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British PM pushes for Brexit deal vote after being forced to seek delay
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will again try to put his Brexit deal to a vote in Parliament on Monday after he was forced by his opponents to send a letter seeking a delay from the European Union.


Turkey 'outsourcing war crimes' to armed groups, Amnesty says after Kurdish politician's murder
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Kurdish politician Hevrin Khalaf was killed, and her body mutilated, in the early days of Turkey's military incursion in northern Syria. A human rights group says her death is an example of war crimes carried out by Turkish-backed Syrian armed groups.


Chile violence continues despite government retreat on fare hike
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Protests and violence in Chile spilled over into a new day Sunday even after the president cancelled a subway fare hike that prompted violent demonstrations.


Kurdish fighters evacuate besieged Syrian border town
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Kurdish fighters and civilians have evacuated a besieged Syrian town on Sunday, the first pullback under the U.S.-brokered ceasefire deal, opening the way to a broader withdrawal of the Kurdish-led forces from regions along the Turkish border.


Bolivia's Evo Morales leads vote, but appears headed for runoff
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President Evo Morales led in early returns from the first round of Sunday's presidential election, but he appeared headed to a runoff in the tightest political race of his life.


Hundreds of shops trashed as Hong Kong police, protesters clash
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Hong Kong police and protesters exchanged tear gas and petrol bombs as an illegal anti-government march that attracted tens of thousands descended into chaos, with hundreds of shops trashed and Chinese banks and metro stations targeted.


Could the Royal Family shrink?
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Over the years, there have been signs of a gradual streamlining of the House of Windsor, but there has been little recently to rival the straight-up announcement coming out of another royal household the other day.


Indonesia's Joko Widodo sworn in for 2nd term as president
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Indonesian President Joko Widodo was sworn in on Sunday for a second five-year term as president, leading the world's third-biggest democracy after a first term marked by heavy infrastructure spending.


