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Catalonia referendum: Call for pro-unity rallies in Spain

BBC - Sat, 10/07/2017 - 05:30
Thousands are expected to rally in Spain against Catalonian independence, after a disputed referendum.

Analysis: Nobel says to Korea nuke players: We are watching

WASHINGTON POST - Sat, 10/07/2017 - 05:23
They couldn’t award it to Kim Jong Un or Donald Trump. That much was certain.

Top focus in Japan election: Will Tokyo governor run?

WASHINGTON POST - Sat, 10/07/2017 - 05:08
Just days before Japan’s national election campaign kicks off, all eyes are on Tokyo’s populist governor, a political go-getter and a gambler. Will she jump into the race and try to unseat Prime Minister Shinzo Abe?

Brazil election campaign fund not big enough, judge says

REUTERS - Sat, 10/07/2017 - 04:41
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - A political campaign fund set up in Brazil with public money to help fight corruption is not big enough for the country's 2018 general election, the head of the country's top electoral court said on Friday.

Final tally in NZ election opens way for formal coalition talks

REUTERS - Sat, 10/07/2017 - 04:09
WELLINGTON (Reuters) - A final tally of New Zealand's Sept. 23 election released on Saturday showed neither the ruling National Party or opposition Labour won enough seats to form government, leaving the small nationalist New Zealand First Party with the balance of power.

Mexican ex-first lady leaves party, hints at independent run

WASHINGTON POST - Sat, 10/07/2017 - 04:05
Mexico’s former first lady Margarita Zavala announced Friday that she is resigning from the conservative National Action Party and left open the possibility of running for the presidency as an independent.

Catalan referendum: Yes or No?

BBC - Sat, 10/07/2017 - 03:44
Catalonia voters reveal which way they went.

US states declare emergency ahead of Tropical Storm Nate

WASHINGTON POST - Sat, 10/07/2017 - 03:18
Tropical Storm Nate gained force as it sped toward Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula Friday after drenching Central America in rain that was blamed for at least 21 deaths. Forecasters said it was likely to reach the U.S. Gulf Coast as a hurricane over the weekend.

Mexico military helicopter crashes in northern state, seven presumed dead

REUTERS - Sat, 10/07/2017 - 03:08
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A Mexican military helicopter crashed on Friday in the northern state of Durango, seriously injuring one military member aboard and likely killing seven others, the defense ministry said in a statement.

NZ election final tally leaves small nationalist party with balance of power

REUTERS - Sat, 10/07/2017 - 03:05
WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand's ruling National Party won 44.4 percent of the votes in the country's inconclusive Sept. 23 election, according to the final tally released on Saturday, while the opposition Labour Party took 36.9 percent.

Stymied police seek help in uncovering Vegas gunman's motive

AP - Sat, 10/07/2017 - 03:05
LAS VEGAS (AP) — After five days of scouring the life of Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock and chasing 1,000 leads, investigators confessed Friday they still don't know what drove him to mass murder, and they announced plans to put up billboards appealing for the public's help. 2017-10-06T21:03:17-04:00 2017-10-06T20:47:31-04:00
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7 dead, 1 injured in military helicopter crash in Mexico

WASHINGTON POST - Sat, 10/07/2017 - 03:03
Mexico’s Defense Department says seven army personnel are presumed dead after a helicopter crashed in the northern state of Durango.

In Pacific, rising tensions evoke troubling nuclear legacy

WASHINGTON POST - Sat, 10/07/2017 - 03:03
As a young boy growing up on Bikini Atoll, Alson Kelen spent idyllic days playing on the beach and fishing.

Photographer killed in Mexico as journalist death toll nears record

REUTERS - Sat, 10/07/2017 - 02:39
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The bullet-riddled body of a news photographer was found in central Mexico on Friday, state officials, putting 2017 on track to become the deadliest year yet for journalists in the notoriously violent country.

The Latest: Hurricane planes find Nate growing stronger

WASHINGTON POST - Sat, 10/07/2017 - 02:32
The Latest on Tropical Storm Nate (all times local):

Group opposing nuclear weapons wins Nobel peace prize

AP - Sat, 10/07/2017 - 02:09
OSLO, Norway (AP) — The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, a forceful show of support for a grassroots effort that seeks to pressure the world's nuclear powers to give up the weapons that could destroy the planet. 2017-10-06T20:08:01-04:00 2017-10-06T19:56:41-04:00
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Scam support

BBC - Sat, 10/07/2017 - 02:08
A man who runs an online support group says scam victims are not stupid - just unaware of the con.

How roller skating became a political issue

BBC - Sat, 10/07/2017 - 01:41
A documentary tells how Venice Beach's roller skating dance scene of the 70s and 80s was shut down after the 1991 Los Angeles riots.

Happy Meme Day, President Putin

BBC - Sat, 10/07/2017 - 01:35
As Russia's leader turns 65, a new exhibition in Moscow celebrates him in meme form.

Fight for justice

BBC - Sat, 10/07/2017 - 01:33
Survivors of an alleged mass rape by Indian soldiers in Kashmir still want justice 25 years on.

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