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Nov 05, 2019

Did Russia interfere in Brexit? An unpublished report roils U.K. politics before election.
Opposition lawmakers took Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government to task for an alleged delay in the publication of the report.

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Nov 05, 2019

Facing tumult in Washington, Pompeo heads to Germany
Amid impeachment-related rancor in the State Department, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is heading overseas again: this time to Germany.

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Nov 05, 2019

Greece: Mother urges mercy for Russian bitcoin fraud suspect
The mother of a Russian jailed in Greece pending three countries' extradition requests for alleged bitcoin fraud has appealed for his release, ahead of a new legal bid to end his detention

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Nov 05, 2019

How Mexico became home to communities of Mormons
Mormons fled from America to Mexico in the 19th century to continue to practice polygamy. Today their communities are among the many victims of cartel violence rocking Mexico.

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Nov 05, 2019

New speaker of Britain's ‘tarnished' House of Commons promises more civility, less shouting
Labour's Lindsay Hoyle poses a sharp contrast to predecessor John Bercow, known for his flair for theatrics and his caustic castigations.

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Nov 05, 2019

The latest Call of Duty game casts Russians as villains. It sparked an online revolt.
Ilya Davydov, an influential gamer with nearly half a million Twitch subscribers, said the new installment portrays Russian soldiers as "war criminals."

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Nov 05, 2019

The Latest: Croatia police find 9 migrants in crate in van
Police in Croatia say they have discovered nine migrants crammed in a bolted crate at the back of a van

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Nov 05, 2019

The U.S. once treated Cubans as privileged migrants. Not anymore.
In Juárez, Mexico, asylum seekers from the communist island are particularly vulnerable to cartels and corrupt cops.

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Nov 05, 2019

UN official says fight for women's equality is far from over
The top U.N. gender equality official says more must be done to fight violence against women

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Nov 05, 2019

US victims in Mexico attack from Mormon offshoot community
The nine women and children killed by cartel gunmen in northern Mexico lived in a farming community known as La Mora, where experts say residents identify as Mormons

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Nov 05, 2019

With revised testimony, Sondland ties Trump to quid pro quo
In a ‘supplemental declaration,' the former ambassador to the European Union says aid to Ukraine was linked to the opening of an investigation that could damage Biden.

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Nov 05, 2019

Yemeni government, southern separatists sign peace deal
The agreement was seen as a first step toward ending nearly five years of civil war.

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Nov 05, 2019

Yemen's internationally recognized government and UAE-backed separatists sign a power-sharing deal to halt infighting
Yemen's internationally recognized government and UAE-backed separatists sign a power-sharing deal to halt infighting

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Nov 05, 2019

Trump administration imposes sanctions on top aides to Iranian leader Khamenei
A senior administration official said the Iranian regime has not changed its behavior in the past 40 years and called on it to renounce hostage-taking and release all foreigners unjustly imprisoned in Iran.

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Nov 05, 2019

Nigerian firefighters battle huge blazes at market in Lagos
Nigerian firefighters are batting two fires that broke out almost simultaneously Tuesday at a busy market in central Lagos, the country's largest city and commercial center

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Nov 05, 2019

Nine members of Mormon family with U.S. citizenship killed in attack in northern Mexico; Trump offers support
The death of the women and children highlighted growing organized crime violence

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Nov 05, 2019

Poorer EU members oppose cuts in long-term budget
The leaders and representatives of 17 European Union countries say they are against proposed cuts in EU funds designed to reduce regional differences among members

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Nov 05, 2019

Iran takes new step away from nuclear deal by activating sensitive enrichment facility
President Hassan Rouhani announced the new measures live on state television.

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Nov 05, 2019

Israel Supreme Court allows expulsion of human rights activist
The government says the head of Human Rights Watch has 20 days to leave over his support of boycotts.

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Nov 05, 2019

In a world of crisis, Tunisia's democracy marches on
"Tunisia very clearly demonstrates that democracy is possible in this part of the world," says Zied Ladhari, the moderate Islamist Ennahda party's secretary general.

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Nov 05, 2019

Former ambassador testifies she felt threatened by Trump's comments about her
House investigators released a transcript of the testimony of Marie Yovanovitch, opening a new phase of the impeachment inquiry.

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Nov 05, 2019

‘Dogs' vs. ‘cockroaches': On Hong Kong streets, insults take a dangerous turn
As public trust in the police force collapses, officers and protesters resort to the dehumanizing language that has been used elsewhere to incite mass slaughter.

