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Americas
Canada
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
USA
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
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
Nicaragua Agrees to Sign Paris Climate Accords
Antigua and Barbuda
Antigua and Barbuda PM: Financial System Hinders Rebuilding
Bahamas
Hurricane Maria Approaches Turks & Caicos, Bahamas
Cuba
Venezuela’s Maduro Arrives to Cuba With Hurricane Aid
Dominica
Dominica PM Skerrit: We've Never Seen Such Destruction
Peru
Ministers Announce that They will Strengthen Hospitals and Schools for Earthquakes
Brazil
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
Chile suspends business dealings with Venezuela
Chile’s Bachelet defends environment at U.N. General Assembly

Asia
Japan
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
Mongolia
Security Tightens Around Home of Ethnic Mongolian Dissident Hada
Trial of Inner Mongolia Petitioner Linked to Surveillance Row Adjourned Again
China
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
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
Philippines tells UN rights body: No extrajudicial killings
Vietnam
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
Laos proactively attracts investment from China
Govt vows to improve investment climate
Thailand
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
Malaysia
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
Singapore media did not say PM opposes Taiwan independence: MAC
Indonesia
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
Myanmar
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
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
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
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
Afghanistan
US Government Agency Calls For Changes in Afghan Troops Training
Pakistan tells UN won't be 'scapegoat' in Afghan war.
Kazakhstan
Peace and stability vital for sustainable development in a fragile world, Kazak Minister says at UN Assembly
Kyrgyzstan
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%
Uzbekistan
Ministry of Culture budgets over 2 million soms for arrival of Uzbek delegation
Armenia
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
Azerbaijan
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
Iran: ‘We Will Strengthen Our Missile Capabilities’
Iran FM: Negotiation with US useless
Iran unveils new 2000km-range missile
Iraq
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
Syria
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
Turkey
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
Lebanon
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
Israel
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
Palestine
Palestinian President Abbas says peace closer with Trump engaged
Jordan
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
Kuwait
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
Yemen
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

Europe
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
Ireland
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
Portugal
Dengue mosquito found for first time in Portugal
Portugal Hepatitis A cases still creeping upwards
Spain
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
France
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?
Belgium
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
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
Denmark
Danish police drop charges over Queen’s speech TV blackout
Britain’s Prince Harry to visit Copenhagen
Austria
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
Switzerland
Study: Swiss spend their lives at work
Italy
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
Croatia
Schengen Inspection Coming to Croatia, Zagreb Airport Not Ready?
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bosnia Eavesdrops on Croatian Politicians and Businesspeople?
Serbia
Belarus-Serbia cooperation in fighting cybercrimes looks promising
Kosovo
Kosovo Gives Up Bid to join Interpol
Albania
Ombudsman mulling lawsuit to stop Shkoza demolitions
Faced with stiff public opposition, Socialists backtrack on waste law
Greece
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
Bulgaria Celebrates Independence Day
Bulgarian President: 'Fight Against Corruption Must be Uncompromising'
Romania
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
Hungary
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
Slovakia
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
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
Ukraine
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
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
Russia
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
Georgia Spent Nearly A Million for U.S. Lobbying in 2016
PM’s UNGA Speech: Georgia ‘Growing, Vibrant, Resilient’
Latvia
About 200 joint projects filed for Latvia-Lithuania-Belarus cross-border cooperation program
Sweden
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
Norway
Solberg launches government talks

Africa
Egypt
Egypt, UAE to build industrial zone at Suez Canal
Guinea-Bissau
Guinea-Bissau president to attend inauguration of Angolan counterpart
Mali
More than 150,000 Malian children out of school because of insecurity
President Aliyev congratulates President of Mali
Nigeria
Health Workers Race to Contain Cholera Outbreak in Northeast
Chad
UN officials urge sustained support for humanitarian efforts in Lake Chad Basin
UN Report Falls Short On Humanitarian Crisis Around Lake Chad
Sudan
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
Ethiopia
Number of South Sudanese refugees relocated in Ethiopia tops 100,000
American Peace Corps in Ethiopia
Kenya
Kenyatta Hints at Changes in Law to Tame Judges
Uganda
Neglected Northern Uganda Mustn't Be Ignored Any Longer
Uganda: Heavy Police Presence as Age Limit Debate Flops
Angola
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
Zambia fears humanitarian crisis as influx of Congo refugees escalates
Burundi
IOM appeals for over $3 million to assist Burundian refugees return from Tanzania
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
Zimbabwe
Mugabe struggles to walk after addressing UN General Assembly

Oceania
Australia
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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