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Palestinians call back envoy to US for talks on future ties

The Washington Post | Sunday December 31, 2017

The Palestinian Foreign Minister says the Palestinian envoy to Washington is being temporarily called back for consultations over the future of relations with the United States.

Pope Francis laments wars, injustices that ‘ruined’ 2017

The Washington Post | Sunday December 31, 2017

Bidding 2017 farewell, Pope Francis on Sunday decried wars, injustices, social and environmental degradation and other man-made ills which he said spoiled the year.

New Slaughtering Rules Pit Dutch Religious Freedoms Against Animal Rights

The New York Times | Sunday December 31, 2017

The authorities say the rules are intended to make kosher and halal slaughtering more humane, but some Jews and Muslims say they feel singled out.

Iran’s president says people free to protest in first comments since widespread demonstrations began

The Washington Post | Sunday December 31, 2017

Iran’s president says people free to protest in first comments since widespread demonstrations began.

Iran’s president says public worries extend beyond economy to corruption allegations and government transparency

The Washington Post | Sunday December 31, 2017

Iran’s president says public worries extend beyond economy to corruption allegations and government transparency.

Iran’s president says protests must not be allowed to make the public ‘feel concerned about their lives and security.’

The Washington Post | Sunday December 31, 2017

Iran’s president says protests must not be allowed to make the public ‘feel concerned about their lives and security.’

UN leader issues ‘red alert’ for unity in 2018

The Washington Post | Sunday December 31, 2017

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Sunday issued a “red alert” for more unity in 2018 after what he called a year of setbacks.

We Will Carry You

The New York Times | Sunday December 31, 2017

He thought it was a fight, then the two Perth lifeguards showed up.

U.S. citizens among 10 dead in southwest Mexico car crash

Reuters | Sunday December 31, 2017

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Several U.S. citizens were among 10 people who died in a car crash and subsequent fire on the southwestern coast of Mexico near tourist hot spot Acapulco, the U.S. State Department said on Sunday.

Iran protesters rally again, defying warning of crackdown

Reuters | Sunday December 31, 2017

LONDON (Reuters) - Anti-government protesters demonstrated in Iran on Sunday in defiance of a warning by the authorities of a tough crackdown, extending for a fourth day one of the most audacious challenges to the clerical leadership since pro-reform unrest in 2009.

Pope, in year-end message, says 2017 was marred by war and lies

Reuters | Sunday December 31, 2017

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis in his year-end message said that 2017 had been marred by war, lies and injustice, and he urged people to take responsibility for their actions.

Explosion at Afghan funeral kills 17

The Washington Post | Sunday December 31, 2017

The target of the blast was not clear, and no insurgent group claimed responsibility.

'Massive Mental Health Crisis' Feared for Rohingya Children

The New York Times | Sunday December 31, 2017

“I have nightmares that the military is chasing me,” says a 12-year-old who fled Myanmar. For hundreds of thousands like her, the horror isn't over.

China bans 553 car models in fight against smog

Reddit | Sunday December 31, 2017

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17 photo stories from 2017

The Washington Post | Sunday December 31, 2017

15 staff photographers and contributors reflect on the pictures they've shot this year.

Suicide Bomber Kills at Least 17 at Funeral in Afghanistan

The New York Times | Sunday December 31, 2017

The attacker, who was on foot, set off explosives in his vest among mourners gathered for the funeral of a former district chief at a cemetery in Nangarhar Province.