Malaysia says VX nerve agent used in killing of North Korean
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Malaysia says VX nerve agent used in killing of North Korean

The banned chemical weapon VX nerve agent was used to kill Kim Jong Nam, the North Korean ruler's outcast half brother who was attacked by two women who rubbed the substance on his face, Malaysian police said

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Asian stocks fall amid Trump trade policy fears, strong yen
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Asian stocks fall amid Trump trade policy fears, strong yen

Asian markets slipped in muted trading Friday amid worries over U.S. trade policies that may affect regional economies

Japan first lady resigns from honorary position at school
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Japan first lady resigns from honorary position at school

The Japanese first lady has resigned as "honorary principal" of a private elementary school run by a man with ultra-nationalistic views following an escalating controversy over the low price the school paid for government land

The Latest: Japanese cult also used VX nerve gas
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The Latest: Japanese cult also used VX nerve gas

A Japanese religious cult that carried out a deadly nerve gas attack on Tokyo's subways in 1995 also used the VX nerve agent suspected in the killing of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's half brother in Malaysia

Japan starts weekend early to improve work-life balance
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Japan starts weekend early to improve work-life balance

Some workers in Japan have enjoyed an early start to their weekend under a new initiative to encourage a better work-life balance

AP Explains: What chemical weapons does N. Korea possess
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AP Explains: What chemical weapons does N. Korea possess

AP Explains: What chemical weapons does N. Korea possess

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Kenya cleared for direct flights to the US after a decade

Kenya cleared for direct flights to the US after more than a decade; safety standards met

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Senegal arrests 2 suspected extremists over 2016 attack

Senegal arrests 2 suspected extremists linked to deadly Ivory Coast resort attack

French presidency: Green candidate bows out, joins Socialist
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French presidency: Green candidate bows out, joins Socialist

The French environmental party's presidential candidate is giving up his bid and joining the campaign of Socialist Benoit Hamon, in hopes of boosting the floundering left's chances of keeping the Elysee Palace

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Officials: Iraqi forces enter first western Mosul neighborhood, fully retake the city's airport from Islamic State group

Officials: Iraqi forces enter first western Mosul neighborhood, fully retake the city's airport from Islamic State group