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Duterte losing favor amid drug killings, wealth allegations

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 05:06
Filipinos’ satisfaction with President Rodrigo Duterte has made its steepest drop since he took office last year amid an outcry over unabated drug killings and unresolved allegations that he has unexplained wealth, an independent poll showed.

Trial in Kim murder resuming with visit to Malaysian lab

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 03:14
The trial of two women accused of killing the estranged half brother of North Korea’s leader entered its second week Monday, with the court moving temporarily to a high-security laboratory to view evidence contaminated with VX nerve agent.

Duterte’s police have killed thousands in the Philippines. But this police chief told his officers, ‘Don’t kill.’

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 01:06
A Quantico-trained police chief says no to Duterte’s call to kill drug suspects.  

Greek police arrest 8 smugglers who brought in 49 migrants

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 10/08/2017 - 22:44
Greek police say they have arrested eight migrant traffickers who smuggled 49 migrants through Greece’s land border with Turkey.

Albania fans’ group told to stay away from WCup qualifier

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 10/08/2017 - 22:29
Albanian police have told a group of home fans to stay away from the World Cup soccer qualifier against Italy on Monday.

U.S. halts some visa services in Turkey, citing security concerns

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 10/08/2017 - 21:42
The move comes after Turkey arrested an employee of the U.S. Consulate in Istanbul last week.

Everything you need to know about Trump's expected decision to decertify the Iran deal

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 10/08/2017 - 20:23
Trump's decision will isolate the U.S. from the rest of the world, but it probably won't kill the accord.

US suspends non-immigrant visas in Turkey

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 10/08/2017 - 20:08
The U.S. Mission to Turkey says it is suspending non-immigrant visas in Turkey, following the arrest of a consulate employee.

Italian, Swiss journalists among 3 detained in Venezuela

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 10/08/2017 - 20:08
A Venezuelan journalists association says the country’s National Guard has detained three journalists who were reporting on a prison. They include an Italian and a Swiss citizen.

10 killed in northeast Congo; Ugandan rebels blamed

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 10/08/2017 - 19:52
Authorities say at least 10 people have been killed in northeastern Congo by Ugandan rebels belonging to the group known as ADF.

Egypt court asks Mufti to weigh in on death sentences for 13

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 10/08/2017 - 18:50
An Egyptian court has referred the case of 13 defendants accused on terrorism charges to the country’s top religious authority, the Grand Mufi, for a non-binding opinion on whether they can be potentially executed as the prosecution seeks.

Report: 1 dead, 3 injured in helicopter crash in Latvia

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 10/08/2017 - 18:02
Baltic news agency says a civilian helicopter has crashed in Latvia during a local car rally, killing one person and injuring three.

Duterte’s rating hit by steepest drop amid drug killings

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 10/08/2017 - 18:02
An independent Philippine poll shows President Rodrigo Duterte’s satisfaction rating has been hit by its steepest drop since he came to power last year amid an outcry over unabated drug killings and unresolved allegations that he has unexplained wealth.

Egypt’s UNESCO candidate not qualified, says rights lawyer

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 10/08/2017 - 18:02
A top Egyptian rights lawyer says the country’s candidate for UNESCO’s top job is not qualified for the post because of her silence and “sometimes complicity” in the government’s repressive policies.

Israel arrests 2 Palestinians after Israeli man found dead

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 10/08/2017 - 17:30
Israel’s domestic security agency says it has arrested two Palestinians suspected of killing an Israeli man found dead last week, in what it says was a “terror attack.”

North Korea’s leader boosts his family’s power by promoting his younger sister

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 10/08/2017 - 17:15
Kim Jong Un vowed to press ahead with the nuclear program as an anniversary approached.

Istanbul charging Amnesty Turkey chief, 10 others for terror

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 10/08/2017 - 15:56
Turkey’s official news agency says the Istanbul prosecutor’s office is charging Amnesty International’s Turkey chief and ten others for belonging to and aiding terror groups.

Iran confirms 5-year term for Canadian-Iranian negotiator

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 10/08/2017 - 15:41
Iran’s judiciary has confirmed that Abdolrasoul Dorri Esfahani, a member of Iran’s team of nuclear negotiators that struck the 2015 deal with world powers, has been sentenced to five years in prison after being convicted of espionage.

Suspected US drone strike kills 5 al-Qaida fighters in Yemen

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 10/08/2017 - 15:10
Yemeni tribal leaders say a suspected U.S. drone strike has killed five alleged al-Qaida fighters in the country’s central Marib province.

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