Several powerful earthquakes strike off the shore of Canada

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[ad_1] Several powerful earthquakes have been reported near Vancouver Island, Canada, including a magnitude 6.8. The U.S. Geological Survey says several powerful quakes were reported Sunday evening. The of the depth the largest is about 6 miles (10 kilometers) and it struck about 149 miles (239 kilometers) west of Tofino, Canada. Geophysicist Amy Vaughan says
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Afghan polling in Kandahar postponed after attack

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[ad_1] FILE: Afghan National Army soldiers search a car at a checkpoint ahead of parliamentary elections scheduled for Oct. 20, at the Independent Election Commission compound in Kabul, Afghanistan. (AP) KABUL, Afghanistan – Afghanistan’s election commission on Friday postponed elections in Kandahar for a week, following a brazen attack on a high-profile security meeting there
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Merkel’s regional ally bullish despite Bavaria election blow

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[ad_1] BERLIN – Smarting from the loss of his party’s absolute majority in Bavaria’s state parliament, a prominent ally of Chancellor Angela Merkel dismissed speculation Monday over his future and insisted he would work to keep supporting the German leader’s national government. Both of Merkel’s partners in an unhappy “grand coalition” of Germany’s traditional major
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Erdogan urges Saudi Arabia to ‘prove’ missing journalist left consulate

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[ad_1] Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday urged Saudi Arabia to prove journalist Jamal Khashoggi left the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. Saudi officials have stuck by that story since his disappearance last week. “Now when this person enters, whose duty is it to prove that he left or not? It is (the duty) of
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UN court orders US to lift some Iran sanctions

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[ad_1] Judges enter the International Court of Justice, or World Court, in The Hague, Netherlands, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, where they ruled on an Iranian request to order Washington to suspend U.S. sanctions against Tehran. (AP) The United Nations’ highest court on Wednesday ordered the United States to lift sanctions on Iran that affect imports
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Turkey’s Erdogan heads to Germany on bridge-building visit

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[ad_1] In this Sept. 26, 2018 photo the German and the Turkish flag flutter in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin where Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is expected to arrive on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018 for a three-day official state visit. (Wolfgang Kumm/dpa via AP) BERLIN –  Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was
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Iran holds funerals for victims of terror attack in Ahvaz

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[ad_1] AHVAZ, Iran –  Iran was holding funerals Monday for the victims of the weekend terror attack on a military parade in the southwestern city of Ahvaz, the deadliest attack in the country in nearly a decade. Thousands of mourners gathered at the city’s Sarallah Mosque on the Taleghani junction, carrying caskets in the sweltering
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Spain saves some 440 migrants; new crackdown on rescue boat

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[ad_1] ROME –  Spain’s maritime rescue service said Sunday it rescued more than 400 people from 15 small boats, most of them off the country’s southern coast, while humanitarian groups lamented that the sole private rescue boat operating near the deadly central Mediterranean human trafficking route risked being put out of action by Italy’s anti-migrant
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