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300 Passengers Evacuated from Korean Air Plane at Tokyo Airport

About 300 passengers and crew members were evacuated from a Korean Air Boeing 777 at Tokyo's Haneda airport after one of the engines caught fire, officials said Friday.

TV footage from the airport showed the plane, which was bound for South Korea's Gimpo International, surrounded by red fire trucks and with the area around its left wing doused in foam. The plane's inflatable emergency evacuation slides had all been deployed.

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N. Korea Slams Obama's 'Childish' Hiroshima Visit

Nuclear-armed North Korea has ridiculed US President Barack Obama's visit to Hiroshima as the "childish" diplomatic ploy of a "nuclear war fanatic."

In a commentary released late Thursday, the North's official KCNA news agency said Obama's decision to become the first sitting US president to visit the site of the 1945 atomic bomb strike was an act of stunning hypocrisy.

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S. Korea Navy Fires Warning Shots after North Incursion

A South Korean naval vessel fired warning shots Friday after a North Korean patrol boat and fishing boat crossed the countries' disputed maritime border, Seoul's defence ministry said.

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G7 Meets Developing Countries amid China Concerns

Leaders from the Group of Seven advanced democracies met Friday with representatives of emerging and developing countries in Asia and Africa.

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Trump Claims Enough Delegates for Republican Nomination

Donald Trump claimed Thursday to have secured the support of enough delegates to become the Republican presidential nominee, vaulting past the threshold of 1,237 needed to win the party's primary race.

The accomplishment caps an extraordinary rise by a political neophyte whose campaign was widely derided as a distraction last June when he first announced his candidacy.

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Clinton: Email Controversy Won't Affect My White House Bid

Hillary Clinton defended her use of a private email server for official correspondence while U.S. Secretary of State, insisting her actions were no different than that of her predecessors.

One day after the release of a critical State Department investigation faulting her use of personal email for government business, Clinton vowed that she would not allow the issue to dog her campaign.

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German Parliament Draws Up Armenian 'Genocide' Resolution

The German parliament is preparing a resolution that qualifies the massacre of Armenians by Ottoman forces as "genocide", a move that risks stirring anger in Turkey.

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Speculation Abounds over New Taliban Chief's Leaked Photo

An ordinary, albeit strikingly clear, headshot of the secretive Afghan Taliban's newly appointed chieftain has triggered a flurry of speculation over the motive behind its release.

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London Mayor Kicks Off 'Positive' Pro-EU Campaign

London's new mayor Mayor Sadiq Khan told AFP on Thursday he was pushing a "positive case" for staying in the EU rather than simply predicting doom if Britain votes out.

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Merkel Says G7 Has No Plans to Lift Russia Sanctions

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday that the Group of Seven has no plan to withdraw sanctions slapped on Russia over its involvement in the conflict in eastern Ukraine.

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