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Johns Hopkins: North Korea working at nuclear, missile sites

WASHINGTON, March 20 (UPI) — Researchers at Johns Hopkins University said Thursday work was ongoing at North Korean nuclear and missile sites, but no imminent threat is apparent. Special Reports –

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OPCW: Syrian disarmament near half-way point

THE HAGUE, Netherlands, March 20 (UPI) — Nearly half of the declared chemical weapons in Syria have been removed from the country, a U.N. monitoring mission said Thursday. Special Reports –

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Police in Pakistani province awaiting outside training

Shehryar WarraichLAHORE, Pakistan, March 20 (UPI Next) — Officers in Punjab’s police department, Pakistan’s largest, are seen as undertrained and inefficient, but help may be on the way. Special Reports –

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U.N. wants international courts to look into Israeli settlements

GENEVA, Switzerland, March 21 (UPI) — A U.N. special envoy on Palestinian issues said Friday it was time for the International Court of Justice to assess what he said was Israeli colonialism. Special Reports –

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ICRC staff member killed in Darfur

KHARTOUM, Sudan, March 21 (UPI) — The International Committee of the Red Cross said Friday a Sudanese member of its staff was killed by a stray bullet in the restive Darfur region. Special Reports –

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EU scolds Turkey for Twitter ban

BRUSSELS, March 21 (UPI) — European leaders said Friday they were frustrated by Turkey’s decision to restrict access to the social media website Twitter. Special Reports –

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Low price supports may be souring Pakistani farmers on wheat

Shehryar WarraichLAHORE, Pakistan, March 23 (UPI Next) — Pakistani farmers seem to be losing interest in growing wheat because the government has failed to increase wheat price supports enough, growers say. Special Reports –

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Chinese measure aims at easing pressure on students

Yichen WangBEIJING, March 28 (UPI Next) — Many in China think academic pressure on children is out of hand but it is not clear a measure to deemphasize cramming will work. Special Reports –

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Pakistani program would raise female literacy by cellphone

Aftab ChannaKARACHI, Pakistan, March 29 (UPI Next) — The provincial government in Pakistan’s Sindh province is planning a literacy program to reach women and girls in remote areas via cell phones. Special Reports –

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Villagers in Pakistan face threat from rising seawater

Tehmina QureshiKARACHI, Pakistan, April 2 (UPI Next) — The intrusion of the Arabian Sea into the mouth of the Indus River in Pakistanis forcing villages to relocate inland, and threatening livelihoods. Special Reports –

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