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Graft probe into Mexico president's ally poses tricky challenge ahead of elections

Saturday  05:43,   21 october 2017
Reuters

<p>With a tight general election looming next year, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto faces a tough choice on whether to pursue a graft probe involving a prominent ally and Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht. Mexico's top prosecutor,[...]

Pablo Neruda 'did not die of cancer'

Saturday  04:05,   21 october 2017
BBC News

The left-wing poet died in 1973, weeks after a military coup led by general Augusto Pinochet. But his former driver Manuel Araya maintains he actually died after being poisoned by the secret service.New tests on Neruda's remains have now confirmed[...]

"The magnitude of the challenge is daunting" in the crisis of Rohingya children, UNICEF says

Saturday  03:31,   21 october 2017
CBS News

Report details desperate plight of the over half million Rohingya refugees who've fled intense violence in neighboring Myanmar , and who are adding to the 211,000 others who fled in previous cross-border influxes."The magnitude of the challenge[...]

50 Years Ago: The Beginning of the End for the Vietnam War

Saturday  03:20,   21 october 2017
U.S. News & World Report

A march on the Pentagon set in a motion events that would transform America.It was a key moment in recent American history, crystallizing the growing divisions in the country and dramatizing how much the public was turning against the confusing and[...]

Trump expected to pressure China's Xi to rein in North Korea: officials

Saturday  02:03,   21 october 2017
Reuters

<p>U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to pressure China's president when they meet next month in Beijing to do more to rein in North Korea out of a belief that Xi Jinping's consolidation of power should give him more authority to do[...]

Canada granting asylum to U.S. border crossers at higher rates: data

Saturday  01:31,   21 october 2017
Reuters

Canada granting asylum to U.S. border crossers at higher rates: dataAsylum seekers who illegally crossed the U.S. border into Canada this year are obtaining refugee status at higher rates, new data shows, as authorities accept claims from people who [...]

Spanish PM to unveil measures to fight Catalan separatists

Saturday  01:12,   21 october 2017
Associated Press

Spain's prime minister says his government will unveil specific measures Saturday to halt Catalonia's independence bid but refused to confirm if that included plans to hold a regional election in January.The opposition Socialists are[...]

Missing soldier found nearly a mile from Niger ambush, officials say

Saturday  00:40,   21 october 2017
CNN

Sgt. La David Johnson was found nearly a mile away from the central scene of the ambush in Niger that killed four US soldiers -- including Johnson -- and wounded two others, four administration officials familiar with the early assessment of what[...]

Inside the Raqqa jail where ISIS held their betrayers

Friday  23:57,   20 october 2017
CNN

It is a place haunted not so much by the ghosts of those imprisoned within, but by the words they left behind on the walls. Deep inside the dusty bowels of Raqqa's stadium -- an infamous ISIS headquarters from where the terror group is said to[...]

Peruvian congress approves legalisation of medicinal pot

Friday  23:57,   20 october 2017
AFP

Peru's congress late Thursday overwhelmingly approved a measure supported by President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski that legalises marijuana for medicinal use. The proposal at first was controversial because of the thriving illegal drug trade: Peru is[...]

Portugal forest fires death toll rises to 44

Friday  23:10,   20 october 2017
AFP

The death toll from forest fires that have devastated parts of central Portugal in recent days rose again on Friday to 44, following the death of one of the people injured in the blazes, authoriities said. "It was a person who was seriously injured[...]

New twist in search for missing MH 370

Friday  23:10,   20 october 2017
USA TODAY SPORTS

A Houston company is negotiating to conduct a private search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, after three governments failed in a three-year, $160 million effort. The Boeing 777-200ER is presumed to have crashed after it went missing March[...]

Caligula Artifact Found in New York Home

Friday  22:35,   20 october 2017
NBC News

How did a piece Roman Emperor Caligula's debauched lifestyle wind up as a coffee table in New York City?Now Italian and American authorities are wondering how a piece of his decadent lifestyle — an elaborate inlaid marble mosaic from one of his[...]

At least sixteen police officers killed in shoot-out in Egypt's Western desert -security sources

Friday  21:35,   20 october 2017
Reuters

At least sixteen police officers were killed in a shoot-out during a raid on a suspected militant hideout in Egypt's Western desert, two security sources said on Friday. The sources said authorities were following a lead to an apartment[...]

Insects Are In Serious Trouble

Friday  19:26,   20 october 2017
The Atlantic

The bottles were getting emptier: That was the first sign that something awful was happening. Since 1989, scientists from the Entomological Society Krefeld had been collecting insects in the nature reserves and protected areas of western Germany. [...]