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Canadian supporters seek release of Paris synagogue terror suspect

Vancouver’s rising property prices push out long-time residents

Canadian ministers aim to keep World Anti-Doping Agency in Montreal

\'It\'s absolutely scandalous\': Alberta man fined $13,000 for killing threatened grizzly bear

Responding to Threat of More Nuclear Tests, Trump Dubs North Korean Leader 'Madman'

Astronauts to make quickest trip ever to ISS in December

WTO sharply upgrades forecast for trade growth in 2017

Surging stock market powers US wealth to $96.2 trillion

Kim directly warns Trump as North Korean foreign minister says response may include Pacific H-bomb test

Protesters chant, boo through Comey university address

Trump anti-Iran remarks false, deceptive: Senior cleric

US Plans to Ease Restrictions on Drones, Expand Usage

Mexico Expects Earthquake Death Toll to Rise

U.S. says it will lay all demands on table in next round of NAFTA talks

At least 25 dead after Hurricane Maria hits Caribbean

From terror to grief for people of Jojutla

Puebla museum in danger of collapse

Earthquake toll 273; rescue work continues

Some 3,000 Buildings Could Collapse After Mexico Earthquake

Nicaragua Agrees to Sign Paris Climate Accords

Antigua and Barbuda
Antigua and Barbuda PM: Financial System Hinders Rebuilding

Hurricane Maria Approaches Turks & Caicos, Bahamas

Venezuela’s Maduro Arrives to Cuba With Hurricane Aid

Dominica PM Skerrit: We've Never Seen Such Destruction

Ministers Announce that They will Strengthen Hospitals and Schools for Earthquakes

Russia Interested in Construction of Angra 3 Nuclear Power Plant

Temer Used Bribe Money to Buy Real Estate, Says Securities Broker

Supreme Court Decides to Send Accusation Against Temer to Congress

Brazil keen to co-op with Iran on Caspian oil project

Mass Shooting Occurs in Rio's Largest Favela Rocinha

Chile suspends business dealings with Venezuela

Chile’s Bachelet defends environment at U.N. General Assembly

Tepco again ordered to pay damages in nuclear disaster, but not state

10% of those in 20s would participate in online 'flaming': gov't survey

BOJ left alone in keeping to script of monetary easing

U.S., Japanese carriers conduct drills amid soaring North Korea tensions

Extra Diet session on Sept. 28, Suga confirms

N. Korea
US Hopes New, Tougher Sanctions Will Stop N. Korea Weapons Development

Trump vows to put North Korean leader to test

N. Korea minister says may consider H-bomb test in Pacific: Yonhap

S. Korea
Moon, Trump agree on S. Korea acquiring high-tech military assets

Trump, South Korea's Moon agree to boost defenses -White House

Security Tightens Around Home of Ethnic Mongolian Dissident Hada

Trial of Inner Mongolia Petitioner Linked to Surveillance Row Adjourned Again

Hong Kong leader condemns UK criticism over jailed activists

China criticizes S&P credit rating cut as 'wrong decision'

