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Japan hones its missile warning system

International | Residents learn how to take cover in less than two minutes
by Mindy Belz
Posted 9/16/17, 10:49 am

NORTH KOREA: The rogue nation conducted its longest-ever test flight of a missile over Japan early Friday, its 19th missile launch this year as tensions over its potential ability to launch a nuclear attack remain high.

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UN: 60 percent of Rohingya refugees are children

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/15/17, 11:28 am

The United Nations children’s agency on Friday said an estimated 240,000 children have fled to Bangladesh from Rakhine state in Burma, also known as Myanmar, in the last few weeks. UNICEF spokeswoman Marixie Mercado said children make up about 60 percent of all Rohingya Muslim refugees. About 1,100 of the children are not accompanied by an adult, Mercado said at a briefing in Geneva. “As everybody here is going to tell you, the needs are seemingly endless and the suffering is deepening,” she said. The renewed conflict that began Aug.

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Catholic priest freed in Yemen

International | Plus U.S.-Russia relations, a declaration on religious freedom, and more international news and notes
by Mindy Belz
Posted 9/13/17, 12:41 pm

YEMEN: The Rev. Tom Uzhunnalil, the Catholic priest kidnapped in March 2016 during a deadly attack on a Missions of Charity home in Aden, was released by militants with ties to ISIS following coordinated efforts by the Vatican, Saudi officials, and the Sultan of Oman.

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