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A rocky road ahead for independence movements, and 5 other global stories

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 12:18
In this occasional series, The Washington Post brings you up to speed on some of the biggest stories of the week.

Thai mourners pay last-minute respects to late king

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 12:02
Tens of thousands of mourners have been rushing to Bangkok’s Grand Palace to pay their respects to the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, as a period of nearly a year for his body to lie in state ends ahead of his cremation on Oct. 26.

Iraqi prime minister says government forces have retaken northern town of Hawija from Islamic State group extremists

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 12:02
Iraqi prime minister says government forces have retaken northern town of Hawija from Islamic State group extremists.

Italy teachers, lawmakers protest to demand citizenship law

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 12:02
The politically fraught debate in Italy over whether to accelerate citizenship for children of immigrants has taken new urgency with a petition and hunger strike launched by teachers demanding equal rights for their students.

The Latest: Iraqi PM urges Kurds to keep up fight against IS

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 11:46
The Latest on developments regarding Iraq(all times local):

Rape a war tactic in Central African Republic, says group

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 11:30
Young girls and teens raped by Christian militia members. Mothers raped in front of their children by Muslim fighters. Women forced into sexual slavery by armed groups.

Russian investigators raid homes of Khodorkovsky’s employees

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 11:30
Russian investigators and police have raided the homes of at least five people working for an exiled oligarch in connection with a decades-old dispute over what was once Russia’s largest oil producer.

ISIS nearly expelled from its last urban stronghold in Iraq

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 11:15
Iraqi forces have secured the center of Hawija, with pockets of fighting in the northeast of the town.

Macron offers to mediate between Iraqi government and Kurds

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 11:15
French President Emmanuel Macron is offering for France to mediate between the Iraqi government and Kurds seeking independence after a controversial referendum.

French president Macron offers mediation between Iraq’s government and Kurds seeking independence

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 11:15
French president Macron offers mediation between Iraq’s government and Kurds seeking independence.

Report: US Consulate employee arrested in Istanbul

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 10:59
Turkey’s state-run news agency says Turkish authorities have arrested a U.S. Consulate employee in Istanbul over his alleged links to a movement led by U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen.

Chemical weapons watchdog: Sarin traces in Syria attack

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 10:59
The global chemical weapons watchdog says it has found traces of sarin following an attack in northern Syria in late March, days before a deadly strike using the same nerve agent in another Syrian town.

Chemical weapons watchdog: Traces of sarin found following March 30 attack in northern Syria that injured 50

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 10:43
Chemical weapons watchdog: Traces of sarin found following March 30 attack in northern Syria that injured 50.

Know your Nobels: An 8-question quiz all about the peace prize

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 10:12
How much do you know about the Nobel Peace Prize? Try our eight-question quiz to find out.

Dozens pray at Hindu temple on slopes of Bali volcano

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 10:12
Dozens prayed at a revered Hindu temple on the slopes of Bali’s menacing Mount Agung volcano, hoping the gods will restore it to calm.

Mental health concerns in aftermath of Puerto Rico hurricane

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 10:12
Locked out of his home and with nowhere else to go, Wilfredo Ortiz Marrero rode out Hurricane Maria inside a Jeep, which was lifted off its wheels by floodwaters in the parking lot. He then endured days without enough food or running water.

Russia targets al-Qaida positions in Syria 2 days in a row

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 10:12
Russia’s military says its jets have been targeting positions of an al-Qaida-linked group in Syria for two straight days, killing seven militant commanders and dozens of fighters.

Bain aims to settle with Western Digital on Toshiba chips

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 09:56
The investment fund heading the consortium buying the memory chip business of Toshiba Corp. said Thursday it will try to reach a speedy settlement with Western Digital, the U.S. joint venture partner of Toshiba that is opposing the sale.

North Koreans process salmon, snow crab eaten in US, Europe

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 09:40
Americans buying seafood for dinner may inadvertently have subsidized the North Korean government as it builds its nuclear weapons program, an Associated Press investigation has found. Their purchases may also have supported forced labor.

North Korean workers process salmon, snow crab shipped to US

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 09:40
The workers wake up each morning on metal bunk beds in fluorescent-lit Chinese dormitories, North Koreans outsourced by their government to process seafood that ends up in American stores and homes.

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