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  1. Navy Crash, Czech Tourists and a Harrowing North Korean Defection

    Know This: At least eight people were rescued after a U.S. Navy plane carrying 11 crew members and passengers crashed Wednesday near the USS Ronald Reagan in the Philippine Sea. Costa Rica has clocked 300 straight days using renewable energy, breaking its previous record set in 2015. And actor Sacha Baron Cohen has offered to pay the fines levied on six Czech tourists arrested in Kazakhstan for wearing skimpy mankinis made famous in his film Borat.

    Watch This: The American-led United Nations Command has released dramatic footage showing the recent defection of a North Korean solider into neighboring South Korea amid gunfire. The 24-year-old is the third soldier this year to have escaped, and is reportedly recovering from his injuries while consuming Western media.

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