Illinois

Justice to probe Chicago cops

The Justice Department plans to launch an investigation into the patterns and practices of the Chicago Police Department, a wide-ranging review similar to those that scrutinized the police departments in Ferguson, Mo., and Baltimore. The civil probe, which officials say could be announced early this week, comes as Chicago continues to grapple with protests after the release of a video showing the police shooting of Laquan McDonald, which prompted murder charges against the officer.

Indonesia

Train hits minibus, killing 18

A commuter train slammed into a passenger minibus at a crossing in Indonesia's capital, killing at least 18 people and seriously injuring six others. The bus driver allegedly ignored warning signals when he crossed the tracks and was rammed by the train in western Jakarta. All of those who were killed were in the minibus.

Venezuela

Opposition claims victory

Leaders of Venezuela's opposition claimed victory in crucial legislative elections that could alter the country's balance of power after 17 years of socialist rule. But no official results were released, and the ruling party had no comment.

Israel

Kerry comments set off uproar

Secretary of State John Kerry set off an uproar in Israel after warning that the country, through its continued West Bank occupation, will become a "binational state." Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared Sunday that "Israel will not be a binational state" and blamed the Palestinians for the failure of peace.

Yemen

Car bomb kills governor in Aden

A powerful car bomb killed the provincial governor and at least four of his bodyguards in the southern Yemeni port of Aden, according to the head of local security, raising new doubts about the ability of a Saudi-led military coalition to secure one of Yemen's most important cities.

Armenia

Vote held to limit presidential role

Armenia held a referendum on proposed constitutional changes that would give more powers to the prime minister and parliament at the expense of the president, who would become largely a figurehead. The opposition has seen the reform as an attempt by President Serzh Sargsyan to extend his rule. But Sargsyan says he has no intention of shifting into the prime minister's seat after his term ends in 2018.

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