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Millions return to poverty in Brazil, eroding ‘boom’ decade

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 06:35
When Leticia Miranda had a job selling newspapers on the streets, she earned about $160 a month, just enough to pay for a tiny apartment she shared with her 8-year-old son in a poor neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro.

Australia’s refugees refuse to leave Papua New Guinea camp

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 06:20
Australian officials say more than 600 asylum seekers are refusing to leave an immigration camp on Papua New Guinea that Australia wants to close next week.

Typhoon Lan sweeps across Japan; 2 reported dead

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 06:04
A powerful typhoon caused flooding and landslides along the Pacific coast of Japan, killing at least two people before heading out to sea Monday.

Mattis praises Philippines progress against militants

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 05:48
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, paving the way for a visit next month by President Donald Trump, congratulated the Philippine army for its successes against militants in the southern city of Marawi.

The Latest: IS oil production is greatly reduced since 2014

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 05:48
The Latest on the war in Syria (all times local):

Bahrain female activist, 2 others freed from detention

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 05:48
A Bahraini female political activist and two others have been freed from detention in the island kingdom amid its crackdown on all dissent.

Philippines troops find dead, soon to declare end of siege

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 05:48
Philippine troops have captured a building where pro-Islamic State group militants made their final stand in southern Marawi city and found about 40 bodies of suspected gunmen inside, two security officials told The Associated Press on Monday.

The Latest: Officials say Philippine troops found 40 bodies

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 05:32
The Latest on the Philippine efforts to end the militant siege in Marawi (all times local):

Officials tell AP Philippine troops found about 40 bodies of suspected gunmen where militants made final stand in Marawi

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 05:32
Officials tell AP Philippine troops found about 40 bodies of suspected gunmen where militants made final stand in Marawi.

The Latest: Typhoon Lan sweeps across Japan; 2 reported dead

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 05:16
The Latest on Typhoon Lan (all times local):

Malta’s people and media take up slain reporter’s message

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 04:28
Several thousand Maltese citizens rallied Sunday to honor an investigative journalist killed by a car bomb, but the prime minister and opposition leader who were chief targets of Daphne Caruana Galizia’s reporting did not attend.

Argentina election gives president a legislative majority

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 03:40
President Mauricio Macri’s governing coalition won strong support in early results from Sunday’s congressional elections and appeared headed to its first legislative majority since he took office in 2015.

Tillerson seeks Arab help in US effort to isolate Iran

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 03:24
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson took the Trump administration’s case for isolating and containing Iran in the Middle East and beyond to two Gulf Arab nations on Sunday, pushing for Saudi Arabia and Iraq to unite to counter growing Iranian assertiveness. He also called for a quick resolution to the ongoing crisis between Qatar and its Arab neighbors, which he said was unintentionally bolstering Iran.

India says Myanmar must take back Rohingya Muslims

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 02:53
India’s foreign minister told Bangladesh’s government that Myanmar must take back Rohingya Muslims to resolve one of Asia’s largest refugee crises in decades, the government said.

Japanese Prime Minister Abe heads to impressive election win

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 02:53
Japan’s ruling coalition appeared headed to an impressive win in national elections in what would represent an endorsement for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s nearly five-year leadership.

3 men, apparently Mennonites, killed in northern Mexico

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 02:38
Three men have been found shot to death in the northern Mexico state of Chihuahua, and prosecutors say they appear to be members of the state’s Mennonite community.

Mattis praises Philippines progress against militants

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 00:48
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is congratulating the Philippine government on progress against militants in the southern city of Marawi.

Leaders of Italy’s 2 richest regions claim victory in autonomy votes that seek to take powers, tax revenue from Rome

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 00:48
Leaders of Italy’s 2 richest regions claim victory in autonomy votes that seek to take powers, tax revenue from Rome.

Switzerland: Teen attacks several people with ax

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 10/22/2017 - 23:46
Police say a teenager apparently attacked and wounded several people with an ax in a town in northeastern Switzerland. The 17-year-old boy, a Latvian national, was arrested.

Czech office says election result web sites were hacked

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 10/22/2017 - 22:42
The Czech Statistics Office says the web sites it used to publish results from a parliamentary election were hacked.

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