• New Brexit vote would 'break faith' with British, says May
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    New Brexit vote would 'break faith' with British, says May

    Prime Minister Theresa May will state her opposition to a second Brexit referendum on Monday, telling parliament such a vote would "break faith" with British people and do "irreparable damage" to politics. With May facing deadlock in parliament over her deal to leave the European

  • China hopes U.S. can learn not to 'blurt things out' after Zambia denial
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    China hopes U.S. can learn not to 'blurt things out' after Zambia denial

    China hopes the United States can learn a lesson and "not blurt things out", the foreign ministry said on Monday, after Zambia denied claims by a White House official that China is about to take over its state power utility to recover debt. U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton said on

  • Police, firemen search for cause of explosion in Japan's Sapporo
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    Police, firemen search for cause of explosion in Japan's Sapporo

    Police and fire officials on Monday were searching for the cause of a dramatic explosion in the northern Japanese city of Sapporo that collapsed a building and injured 42 people. Sapporo police and fire officials said it was too early to say anything certain about the cause of the explosion.

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Readers write: US-Russia exchange, and how to address genocide?

    What a pleasant surprise to see Sharon Tennison profiled in the People Making a Difference feature in the Oct. 22 Weekly Print Edition! Our family traveled with her 30 years ago as part of her program Center for Citizen Initiatives, which sets up trips to Russia for Americans and trips to the United

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Stuck between China and US, Canada finds itself ‘alone in the world’

    Just a few years ago, it would have been unthinkable that the United States would not back Canada in a geopolitical standoff. In reaction, Ottawa has been seeking a place in this shifting international landscape, in part bolstered by economic and political ties with China to reduce its dependence on

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Israel booms with babies as developed world’s birth rates plummet. Here’s why.

    Pro-natalist Israel is having a sustained baby boom, and now has the highest per capita rate of population growth in the developed world, experts say. Families here have an average of 3.1 children, compared with 1.7 in other developed countries. At this rate Israel’s population, which currently numbers

  • Reuters

    U.S. military says it killed 62 militants in Somalia with air strikes

    The U.S. military said on Monday it had killed 62 militants in six air strikes on Saturday and Sunday in the vicinity of Gandarsh in Somalia's south-central Banaadir province. The military's Africa Command (Africom) said four strikes were carried out on Saturday, killing 34 militants, and two

  • Sri Lanka PM Wickremesinghe's reinstatement calms markets; cabinet in focus
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    Sri Lanka PM Wickremesinghe's reinstatement calms markets; cabinet in focus

    The Sri Lankan rupee strengthened on Monday while bond yields dropped as a seven-week political crisis appeared to ebb after President Maithripala Sirisena reinstated the premier he had initially sacked in a widely criticized move. Ranil Wickremesinghe, who was sworn into office on Sunday, held discussions

  • India's Modi announces $1.4 billion financial aid to Maldives
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    India's Modi announces $1.4 billion financial aid to Maldives

    India will provide a financial assistance of $1.4 billion to the Maldives, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday during a press conference with the visiting president of the South Asian archipelago. "For Maldives' social and economic development we are providing a financial assistance

  • Opposition lawmakers ejected from Hungary state TV after protest
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    Opposition lawmakers ejected from Hungary state TV after protest

    Security guards ejected two independent lawmakers from Hungary's state television building after they tried to read out a petition on Monday, a day after police used tear gas against pro-democracy protesters in Budapest. The two lawmakers were among about a dozen members of parliament (MPs) who

  • Canada mulls canceling Saudi arms deal over Yemen, Khashoggi murder
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    Canada mulls canceling Saudi arms deal over Yemen, Khashoggi murder

    Canada is looking into ways to cancel a giant 2014 weapons deal with Saudi Arabia, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Sunday, as criticism mounts over the kingdom's role in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and the Riyadh-led war in Yemen. "The murder of a journalist is absolutely unacceptable

