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Americans leave North Korea

International | Evangelical humanitarian aid workers depart ahead of Friday’s travel ban
by Mindy Belz
Posted 9/01/17, 03:00 pm

NORTH KOREA: On Thursday, Americans working in North Korea—about 200 mostly evangelical humanitarian aid workers—began departing ahead of the ban on U.S. citizens traveling to the rogue nation that goes into effect today.

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Attacks on diplomats in Cuba worse than previously thought

by Leigh Jones
Posted 8/23/17, 01:31 pm

A U.S. doctor who evaluated American and Canadian diplomats working in Havana, Cuba, told CBS News the health effects suffered from several mysterious attacks may be more serious than previously thought. The diplomats suffered symptoms as serious as mild traumatic brain injury, with likely damage to the central nervous system, according to documents reviewed by CBS. U.S.

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‘Sonic device’ damages hearing of U.S. diplomats in Cuba

by Leigh Jones
Posted 8/10/17, 11:26 am

A group of U.S. diplomats working in Cuba suffered severe hearing loss, possibly from a covert listening device deployed in or near their homes, U.S. officials confirmed Wednesday. The problems began in the fall of 2016, when several diplomats complained of unexplained hearing loss. Some had to return to the United States because the damage was so severe. U.S. investigators eventually concluded a sonic device operating outside the range of audible sound caused the damage.

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