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    South Korea dismantles guard posts with dynamite, excavators

    South Korea exploded one of its own front-line guard posts Thursday, sending plumes of thick, black smoke into the sky above the border with North Korea, in the most dramatic scene to date in the rivals’ efforts to reduce animosities that sparked last year’s fears of war. Last week, the two Koreas finished withdrawing troops and firearms from some of the guard posts along their border before dismantling them. The steps are part of agreements signed in September during a meeting between their leaders in Pyongyang, North Korea’s capital. On Thursday, South Korea’s military invited a group of journalists to watch the destruction of a guard post with dynamite in the central border area of Cheorwon.

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    Rachel Weisz: My daughter looks just like her dad

    Rachel Weisz says her daughter looks "very like" her father Daniel Craig, and takes after the James Bond star more than herself. The 48-year-old actress and the James Bond star welcomed a baby girl in September this year, and although they couple are remaining largely private about the tot, Rachel has admitted she bears a striking resemblance to Daniel. Although the 'Constantine' actress - who already has 12-year-old son Henry with her former partner Darren Aronofsky - splits her time between America and her native UK, she says she isn't worried about whether her child will be American or British, because she's just focusing on raising her as "human". When asked by talk show host Stephen Colbert on his eponymously titled show if she would be raising her child to be American or British, she said: "Just human.

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    Who ordered, supervised, and carried out Khashoggi's murder? And how?

    Through the investigation carried out up to date with the 21 suspects in the case of the murder of Saudi citizen Jamal Khashoggi, the investigation has resulted in the following findings: 1. ‏The incident began on 29/9/2018 upon the issuance of an order to bring back the victim by means of persuasion, and if persuasion fails, to do so by force. The former Deputy President of the General Intelligence Presidency (GIP) issued this order to the leader of the mission. 2. ‏The leader of the mission formed a 15-member team that consisted of three groups (negotiations/ intelligence/ logistics) to persuade and return the victim. The leader of the mission suggested to the former Deputy President of the

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    Spotted: Jacqueline Fernadez, Alia Bhatt, Arjun Rampal...

    Jacqueline Fernadez Shraddha Kapoor Alia Bhatt\ Arjun Rampal with girlfriend Gabriella Demetriades Sunny Leone's husband Daniel Weber and daughter Nisha. Inaaya Naumi Khemu and Soha Ali Khan Katrina Kaif Vidya Balan and her husband Siddharth Roy Kapoor. Taimur Ali Khan learns horse riding. Akshay Kumar with his Kabaddi team. Kareena Kapoor at Prithvi Theatre Festival launch. Varun Dhawan and Aayush Sharma at the gym. Taimur Ali Khan Priyanka Chopra Photo: Instagram

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    Woman had 44 frozen dogs, 130 live dogs in home

    Authorities say 44 frozen dogs and 130 live dogs were found at a New Jersey home that reeked of animal feces. State police say 65-year-old Donna Roberts was charged with animal cruelty following an inspection Tuesday at her Shamong Township residence in the Philadelphia suburbs. Officials allege living dogs were found in "deplorable and inhumane conditions." Roberts told the New York Post that the dogs were stillborn and she forgot about them after putting them in baggies and storing them in a freezer seven years ago. She said she wanted a veterinarian to perform autopsies. Roberts said she did nothing wrong and "most certainly" will fight the charges. The American Kennel Club fined Roberts $500

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    Funeral prayers held for Jamal Khashoggi in Mecca and Medina

    Funeral prayers in absentia were held for slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi in many cities around the world, including Saudi Arabia's Mecca and Medina, two of the holiest places of Islam. The special prayers, known as "Salat al-Ghaib" or "prayer for the absent", were held on Friday at the Grand Mosque in Mecca and Prophet Muhammad's mosque in Medina.  The Medina prayers were offered at dawn with the participation of Salah Khashoggi, son of the murdered Washington Post columnist. Muslims perform the prayer when the body of the deceased has not been found. The imams at both the mosques, however, did not name Khashoggi. Short videos of the funeral prayers, including one performed after Friday prayers

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    Queen Elizabeth hails Prince Charles 'dedicated heir' on 70th birthday

    Queen Elizabeth led a toast to Prince Charles at his 70th birthday bash at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday night. The Prince of Wales turned 70 on Wednesday, and the royal celebrated at a glamorous bash at the 92-year-old monarch's London residence. Charles' wife, The Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan, Prince William and Duchess Catherine and Prince Philip were among those in attendance. During a lengthy speech in honour of the first in line to the throne, the Queen hailed her eldest child a "wonderful father" and applauded him for his charity and conservation work. She said: "Over his 70 years, Philip and I have seen Charles become a champion of conservation and the arts, a