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World Health Organization revokes appointment of MugabeThe head of the U.N. health agency has decided to revoke his appointment of Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe as a "goodwill ambassador" after the choice drew widespread criticism
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Goshi Hosono, right,  of the Party of Hope, speaks during a TV interview while watching the ballot counting of a general election Sunday Oct. 22, 2017 in Tokyo. (Fumine Tsutabayashi/Kyodo News via AP)
Japanese PM Abe appears headed to impressive election winJapan's ruling coalition appears headed to an impressive win in national elections, in what would represent at least a partial comeback for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
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FILE - In this Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, file photo, David Letterman speaks during the unveiling of a Peyton Manning statue outside of Lucas Oil Stadium, in Indianapolis. Letterman is being honored with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. He’ll receive the lifetime achievement award Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, at Washington’s Kennedy Center. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
No joke: TV host Letterman honored with Mark Twain PrizeDavid Letterman, the longest-running late-night host in American history, is being honored with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor
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Egypt sentences 11 to death over attacks on policeAn Egyptian criminal court has confirmed death sentences for 11 men and handed down life sentences to 14 others over charges including attempted murder of policemen
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Leader of the Northern League party Matteo Salvini talks with reporters as he arrives at a polling station for casting his ballot in Milan, Italy, Sunday, Oct.22, 2017. Voters in the wealthy northern Italian regions of Lombardy and Veneto are heading to the polls to decide if they want to seek greater autonomy from Rome, riding a tide of self-determination that is sweeping global politics. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
Italy's 2 richest regions seek more powers from RomeVoters in the wealthy northern regions of Lombardy and Veneto head to the polls to decide if they want to seek greater autonomy from Rome
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Undated photo issued Sunday oct. 22, 2017, by Henry Aldridge and Son Actioneers, showing Alexander and Mary Holversson posing together.  A handwritten letter on embossed Titanic stationery written by Alexander Oskar Holverson while aboard the doomed RMS Titanic, on April 13, 1912 a day before the ship sank has sold Saturday Oct. 21, 2017, for 126,000 pounds (dlrs US 166,000) at auction in England. (Henry Aldridge and Son Actioneers via AP)
Letter penned a day before Titanic sank sold at UK auctionA letter written by one of the Titanic's passengers a day before the ship sank has sold for 126,000 pounds ($166,000) at an auction in England
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UK woman dies in Rhone boating accident in southern FranceAn Englishwoman has died in a rare boat accident on the Rhone river in southern France
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This July 30, 2017 photo, shows an oil field controlled by the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), in Rmeilan, Hassakeh province, northeast Syria. The SDF, with air support from the U.S.-led coalition, said Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017 that they had captured the Al-Omar field, Syria’s largest oil field, from the Islamic State group, marking a major advance against the extremists and for now keeping the area out of the hands of pro-government forces. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
US-allied force takes Syria's largest oil field from ISThe U.S.-led coalition says allied fighters captured Syria's largest oil field from the Islamic State group, marking a major advance against the extremists in an area coveted by pro-government forces
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  • Police searching for vehicle that fled scene of fatal Virginia crash

    At about 6 a.m., officers responded to Pebble Run Place and Overland Drive in Loudoun County, where the driver of a Jeep Wrangler lost control of his vehicle for unknown reasons, Loudoun police said in a statement. The Jeep rolled several times, and the driver, whose name was not released pending notification of relatives, died at the scene, the statement said. The Washington Post, Thu, Oct 19 2017 @ 12:09 PM
  • The heart of "The Cloud" is in Virginia

    A cloud computing data center in Loudon County, Va. Seventy percent of the world's Internet traffic passes through one of the county's data centers every day. CBS News, Sun, Oct 22 2017 @ 09:20 AM
  • Ashburn woman charged with drunk in public following altercation

    An Ashburn woman is behind bars after being charged with drunk in public following a traffic altercation Thursday morning. Loudoun Times, Thu, Oct 19 2017 @ 01:10 PM
  • Man deported 5 times who escaped from ICE in Va. sentenced for assault new

    A man who escaped from Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody on the Dulles Toll Road for several hours in July before being found has been sentenced for assault. Marlon Rivas-Mendez, 28, a Salvadoran national, was sentenced Friday to 18 months in prison. WTOP-FM Washington, Fri, Oct 20 2017 @ 08:48 PM
  • Washington West Film Festival takes place Oct. 25-30

    The Washington West Film Festival - presented by Boeing - is set to take place from Wednesday, Oct. 25 to Monday, Oct. 30, and offer screenings all across Northern Virginia from Reston and Arlington to eastern Loudoun County. Fairfax Times, Fri, Oct 20 2017 @ 01:43 PM
  • Slain Muslim teen also was raped, indictment charges

    A 17-year-old girl killed this summer in a case that shook northern Virginia's Muslim community also was raped, according to an indictment handed up Monday by a grand jury in Fairfax County. Darwin Martinez Torres, 22, is accused of abduction, rape, sexual assault and capital murder in the death of Nabra Hassanen, who was attacked and killed early on June 18, as she walked back to a mosque with friends ahead of the daylong Ramadan fast. GantDaily.com, Tue, Oct 17 2017 @ 04:56 PM
  • Loudoun, Fairfax to submit joint bid for Amazona s second headquarters

    It's deadline day for cities and counties across the country to submit their applications in hopes of landing online retail giant Amazon's much-hyped second headquarters, known as HQ2. Loudoun Times, Thu, Oct 19 2017 @ 09:36 AM
  • Garage door opener burglaries spark warnings from police in Va. new

    A rash of burglaries in Loudoun and Prince William Counties had one thing in common: the crook or crooks got into the houses using a garage door opener. Since Oct. 13, the Loudoun County Sheriff says five burglaries have been reported in the Sterling area, in which residents were home while the suspect used a garage door opener from unlocked cars parked in driveways to gain entry. WTOP-FM Washington, Thu, Oct 19 2017 @ 08:09 AM
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