Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

4 Killed in Suspected Boko Haram Extremist Attack in Nigeria

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

4 Killed in Suspected Boko Haram Extremist Attack in Nigeria

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U.S. preparing coffins for return

of soldiers' remains from N. Korea

The U.S. military said it moved 100 wooden coffins to the inter-Korean border on Saturday to prepare for North Korea's returning of the remains of American soldiers who have been missing since the 1950-53 Korean War.

U.S. Forces Korea spokesman Col. Chad Carroll also said 158 metal transfer cases had been sent to a U.S. air base near Seoul, South Korea's capital.

North Korea agreed to return U.S. war remains during the June 12 summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump. While the preparations suggest that the repatriation of war remains could be imminent, it remains unclear when and how it would occur.

Iraqi political parties announce coalition to form new government - Iraq's Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi and Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr announced on Saturday a political coalition amid talks to form a new government after national elections last month.

Al-Sadr's political bloc won the largest share of seats in May parliamentary elections. He has already joined in a coalition with the second-place bloc led by Hadi al-Amiri, a Shiite militia leader backed by Iran. Al-Abadi's bloc came in third in the polls.

Al-Sadr, a populist cleric who led a militia during the insurgency against American forces, promised voters he would form a government that would transcend the sectarian politics that have plagued the country since the 2003 U.S. invasion.

Both al-Abadi and al-Amiri are said to be eyeing the position of prime minister. Al-Sadr, who is not a member of Parliament, is not pursuing the top post.

Fake World Cup trophies used to traffic cocaine in Argentina - Some Argentines are taking advantage of World Cup fervor.

The security minister of Buenos Aires province said Friday that police had broken up an organization that trafficked marijuana and cocaine in fake World Cup trophies.

The so-called "Narcos de la Copa" took advantage of the global merchandising boom generated by the soccer tournament to move the drugs without raising suspicions. …

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