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Winter Olympics: Kim Jong-un thanks South Korea for 'impressive' effort

This handout photo by KCNA shows Kim Jong-un, who appears to be supported by Ms Kim Yo-jong on his left and Mr Kim Yong-nam on his right



North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has praised South Korea for its "impressive" efforts in hosting a delegation from the North during the Winter Olympics.

His comments came as the delegation, led by Mr Kim's sister Kim Yo-jong, returned home from Pyeongchang.

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Rare 'Super Blue Blood Moon' Coming - First in 35 Years

A total lunar eclipse graces the evening twilight over the Zagros Mountains in Iran on December 10, 2011. PHOTOGRAPH BY BABAK TAFRESHI, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CREATIVE - image courtesy of news.nationalgeographic.com



Lucky sky-watchers are about to get a cosmic three-for-one deal, as the second super-size full moon in a month undergoes a dramatic total lunar eclipse on January 31.

According to eclipse experts, the event marks the first time anyone on Earth has seen this celestial trifecta in 35 years—and the first time it’s been seen in the Americas in 150 years.

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Saudi Arabia elites released after paying corruption settlements


The Ritz-Carlton in Riyadh is holding about 200 members of the Saudi elite



Some of Saudi Arabia's most powerful men, detained in November in an anti-corruption purge, have been released.

Among those set free are Waleed al-Ibrahim, the head of MBC television network, and Khalid al-Tuwaijiri, a former chief of the royal court.

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