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Etching of German rifle ground off AK-47 monument in Moscow

Sep 23, 2017

Just days after a monument honoring AK-47 designer Mikhail Kalashnikov was unveiled in Moscow, workers have removed a part of it that showed a German weapon that many believe inspired the renowned assault rifle

On the road: Nobel laureate Soyinka to teach in South Africa

Sep 23, 2017

Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka says being an itinerant teacher has become "a way of life" as he takes up a post as visiting professor at the University of Johannesburg

Turkey warns Kurdish leaders on vote as parliament convenes

Sep 23, 2017

Turkish officials are pressing Iraqi Kurdish leaders to call off an upcoming independence referendum as Turkey's parliament convenes to renew a mandate for the country's military to intervene in Iraq and Syria

Students occupy Barcelona university in support of secession

Sep 23, 2017

Spanish media report that several hundred students have spent the night inside a Barcelona university to protest the government's efforts to stop a referendum over Catalonia's secession from the country

Indian spiritual guru arrested for allegedly raping woman

Sep 23, 2017

Police have arrested a popular Indian spiritual guru, the second in the past month, for allegedly raping a 21-year-old woman in western India

Britain hopes for Brexit progress; EU leaders cautious

Sep 23, 2017

Britain and the EU are preparing to head back to the Brexit negotiating table after a speech by Prime Minister Theresa May that received a cautious welcome from the bloc's leaders

Fearing eruption, thousands in Bali flee from Mount Agung

Sep 23, 2017

Thousands of villagers on the Indonesian resort island of Bali are huddling in temporary shelters, sports centers and with relatives, fearing Mount Agung will erupt for the first time in more than half a century

Powerless Puerto Rico's storm crisis deepens with dam threat

Sep 23, 2017

Puerto Rican officials could not communicate with more than half the towns in the U.S. territory as they rushed to evacuate tens of thousands of people downstream of a failing dam

Pakistan says 'terrorists' inside Afghanistan kill officer

Sep 23, 2017

Pakistan's army says "terrorists" across the border in Afghanistan opened fire on newly built border post in Rajgal Valley, killing a young officer.

Duterte says he became local millionaire due to inheritance

Sep 23, 2017

The Philippine president acknowledges he became a local millionaire at a young age due to inheritance but reiterated he has no unexplained wealth as alleged by his leading critic

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