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Clashes and Confusion Mar Attempt at Cease-Fire in Syria 18 Oct 6:46pm Updated Clashes and Confusion Mar Attempt at Cease-Fire in Syria
A day after Vice President Mike Pence announced a pause in the battle between Turkish and Kurdish forces, there were conflicting reports of whether Turkish troops were advancing or holding fire.
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The Stunning Escape of El Chapo’s Son: It’s Like “a Bad Netflix Show” 18 Oct 6:12pm Updated The Stunning Escape of El Chapo’s Son: It’s Like “a Bad Netflix Show”
Henchmen forced a patrol of armed forces to release Ovidio Guzmán Lopez after he had been captured.
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Lebanon Roiled by Second Day of Protests as Frustration Over Chronic Corruption Boils Over 18 Oct 6:09pm Lebanon Roiled by Second Day of Protests as Frustration Over Chronic Corruption Boils Over
Demonstrators massed outside the government palace in downtown Beirut, blocked the airport road and burned posters of politicians.
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W.H.O. Continues Emergency Status for Ebola Outbreak in Congo 18 Oct 5:49pm Updated W.H.O. Continues Emergency Status for Ebola Outbreak in Congo
New cases are down to 15 a week from a high of 128 in April, but outbreaks are still popping up in remote and dangerous mining areas.
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With Escape of El Chapo’s Son, Mexico Suffers a Stunning Defeat 18 Oct 5:36pm Updated With Escape of El Chapo’s Son, Mexico Suffers a Stunning Defeat
Henchmen forced a patrol of armed forces to release Ovidio Guzmán Lopez after he had been captured.
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‘It’s Not a Choice:’ Syrians Flee After Turkish Forces Bombard Their Homes 18 Oct 5:34pm Updated ‘It’s Not a Choice:’ Syrians Flee After Turkish Forces Bombard Their Homes
Since Turkish forces attacked Kurdish-controlled territory in northeast Syria, almost two thousand refugees have fled the country. We spoke with some of them in Bardarash refugee camp, across the border in Iraq.
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Unionists in Northern Ireland Feel Betrayed by Brexit Deal 18 Oct 5:16pm Updated Unionists in Northern Ireland Feel Betrayed by Brexit Deal
The unionists were upset by Boris Johnson’s decision to sign off on a deal with the European Union without support from the lawmakers who represent them.
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Hong Kong Court Rules Against Same-Sex Unions 18 Oct 4:54pm Updated Hong Kong Court Rules Against Same-Sex Unions
The decision is a setback to efforts to expand recognition of such partnerships in Asia, after Taiwan’s recognition of gay marriage stirred hopes among many.
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The Cost of Boris Johnson’s Brexit Drive: A Fractured U. K.? 18 Oct 4:51pm The Cost of Boris Johnson’s Brexit Drive: A Fractured U. K.?
The proposed exit deal promises to accentuate centrifugal forces that were already pulling Scotland and Northern Ireland out of the United Kingdom.
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Catalonia Protesters, Slipping the Reins of Jailed Leaders, Grow More Radicalized 18 Oct 4:23pm Updated Catalonia Protesters, Slipping the Reins of Jailed Leaders, Grow More Radicalized
With a general strike and more protests across Catalonia, politicians in Madrid and Barcelona are feuding over how to maintain control over the region’s streets.
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The Cost of Boris Johnson’s Brexit Drive: A Fractured U.K.? 18 Oct 3:51pm Updated The Cost of Boris Johnson’s Brexit Drive: A Fractured U.K.?
The proposed exit deal promises to accentuate centrifugal forces that were already pulling Scotland and Northern Ireland out of Britain.
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Taiwan Urges Hong Kong to Investigate Killing That Helped Stir Protests 18 Oct 2:43pm Updated Taiwan Urges Hong Kong to Investigate Killing That Helped Stir Protests
A suspect in a Taiwan murder could be released in days. The case led to the extradition bill that set off Hong Kong’s protest movement.
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Turkish President Slams Trump’s Letter for ‘Lack of Respect’ 18 Oct 2:25pm Turkish President Slams Trump’s Letter for ‘Lack of Respect’
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey said, “We will not forget this lack of respect” after receiving a letter from President Trump warning, “Don’t be a fool!”
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Kurds Reported to Be Pulling Out of Syria ‘Safe Zone’ as Fighting Eases 18 Oct 2:20pm Updated Kurds Reported to Be Pulling Out of Syria ‘Safe Zone’ as Fighting Eases
A day after Vice President Mike Pence announced a pause in the battle between Turkish and Kurdish forces, gunfire died down and Turkish and American officials said the deal was holding
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Pakistan Avoids Terrorism Blacklist and Sanctions 18 Oct 2:05pm Pakistan Avoids Terrorism Blacklist and Sanctions
The country could be blacklisted in February if it does not make progress clamping down on terrorism financing, money laundering.
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Amid Shelling in Syria, Kurds Accuse Turkey of Violating Truce 18 Oct 1:05pm Updated Amid Shelling in Syria, Kurds Accuse Turkey of Violating Truce
A day after Vice President Mike Pence announced a pause in the battle between Turkish and Kurdish forces, gunfire continued in the region, raising questions about the deal’s feasibility.
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Climate Activist Scales Big Ben Tower Dressed as Boris Johnson 18 Oct 12:41pm Updated Climate Activist Scales Big Ben Tower Dressed as Boris Johnson
An activist from Extinction Rebellion, which has been staging high-profile events around Britain to call attention to the climate crisis, climbed up scaffolding outside the famous clock.
