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Candidate: Elections key to countering Afghan conservatism

Candidate: Elections key to countering Afghan conservatism

MAIDAN SHAHR, Afghanistan — Hameeda Danesh was locked away at age 13 and beaten daily for six months by uncles who abhorred the thought of her attending school.
Peru's president soars as he channels anger over corruption

Peru's president soars as he channels anger over corruption

CALEMAR, Peru — Martin Vizcarra stepped down from a military helicopter into a small Peruvian jungle village where no president had ventured before.
Indonesia drops disinfectant on quake-obliterated villages

Indonesia drops disinfectant on quake-obliterated villages

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Helicopters are dropping disinfectant on neighbourhoods in the earthquake- and tsunami-stricken city of Palu to reduce disease risks from the thousands of victims believed buried in obliterated communities, Indonesia's disaster a
Ex-USA Gymnastics head indicted in Texas on tampering charge

Ex-USA Gymnastics head indicted in Texas on tampering charge

HUNTSVILLE, Texas — Former USA Gymnastics president Steve Penny was arrested Wednesday after a Texas grand jury indicted him, alleging he tampered with evidence in the sexual assault investigation of now-imprisoned gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar.
Mattis meets his Chinese counterpart, but no new agreements

Mattis meets his Chinese counterpart, but no new agreements

SINGAPORE — U.S. officials say they sense that relations with the Chinese military, after a rocky few months, may be stabilizing, although face-to-face talks between their respective defence chiefs Thursday produced no new agreements. U.S.
Japan exports fall in September, first decline since 2016

Japan exports fall in September, first decline since 2016

TOKYO — Japan recorded a trade surplus for September of 139.6 billion yen ($1.2 billion), but exports fell 1.2 per cent from the previous year in the first decline for the world's third largest economy since 2016.
Police search Saudi consul's home in Khashoggi case

Police search Saudi consul's home in Khashoggi case

ISTANBUL — Turkish crime-scene investigators searched the home of the Saudi consul general in Istanbul on Wednesday in the disappearance of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi, and a pro-government newspaper published a gruesome account of the journalist's
Migrants moving again in Guatemala, Trump targets Democrats

Migrants moving again in Guatemala, Trump targets Democrats

CHIQUIMULA, Guatemala — More than 2,000 Honduran migrants travelling en masse through Guatemala resumed their journey toward the United States on Wednesday as U.S.
Lt. governor's resignation sparks doubt in Alaska politics

Lt. governor's resignation sparks doubt in Alaska politics

JUNEAU, Alaska — Some supporters of Alaska Gov. Bill Walker struggled Wednesday to understand the abrupt resignation of Walker's lieutenant governor and what that means for his re-election hopes.
UN Syria envoy to try to move on constitution before leaving

UN Syria envoy to try to move on constitution before leaving

CAMEROON, Cameroon — U.N. special envoy Staffan de Mistura said Wednesday that he will make a final effort before stepping down next month to advance toward a new constitution for Syria — a key step in ending the country's civil war.