China FM tells UN talks 'only way' on N.Korea

Taiwan to ban all trade with North Korea: Executive Yuan

Taiwan to donate US$100,000 to Mexico for earthquake relief

President calls for signing of Taiwan-U.K. FTA

Philippines tells UN rights body: No extrajudicial killings

VN-India ties strong: seminar

​Vietnam’s health ministry faces inspection for self-financing, construction

​Vietnam, US prepare for President Trump’s visit to 2017 APEC forum in Da Nang

​Vietnam’s public debt topped $94bn in 2015

​Ho Chi Minh City customs officers uncovers 7.3kg of marijuana in parcels

​Anti-flood system clears inundated Saigon street in just 15 minutes

Germany expels second Vietnamese diplomat

Laos proactively attracts investment from China

Govt vows to improve investment climate

Yingluck ‘escaped through casinos’ : Prawit

Pheu Thai seeks evidence of police role in Yingluck’s escape

Chiang Mai man arrested with 159,220 meth pills

Yingluck likely fled via Aranyaprathet border: Deputy PM

Some sex workers in Samut Sakhon tested positive for HIV and they still work

Immigration to bar individuals entering Malaysia to attend planned gay party

MACC: Detention of three Subang MP aides not linked to politics

Najib: Malaysia moves up ranks in global human capital report

Singapore media did not say PM opposes Taiwan independence: MAC

Indonesia Raises Bali Volcano Alert to Highest Level

East Java earns Rp2.7 trillion from coffee exports

Indonesia highlights right to freedom of religion at the UN

Indonesia to receive two Chinese giant pandas next week

Thousands flee as tremors shake Indonesian volcano

Burmese Decry Vast 'Muslim Media Conspiracy' in Rohingya Coverage

Myanmar protesters try to block aid shipment to Muslim Rohingya

Minister Marsudi meets ICRC president to discuss Rakhine crisis

Satellite images show sprawling Rohingya refugee camps

Bangladesh's PM at UN urges 'safe zones' for Myanmar's Rohingya

Act right now for permanent solution to Rohingya refugee crisis: Hasina to UN

India Finance Minister Says Don’t ‘Panic’ Over Slowdown

Cow vigilantism: SC asks 22 states to file compliance reports

Banaras Hindu University girls shave heads to protest molestation

Pak rakes up Kashmir at UN, warns India against 'limited war' doctrine

Pak summons Indian envoy after alleged firing by India

India, Taiwan hoping to cooperate on health care

Social media campaign confronts India's Modi

Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka probes 'longest saree' wedding for using kids

Middle East
Pakistan warns India it will take all measures to deter aggression against civilians

Muharram security: Sindh govt mutes 161 firebrand clerics for 60 days

Nawaz set to become PML-N chief again with legal hurdle overcome

Pillion-riding banned in Islamabad from Sept 27 to Oct 1 for Muharram

Ghazain Marri ends 18-year exile, arrested on arrival in Quetta

Pak anti-graft body freezes accounts of Sharif, family

Pak shelling forces hundreds of border residents to flee their homes

US Government Agency Calls For Changes in Afghan Troops Training

Pakistan tells UN won't be 'scapegoat' in Afghan war.

Peace and stability vital for sustainable development in a fragile world, Kazak Minister says at UN Assembly

Kyrgyzstan OKs bill on Kyrgyz-Uzbek border

More than 80 new textbooks in Kyrgyz published in Kyrgyzstan

National Bank closes exchange office for work without license in Osh region

Atambayev takes part in UNDP special meeting "Sustainable Development Goals in Action"

Atambayev extends condolences to President of Mexico in connection with the victims of earthquake

Atambayev fears that in 8 years the volume of glaciers in Kyrgyzstan will be reduced to 40%

Ministry of Culture budgets over 2 million soms for arrival of Uzbek delegation

Iran-Armenia nanotech forum opened

Iran, Armenia to expand cooperation : Envoy

Armenian provocation gets worthy response from Azerbaijan

Armenian Parliament’s Vice Speaker hosts Garo Paylan

Armenian MP urges Azerbaijan not to feed future generations with Armenophobia and xenophobia at Euronest Baku conference

3 US congressmen appear in Azerbaijan’s black list for visiting Artsakh

Armenia defense chief, U.S. lawmakers talk ties, Karabakh issue

Police Arrest Dozens of Gay Azerbaijanis After Reported Raids

Russia Closes Azerbaijani Diaspora Organization

Combat helicopters join TurAz Qartalı-2017 exercises

MP: Criminal regime of Armenia ignores UNSC decisions

Iran: ‘We Will Strengthen Our Missile Capabilities’

Iran FM: Negotiation with US useless

Iran unveils new 2000km-range missile

Iraqi Teenager Charged in London Subway Bombing

Iraq reconstruction conference in Kuwait planned for early 2018

UN warns against holding Iraqi Kurd independence vote

Kurds ready to pay any price for freedom, Barzani says, sticking by independence vote

Iraqi Kurdistan Refuses to Postpone Independence Vote

Army wrests 5 villages from ISIL in Iraq’s Saladin

Air strikes kill 22 in northwest Syria in 48 hours — monitor

Syria’s Kurds to hold historic vote in ‘message’ to Assad

Israeli jets reportedly strike weapons depot outside Damascus

Russian submarine hits terrorist targets in Syria

Turkey processing citizenship for 50,000 Syrians

Kurdish referendum matter of Turkey's national security: PM Yildirim

Iran, Turkey to hold joint banking meeting

Istanbul Mayor Kadir Topbaş resigns from post

Turkish PM says Ankara 'will not refrain from using its natural rights' over Iraqi Kurdish vote

CHP signals support on mandate deploying Turkish troops to Iraq

Geagea via twitter: All tax discussions should be based on Constitutional Council's decision

Minister of Finance says Constitutional Council's decison requires urgent cabinet session

Constitutional Council revokes new tax law

Nasrallah says Hezbollah prepared for war with Israel… and the US

Israeli strikes hit weapons depot by Damascus airport: monitor

Israelis flock to national parks, beaches for Rosh Hashanah

Syria Calls Out 'Double Standard' For Israel Nuclear Arsenal

Palestinian President Abbas says peace closer with Trump engaged

Jordan renews commitment to anti-terror drive

The world’s conscience seems to be on ‘silent’ mode –– Crown Prince

Afforestation project begins on Desert Highway

Kuwaiti minister lauds OPEC's commitment to production cut

Kuwait-Turk Bank donates USD 285,000 for Rohingya

FANA, ANSA ink cooperation declaration

Saudi Arabia
Saudi National Day celebration of kingdom's achievements - Kuwaiti Amb.

