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In a first, Saudi Arabia allows women to join army

For the first time, Saudi Arabia will now allow women to apply for military service. According to a statement by Saudi’s General Security division, women living in Riyadh, Makkah, al-Qusaim, and al Madina can apply for the rank of soldier. Women will have until Thursday to submit their applications as part of the process that includes personal interviews and tests. ...

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Alina Zagitova becomes first Russian to win gold after intense skating final

(CNN)Alina Zagitova has won gold in the women’s ice skating, becoming the first Russian athlete to win the top medal at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. After a stunning showdown at the Gangneung Ice Arena, the 15-year-old took the top spot after her rival, 18-year-old fellow Russian Evgenia Medvedeva, just couldn’t quite catch her. Both women scored 156.65 in the free ...

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South Korea says approved visit by sanctioned North Korean to pursue peace on peninsula

SEOUL: South Korea said it approved the Winter Olympic visit by a sanctioned North Korean official, blamed for the deadly 2010 sinking of a South Korean navy ship, in the pursuit of peace and asked for public understanding. Kim Yong Chol, vice-chairman of the North’s ruling Workers’ Party’s Central Committee, will lead a high-level delegation at the closing ceremony of ...

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Ex-Trump campaign associates face more charges

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dramatically escalating the pressure and stakes, special counsel Robert Mueller filed additional criminal charges Thursday against President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman and his business associate. The filing adds allegations of tax evasion and bank fraud and significantly increases the legal jeopardy facing Paul Manafort, who managed Trump’s campaign for several months in 2016, and longtime associate ...

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Fire destroys Pahoa home

No one was injured in this afternoon’s fire that destroyed a Pahoa house, which was unoccupied. SHARE ADVERTISING No one was injured in this afternoon’s fire that destroyed a Pahoa house, which was unoccupied. When Hawaii County firefighters arrived at about 2:19 p.m., the…

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