North Korean missile launch attempt apparently failed, South Korea says

Seoul (CNN)North Korea attempted to launch a missile Tuesday, although it appeared to be unsuccessful, South Korea’s military said. One missile was fired from the eastern city of Wonsan at 5.20 a.m., the South Korea Joint Chiefs of Staff said.

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Temple’s chatty robot monk dispenses Buddhist wisdom in China

Beijing (CNN)This funny-looking, chubby robot might well be the most popular Buddhist monk in China. Standing two-feet (60 centimeters) tall, Xian’er is based on a cartoon character created by a Buddhist master at Beijing’s Longquan Temple. Himself a graduate of the prestigious Peking University, Xianxun said the main reason is that the temple is in […]

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China: Man’s head gets stuck inside washing machine

(CNN)Firefighters in southeast China’s Fujian province responded to an unusual kind of emergency Sunday — a man had gotten his head stuck inside a washing machine. Luckily, he was pulled out by a team of firefighters after less than an hour, according to the official Weibo social media account of Fuzhou City’s Fire Department.

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Hard-liner takes new post as Israel defense minister

Jerusalem (CNN)One of Israel’s most controversial politicians, hard-liner Avigdor Liberman, was sworn in as the country’s new defense minister on Monday. Liberman’s appointment comes after weeks of political turmoil leading to the resignation of his predecessor, Moshe “Bogie” Ya’alon, in protest.

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Explosive package delivered to home of New York correction officer

(CNN)An upstate New York correction officer was severely injured Sunday after opening an explosive package sent to his Floyd home, the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office said. The 52-year-old unidentified officer’s upper body was severely burned in the explosion, which happened around 8 a.m. Sunday, Oneida County Sheriff Robert Maciol said in a statement on Facebook. […]

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Garland returns to alma mater for commencement

Washington (CNN)Stalled Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland on Sunday returned to his suburban Chicago high school to deliver its commencement address. The former Niles West valedictorian, class of 1970, didn’t touch on his current situation as President Barack Obama’s high court choice — ignored by Senate Republicans — instead focusing on more general themes of […]

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Teen launches suicide attack in Iraq marketplace

(CNN)A teen suicide bomber blew himself up in an outdoor market on Sunday, a strike that killed at least five people, an Iraqi official said. The incident took place in Muqdadiya and a claim of responsibility by ISIS was posted on social media. Col. Mohammed Ibrahim, the spokesman of Iraq’s Joint Operations Command, said the […]

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Woman badly injured in suspected California shark attack

Lifeguards shut down Corona Del Mar state beach after attack on swimmer who suffered large bite marks on her upper torso and shoulder Lifeguards shut down a Southern California beach on Sunday after a swimmer was pulled injured from the water with bite marks in a possible shark attack, authorities said. The woman, swimming in […]

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Queensland MP blames crocodile attack on ‘human stupidity’

Warren Entsch, MP for northern Queensland region that includes the Daintree national park, says if you swim at 10pm youre going to get consumed MP Warren Entsch has blamed the victim of Thornton beach You can only get there by ferry, and there are signs there saying watch out for the bloody crocodiles, he said. […]

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‘Minivan-sized’ sea creature discovered off Hawaii

(CNN)There are countless creatures on Earth that man has yet to discover. Two Hawaiian scientists believe they’ve come across one of them, and it’s a jaw-dropping wonder.

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