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 1 wk | ‘Paradise Papers’: U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross hid Russian interest

              More than 13 million financial documents have been stolen from a firm in Bermuda, showing that U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has a stake in a firm dealing with a company led by people tied to Russia's leadership.   



 2 wks | Rare protest in Eritrea leaves at least 28 dead, opposition group says

              Protests erupted in the Eritrean capital of Asmara on Tuesday, prompting a violent crackdown in which dozens of people were killed, an opposition group reported on Wednesday. The government downplayed the reports. (more)   

  Asmara, Eritrea     


 2 wks | British Defense Secretary Michael Fallon resigns over allegations

              British Defense Secretary Michael Fallon abruptly resigned on Wednesday, admitting that his conduct in the past had fallen below high standards. It followed reports about an incident in which he placed his hand on a woman's knee.   

  London, England     


 2 wks | Australian citizenship crisis forces another lawmaker to resign

              Australian Senate President Stephen Parry says he will resign after finding out that he is a citizen of the United Kingdom, making him the sixth lawmaker to be forced out in a parliamentary crisis over eligibility concerns. (more)   

  Canberra, Australia     


 2 wks | Syrian man arrested in Germany over alleged terror plot

              A Syrian man was arrested in northern Germany on Tuesday after allegedly preparing to carry out a bomb attack, local officials say, claiming that a major terrorist attack had been averted. The exact target of the attack is unknown.   

  Schwerin, Germany     



 2 wks | News summary for Monday, October 30, 2017

              A quick look at the most important news of the last 24 hours:   




 2 wks | Dismembered bodies of 9 people found at home near Tokyo

              Body parts belonging to at least nine people have been found in an apartment southwest of the Japanese capital of Tokyo, authorities said on Tuesday. A 27-year-old man was taken into custody and is expected to be charged. (more)   

  Zama, Japan     


 2 wks | Magnitude-6.8 earthquake strikes off New Caledonia

              A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 has struck the Pacific Ocean near the French territory of New Caledonia, U.S. seismologists say. Small tsunami waves have been detected in the region. (more)   

  Pacific Ocean     


 2 wks | Concentration of CO2 reaches highest level in 800,000 years

              The concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the Earth's atmosphere surged at a record-breaking speed last year, reaching the highest level in about 800,000 years, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Monday. (more)   




  3 wks | WATCH LIVE: Euronews coverage of Catalan crisis

              Sky News is providing live coverage of the crisis in Catalonia.   



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Powerful earthquake strikes the Iraq-Iran border, at least 213 dead     4 days  

Saudi prince, others killed in helicopter crash near Yemen     1 wk  

‘Paradise Papers’: U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross hid Russian interest     1 wk  

Dismembered bodies of 9 people found at home near Tokyo     2 wks  

Catalonia declares independence from Spain      3 wks  


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‘The Sopranos’ actor Frank Vincent dead at 80     2 months  

Tal Afar, one of the last ISIS strongholds in Iraq, liberated after 3 years     2 months  

Kim Jong Un briefed on Guam missile plan, does not issue order     3 months  

Magnitude-7.7 quake strikes the Bering Sea between Russia and Alaska     4 months  

ISIS claims responsibility for London terror attacks     5 months  


WATCH LIVE: Euronews coverage of Catalan crisis      3 wks  

WATCH LIVE: Local TV coverage of the German general election     1 mon  

WATCH LIVE: Indian guru Ram Rahim Singh found guilty amid fears of unrest     2 months  

Trump to address the nation on U.S. role in Afghanistan      3 months  

WATCH LIVE: Sky News coverage of Barcelona attack     3 months  

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