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US-allied force takes Syria’s largest oil field from IS

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 10/22/2017 - 10:50
U.S-allied forces say they have captured Syria’s largest oil field from the Islamic State group.

US-allied forces capture Syria’s largest oil field from Islamic State group

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 10/22/2017 - 10:50
US-allied forces capture Syria’s largest oil field from Islamic State group.

Paramilitary force kills 8 ‘terrorists’ in Pakistan

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 10/22/2017 - 10:18
Pakistan’s paramilitary force says it has killed eight alleged “terrorists” in an overnight shootout in Karachi.

Slovenians choose president as Pahor seeks re-election

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 10/22/2017 - 09:46
Slovenians are voting in a presidential election with polls predicting an easy re-election for President Borut Pahor, a veteran politician and former model known for his use of social media.

Bomb kills former Afghan warlord, bodyguard

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 10/22/2017 - 09:30
An Afghan official says a bomb has killed a former warlord and his bodyguard, and wounded eight other people.

King’s legacy still felt strongly as Thailand bids goodbye

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 10/22/2017 - 08:26
Half a century has passed and the king is dead, but the villagers of Huay Hom still haven’t forgotten the day Bhumibol Adulyadej descended by helicopter into their remote, impoverished mountain valley in northern Thailand and changed their lives forever.

Japanese voters brave typhoon to cast ballots in snap election

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 10/22/2017 - 07:22
Wind and rain batter Japan on the day of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s big vote.

Italy’s 2 richest regions seek more autonomy from Rome

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 10/22/2017 - 07:22
Voters in the wealthy northern Italian regions of Lombardy and Veneto are heading to the polls to decide if they want to seek greater autonomy from Rome, riding a tide of self-determination that is sweeping global politics.

Japan votes for lower house; Abe’s party seen headed for win

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 10/22/2017 - 03:56
Japanese are voting in a general election that will most likely hand Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling coalition a majority in parliament.

Japan election: How deep is support for Prime Minister Abe?

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 10/22/2017 - 03:24
An expected victory for Japan’s ruling coalition in national elections Sunday may overstate public support for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Liberal-Democratic Party.

US: DNA test confirms top Filipino terror suspect is dead

WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 10/22/2017 - 03:24
DNA tests have confirmed the death of one of the FBI’s most-wanted terror suspects, who the Philippine military reported was killed in a final battle to quell an Islamic State group-linked siege in southern Marawi city, U.S. and Philippine officials said Saturday.

Catalan leader says Spanish PM Rajoy’s attempt to “humiliate” Catalonia is an “attack on democracy”

WASHINGTON POST - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 21:38
Catalan leader says Spanish PM Rajoy’s attempt to “humiliate” Catalonia is an “attack on democracy”

Catalan leader makes veiled independence threat, tells lawmakers to counter Spain’s planned takeover

WASHINGTON POST - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 21:38
Catalan leader makes veiled independence threat, tells lawmakers to counter Spain’s planned takeover.

In gritty city outside Caracas, the story of a socialist win

WASHINGTON POST - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 19:32
Two years ago voters in Miranda, bewildered by the decay of their once-prosperous nation, delivered a stinging defeat to the ruling socialist party by voting decisively for the opposition in parliamentary elections. But last week the state turned red again.

Robert Mugabe, under sanction for human rights abuses, is named a WHO 'goodwill ambassador'

WASHINGTON POST - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 18:44
The outcry centered around one primary point: Can you be a goodwill ambassador if the world widely regards you as a violent, tyrannical despot?

New Zealand’s new leader impresses by answering the phone

WASHINGTON POST - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 17:56
When an Australian journalist wanted to find out how to correctly pronounce the name of New Zealand’s incoming prime minister, he — unknowingly — went straight to the top.

13 soldiers killed in latest attack on Niger’s military

WASHINGTON POST - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 17:56
Authorities in Niger say unknown assailants have killed 13 soldiers in the West African country.

US: DNA test confirms top Filipino terror suspect is dead

WASHINGTON POST - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 17:24
The U.S. government says DNA tests have confirmed the killing of one of the FBI’s most-wanted terror suspects who the Philippine military reported was killed by Filipino troops in a final battle to quell an Islamic State group-linked siege in southern Marawi city.

The Latest: US condemns Mugabe role as ‘goodwill ambassador’

WASHINGTON POST - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 17:24
The Latest on Zimbabwe’s leader as “goodwill ambassador” for the World Health Organization (all times local):

Malta offers $1.18 million to discover who killed reporter

WASHINGTON POST - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 17:24
Malta’s government is offering a 1-million ($1.18 million) reward and full protection for anyone with information on who killed an investigative reporter with a car bomb.

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