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2 UN peacekeepers killed, 18 hurt in eastern Congo attacks

WASHINGTON POST - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 06:54
Two U.N. peacekeepers from Tanzania were killed and 18 more wounded in a series of attacks Monday in eastern Congo by suspected Ugandan rebels of the ADF group, the United Nations said.

2 UN peacekeepers killed, 18 hurt in eastern Congo attacks

AP - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 06:52
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Two U.N. peacekeepers from Tanzania were killed and 18 more wounded in a series of attacks Monday in eastern Congo by suspected Ugandan rebels of the ADF group, the United Nations said. 2017-10-09T20:22:00-04:00 2017-10-10T00:22:53-04:00
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Japan election campaign begins, PM Abe pledges stability

AP - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 06:52
TOKYO (AP) — Hundreds of candidates have taken to the streets as the official 12-day campaigning for Japan's Oct. 22 lower house election began, with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling party facing challenges from regrouped opposition forces. 2017-10-09T20:38:00-04:00 2017-10-10T00:38:17-04:00
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Australian government: Constitution can’t be taken literally

WASHINGTON POST - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 06:38
A government lawyer has told Australia’s High Court it could not take a constitutional ban on dual citizens being elected to Parliament literally when deciding the fates of seven lawmakers.

Brazil branches of US-based church target of numerous probes

WASHINGTON POST - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 06:38
Every day before work, Liliane Souza says, she and three dozen fellow workers at a Brazilian picture-framing factory affiliated with the Word of Faith Fellowship church were obligated to pray.

As Trump challenges Iran nuclear deal, those in Tehran worry

AP - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 06:38
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — As U.S. President Donald Trump threatens the Iran nuclear deal, those living in Tehran feel that an accord they have yet to benefit from may already be doomed, hardening their skepticism about America. 2017-10-10T00:36:41-04:00 2017-10-09T20:27:28-04:00
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Chemist says Kim had 1.4 times lethal dosage of VX on face

AP - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 06:38
SHAH ALAM, Malaysia (AP) — The estranged half brother of North Korea's leader had about 1.4 times the lethal dosage of VX nerve agent on his face after he was attacked at a Malaysian airport, a government chemist testified Tuesday. 2017-10-09T20:31:00-04:00 2017-10-10T00:31:44-04:00
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Harvey Weinstein 'sent plea ahead of firing'

BBC - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 06:36
The producer reportedly emailed associates hours before he was sacked over sexual harassment claims.

India rape: Child's baby 'was fathered by second uncle'

BBC - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 06:36
Police believe the girl was raped by two uncles - with the second uncle's DNA matching the baby's.

UN bans 4 ships from global ports for violating N Korea sanctions

BBC - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 06:32
The UN has expanded sanctions on Pyongyang in response to its sixth and largest nuclear test.

Australian government: Constitution can't be taken literally

AP - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 06:24
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A government lawyer has told Australia's High Court it could not take a constitutional ban on dual citizens being elected to Parliament literally when deciding the fates of seven lawmakers. 2017-10-09T20:14:00-04:00 2017-10-10T00:14:59-04:00
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Taiwan leader: Protect regional stability amid China tension

WASHINGTON POST - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 06:22
Taiwan’s president says her island’s government will protect regional peace and stability amid heightened tensions with rival China.

Taiwan president says island will protect regional peace and stability amid heightened tensions with rival China

WASHINGTON POST - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 06:22
Taiwan president says island will protect regional peace and stability amid heightened tensions with rival China.

Japan's Abe takes aim at new parties in opening shots of election campaign

REUTERS - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 06:20
TOKYO (Reuters) - Election campaigning began in earnest in Japan on Tuesday with conservative Prime Minister Shinzo Abe aiming to shake off suspected cronyism scandals and repulse the challenge from an upstart new party to extend his near-five year hold on power.

Taiwan leader: Protect regional stability amid China tension

AP - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 06:12
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan's president says her island's government will protect regional peace and stability amid heightened tensions with rival China. 2017-10-09T20:01:00-04:00 2017-10-10T00:01:46-04:00
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UN: Colombian police fired on mission sent to probe slayings

WASHINGTON POST - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 05:50
The United Nations denounced Colombia’s anti-narcotics police on Monday for firing on a humanitarian mission it led to investigate the murder of several coca growers during clashes with security forces.

Chemist says Kim had 1.4 times lethal dosage of VX on face

AP - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 05:44
SHAH ALAM, Malaysia (AP) — The estranged half brother of North Korea's leader had about 1.4 times the lethal dosage of VX nerve agent on his face after he was attacked at a Malaysian airport terminal, a government chemist testified Tuesday. 2017-10-09T23:42:03-04:00 2017-10-09T23:35:15-04:00
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Chemist says Kim had 1.4 times lethal dosage of VX on face

WASHINGTON POST - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 05:34
A government chemist says the estranged half brother of North Korea’s leader had about 1.4 times the lethal dosage of VX nerve agent on his face after he was attacked at a Malaysian airport terminal.

Rohingya insurgent ceasefire ends in Myanmar with no report of attacks

REUTERS - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 05:17
YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar authorities said there was no sign of attacks by Rohingya Muslim militants on Tuesday as a one-month insurgent ceasefire came to end.

Chemist says Kim had 1.4 times lethal dosage of VX on face

AP - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 05:17
SHAH ALAM, Malaysia (AP) — A government chemist says the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader had about 1.4 times the lethal dosage of VX nerve agent on his face after he was attacked at a Malaysian airport terminal. 2017-10-09T23:14:25-04:00 2017-10-09T23:04:01-04:00
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