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Mexico’s President Defends Government Response to Drug Cartel Mayhem 18 Oct 12:37pm Updated Mexico’s President Defends Government Response to Drug Cartel Mayhem
The government of Sinaloa State warned residents to stay off the streets and be on high alert after the attempted arrest of the son of the infamous drug lord Joaquín Guzmán Loera.
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In ‘Cave-In,’ Trump Cease-Fire Cements Turkey’s Gains in Syria 18 Oct 12:26pm Updated In ‘Cave-In,’ Trump Cease-Fire Cements Turkey’s Gains in Syria
The agreement, announced by Vice President Mike Pence, may stop the killing in the Kurdish enclave in northern Syria. But the cost to American influence is expected to be high.
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A ‘Menopause Champion’ at Work? Yes. You Also Get Paid Leave. 18 Oct 12:10pm Updated A ‘Menopause Champion’ at Work? Yes. You Also Get Paid Leave.
A British broadcaster says its new menopause policy will help free up a “taboo” subject and close what has been called the “gender pain gap.”
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Protester Scales Big Ben Tower Dressed as Boris Johnson 18 Oct 12:08pm Protester Scales Big Ben Tower Dressed as Boris Johnson
An activist from Extinction Rebellion, which has been staging high-profile events around Britain to call attention to the climate crisis, climbed up scaffolding outside the famous clock.
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Blast at Mosque Kills Dozens in Afghanistan 18 Oct 12:07pm Updated Blast at Mosque Kills Dozens in Afghanistan
The attack in Deh Bala, a small agricultural district in the east of the country, caused the building’s roof to collapse.
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What Boris Johnson Needs to Do to Win Parliament’s Vote on Brexit 18 Oct 12:07pm Updated What Boris Johnson Needs to Do to Win Parliament’s Vote on Brexit
Three groups of lawmakers are key as the prime minister aims to get approval for his deal on Saturday. He needs around 30 lawmakers to change sides.
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Ousted in Tiananmen Protests, a Late Chinese Leader Is Finally Given a Grave 18 Oct 11:57am Updated Ousted in Tiananmen Protests, a Late Chinese Leader Is Finally Given a Grave
The ashes of Zhao Ziyang, the liberal leader ousted after seeking compromise with the protesters, were laid to rest. But the uprising remains a sensitive political scar in China.
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Mexico’s President Defends Response to Drug Cartel Mayhem 18 Oct 11:46am Mexico’s President Defends Response to Drug Cartel Mayhem
The government of Sinaloa State warned residents to stay off the streets and be on high alert after the attempted arrest of the son of the infamous drug lord Joaquín Guzmán Loera.
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Battles Break Out in Culiacán, Mexico, as El Chapo’s Son Is Arrested and Released 18 Oct 11:01am Updated Battles Break Out in Culiacán, Mexico, as El Chapo’s Son Is Arrested and Released
The government of Sinaloa State warned residents to stay off the streets and be on high alert after the attempted arrest of the son of the infamous drug lord Joaquín Guzmán Loera.
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Kurds Accuse Turkey of Violating Truce as Shelling Continues in Syria 18 Oct 9:32am Updated Kurds Accuse Turkey of Violating Truce as Shelling Continues in Syria
A day after Vice President Mike Pence announced a pause in the battle between Turkish and Kurdish forces, shelling continued in the region, raising questions about the deal’s feasibility.
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Turkey, Culiacán, Houston Astros: Your Friday Briefing 18 Oct 7:56am Updated Turkey, Culiacán, Houston Astros: Your Friday Briefing
Here's what you need to know.
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Amid Protests, Catalan Separatist Leader Turns Himself In to Belgian Officials 18 Oct 7:52am Amid Protests, Catalan Separatist Leader Turns Himself In to Belgian Officials
As a general strike and protests took place across Catalonia, Carles Puigdemont vowed to fight Spain’s attempt to try him on sedition charges.
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Catalan Separatist Leader Turns Himself In to Belgian Officials 18 Oct 7:42am Updated Catalan Separatist Leader Turns Himself In to Belgian Officials
Carles Puigdemont, who is in exile, has vowed to fight Spain’s attempt to try him on sedition charges.
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Shelling Continues in Syria, Hours After Cease-Fire Deal 18 Oct 6:59am Shelling Continues in Syria, Hours After Cease-Fire Deal
A day after Vice President Mike Pence announced a pause in the battle between Turkish and Kurdish forces, gunfire could also be heard in the region, raising questions about the deal’s feasibility.
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Fighting Continues in Syria, Hours After Cease-Fire Deal 18 Oct 6:12am Updated Fighting Continues in Syria, Hours After Cease-Fire Deal
A day after Vice President Mike Pence announced a pause in the battle between Turkish and Kurdish forces, shelling continued on Friday, raising questions about the deal’s feasibility.
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At a School for Suicide Bombers’ Children, Dancing, Drawing and Deradicalization 18 Oct 3:50am At a School for Suicide Bombers’ Children, Dancing, Drawing and Deradicalization
Amid fears of an ISIS renewal, Indonesia is trying to keep extremism from being passed to the next generation.
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European Union’s Message to U.K.: Just Leave Already 18 Oct 3:41am European Union’s Message to U.K.: Just Leave Already
Showing unusual flexibility but keeping its red lines, Brussels agreed to a quick Brexit deal with Boris Johnson, and hopes he can pass it at home.
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A Brexit Deal in Hand, Boris Johnson Faces an Uphill Struggle in Parliament 18 Oct 3:24am Updated A Brexit Deal in Hand, Boris Johnson Faces an Uphill Struggle in Parliament
Britain’s prime minister cited a “great new deal that takes back control,” hours after a Northern Irish party rejected the agreement.
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