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At UN, US Envoy Cites ‘Laundry List’ of Iranian Bad Behavior

U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley lashed out Wednesday at Iran for what she called a “laundry list” of bad behavior, and she criticized the U.N. Security Council for not holding Tehran accountable. “Every six months the Security Council is presented with a laundry list of bad news but only somehow manages to only hear the good news,” Haley said, referring to the twice-annual report the U.N. secretary-general sends to the council on implementation of the 2015 nuclear deal. Haley spoke at a monthly… Read Full Article

Pakistan's Tehreek-i-Taliban Confirms Death of Its Top Leader

Pakistan's Tehreek-i-Taliban (TTP) on Wednesday confirmed the death of Umar Mansoor, one of the group's top leaders and who allegedly was responsible for carrying out several deadly attacks in Pakistan. Mansoor was reportedly the mastermind behind the 2014 massacre at the Army Public School in Peshawar, which claimed the lives of more than 140 people, a majority of them children. "We confirm the death of Khalifa Umar Mansoor, and announce that Khalifa Usman Mansoor Hafizullah will succeed… Read Full Article

UK offers more assurances to EU citizens

Ahead of a key summit, Theresa May vows to make it as easy as possible for them to stay in the UK.

Is Delhi's Diwali firework ban an attack on Hinduism?

India's Supreme Court banned selling fireworks this Diwali, citing air pollution levels. It kicked off a debate about religious freedom.

Australia citizenship overhaul hits Senate hurdle

A bill making citizenship harder to obtain will be revised after it failed to pass a Senate hurdle.

Algeria's Said Chitour - spy or journalist?

The family of an Algerian journalist arrested on espionage charges is desperately trying to secure his release.

Dow closes above 23,000 for first time; IBM soars

The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 23,000 for the first time on Wednesday, driven by a jump in IBM after it hinted at a return to revenue growth. The Dow hit 22,000 on Aug. 2, only 54 trading days earlier and roughly half the time it took the index to move from 21,000 to 22,000. This marks the fourth time this year the Dow has reached a 1,000-point milestone. “Retail investors continue to pour into the marketplace, and with each headline about a new record, and especially round… Read Full Article

Fresh mandate?

Shinzo Abe is banking on his rebounding popularity and his opposition in disarray.

'Death Island'

British soldiers opened the first concentration camp in Russia in 1918, during World War One. To locals it was known as "Death Island".

Rohingya crisis

Who are they, why are they fleeing from Myanmar and what is the international community doing?