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Nov 05, 2019

72 people died in London's Grenfell fire. A British lawmaker just implied they lacked ‘common sense.'
Rees-Mogg appeared to suggest on Monday that the victims should have ignored the instructions of the London Fire Brigade to stay inside their homes.

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Nov 05, 2019

American among 3 drug prisoners in escape from Thai court
Prison officials in Thailand say an American man was among three prisoners who staged a violent escape from a courthouse in the eastern town of Pattaya

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Nov 05, 2019

Buffeted by trade war and Hong Kong protests, China's Xi Jinping seeks to project stability
The Chinese leader backed Carrie Lam's crackdown on protests roiling the financial hub, amid reports she would be replaced, but offered no political solution to ease the unrest.

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Nov 05, 2019

Cubans were once privileged migrants to the United States. Now they're stuck at the border, like everyone else.
In Juárez, Mexico, asylum seekers from the communist island are particularly vulnerable to cartels and corrupt cops.

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Nov 05, 2019

Cyprus detains 2 Syrians over boat filled with 131 migrants
Cyprus police have detained two Syrian men on suspicion of human trafficking following the arrival of a boat loaded with 131 Syrian migrants on the island nation's northeastern coast

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Nov 04, 2019

Chile protests resume, demonstrations crimp economic growth
Thousands of Chileans have taken to the streets again to demand improved social services even as the government says that weeks of massive protests are hurting the economy of one of Latin America's wealthiest nations

Washington Post World News
Nov 04, 2019

New speaker of Britain's House of Commons promises more civility, less shouting
Lindsay Hoyle, a long-serving Labour lawmaker, poses a sharp contrast to predecessor John Bercow, known for his flair for theatrics and his caustic castigations.

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Nov 04, 2019

This dog took a DNA test. Turns out he's 100 percent endangered dingo.
The animal was discovered in a garden in rural Australia.

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Nov 04, 2019

World Digest: Nov. 4, 2019
At least 5 protesters killed in Baghdad; Israel agrees to free 2 Jordanians held without charges

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Nov 04, 2019

Earthquake shakes Chile's capital, causes buildings to sway
Earthquake shakes Chile's capital of Santiago, causes office buildings to sway.

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Nov 04, 2019

Helicopter with Bolivian leader safely makes forced landing
Bolivia's Air Force says a helicopter carrying President Evo Morales has had to make an emergency landing due to a mechanical problem

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Nov 04, 2019

China loves Maine lobster, but Trump's trade war means Canada is filling the demand
Beijing's tariffs have gutted exports of the Maine delicacy and position Canada to fill demands, perhaps permanently.

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Nov 04, 2019

A boat got stranded in the rapids above Niagara Falls in 1918. Last week, it finally broke free.
The Iron Scow is part of the Niagara Falls experience.

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Nov 04, 2019

Lindsay Hoyle elected as new speaker of the British House of Commons
The long-serving Labour lawmaker poses a sharp contrast to predecessor John Bercow, known for his flair for theatrics and his caustic castigations.

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Nov 04, 2019

Iraq and Lebanon's protesters may achieve what Trump's ‘maximum pressure' could not
Local uprisings against the political establishments are challenging Iran's influence in the region more than U.S. sanctions have.

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Nov 04, 2019

Iran displays new anti-U.S. murals on the 40th anniversary of the U.S. Embassy seizure
One mural appeared to reference the June shoot-down of a U.S. drone.

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Nov 04, 2019

India's losing battle against pollution: Delhi air quality reaches toxic levels, again
The Indian capital just recorded its worst overall air quality in three years.

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Nov 04, 2019

The Dionne quintuplets: The exploitation of five girls raised in a ‘baby zoo'
They were the first quintuplets in history to survive infancy. But a new book details just how miserable their lives were.

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Nov 04, 2019

World Digest: Nov. 2, 2019
ISIS claims attack that leaves 54 dead in Mali; Turkey will send Islamic State prisoners to home countries

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Nov 04, 2019

World Digest: Nov. 3, 2019
Saudi Arabia kicks off IPO of oil giant Aramco; Hong Kong politician, others injured in knife attack

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Nov 04, 2019

USAID helped set up microfinance in Guatemala. Now it's funding illegal migration.
USAID and others helped establish Guatemala's largest microfinance organization and supported local banks. Now migrants are borrowing money to pay coyotes.

