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Ecuador seeking possible mediation in Assange case

QUITO, Ecuador –  Ecuador’s foreign minister says the country is seeking possible mediation to resolve the case of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has been in asylum at its London embassy for more than five years. Maria Fernanda Espinosa said at a news conference on Tuesday that notable asylum cases …

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Ten children among 24 killed in Syrian air strikes

Ten children were among 24 people killed in air strikes on rebel territory near the Syrian capital Damascus. The attacks came as the UN’s humanitarian chief paid his first visit to the country. The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights claimed that either government or Russian aircraft were responsible for the …

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The questions Seoul really wants to ask North Korea

North and South Korea are staging diplomatic talks for the first time in more than two years, as the North prepares to send athletes to the Winter Olympics. The sudden change of tact from North Korea was unexpected and sparked suspicions that Kim Jong Un was attempting to drive a …

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Raptors host Heat, but may be without Kyle Lowry

TORONTO — The Toronto Raptors eked out an overtime victory over the Nets on Monday night, but they left Brooklyn uncertain about the status of injured All-Star point guard Kyle Lowry. The club said Lowry sustained “an acute back spasm” and would be reevaluated Tuesday. The injury to Lowry made …

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Okinawa tension: US apologises to Japan over repeat accidents

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionUS Marines airlift faulty helicopter with even bigger helicopter Japan says the US has apologised for a series of recent accidents on its territory involving American military equipment. The incidents on the southern island of Okinawa included the emergency landings of two …

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