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Thousands rally in Sudan's capital to demand civilian rule

Thousands of people have taken to the streets in Sudan's capital of Khartoum demanding a fully civilian government
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Syria executes 24 people over last year's deadly wildfires

Syria's Justice Ministry says authorities have executed 24 people after charging them with igniting deadly wildfires last year
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EU summit to load pressure on Poland over rule of law

European Union leaders are pressuring a defiant Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki to fall back into line on recognizing that EU law trumps national decision-making, hoping that dialogue will stave off a fundamental crisis in the bloc
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Poland's Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki delivers his speech Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021 at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, eastern France. The European Union's top official locked horns Tuesday with Poland's prime minister, arguing that a recent ruling from the country's constitutional court challenging the supremacy of EU laws is a threat to the bloc's foundations and won't be left unanswered. (Ronald Wittek, Pool Photo via AP)
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Romanian president nominates former army general as premier

Romania’s president has nominated a former army general to be prime minister in the latest attempt to end a political crisis amid a coronavirus surge that is stretching the country’s health care system to capacity
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Romanian Prime Minister designate Nicolae Ciuca, left, stands with President Klaus Iohannis during joint statements in Bucharest, Romania, Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021. Iohannis designated Defense Minister Nicolae Ciuca to form a new government which will have to be approved by parliament. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru)
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Turkish lira drops to new low after harsh interest rate cut

The Turkish lira has plunged to a record low against the U.S. dollar after a harsher-than-expected cut in interest rates
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A fishmonger talks to a client at Karakoy fish market in Istanbul, Turkey, Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021. The Turkish lira hit new record lows against the dollar on Thursday after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sacked senior central bank officials, heightening concerns over the Turkish leader's interference in the bank's activities. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
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NATO weighs Afghan lessons of waging major ops abroad

NATO defense ministers are weighing what lessons to draw from the military mission in Afghanistan, including whether to even undertake major operations outside Europe and North America
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United States Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III, right, poses with Denmark's Defense Minister Trine Bramsen prior to a bilateral meeting at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021. NATO defense ministers gather for their fall meeting to assess the fallout of Moscow's closure of its mission to the alliance and an overall worsening of relations with Moscow. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, Pool)
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Facebook says it will pay French publishers for news content

Facebook says it's struck a deal with a group of French publishers to pay for links to their news stories that are shared by people on the social network
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FILE - In this March 29, 2018, file photo, the logo for Facebook appears on screens at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York's Times Square. Facebook says it has struck a deal with a group of French publishers to pay for links to their news stories shared by the social network's users. The company said Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021 that it inked the licensing agreement with the Alliance de la Presse d’Information Generale, which represents 300 French publishers, to “improve the quality of online information for Internet users and publishers on Facebook.” (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
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Nigerian separatist leader pleads not guilty to terrorism

A Nigerian separatist leader accused of instigating violence in country’s southeast has pleaded not guilty to terrorism and treason charges in a court in the capital, Abuja
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Libya conference hopes to salvage planned December elections

Libya is hosting an international conference aimed at resolving the country’s thorniest issues ahead of general elections in December
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UK police charge 25-year-old man with lawmaker's murder

British authorities say a man has been charged in the stabbing of a Conservative lawmaker who was killed as he met constituents at a church hall last week
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Conservative MP for Southend West, David Amess, poses for an official portrait at the Houses of Parliament in London.
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UK police charge 25-year-old man with murder of lawmaker David Amess and preparation of terrorist acts

UK police charge 25-year-old man with murder of lawmaker David Amess and preparation of terrorist acts
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Iran holds nationwide air force drill, latest armed exercise

Iran has kicked off an annual air force drill across the country, a week after holding another massive exercise in air defense
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In this picture released by the official website of the Iranian Army, a pilot gestures during an air force exercise, in Iran, Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021. Iran on Thursday kicked off an annual air force drill across the country, a week after holding another massive exercise in air defense, state TV reported. (Iranian Army via AP)
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Strong winds cause damage, disruptions in western Europe

