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North Korea: U.S. will 'pay dearly' if human rights criticism continues

North Korea: U.S. will 'pay dearly' if human rights criticism continuesThere were no weapons tests this time, but North Korea once again made some trans-Pacific waves Saturday.Pyongyang's state news agency, KCNA, issued a statement attributed to a foreign ministry spokesman warning the United States in response to Washington's recent decision to join several other states in condemning North Korea's human rights abuses in an annual United Nations General Assembly resolution Wednesday. The KCNA statement said if the U.S. continued to call out North Korea's human rights problems, Washington would "pay dearly."It's not clear what exactly the threat entails, but it does seem to fall in line with Pyongyang's rhetoric of late that indicates North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un is gearing up to throw the possibility of diplomacy out of the window unless the U.S. makes some denuclearization concessions soon.It's the first statement from North Korea's foreign ministry since U.S. Special Envoy Stephen Biegun publicly urged Pyongyang to resume negotiations, a sentiment echoed by Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Friday. But it doesn't look like North Korea is ready to budge. Read more at Reuters.More stories from theweek.com 6 powerful phrases every parent should use The West was profoundly wrong about Modi Jeff Van Drew reveals the moment he decided it was time to switch parties



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New Zealand Volcano Victims Identified as Search Continues

New Zealand Volcano Victims Identified as Search Continues(Bloomberg) — Seven more victims of the White Island volcano eruption were identified by New Zealand police as the search for more bodies continues.The names of two teenage U.S. citizens who were permanent residents in Australia, a 24-year-old New Zealander, and four Australians, ages 15 to 53, were released on Sunday. Teams aboard three helicopters searching the volcano-island, also known by its Maori name Whakaari, in the North Island’s Bay of Plenty early Sunday failed to locate those still unaccounted for.“We have always anticipated recovering all bodies from the island, and we remain deeply committed to that goal, to allow families some closure,” Deputy Commissioner John Tims said in a statement. “We are now debriefing, reassessing and coming up with a new plan going forward.”The island erupted Monday afternoon in a forceful explosion of scorching steam, gas and ash, causing horrific burns to most of its 47 visitors, 24 of whom were Australian citizens.Sixteen people have been confirmed dead. Fourteen people remain hospitalized in New Zealand and 13 have been transferred to Australia, including one person who died. Three patients have been discharged. Two people remain unaccounted for on or in the vicinity of the island, the Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management said Sunday.Police and disaster victim-identification specialists searched a water course on the island believed to be where a body may be located, Tims said in a later statement.“While it is most likely that the two remaining bodies are in the water, we need to be sure,” he said. “Police will now consider how best to proceed. Weather dependant, the Police National Dive Squad will be out again tomorrow.”(Updates number of victims identified in first and second paragraphs.)To contact the reporter on this story: Jason Gale in Melbourne at j.gale@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Shamim Adam at sadam2@bloomberg.net, Jason GaleFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.



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Bolivian Mayor Has Hair Forcibly Cut by Masked Protesters as Post-Election Violence Continues

Bolivian Mayor Has Hair Forcibly Cut by Masked Protesters as Post-Election Violence ContinuesVinto Mayor Patricia Arce was covered in red paint and had her hair cut in violence after President Evo Morales's contested election.



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Chicago teachers strike continues into 11th day over one last demand: Make up strike days

Chicago teachers strike continues into 11th day over one last demand: Make up strike daysThe Chicago Teachers Union voted to accept a tentative agreement with Mayor Lori Lightfoot. But the mayor says she won't pay teachers for striking.



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Chicago teachers strike continues after talks fail to break impasse

Chicago teachers strike continues after talks fail to break impasseClasses were canceled for about 300,000 students in Chicago for an eighth day on Monday as the teachers' union and public school district failed over the weekend to resolve a deadlock in contract talks over class sizes, support staff levels and pay. Each side blamed the other for the impasse in the third-largest U.S. school district, where the strike began on Oct. 17, and the union, which represents the city's 25,000 teachers, has been without a contract since July 1. The strike is the latest in a wave of work stoppages in U.S. school districts in which demands for school resources have superseded calls for higher salaries and benefits.



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Nearly 200,000 people have fled their homes in California's Sonoma County as the Kincade Fire continues to grow

Nearly 200,000 people have fled their homes in California's Sonoma County as the Kincade Fire continues to growThe Kincade Fire in California's Sonoma County has burned 66,200 acres. PG&E; told regulators that a broken jumper cable may have started the blaze.



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GM workers worry about paying bills as strike continues

GM workers worry about paying bills as strike continuesNearly four weeks into the United Auto Workers’ strike against General Motors, employees are starting to feel the pinch of going without their regular paychecks. “In a couple of more weeks, I think everybody’s going to be calling the bank or their creditors, going, ‘Hey, probably going to be late or delinquent,’” said Mike Armentrout, who works at GM’s transmission plant in Toledo. Striking full-time workers are losing roughly $ 1,000 each week, and that’s not counting the overtime many of them make.



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Zimbabwe drama around Mugabe's burial place continues

Zimbabwe drama around Mugabe's burial place continuesZimbabwe’s former president Robert Mugabe now will be buried at his rural home, a government spokesman said Thursday, the latest twist in the drama around the ex-strongman’s final resting place. Tensions have been evident between the family and President Emmerson Mnangagwa, a once-trusted deputy who helped oust Mugabe from power in late 2017 as thousands cheered in the streets of the capital, Harare. The burial location of one of Africa’s longest serving leaders has been a source of mystery and contention since Mugabe’s death earlier this month at age 95 in Singapore.



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Juul CEO resigns, vaping company suspends advertising as crisis continues

Juul CEO resigns, vaping company suspends advertising as crisis continuesThe CEO of Juul Labs has been ousted as the e-cigarette company remains embroiled in a crisis over its vaping products.



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The mysterious spate of vape-related deaths and illnesses continues to grow, confounding experts. Here's what officials knew and when.

The mysterious spate of vape-related deaths and illnesses continues to grow, confounding experts. Here's what officials knew and when.The CDC is investigating at least 450 possible cases of vape-related illnesses in 33 states across the US. The illnesses have led to at least 5 deaths.



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