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Which Countries Do Best — And Worst — At Keeping Big Tobacco Out Of Politics
The first-ever Global Tobacco Industry Interference Index points to the creative rules that some nations use — and what happens when contact isn't policed.
Save The .... McDonald's? One Franchise In France Has Become A Social Justice Cause
McDonald's employees in Marseille are fighting to save their restaurant. For them, McD's isn't a capitalist giant; it's a vital community anchor in an under-resourced immigrant neighborhood.
Allies Mark 75th Anniversary Of MacArthur Arriving In The Philippines
It was 75 years ago this month that Gen. Douglas MacArthur landed on the Philippine island of Leyte — leading to the end of the Japanese occupation there, and hastening the end of WWII.
Lebanon Is Crippled By Massive Anti-Government Protests
In Lebanon, cabinet members on Monday are expected to approve changes — including halving ministers' wages — in a bid to ease an economic crisis and defuse protests.
Canadians Go To The Polls. Will Trudeau's Party Stay In Power?
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is fighting the battle of his political life — he is locked in a virtual tie with the opposition Conservative Party.
5-Day Truce Between Turkish And Kurdish Forces Expires Tuesday
Kurdish-Syrian fighters say they have withdrawn from a key border city as part of a U.S. brokered deal with Turkish forces. But both Turkey and the Kurds accuse the other of breaking the ceasefire.
Violent Protests Rock The Chilean Capital Of Santiago
There have been violent protests in the streets of Santiago since plans for a metro fare increase were announced. Protests continued even after the planned increase was withdrawn.
News Brief: Northern Syria Incursion, Impeachment Inquiry, Opioid Trial
The five-day truce between Turkish and Kurdish forces expires Tuesday. The House hears from more witnesses in the impeachment probe. And, a landmark federal opioid trial begins Monday in Cleveland.
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West is 'paying the price for supporting riots in Hong Kong,' Chinese state media claims
Chinese state-run media has published a series of editorials and opinion pieces drawing parallels between violent protests in Hong Kong, Spain and Chile -- accusing the West of hypocrisy in its response.
Prince Harry opens up about tensions with Prince William
In an interview with ITV, Prince Harry acknowledges tensions with his older brother, Prince William, saying the two are on "different paths."
Why Canada's election will be a cliffhanger
Nasty. It is not a word associated much with Canada -- except perhaps with the winters here. But during this election campaign, nastiness has been one of the only unifying themes, as parties trade insults and dig up scandals from
Students wear boxes on their heads during exam
A school in India has apologized after photos emerged of students wearing cardboard boxes on their heads during an exam to discourage cheating.
Costco is going to extremes to keep its rotisserie chicken at $4.99
At the back of Costco's stores, past the televisions, jewelry, jumbo-sized ketchup jugs and tubs of mixed nuts, is one of the retailer's most prized items: The rotisserie chicken that costs just $4.99.
Small cans lead to big sales for Coca-Cola
Good things came in small sizes for Coca-Cola last quarter. The company reported sales that topped forecasts, thanks in part to a double-digit increase in volume for its 7.5-ounce mini cans.
China's economic growth drops to lowest level since 1992
China's growth dropped to its lowest level in nearly three decades, as the world's second largest economy continues to feel the pain from trade tensions with the United States.
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U.S. troops cross into Iraq as part of withdrawal from Syria
U.S. troops crossed into Iraq early on Monday, part of a withdrawal from northeast Syria ordered by President Donald Trump that opened the way for Turkish troops to launch an offensive against Kurdish fighters in the area.
U.S. soldiers who fought alongside Kurds blast Trump's Syria retreat
In the summer of 2004, U.S. soldier Greg Walker drove to a checkpoint just outside of Baghdad's Green Zone with his Kurdish bodyguard, Azaz. When he stepped out of his SUV, three Iraqi guards turned him around at gunpoint.
Pentagon chief says keeping some troops in northeastern Syria under discussion
U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Monday that keeping some U.S. troops in parts of northeastern Syria near oilfields with Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) to ensure the oil did not fall into the hand of Islamic State or othe
Hong Kong leader apologizes after mosque hit by police water cannon
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam apologized to the city's Muslim community on Monday after police fired a water cannon at a major mosque during operations on Sunday night to quell violent pro-democracy protests in the Asian financial h
Slovak prosecutor charges four in murder of investigative journalist
Slovak authorities charged four people on Monday in the murder of an investigative journalist and his fiancée, a case that sparked major protests against high-level corruption and forced then-premier Robert Fico to resign.
Apology accepted, Hong Kong's Muslims lament water cannon staining mosque
Municipal workers scrubbed away noxious blue dye from the steps of Hong Kong's biggest mosque on Monday, while Muslim worshippers expressed frustration over police firing a water cannon outside the mosque during a large anti-gover
Kazakhstan's Nazarbayev to confirm ministers, governors: decree
Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev must secure approval from his predecessor Nursultan Nazarbayev before appointing most ministers, according to a presidential decree published on Monday.
British PM pushes for Brexit deal vote after being forced to seek delay
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will again try to put his Brexit deal to a vote in parliament on Monday after he was forced by his opponents to send a letter seeking a delay from the European Union.
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Chile protests: Five dead after looters torch garment factory
A state of emergency is in place for much of the country as protests rage against the cost of living.
UK's Johnson to push again for Brexit deal vote
The PM wants "a straight up-and-down vote", but it is down to the Speaker to decide whether this happens.
Australian newspapers black out front pages in 'secrecy' protest
The nation's biggest media rivals unite to protest against what they say is government secrecy.
Are electric cars as 'green' as you think?
The lithium powering electric vehicles is found deep beneath the salt flats of Argentina
Katherine Ryan's boyfriend saves Netflix scripts during burglary
The comedian says her boyfriend "wrestled back" her laptop containing scripts for a Netflix series.
Herman Mashaba: Johannesburg's black mayor resigns over DA race row
Herman Mashaba hits out at his party's promotion of a colleague who had praised aspects of colonialism.
Cancer research: Scientists seek clues to how disease 'is born'
Cancer researchers from the UK and US are teaming up to search for the very earliest signs of cancer.
Five things to know about Canada's general election
Will Canadians give Justin Trudeau a second chance when they head to the polls on Monday?
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Goodnight, and good luck
A valedictory note from Al Jazeera America on what we tried to bring to the online news landscape

A long road to reintegration for Rwandan ex-combatants
Despite programs aimed at helping former fighters recover and rebuild, many struggle to find their place in society

The Cabula 12: Brazils police war against the black community
Brazil's anti-police movement continues to fight for the soul of Cabula, even as death threats intensify

Nevada governor says he doesn't want Supreme Court consideration
Republican Brian Sandoval, reportedly under consideration by Obama for the nation's top court, says he's not interested

Elegy for a website where Native voices mattered
AJAM reported on tribal communities and offered coverage on Indian Country that few could match

As thousands enter Europe, EU flails in anti-smuggling efforts
Why did Frontex, the EU border agency, abruptly cancel a successful anti-smuggling pilot program in Greece?

