• Six killed in Gaza as Israeli-Palestinian violence widens

    By Nidal al-Mughrabi and Luke Baker GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli troops shot dead six Palestinians in protests in Gaza and a knife-wielding Jewish man wounded four Arabs in southern Israel on Friday in a wave of violence that has fueled talk of a new uprising against Israel. The soldiers…

  • Israel, Iran trade barbs at U.N. disarmament panel meeting

    By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Israel and Iran exchanged sharp criticisms at a meeting of the U.N. General Assembly's disarmament committee on Friday, accusing each other of being a major destabilizing force in the Middle East. Iran says its nuclear program is purely for civilian…

  • One killed in Iraq's Kurdistan region as protest turns violent

    One man was killed when a protest in Iraq's Kurdistan region turned violent on Friday, two officials told Reuters, in the most sustained display of street discontent there since 2011. Five other people were wounded in the city of Qaladize following a week of strikes and demonstrations that…

  • Judge jails domestic abuse victim. Are better protections needed?

    A Florida judge is being criticized for not showing a victim of domestic violence more leniency after she failed to appear at the trial of the man accused of abusing her, instead ordering the victim to three days in jail. A newly released video circulating the web shows Seminole County Judge Jerri…

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  • Why discussion around guns after mass shootings is so complicated

    When a gunman opened fire at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore., last week, he seemed intent on inflicting mass carnage on the unsuspecting student body. Another campus shooting just over a week later at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Ariz., appears to be a different story. …

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  • Drone crashes near White House – again

    Officials cited the man for illegally operating a hobby-sized remote controlled aircraft that landed in a park close to the White House. Officers first noticed the drone flying by the Washington Monument at around 1:20 a.m. Friday, according to US Park Police and the Secret Service. Recommended: …

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  • Unrest in Israel: How do you stop an intifada that has no leader?

    The Palestinian uprising that broke out in 1987 was nicknamed the Intifada of the stones. Nearly 13 years later, the uprising that erupted was dubbed the Al Aqsa Intifada. Instead, much like social networks helped spread the uprisings of the Arab spring four years ago and helped the Islamic State…

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  • Tunisia's Nobel Peace Prize bolsters fragile democracy

    Tunisia's National Dialogue Quartet winning the Nobel Peace Prize is a breath of fresh air for a fragile emerging democracy facing serious security issues that threaten its economy. The prize comes nearly five years after a desperate Tunisian street vendor set himself on fire, touching off a wave…

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  • Turkish journalist detained for tweets critical of president

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Police in Turkey have detained the chief editor of an opposition English-language newspaper for posting tweets critical of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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  • Argentina forward Aguero will miss next World Cup qualifier

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Sergio Aguero will miss Argentina's World Cup qualifier against Paraguay next week with a left-leg injury.

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  • Turkish police detain newspaper editor for 'insulting Erdogan'

    Turkish police on Friday detained the editor of a leading English-language daily newspaper on suspicion of "insulting" President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in a series of tweets. Today's Zaman editor-in-chief Bulent Kenes was detained at the newspaper's offices by plainclothes police who raided the…

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  • Guatemala mudslide toll rises to 253 dead

    Santa Catarina Pinula (Guatemala) (AFP) - The mounting toll from a mudslide that buried a Guatemalan community on October 1 has risen to 253 confirmed dead, authorities said Friday, with several hundred more unaccounted for.

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  • Top Asian News at 7:30 p.m. GMT

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea is holding what is expected to be one of its biggest celebrations ever Saturday for the 70th anniversary of its ruling party's creation, an attention-getting event that is the government's way of showing the world and its own people the Kim dynasty — now in…

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  • House OKs lifting 40-year-old US ban on oil exports

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Defying a White House veto threat, the Republican-controlled House on Friday approved a bill to lift a 40-year-old U.S. ban on crude oil exports. Supporters argued that an ongoing boom in oil and gas drilling has made the 1970s-era restrictions obsolete.

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  • Guatemala landslide toll reaches 253 dead, 374 missing

    At least 253 bodies have been recovered after a massive landslide buried part of a town in Guatemala last week, with 374 people still unaccounted for, national disaster agency Conred said on Friday. Entire families were buried alive and hundreds of rescue workers have spent the past week trying to…

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  • 1 dead, 3 wounded in shooting at Northern Arizona University

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — An overnight confrontation between two groups of students escalated into violence Friday when a freshman at Northern Arizona University opened fire on four fraternity members, killing one and wounding three, authorities said.

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  • Burkina Faso remembers coup victims

    Burkina Faso President Michel Kafando joined a gathering of up to 3,000 people Friday to remember victims of a short-lived September 17 coup which left 14 dead and 251 injured. The multi-faith memorial gathering, witnessed by an AFP reporter, saw ten coffins draped in the Burkinabe flag laid out…

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