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Posted: Sat-Oct-2019



Third-world poverty pushes Cambodian women to sell their hair, feeding American demands for first-world vanity.

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U.K. vote on latest Brexit deal postponed, Johnson balks at more EU talks
BRITAIN PARLIAMENT EU BREXIT

British legislators have voted to postpone a decision on whether to back a Brexit deal with the European Union, throwing a wrench into government plans to leave the bloc at the end of this month.

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Chile's president declares emergency as capital rocked by riots
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Chile's President Sebastian Pinera declared a state of emergency in the capital Santiago early on Saturday, as the city of 6 million descended into chaos amid riots that left a downtown building engulfed in flames and its metro system shuttered.

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Kurdish forces, Turkey exchange blame for continued fighting
TURKEY SYRIA MILITARY OPERATION

Syrian Kurdish-led forces and Turkey exchanged blame on Saturday for fighting that has rattled a U.S.-brokered ceasefire in northeastern Syria, as the Kurds appealed to Vice-President Mike Pence to enforce the deal.

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Millions march in Iraq in annual Arbaeen Shia pilgrimage
RELIGION-ARBAEEN/IRAQ

Millions of pilgrims are making their way on foot to the Iraqi city of Karbala for the annual Shia pilgrimage of Arbaeen.

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War monitors report fighting in Syria after Turkish-U.S. ceasefire deal
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Two war monitor groups reported fighting in Syrian villages Friday, a day after Turkey agreed with the United States to pause its offensive for five days to let Kurdish forces withdraw. But Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has denied any ongoing clashes in northeastern Syria.

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Mexico president defends release of El Chapo's son in shootout with cartel
MEXICO-VIOLENCE/SINALOA

Mexican authorities captured then liberated Ovidio Guzmán López, one of the leaders of the Sinaloa cartel, after the cartel sent gunmen into the streets of state capital Culiacán to confront government forces and sow mayhem.

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How the Trump impeachment probe could threaten Ukraine's anti-corruption efforts
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Anti-corruption leaders in Ukraine — including some associated with the ongoing Trump impeachment drama — say they feel a sense of shock and dismay at how the U.S. has turned their backs on them.

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Trump nominates deputy energy secretary to replace department head
Dan Brouillette

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday selected Dan Brouillette, deputy to departing Energy Secretary Rick Perry, to lead the Energy Department, calling him a "total professional" with unparalleled experience.

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What the temporary ceasefire deal in northern Syria means for key players in the conflict
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Despite a temporary ceasefire deal announced Thursday by the U.S. and Turkey, war monitor groups say the fighting continues. Turkey's president, however, denies there are ongoing clashes. What happens in the coming days is an open question. Here's a look at what the deal means for some of the key players in the conflict.

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Protests sweep Lebanon as fury at ruling elite grows
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Tens of thousands of angry protesters blocked roads, burned tires and marched across Lebanon on Friday for a second day, demanding the removal of a political elite they accuse of looting the economy to the point of breakdown.

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Deep-sea explorers find lost Japanese ship that sank during WW II
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A crew of researchers scanning the sea floor of the Pacific has found the final resting place of a Japanese warship lost during the historic World War II Battle of Midway.

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At least 62 killed, more than 100 injured in Afghanistan mosque bombing
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Multiple explosions at a mosque in eastern Afghanistan collapsed the roof on worshippers during Friday prayers, killing at least 62 people and wounding more than 100 others, officials said.

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World's 1st Ebola vaccine gets green light from EU regulator
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World Health Organization calls European recommendation for an Ebola vaccine originally developed in Canada a major milestone.

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Google affiliate begins drone deliveries in Virginia town
Google-Drone Delivery

A Google affiliate has started delivering packages with drones in a test being run in a Virginia town.

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Chile shuts down capital city metro as violent protests spread
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Chilean officials shut down the metro system in Santiago on Friday after demonstrators protesting recent fare hikes took to the streets and attacked subway stops, leaving widespread damage across the capital city of nearly six million people.

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IMF, World Bank leaders appeal for an end to trade wars
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The leaders of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank appealed to their 189 member countries on Friday to resolve widening disagreements on trade and other issues, warning that the divisions threatened to make the consequences of a global slowdown even worse.

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Honduran president's brother convicted of drug trafficking in U.S. trial
Juan Antonio Hernandez

Honduran politician Juan Antonio (Tony) Hernández was found guilty of U.S. drug trafficking charges on Friday after a two-week trial that featured dramatic accusations of corruption against his brother, the Central American nation's current president.

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NASA astronauts perform the 1st all-female spacewalk
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NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir made history on Friday, when they stepped outside the International Space Station for the first all-women spacewalk.

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Johnson & Johnson recalls baby powder in U.S. as a precaution
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Johnson & Johnson is recalling a single lot of its baby powder in the U.S. as a precaution after government testing found trace amounts of asbestos in one bottle bought online.

