Zimbabwe

Hunter in Cecil killing arrested

Theo Bronkhorst, the professional hunter who helped Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer kill Cecil the lion, was arrested in Zimbabwe over allegations that he tried to smuggle 30 sable antelope to South Africa. Bronkhorst is out on bail after being charged with facilitating the illegal hunt of Cecil, a famous lion that had been electronically tagged by a research group.

Malaysia

Clashes stir fears of racial conflict

Police fired water cannons at ethnic Malays who turned unruly at a pro-government rally that many fear has the potential to provoke racial trouble in the multiethnic nation.

United Nations

Inquiry sought for Sri Lanka

Detailing "horrific levels" of violence and likely crimes against humanity in Sri Lanka's civil war, the United Nations human rights commissioner called for an international court to punish perpetrators. The human rights body released a 251-page report into the 26-year civil war, which ended in 2009 with thousands dead.

Nigeria

Talks with Boko Haram begin

The government is talking to the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram about the release of kidnapped schoolgirls, presidential spokesman Femi Adesina said. Troops freed hundreds of hostages from Boko Haram captivity this year but the 219 girls abducted in April 2014 from a Chibok school were not among them.

South Carolina

Friend of Roof investigated

Joey Meek, a friend of the white man accused of killing nine black churchgoers in Charleston is being investigated by federal authorities. Officials said they believe Meek knew about the crime before or after it was committed but didn't report it. Meek has said that Dylann Roof stayed with him before the June 17 shootings.

Washington, D.C.

Obama, Netanyahu to meet

President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet at the White House on Nov. 9 to talk about the Iran nuclear deal and other issues, officials said.

Railroads won't meet deadline

Congress should extend the deadline for freight and passenger railroads to install technology that could prevent deadly train accidents, like the Amtrak derailment in May that killed eight people. Congress set a Dec. 31 deadline for installation of positive train control, but the Government Accountability Office found that most railroads will not meet that deadline.

Texas

CIA documents declassified

As the U.S. and Russia reached the brink of nuclear war in 1962, President John F. Kennedy received top-secret intelligence from the CIA that a new warhead launcher had been spotted in Cuba. That report was among roughly 19,000 pages of newly declassified CIA documents from the Cold War released in Austin.

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