New Orleanians see tourism bias in post-Katrina public transport
While 62 percent of transportation has been restored, locals say bus service has been left behind

The cancer cluster of Piketon, Ohio
How the legacy of the Cold War poisons people still

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Which Countries Do Best — And Worst — At Keeping Big Tobacco Out Of Politics
The first-ever Global Tobacco Industry Interference Index points to the creative rules that some nations use — and what happens when contact isn't policed.
Save The .... McDonald's? One Franchise In France Has Become A Social Justice Cause
McDonald's employees in Marseille are fighting to save their restaurant. For them, McD's isn't a capitalist giant; it's a vital community anchor in an under-resourced immigrant neighborhood.
Allies Mark 75th Anniversary Of MacArthur Arriving In The Philippines
It was 75 years ago this month that Gen. Douglas MacArthur landed on the Philippine island of Leyte — leading to the end of the Japanese occupation there, and hastening the end of WWII.
Lebanon Is Crippled By Massive Anti-Government Protests
In Lebanon, cabinet members on Monday are expected to approve changes — including halving ministers' wages — in a bid to ease an economic crisis and defuse protests.
Canadians Go To The Polls. Will Trudeau's Party Stay In Power?
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is fighting the battle of his political life — he is locked in a virtual tie with the opposition Conservative Party.
5-Day Truce Between Turkish And Kurdish Forces Expires Tuesday
Kurdish-Syrian fighters say they have withdrawn from a key border city as part of a U.S. brokered deal with Turkish forces. But both Turkey and the Kurds accuse the other of breaking the ceasefire.
Violent Protests Rock The Chilean Capital Of Santiago
There have been violent protests in the streets of Santiago since plans for a metro fare increase were announced. Protests continued even after the planned increase was withdrawn.
News Brief: Northern Syria Incursion, Impeachment Inquiry, Opioid Trial
The five-day truce between Turkish and Kurdish forces expires Tuesday. The House hears from more witnesses in the impeachment probe. And, a landmark federal opioid trial begins Monday in Cleveland.
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'How long can we live like this?': Kurds in growing refugee camp plead for help, end to losses, suffering

The withdrawal is supposed to take place before Tuesday evening, when the cease-fire is set to end.


Column: Foreign policy is on the 2020 ballot, right alongside Trump

Ending the endless wars: 2020 voters could face a foreign policy debate unlike any since the 1930s.


Measles making a deadly comeback across Africa

Uganda has been grappling with an alarming spate of measles cases, even though there's plenty of the vaccine to go around.


Middle school students started a movement that has paralyzed Chile's capital

The Chilean government declared a curfew Saturday in the capital after protests against public transport fare increases led to looting and arson attacks that paralyzed this city of 7 million.


Did jailing 'El Chapo' matter? In seizing a city, the Sinaloa cartel shows it's still strong

El Chapo is in prison, but Sinaloa cartel remains strong. "This is a city filled with drug lords," a Mexican journalist said. "We have 20 'El Chapos' here."


Giuliani's conspiracy theories cost this anti-corruption lawmaker in Ukraine his job

Rudolph W. Giuliani, Paul Manafort and the mysterious accounting ledger that cost an anti-corruption Ukrainian lawmaker his position.


The good news for Justin Trudeau? He has Obama's support and Trump's scorn

Canada goes to the polls Monday, and there are signs that the election may bring a dramatic change in the country's political environment.


Supreme Court will hear challenge to autonomy of consumer agency spearheaded by Elizabeth Warren

Conservative justices may rein in the consumer agency touted by Elizabeth Warren and launched under President Obama.


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Why newspapers across Australia have redacted their front pages
Australia's major newspapers have published redacted front pages in a coordinated campaign to highlight government secrecy.

Hacks 'carried out by Russian group disguised as Iranian cyber spies'
Suspected Russia-linked hackers have attacked dozens of countries, including Britain, disguised as Iranian cyber spies, UK and US intelligence agencies have revealed.

Blasts demolish cranes as search for bodies begins in collapsed hotel
Controlled explosions have been set off to topple two cranes that had loomed precariously for days over a partially collapsed hotel in New Orleans.

Syrian Kurdish forces withdraw from border town
Kurdish-backed fighters for the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have withdrawn from the border town of Ras al Ain following a Turkish offensive in northern Syria to establish a "safe zone".

Claim of kidnap plot as Assange seeks extradition delay
Julian Assange's lawyer has accused the US of attempting to "kidnap and harm" the WikiLeaks founder, as he argued for a delay in his extradition.

