohingya’

Advertisement DHAKA, Bangladesh — After staying uncharacteristically quiet in Myanmar about the persecution of that nation’s Muslim Rohingya minority, Pope Francis began to find his voice on the humanitarian crisis upon arriving here on Thursday afternoon. Speaking behind a flower-covered ...

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New Zealand Examines Matt Lauer’s Ranch Purchase After His Firing

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — The ripples from the firing of Matt Lauer as the co-host of the “Today” morning news show have hit the world of New Zealand property, where officials are already scrutinizing the role of foreign buyers in ...

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Beijing Razes Migrant Neighborhoods, Evicting Tens of Thousands

BEIJING — At night on the edges of Beijing, the migrant workers who keep China’s capital city fed, cleaned, swept and supplied wait in fear of a knock on the door that could ruin their hopes of finding a better ...

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North Korea’s New Missile Is Bigger and More Powerful, Photos Suggest

SEOUL, South Korea — The intercontinental ballistic missile North Korea launched this week was a new type of missile bigger and more powerful than any the country had tested before, South Korean officials said on Thursday. Photos from the North’s ...

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China Draws Myanmar Closer as the World Turns Away

BEIJING — For the second time in a week, one of Myanmar’s top leaders is visiting Beijing, as international criticism over the brutal purge of Rohingya Muslims is bringing the neighboring countries together. Casting aside past misgivings about China’s one-party ...

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30 Years Later, Gay Man’s Fall From Australian Cliff Is Ruled a Hate Crime

SYDNEY, Australia — Almost 30 years after an American mathematician’s body was found at the bottom of a Sydney cliff, a coroner has concluded that he was the victim of an anti-gay hate crime. Since 1988, Scott Johnson’s family has ...

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