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Aid group says Madagascar plague outbreak yet to reach peak

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 17:08
An international aid group says a deadly outbreak of plague in Madagascar has not yet reached its peak.

Falling pine tree in Rome crushes taxi, injuring driver

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 16:36
A pine tree has crushed a taxi in Rome, injuring the driver but leaving two passengers uninjured.

Railcar hits garbage truck and derails in Poland; 16 injured

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 16:20
An official says that a railcar hit a garbage truck and derailed in northern Poland, injuring 16 people, including a 3 ½-year-old child.

EU investigators inspect German automakers

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 16:20
The European Union’s antitrust watchdog said Monday that investigators have conducted inspections at a number of German automakers over cartel concerns.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson makes unannounced trip to Afghanistan

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 16:04
Tillerson met with Afghan president to reaffirm U.S. commitment to winning war against Taliban.

The U.S. invited Indonesia's military chief to visit — then denied him entry

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 16:04
Gen. Gatot Nurmantyo was scheduled to attend a conference in Washington on countering violent extremism.

UN rapporteur says Sri Lanka’s accountability process dismal

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 16:04
A visiting United Nations special rapporteur said Monday that Sri Lanka is nowhere close to where it should be in dealing with allegations of war crimes and other rights violations from its decades-long civil war.

Egypt says destroyed arms convoy crossing from Libya

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 15:48
Egypt’s military says it has destroyed eight vehicles loaded with weapons, ammunition and explosives, and killed militants in the western desert, after they crossed borders with neighboring Libya.

CORRECTS: US Secretary of State Tillerson visits Bagram Air Base on unannounced visit to Afghanistan.

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 15:48
CORRECTS: US Secretary of State Tillerson visits Bagram Air Base on unannounced visit to Afghanistan. (Corrects APNewsAlert to note Tillerson’s location was Bagram Air Base, not Kabul.)

CORRECTS: US Secretary of State Tillerson visits Bagram Air Base on unannounced visit to Afghanistan.

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 15:32
CORRECTS: US Secretary of State Tillerson visits Bagram Air Base on unannounced visit to Afghanistan. (Corrects APNewsAlert to note Tillerson’s location was Bagram Air Base, not Kabul.)

3 decades on, Belgium hopes to end probe into deadly gang

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 15:32
The Belgian government says that it wants to finally conclude an investigation into the “Mad Killers” gang which killed 28 people during the 1980s. The announcement followed a breakthrough into the possible identity of one gang member.

US sanctions against Hezbollah will not target banks: Banker

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 15:32
A top Lebanese banker says new U.S. sanctions against the militant Hezbollah group expected to be released in the near future are not likely to affect the country’s banking sector.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson makes unannounced trip to Afghanistan

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 15:16
Tillerson assured Afghan leader of U.S. support after week of attacks that killed 200.

South Korean Olympic organizers downplay concern over NKorea

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 15:16
South Korea’s Olympic organizers have played down concern over ongoing tensions with North Korea and also say work has been completed on all venues for the 2018 Pyeongchang Games.

Tillerson makes unannounced side trip to Afghanistan

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 15:16
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has made an unannounced trip to Afghanistan.

US Secretary of State Tillerson visits Kabul on unannounced visit to Afghanistan

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 15:00
US Secretary of State Tillerson visits Kabul on unannounced visit to Afghanistan.

13 killed after suicide bombing attack in northeast Nigeria

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 14:44
Authorities in northeastern Nigeria say 13 people have been killed by a suicide bombing in Maiduguri.

Egyptian president visits France, human rights a topic

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 14:28
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi is starting a three-day visit to France, where human rights are expected to be discussed along with economic and military cooperation.

The Latest: $340 million pledged to help Rohingya refugees

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 14:28
The Latest on the donors conference for Asia’s Rohingya refugees (all times local):

Poland commits to spend 2.5 percent of its GDP on defense

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 13:56
Poland’s President Andrzej Duda has signed a law that will eventually increase the country’s spending on defense to at least 2.5 percent of GDP, well above the 2 percent required by membership in NATO.

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