A powerful autumn storm, named Aurore, has blasted parts of western Europe
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A firefighter removes fallen trees from a road in Hamburg, Germany, Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021. Northern Germany was hit by storm and heavy rain falls. (Daniel Bockwoldt/dpa via AP)
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German gas station attendant assaulted by customer over mask

Police say a gas station attendant in Germany has been punched and kicked by a customer after an argument over the latter’s failure to wear a mask
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Greenpeace chief warns of 'greenwashing' at UN climate talks

The head of environmental group Greenpeace has warned against efforts by countries and corporations to “greenwash” their ongoing pollution of the planet at the upcoming U.N. climate talks
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Jennifer Morgan, Executive Director of the environment organization Greenpeace International poses for a photo during an interview with the Associated Press in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021. The head of environmental group Greenpeace warned against efforts by countries and corporations to “greenwash” their ongoing pollution of the planet at the upcoming U.N. climate talks. Morgan said leaked documents show how countries such as Australia, Brazil and Saudi Arabia recently tried to water down a U.N. science panel report on global warming. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
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EU leaders seek to safeguard energy supplies as prices soar

European Union leaders are seeking to safeguard energy supplies to the 27-nation bloc while speeding up the transition away from polluting fossil fuels to sustainable alternatives
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S Korean military to appeal ruling on transgender soldier

South Korea’s military will appeal a landmark court ruling that struck down its decision to discharge the country’s first known transgender soldier before she was found dead earlier this year
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FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2020, file photo, South Korean army Sergeant Byun Hui-su salutes during a press conference at the Center for Military Human Right Korea in Seoul, South Korea. South Korea’s military said Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021 it will appeal a landmark court ruling that struck down its decision to discharge the country’s first known transgender soldier before she was found dead earlier this year. The sign reads: "The Center for Military Human Right Korea." (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)
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Australia, UK defend AUKUS pact, say fears overhyped

Australia and Britain are defending their nuclear submarine deal with the U.S. amid concerns it could escalate tensions in the region and spark an arms race
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In this photo released by Malaysia Defense Ministry, Malaysian Defense Minister Hishammuddin Hussein speaks during the opening of the Five Power Defense Arrangements (FPDA) meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021. Australia and Britain are defending their nuclear submarine deal with the U.S. amid concerns it could escalate tensions in the region and spark an arms race. (Malaysia Defense Ministry via AP)
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Pakistani police: 3 Afghans from IS group killed near border

Pakistani counter-terrorism forces say they have killed three Afghan militants who belonged to the Islamic State group during a raid on a hideout near the country’s border with Afghanistan
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La Palma: Hundreds more evacuate to flee volcano lava

Hundreds of people were evacuated during the night on the Spanish island of La Palma as a river of molten rock creeps deeper into a coastal town during a protracted volcanic eruption
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Lava flows from a volcano destroying houses at La Laguna neighbourhood on the Canary island of La Palma, Spain on Thursday Oct. 21, 2021. A second tongue of lava is expected to reach the Atlantic today and release more toxic gases into the atmosphere, an event which will lead to the home confinement of some nearby towns. (AP Photo/Saul Santos)
October 21

China boots Caixin financial news from approved media list

China’s leading financial magazine has been dropped from an official list of outlets websites can republish, reducing the exposure of a rare independent voice as the authorities tightens control over the media
October 21
FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2018, file photo, staffers walk past a billboard reading "Read Caixin - Know China Better" at the Caixin Media offices in Beijing. China has removed Caixin Media, one of the country’s most liberal business news sites, from a list of official news outlets that can be republished by other internet news providers in the Communist Party's latest move to control the flow of information.(AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
October 21

Over 180 people killed after heavy rains in Nepal and India

Floods and landslides triggered by days of torrential rains have killed at least 99 people in Nepal since Monday
October 21
October 21

Turkish media: Russians held over targeting of Chechens

Turkish state broadcaster TRT News says six suspects have been jailed pending trial over an alleged plot against Chechen dissidents
October 21
October 21

