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Iraq sees 'progress' in talks on Kurdish peshmerga pullback

Iraq sees 'progress' in talks on Kurdish peshmerga pullback Sat, 28 Oct, 2017

Iraqi and Kurdish commanders made "progress" in talks Saturday on Kurdish fighters withdrawing from disputed areas, Iraq's chief of staff said hours before a truce in clashes over a key border post was due to expire.
Sacked Catalonia leader calls for opposition to Madrid's rule

Sacked Catalonia leader calls for opposition to Madrid's rule Sat, 28 Oct, 2017

Sacked Catalonian president Carles Puigdemont on Saturday called for peaceful "democratic opposition" to the central government's takeover of the region following its unilateral declaration of independence from Spain.
At least 31 dead in central Nepal bus accident

At least 31 dead in central Nepal bus accident Sat, 28 Oct, 2017

At least 31 people, including 11 children, died when an overcrowded bus swerved off the road and plunged into a river in central Nepal on Saturday, police said.
Bombs kill at least 17 people in Mogadishu

Bombs kill at least 17 people in Mogadishu Sat, 28 Oct, 2017

Two car bombs killed at least 17 people in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Saturday, police said, and Islamist group al Shabaab claimed responsibility.
Rwanda gets first cricket stadium

Rwanda gets first cricket stadium Sat, 28 Oct, 2017

Rwanda's first cricket stadium was inaugurated Saturday by President Paul Kagame as a permanent home for developing the sport in the country.
Spanish PM dissolves Catalan parliament and calls fresh elections

Spanish PM dissolves Catalan parliament and calls fresh elections Fri, 27 Oct, 2017

The Madrid government sacked Catalonia's president and dismissed its parliament on Friday, hours after the region declared itself an independent nation, in Spain's gravest political crisis since the return of democracy four decades ago.
Spanish parliament approves direct rule over Catalonia

Spanish parliament approves direct rule over Catalonia Fri, 27 Oct, 2017

The upper house of Spain's parliament on Friday authorized the government of Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy to rule Catalonia directly from Madrid, minutes after the restive region declared independence from Spain.
Catalan parliament declares independence as Spanish government imposes direct rule

Catalan parliament declares independence as Spanish government imposes direct rule Fri, 27 Oct, 2017

The Spanish government moved to impose direct rule over Catalonia on Friday, stripping the region of its autonomy less than an hour after its parliament declared independence in a stunning show of defiance.
Potential showdown in eastern Syria over IS-held territory

Potential showdown in eastern Syria over IS-held territory Tue, 24 Oct, 2017

As U.S.-allied fighters hurtle down the eastern bank of the Euphrates River, a showdown could ensue between the U.S. and Russia, whose allies are racing to take over the same strategic oil-rich territory from the Islamic State group.
Xi Jinping becomes most powerful leader since Mao after change to China constitution

Xi Jinping becomes most powerful leader since Mao after change to China constitution Tue, 24 Oct, 2017

China's ruling Communist Party enshrined President Xi Jinping's political thought into its constitution on Tuesday, putting him in the same company as the founder of modern China, Mao Zedong, and cementing his power ahead of a second five-year term.
Opposition calls on Iraqi Kurd leader to resign

Opposition calls on Iraqi Kurd leader to resign Sun, 22 Oct, 2017

Iraqi Kurdistan's main opposition party called Sunday for the autonomous region's president to resign after Baghdad seized swathes of disputed territory from Kurdish forces in response to an independence vote.
Rivals Hamas, Fatah reach preliminary deal on governing Gaza

Rivals Hamas, Fatah reach preliminary deal on governing Gaza Thu, 12 Oct, 2017

Rival groups Hamas and Fatah have reached a preliminary, partial agreement that could pave the way for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to resume governing the Gaza Strip, a decade after Hamas overran the territory, officials close to Egyptian-brokered negotiations said on Thursday.
Floods and landslides kill 43, leave 34 missing in Vietnam

Floods and landslides kill 43, leave 34 missing in Vietnam Thu, 12 Oct, 2017

Floods and landslides caused by a tropical depression have killed at least 43 people, left 34 others missing and damaged homes and crops in northern and central Vietnam, officials said Thursday.
Catalan leader suspends call for independence to allow talks with Spain

Catalan leader suspends call for independence to allow talks with Spain Tue, 10 Oct, 2017

Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont said Tuesday he had accepted the "mandate of the people" for his region's independence from Spain but suspended the declaration to allow more time for talks with Madrid.
Spain apologises to injured Catalans

Spain apologises to injured Catalans Fri, 06 Oct, 2017

A Spanish government official on Friday offered the first apology to Catalans injured by police during their outlawed independence vote, as the sides showed tentative signs of seeking to defuse the crisis.

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Donald Trump in Saudi Arabia on first foreign trip

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Venezuelan women protest against President Maduro

Dressed in white and chanting "Liberty!", tens of thousands of women opposed to Venezuela's socialist President Nicolas Maduro marched on Saturday, pr ...

Protesters Storm Macedonia Parliament

Macedonian police fired stun grenades on Thursday evening to disperse protesters outside the parliament and clear the way for the evacuation of lawmak ...

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Is Lenin still In? The 100 years after the October Revolution

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