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Israeli Troops Kill Palestinian Militant in West Bank Israeli soldiers shot and killed a suspected Palestinian gunman during an arrest raid overnight in the northern West Bank, according to Israeli and Palestinian reports. The army said it spotted a group of armed men traveling in a car and on a motorcycle d
Voice of America | 1 hour, 41 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Canada Sends Troops to Help Clear Fiona's Devastation The Canadian military mobilized and officials on Sunday tried to assess the scope of devastation of from former Hurricane Fiona, which swept away houses, stripped off roofs and knocked out power across the country's Atlantic provinces. After surging north
Voice of America | 2 hours, 12 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Tehran Rebukes Britain, Norway Over Commentary on Protests Iran has rebuked Britain and Norway over what it claimed was interference and hostile news coverage of the extensive unrest in Iran triggered by the death of a young woman held in captivity by the countrys morality police for failing to properly wear a hi
Voice of America | 2 hours, 48 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Lebanon's Banks to Reopen on Monday Lebanon's banks will reopen on Monday, the banking association said, after five days of closure following a wave of holdups in the country by depositors seeking access to their frozen savings. The association said in a statement on Sunday that the decisio
Voice of America | 3 hours, 37 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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UN Warns of Growing Criminal Threat from Mekong Region Casinos, SEZs The unchecked growth of freewheeling business enclaves and casinos in and around Laos is opening new money laundering and drug trafficking options for crime networks using the country to push spiraling volumes of narcotics across Asia, the United Nations
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23 Dead after Boat Sinks in Bangladesh At least 23 people were killed and several dozen more were missing on Sunday after a boat capsized in a river in Bangladesh, police said. "We have recovered 23 bodies. Firefighters and divers are searching for more bodies," local police official Shafiqul
Voice of America | 4 hours, 8 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Survey Finds Ukrainian Refugees Eager to Work but Need Help A report by UNHCR, the U.N. refugee agency, says Ukrainian refugees in Europe are eager to work but need help to do so. The report, "Lives on Hold: Intentions and Perspectives of Refugees from Ukraine," is based on responses gathered in August and Septemb
Voice of America | 4 hours, 15 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Pope urges Italians to Have More Children, Welcome Migrants Pope Francis traveled to southern Italy on Sunday to close out an Italian church congress that coincided with Italys national election, and delivered a message that hit on key domestic campaign issues including immigration. Neither Francis nor his hosts r
Voice of America | 4 hours, 36 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Though Lauded Abroad, Japans Abe Leaves Complicated Legacy at Home Hundreds of foreign dignitaries are expected to attend Tuesdays state funeral for former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, a reflection of his broad popularity overseas. But Abe, who was assassinated in July, leaves a more divided legacy at home. Abe, J
Voice of America | 4 hours, 52 minutes ago | comment? | recommend