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Martin Luther King's daughter bristles at Zuckerberg's use of civil rights icon in speech
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Disinformation campaigns helped lead to the assassination of Martin Luther King, the daughter of the U.S. civil rights champion said on Thursday, after the head of Facebook said social media should not fact-check political advertisements.

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Boris Johnson Forced To Request Brexit Delay After U.K. Parliament Extends Deadline
The prime minister is now compelled to seek a three-month extension of EU membership, but he insists: "I will not negotiate a delay." ... read more


UK Parliament Debates Boris Johnson's Brexit Deal In Historic Session
Lawmakers in Parliament debated whether to accept Prime Minister Boris Johnson's proposed new divorce deal with the European Union. ... read more


Brexit On A Knife Edge As Boris Johnson Stakes All On 'Super Saturday' Vote
The British PM clinched a new deal, but now he needs to get it ratified in parliament, where he has no majority. ... read more


International Experts Launch Probe Of Possible Chemical Attack By Turkey On Syrian Kurds
At least six Kurds, including children, reportedly suffered severe burns. ... read more


Mosque Bombing In Afghanistan Kills 62 Worshipers
Militant forces set off an explosion that collapsed the eastern Afghanistan mosque's roof. ... read more


Fighting Continues In Kurdish-Held Syrian Town Despite Cease-Fire
There were intermittent clashes in Ras al-Ayn but relative calm elsewhere since Thursday night, when Turkey and the U.S. agreed to a five-day cease-fire. ... read more


Cartel Gunmen Chase Away Security Forces, Free El Chapo's Son
Ovidio Guzman's brief apprehension triggered intense gunbattles across the city of Culiacan. ... read more


Venezuela Wins Seat On U.N. Rights Council Despite Fierce U.S. Opposition
The council is responsible for protecting human rights, which Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is accused of violating. ... read more


World's Largest Child Pornography Marketplace Taken Down In Global Dragnet
The 23-year-old man accused of running the site, as well as hundreds of suspected users, have been arrested, U.S., British and South Korean officials said. ... read more


UK, EU Agree On Brexit Deal That Now Faces Parliament Vote
MPs set for Saturday vote on Prime Minister Boris Johnson's agreement. ... read more


Canada Joins The Growing List Of Countries Where Election Misinformation Reigns
Around the world, conspiracies are traveling from fringe online communities into the mainstream political conversation. ... read more


Obama Endorses Justin Trudeau Despite Black- And Brownface Scandal
The former U.S. president vouched for the Canadian prime minister in his reelection campaign, despite his history of wearing racist makeup. ... read more


US Security Chief 'Heaped Pain' On Grieving Parents Of Harry Dunn
The U.K. parents, who were invited to the White House, were shocked to discover that the woman involved in the fatal crash that killed their son was in the building. ... read more


Hong Kong Lawmakers Thwart Leader Carrie Lam's Annual Speech In Chaotic Scenes
Lam walked out and later delivered her address by video, as pro-democracy lawmakers held up placards showing her waving with hands colored blood-red. ... read more


Hong Kong Protesters Burn LeBron James Jersey After His Comments On China
The Los Angeles Lakers forward chastised the Houston Rockets general manager and his comments supporting pro-democracy Hong Kong protesters. ... read more


Typhoon Hagibis Leaves At Least 66 Dead In Japan
Hagibis was the worst storm to hit the country in decades, with some regions getting up to 3 feet of rain in just 24 hours. ... read more


Father of British Teen Killed In Crash With U.S. Diplomat's Wife Recalls Finding Son
Harry Dunn described seeing his son for the last time following the crash with an American who later invoked diplomatic immunity and left the U.K. ... read more


Syrian Forces Deploy Inside Kurdish-Held Territory After U.S. Retreat
The Syrian government began deploying on Monday in a major victory for President Bashar al-Assad and his principal ally Russia. ... read more


Spain Finds Catalan Leaders Guilty Of Sedition In Landmark Ruling Over Independence Bid
Much is at stake, both for Spain and for its wealthiest region, in this trial over an independence drive that attracted worldwide attention. ... read more


Typhoon Hagibis Leaves Thousands Of Homes Flooded, Damaged Or Without Power
As many as 36 people are dead from the storm, which caused serious damage in central and northern Japan. ... read more


UK MPs back Brexit deal delay
Boris Johnson says he will put a bill on his Brexit deal to MPs next week, after they backed a further delay compelling him to ask for an extension to 31 October deadline. ... read more


UK MPs vote to delay Brexit: What just happened?
Another day of twists and turns in the Brexit saga - here's what happened on 19 October. ... read more


Russia dam collapse at Siberia gold mine kills 15
Local officials open a criminal investigation over reports the dam was built illegally. ... read more


