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Haiti: Hurricane Matthew Kills At Least 900 People

Hurricane Matthew killed at least 900 people in Haiti, with aid officials saying up to 90 percent of some areas have been destroyed, BBC reported Oct. 8. Read more…

India: Police Fire Pellets, Tear Gas At March In Kashmir

Indian forces fired shotgun pellets and tear gas as thousands of people marched in a funeral procession for a young boy killed during an anti-India protest in the main city of Indian-controlled Kashmir, Srinagar, ABC reported Oct. 8. Read more…

Philippines: South China Sea Drills With U.S. Put On Hold, Defense Minister Says

Plans for joint patrols and naval exercises between the Philippines and the United States have been put on hold, Philippine Defense Minister Delfin Lorenzana said Oct. 7, AFP reported Read more…

Colombia: President Wins Nobel Peace Prize

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos is the winner of the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize, the five-member Norwegian committee responsible for the award announced Oct. 7, AFP reported. Read more…

North Korea: Increased Activity Spotted At Nuclear Test Site

Activity is increasing at North Korea’s Punggye-ri nuclear test site, according to satellite imagery obtained by the U.S.-based 38 North group. Read more…

Pakistan: Lawmakers Pass Legislation Against Honor Killings

Pakistan's parliament passed legislation on Oct. 6 against honor killings, removing a provision that allows family members to pardon the person who committed an honor killing, Reuters reported. Read more…

U.S.: Southeastern States Prepare For Hurricane Matthew

The southeastern United States is bracing for the arrival of Hurricane Matthew, which the U.S. National Hurricane Center predicts will hit Florida's Atlantic coast on the night of Oct. 6, Reuters reported. Read more…

Yemen: Saudi Helicopter Strikes Kill Dozens Of Rebels

Airstrikes by Saudi helicopters killed dozens of Houthi rebels and their allies near the Yemen-Saudi Arabia border on Oct. 6, Al Arabiya reported. Read more…

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