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October 10

'It's a nightmare': Zimbabwe struggles with hyperinflation

When going shopping, the only thing Isaiah Macheku can budget for is shock.
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October 10

Family says Egyptian pro-democracy activist beaten in jail

The family of a leading Egyptian pro-democracy activist, who was arrested amid a recent clampdown following anti-government protests, says he was beaten, threatened and stripped to his underwear while in custody.
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October 10

World shares mostly dip as China, US to resume trade talks

World stock markets were mostly lower on Thursday as investors looked ahead to the re-opening of trade talks between the U.S. and China.
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October 10

Trump says accidents 'happen' in crash by diplomat's wife

U.S. President Donald Trump said he planned to get involved in the case of an American diplomat's wife who quickly left the U.K. after she was allegedly involved in a fatal wrong-way crash — but stopped short of suggesting he would revoke her diplomatic immunity and return her to Britain to face charges.
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October 10

Serbia, Albania, North Macedonia pledge to open borders

The leaders of Serbia, North Macedonia and Albania have pledged to lift barriers to free trade and travel between the three Balkan countries as they all seek entry into the European Union.
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October 10

Amnesty International urges Malaysia to end death penalty

Amnesty International urged Malaysia's government on Thursday to keep its promise to abolish the death penalty, saying unfair trials and the use of harsh treatment to obtain confessions put people at risk of execution.
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October 10

Migrant convicted of killing German girlfriend dies in jail

German prosecutors say an Afghan migrant who was convicted of murdering his 15-year-old German girlfriend has been found dead in his cell after apparently hanging himself.
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October 10

N. Korea threatens to resume nuke, long-range missile tests

North Korea threatened again Thursday to resume nuclear and long-range missile tests, accusing the U.S. of having instigated some members of the U.N. Security Council to condemn its recent weapons tests.
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October 10

Q&A: How is China-India summit affecting Asia rivalry

Chinese President Xi Jinping is coming to India to meet with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday, just weeks after Beijing supported India's rival Pakistan in raising the issue of New Delhi's recent actions in disputed Kashmir at the U.N. General Assembly meeting.
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October 10

India releases 3 low-ranking Kashmiri politicians

Indian authorities on Thursday released three low-level pro-India politicians in disputed Kashmir amid international pressure to ease a clampdown imposed more than two months ago when New Delhi downgraded the autonomy of the area it administers and imposed tighter controls.
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October 10

Super typhoon on track to drench Japan's main island

Japan is bracing for a super typhoon on track to hit central and eastern regions over the three-day weekend, with sport events and domestic flights canceled and sandbags given away to minimize potential damage from torrential rains and strong winds.
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October 10

Tension over gay rights moves to fore in Polish election

Adam Juda had just left a bar in Warsaw late one night in August when he started chatting with a group of strangers walking his way. The three men and a woman were friendly at first, but when they realized he was coming from a gay bar, the men set upon him, beating him unconscious and breaking his nose.
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October 10

Survey: China's rich got richer in 2019 despite tariff war

China's richest businesspeople got richer in 2019 despite a tariff war with Washington and an economic slowdown, a survey showed Thursday.
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October 10

Croatian teachers go on strike over wages

Teachers and other employees in Croatia's schools have launched a strike demanding higher wages.
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October 10

World Economic Forum says downgrades Pakistan's performance

A report by the World Economic Forum says Pakistan has slipped three places and now ranks 110th on the international organization's annual Global Competitiveness Index.
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October 10

Iran frees Russian journalist held for nearly 2 weeks

Russia says that Iran has released a Russian journalist who has been detained for nearly two weeks over a visa violation.
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October 10

The Latest: Samoa makes two changes for Ireland match

The Latest on Day 21 at the typhoon-affected Rugby World Cup (all times local):
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October 10

US Commerce Secretary praises Australia, criticizes China

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross slammed China's trade practices and trumpeted America's economic relationship with Australia amid the festering trade war with Beijing.
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October 10

China complains about US visa restrictions

China has accused the U.S. of harassing Chinese scholars, students, entrepreneurs and scientists, in part through the delay, denial or revocation of visas.
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October 10

Crime wave in Israel's Arab towns exposes rift with police

In the week since three men were killed in a midday shootout in an Arab town in northern Israel, the country has seen mass protests, complaints of police negligence and a public debate about violence in Arab communities that has veered into racist generalizations.