World
October 17
Soldiers and firefighters search for survivors in a residential area that was hit by rocket fire overnight by Armenian forces, early Saturday, Oct. 17

Armenia, Azerbaijan announce new attempt at cease-fire

Armenia and Azerbaijan on Saturday announced a new attempt to establish a cease-fire in their conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh starting from midnight, a move that comes a week after a Russia-brokered truce frayed immediately after it took force.
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October 17
French President Emmanuel Macron, flanked by French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin, second left, speaks in front of a high school Friday Oct.16, 20

Suspect in teacher's beheading in France was Chechen teen

A suspect shot dead by police after the beheading of a history teacher near Paris was an 18-year-old Chechen refugee unknown to intelligence services who posted a grisly claim of responsibility on social media minutes after the attack, officials said Saturday.
World
October 17

Netherlands to allow doctors to help end lives of terminally ill children

The health minister estimated that the measure would affect about five to 10 children every year.
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October 17
Protesters chant slogans and hold signs during a protest against Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu outside his residence in Jerusalem, Saturd

As lockdown eases, Israelis again gather against Netanyahu

Thousands of Israelis demonstrated outside the official residence of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday night, resuming the weekly protest against the Israeli leader after emergency restrictions imposed as part of a coronavirus lockdown were lifted.
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October 17

Haitian police, protesters clash; president calls for unity

Haitian police on Saturday fired rubber bullets and tear gas to disperse anti-government protesters who blocked roads and set fires in the capital, Port-au-Prince. Several people were injured.
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October 17

Police in Belarus disperse another protest, detain scores

Police in Belarus on Saturday detained scores of demonstrators pushing for the resignation of the country's authoritarian leader of 26 years after an August election widely seen as manipulated.
World
October 17

Officials in Scotland approve another Trump golf course

Authorities in Scotland have approved plans by President Donald Trump's family business to build a second golf course in Aberdeenshire, despite campaigning from environmental activists.
World
October 17

After Lebanese revolt's fury, waning protests face long road

A year ago, hundreds of thousands of Lebanese took to the streets protesting taxes and a rapidly deteriorating economic crisis. A spontaneous and hopeful nationwide movement was born, denouncing an entire political establishment that had for decades pushed Lebanon toward collapse.
World
October 17

Italy governor eyeing COVID surge blasts "idiotic" Halloween

Americans may love Naples for its most famous export, pizza. But the governor of Italy's southern region had choice words for the exported American holiday of Halloween as Naples buckles under surging coronavirus infections.
World
October 17

New virus restrictions in Europe; Merkel warns of hard days

Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Germans to come together like they did in the spring to slow the spread of the coronavirus as the country posted another daily record of new cases Saturday.
World
October 17

Iran announces its virus death toll passes 30,000

Iran announced Saturday that its death toll from the coronavirus has passed the milestone of 30,000, in what has been the Mideast region's worst outbreak.
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October 17
Pro-democracy protesters raise three-finger salutes, a symbol of resistance, during a protest at Bangkok's main train station platform, Thailand, Satu

Transit shutdowns fail to deter Thai pro-democracy protests

Pro-democracy activists in Thailand staged a fourth straight day of high-profile protests in the capital on Saturday, thwarting efforts by the authorities to stop them, including a shutdown of the city's mass transit systems.
World
October 17

Pope removes Polish bishop accused of sex abuse cover-up

Pope Francis on Saturday permanently removed a Polish bishop who was kicked out of his diocese a few months ago pending a Vatican investigation into allegations he covered up cases of sexual abuse by his priests.
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October 17

Turkey's Black Sea gas find reaches 405 billion cubic meters

Turkey's president has announced the discovery of an additional 85 billion cubic meters of natural gas reserves in the Black Sea.
World
October 17

UK Space Agency backs medical drone delivery project

A medical drone delivery service founded by trainee doctors that aims to transport coronavirus samples, test kits and protective equipment between hospitals has won the backing of Britain's Space Agency.
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October 17

Brazil leader's ally suspended after underwear cash jackpot

A Brazilian lawmaker stepped down from his position representing President Jair Bolsonaro's government and was suspended from the senate, after police searched his house and found cash inside the underwear he was wearing.
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October 17
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern walks onto the stage to give her victory speech to Labour Party members at an event in Auckland, New Zealand

New Zealand's Ardern wins 2nd term in election landslide

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern won a second term in office Saturday in an election landslide of historic proportions.
World
October 17

China passes amendments outlawing insulting national flag

The Standing Committee of China's congress on Saturday passed amendments to a law that will criminalize the intentional insulting of the national flag and emblem, after anti-government protesters in Hong Kong last year desecrated the Chinese flag.
World
October 17

Asia Today: Melbourne ready to ease rules with 1 new case

Australia's Victoria state has reported just one new case of COVID-19 and no deaths as the city of Melbourne moves closer towards the easing of some lifestyle restrictions.
World
October 17

Dutch king returns from vacation after lockdown uproar

The Dutch royal couple were back in the Netherlands Saturday after their vacation trip to Greece had to be abandoned because of an uproar back home, where people are urged to stay at home as much as possible.