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Asylum seekers barricaded inside Papua New Guinea camp, await court ruling

Reuters | Tuesday October 31, 2017

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Hundreds of asylum seekers were barricaded inside a detention center in Papua New Guinea after security guards left the compound and supplies were cut off ahead of a court ruling due on Wednesday on a lawsuit challenging its closure.

2 face terror charges for thwarted 2015 France train attack

The Washington Post | Tuesday October 31, 2017

Authorities have charged two Belgians with terror-related offenses in connection with an attack two years ago on a high-speed train in northern France that was foiled by three Americans.

Son of Ukraine’s interior minister is detained on charges

The Washington Post | Tuesday October 31, 2017

Ukraine’s anti-corruption agency has detained the son of the nation’s interior minister on embezzlement charges.

U.S. welcomes China, South Korea bid to improve ties despite anti-missile dispute

Reuters | Tuesday October 31, 2017

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department welcomed a decision by China and South Korea on Tuesday to resume normal ties after a year-long standoff over a decision by Seoul and Washington to deploy a missile defense system to counter North Korea's nuclear program.

Ousted Catalan leader agrees to election, summoned to Madrid court

Reuters | Tuesday October 31, 2017

BRUSSELS/MADRID (Reuters) - Catalonia's ousted leader Carles Puigdemont agreed on Tuesday to a snap election called by Spain's central government when it took control of the region to stop it breaking away, but he said the fight for independence would go on.

Merkel preaches tolerance, religious freedom at Reformation ceremony

Reuters | Tuesday October 31, 2017

WITTENBERG, Germany (Reuters) - Invoking the spirit of the Reformation, Chancellor Angela Merkel called for religious freedom and tolerance on Tuesday and said Germany should lend extra support to the children of refugees "who have experienced awful things."

Did the World Get Aung San Suu Kyi Wrong?

The New York Times | Tuesday October 31, 2017

There were warning signs. But people typically see what they want to see, and never more so perhaps than when they are in search of a hero.

2 get terror charges for thwarted 2015 France train attack

The Washington Post | Tuesday October 31, 2017

Authorities have charged two Belgians with terror-related offences in connection with an attack two years ago on a high-speed train in northern France that was foiled by three Americans.

The Latest: Russia to host Syria talks on Nov. 18

The Washington Post | Tuesday October 31, 2017

The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local):

Puerto Rico faces cash shortfall after Hurricane Maria

The Washington Post | Tuesday October 31, 2017

Puerto Rico’s struggling government warned on Tuesday that it will face a cash shortfall by the end of the year and will seek billions of dollars in additional federal funds to help it cope with the expenses caused by Hurricane Maria.

Report: Coordinated plot to murder Honduran activist Caceres

The Washington Post | Tuesday October 31, 2017

An international team of lawyers said Tuesday that the 2016 killing of Honduran environmental activist Berta Caceres was the product of a coordinated plot that began four months earlier and suggested that leadership of a dam development company may have ordered her assassination.

Uber warns bill would make ride-sharing impossible in Brazil

The Washington Post | Tuesday October 31, 2017

Fighting yet another threat to its global business, Uber is warning that a bill before Brazil’s Congress on Tuesday would make ride-sharing apps impossible in Latin America’s largest nation, the company’s second-largest market.

A Syrian baby starves in a Damascus suburb. Doctors say more deaths will follow.

The Washington Post | Tuesday October 31, 2017

Images of children show the desperation in an area under government siege.

Iraqi authorities gain first foothold at Kurdish frontier with Turkey

Reuters | Tuesday October 31, 2017

ANKARA/BAGHDAD/ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi troops deployed on Tuesday at one of the main land crossings with Turkey, gaining a foothold at the Kurdish-held frontier for the first time in decades and imposing one of Baghdad's central demands on the Kurds.

Exclusive: Kenyan Supreme Court judges denied extra security after shooting - source

Reuters | Tuesday October 31, 2017

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya's government denied a request by Supreme Court judges for extra security after one of their bodyguards was shot, preventing them from holding a hearing that could have delayed last week's presidential election, a senior judicial source said on Tuesday.

Taliban increases influence, territory in Afghanistan: U.S. watchdog

Reuters | Tuesday October 31, 2017

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Taliban has increased the amount of territory it has influence over or controls in Afghanistan in the past six months, a U.S. watchdog agency reported on Tuesday, as the militant group has stepped up attacks in recent weeks.