Year after Nigeria's deadly protests, police still accused

Joshua Samuel painfully recalls the day, one year ago, that Nigerian soldiers opened fire in Lagos while he and thousands of others were protesting police brutality
October 21
October 21

Israeli minister sees opportunity at UN climate conference

Israel’s new environmental protection minister has set some ambitious goals: Tamar Zandberg believes she can use her office to play an important role in the global battle against climate change while also promoting peace in the volatile Middle East
October 21
Israel's new Minister of Environmental Protection, Tamar Zandberg, poses for a portrait in her office in Jerusalem, Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021. Zandberg has set some ambitious goals: She believes she can use her office to play an important role in the global battle against climate change while also promoting peace in the volatile Middle East. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)
October 21

At least 3 dead in apparent gas explosion in north China

At least three people have been killed and 30 injured in an apparent gas explosion at a hotel in the northern Chinese city of Shenyang
October 21
In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, policemen and firefighters walk through damaged shophouses following an explosion in Shenyang in northeastern China's Liaoning Province, Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021. Several people were killed and over dozen injured in a gas explosion at a restaurant in northeastern Chinese city Shenyang Thursday morning, according to local authorities. (Cai Xiangxin/Xinhua via AP)
October 21

Youth yearning for independence fuel Western Sahara clashes

For nearly 30 years, the vast territory of Western Sahara in the North African desert has existed in limbo, awaiting a referendum that was supposed to let the local Sahrawi people decide their future
October 21
Polisario Front soldiers during a shooting exercise, near Mehaires, Western Sahara, Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021. For nearly 30 years, the vast territory of Western Sahara in the North African desert has existed in limbo, awaiting a referendum that was supposed to let the local Sahrawi people decide their future. On one side, the Polisario Front wants the territory to be independent, while Morocco claims the area for itself. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
October 21

New Zealand governor-general favors outreach to marginalized

New Zealand’s new governor-general says she plans to reach out to people marginalized by issues like homelessness, addiction and discrimination
October 21
New Zealand Governor-General Dame Cindy Kiro signs a visitor's book after her official swearing-in ceremony at Parliament in Wellington, New Zealand, Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021. Kiro, 63, said her mixed Maori and British heritage helped give her a good understanding of New Zealand history and the Treaty of Waitangi, the founding document signed by Maori and British. (Mark Mitchell/New Zealand Herald via AP)
October 21

UK, New Zealand approve trade deal; hope it opens more doors

Britain and New Zealand have agreed to a trade deal that eliminates tariffs on a wide range of goods as the U.K. expands economic links around the world following its exit from the European Union
October 21
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, right, and Trade Minister Damien O'Connor, left, on video link, announce a trade deal with Britain on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021, in Wellington, New Zealand. The deal to remove tariffs on a range of goods was cemented in a conference call between Ardern and U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson after 16 months of talks by negotiators. (AP Photo/Nick Perry)
October 21

Struggling Chinese developer calls off $2.6B asset sale

A major Chinese real estate developer whose struggle to avoid defaulting on billions of dollars of debt rattled financial markets has called off the sale of a $2.6 billion stake in a subsidiary and has made no progress in selling other assets
October 21
FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2021, file photo, a security guard stands at the headquarters of China Evergrande Group in Hong Kong. China Evergrande Group's planned sale of 50.1% of its property management unit to a rival, Hopson Development Holdings, was canceled because the buyer “had not met the prerequisite to make a general offer for shares,” Evergrande said late Wednesday, Oct. 20, in a statement through the Hong Kong stock exchange. It gave no other details.(AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File)
October 20

6 missing, a day after ship capsizes off South Korea

Aircraft and ships are searching off South Korea’s eastern coast for six crew members still missing a day after their fishing ship capsized
October 20
In this image from video provided by Korea Donghae Coast Guard, members of Korea Coast Guard try to search and rescue on a fishing boat capsized off South Korea's east coast Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021. Aircraft and ships were searching off South Korea's eastern coast Thursday for six crew members still missing a day after the fishing ship capsized. One crew member has been found unconscious and two others were rescued. (Korea Donghae Coast Guard via AP)
October 20