Catalonia protests: Marches and general strike paralyse Barcelona
The Supreme Court decision to jail nine separatist leaders has enraged separatists in Catalonia. ... read more


North Macedonia calls snap election after EU talks setback
France led opposition to opening membership talks with North Macedonia in what many called a mistake. ... read more


Turkey's Erdogan vows to 'crush heads' of Kurdish fighters
The Turkish president says Kurdish-led forces must withdraw under the terms of a temporary truce. ... read more


Swiss election: Why melting Alps could create a green wave
Greens are hoping to come second in Sunday's Swiss elections, eyeing a climate change opportunity. ... read more


Nobel Literature Prize judges defend controversial award for Peter Handke
The Nobel Literature Prize has been criticised for rewarding an author accused of denying genocide. ... read more


Rugby World Cup: New Zealand overpower Ireland to reach semi-finals
Holders and tournament favourites New Zealand score seven tries in a 46-14 win over outplayed Ireland who fall at the quarter-final stage yet again. ... read more


Bulgaria coach Krasimir Balakov resigns following racism backlash
Krasimir Balakov resigns as Bulgaria manager four days after claiming he did not hear racist chants in England's 6-0 win in Sofia. ... read more


Brexit: Europe’s leaders tune in for Parliament drama
EU leaders are happy with their Brexit deal with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson - but what happens next? ... read more


US Airbus row: European goods hit by new US tariffs
Wine, cheese and cashmere jumpers are among the EU items that have gone up in price in the US. ... read more


Horses, handshakes and bad edits: The dos and don’ts of political photo-ops
After Kim Jong-un is pictured on horseback, here's how other world leaders have utilised the cameras. ... read more


Exarchia: How Airbnb angered Greek anarchists
Home rentals site Airbnb sparked a heated debate about sustainable tourism in an Athens district known for its radical politics. ... read more


Brexit: Europe's press welcomes deal but doubts it will succeed
Newspapers across Europe are doubtful Parliament will pass Boris Johnson's Brexit deal ... read more


Catalan protests: Why is Barcelona burning?
Catalonia is set for a general strike on Friday, over the jailing of pro-independence leaders. ... read more


Brexit: What is in Boris Johnson's new deal with the EU?
A revised Brexit deal has been agreed by the UK and EU. What does it contain? ... read more


Paris Zoological Park: Say hello to the 'blob'!
The slime-like organism has been unveiled at a zoo in Paris. It looks like a fungus and has no mouth, stomach or eyes - but it's still able to both detect and digest food! ... read more


Russia's Putin: From pariah to Middle East power broker
Russia's geo-political clout has expanded and it has become the key player in the Middle East. ... read more


Brexit deal: Five reasons EU is happy with revised deal
EU leaders have hailed the agreement as a big step even though it still has to get through the UK Parliament. ... read more


AG Barr expands mysterious review into origin of Russia investigation
If U.S. Attorney John Durham is conducting a criminal investigation, it’s not clear what allegations of wrongdoing are being examined. ... read more


It was meant to be Brexit's 'super Saturday.' Instead it delivered yet more confusion and delay.
Boris Johnson was eager to win approval for his Brexit deal on Parliament's first weekend session in 37 years. Rebel lawmakers had other ideas. ... read more


'Light years apart': Police shootings in Dallas-Fort Worth expose disparities
In Texas' Metroplex, a pair of similar police shootings have residents wondering if justice can be equally served. ... read more


Egypt reveals mummies in newly discovered ancient coffins
The perfectly preserved coffins hidden under a mound of sand were discovered by an Egyptian team of archaeologists by accident. ... read more


President Trump says Kurds are ‘happy’ despite Turkish offensive
Despite a cease-fire brokered by President Donald Trump and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Kurds say they are facing “ethnic cleaning” and 250,000 people have already been forced from their homes. NBC’s Richard Engel reports for Weekend TODAY. ... read more


Meghan Markle says 'not that many people have asked if I'm OK'
Fans showed their support on social media, with #WeLoveYouMeghan trending on Twitter. "Sudden prominence is a very dehumanizing experience," Rep. Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. ... read more


Chicago police chief had been drinking before he was found asleep in car
Superintendent Eddie Johnson said Thursday that his medication had been changed and that he felt light-headed while driving home. ... read more


How Germany averted an opioid crisis
Unlike in the U.S., opioids have never emerged as a front-line medical treatment in Germany. ... read more


All the president's Yankees: How Trump's long affair with the team foreshadowed his presidency
There were an uncanny number of similarities between George Steinbrenner and Donald Trump. ... read more


A Bernie Sanders-Elizabeth Warren ticket would be radical. It could also work.
Each new endorsement serves as a reminder that for all their combined power, Warren and Sanders are still on a collision course. But maybe there's a better way. ... read more


