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The struggle to save the ‘badly shot’ North Korean soldier

"I was informed that he was badly shot by North Koreans," Lee said, reliving the complex chain of events that brought North Korean defector Oh Chong Song to his trauma unit on November 13.Lee says he went to meet his critically injured patient on the helipad, just a few hundred feet from the state-of-the-art, US-modeled trauma center he runs at Ajou University Hospital in
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2 Kiwi species no longer endangered in new Red List

The latest update to the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources' (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species upgraded the status of the birds from "endangered" to "vulnerable" because of a steady increase in population.The IUCN is a global body that evaluates the existential threat to various animals and plants. Their findings, published in
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Kim Jong Nam had antidote to poison on him during his murder

Malaysia's High Court heard this week Kim Jong Nam had 12 doses of atropine in his sling bag when he was allegedly swabbed with VX nerve agent in Kuala Lumpur International Airport on February 13, news agency Bernama said. Defense lawyer Hisyam Abdullah also confirmed the report to CNN.Abdullah said K. Sharmilah, a government toxicologist, told the court Wednesday she
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White House, Philippines at odds on whether rights was discussed

But a spokesman for the controversial Philippine President told reporters that "human rights did not arise" during the meeting.Trump has largely eschewed public talk of human rights issues on his trip through Asia, despite the United States harboring long-held grievances with how countries in the region have treated their citizens. In Manila, the two leaders ignored