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Kim Jong-Nam Suffered 'Painful Death within 20 Minutes' of Attack

Kim Jong-Nam was dead within 20 minutes of being attacked and would have suffered a "very painful death" as his major organs shut down, Malaysia's health minister said Sunday. 

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Russia Frees Opposition Activist Jailed for Protesting

Russia on Sunday released a prominent opposition activist from jail, after a court quashed a sentence that made him the only person convicted under a tough law against public protests. 

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Truck Plows into New Orleans Mardi Gras Parade, 28 Injured

A suspected drunk driver plowed a pickup truck into a Mardi Gras parade Saturday in New Orleans, leaving 28 people injured, including children, officials said.

"At this time it appears that it's a subject who was highly intoxicated, who struck a number of vehicles and then veered off hitting a whole bunch of innocent people," New Orleans Police Chief Michael Harrison told reporters.

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Airport where Kim Killed 'Safe' as Suspects Say They were Tricked

The Kuala Lumpur airport terminal where Kim Jong-Nam was assassinated with a lethal nerve agent was given the all clear Sunday, as two women suspected of carrying out the attack insisted they thought they were taking part in a prank video.

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Refugees Make Up Bulk of Crossings from U.S. to Canada

Most of the hundreds of people streaming over the US border into Canada in recent weeks are asylum-seekers, coming from Syria, Yemen, Turkey or Sudan, according to the United Nations' refugee point man in the country.

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Guatemala's Volcano of Fire Erupts

Guatemala's Volcano of Fire erupted Saturday, spewing lava and sending up plumes of ash that rained down on nearby communities and could eventually reach the capital, civil protection authorities said.

The Volcan de Fuego, one of the country's three active volcanoes, is located about 45 kilometers (28 miles) southwest of the capital Guatemala City. It was the volcano's second eruption this year.

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Iran's Ahmadinejad Writes Open Letter to Trump

Iran's ex-president Mahmud Ahmadinejad published Sunday an open letter to Donald Trump, welcoming his criticism of the U.S. political system but taking issue with his visa ban and attitude to women.

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Yes, Le Pen Could Win in France

With the polls narrowing and one of her main rivals embroiled in an expenses scandal, far-right leader Marine Le Pen could feasibly become French president in May, senior politicians and commentators say.

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Iran's Rouhani to Run for Second Term

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has decided to run for re-election in May, the vice-president for parliamentary affairs said on Sunday, according to state news agency IRNA. 

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France Sends Backup to Niger after 16 Troops Killed

France is to send a contingent of counterterror forces to help the army in Niger after militants ambushed a military patrol killing 16, the defense ministry said. 

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