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Florida police search for suspect linked to three murders

BBC - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 19:49
The three victims were killed in the same Tampa, Florida, neighbourhood within 10 days.

Trump potentially ready to meet with Putin at APEC summit

TASS [Russian State News] - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 19:44
Trump's Asian tour aganda includes Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines

Stephen Hawking’s Ph.D thesis goes online, website crashes

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 19:30
Cambridge University has put Stephen Hawking’s doctoral thesis online, triggering such interest that it crashed the university’s website.

Critic of Rwanda’s long-time president denied bail

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 19:30
A Rwandan court has denied bail to a critic of President Paul Kagame.

19 killed in violent weekend for southern Mexican state

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 19:30
At least 19 people are dead following a violent weekend in Mexico’s southern state of Guerrero, home to the resort of Acapulco.

Donald Trump to become America's another John Kennedy

PRAVDA.RU [ Russian ] - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 19:23
All amateur photos and video materials depicting the moment of Kennedy's assassination had been confiscated and immediately classified. The main amateur video, which was made as the motorcade was traveling on the street, was edited in a way to exclude the version about the existence of another shooter

Trade turnover between Russia and Mexico grows by more than 40%

TASS [Russian State News] - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 19:22
This includes exports of machinery, food products and other non-oil and gas materials

Readout of President Donald J. Trump's Call with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan

THE WHITE HOUSE PRESS OFFICE - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 19:14

President Donald J. Trump spoke yesterday with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan to congratulate him on his recent electoral victory. The two leaders underscored the importance of a free and open Indo-Pacific region, and a strong United States-Japan alliance. President Trump reaffirmed his desire to continue working closely with Prime Minister Abe, and said he looks forward to visiting Japan in early November.

Slain sergeant's widow says Trump call 'made me cry even worse'

REUTERS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 19:13
, (Reuters) - The widow of a U.S. Army sergeant killed in Niger this month said on Monday that President Donald Trump had "made me cry even worse" in a condolence telephone call when he said her husband "knew what he signed up for."

New school offers education 'salvation' for Syrian girls in Lebanon

REUTERS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 19:11
BAR ELIAS, Lebanon (Reuters) - A new girls' school for Syrian refugees in Lebanon's poor Bekaa region is aiming to give girls from conservative backgrounds the chance at a formal education.

Myanmar Rohingya crisis: Bangladesh plea over 'untenable' exodus

BBC - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 19:05
Donors hear a plea for help for nearly 1m who have fled Myanmar, as the crisis continues unabated.

Mancini unlikely to drop Russia’s Zenit for West Ham — Italian ex-striker Vialli

TASS [Russian State News] - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 19:05
Vialli added that if one chooses to go to Russia to participate in such a large-scale project as Zenit, they expect staying there for at least two or three years

Tillerson travels to Iraq, hours after visiting Afghanistan

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 18:59
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is on an unannounced trip to Iraq just hours after returning from a similar surprise visit to Afghanistan.

Tillerson makes unannounced visit to Iraq, hours after similar trip to Afghanistan

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 18:59
Tillerson makes unannounced visit to Iraq, hours after similar trip to Afghanistan.

AC/DC producer George Young dies at 70

BBC - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 18:57
Australian songwriter and AC/DC producer George Young dies aged 70.

Energy minister: Russia preserves option of laying Turkish Stream through Greece

TASS [Russian State News] - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 18:57
The project involves construction of two threads with capacities of 15.75 bln cubic meters each

Is this the most ridiculous penalty you've ever seen?

BBC - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 18:57
Bangkok Sports Club beat Satri Angthong 20-19 in a dramatic penalty shootout that culminated in one of the most astonishingly lucky penalties ever scored.

Russian serviceman in Chechnya kills four servicemen, then is killed, TASS reports

REUTERS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 18:51
MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian serviceman in the Caucasus region of Chechnya killed four other servicemen on Monday, then he was killed by the members of an alert unit, TASS news agency cited a Federal National Guard Troops Service spokesman as saying.

Two Somali soldiers wounded in gun fight with fellow troops

REUTERS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 18:45
MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Two Somali soldiers were wounded in a gun fight with other troops on Monday, a police officer said, a worrying internal rift for a military with a history of factionalism that is fighting a resurgence by militant Islamists

The Latest: Hungary PM lauds Europe’s ‘migrant-free zone’

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 18:43
The Latest on Europe’s response to migrants and refugees: (all times local):

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