North Korea says its sub-launched missile didn't target US

North Korea has hit back at U.S. criticism over its test of a submarine-launched ballistic missile this week, saying it was rightfully exercising its rights for self-defense and that the weapon doesn’t specifically target the United States
October 20
This photo provided by the North Korean government shows a ballistic missile launched from a submarine Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021, in North Korea. North Korea announced Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021 that it had tested a newly developed missile designed to be launched from a submarine, the first such weapons test in two years and one it says will bolster its military’s underwater operational capability. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads: "KCNA" which is the abbreviation for Korean Central News Agency. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)
October 20

Russia hosts Afghan talks, calls for an inclusive government

Russia has hosted talks on Afghanistan involving senior representatives of the Taliban and neighboring countries
October 20
Members of the political delegation from the Afghan Taliban's movement attend talks involving Afghan representatives in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021. Russia invited the Taliban and other Afghan parties for talks voicing hope they will help encourage discussions and tackle Afghanistan's challenges. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, Pool)
October 20

Boy tries to take Pope's cap

A young boy wandered onto the stage during the Pope's general audience and asked for his white papal cap.
October 20
A young boy wandered onto the stage during the Pope's general audience and asked for his white papal cap.
October 20

Protesters in Guatemala demand wartime pay

Ex-soldiers in Guatemala flooded the streets near Congress and set fires, demanding bonus pay for serving in the country's civil war from 1960 to 1996.
October 20
Ex-soldiers in Guatemala flooded the streets near Congress and set fires, demanding bonus pay for serving in the country's civil war from 1960 to 1996.
October 20

Creative barbers turn heads into art

A pair of barber brothers in India turned heads with creative and intricate hair designs.
October 20
A pair of barber brothers in India turned heads with creative and intricate hair designs.
October 20

Wave of killings triggers memories of dark past in Kashmir

A spate of recent killings has rattled Indian-controlled Kashmir, with violence targeting local minority members and Indian civilians from outside the disputed region
October 20
FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2021, file photo, Sikh community members shout slogans during the funeral of Supinder Kaur, a slain school principal in Srinagar, India. A spate of recent killings has rattled Indian-controlled Kashmir, with violence targeting local minority members and Indian civilians from outside the disputed region. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan, File)
October 20

Mexico's richest man to rebuild collapsed subway line

Mexico’s richest man has reached an agreement with Mexico City authorities to rebuild or reinforce an elevated subway line that collapsed in May, killing 26 people
October 20
FILE- In this May 4, 2021 file photo, Mexico City's subway cars lay at an angle after a section of Line 12 of the subway collapsed in Mexico City. Mexico City´s prosecutor´s office concluded Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, that the accident was due to mistakes made during the construction of the metro line and that it will prosecute those involved in the crash. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte, File)
October 20

El Salvador congress upholds total abortion ban

El Salvador's congress has voted yet again to uphold the country's total ban on abortions
October 20
FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2017 file photo, women protest demanding the government free women prisoners who are serving 30-year prison sentences for having an abortion, in San Salvador, El Salvador. Lawmakers rejected on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021, reforming the Penal Code to exempt those who consent to or perform an abortion from criminal responsibility, thus closing the doors to allow it even when a woman's life is at risk. (AP Photo/Salvador Melendez, File)
October 20

UK, New Zealand approve trade deal; hope it opens more doors

Britain has agreed to a trade deal with New Zealand, eliminating tariffs on a wide range of goods as the U.K. seeks to expand economic links around the world following its exit from the European Union
October 20
FILE - Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson gestures as he makes his keynote speech at the Conservative party conference in Manchester, England, Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021. Britain agreed to a trade deal with New Zealand on Wednesday, Oct. 20, eliminating tariffs on a wide range of goods as the U.K. seeks to expand economic links around the world following its exit from the European Union. The deal was cemented in a conference call between Johnson and his New Zealand counterpart, Jacinda Ardern, after 16 months of talks by negotiators. (AP Photo/Jon Super, File)
October 20

