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S. Korea Protesters Call for Ex-Leader Park's Release

Hundreds of demonstrators on Saturday called for the immediate release of South Korea's ousted president Park Geun-Hye whose corruption trial has been put on hold following mass resignations by her lawyers.

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UN Anti-Torture Panel Suspends Rwanda Trip over 'Obstructions'

A United Nations torture prevention panel has suspended a trip to Rwanda, citing obstruction by the authorities and fears that interviewees would suffer "reprisals", a statement from the UN rights office said.  

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Philippines' Duterte Says He Will Shoot Criminals

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has offered to shoot criminals himself, while warning he may bring police back to the frontlines of his deadly war on drugs.

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Several Injured in Munich Knife Attack

Several people were injured Saturday morning in the southern German city of Munich by a man wielding a knife who fled the scene, said police, adding possible motives were unknown.

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IS Claims Responsibility for Afghan Mosque Attack

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing at a Shiite mosque in the capital as Afghan officials on Saturday raised the number of casualties from the attack to at least 39 dead and at least 41 wounded.

In a statement on its website late Friday, IS said claimed its fighter Abu Ammar al-Turkmani "detonated his explosive vest among the apostates" during Friday prayers in the Imam Zaman mosque in western Kabul.

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Abe Heads Into Japan Vote in Pole Position

Candidates in Japan made a last-ditch plea to voters Saturday on the last day of campaigning before an election expected to return Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to power with a comfortable majority.

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Knifeman Kills One, Wounds Nine in Polish Mall

A 27-year-old Polish man on Friday knifed a woman to death and injured nine others in a busy shopping center in the southern city of Stalowa Wola. 

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Catalonia Crisis: EU's Tajani Blasts Those 'Sowing Discord'

European Parliament president Antonio Tajani criticized those who "are sowing discord" by not following Spanish law in a speech in Spain on Friday, as the country grapples with the political crisis over Catalonia's independence drive.

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UK PM May's 'Lonely' Brexit Photo Goes Viral

Social media on Friday mocked embattled British Prime Minister Theresa May over a photograph of her sitting alone in a room awaiting EU Brexit talks, calling it a "metaphor" for her isolated position.

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India Welcomes Tillerson Call for Deeper Ties to Counter China

India on Friday welcomed U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's comments that Washington would rather work with New Delhi than Beijing over the next century, saying it shared his optimism about their burgeoning relationship.

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