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Step Up America Heroes Appreciation Festival

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North Korean Mobile Missile Launchers Seen as Bigger Threat Than Nukes

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Analysts who closely watch developments in North Korea say Pyongyang has made strides in missile launch systems that could deliver a nuclear warhead to targets as far away as the United States. The North's development of miniaturized nuclear devices and missile launchers capable of evading detection are raising concerns among U.S. military officials.

On Friday, Army General Curtis Scaparrotti, commander of U.S. Forces Korea, told a briefing in Washington that North Korea has the right connections and technology to develop a miniaturized nuclear weapon that can be launched from a mobile launcher.

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Russia Launches ISS Cargo Mission After US Rocket Explodes

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Russia successfully launched an unmanned rocket with supplies for the International Space Station from Kazakhstan on Wednesday, hours after a catastrophic explosion destroyed a similar mission in the United States.

A Soyuz rocket and Progress 57 cargo ship blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome. The cargo ship is expected to dock with the ISS later in the day.

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Rebels, Iraqi Kurds Help Syrian Kurds Fight IS in Kobani

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Kurdish fighters in northern Syria are getting reinforcements in their month-long battle with Islamic State militants in the border city of Kobani.

A group of about 50 rebels from the Free Syrian Army arrived Wednesday in Kobani after crossing into Syria from Turkey. They join the fight there against the Islamic State group after spending the past 3 ½ years battling Syrian forces in a bid to oust President Bashar al-Assad.

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North Korea Rejects South's Offer of Talks

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North Korea has rejected South Korea's offer to resume high-level talks, citing concerns over recent anti-Pyongyang leaflets sent over the border by South Korean activists.

South Korea had proposed that the high-level dialogue, agreed to earlier this month, be held Thursday at the border village of Panmunjom.

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Bangladesh Islamist Party Chief Gets Death Sentence

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Judges in Bangladesh have sentenced the head of the country's largest Islamist party to death for war crimes.

A three-member special tribunal in Dhaka handed down the long-awaited verdict on Wednesday to hang 71-year-old Motiur Rahman Nizami, a former Cabinet minister. In June, the court delayed the verdict after medical officials said Nizami was too ill to appear in court.

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Tighter Security Ordered at US Federal Buildings

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U.S. Homeland Security chief Jeh Johnson has ordered tighter security at federal government buildings in Washington and other major cities.

Johnson said Tuesday that the reason for the enhanced presence of federal protective officers was "self-evident."

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