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Nov 04, 2019

Thousands march in Chile as gov't says protests hit growth
Thousands of Chileans are marching again in the streets of the capital demanding improved social services even as the government says that massive protests are diminishing growth expectations in one of the wealthiest countries in Latin America

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Nov 04, 2019

Trump administration has notified UN that it has started process of withdrawing US from Paris climate agreement
Trump administration has notified UN that it has started process of withdrawing US from Paris climate agreement

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Nov 04, 2019

Turkey says it captured slain IS leader's sister in Syria
A senior Turkish official says Turkey has captured the older sister of the slain leader of the Islamic State group in northwestern Syria, calling the arrest an intelligence "gold mine."

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Nov 04, 2019

Turkey says it has captured the older sister of slain IS leader in Syria, calling it an intelligence "gold mine"
Turkey says it has captured the older sister of slain IS leader in Syria, calling it an intelligence "gold mine"

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Nov 04, 2019

Trump administration sanctions top aides to Iranian leader Khamenei
A senior administration official said the Iranian regime has not changed its behavior in the past 40 years, and called on it to renounce hostage-taking and release all foreigners unjustly imprisoned in Iran.

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Nov 04, 2019

As loggers destroy the Amazon, this ‘guardian' stood in their way. Now he's been killed.
Together with his fellow "guardians," Paulo Paulino Guajajara protected his province's last bit of forest.

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Nov 04, 2019

China's Communist Party tries to create a new hero for the masses
China's leaders, seeking to bolster their legitimacy, are lionizing a woman who was killed while trying to take care of poor villagers.

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Nov 04, 2019

This indigenous Amazon forest guard long feared a violent death. It finally arrived.
Together with his fellow "guardians," Paulo Paulino Guajajara protected his province's last bit of forest.

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Nov 04, 2019

‘Dogs' vs. ‘cockroaches': On Hong Kong streets, language of genocide rears its head
As public trust in the police force collapses, officers and protesters resort to dehumanizing language — a precursor to past calamities.

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Nov 04, 2019

In South Korea, military cost dispute and Trump's moves in Syria fuel doubts over U.S. commitment
One lawmaker in Seoul calls it the "Trump risk" — a combination of uncertainty, volatility and demands for more military payments.

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Nov 04, 2019

López Obrador and Mexico's military in rare public spat after ‘El Chapo's' son is freed
A retired Mexican general has openly criticized the government of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador after the botched attempt to arrest the son of Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán — a rare challenge that's raising concerns about growing discontent in the military.

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Nov 04, 2019

Schools in meat-loving rural Brazil went vegan. The community revolted.
The world's No. 1 exporter of beef is home to a large and growing vegan movement. Sometimes, the cultures clash.

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Nov 04, 2019

Six deaths in one family over 14 years. Police say they have found their killer: The daughter-in-law.
Shocked neighbors described the suspect as "pious," and her sister-in-law called her "smart and jovial." But in the press, Jolly Joseph has come to be known as the "cyanide killer."

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Nov 03, 2019

In Kenya's battle against al-Shabab, locals say the military is fighting terror with terror
The country's ethnic Somali residents say they are routinely rounded up by the Kenya Defense Forces as a form of collective punishment for extremist attacks on Kenyan soil.

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Nov 03, 2019

In Kenya's fight against al-Shabab, locals say the military is fighting terror with terror
The country's ethnic Somali residents say they are routinely rounded up by the Kenya Defense Forces as a form of collective punishment for extremist attacks on Kenyan soil.

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Nov 03, 2019

China tries to create a new hero for the masses
The Communist Party, seeking to bolster its legitimacy, is lionizing a woman who was killed while trying to take care of poor villagers.

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Nov 03, 2019

Militants linked to Islamic State and al-Qaeda can still strike hard in Mali. Here's why.
An attack on an remote military outpost shows the resilience of Islamist fighters across broad swaths of Africa.

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Nov 02, 2019

Militants linked with al-Qaeda and ISIS can still strike hard in Mali. Here's why.
A deadly attack on a remote military outpost in Mali has highlighted the resilience of Islamist fighters across huge stretches of Africa, even as President Trump boasts the Islamic State has been defeated in Iraq and Syria.

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Nov 02, 2019

The U.S. uses aid to lean on foreign states — but not always with the same intentions or results
This week, there were three very different conversations around U.S. foreign financial assistance in Cameroon, Lebanon and Israel. The one constant is that there often doesn't seem to be a consistent carrot or stick guiding these foreign policy decisions.