Barcelona mayor's plea for calm as violence continues for sixth night
Violence has erupted on the streets of Barcelona for the sixth consecutive night, after the city's mayor pleaded for calm over the protests.

More than 60 British children trapped in northeast Syria, charity warns
More than 60 British children are trapped in northeast Syria after fleeing IS-held areas - around double the estimated figure previously reported.

Mothers of UK backpacker killers beg king for sons' lives
The mothers of two men on death row in Thailand for the murders of two British backpackers have begged the country's king to spare their sons.

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Tornado rips through Dallas, plunging tens of thousands into darkness
Fire officials said seven people narrowly escaped a building that collapsed in north Dallas, while numerous people reported being injured by glass.
Lawyer? Lobbyist? Fixer? Rudy Giuliani's overseas activities leave trail of questions
Giuliani's international activities have raised questions about whom he represents and sent mixed messages to foreign governments, experts say.
Warren says she will soon release plan to fund 'Medicare for All'
The Democratic presidential candidate has come under fire from 2020 rivals for declining to get into specifics about how she'll pay for her plan.
U.S. troops cross into Iraq from Syria
About 30 trailers and Hummers carrying heavier duty equipment crossed, with troops in cars coming through, a source told Reuters.
Video shows crane demolition at site of Hard Rock Hotel collapse in New Orleans
Engineers planned controlled explosions to mitigate further damage at the site of the destroyed Hard Rock Hotel where three people died on Oct. 12.
California is pushing back school start times. The move could sweep the nation — or backfire.
“Everyone is going to be watching to see what the results are going to be,” an education researcher said.
Mulvaney insists he didn't say Trump held up Ukraine aid for political reasons
Trump's acting chief of staff acknowledged a quid pro quo with Ukraine in a televised press conference at the White House Thursday, then walked it back.
3 soldiers killed, 3 injured in Georgia during training accident
Three other soldiers were treated for non-life-threatening injuries in the middle-of-the-night incident at the home of the 3rd Infantry Division.
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Skateboarding culture 'precious' as sport joins Olympics
Some of the world's top skateboarders view the Summer Games as '"just another contest," while other athletes from one of the new sports added say the Olympics will be the "pinnacle" of their sport.

Tornado causes severe damage, widespread power outages near Dallas
A large tornado touched down in the northern part of Dallas, causing numerous power outages and significant damage to homes, cars and businesses.

N. Korea denies holding S. Koreans from 1969 hijacking
North Korea denied allegations that it has been forcibly holding South Korean nationals for more than five decades after abducting them as part of a plane hijacking, according to a family member of one of the victims.

Bolivia appears headed for run-off vote as Morales fails to secure outright victory
A run-off election seemed all but assured as President Evo Morales failed to receive more than 50 percent of the vote or a 10 percent margin over the second-place finisher, former president Carlos Mesa.

India, Pakistan trade fire over Kashmir
India and Pakistan exchanged fire across the border of the disputed Kashmir region while blaming the other for instigating the shelling that killed at least nine people.

Jon Bernthal: ‘Honor of my career’ is working with vets
Actor Jon Bernthal is transitioning from the virtual world of video games, playing the villain in Ubisoft's "Ghost Recon 4," to the real world of the 1960s as Lee Iacocca in "Ford v Ferrari."

Famous birthdays for Oct. 21: Ken Watanabe, Benjamin Netanyahu
Actor Ken Watanabe turns 60 and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu turns 70, among the famous birthdays for Oct. 21.

On This Day, Oct. 21: Coal slag buries Welsh school, killing 148
On Oct. 21, 1966, an avalanche of coal slag cascaded down a Welsh mountainside, burying a school and killing 148 people, mostly young students.

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Syria: estimated number of UK children trapped doubles to 60

Many of the stranded children are under five years old, figures compiled by UK charity suggest

At least 60 British children – twice the number initially feared – are trapped in north-east Syria after fleeing areas held by Islamic State during the recent escalation in fighting, according to Save the Children.

Figures compiled by the UK-based charity suggest many of the children are under five years old. All were born to British parents suspected of joining Isis.

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Chile: protests rage as president extends state of emergency

Several dead as protesters loot supermarkets day after Piñera suspends subway fare rise

Protests and violence continued in Chile overnight despite the president cancelling a rise in subway fares that prompted violent demonstrations.

Officials in the Santiago region said three people had died in fires at two looted supermarkets early on Sunday. Sixty Walmart-owned outlets were vandalised, and the company said many stores did not open during the day. Five more people were later found dead in the basement of a burned warehouse and were not employees, authorities said.

