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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.


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.


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.


Catalan independence protests in 7th day as Spanish government says riots 'diminishing'
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Hundreds of pro-independence protesters took to the streets of Barcelona for a seventh successive night on Sunday, with anger over the jailing of Catalan separatist leaders showing little sign of abating.


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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.


Lebanon's anti-government protests gain momentum, enter 4th day
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Tens of thousands of protesters gathered for another march on Sunday in major cities and towns across Lebanon, demanding an end to corruption and the rule of the country's political elite.


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.


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Defense Secretary Esper Arrives In Afghanistan To Devise A Way Forward In 18-Year War
His visit to restart peace talks with the Taliban comes amid debate about the role of U.S. troops in the region after Trump quickly began withdrawing forces from northeastern Syria earlier this month.
Demonstrators Decry Long Prison Sentences For Catalan Separatists
Protesters are gathering in Barcelona for a seventh straight day of protests against long prison sentences handed down to Catalan independence leaders.
Syria Update
The pullback of U.S. troops in northern Syria has left the Kurds there vulnerable. NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to
An Introduction To The Kurds
Turkey's invasion of northern Syria following the U.S. abandonment of their Kurdish allies there has put the spotlight on an ethnic group that has long sought autonomy.
More Brexit Uncertainty
Up against a Brexit deadline, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson seeks an extension from the EU, while telling the EU that he will not be seeking an extension.
Justin Trudeau Battles For His Political Survival As Canada Gets Ready To Vote
Stung by a series of recent scandals, the prime minister is locked in a virtual tie with Andrew Scheer of the opposition Conservative Party ahead of Monday's election.
When Snakes Slither Into Bangkok Homes, This Is The Wrangler Who Gets Rid Of Them
When pythons, cobras and pit vipers show up, Pinyo Pukpinyo, a sergeant in Bangkok's fire department, is the expert who catches them. He's been bitten 20 times but says his work "makes me happy."
VIDEO: See A Controversial Swarm Of Genetically Modified Mosquitoes In A Lab In Italy
NPR was the only news organization allowed into the lab to witness the moment the releases began this year. The goal is to create a powerful new weapon in the fight against malaria.
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Japan's dream Rugby World Cup campaign ends
Japan's exhilarating Rugby World Cup run came to an end with a 26-3 defeat by South Africa in Tokyo.
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."
Mummies found in 30 ancient coffins
Egyptian authorities on Saturday revealed the contents of 30 ancient wooden coffins discovered in Luxor and yes, they include mummies.
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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Hong Kong leader apologizes for mosque incident after day of violence
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam apologized on Monday to the city's Muslim community after police hit a major mosque with water canon as they battled thousands of pro-democracy protesters overnight in the Asian financial hub.
British PM pushes for Brexit deal vote after being forced to seek delay
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will 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.
U.S. troops cross into Iraq from Syria
United States troops have crossed into Iraq from Syria through the Sahela border crossing in the northern province of Dohuk, Reuters witnesses said on Monday.
Iran rejects Turkey's establishing of military posts in Syria: TV
Iran rejects Turkey's establishing of military posts inside Syria, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said on Monday, adding that the integrity of Tehran's key regional ally should be respected.
China's defence minister says resolving 'Taiwan question' is national priority
China's defence minister, Wei Fenghe, said on Monday that resolving the "Taiwan question" is his country's "greatest national interest", and that no force could prevent China's "reunification".
Kurdish-led forces say they have pulled out of Syria border town
The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on Sunday said they had withdrawn from the border town of Ras al Ain under a U.S.-brokered ceasefire deal, but a spokesman for Turkish-backed Syrian rebels said the withdrawal was not
Spain's acting prime minister to visit Barcelona
Spain's acting prime minister, Pedro Sanchez, said he would travel to Barcelona on Monday to visit police officers injured in protests that have rocked the Spanish region of Catalonia.
Russia hopes Syria coordination with Turkey, U.S. will help stability: RIA
Russia hopes its coordination with the United States and Turkey in Syria will help security and stability in the region, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Monday, according to the RIA news agency.
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Chile protests: Five dead after looters torch garment factory
The deaths come with a state of emergency in place for much of the country as violent protests rage.
Johnson to push again for Brexit deal vote
The PM wants "a straight up-and-down vote" as the Commons returns after its rare Saturday sitting.
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?
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.
Prince Harry on William: 'We are on different paths'
Prince Harry responds to speculation about a rift between him and his brother, William.
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.
Former Philippines police chief faces drug charges
General Oscar Albayalde faces allegations he protected officers who resold confiscated drugs.
Russian hackers cloak attacks using Iranian group
Russian hackers used access to a rival group in Iran to hide attacks, say intelligence agencies.
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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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Defense Secretary Esper Arrives In Afghanistan To Devise A Way Forward In 18-Year War
His visit to restart peace talks with the Taliban comes amid debate about the role of U.S. troops in the region after Trump quickly began withdrawing forces from northeastern Syria earlier this month.
Demonstrators Decry Long Prison Sentences For Catalan Separatists
Protesters are gathering in Barcelona for a seventh straight day of protests against long prison sentences handed down to Catalan independence leaders.
Syria Update
The pullback of U.S. troops in northern Syria has left the Kurds there vulnerable. NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to
An Introduction To The Kurds
Turkey's invasion of northern Syria following the U.S. abandonment of their Kurdish allies there has put the spotlight on an ethnic group that has long sought autonomy.
More Brexit Uncertainty
Up against a Brexit deadline, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson seeks an extension from the EU, while telling the EU that he will not be seeking an extension.
Justin Trudeau Battles For His Political Survival As Canada Gets Ready To Vote
Stung by a series of recent scandals, the prime minister is locked in a virtual tie with Andrew Scheer of the opposition Conservative Party ahead of Monday's election.
When Snakes Slither Into Bangkok Homes, This Is The Wrangler Who Gets Rid Of Them
When pythons, cobras and pit vipers show up, Pinyo Pukpinyo, a sergeant in Bangkok's fire department, is the expert who catches them. He's been bitten 20 times but says his work "makes me happy."
VIDEO: See A Controversial Swarm Of Genetically Modified Mosquitoes In A Lab In Italy
NPR was the only news organization allowed into the lab to witness the moment the releases began this year. The goal is to create a powerful new weapon in the fight against malaria.
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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".

