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Rio police shoot dead Spanish tourist on favela tour

Military police say they accidentally shot the woman when the car she was in failed to stop.

May positive on Brexit 'progress'

But Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn says the PM's update sounds like "Groundhog Day".

India Names Official to Hold Talks to Defuse Kashmir Tension

India on Monday named a former chief of domestic intelligence to lead talks in restive Jammu and Kashmir state, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi moves to defuse tension that has simmered in the country's only Muslim-majority state since July last year. More than 90 civilians have died in protests sparked after security forces killed a militant last year in the state, ruled by Modi's Hindu nationalist party in a power-sharing arrangement with a regional party. A former director of India's… Read Full Article

Synergy Among Nations

HOHENFELS, Germany -- A glimpse into the tactical operations center during Exercise Swift Response 17.

Turkish Sources: Iraq PM to Visit Turkey on Wednesday

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi will visit Turkey on Wednesday to discuss potential joint steps against northern Iraq's Kurdish Regional Government following last month's independence referendum, Turkish prime ministry sources said. Abadi and Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim would also discuss issues of regional security, stability and peace, the sources said on Monday. Last week, Turkey said it would close its air space to Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdish region and work to hand… Read Full Article

Soldiers Support Museum in Poland

ZAGAN, Poland — Soldiers from 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, participated in a display of U.S. Army equipment at the Museum of Prisoner of War Camps, Zagan, Poland, Oct. 21.

Israel's Water Worries Return After 4 Years of Drought

It was a source of national pride — technology and discipline besting a crippling lack of water. But four years of drought have overtaxed Israel's unmatched array of desalination and wastewater treatment plants, choking its most fertile regions and catching the government off-guard. "No one imagined we would face a sequence of arid years like this, because it never happened before," said Uri Schor, spokesman for Israel's Water Authority. The Sea of Galilee, technically a lake near the… Read Full Article

Army Officer Allegedly Behind South Sudan Killing, Rapes Found Dead

A South Sudanese army officer who oversaw soldiers accused of killing a journalist and raping at least five international aid workers last year has died in his jail cell, according to the army. First Lieutenant Luka Akechak was found dead in his cell more than a week ago, but his death was reported Friday. Army spokesman Colonel Santo Domic said there was no sign of foul play in Akechak’s death. "Luka Akechak died. He died of natural causes,” Domic told VOA's South Sudan in Focus. He said… Read Full Article

UK Says its Democracy is Secure After Suggestion of Foreign Meddling in Brexit

Britain's democracy is one of the most secure in the world and will remain so, a spokesman for Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday in response to a question about a suggestion that there may have been foreign interference in the Brexit vote. Opposition lawmaker Ben Bradshaw last week urged the government to look into reports by an advocacy group suggesting that the origin of some Brexit campaign funds was unclear. Bradshaw said in parliament the issue should be investigated "given the… Read Full Article

Astronomers Measure Milky Way with Radio Waves

A collection of radio telescopes that spans thousands of miles and is remotely operated from central New Mexico has measured a span of 66,000 light-years (one light-year is equal to 6 trillion miles) from Earth across the Milky Way's center to a star-forming area near the edge of the other side of the galaxy. Astronomers say they hope to measure additional points around the galaxy to produce a map - the first of its kind - over the next decade. Alberto Sanna of Germany's Max-Planck… Read Full Article