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Jojutla struggles a month after deadly Mexico quake
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 13:03:08 GMT
Residents of a town outside of Mexico City worry it will take years to rebuild their lives after 7.1 tremor last month.

The Catalan crisis is not just about nationalism
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:44:20 GMT
What is happening in Catalonia is a symptom of much larger crisis that liberal democracies are suffering from.

North Korea threatens 'unimaginable strike' on US ship
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:24:05 GMT
State news agency describes USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier as a prime 'target' as it carries out war games.

Spain to trigger Article 155 to block Catalan autonomy
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 10:58:54 GMT
Described as 'nuclear option', Article 155 allows Madrid to suspend Catalonia's autonomy and has never been used before.

Taliban attack kills dozens of soldiers in Kandahar
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 10:53:08 GMT
Army base targeted by two suicide bombers then overrun by gunmen in hours-long firefight.

Palestinian official: Unity deal will aid peace process
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 10:52:56 GMT
After statements from US official against Hamas' role, Fatah says unity deal is in line with international law.

Pakistani anti-corruption court indicts Sharif
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 10:43:55 GMT
Sharif resigned in July after Supreme Court disqualified him from holding office over an undeclared source of income.

Analysis: Will the GCC's fate be decided at Camp David?
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 10:31:31 GMT
The next few weeks will be crucial for the future of the Gulf Cooperation Council as the Gulf crisis persists.

What is Article 155 of the 1978 Spanish Constitution?
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 10:12:55 GMT
Article 155 is only two short paragraphs of the 1978 Spanish Constitution.

Catalan leader threatens to declare independence
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 08:16:28 GMT
Puigdemont says if Spain follows up on stripping Catalonia of autonomy and blocks dialogue, secession will be declared.

Russia: The Orthodox connection
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 07:43:22 GMT
What lies behind the close relationship between the Russian Orthodox Church and President Vladimir Putin?

Putin and the 'triumph of Christianity' in Russia
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 07:40:38 GMT
The rise of the Orthodox Church in Russia appears unstoppable, write filmmakers Glen Ellis and Viktoryia Kolchyna who went to investigate the close ties between the church and Putin.

Labour's Jacinda Ardern set to become prime minister
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 07:15:11 GMT
Month after election ended in a stalemate, minority party chooses two parties to form a coalition.

The Brief: Togo unrest, Mexico quake anniversary, Syria
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 06:51:27 GMT
There is more unrest in Togo, it's been one month since a deadly earthquake in Mexico, and a film on spy in Lebanon.

Canada's terror double standards
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 06:49:01 GMT
Why was Alexandre Bissonnette, who killed six Canadian Muslims in a Quebec Islamic Centre, not charged with terrorism?

Cancer clinic for Palestinians at risk as funds run dry
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 05:54:32 GMT
Palestinian Authority owes Augusta Victoria Hospital in occupied East Jerusalem '$35m' for patient referrals.

Spain-Catalonia standoff to intensify as deadline looms
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 05:24:37 GMT
Madrid vows to impose direct rule in Catalonia unless declaration of independence is retracted.

In the footsteps of a Rohingya refugee - In 360 degrees
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 04:42:30 GMT
Follow the Rohingya on their arduous escape from massacres at the hands of Myanmar's army to refugee camps in Bangladesh

US: Myanmar's military accountable for Rohingya crisis
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 04:30:38 GMT
Forty-three US legislators have urged the Trump administration to reimpose US travel bans on Myanmar's military leaders.

Keeping Boris Nemtsov's memory alive
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 23:59:25 GMT
Meet the men and women keeping a 24-hour vigil on the spot where Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was killed.

Duterte: Marawi 'liberated' from ISIL-linked fighters
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 23:28:14 GMT
Philippine president says 'rehabilitation' can begin but military general says dozens of fighters battle on.

Iraq's military declares mission accomplished in Kirkuk
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 23:26:47 GMT
The 48-hour offensive saw Kurdish forces entirely confined to their long-standing three-province autonomous region.

Argentina finds body thought to be Santiago Maldonado
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 23:09:40 GMT
Political parties suspend campaign for legislative elections after reported recovery of Santiago Maldonado's body.

Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro defends Sunday's vote
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 22:55:05 GMT
The president sends a message to the nation and other countries after success in regional elections.

Catalan leader Puigdemont told to act with 'good sense'
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 22:47:40 GMT
Appeal comes as Madrid sees fresh regional regional polls as way out of crisis but also warns of suspension of autonomy.

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