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.

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.

'It looks lousy': Trump ditches plans for G7 summit at his golf resort
Donald Trump has abruptly abandoned plans to hold the next G7 meeting at his Doral golf resort in Florida.

Imran Khan 'shocked' by how Diana's death affected Pakistan
Pakistan's prime minister Imran Khan says he was "shocked" and "amazed" by the effect Princess Diana's death had on people in his country.

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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.
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.
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.
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.
LeBron James' China comments aren't unique. The criticism he's gotten is.
The Lakers star has taken uncommon heat for reflecting a common position in the league. It's a situation many, including James, saw as inevitable.
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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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.

Big Hit Entertainment’s TXT introduce first full-length album
Tomorrow X Together, also known as TXT, the K-pop boy band formed earlier this year by Big Hit Entertainment, introduced their first full-length album, The Dream Chapter: Magic, in Seoul on Monday.

Nancy Pelosi leads delegation to Afghanistan on unannounced trip
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and a Congressional delegation have concluded a previously unannounced trip to Afghanistan, her office said.

Officials: Controlled explosion at collapsed New Orleans hotel brings crews closer to retrieving two bodies
Officials said they detonated explosions in downtown New Orleans Sunday, toppling two cranes at a collapsed Hard Rock hotel, securing the precarious construction site.

Miami Heat suspend Dion Waiters for season opener over conduct
The Miami Heat suspended shooting guard Dion Waiters for the team's regular-season opener against the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday.

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Chile: protests rage on as president extends state of emergency

Seven dead as protesters loot supermarkets day after Piñera suspends price rises that sparked unrest

Protests and violence continued in Chile overnight despite the president cancelling a rise in subway fares that has 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 later were found dead in the basement of a burned warehouse and were not employees, authorities said.

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'A tectonic shift': Green Party makes historic gains in Swiss vote

‘Tidal wave’ of support for environmentalist party but anti-immigrant Swiss People’s Party remains the largest

Switzerland’s Green Party have made historic gains in national elections, while the anti-immigrant rightwing remained the largest party in parliament despite a slip in its support.

Definitive results confirmed a pre-vote forecast that rising concerns about climate change would trigger an electoral “green wave”.

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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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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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Renewable energy to expand by 50% in next five years - report

Energy agency says solar power will drive faster than forecast growth in renewables

Global supplies of renewable electricity are growing faster than expected and could expand by 50% in the next five years, powered by a resurgence in solar energy.

The International Energy Agency (IEA) found that solar, wind and hydropower projects are rolling out at their fastest rate in four years.

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Scientists 'may have crossed ethical line' in growing human brains

Debate needed over research with ‘potential for something to suffer’, neuroscientists say

Neuroscientists may have crossed an “ethical rubicon” by growing lumps of human brain in the lab, and in some cases transplanting the tissue into animals, researchers warn.

The creation of mini-brains or brain “organoids” has become one of the hottest fields in modern neuroscience. The blobs of tissue are made from stem cells and, while they are only the xxxx of a pea, some have developed spontaneous brain waves, similar to those seen in premature babies.

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'The EU is running scared from fascism' – Kosovo's likely new PM

In exclusive interview, leftwinger Albin Kurti condemns the bloc’s decision to halt Balkan enlargement talks

The leftwinger set to become Kosovo’s surprise new prime minister has condemned the EU’s decision to halt further Balkans enlargement, saying it showed western leaders had forgotten the lessons of two world wars and instead were in retreat in the face of fascism and populism.

Albin Kurti said the stance could damage the chances of Kovoso reaching a deal with Serbia, which has refused to recognise it as independent since the end of the 1998-99 war, as Belgrade has less incentive to act without the prospect of EU membership.

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Kurdish fighters leave Syrian border town, giving Turkey control

Evacuation part of US-brokered ceasefire, as Nancy Pelosi leads congressional visit to region

Kurdish officials say their fighters have evacuated Ras al-Ayn, giving Turkey and its allies control of one of the border cities that has borne the brunt of fighting since Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw US troops from north-eastern Syria.

The Turkish defence ministry said a convoy of 86 vehicles left the city on Sunday afternoon carrying fighters from the Kurdish-dominated Syrian Democratic Front (SDF) and wounded civilians south to cities beyond the 20-mile buffer zone that Turkey is seeking to clear along its border with Syria.

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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
Chile Violence Continues Despite Government’s Retreat on Fare Hike
The subway fare boost touched off major protests that included rioting
Pittsburgh Synagogue Massacre Led to String of Anti-Semitic Attack Plots, Rights Group Says
The Anti-Defamation League says its nationwide count of anti-Semitic incidents remains near record levels

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