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Nov 02, 2019

Mexico: 2 dead, 35 homes burned in Baja California.
Mexican authorities say two people have been killed and 35 homes damaged by two wildfires burning in the northwestern border state of Baja California

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Nov 02, 2019

Fears of ‘police state' grow in Hong Kong as protesters are stopped, searched
Hong Kong's protests, now in their 22nd week, continue to have broad support, but authorities are growing more aggressive in their efforts to quell the demonstrations.

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Nov 02, 2019

Chased by conflict in Ukraine, an artist finds a haven in Helsinki
A provocative antiwar installation led to threats and a fearful departure from Kyiv.

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Nov 02, 2019

Brazil says indigenous forest guard killed in Amazon ambush
Illegal loggers ambushed a group of indigenous forest guards in Brazil's Amazon, killing one and injuring another, authorities say.

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Nov 02, 2019

5 candidates for Algeria's contested presidential vote
Algeria's electoral body has announced five candidates for the Dec. 12 presidential election, including two former prime ministers and all products of the system rejected by months of pro-democracy protests

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Nov 02, 2019

Embassy seizure four decades ago leaves a legacy of bitterness between Iran and the United States
On the 40th anniversary of the 1979 takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, events in both countries will showcase the enduring symbolism of the hostage crisis.

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Nov 02, 2019

Far from Vietnam's boomtowns, a rural region looks to Europe's distant shores for escape
Locked in a cycle of sending workers abroad to sustain those at home, two provinces in north-central Vietnam offer a glimpse into the pipeline that supplies migrant labor — including those willing to take dangerous smuggling routes.

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Nov 02, 2019

The cautionary political tale of Iceland's last McDonald's burger that simply won't rot
It was purchased hours before the corporation pulled out of the country in 2009, in the wake of Iceland's devastating financial crisis. Ten years on, it's looking "as fresh as always."

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Nov 02, 2019

UN team gathers accounts of injuries during Chile's protests
A U.N. human rights team is gathering testimony about hundreds of people allegedly injured by Chile's police during protests in recent weeks

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Nov 02, 2019

German minister appeals for European unity amid challenges
Germany's foreign minister is appealing for European countries to unite in the face of global challenges such as climate change and migration

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Nov 02, 2019

Hong Kong chaos sees tear gas, attack on Chinese news agency
Anti-government protesters have attacked the Hong Kong office of China's official Xinhua News Agency for the first time after chaos broke out downtown, with police firing tear gas and demonstrators hurling gasoline bombs

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Nov 02, 2019

Italy arrests 19 in probe of international heroin ring
Police in Italy say they have arrested 19 people, most from Tanzania, as part of dismantling a heroin ring involving more than 150 suspects in Africa, Asia and Europe

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Nov 02, 2019

South Africa beats England 32-12, wins 3rd World Cup title
South Africa's multi-racial squad swept to a record-tying third Rugby World Cup title by overpowering England in a poignant and transcendent 32-12 victory.

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Nov 02, 2019

Syrian Christian gunmen deploy against Turkey-backed advance
A Kurdish-led force says Christian fighters will now be in charge of security in a region in northern Syria that has witnessed fighting between Turkey-backed opposition gunmen and Kurdish-led fighters

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Nov 02, 2019

The cautionary political tale of Iceland's last McDonald's burger that simply won't rot, even after 10 years
Ten years on, it's looking "as fresh as always."

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Nov 02, 2019

Tear gas clouds downtown Hong Kong as protesters defy ban
Hong Kong riot police have fired multiple rounds of tear gas and used a water cannon to break up a rally by thousands of masked protesters demanding meaningful autonomy after Beijing indicated it could tighten its grip on the Chinese territory

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Nov 02, 2019

Malian government confirms at least 54 dead in jihadist attack on military in the north
Malian government confirms at least 54 dead in jihadist attack on military in the north

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Nov 02, 2019

Malian government says 54 dead in jihadist attack on army
The Malian government says at least 54 people are dead following a jihadist attack on the army in the north

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Nov 02, 2019

Hong Kong police stop and search people, fire tear gas on protesters as fears of ‘police state' intensify
Protesters in Hong Kong are now in its 22nd week and continue to have broad support, but authorities are growing more aggressive in their efforts to quell the demonstrations

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Nov 02, 2019

Hong Kong protesters defy police ban, demand real autonomy
Defying a police ban, thousands of black-clad masked protesters are streaming into Hong Kong's central shopping district for another rally demanding a meaningful autonomy after Beijing indicated it could tighten its grip on the territory

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Nov 02, 2019

He helped write Indonesia's strict adultery laws. He had an affair and was publicly flogged 28 times.
Mukhlis bin Muhammad is an Islamic scholar and leader in the very conservative Aceh region of Indonesia, where the council he's part of helped enact the anti-adultery laws. The woman he allegedly had an affair with was caned 23 times.

