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Pyongyang Races To Complete New Airport

 Thousands of soldiers have been mobilised for North Korea’s ‘speed campaign.’ Source: AP Pyongyang isn't exactly an international travel hub.

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Deaths At US-Mexico Border Drop To 15-Year Low

In this June 25, 2014 photo, an unidentified U.S. Border Patrol agent, left, helps a man suspected of being a drug mule, including setting up intravenous fluid replacement for dehydration, near Sells, Ariz. The number of migrants who died or needed rescue while crossing the desert from Mexico into Arizona has dropped significantly this year. Pic: APTUCSON: The number of people who die trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border has dropped to the lowest level in 15 years as more immigrants turn themselves in to authorities in Texas and fewer are taking their chances with the dangerous trek across the Arizona desert.

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Tiger Mauls Australian Tourist On Thailand's Resort Island Of Phuket

 A juvenile tiger similar to this one attacked the Australian tourist, who insisted he didn’t want the animal killed. Photograph: Apichart Weerawong/AP PHUKET- An Australian man is recovering in a Thai hospital after being mauled by a young male tiger in a special tourist enclosure at an animal park on the resort island of Phuket.

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Suspected Boko Haram Fighters Kidnap 25 Girls In Northeast Nigeria

 A protester addressing the "Bring Back Our Girls" group earlier in 2014 as they march to the presidential villa to deliver a protest letter to Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan in Abuja Photo: AFOLABI SOTUNDE/REUTERSYOLA/ABUJA- Suspected Boko Haram militants kidnapped at least 25 girls in an attack on a remote town in northeastern Nigeria, witnesses said, despite talks on freeing over 200 other female hostages they seized in April.

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Coalition Airstrikes In Syria Killed Over 500

Thick smoke from an airstrike by the US-led coalition rises in Kobani, Syria, as seen from a hilltop on the outskirts of Suruc, at the Turkey-Syria border, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. Kobani, also known as Ayn Arab, and its surrounding areas, has been under assault by extremists of the Islamic State group since mid-September and is being defended by Kurdish fighters. Pic: APMURSITPINAR: U.S.-led coalition airstrikes in Syria have killed more than 500 people since they began last month, mainly Islamic militants, activists said Thursday, as fighting flared yet again in the northern Syrian border town of Kobani.

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France Sends Police Reinforcements To Calais After Migrant Clashes

Policemen search a truck bound for Britain at the ferry terminal of the port of Calais on October 23, 2014. Pic: AFPFrance's interior minister said Thursday he had dispatched 100 extra police to the northern port of Calais where an influx of illegal migrants trying to get to Britain is causing more and more havoc.

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EU Leaders Agree CO2 Emissions Cut

Poland, heavily reliant on coal, fears the cost of lower CO2 emissions will harm its economyEuropean Union leaders have reached a landmark deal to cut greenhouse emissions by 40% by 2030, compared with 1990 levels.

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Heads Roll In Russia As More Details Emerge Of Total Crash

An airport security guard mans the entrance of the Vnukovo-3 Business Aviation Center at Moscow's Vnukovo airport, October 21, 2014. Pic: AFPTop Russian airport officials quit on Thursday as more employees were detained over the Moscow plane crash that killed the CEO of French oil giant Total.

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Germany Calls For End To Azerbaijan-Armenia Bloodshed

Nagorny Karabakh, which is mostly inhabited by ethnic Armenians, broke away from Azerbaijan with the help of Armenia in a war that claimed some 30,000 lives between 1991 and 1994. Pic: AFPGermany's foreign minister Thursday urged an end to the festering conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia amid a fresh international drive for peace.

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Stone Tools Show Ancient Settlement High In Andes

This undated image provided by journal Science shows Sonia Zarriollo during an excavation at Cuncaicha rock shelter in the Peruvian Andes. Stone tools and other artifacts have revealed the presence of hunter-gatherers at about 14,700 feet above sea level, between 12,000 and 12,500 years ago in the Peruvian Andes. Pic: APNEW YORK: The air was thin, the nights were cold, the sun could easily burn the skin. But about 12,000 years ago, small groups of hunter-gatherers found a home very high up in the Peruvian Andes.

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