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Ex-Uber driver responsible for torture in Somalia, jury finds
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A former Uber driver was responsible for torture while serving as a colonel in the Somali army in the 1980s, a jury has found.

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Six Die In Jakarta Riots After President Joko Widodo’s Election Win Is Confirmed
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Saying he will not tolerate rioting, Widodo adds, “The military and the police will carry out stern actions in accordance with the law,” (Image credit: Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images)

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Nepalese Sherpa Sets Mount Everest Record (Again), Climbing Mountain Twice In A Week
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A Nepalese mountain climber has now climbed Mount Everest a record 24 times — and he’s hoping to do it one more time before he retires. (Image credit: Prakash Mathema/AFP/Getty Images)

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Austrian cabinet fractures as Kurz ousts far-right minister
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Kurz, a conservative, ended his coalition with the nationalist Freedom Party (FPO) on Saturday after leader and Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache was caught in the apparent sting operation offering to fix state contracts for a woman posing as a Russian oligarch’s niece. The fight took a new turn when Kurz told reporters he would propose […]

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Rocket attack hits near US Embassy in Baghdad’s Green Zone
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BAGHDAD (AP) — A rocket was fired into the Iraqi capital’s heavily fortified Green Zone Sunday night, landing less than a mile from the sprawling U.S. Embassy, an Iraqi military spokesman said.  

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Austrian president calls for September poll in wake of scandal
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Austria’s president on Sunday called for fresh elections in September after a corruption scandal embroiling the far-right brought down the coalition government in spectacular fashion. Just days before key EU elections, Vice-Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache was forced to resign in disgrace Saturday following explosive revelations from a hidden camera sting. Conservative Chancellor Sebastian Kurz — whose […]

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In France, The #MeToo Movement Has Yet To Live Up To Women’s Hopes
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“The excuse we hear in France is that we have the French seduction type. … it’s in our culture and our tradition and blah, blah, blah,” says a former member of parliament. (Image credit: Francois Mori/AP)

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Voting Is Ending in India. Here’s What to Expect.
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The world’s biggest election will determine whether Prime Minister Narendra Modi stays in power. Here’s how it happened, and what comes next.

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Taiwan’s Parliament Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage, A First In Asia
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In 2017, a court had given the government two years to create a legal framework for gay marriage. On Friday, lawmakers passed the most progressive of three bills. (Image credit: Sam Yeh/AFP/Getty Images)

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