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September 7, 2018

North Korea to hold ‘Mass Games’ after 5-year hiatus

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- It’s a sight you can only see in Pyongyang: Tens of thousands of performers dancing with military precision to patriotic anthems, as a giant stadium-sized mural of North Korean iconography changes behind them. A spectacle beyond any Olympic opening ceremony. It was one of the largest shows on Earth, and then in 2013, it was all gone. But starting next week, it’s back. After a five-year hiatus, North Korea is expected to bring back the iconic Mass Games during the..
September 7, 2018

Refugee calamity feared as battle for Syria’s Idlib looms large

iStock/Thinkstock(DAMASCUS, Syria) -- The battle for Syria's Idlib province looms large in what could prove to be the bloodiest conflict yet in this long and painful civil war. Located in the northwest corner of Syria, along the border with neighboring Turkey, Idlib is the final stronghold of rebel fighters and jihadist extremists opposed to the Syrian regime. It's a crucial target for President Bashar al Assad. In addition to opposition forces who have sworn to fight to the death, Idl..
September 7, 2018

Far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro stabbed at campaign event in Brazil

iStock/Thinkstock(RIO DE JANEIRO) -- Jair Bolsonaro, a far-right candidate in Brazil's presidential election, was stabbed at a campaign event on Thursday. Federal police confirmed to ABC News that a 40-year-old suspect in the attack that occurred in Juiz de Fora, about 125 miles north of Rio de Janeiro, had been detained. Bolsonaro, known as "The Brazilian Trump," was being carried on the shoulders of a supporter when he was attacked, authorities said. Flavio Bolsonaro, Jair's son and ..
September 7, 2018

India’s top court legalizes gay sex in historic verdict

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW DELHI) -- The world's largest democracy just struck down a ban on gay sex. On Thursday, India's top court declared parts of Section 377 unconstitutional, in a historic decision that finally brings to end a colonial-era ban many have long fought to dismantle and that may herald a change in countries across the world. "To deny the LGBT community of their right to sexual orientation is a denial of their citizenship and a violation of their privacy," said Justice D.I...