  • Associated Press

    Top Asian News 8:20 a.m. GMT

    SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Armed soldiers and police on Monday fanned out across much of Indian-controlled Kashmir to enforce a security lockdown for a straight second day to stop anti-India protests and foil a call by separatists for a public march toward India's main military garrison in the disputed

  • Indian troops enforce lockdown to foil Kashmir public march
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    Indian troops enforce lockdown to foil Kashmir public march

    SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Armed soldiers and police on Monday fanned out across much of Indian-controlled Kashmir to enforce a security lockdown for a straight second day to stop anti-India protests and foil a call by separatists for a public march toward India's main military garrison in the disputed

  • Israel partially demolishes suspected attacker's home
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    Israel partially demolishes suspected attacker's home

    SHUWEIKA, West Bank (AP) — The Israeli military has partially demolished the home of a Palestinian accused of killing two Israelis in a West Bank attack two months ago.

  • Reuters

    Meghan Markle's father asks Queen Elizabeth to get his daughter back in touch

    Meghan Markle's father said on Monday that he hoped Queen Elizabeth would intercede to end his estrangement from his daughter, the wife of Britain's Prince Harry. "I would appreciate anything she can do and I would think that she would want to resolve the family problems," Thomas Markle

  • Sri Lanka 20-3 at stumps on day 3, 1st test vs. New Zealand
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    Sri Lanka 20-3 at stumps on day 3, 1st test vs. New Zealand

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Opener Tom Latham carried his bat for more than 11-1/2 hours and 157 overs to make a record-breaking 264 in a first innings of 578 which put New Zealand in charge of the first cricket test against Sri Lanka after day three on Monday.

  • Associated Press

    Maldives president calls India 'our closest friend'

    NEW DELHI (AP) — The new president of the Maldives has called India the island nation's "closest friend," welcome words for New Delhi after years of growing economic influence by Beijing.

  • Associated Press

    Polish president says attack victim tried to protect others

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's president says that a Polish victim in last week's shooting attack in Strasbourg, France, had been trying to protect other people.

  • Canada gets consular access to second man detained in China
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    Canada gets consular access to second man detained in China

    OTTAWA/BEIJING (Reuters) - Canadian diplomats gained consular access on Sunday to the second of two men detained by China over the past week, Canada's foreign ministry said in a statement that gave few details, as China said it was ensuring their rights were protected. John McCallum, Canada'

  • UK PM to warn against 'damage' of second Brexit vote
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    UK PM to warn against 'damage' of second Brexit vote

    Prime Minister Theresa May will on Monday warn MPs against supporting a second referendum, saying it would do "irreparable damage" to British politics. "Anther vote... would do irreparable damage to the integrity of our politics," she will say, adding that a second vote "would

  • India rocked by two early wickets in 287 run chase
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    India rocked by two early wickets in 287 run chase

    India made a disastrous start to their run chase against Australia in the second Test in Perth on Monday, losing two early wickets on a fast deteriorating pitch. Set 287 to win after Australia were dismissed for 243 in their second innings, India were 15 for two at tea, still needing another 272 to

  • Associated Press

    Cambodia's biggest hydropower dam now producing electricity

    PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia's largest hydropower project officially began producing electricity Monday as the country tries to increase its energy capacity to reduce energy imports and help jump-start industrial expansion.

  • Reuters

    Another Brexit referendum would increase uncertainty: UK business minister

    LONDON (Reuters) - British business minister Greg Clark said that a second Brexit referendum would increase uncertainty for the country and his preference would be for parliament to back Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal. Clark was speaking on BBC radio on Monday. (Reporting by Sarah Young

  • India teetering on 15-2 after being set 287 to win in Perth
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    India teetering on 15-2 after being set 287 to win in Perth

    PERTH, Australia (AP) — Australia strengthened its grip on the second cricket test as India teetered on 15-2 at tea on day four after being set 287 runs to win at the Perth Stadium on Monday.