HUD officials admit they knowingly stalled Puerto Rico housing relief funds
Lawmakers questioned why HUD kicked off a funding process for 17 states affected by disasters — but left out Puerto Rico. ... read more


Marine combat veteran who served in Iraq facing deportation to El Salvador
“He is a soldier who put his life on the line to defend his country,” his mother said. "But when he returned from the war, he came back with problems." ... read more


Robotic 'Mayflower' to cross the Atlantic on 400th anniversary of Pilgrims' journey
The event's organizers are hoping the autonomous voyage will capture the public’s imagination. ... read more


Margaret Cho: The tightrope we now have to walk on race will make comedy better
I appreciate the struggle of wanting to push boundaries while knowing I'm limited in what I can say. But it means we are finally being seen. ... read more


Two decades later, 'Dawson's Creek' actor reflects on historic gay kiss
In the show’s 1998 season 3 finale, two actors shared what is considered TV’s first “passionate” kiss between two men. ... read more


Giant cranes at collapsed Hard Rock Hotel where 3 died to be demolished
Controlled explosions are planned to bring down the construction cranes towering above the hotel site. ... read more


New video shows when school coach took student's shotgun, hugged him>
Keanon Lowe, a former star player for the University of Oregon Ducks who works at the Portland school, said he knew from the student's face the gun was real. ... read more


Man who said he tried to save parents, sister in fire is a suspect
"You can lock me up, but you're not going to take me in for me to say this, 'I did it,'" Wilber Romero, 26, told a local TV station. "I'm not going to say it because I didn't do it." ... read more


Who watches the 'Watchmen'? That's the question for the TV sequel
Showrunner Damon Lindelof was once one of the fans rejecting the idea of adapting the beloved comic series. Now, he's bringing a "remix" version to HBO. ... read more


'I needed more quiet in my life. The French art of flaneuring showed me the way.'
For author Erika Owen, tapping into the simple act of wandering has made her more calm, creative and accepting of change. ... read more


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AG Barr expands mysterious review into origin of Russia investigation
If U.S. Attorney John Durham is conducting a criminal investigation, it’s not clear what allegations of wrongdoing are being examined. ... read more


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It was meant to be Brexit's 'super Saturday.' Instead it delivered yet more confusion and delay.
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'Light years apart': Police shootings in Dallas-Fort Worth expose disparities
In Texas' Metroplex, a pair of similar police shootings have residents wondering if justice can be equally served. ... read more


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Egypt reveals mummies in newly discovered ancient coffins
The perfectly preserved coffins hidden under a mound of sand were discovered by an Egyptian team of archaeologists by accident. ... read more


President Trump says Kurds are ‘happy’ despite Turkish offensive
Despite a cease-fire brokered by President Donald Trump and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Kurds say they are facing “ethnic cleaning” and 250,000 people have already been forced from their homes. NBC’s Richard Engel reports for Weekend TODAY. ... read more


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Meghan Markle says 'not that many people have asked if I'm OK'
Fans showed their support on social media, with #WeLoveYouMeghan trending on Twitter. "Sudden prominence is a very dehumanizing experience," Rep. Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. ... read more


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Chicago police chief had been drinking before he was found asleep in car
Superintendent Eddie Johnson said Thursday that his medication had been changed and that he felt light-headed while driving home. ... read more


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How Germany averted an opioid crisis
Unlike in the U.S., opioids have never emerged as a front-line medical treatment in Germany. ... read more


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All the president's Yankees: How Trump's long affair with the team foreshadowed his presidency
There were an uncanny number of similarities between George Steinbrenner and Donald Trump. ... read more


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A Bernie Sanders-Elizabeth Warren ticket would be radical. It could also work.
Each new endorsement serves as a reminder that for all their combined power, Warren and Sanders are still on a collision course. But maybe there's a better way. ... read more


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HUD officials admit they knowingly stalled Puerto Rico housing relief funds
Lawmakers questioned why HUD kicked off a funding process for 17 states affected by disasters — but left out Puerto Rico. ... read more


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Marine combat veteran who served in Iraq facing deportation to El Salvador
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Robotic 'Mayflower' to cross the Atlantic on 400th anniversary of Pilgrims' journey
The event's organizers are hoping the autonomous voyage will capture the public’s imagination. ... read more


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Margaret Cho: The tightrope we now have to walk on race will make comedy better
I appreciate the struggle of wanting to push boundaries while knowing I'm limited in what I can say. But it means we are finally being seen. ... read more


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Two decades later, 'Dawson's Creek' actor reflects on historic gay kiss
In the show’s 1998 season 3 finale, two actors shared what is considered TV’s first “passionate” kiss between two men. ... read more


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Giant cranes at collapsed Hard Rock Hotel where 3 died to be demolished
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