North Korea blasts Japan for using election to ‘pave groundwork’ for invasion

North Korea blasts Japan for using election to 'pave groundwork' for invasion

North Korea on Monday blasted “Japanese reactionaries” for working to “pave the groundwork for a reinvasion of the Korean peninsula” after Sunday’s Lower House election that saw Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling bloc secure a sweeping victory. Abe dissolved the Diet on Sept. 28, forcing the election, as he sought a fresh mandate amid improving poll numbers and his handling of the North Korean nuclear crisis.

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Roman Polanski Accused of Molesting a 10-Year-Old Girl

Roman Polanski Accused of Molesting a 10-Year-Old Girl

Roman Polanski has been accused of molesting a woman when she was 10 years old. Marianne Barnard first came forward with her story on Twitter as the Harvey Weinstein scandal unfolded, and now the California-based artist has elaborated on her claims to the Sun: “#RomanPolanski took photos of me naked & in fur coat on beach in Malibu, I was 10 yrs old. He went on from there. This ends now #ROSEARMY,” she wrote.

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Over 1 Billion ‘Invisible’ People Have No Identity Proof: World Bank

Over 1 Billion 'Invisible' People Have No Identity Proof: World Bank

More than 1.1 billion people worldwide officially don't exist, going about their daily lives without proof of identity. The issue leaves a significant fraction of the global population deprived of health and education services. Among these "invisible people", many of whom live primarily in Africa and Asia, more than one third are children susceptible to violence whose births have not been registered, the World Bank's "Identification for Development" (ID4D) program recently warned.

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Britain’s top business leaders just warned the promise of capitalism is ‘broken’

Britain's top business leaders just warned the promise of capitalism is 'broken'

The state of capitalism is in desperate need of reform and modernisation, according to some of the UK’s top business leaders, who claim that the system has been hurt by management greed, corporate tax dodging and investor short-termism. Speaking on a panel for the Financial Times, former minister Baroness Shriti Vadera, who is now chairwoman of Santander UK, said that “the underlying promise of western capitalist economies — that a rising tide lifts all boats — has been broken”. She said that a “better model” is needed.

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Boy, 3, shot in the head by 6-year-old brother, police say

Boy, 3, shot in the head by 6-year-old brother, police say

Police in Philadelphia say a 3-year-old is in critical condition after being shot in the head by his 6-year-old brother. Authorities say the younger boy suffered a gunshot wound to the left side of his forehead just after 3 p.m. Saturday. The two boys were on the second floor of their north Philadelphia home when the shooting happened.

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Generation ISIS: Syrian parents deal with children brainwashed by ISIS

Generation ISIS: Syrian parents deal with children brainwashed by ISIS

Abu Shahed first realized his 11-year-old son was being brainwashed by ISIS when he saw the fourth-grader's textbooks. They were filled with images of "bombs, guns, machine guns, tanks, warplanes and other war symbols,” the father of four recalled. The militant group's black flag also featured in materials given to children at the ISIS-run school that Abu Shahed's son was forced to attend after the militants captured the Syrian town of Al Bukamal in 2014.

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