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Haley demands UN punish Cuba, Bolivia after β€˜mob scene’ at US event for Cuban political prisoners

By Adam Shaw

U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley is demanding the U.N. Secretary General take action against the Bolivian and Cuban delegations after they disrupted a U.S. event to draw attention to the plight of political prisoners in Cuba and damaged U.N. property in the process.

Amnesty urges U.N. investigation, independent autopsy in Khashoggi death

Amnesty International said on Saturday that Saudi Arabia's explanation of journalist Jamal Khashoggi's death in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul appeared to be a whitewash of "an appalling assassination".

Over 60 dead, 100 injured after train mows crowd at India festival

By Lukas Mikelionis

Over 60 people were killed Friday evening after a speeding train ran over a crowd watching fireworks during a religious festival in northern India.

Over 60 dead, 100 injured after train mows crowd at India festival

By Lukas Mikelionis

Over 60 people were killed Friday evening after a speeding train ran over a crowd watching fireworks during a religious festival in northern India.

IS frees 6 hostages in exchange with Syrian government

By BASSEM MROUE

The Islamic State group early Saturday released two women and four children they had been holding since July in the first part of an exchange with the Syrian government that will set free dozens of women related to members of the extremist group, opposition activists said.

Assad, Russian officials meet in Damascus, discuss situation in Syria

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad met representatives of Russia's foreign and defense ministries in Damascus on Friday, Russia's foreign ministry said in a statement on Saturday.

IS frees 6 hostages in exchange with Syrian government

By BASSEM MROUE

The Islamic State group early Saturday released two women and four children they had been holding since July in the first part of an exchange with the Syrian government that will set free dozens of women related to members of the extremist group, opposition activists said.

Croatians protest over government plan to raise retirement age

Several thousand people protested in Croatia's capital on Saturday over government plans to raise the retirement age to 67 and cut pensions for those who retire early.

As cabinet row rumbles, Greek PM hails Macedonia name change

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Saturday welcomed the approval by Macedonia's parliament of a proposed change to the country's name as a decisive step toward ending decades of discord between the two neighbors.

Bahrain praises Saudi king's decisions: Al Arabiya TV

Bahrain, in an apparent reference to the case of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, on Saturday praised decisions made by the Saudi king to establish justice, Saudi-owned Al Arabiya TV reported.

Investigators likely to discover what happened to Khashoggi body 'before long': Turkish official

Turkish investigators are likely to find out what happened to the body of slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi "before long", a senior Turkish official said on Saturday.

Australia's ruling coalition forced into minority government

By TREVOR MARSHALLSEA

Australia's ruling coalition was forced into minority government on Saturday after a massive swing against its senior partner, the Liberal Party, in a by-election for the seat of the prime minister the party itself had dismissed.

Australia's ruling coalition forced into minority government

By TREVOR MARSHALLSEA

Australia's ruling coalition was forced into minority government on Saturday after a massive swing against its senior partner, the Liberal Party, in a by-election for the seat of the prime minister the party itself had dismissed.

Rights groups warn Ethiopia against return to repression

By ELIAS MESERET

Rights groups are calling on Ethiopia's reformist new leader to stop using repressive tactics once favored by the previous leadership, in their most outspoken criticism since Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed took office in April.

Turkey will not have anything covered up in Khashoggi case, AK Party spokesman says

Turkey does not want anything covered up in the case of slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi, nor will it blame anyone in advance, the ruling AK Party's spokesman said on Saturday.

Rights groups warn Ethiopia against return to repression

By ELIAS MESERET

Rights groups are calling on Ethiopia's reformist new leader to stop using repressive tactics once favored by the previous leadership, in their most outspoken criticism since Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed took office in April.

Egypt commends 'decisive' and 'brave' actions by Saudi King over Khashoggi case

Egypt on Saturday praised what it called the "decisive" and "brave" actions taken by Saudi King Salman in the investigation into the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

India to put former top climate change official on trial for sexual harassment

An Indian court has ordered the trial of sexual harassment charges against one of world's leading climate change experts, Rajendra K. Pachauri, his lawyer said on Saturday.

Ex-India state official: Most train victims migrant workers

By ASHOK SHARMA

Most of the casualties in a train disaster that killed dozens of people in northern India were migrant workers, a former state government official said Saturday.

Ex-India state official: Most train victims migrant workers

By ASHOK SHARMA

Most of the casualties in a train disaster that killed dozens of people in northern India were migrant workers, a former state government official said Saturday.

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