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US forces in South Korea receive fake, urgent message telling them to evacuate immediately

US forces in South Korea receive fake, urgent message telling them to evacuate immediatelyUS troops in South Korea have been sent an urgent message telling their families to flee the country. The US Army has now been forced to send out a message telling troops to check any messages and ensure that they are legitimate. Officials have so far not been able to publicly confirm where the messages came from, or whether they are related at all to ongoing tensions with North Korea.



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WATCH: Trump cracks joke after South Korea's Moon Jae-in uses the word 'deplorable'

WATCH: Trump cracks joke after South Korea's Moon Jae-in uses the word 'deplorable'President Donald Trump participated in a bilateral meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Thursday, and took the opportunity to crack a joke when Jae-in used a particularly charged word.



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GOP Lawmaker In South Dakota Says 'We Can All Support' Running Over Protesters

GOP Lawmaker In South Dakota Says 'We Can All Support' Running Over ProtestersA Republican lawmaker in South Dakota is coming under fire for posting a violent cartoon meme showing a car slamming into people along with the phrase “ALL LIVES SPLATTER.”



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South Africa's Most Expensive Hotel Suites

South Africa's Most Expensive Hotel Suites



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A Strong Earthquake off the South Coast Has Shaken Mexico City, Killing At Least 61

A Strong Earthquake off the South Coast Has Shaken Mexico City, Killing At Least 61A Strong Earthquake off the South Coast Has Shaken Mexico City, Killing At Least 61



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Mexico's strongest quake in 85 years kills dozens in the poor south

Mexico's strongest quake in 85 years kills dozens in the poor southBy David Alire Garcia and Jose Cortes JUCHITAN, Mexico (Reuters) – At least 60 people died when the most powerful earthquake to hit Mexico in over eight decades tore through buildings and forced mass evacuations in the poor southern states of Oaxaca and Chiapas, triggering alerts as far away as Southeast Asia. The 8.1 magnitude quake off the southern coast late Thursday was stronger than a devastating 1985 temblor that flattened swathes of Mexico City and killed thousands. “It almost knocked me over,” said Gildardo Arenas Rios, a 64-year-old security guard in Mexico City’s Juarez neighborhood, who was making his rounds when buildings started to tremble.



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Irma: South Florida Residents Race Against Time to Prepare for Storm

Irma: South Florida Residents Race Against Time to Prepare for StormAs South Florida residents rush to escape Hurricane Irma's wrath, some can't get out while an estimated half million people have headed to shelters.



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Five roaming lions raise alarm in South Africa

Five roaming lions raise alarm in South AfricaBy Ed Stoddard JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Five lions are on the loose in a rural area about 35 miles (60 km) west of South Africa’s commercial capital of Johannesburg, police and conservationists said on Saturday as they launched operations to capture them. There have been a spate of such incidents this year in South Africa, which unlike most African countries keeps large, dangerous wildlife in enclosed reserves to prevent conflict with people and livestock. The area where the animals have been sighted near the town of Fochville is a patchwork of cattle farms, open countryside, crowded squatter camps and gold mining communities.



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South Korea seeks bigger warheads, North Korean ICBM reportedly on the move

South Korea seeks bigger warheads, North Korean ICBM reportedly on the moveBy Christine Kim SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea said on Tuesday an agreement with the United States to scrap a weight limit on its warheads would help it respond to North Korea’s nuclear and missile threat after it conducted its sixth and largest nuclear test two days ago. South Korean officials believe more weapons tests by the reclusive state are possible, despite international outrage over Sunday’s nuclear test and calls for more sanctions against it. South Korea’s Asia Business Daily, citing an unidentified source, reported that North Korea had been observed moving a rocket that appeared to be an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) towards its west coast.



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'The King of Cocaine'. Alleged mafia drugs kingpin arrested in South America after 23 years on the run

'The King of Cocaine'. Alleged mafia drugs kingpin arrested in South America after 23 years on the runAn alleged mafia boss nicknamed “the King of Cocaine” has been captured in South America after 23 years on the run. Rocco Morabito, who was wanted by Italian police for allegedly masterminding the trafficking of cocaine from Latin America to Europe, was arrested in a hotel in Uruguay. He is considered to be one of Italy’s five most dangerous fugitives and has been on the run from arrest since 1994.  During a search of his home in Uruguay, police found 13 mobile phones, which investigators said were used for drug deals, a 9mm pistol, ammunition, a hunting knife and 150 passport photos of himself in different guises. Morabito had been on the run for more than 20 years when he was captured in Uruguay. Credit: EPA Morabito, an alleged kingpin in the ‘Ndrangheta mafia, is believed to have been living in Uruguay for around a decade under the alias Francisco Capeletto Souza. He had been able to obtain Brazilian identity documents as well as the right to live in Uruguay. His arrest was the result of a joint operation between police in South America and investigators in Calabria, the home of the much-feared ‘Ndrangheta. The villa in which Morabito lived with his wife in Uruguay. Credit: Uruguay interior minister The organized crime network, which for years has been extending its reach from its home territory to other parts of the world, makes millions by smuggling cocaine into Europe, often via Italy. Italian police described Morabito as “one of the most important members of the 'Ndrangheta”.  He was arrested in a hotel in Punta del Este, a tourist resort about 90 miles from the capital, Montevideo.  Morabito was on Italy's list of most wanted fugitives. Credit: Italian police The arrest came “after months of intense international cooperation in intelligence matters,” the Italian police said in a statement. His false identity was known to Interpol and when he checked into the hotel, an alert was generated.  “He didn’t put up any resistance,” said Emilio Russo, an Italian officer involved in the investigation. “He tried to deny who he really was, but when put under pressure admitted to his real identity. “We maintain that Morabito was still actively involved in criminality. He was not a former member of the ‘Ndrangheta, he was still very much an active member.” Police found weapons, ammunition and 13 mobile phones when they searched Morabito's home in Uruguay. Credit: Uruguay interior ministry His wife, a 54-year-old Angolan woman with a Portuguese passport, was also arrested.  When police searched their home, also in Punta del Este, they found the 13 mobile phones and weapons, as well as a dozen credit cards. A Mercedes car was impounded. Morabito is expected to be extradited back to Italy in the coming months, where he faces 30 years in prison for various crimes, including mafia association and drug trafficking. Italy’s most notorious fugitive remains Matteo Messina Denaro, the alleged head of the Cosa Nostra mafia in Sicily, who has been on the run for 24 years.  His ability to elude capture has earned him almost mythical status among some Sicilians, and he has not been seen in public for years.  He is among the 10 most wanted criminals in the world, according to Forbes magazine.  He is alleged to have killed up to 50 people and once boasted: “I filled a cemetery all by myself.” It is believed that he moves between safe houses in the Trapani area of western Sicily.



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