Rapid gains by government forces may have cut off planned advances by U.S.-backed fighters.

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The anti-terrorism bill could further efface the memory of the virtually forgotten Paris massacre of Oct. 17, 1961, among the bloodiest assaults on protesters in modern history.

The election boosted parties that have emphasized resistance to immigration and multiculturalism.

The nuclear tests are getting so big, they’re causing structural damage with dire environmental consequences.

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Czech elections show how difficult it is to fix the fake news problem

Despite the fanfare at its formation, Czech government's anti-fake news unit has been rather absent in the public sphere.

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There’s a rising global tide of crackdowns on LGBT communities

2017 has seen a rise in mass arrests, denunciations and reports of abuse.

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Why thousands of people in Mexico City raised their fists to the sky Thursday

It was a homage to victims of the earthquake a month ago — but so much more.

The strike is part of a string of attacks this week that have killed more than 130 people.

As promises of prosperity falter, shoppers are spending less ahead of Diwali.

The Catalan president would not clarify independence plans and called for more dialogue with an increasingly impatient Madrid.

The restrictions against Mohammad Khatami highlight a political crisis between Iran’s reformists and more-conservative factions.

Many Rohingya wonder: Were we wrong to ever have hoped?

The Russian leader used a major speech to list the Kremlin’s grievances against the United States.

Sharif faced corruption charges based on the Panama Papers leaks.

If Hamas wants any role in a future Palestinian government, it must recognize Israel, officials said.

If the polls are right, Shinzo Abe will be reelected as prime minister on Sunday.

A Twitter campaign to influence U.S. voters was amplified by high-profile retweeters.

Ksenia Sobchak is a former protest leader and TV personality. The Kremlin may see her as a safe protest vote.

After Roselyn Akombe left for the U.S. in fear for her life, her boss also said that a fair presidential election could not be guaranteed.

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The Latest on the Brexit talks between European Union leaders (all times local):

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German media report that the Tunisian man who carried out a deadly truck attack in Berlin last year may have been incited by a police informant.

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Researchers trying to catch and enclose the last survivors of the vaquita porpoise species captured a calf but released it because it was too young to survive without its mother.

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Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, as well as two recent earthquakes in Mexico likely cost the insurance industry about $95 billion, said Swiss Re, one of the world’s biggest reinsurers.

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Four people have been killed in opposition demonstrations this month as Kenya’s fresh presidential election approaches next week, national police said Friday, as concerns rose about violence around the vote.

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Citizens of the Czech Republic are voting in a parliamentary election that could install another euroskeptic government in Central Europe.

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