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At scene of South Sudan mass rape, 'no one could hear me'

At scene of South Sudan mass rape, 'no one could hear me'NHIALDIU, South Sudan (AP) — Wrapping an arm around her stomach, the young woman hung her head and recounted the day in early November when she and a friend were bound, dragged into the bush and raped by four men with guns.



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North Korean soldier defects to South: South's military

North Korean soldier defects to South: South's militaryA North Korean soldier defected to South Korea on Saturday, the South Korean military said, but there were no unusual movements by North Korea’s military in response. The North Korean soldier was spotted moving toward South Korea, and then crossed over a military demarcation line separating the two sides, the South’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said in a statement. North Korean soldiers have even shot at defecting colleagues, raising fears of a clash.



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Facebook Under Fire For Allowing Man In South Sudan To Make Post Auctioning Teen Daughter As Child Bride

Facebook Under Fire For Allowing Man In South Sudan To Make Post Auctioning Teen Daughter As Child BrideFacebook is coming under fire for allowing a man in South Sudan to make a post auctioning off his 17-year-old daughter to the highest bidder as a child bride. Philips Anyang Ngong, a human rights lawyer who tried to stop the girl’s sale, said the viral Facebook post was “the biggest test of child abuse, trafficking and auctioning of a human being.” He called for all of those involved, including Facebook, to be held responsible.



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North Korea's Deadly Artillery Has the “Potential to Affect Millions of South Korean Citizens”

North Korea's Deadly Artillery Has the “Potential to Affect Millions of South Korean Citizens”About that "ultramodern" weapon from last week: it could have been some fancy new artillery. 



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China's Xi intends to visit North Korea next year, South Korea says

China's Xi intends to visit North Korea next year, South Korea saysChinese President Xi Jinping intends to visit North Korea next year after receiving an invite from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, South Korea said on Saturday, which would make Xi the first Chinese leader to do so since 2005. Xi told South Korean president Moon Jae-in in a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) summit in Papua New Guinea that he would “make time” to visit North Korea next year. Xi added that China would continue to play a constructive role in building peace on the Korean peninsula, Kim Eui-kyeom, spokesman for South Korea’s presidential office, said at a briefing after the meeting between Xi and Moon.



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Trump rally in Georgia aims to prevent Democratic miracle in Deep South

Trump rally in Georgia aims to prevent Democratic miracle in Deep SouthPresident Trump focused his final week of campaigning before the midterm elections on helping the GOP in key Senate races, but on Sunday afternoon he made a detour to Georgia to help prevent what would be a massive upset for Democrats in the race for governor.



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Winning lottery ticket sold in South Carolina for $1.5 billion jackpot

Winning lottery ticket sold in South Carolina for $  1.5 billion jackpotThe ticket was sold in Simpsonville, South Carolina, at a KC Mart convenience store, the city’s Mayor Janice Curtis said in a telephone interview on Wednesday. The town of 22,000, about 14 miles from Greenville, was abuzz as people clamored to learn more about the winner, but in South Carolina, the person who hit the jackpot can opt to remain anonymous. The buyer of the ticket beat the odds of 1 in 303 million to win the Mega Millions drawing for one of the largest jackpots in U.S. history.



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Winning Mega Millions Ticket Sold in South Carolina: Is This the Luckiest Store in America?

Winning Mega Millions Ticket Sold in South Carolina: Is This the Luckiest Store in America?One lucky winner purchased the $ 1.6 billion-winning ticket in Simpsonville, South Carolina.



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$1.537 billion Mega Millions ticket sold in South Carolina

$  1.537 billion Mega Millions ticket sold in South CarolinaCOLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Lottery officials say someone bought a ticket in South Carolina to win the Mega Millions jackpot with a final total of $ 1.537 billion, shy of the all-time world record.



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Mega Millions results: Lottery ticket sold in South Carolina wins world-record $1.6bn jackpot

Mega Millions results: Lottery ticket sold in South Carolina wins world-record $  1.6bn jackpotA lucky winner has potentially scooped a world record-breaking $ 1.6bn (£1.2bn) jackpot in the US Mega Millions lottery – becoming America’s newest billionaire. The $ 1.6bn jackpot is the largest prize in US history and comes with a cash option of $ 913m (£706m). Lottery officials in South Carolina said one ticket with all six winning numbers had been sold in the state.



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