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Iraq tensions rise after Kurds warn of attack

Iraq tensions rise after Kurds warn of attack Thu, 12 Oct, 2017

Tensions escalated between Iraq's Kurds and Baghdad on Thursday as warnings of a "major attack" by government forces prompted Kurdish peshmerga fighters to temporarily block roads from other parts of the country.
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.
Hundreds of suspected Islamic State militants surrender in Iraq

Hundreds of suspected Islamic State militants surrender in Iraq Tue, 10 Oct, 2017

Hundreds of suspected Islamic State militants surrendered last week to Kurdish authorities after the jihadist group was driven out of its last stronghold in northern Iraq, a Kurdish security official said on Tuesday.
13 dead as wildfires torch California wine country

13 dead as wildfires torch California wine country Tue, 10 Oct, 2017

Firefighters encouraged by weakening winds were battling 17 large wildfires on Tuesday in California which have left at least 13 people dead, thousands homeless and ravaged the state's famed wine country.
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.
Turkey shells Syria's northern Idlib province

Turkey shells Syria's northern Idlib province Sun, 08 Oct, 2017

Turkish forces on Sunday shelled areas along its border with Syria's northwestern province, an area dominated by al-Qaida-linked militants, as Turkey's president says an operation in the area to enforce a "de-escalation" zone was underway "without problems."
Anger in Ghana after seven die in fuel station fire, blasts

Anger in Ghana after seven die in fuel station fire, blasts Sun, 08 Oct, 2017

Ghana's government on Sunday promised to tighten safety at fuel stations across the country after seven people were killed and scores more injured when a tanker truck carrying natural gas caught fire in the capital and triggered explosions.
US states declare emergency ahead of Tropical Storm Nate

US states declare emergency ahead of Tropical Storm Nate Fri, 06 Oct, 2017

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.
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.
At least 19 killed as train hits bus in Russia

At least 19 killed as train hits bus in Russia Fri, 06 Oct, 2017

 At least 19 people were killed on Friday when a train slammed into a bus that had broken down on a level crossing east of Moscow, authorities said.
Anti-nuclear campaign group wins 2017 Nobel Peace Prize

Anti-nuclear campaign group wins 2017 Nobel Peace Prize Fri, 06 Oct, 2017

The Norwegian Nobel Committee, warning of a rising risk of nuclear war and the spread of weapons to North Korea, awarded the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday to a little-known campaign group seeking a global ban on nuclear arms.

Anti-nuclear campaign group wins 2017 Nobel Peace Prize

Anti-nuclear campaign group wins 2017 Nobel Peace Prize Fri, 06 Oct, 2017

The Norwegian Nobel Committee, warning of a rising risk of nuclear war and the spread of weapons to North Korea, awarded the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday to a little-known campaign group seeking a global ban on nuclear arms.

Congress delays vote on gun silencers after Vegas massacre

Congress delays vote on gun silencers after Vegas massacre Tue, 03 Oct, 2017

The US Congress on Tuesday shelved a controversial plan to make it easier to purchase gun silencers, as President Donald Trump signalled a future debate about the nation's gun laws was possible.
Iraq ex-president and Kurdish leader Talabani dies

Iraq ex-president and Kurdish leader Talabani dies Tue, 03 Oct, 2017

Ex-Iraqi president Jalal Talabani, a veteran leader of the struggle for Kurdish self-determination and a unifying elder statesman, died on Tuesday in Germany aged 83, Kurdish officials said.

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Bosnian Croat Slobodan Praljak dies on drinking poison

A convicted war criminal from Croatia swallowed what he said was poison and died Wednesday after a United Nations court in the Netherlands upheld his ...

Barcelona terror attack

Two men have been arrested after a white van ploughed into a crowd of people in a busy Barcelona tourist district, killing at least 13 and injuring 80 ...

Donald Trump in Saudi Arabia on first foreign trip

Dogged by controversy at home, Donald Trump opened his first foreign trip as president in Saudi Arabia on Saturday, looking to shift attention from a ...

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 ...

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