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North and South Korea hold first high-level talks in seven years

The meeting comes a week before the two sides are scheduled to hold reunions of family members separated since the Korean War.

Central African president vows war against ‘anti-balaka’ militia

A Chilean woman is the first foreign fatality in the protests in Venezuela

Philippines signs historic peace pact with Muslim rebel group to end decades of conflict

The World Health Organization declared these 11 countries in Asia free of polio

Chilean president declares quake-hit areas as disaster zones

The 8.2 earthquake, which struck off the coast of northern Chile on Tuesday, caused six deaths.

Nepali sherpas demand compensation for families of avalanche victims

There is no provision for compensation for Sherpas who are hired by international expeditions to carry gear.

Gunmen attack Thai anti-government protesters, killing 3 people

Meanwhile, protesters forced acting Prime Minister Niwatthamrong Boonsongphaisan to flee a meeting with the Election Commission.

Cuba’s dissident blogger launches the country’s first independent news site

Six of the nine reporters have been called in for questioning by state security officials, Yoani Sanchez said.

Bodies of MH17 flight crash victims leave Ukraine for the Netherlands

The aircraft’s black boxes would be given to the Malaysian authorities, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said.