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Nov 02, 2019

He helped write Indonesia's strict adultery laws. Then he had an affair and was publicly flogged 28 times.
For most men around the world, this would not be making headlines. But Mukhlis bin Muhammad is an Islamic religious scholar and leader in the very conservative Aceh region of Indonesia, where the council he's part of helped enact the anti-adultery laws.

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Nov 02, 2019

Farage to Johnson: Abandon Brexit deal in coming election — or else
Nigel Farage said Friday that his potentially vote-splitting Brexit Party will field candidates for every seat in Britain in the December general election — unless Prime Minister Boris Johnson agrees to abandon the withdrawal deal he negotiated with European leaders.

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Nov 02, 2019

A court case in India takes aim at anonymous #MeToo accusations
In India, Facebook has been ordered to reveal an anonymous Instagram user who posted #MeToo allegations against prominent men in the art world.

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Nov 02, 2019

Australia's prime minister pledges to outlaw climate boycotts, arguing they threaten the economy
Scott Morrison said the protests, "apocalyptic in tone," have led to harassment of small-business owners.

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Nov 02, 2019

Baghdad building now a landmark in anti-government protests
An abandoned 14-story building in central Baghdad has emerged as a landmark in the anti-government protests gripping Iraq, after being taken over and held by thousands of demonstrators since Oct. 25

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Nov 02, 2019

AP PHOTOS: Pilgrims flock to French town for beach litany
A ceremony in the southern French town of Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer celebrates the reputed landfall, in the first decades A.D., of the two Saints Mary after their flight from the Holy Land

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Nov 02, 2019

Migrants endure rape and torture on route through Yemen
For thousands of African migrants, Yemen's Ras al-Ara is a particular hell on the arduous, 900-mile (1,400-kilometer) journey from the Horn of Africa to Saudi Arabia

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Nov 02, 2019

Inside Syria's teeming ISIS prisons: Broken men, child inmates and orders to break free
Prison security is deteriorating, yet there's no answer for how to address the threat posed by the prisoners.

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Nov 02, 2019

Iran student leader says he regrets 1979 US Embassy attack
Iranian student leader in 1979 US Embassy takeover says he regrets the attack

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Nov 02, 2019

Thirty years after the Berlin Wall fell, a Stasi spy puzzle remains unsolved
Archivists are attempting to piece together torn documents from East Germany's notorious secret police.

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Nov 02, 2019

Russia enacts ‘sovereign Internet' law; free speech activists cry foul
The legislation aims to route Russian web traffic and data through points controlled by state authorities.

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Nov 02, 2019

Pakistani Islamists stage sit-in, demand PM resign
Tens of thousands of supporters of an Islamist political party are staging a protest camp in Pakistan's capital, where authorities are using shipping containers and riot police to block access to key government buildings

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Nov 02, 2019

Trump ends trade benefits for Cameroon over ‘persistent human rights violations'
The move follows a decision to scale back military aid for the country as it battles Boko Haram.

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Nov 02, 2019

Trump pal Nigel Farage tells Boris Johnson he must abandon his Brexit deal in coming election — or else
Brexit Party leader Farage wants Johnson to form a "Leave Alliance" with the most zealous Brexit backers

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Nov 02, 2019

U.S. envoy in Afghanistan seeking prisoner exchange to free two hostages held by Taliban, Afghan officials say
Khalilzad is attempting to secure the release of two professors, one American and one Australian, who were seized at gunpoint in Kabul in August 2016.

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Nov 02, 2019

U.S. to end trade benefits for Cameroon over ‘persistent human rights violations'
The move follows a decision to scale back military aid for the country as it battles Boko Haram.

Washington Post World News
Nov 01, 2019

Some autistic youths detained in UK in "horrific" conditions
A British Parliamentary committee says many young people with autism or learning disabilities are being detained under "horrific" conditions and is calling for an urgent overhaul of the system

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