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Cover of France's Charlie Hebdo suggests Hurricane Harvey victims are neo-Nazis

The Washington Post | Thursday August 31, 2017

Nazi flags poke out above the flooding.

Polish police suspect old Jewish cemetery was damaged

The Washington Post | Thursday August 31, 2017

Police in western Poland are investigating whether a historic Jewish cemetery was damaged after workers uncovered human remains and tombstones at a construction site.

Studios of controversial Russian film director assailed

The Washington Post | Thursday August 31, 2017

Police in St. Petersburg say they are searching for unidentified assailants who attempted to set fire to a building housing the studios of a director whose film about the last Russian czar’s affair with a ballerina has fueled controversy.

Boats carrying fleeing Rohingya sink in Bangladesh; 26 dead

The Washington Post | Thursday August 31, 2017

Three boats carrying ethnic Rohingya fleeing violence in Myanmar have capsized in Bangladesh and 26 bodies of women and children have been recovered, officials said Thursday.

Swiss court: Eritrean vets can be expelled if asylum fails

The Washington Post | Thursday August 31, 2017

A Swiss federal court has ruled that Eritrean asylum-seekers who completed military service in the East African country can legally be sent home if their asylum cases are rejected in Switzerland.

Macedonia, Greece seek better ties amid 25-year name dispute

The Washington Post | Thursday August 31, 2017

Macedonia and Greece have committed to improving relations strained for more than two decades by a dispute over Macedonia’s name.

Officials say three boats carrying ethnic Rohingya fleeing violence in Myanmar sink in Bangladesh; 26 bodies recovered

The Washington Post | Thursday August 31, 2017

Officials say three boats carrying ethnic Rohingya fleeing violence in Myanmar sink in Bangladesh; 26 bodies recovered.

Suspected IS suicide bomber hits Libya checkpoint, kills 2

The Washington Post | Thursday August 31, 2017

Two military officials say a suspected Islamic State militant drove his explosives-laden car into a checkpoint east of the coastal Libyan city of Sirte, killing two policemen.

Don’t be surprised by North Korea’s missiles. They’re doing what they said they would.

The Washington Post | Thursday August 31, 2017

It’s Washington’s message that’s “incoherent,” analysts say.

Report: Norway charges man for fighting with IS in Syria

The Washington Post | Thursday August 31, 2017

A man faces trial in Norway after he was charged with fighting alongside the Islamic State group in Syria.

Top EU official: Poland failed to address EU concerns

The Washington Post | Thursday August 31, 2017

Poland has failed to address European Union concerns about the country’s judicial independence and is the only member state “on the verge of moving in the opposite direction” of the bloc’s values, a top EU official said Thursday.

Police charge man in terror incident near Buckingham Palace

The Washington Post | Thursday August 31, 2017

British authorities on Thursday charged a man with terrorism offenses following an incident near Buckingham Palace last week in which a suspect with a 4-foot sword injured three police officers.

German region to hand out iodine over Belgium nuclear fears

The Washington Post | Thursday August 31, 2017

A German border region is preparing to hand out potassium iodide tablets to residents who want them in case of an accident at a nuclear power plant in Belgium that has caused friction between the two countries.

Russia security agency uncovers IS attack plot, detains 2

The Washington Post | Thursday August 31, 2017

Russia’s top domestic security said Thursday it has detained two suspects from ex-Soviet Central Asia accused of plotting attacks on civilians in Moscow on behalf of the Islamic State group.

Pakistan court convicts 2 policemen in Bhutto’s murder case

The Washington Post | Thursday August 31, 2017

A prosecutor says a Pakistani court has sentenced two former police officers to 17 years in prison for failing to provide adequate security to assassinated former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto in 2007.

AP Exclusive: China accuses outspoken tycoon in US of rape

The Washington Post | Thursday August 31, 2017

Escalating efforts to repatriate one of the ruling Communist Party’s most wanted exiles, Chinese police have opened an investigation on a new allegation, rape, against New York-based billionaire Guo Wengui, who has been releasing what he calls official secrets ahead of a pivotal party leadership conference.

Iraqi Prime Minister declares Tal Afar fully “liberated” from Islamic State militants after nearly 2-week old operation

The Washington Post | Thursday August 31, 2017

Iraqi Prime Minister declares Tal Afar fully “liberated” from Islamic State militants after nearly 2-week old operation.

Cambodian court imprisons Korean in sexual abuse of children

The Washington Post | Thursday August 31, 2017

A Cambodian court has found a 63-year-old Korean man guilty of child sex offenses and sentenced him to 14 years in prison.

Iraqi PM declares Tal Afar town ‘fully liberated’ from IS

The Washington Post | Thursday August 31, 2017

Iraq’s prime minister is declaring the town of Tal Afar “fully liberated” from the Islamic State group after a nearly two-week operation.

U.S. gives Ethiopia $91 million in drought aid for food and medicine

The Washington Post | Thursday August 31, 2017

U.S. aid head Mark Green said the assistance will remain a priority even if Congress slashes development funds.