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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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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
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FILE - In this Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, file photo, David Letterman speaks during the unveiling of a Peyton Manning statue outside of Lucas Oil Stadium, in Indianapolis. Letterman is being honored with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. He’ll receive the lifetime achievement award Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, at Washington’s Kennedy Center. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
No joke: TV host Letterman honored with Mark Twain PrizeDavid Letterman, the longest-running late-night host in American history, is being honored with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor
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Egypt sentences 11 to death over attacks on policeAn Egyptian criminal court has confirmed death sentences for 11 men and handed down life sentences to 14 others over charges including attempted murder of policemen
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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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  • 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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