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'Dream or reality?'

SEOUL, South Korea -- Lee Soo-nam was 8 the last time he saw his older brother. Sixty-eight years ago this month the boy watched, bewildered, as his 18-year-old brother left their home in Seoul to escape invading North Korean soldiers who were conscripting young men just weeks after invading South Korea to start the Korean War.

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Annan's legacy of fighting for equality and rights lives on

UNITED NATIONS -- Kofi Annan left the United Nations far more committed than it had been to combating poverty, promoting equality and fighting for human rights -- and until his death Saturday he was speaking out strongly for nations working together to solve problems and worried about the rise of nationalism.

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US to send hospital ship to Colombia

WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon is preparing to dispatch a hospital ship to Colombia and possibly other parts of South America to help relieve strain on health care systems overloaded by an influx of hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans who have fled that crisis-racked nation, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Friday.

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Bus crash in Ecuador kills 24 people

QUITO, Ecuador -- A bus apparently lost its brakes, then hit another vehicle at high speed and rolled over four times, killing at least 24 people and injuring 22 while smashing into several houses along a highway near Ecuador's capital early Tuesday, officials said.

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Turkey shaken by financial fears

ANKARA, Turkey -- A financial shockwave ripped through Turkey on Friday, when its currency nosedived on concerns about its economic policies and a dispute with the U.S., which President Donald Trump stoked further with a promise to double tariffs on the NATO ally.

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Tanker truck explosion kills 2, injures up to 70

MILAN -- A tanker truck carrying flammable material exploded Monday after rear-ending a stopped truck on a crowded highway near the northern Italian city of Bologna, killing at least two people, injuring up to 70 and causing part of the raised expressway to collapse.

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Thousands left homeless by deadly quake on Indonesian island

SENGGIGI, Indonesia -- Thousands left homeless by a powerful quake that ruptured roads and flattened buildings on the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok sheltered Monday night in makeshift tents as authorities said rescuers hadn't yet reached all devastated areas and expect the toll of 98 dead to climb.

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