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Dennis Rodman reveals name of Kim Jong-Un’s baby daughter

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has a baby daughter named Ju-Ae, according to former NBA star Dennis Rodman, who labelled the supreme ruler of the isolated, authoritarian state a “good dad.” Rodman, who calls Kim a friend and just returned from his second visit to Pyongyang, told the Guardian newspaper…

Israel deploys ‘Iron Dome’ missile defense system near Jerusalem

Israel deployed its Iron Dome missile defence system near Jerusalem Sunday, an AFP correspondent said, as the United States lobbied for domestic and international support for military strikes against Syria. The correspondent said the battery was set up west of the city. A military spokeswoman would not comment on the…

Anti-LGBT law to have no impact: Sochi Games chief

People attending the Winter Olympics in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi next February will not be affected by a controversial law which is viewed as being anti-gay, Sochi Games president Dmitry Chernyshenko said on Sunday. Chernyshenko, who masterminded the successful campaign to win the right to host the…

Boom times for the ‘Detroit of Southeast Asia’

At a high-tech factory in the world’s fastest growing auto production hub, industrial robots and white-suited workers put the finishing touches to hundreds of cars rolling off the assembly line each day. It could be a scene from Toyota City or Detroit, but this is Thailand, a country better known…

IOC members air Rio concerns publicly for first time

Rio’s preparations for the 2016 Summer Olympics came under fire from International Olympic Committee (IOC) members for the first time in public in Buenos Aires on Sunday. Brazilian IOC member Carlos Nuzman was put under pressure after presenting an update on Rio’s progress where he insisted they would be ready…

Putin ally Sobyanin wins tight Moscow election, challenger Navalny cries foul

Moscow’s pro-Kremlin mayor was set to win tight elections Sunday in the Russian capital, just escaping a second-round run-off after a strong challenge from protest leader Alexei Navalny, who denounced the results as falsified. Initial results showed that Sergei Sobyanin, a leading ally of President Vladimir Putin, would narrowly win…

NAACP chief Ben Jealous resigns

NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous has resigned his post effective at the end of the year to spend more time with his family and to seek academic opportunities, the civil rights organization announced in a statement Sunday. Jealous, 40, first took the reins of the group in 2008…

Former Marine recovering after fight with three beach bullies in Florida

Video of the savage beating of a former Marine who stood up to three men bullying a 14-year-old child in Palm Beach, Florida earlier this year has gone viral. Wen Jones, 43, of Jupiter, Fla., required surgery for fracture under his eye after confronting the three beach bullies who had…

Arizona Tea Party attendees jostle videographer at rally on capitol grounds

First, a hand goes up in front of the camera. Then two. Then a jacket is held up to screen the shot. A woman is heard saying “block him.” As Dennis Gilman, a Phoenix-area independent videographer continues to record, several people surround him at the We Are America Tour and…

13 children injured on amusement park ride in Connecticut

At least 13 children have been taken to the hospital with injuries as a swing-style ride at a three-day festival Sunday afternoon in Norwalk, Conn. The swing ride in the Kids Cove section of the festival apparently lost power “causing the children on the ride to forcefully fall to the…

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