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Jet carrying 88 overshoots runway on German island of Sylt

WASHINGTON POST - Sat, 09/30/2017 - 14:49
German authorities say a passenger jet with 88 people on board overshot the end of the runway on the North Sea island of Sylt, but nobody was injured in the incident.

‘Ja’ at last: 1st same-sex couples in Germany to wed Sunday

WASHINGTON POST - Sat, 09/30/2017 - 14:49
Almost 40 years after their first kiss, Karl and Bodo are getting hitched.

Turkish police detain suspect for Syrian activists’ murder

WASHINGTON POST - Sat, 09/30/2017 - 14:49
Turkey’s official news agency says police have detained a suspect in connection with the murder of a prominent Syrian activist and her U.S.-born daughter.

Mexico's president faces an earthquake of his own when he asks citizens for disaster assistance

WASHINGTON POST - Sat, 09/30/2017 - 14:01
Mexicans respond that politicians should stop filling their pockets, instead of turning to citizens for quake assistance.

At least 20 detained ahead of right-wing rally in Sweden

WASHINGTON POST - Sat, 09/30/2017 - 14:01
Swedish police say they have detained some 20 people, mostly foreigners, ahead of a right-wing demonstration in Sweden’s second-largest city.

The Latest: News agency reports Iran will maneuver with Iraq

WASHINGTON POST - Sat, 09/30/2017 - 14:01
The Latest on developments in Iraq (all times local):

Report: Welsh climber killed in Yosemite tried to save wife

WASHINGTON POST - Sat, 09/30/2017 - 14:01
A British newspaper is reporting that the Welsh climber killed by falling rock in Yosemite National Park this week died while trying to shield his wife.

Russian soldier who killed 3 comrades shot dead

WASHINGTON POST - Sat, 09/30/2017 - 14:01
Officials in far east Russia say a soldier who opened fire at other servicemen during drills has been tracked down and killed.

In Indonesia, the 'fake news' that fueled a Cold War massacre is still potent five decades later

WASHINGTON POST - Sat, 09/30/2017 - 11:48
Conservative and Islamist activists have recently used the kind of anti-communist propaganda that fueled the 1965 killings to attack moderate President Joko Widodo.

Norway grants immigration to Israeli nuclear whistleblower

WASHINGTON POST - Sat, 09/30/2017 - 11:48
Israeli nuclear whistleblower Mordecai Vanunu has been granted permission to immigrate to Norway so he can be united with his Norwegian wife.

The Latest: Police give deadline to Catalan school occupiers

WASHINGTON POST - Sat, 09/30/2017 - 11:48
The Latest on Catalonia’s plans to hold a referendum Sunday on breaking away from Spain (all times local):

Parents and students occupy schools to defend Catalan vote

WASHINGTON POST - Sat, 09/30/2017 - 11:48
Parents, children and activists in Catalonia are starting a day of activities after spending the night in schools designated as polling stations for Sunday’s vote on the region’s independence from Spain.

Mexico official: Warnings over school ignored before quake

WASHINGTON POST - Sat, 09/30/2017 - 05:48
A Mexico City borough president said officials from a previous administration ignored warnings that unauthorized construction work had damaged the structural integrity of a school that collapsed during a powerful earthquake.

Catalan farmers drive hundreds of tractors through Barcelona in support of independence vote

WASHINGTON POST - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 23:48
The farmers came out to demand the right to vote in Sunday’s controversial referendum, which seeks to ask citizens of Catalonia whether they want to break from Spain.

Iraq bans flights to Kurdish region as rift grows over independence bid

WASHINGTON POST - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 20:47
Baghdad also threatened to close land borders and deploy troops to disputed areas, and Iraq’s highest Shiite religious authority denounced the Kurdish referendum.

9 new countries were founded in the past 25 years. What could they teach Catalonia?

WASHINGTON POST - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 20:47
The path to statehood is rarely easy; often its bloody.

Stampede at Indian train station kills at least 22

WASHINGTON POST - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 17:47
A daily commute in Mumbai, India’s financial capital, turned into a scene of horror. 

How Bangladeshis are coping with half a million new Rohingya refugees

WASHINGTON POST - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 17:47
A village discussion echoes a global conversation about the costs of compassion. 

In Catalonia’s wild-card bid to secede from Spain, youth want a big voice

WASHINGTON POST - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 11:47
In the largest rally in recent memory, throngs of university and high school students, draped in Catalan flags, marched for the right to vote in Sunday’s independence referendum.

On China’s border with North Korea, a reduced trade lifeline is still a lifeline

WASHINGTON POST - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 11:25
Chinese traders complain that sanctions are hurting, but they are still not effective enough to strangle Pyongyang.

ISIS releases audio it claims to be of leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

WASHINGTON POST - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 11:25
The unverified recording referred to geopolitical developments, including U.S. tensions with North Korea, in an apparent attempt to quell reports the leader had been killed.

After Irma, a once-lush gem in the U.S. Virgin Islands reduced to battered wasteland

WASHINGTON POST - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 11:25
A 20-square-mile island in the Caribbean reveals some of the hurricane’s worst devastation on U.S. soil.

As North Korea threatens, U.S. to send ‘strategic assets’ to Seoul

WASHINGTON POST - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 11:25
President Trump agreed to “enhanced deployment” after meeting with the South Korean leader.

These Libyans were once linked to al-Qaeda. Now they are politicians and businessmen.

WASHINGTON POST - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 11:25
Abdulhakim Belhadj and other leaders of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group are helping reshape the war-torn North African country.

The sea was a breath of fresh air for isolated Gaza. Now the water stinks.

WASHINGTON POST - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 11:25
Raw sewage is flowing into the water, worsening a pollution problem. 

Insurgents attack Kabul airport during visit by Mattis; U.S. airstrike hits civilians

WASHINGTON POST - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 11:25
The Taliban and the Islamic State issued competing assertions of responsibility.

Iraqi Kurds vote in favor of independence as crisis escalates

WASHINGTON POST - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 11:25
Baghdad vows tough action as several regional airlines say they will suspend flights to the Kurdish region.

The year after ISIS

WASHINGTON POST - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 11:25
Soldiers descended on a gathering of villagers at a roadside kiosk and quickly drew their guns. An accusation led to words, words led to scuffles and finally, an act of humiliation that was expected and intolerable at once. The soldiers viciously dragged two young men from the village to a waiting car, slapping their heads as […]

Amid congratulations over Saudi decision to let women drive, some are wary

WASHINGTON POST - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 11:25
Women in the kingdom still require permission from a male guardian to do many activities.

North Korea’s words are the same. It’s Trump’s reaction that makes this different.

WASHINGTON POST - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 11:25
The incendiary language from Pyongyang is just the usual anti-Americanism, analysts say.

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