German arms giant to stop Israel, Saudi sales

Phone networks update carrier names to welcome Saudi National Day

Saudi leaders taking great efforts to shore up unity of Muslims worldwide

UN official says 7mn Yemenis get food aid

Houthis stage defiant rally 3 years after seizing Yemen capital

US-made bomb killed civilians in Sana'a: Amnesty

About 70% of Rebel Forces in Yemen Are Child Recruits - Foreign Minister

United Kingdom
UK's May sets out transition plan in bid to unlock Brexit talks

Britain will 'honour its commitments' on EU budget: May

Theresa May's sets out plans for two-year 'implementation period' after Brexit where EU rules would still apply

Justice Minister warns gardaí he wants 'all the skeletons out of all the cupboards'

Boris 'totally out of kilter' when it comes to Brexit deal, says Hogan

Dengue mosquito found for first time in Portugal

Portugal Hepatitis A cases still creeping upwards

EU nervous ahead of Catalan vote on independence

Spain makes new arrest in Barcelona attacks investigation

Hundreds protest amid Spain crackdown on Catalan vote

US Refute Reports Claiming CIA Knew About Barcelona Terror Act Beforehand

Catalan regional premier announces “contingency plan” for referendum

Spanish prosecutors formally accuse Barcelona protesters of sedition

Thousands in France march to protest Macron's labor law

French farmers block Champs-Elysees protesting for carcinogenic weedkiller

Macron Signs French Labor Reform Decrees

How do Muslims living in France feel about their country?

ECJ rulings will be consulted to protect EU citizens' rights: May

Europe's Youth Unemployment Poses Risk to Democracy

European Union confronted Google over privacy

Prime Minister’s residence daubed with graffiti

Germany expels 2nd Vietnamese diplomat over ‘Cold War-style’ abduction

German Rifle to Be Erased From New Kalashnikov Monument

Thousands in Germany Protest Over Planned Steel Merger

German vote shifts to battle for third place in coalition

Far-right AfD party appeals to Germany's forgotten

Danish police drop charges over Queen’s speech TV blackout

Britain’s Prince Harry to visit Copenhagen

Iran-Austria finance agreement another turning point: Envoy

Iran inks banking deals worth €1.5b with Europe

Austrian bank signs deal to boost exports to Iran

Study: Swiss spend their lives at work

Arab news agencies pursue meetings with Italy's ANSA, snub linking terror to Islam

Italy set to fine Vivendi over Telecom Italia control, fine less than 300 million euros

Italian police arrest two over claims they paid farm workers according to skin colour

Huge fire breaks out at Italian frozen pizza factory

Schengen Inspection Coming to Croatia, Zagreb Airport Not Ready?

Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bosnia Eavesdrops on Croatian Politicians and Businesspeople?

Belarus-Serbia cooperation in fighting cybercrimes looks promising

Kosovo Gives Up Bid to join Interpol

Ombudsman mulling lawsuit to stop Shkoza demolitions

Faced with stiff public opposition, Socialists backtrack on waste law

Greek court approves first forced Syrian deportations - report

Exhibition of ancient Chinese sci & tech opens in Athens

Greece makes measles vaccination appeal amid European spike

Fire threatening homes in Kassandra, Halkidiki

EFKA frets over adjustment of social security contributions

Ancient Greek sanctuary of Artemis unearthed in Evia, says Culture Ministry

Nearly 2,800 Migrants have Arrived in Greece so Far this Month

Bulgaria Celebrates Independence Day

Bulgarian President: 'Fight Against Corruption Must be Uncompromising'

Amabassador Maior: President Iohannis's visit to Philadelphia, major event in Centenary outlook

Deputy Prime Minister Sevil Shhaideh, criminally prosecuted for abuse of office

ForMin Melescanu pleads in New York for enhancement of UN role in effective mediation activity

Minister-delegate Negrescu: We cannot have a balanced domestic market without efficient legislation on consumer rights

PM Tudose talks with ANCOM, STS, DSU heads about warning system stage of completion

