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Inventor ‘tortured reporter’ before killing her on sub

WASHINGTON POST - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 15:44
Prosecutors say Danish inventor Peter Madsen tied up and tortured Swedish reporter Kim Wall before he either cut her throat or strangled her during a trip on his private submarine in August.

US, others launch new tool to punish chemical weapons users

WASHINGTON POST - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 15:44
The United States and 28 other countries are launching a new plan to better identify and punish anyone who uses chemical weapons, amid new reports of a suspected chemical attack in Syria.

Nationalists to chair budget committee in German parliament

WASHINGTON POST - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 15:28
The nationalist Alternative for Germany party says one of its lawmakers will chair the German parliament’s budget committee, a key panel that oversees government spending.

Poll: Deep partisan divide among Americans over Israel

WASHINGTON POST - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 15:28
A new opinion poll shows a significant gap between Republicans and Democrats in support for Israel, with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seen as a divisive figure between the two camps.

AP PHOTOS: AP photographer captures struggles of Rohingya

WASHINGTON POST - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 15:22
Veteran AP photographer Manish Swarup has been capturing the struggles of the more than 680,000 Rohingya Muslims now living in sprawling refugee camps in Bangladesh. The Rohingya, a long-persecuted minority denied citizenship at home in Myanmar, began pouring across the border in late August after waves of attacks by Myanmar security forces and Buddhist mobs.

Central African Republic hits new high in displaced people

WASHINGTON POST - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 13:53
Conflict-torn Central African Republic is seeing the highest number of displaced people since fighting erupted there in 2013.

Pakistan cleric wanted by US claims doing nothing illegal

WASHINGTON POST - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 13:53
A radical Pakistani cleric wanted by the United States and released from detention last year claims he is not involved in any illegal activities and is inviting the United Nations to visit the offices of his charity in Lahore.

Hugh Masekela, South African trumpeter and a leading voice in the anti-apartheid movement, dies at 78

WASHINGTON POST - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 13:43
Mr. Masekela, who fused African folk with American jazz, achieved a No. 1 hit in 1968 with “Grazing in the Grass.”

Murdoch blocked from taking over Sky by British regulator fearing ‘too much control’

WASHINGTON POST - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 13:43
It was already the second failed takeover attempt by Murdoch.

Lula, once Brazil’s ‘most popular politician,’ faces ruling that could send him to jail

WASHINGTON POST - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 13:34
Former Brazilian president Lula da Silva is still leading in the polls but faces a host of corruption charges.

3 arrested and charged in Poland after expose on neo-Nazis

WASHINGTON POST - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 13:28
Polish state media report that three people have been arrested and charged with propagating fascism after a news program revealed details about a neo-Nazi group in Poland that celebrated Adolf Hitler.

Kenyans accuse largest hospital of rape, abuse of patients

WASHINGTON POST - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 13:20
Hundreds of Kenyans have held a peaceful demonstration at the country’s largest public hospital to demand that management act on allegations of rape and sexual harassment of patients.

Nigerians return from slavery in Libya to thriving sex-trafficking industry back home

WASHINGTON POST - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 13:14
Survivors and experts say the rush to return trafficked women to Nigeria is doing little to break the cycle of sex slavery.

Secretary Mattis seeks ties with once brutal Indonesia special forces unit, with an eye on China

WASHINGTON POST - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 13:14
Secretary Mattis' visit to Southeast Asia comes as the military refocuses efforts to counter China and Russia.

A top aide to presidential hopeful Sami Annan tells the AP the former chief of staff has been arrested by the military.

WASHINGTON POST - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 13:09
A top aide to presidential hopeful Sami Annan tells the AP the former chief of staff has been arrested by the military.

Seine River overflows its banks in Paris

WASHINGTON POST - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 13:09
The Seine River has overflowed its banks in Paris, prompting authorities to close several roads and cancel boat cruises.

The Latest: Dozens held for posts on Turkey Syria operation

WASHINGTON POST - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 13:09
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EU Parliament considers revamp of seats after Brexit

WASHINGTON POST - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 13:09
The European Union’s legislature is looking to rejig its seat distribution after Britain departs and is considering allowing some lawmakers to be elected on EU-wide tickets.

Turkey shells Syrian city as it pushes into Kurdish enclave

WASHINGTON POST - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 12:59
A Kurdish militia spokesman says Turkey has shelled a city in northeastern Syria as Turkish forces press into a Syrian Kurdish enclave for the fourth straight day.

The Latest: Egypt’s military to probe presidential hopeful

WASHINGTON POST - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 12:59
The Latest on events related to Egypt’s elections (all times local):

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