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Netflix to boost original series, films in and from Asia

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Netflix plans to expand its Asian offerings to subscribers around the world by tapping more creators in the region, including “Snowpiercer” director Bong Joon-ho, its chief said Thursday. CEO Reed Hastings said the U.S. streaming service company is looking at many projects...


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Former London mayor Boris Johnson says he will not run for British prime

(c) 2016, The Washington Post. LONDON - The question of who will lead Britain into its future outside the European Union - a muddled mess for nearly a week - was further scrambled on Thursday, with the camp that had favored an exit splintering into warring tribes in a development that forced...


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The Latest: Turkey suicide attackers from Russia, C. Asia

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ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on attack on Istanbul airport (all times local): 1:55 p.m. A senior Turkish official says the three suicide attackers who carried out the deadly attack on Istanbul’s main airport were nationals of Russia, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan. The official on Thursday could not...


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Palestinian fatally stabs sleeping Israeli girl in West Bank settlement

(c) 2016, The Washington Post. JERUSALEM - A 13-year-old Israeli girl was fatally stabbed as she slept Thursday in what Israeli authorities are calling a terrorist attack in a Jewish settlement in the West Bank. The suspected Palestinian assailant was shot and killed by police, officials said. The...


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Venezuela mess prods China to reassess Africa lending spree

(c) 2016, Bloomberg. The threat of Venezuela defaulting on Chinese debt is putting pressure on Beijing to reassess how easily it doles out money to commodity-dependent nations, especially those in Africa. As low oil prices ravage Venezuela’s economy and embattled leader Nicolas Maduro seeks better...


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Officials: At least 27 Afghan police cadets killed in suicide bombings

(c) 2016, The Washington Post. KABUL - At least 27 Afghan police cadets were killed in twin suicide bombings on a convoy of buses outside the capital, Kabul, on Thursday, officials said. Kabul Police Chief Abdul Rahman Rahimi said the police trainees were traveling on the outskirts of Kabul when a...


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Boris Johnson's path to Downing Street scrambled by ally's defection

(c) 2016, The Washington Post. LONDON - The question of who will lead Britain into its future outside the European Union - a muddled mess for nearly a week - was further scrambled on Thursday, with the camp that had favored an exit splintering into warring tribes in a development that could...


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Pakistan extends stay of Afghan refugees until year end

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ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has permitted registered Afghan refugees to remain in the country until the end of the year, a foreign ministry spokesman said Thursday, as an earlier deadline was set to expire. Government spokesman Nafees Zakaria said Pakistan hosts about 3...


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13 detained in connection with Istanbul airport attack

(c) 2016, The Washington Post. ISTANBUL - Turkish police have detained at least 13 people in connection with the triple suicide bombing that killed 42 people at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport on Tuesday, state-run Anadolu news agency reported. Counterterrorism units raided 16 addresses in Istanbul on...


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Venezuelans are trying to oust their president. Will the government stop them?

(c) 2016, The Washington Post. CARACAS, Venezuela - After six and a half hours in line to register to vote in a recall referendum, Larry Figuera needed only a few seconds to rattle off the reasons he wants to help throw out his nation’s president. “The lack of medicine. The shortage of food. The...


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