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Mick Mulvaney seeks Trump damage control over impeachment and more

Senior Trump administration officials were on Sunday scrambling to defend the president from escalating domestic and foreign policy scandals, ranging from impeachment proceedings in Washington to the US troop withdrawal in northern Syria.

Related: 'Meltdown': Donald Trump's week of intense political peril

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'Tectonic shift': Swiss Greens make historic gains in election

Environmentalists’ vote share soars but anti-immigrant Swiss People’s party remains largest

Green parties have made historic gains in national elections in Switzerland, marking a significant shift in power in the consensus-centred system of the Alpine country, where political change often takes place at glacial speed.

The rightwing anti-immigrant Swiss People’s party (SVP) remained the largest party in parliament despite a slip in its support. But the Swiss Greens received a six-point bump on their 2015 performance, taking 13.2% of the vote in a result that amounted to “a tectonic shift”, according to their president, Regula Rytz.

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Remains of Francisco Franco to be exhumed on Thursday

Dictator’s remains will be reinterred in mausoleum near Madrid with those of his widow

The remains of Francisco Franco will finally be exhumed from the Valley of the Fallen and reinterred with those of his widow in the family mausoleum near Madrid on Thursday, the Spanish government has announced.

Gen Franco’s body has been in the huge state monument 40 miles (64km) from the Spanish capital since his death in 1975. Many Spaniards feel his pride of place in the basilica, which is surmounted by a towering 150-metre (490ft) cross, glorifies the man and his dictatorship rather than serving to commemorate the 500,000 people who died during the Spanish civil war.

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Tight Canada election may offer power-broker role to smaller parties

Forty days of campaigning may have knocked the shine off Justin Trudeau but no party appears likely to capture a majority

As Canadians head to the polls on Monday, Justin Trudeau is bracing for the possibility of an electoral loss, marking a stunning turn of fortunes for the charismatic Liberal leader who had pledged to reshape the country’s politics.

With the the prime minister’s weakness exposed, smaller parties are fighting to emerge as power brokers in a general election that experts believe may produce no clear winner.

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Lebanon's mass revolt against corruption and poverty continues

Dissent gains momentum with country’s largest protests since Cedar revolution of 2005

The largest protests in Lebanon in 14 years are set to shut down the country for a fifth day on Monday, as a revolt against a weak government, ailing services and a looming economic collapse continues to gain momentum.

Demonstrators took to the streets of most urban centres on Sunday to rail against officials who they say are preventing badly needed reforms that would cut into the pockets of the ruling class, and are instead trying to recoup state revenues by taxing the poor.

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'$50bn is pocket change': opioid makers on trial in Ohio after talks collapse
  • Cleveland jury to hear claims by thousands of US communities
  • Opioid epidemic has claimed more than 400,000 lives

The drug industry will go on trial in federal court on Monday, as a jury begins to hear claims by thousands of American communities that pharmaceutical firms collaborated in a conspiracy that drove the US opioid epidemic.

Related: Why were millions of opioid pills sent to a West Virginia town of 3,000?

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Spain to Exhume Franco’s Remains Despite Objections From the Military Dictator’s Family
The government said the remains would be taken from the grandiose mausoleum to a discreet grave close to the capital
WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Due in Court to Fight Extradition to the U.S.
He is fighting extradition to the United States on charges of conspiring to hack into a Pentagon computer
U.S. Takes Step to Require Asylum-Seekers’ DNA
The Justice Department will mandate DNA collection for almost all migrants who cross between official entry points and are held even temporarily
Hong Kong Leader and Police Chief Apologize to Muslim Community for Spraying Mosque With Water Cannon
The city's leader, Chief Executive Carrie Lam, and its police chief visited the Kowloon Mosque to say sorry
American Ambassador Defends New Rules for Chinese Diplomats
Chinese diplomats would be required to report contacts with American educators, researchers and local and state governments
What to Know About Blizzard, Hong Kong and the Controversy Over Politics in Esports
Outrage over Blizzard’s reaction swiftly came from players, industry titans and politicians
All the Watchmen Easter Eggs and References You Might Have Missed
Warning: This post contains spoilers for Watchmen. HBO’s Watchmen TV show tells a separate story from the 1987 graphic novel from which it borrows its name. The graphic novel was set in an alternate version of New York in 19
Indonesia’s Joko Widodo Begins Second Term Promising to Champion Democracy and Boost Development
He said in his inauguration speech that he expects the country's poverty to be just about wiped out

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