WORLD NEWS AS REPORTED

Chaotic scene as suspects wheeled around at Kim Jong Nam murder site

REUTERS - 2 hours 16 min ago
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Handcuffed, wearing bulletproof vests and under heavily armed guard, the two women accused of murdering the half-brother of North Korea's leader were pushed around a Malaysian airport in wheelchairs on Tuesday during a court visit to the crime scene.

Japan, South Korea, US to train detection of missile launches

TASS [Russian State News] - 2 hours 24 min ago
The exercises will involve four ships, equipped with the Aegis tracking and guidance system

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong freed on bail pending appeal

AP - 2 hours 31 min ago
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's highest court freed pro-democracy activists Joshua Wong and Nathan Law on bail Tuesday pending an appeal of their prison sentences after they were convicted of sparking massive protests in 2014. 2017-10-23T20:58:00-04:00 2017-10-24T00:58:19-04:00
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China top anti-graft watchdog says anti-corruption campaign has 'built into a crushing tide'

REUTERS - 2 hours 35 min ago
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's top anti-graft watchdog has said that a multi-year campaign against corruption is consolidating and would continue to develop, according to a work report released at a key leadership summit.

China Communist Party enshrines 'Xi Jinping Thought' in constitution

REUTERS - 2 hours 37 min ago
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's ruling Communist Party enshrined President Xi Jinping's political thought into its constitution on Tuesday, putting him on the same level as the founder of modern China Mao Zedong and cementing his power ahead of a new top leadership line-up.

Bogota taxi drivers block streets in Uber protest

BBC - 2 hours 40 min ago
Police use tear gas as thousands of cab drivers block streets in the Colombian capital.

China’s Communist Party inserts Xi into party constitution

WASHINGTON POST - 2 hours 47 min ago
China’s ruling Communist Party has amended its constitution to add President Xi Jinping’s name and ideology in an extension of his formidable political sway.

The Latest: Suspect in Kim murder emotional on airport visit

WASHINGTON POST - 2 hours 47 min ago
The Latest on the trial in Malaysia of two women accused of killing North Korean ruler’s half brother (all times local):

Hong Kong democracy activists granted bail as they seek to appeal against jail terms

REUTERS - 2 hours 54 min ago
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong's highest court granted bail to two prominent young pro-democracy activists, Joshua Wong and Nathan Law, on Tuesday pending an appeal over their jail terms for unlawful assembly linked to the city's mass pro-democracy protests in 2014.

Australia expands security assistance to Philippines to combat Islamist militants

REUTERS - 3 hours 13 sec ago
CLARK FREEPORT ZONE, Philippines (Reuters) - Australia on Tuesday announced the expansion of its security support to the Philippines, which will involve training in urban counter-terrorism, to fight the rise and spread of Islamist militancy in the region.

China’s Communist Party inserts President Xi Jinping’s name, ideology into party’s constitution in symbol of his power

WASHINGTON POST - 3 hours 3 min ago
China’s Communist Party inserts President Xi Jinping’s name, ideology into party’s constitution in symbol of his power.

Australian forces to train Filipino troops on urban warfare

WASHINGTON POST - 3 hours 3 min ago
The Australian defense chief says her country will deploy forces to train Filipino troops on urban warfare following a disastrous siege by pro-Islamic State group militants on Marawi city in the southern Philippines.

The Latest: Suspect in Kim murder emotional on airport visit

AP - 3 hours 11 min ago
SEPANG, Malaysia (AP) — The Latest on the trial in Malaysia of two women accused of killing North Korean ruler's half brother (all times local): 2017-10-23T20:18:00-04:00 2017-10-24T00:18:17-04:00
Categories: AP, WORLD NEWS AS REPORTED

Weinstein assistant 'was paid for silence'

BBC - 3 hours 12 min ago
Briton Zelda Perkins alleges she was sexually harassed by the American film producer.

China Communist Party enshrines Xi in constitution

REUTERS - 3 hours 13 min ago
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's ruling Communist Party on Tuesday approved an amendment to its constitution directly mentioning Chinese President Xi Jinping's name and his "Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era".

Three-quarters of Australians vote in same-sex marriage poll so far

REUTERS - 3 hours 16 min ago
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Nearly 12 million Australians, or 74.5 percent of eligible voters, have voted so far in a postal ballot on whether same-sex marriage should be legalised, the Bureau of Statistics said on Tuesday.

Incoming New Zealand government to review central bank objectives

REUTERS - 3 hours 21 min ago
WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand prime minister-designate Jacinda Ardern said on Tuesday her new Labour-led government plans to review and reform the Central Bank Act to possibly include employment, alongside inflation, as a dual target.

Najib will aim to win over voters in last budget before elections

REUTERS - 3 hours 46 min ago
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak will aim to reduce unhappiness over rising costs of living when he unveils his 2018 budget on Friday, ahead of an election that must be held within 10 months.

Kim Jong-nam murder: Women revisit Malaysia airport

BBC - 3 hours 52 min ago
The two women are accused of rubbing toxic nerve agent on the half-brother of North Korea's leader.

Canada's Liberals win Quebec seat in sign of pre-election strength

REUTERS - 3 hours 53 min ago
OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada's ruling Liberals won a special election in Quebec on Monday, picking up a parliamentary seat in a province where insiders say the party needs to do better if it is to retain power in a 2019 federal election.

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