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SEOUL - In 1993, French neurosurgeon Francois-Xavier Roux received a phone call in Paris from an unidentified North Korean official. The then leader-in-waiting, Kim Jong Il, had suffered a head injury from horse-riding accident and they wanted his advice.

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BERLIN - The Simon Wiesenthal Center has sent the German government a list of 80 people it believes murdered Jews while serving in Nazi death squads in World War Two and who may be still alive, the head of the Israel office of the organization said.

Indebted to America, Kosovo struggles to curb Islamist recruits 11:08am BST

KACANIK Kosovo - Born in Germany, Blerim Heta moved to his parents' native Kosovo as a 10-year-old boy in the wake of a NATO air war in 1999 to save the territory's ethnic Albanians from Serbian repression.

Israeli high-tech entrepreneur turns his focus to politics 10:39am BST

JERUSALEM - Erel Margalit has packed a lot in, from frontline combat in Lebanon to a PhD in philosophy at Columbia University, advising Jerusalem's former mayor and launching a billion dollar venture capital firm. Now his focus is politics, and trying to reboot the original "start-up nation".

Global spa, wellness industry estimated at $3.4 trillion: report 12:51am BST

NEW YORK - A growing middle class and consumers' evolving attitudes toward health and travel have fueled a global spa and wellness industry worth an estimated $3.4 trillion in 2013, according to a report released on Tuesday.

Afghanistan is worst country for older people: index 12:08am BST

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Afghanistan is the worst country to live in as an older person, an annual index on the wellbeing of the elderly showed on Wednesday.

Warzone parkour 7:01pm BST

Palestinian youths practice their Parkour skills over the ruins of buildings in Gaza.

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