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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.
Crash Victim's Family Pushes To Keep Boeing 737 Max From Flying Again Too Soon
The death of Samya Stumo in an Ethiopian Airlines crash stirred her parents to take action against regulators and Boeing. Victims' families want regulators to order a complete review of the 737 Max.
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.
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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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, minus beard, appears in London court
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange appeared in a London court on Monday for a hearing on whether he should be extradited to the United States to face spying charges.
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.
Spain will exhume dictator Francisco Franco's remains on Thursday
Spain will on Thursday remove dictator Francisco Franco's remains from the state mausoleum in which he was buried in 1975, the government said on Monday.
Putin steps up push for influence in Africa with broadside against West
President Vladimir Putin stepped up Russia's push for influence in Africa days before he hosts a summit with African leaders, saying on Monday that Moscow can offer help without political conditions unlike what he cast as the expl
Chile's Pinera extends state of emergency, says 'we are at war'
Chile's government will extend a state of emergency to cities in its north and south, President Sebastian Pinera said late on Sunday, after at least seven people were killed amid violent clashes and arson attacks over the weekend.
Chile's deadly weekend of fire as youth anger ignites
Chile's capital Santiago has been singed by fire. In riots sparked by anger over fare hikes, masked and hooded protesters have torched buses, metro stations, supermarkets, banks and the high-rise headquarters of a major energy fir
Lebanon set to cut ministers' pay as protests engulf country
Lebanon's cabinet is expected to approve reforms including halving ministers' wages on Monday in a bid to ease an economic crisis and defuse protests that have been the biggest show of dissent against the ruling elite in decades.
Lebanon's Aoun: protests show 'people's pain', corruption charges not all fair
Lebanon's President Michel Aoun said on Monday that protests gripping the country showed "people's pain" but that accusing all politicians of corruption equally was not fair.
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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" as the Commons returns after its rare Saturday sitting.
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.
Katherine Ryan's boyfriend saves Netflix scripts during burglary
The comedian says her boyfriend "wrestled back" her laptop containing scripts for a Netflix series.
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?
Former Philippines chief drugs fighter faces drug charges
General Oscar Albayalde faces allegations he protected officers who resold confiscated drugs.
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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.
Crash Victim's Family Pushes To Keep Boeing 737 Max From Flying Again Too Soon
The death of Samya Stumo in an Ethiopian Airlines crash stirred her parents to take action against regulators and Boeing. Victims' families want regulators to order a complete review of the 737 Max.
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.
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".

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.

'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.

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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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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 the new sports added for the first time 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

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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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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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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Uniqlo accused of mocking wartime sexual slavery victims

Japanese clothing company pulls advertisement from South Korean TV after outcry

The Japanese clothing retailer Uniqlo has pulled an ad from South Korean TV after it was accused of mocking victims of wartime sexual slavery.

The company said it had stopped airing the 15-second ad after critics pointed out that the Korean-language subtitles appeared to question the testimony of women who said they were forced to work in Japanese military brothels across Asia before and during the second world war.

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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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