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 3 wks | Catalonia declares independence from Spain

              The regional parliament in Catalonia has voted to declare independence from Spain as lawmakers in Madrid approved emergency powers to impose direct rule on the region. Catalan lawmakers have called for the establishment of a new Catalan Republic. (more)   

  Barcelona, Spain     


 3 wks | Tropical Storm Selma forms in the Pacific, heads for El Salvador

              Tropical Storm Selma formed over the Pacific Ocean on Friday, U.S. forecasters said, prompting a tropical storm warning for the entire coast of El Salvador. Residents in Guatemala are also advised to monitor developments. (more)   

  Pacific Ocean     


 3 wks | Somali woman stoned to death by militants for cheating

              A woman in southern Somalia has been publicly stoned to death by militants from al-Shabaab after she left her husband and married a second man, a member of the al-Qaeda linked group told journalists on Thursday. (more)   

  Sakow, Somalia     


 3 wks | Twitter bans ads from RT and Sputnik over alleged election meddling

              Twitter has banned Russian media outlets Russia Today (RT) and Sputnik from advertising on its service, citing a U.S. intelligence report that claimed the outlets were involved in alleged interference in the U.S. presidential election. (more)   




 3 wks | News summary for Monday, October 23, 2017

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 3 wks | Nicaragua signs ‘insufficient’ Paris climate agreement

              Nicaragua, which previously rejected the Paris climate deal as insufficient to stop climate change, announced on Monday that it has signed the agreement, leaving the United States and Syria as the only two holdouts. (more)   



 3 wks | Philippines declares end to 5-month ISIS siege in Marawi

              The Philippines has declared an end to combat operations in the southern city of Marawi, which was seized by supporters of the Islamic State group (ISIS) earlier this year. More than 1,100 people were killed in the fighting. (more)   




 3 wks | News summary for Sunday, October 22, 2017

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 3 wks | Mugabe removed as WHO ambassador after outrage

              The World Health Organization (WHO) has revoked the appointment of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador after widespread criticism from governments and human rights groups. (more)   



 3 wks | Vampire scare in Malawi leaves at least 9 dead

              Lynch mobs in Malawi have attacked people they accused of being vampires, killing at least 9 of them. The attacks began in September and have spread to the country's second-largest city. About 140 suspects have been arrested. (Reuters/BNO News)   



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