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U.N. Security Council Strongly Condemns N. Korea Missile Test

The U.N. Security Council strongly condemned North Korea's test-firing of a missile on Friday, saying that the launch violated U.N. resolutions even if it was a failure.

The council demanded that North Korea refrain from further actions in violation of resolutions barring Pyongyang from developing ballistic missile technology.

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Gunmen Kidnap Four Indonesian Sailors off Malaysia

Gunmen have abducted four Indonesian sailors and shot and wounded one crew member on the high seas off the east coast of Malaysia's Sabah state, waters where Abu Sayyaf militants are known to operate, a senior police official said Saturday.

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New Strong Quake Hits Japan, Fresh Damage, Injuries Reported

A powerful earthquake hit southern Japan early Saturday, authorities said, sending panicked residents from their homes and damaging buildings in a region where nerves were already frayed by a swarm of strong shaking.

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Russia 'More Dangerous than IS', Says Poland Foreign Minister

Russia is more dangerous than the Islamic State group, Poland's Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski told reporters Friday during a visit to Slovakia.

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Former Coup Leader Assoumani Elected Comoros President

Former coup leader Azali Assoumani was narrowly elected president of the Comoros archipelago islands, according to official results released Friday, after a tense wait for ballots to be counted.

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Anti-Refugee Knife Man in Court for Slashing Cologne Mayor

Germany on Friday put on trial a man accused of stabbing Cologne's mayor in the neck in a suspected violent protest against her welcoming stance towards refugees.

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Radicalized Swede on Trial Accused of Building Bomb

A radicalized Swede, who was arrested after his mother reported him to authorities, went on trial charged with terror offenses Friday after he allegedly tried to build a bomb similar to ones used in the 2013 Boston Marathon attacks.

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Turkey Boosts Push to Strip Pro-Kurd Deputies of Immunity

Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu called on two opposition parties Friday to back his push to alter Turkey's constitution, to allow prosecutions of pro-Kurdish lawmakers accused of "terrorist propaganda."

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Afghan Forces Repel Taliban in Kunduz as Spring Fighting Begins

Afghan security forces drove Taliban fighters back from Kunduz city Friday, officials said, as the insurgents began the 2016 fighting season by targeting the northeastern provincial capital they briefly captured last year.

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Merkel, Tusk to Visit Turkey to Discuss Migrant Deal

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and top EU officials will visit a Turkish border area with Syria later this month following last month's deal to stem the flow of migrants to Europe, a statement said on Friday.

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