EU would be worse off without Poland, Hungary: Orban

Hungarian PM Orban meeting top Polish officials

Orbán called on Hungarians to participate in the government's public survey on the "Soros plan"

Orbán's cabinet weekly press briefing about Ukraine education crisis, migration quotas and other topics

Visegrad Group and the United States are natural allies, says Hungarian FM in Washington, DC

Bratislava bus station is moving into Bottova Centrum

Austria launches random checks close to Slovakia’s borders

Slovaks top EU ranking in preferring partners with the same education

Poland says full protection of EU citizens' rights in UK key in Brexit

Poland aims to stop buying Russian gas after 2022: FM

Downpours cause flooding in Poland

JP Morgan Chase to open office in Poland: finance minister

Orbán in Warsaw: Hungary, Poland guardians of EU founding treaty

Kuwait eyes closer trade ties with Ukraine - Sheikh Nemer Al-Sabah

Crimea Journalist Handed Suspended Sentence on Separatism Charges

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s trip to America

Ammo exploding at depot in donetsk region

Further cooperation with IMF more important for Ukraine than return to debt marke

U.S. Embassy interested in investigation into embezzlement of funds issued for Neutron Source facility

Belarus, Azerbaijan sign new cooperation agreement in legal matters

Minsk may host conference of national coordinators for UN SDGs in 2018

Belarus, Poland hold ministerial consultations in Minsk

Russian Northern Fleet completes drills in Arctic

Record number of delegations register for St. Petersburg-hosted IPU Assembly

Russian frigate Admiral Essen returns to Crimea after mission in Mediterranean

Russia's top diplomat presents UN chief with film about him made by TASS

Russia launches ‘world’s biggest & most powerful’ nuclear icebreaker

Russian envoy: Moscow to reject Trump claims, back Iran stance

Georgia Spent Nearly A Million for U.S. Lobbying in 2016

PM’s UNGA Speech: Georgia ‘Growing, Vibrant, Resilient’

About 200 joint projects filed for Latvia-Lithuania-Belarus cross-border cooperation program

Three ex-Telia bosses charged with bribery in Uzbekistan probe

Fewer rape investigations are being solved in Sweden, new stats suggest

'Most wanted' fugitive sought by Sweden arrested in Austria

Solberg launches government talks

Egypt, UAE to build industrial zone at Suez Canal

Guinea-Bissau president to attend inauguration of Angolan counterpart

More than 150,000 Malian children out of school because of insecurity

President Aliyev congratulates President of Mali

Health Workers Race to Contain Cholera Outbreak in Northeast

UN officials urge sustained support for humanitarian efforts in Lake Chad Basin

UN Report Falls Short On Humanitarian Crisis Around Lake Chad

Three dead after Sudan clashes over Bashir visit to south Darfur: U.N.

South Sudan
Global action kept famine at bay in four countries but millions still suffering

Number of South Sudanese refugees relocated in Ethiopia tops 100,000

American Peace Corps in Ethiopia

Kenyatta Hints at Changes in Law to Tame Judges

Neglected Northern Uganda Mustn't Be Ignored Any Longer

Uganda: Heavy Police Presence as Age Limit Debate Flops

Minister considers MINARS, Refriango agreement promotes citizenship

Lunda Sul: Over 30 families move away from danger areas

Angola to share global earthquake information network by October

Zambia fears humanitarian crisis as influx of Congo refugees escalates

IOM appeals for over $3 million to assist Burundian refugees return from Tanzania

Zanzibar values Kuwait's continuous support

Govt directs PCCB to introduce units for better procurement

Water woes set to ease as Majaliwa sets key Longido project in motion

Donors donate 1.9bn/- into HIV/Aids kitty

Mugabe struggles to walk after addressing UN General Assembly

South Africa
UN Study Finds Government Action a Main Factor of Extremism in Africa

ANC NEC meets over KZN leadership

Australian police hunt killer of giant crocodile

Left campaign group to launch ten-fold Coalition attack at election

One Nation MP was a UK citizen when he nominated: High Court

New Zealand
TPP members make progress on new trade accord, eye November deadline

RANZCP calls for focus on mental health in NZ election

Labour - National’s campaign of deception an affront to democracy

Labour pledges full rebuild for Wainuiomata High

NZ Govt - Exports Underpin Strong Economic Growth

Jurisdiction: Court Rejects Cathay Unit's Retirement Age Of 55 For Pilots

NZ dollar falls on eve of election

Papua New Guinea
‘Revised ICAC Bill not watered down’

Property owners give ABG 2 weeks ultimatum to pay rentals

West Papua police detain five foreigners for illegal mining activity

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