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Travel plea for conjoined newborn twins in blockaded Gaza

Sunday  22:41,   22 october 2017
AFP

Conjoined twins born in Gaza Sunday need to leave the blockaded Palestinian enclave for treatment crucial to their survival, their doctor and a family member said. "A woman gave birth this morning to Siamese twins joined at the stomach and pelvis,"[...]

Iraq's Abadi: 'hero' who tackled mission impossible

Sunday  21:21,   22 october 2017
AFP

When Haider al-Abadi was tasked with forming a new Iraqi government in August 2014, just weeks after a lightning offensive by the Islamic State group, many believed he would fail. Three years later, the stocky prime minister with a close-cut white[...]

Protesters call for justice after Maltese journalist's killing

Sunday  21:21,   22 october 2017
Reuters

<p>Thousands of Maltese called for justice on Sunday in a protest held by a group of non-governmental organizations after a journalist was killed last Monday.</p>Thousands of Maltese called for justice on Sunday in a protest held by a group of [...]

A Newly Assertive C.I.A. Expands Its Taliban Hunt in Afghanistan

Sunday  20:57,   22 october 2017
The New York Times

The assignment heralds a shift for the agency, which once viewed such a mission as risky and a drain on resources.WASHINGTON — The C.I.A. is expanding its covert operations in Afghanistan, sending small teams of highly experienced officers and[...]

Canada's Freeland on NAFTA: 'It's easy to take us for granted'

Sunday  20:57,   22 october 2017
CNN

"Canada is kind of like the girl next door. It's easy to take us for granted," Chrystia Freeland told CNN's Fareed Zakaria on Sunday's "GPS.""Canada is kind of like the girl next door. It's easy to take us for[...]

Where does the U.S. have troops in Africa, and why?

Sunday  20:06,   22 october 2017
CBS News

The deaths of four U.S. troops in Niger have raised questions about the American presence on the continentThe Pentagon has slowly been bolstering the U.S. presence in Africa in recent years to partner with African nations to thwart various extremist [...]

British woman dies after fall from riverboat in southern France

Sunday  20:02,   22 october 2017
AFP

A British woman died Saturday night after falling from a boat which hit a beacon in the Rhone river in Avignon, southern France, emergency services said. The 27-year-old went overboard and was later found by divers at a depth of six metres, the fire [...]

Agents Break Up a Ring of Art Thieves, and Bring a Statue Home

Sunday  19:36,   22 october 2017
The New York Times

<p>The recent return to Monteroduni of a 16th-century statue of the archangel Michael — stolen by thieves some 20 months earlier — was a heartfelt affair.</p>MONTERODUNI, Italy — The recent return to Monteroduni of a 16th-century statue of the [...]

Japan's Abe claims landslide with tough North Korea policy

Sunday  19:32,   22 october 2017
USA TODAY SPORTS

<p>Exit polls in Japan showed a landslide victory for the ruling party of prime minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday evening after a low voter turnout during a typhoon.</p>TOKYO — Exit polls in Japan showed a landslide victory for the ruling party of [...]

UK police dealing with 'ongoing incident' at leisure complex, reports of gunman

Sunday  19:31,   22 october 2017
Reuters

British police said on Sunday they were dealing with an "ongoing incident" at a leisure park in Nuneaton, central England, telling people to avoid the area.The Warwickshire police in central England gave no further details on its Twitter[...]

Russia likens US coalition bombing of Raqa to WWII Dresden

Sunday  18:08,   22 october 2017
AFP

Russia on Sunday accused the US-led coalition in Syria of having flattened Raqa with a Dresden-like bombing campaign and masking the destruction with a rush of humanitarian aid. In a statement, the defence ministry said that Raqa -- the capital of[...]

As relations thaw, Saudi Arabia and Iraq pledge cooperation against IS

Sunday  18:07,   22 october 2017
Reuters

As relations thaw, Saudi Arabia and Iraq pledge cooperation against ISSaudi Arabia and Iraq convened a new joint body to coordinate their fight against Islamic State and on rebuilding Iraqi territory wrested from the group, the Saudi King Salman and [...]

The roots of Catalonia’s differences with the rest of Spain

Sunday  16:45,   22 october 2017
PRI

<p>The Spanish government is threatening to revoke the autonomy of the region of Catalonia, in the northeast of the country. The Catalans, for their part, are threatening to declare independence unilaterally.</p>But what are the roots of the[...]

Spain denies 'coup' against Catalonia

Sunday  15:55,   22 october 2017
BBC News

The foreign minister tells the BBC the government is only acting in line with the constitution.The speaker of the Catalan parliament, Carme Forcadell, called measures announced by the government on Saturday a "de facto coup[...]

When Does the Weekend Start? In Beirut, It’s a Serious Question

Sunday  15:22,   22 october 2017
Bloomberg

It doesn’t take much to threaten the delicate sectarian balance in a place where the scars of war loom large.What might seem a relatively trivial matter for a country whose economy has been hammered by the war next door in Syria is anything[...]