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World Health Organization revokes appointment of MugabeThe head of the U.N. health agency has decided to revoke his appointment of Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe as a "goodwill ambassador" after the choice drew widespread criticism
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Leader of the Northern League party Matteo Salvini talks with reporters as he arrives at a polling station for casting his ballot in Milan, Italy, Sunday, Oct.22, 2017. Voters in the wealthy northern Italian regions of Lombardy and Veneto are heading to the polls to decide if they want to seek greater autonomy from Rome, riding a tide of self-determination that is sweeping global politics. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
Italy's 2 richest regions seek more powers from RomeVoters in the wealthy northern regions of Lombardy and Veneto head to the polls to decide if they want to seek greater autonomy from Rome
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Undated photo issued Sunday oct. 22, 2017, by Henry Aldridge and Son Actioneers, showing Alexander and Mary Holversson posing together.  A handwritten letter on embossed Titanic stationery written by Alexander Oskar Holverson while aboard the doomed RMS Titanic, on April 13, 1912 a day before the ship sank has sold Saturday Oct. 21, 2017, for 126,000 pounds (dlrs US 166,000) at auction in England. (Henry Aldridge and Son Actioneers via AP)
Letter penned a day before Titanic sank sold at UK auctionA letter written by one of the Titanic's passengers a day before the ship sank has sold for 126,000 pounds ($166,000) at an auction in England
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UK woman dies in Rhone boating accident in southern FranceAn Englishwoman has died in a rare boat accident on the Rhone river in southern France
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This July 30, 2017 photo, shows an oil field controlled by the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), in Rmeilan, Hassakeh province, northeast Syria. The SDF, with air support from the U.S.-led coalition, said Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017 that they had captured the Al-Omar field, Syria’s largest oil field, from the Islamic State group, marking a major advance against the extremists and for now keeping the area out of the hands of pro-government forces. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
US-allied force takes Syria's largest oil field from ISThe U.S.-led coalition says allied fighters captured Syria's largest oil field from the Islamic State group, marking a major advance against the extremists in an area coveted by pro-government forces
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Pliskova beats Williams for first win at WTA FinalsThird-seeded Karolina Pliskova was on top of her game to defeat fifth-seeded Venus Williams 6-2, 6-2 at the WTA Finals on Sunday
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Ethiopia: 11 killed in continued violence in restive regionRegional officials in Ethiopia confirmed 11 people were killed in clashes in the restive Oromia region on Saturday as the country continues to experience massive anti-government protests that at times lead to ethnic violence
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - In this July 31, 2017 file photo, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti speaks during a press conference to make an announcement for the city to host the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games 2028, at Stubhub Center in Carson, outside of Los Angeles, Calif. Garcetti is taking his argument on the road, but he doesn’t want you to assume he steering himself toward the White House. The mayor of the nation’s second largest city has been traveling nationally to raise money and campaign for other Democrats. He’s making the rounds Saturday, Oct. 21 at the Democratic Party’s annual meeting in Las Vegas.  (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu, File)
Mayor Garcetti taking his Los Angeles gig nationalLos Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is taking his argument on the road, but he doesn't want you to assume he's steering himself toward the White House
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Goshi Hosono, right,  of the Party of Hope, speaks during a TV interview while watching the ballot counting of a general election Sunday Oct. 22, 2017 in Tokyo. (Fumine Tsutabayashi/Kyodo News via AP)
Japanese PM Abe appears headed to impressive election winJapan's ruling coalition appears headed to an impressive win in national elections, in what would represent at least a partial comeback for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
The Associated Press39 minutes ago
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  • Company to grow lettuce in Virginia using fish waste

    A company that uses fish waste to grow organic baby lettuce and arugula plans to create 21 new jobs in Northern Virginia. Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe's office announced Friday that Kappa Farms will invest $865,000 to open a new "aquaponics" operation in Loudoun County. Norwalk Citizen News, Mon, Oct 16 2017 @ 02:45 AM
  • Man killed in head-on crash while trying to pass a tractor-trailer

    Authorities have identified a man who died in a crash when his vehicle struck another car head-on as he tried to pass a tractor-trailer along a road in Loudoun County. The incident unfolded just before 5 a.m. Friday on Route 9, about a mile west of Route 611, just outside Hillsboro, according to Virginia State Police. The Washington Post, Tue, Oct 17 2017 @ 02:17 PM
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