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Can a girl from the Bronx become the next K-pop star?

A training centre in New York City is teaching hopefuls on how to break into K-pop.

Dark disappearances: How Saudi critics keep going missing

In the wake of Jamal Khashoggi's death, BBC Arabic looks at how Saudi Arabia has dealt with its citizens who criticise it from abroad.

AP Analysis: Saudi Prince Likely to Survive Worst Crisis Yet

The killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul is unlikely to halt Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s rise to power, but could cause irreparable harm to relations with Western governments and businesses, potentially endangering his ambitious reform plans. International outrage over Khashoggi’s Oct. 2 slaying at the hands of Saudi officials, under still-disputed circumstances, has marked the greatest crisis in the 33-year-old’s rapid rise, already… Read Full Article

US Lawmakers Slam Saudi Explanation for Khashoggi's Death

U.S. lawmakers of both political parties remain incredulous of Saudi Arabia's explanation for the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who disappeared at the kingdom's consulate in Turkey nearly three weeks ago. VOA's Michael Bowman reports from Washington.

Exit poll: Polish Populists Lead Local Votes, Support Down

The governing populist party, which has repeatedly clashed with European Union institutions, was the top vote winner in local elections Sunday, according to an exit poll, but it was headed to lower support than it got in Poland’s 2015 parliamentary elections. The Ispos survey said that in lower level elections for provincial assemblies, the ruling conservative Law and Justice party received the highest backing, with 32.3 percent. In the 2015 national elections it had almost 38 percent support… Read Full Article

Easter Islanders Hope to Swap a Copy for Iconic Statue in UK museum

For 150 years, the British Museum has housed one of the iconic, heavy-browed stone figures that Chile's Easter Island is famous for. Now the islanders are hoping desperately to get it back. They plan to build a copy of the four-ton monolith and, potentially swap it for the real thing. The statue, known as a "moai" and named the Hoa Hakananai'a, is one of hundreds originally found on the island. Carved by Polynesian colonizers somewhere between the 13th and 16th centuries, each of the big-… Read Full Article

Europeans Want Iran Bank Connected to World: French Senator

European nations are seeking to ensure at least one Iranian bank stays connected to the world after the US imposed new sanctions against the country, a French senator said in Tehran on Sunday. The United States pulled out of a landmark 2015 nuclear deal with Iran in May and has been reimposing punishing sanctions on the Islamic republic, targeting in particular its financial system. The European efforts to help Iranians benefit from the nuclear deal despite the US sanctions is "difficult… Read Full Article

Turkey to Reveal Details of Probe Into Khashoggi’s Killing

In a sign of growing pressure on Saudi Arabia, Turkey said it will announce details of its investigation into the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi on Tuesday and U.S. congressional leaders said the Gulf kingdom — in particular its crown prince — should face severe consequences for the death of the writer in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. The announcement on Sunday by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that he will “go into detail” about the Khashoggi case in a speech in parliament… Read Full Article

French teen charged for pointing fake gun at teacher

The 15-year-old student said it was "a joke", adding that he was not aware he was being filmed.

Congo Rebels Kill 15, Abduct Kids in Ebola Outbreak Region

Congolese rebels killed 15 civilians and abducted a dozen children in an attack at the center of the latest deadly Ebola outbreak, Congo’s military said Sunday, as the violence again forced the suspension of crucial virus containment efforts. “We condemn this attack,” said the World Health Organization’s director-general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, while a WHO regional official said it was “difficult to say how long” work would be affected. Allied Democratic Forces rebels attacked… Read Full Article