Senate report urges charging Brazil's leader over pandemic

A Brazilian Senate report has recommended pursuing crimes against humanity and other charges against President Jair Bolsonaro for allegedly bungling Brazil’s response to COVID-19
October 20
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro waits for the arrival of Colombia's President Ivan Duque to Planalto presidential palace in Brasilia, Brazil, Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021. Duque is on a two-day visit to Brazil. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
October 20

Former prime minister discusses Haiti’s ongoing hostage crisis

The former prime minister of Haiti spoke about the recent kidnapping of missionaries and how the country became a dangerous place for its citizens and travelers.
October 20
VIDEO: Former prime minister discusses Haiti’s ongoing hostage crisis
October 20

Mexico: drug cartels recruiting youths through video games

Mexican officials say drug cartels are recruiting youths through contacts made on multiplayer online video games
October 20
October 20

Jailed Russian opposition leader Navalny wins top EU prize

Imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been awarded the European Union’s top human rights prize, in a clear slap at President Vladimir Putin
October 20
FILE - In this March 30, 2017 file photo, Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, right, poses for the press in court in Moscow, Russia. Imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, President Vladimir Putin's main critic, was awarded the European Union's top human rights prize on Wednesday Oct.20, 2021. (AP Photo/File)
October 20

Efforts drag on to free 17 missionaries kidnapped in Haiti

Efforts to win the return of 17 members of a U.S.-based missionary group and a local driver have stretched into a fourth day, with a violent gang demanding $1 million ransom per person
October 20
Haiti's Justice Minister Liszt Quitel speaks to journalists in his office in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tuesday. Oct. 19, 2021. A general strike continues in Haiti demanding that authorities address the nation’s lack of security, four days after 17 members of a U.S.-based missionary group were abducted by a gang. (AP Photo /Joseph Odelyn)
October 20

Russia ups defense ties with Belarus amid tensions with NATO

Russia’s defense chief has voiced concern about a buildup of NATO’s forces near the country’s borders, and called for stronger defense ties with neighboring Belarus
October 20
October 20

Syria, UAE leaders discuss closer relations in rare call

Syria’s state media says the United Arab Emirates' crown prince has received a rare telephone call from Syrian President Bashar Assad in which they discussed strengthening relations
October 20
FILE - In this May 26, 2021, file photo, Syrian President Bashar Assad, center, waves to his supporters at a polling station during the Presidential elections in the town of Douma, in the eastern Ghouta region, near Damascus, Syria. The United Arab Emirates’ crown prince received a rare telephone call from Syrian President Assad in which they discussed strengthening relations and cooperation, Syria’s state media reported Wednesday, Oct. 20. The call between Assad and UAE’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed came as some Arab countries are improving relations with Syria, a decade after the country’s civil war began. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File)
October 20

Bus bombs kill 14 in Syria capital; shells elsewhere kill 10

A Syrian military official says two bombs attached to a bus carrying troops in the capital Damascus have exploded, killing 14 people
October 20
In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian firefighters and security officer check a burned bus at the site of a deadly explosion, in Damascus, Syria, Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021. Two roadside bombs exploded near a bus carrying troops during the morning rush hour in the Syrian capital early Wednesday, killing and wounding several people, state TV reported. (SANA via AP)
October 20

Belarusian authorities raid top independent newspaper

Authorities in Belarus have raided the offices of the country’s top independent newspaper and taken two of its journalists for questioning
October 20
October 20

Tigray airstrike, Olympic flame handover and Haiti protests: World in Photos, Oct 20

A look at the top photos from around the globe.
October 20
VIDEO: Tigray airstrike, Olympic flame handover and protests in Haiti: World in Photos, Oct 20