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A killer clown at the "Zombie Walk" parade on Oct. 22, 2016 in Mexico City, Mexico.

Germany announces ‘zero tolerance’ policy against creepy clowns ahead of Halloween

By Rick Noack, Washington Post on Oct. 29, 2016, at 12:28 p.m.
Clowns have made headlines for weeks now but not in a good sense. Now there are fears in Europe and the United States that things could get much worse this weekend.

Iran-backed Shiite militias to join assault near Mosul on new front

By Saif Hameed and Maher Chmaytelli, Reuters on Oct. 29, 2016, at 7:52 a.m.
Iraqi Shiite militias backed by Iran said on Friday they would soon join the fight against Islamic State on a new front west of Mosul, a move which could block any retreat by the jihadists into Syria but might alarm Turkey and the United States.

House to vote on Iran Sanctions Act renewal as soon as November

By Patricia Zengerle, Reuters on Oct. 25, 2016, at 7:08 p.m.
The Republican leaders of the House of Representatives plan a vote as soon as mid-November on a 10-year reauthorization of the Iran Sanctions Act, congressional aides told Reuters on Tuesday, setting up a potential showdown with the White House and Senate.

Nurse charged with killing 8 in Canadian old-age homes

By Reuters Staff, Reuters on Oct. 25, 2016, at 6:47 p.m.
A Canadian nurse was charged on Tuesday with using drugs to murder eight elderly patients in long-term care facilities in an alleged killing spree that ran for seven years.

US plans to launch Raqqa campaign alongside Mosul fight

By Thomas Gibbons-Neff, The Washington Post on Oct. 25, 2016, at 6:44 p.m.
The United States on Tuesday made its strongest indication yet that the battle to retake the Syrian city of Raqqa from Islamic State could be fast approaching, saying it would “overlap” with an already unfolding assault in Iraq to seize the city of Mosul.
A Kurdish Peshmerga fighter shoots during an operation to attack Islamic State militants in the town of Naweran, near Mosul, Iraq, Oct. 23, 2016.

Peshmerga fighters flush Islamic State out of town northeast of Mosul

By Saif Hameed and Babak Dehghanpisheh, Reuters on Oct. 23, 2016, at 1:32 p.m.
The offensive to take Mosul, by Iraqi and Kurdish forces backed by a U.S.-led coalition, is expected to become the biggest battle in the country since the U.S.-led invasion in 2003.

Attacks on NH web provider disrupt sites on East Coast

By Jim Finkle and Dustin Volz, Reuters on Oct. 21, 2016, at 1:42 p.m.

Kigeli V Ndahindurwa, Rwandan king without a crown, dies at 80

By Emily Langer, Washington Post on Oct. 19, 2016, at 7:41 a.m.
Kigeli — the name he took as king — had lived for the past 24 years in the United States, where he obtained political asylum.

Iraqi army drops leaflets over Mosul in preparation for offensive to retake city

By Ahmed Rasheed, Reuters on Oct. 16, 2016, at 1:36 p.m.
The assault on Mosul, the last city still under control of the ultra-hardline Islamic State in Iraq, could begin this month with the support of a U.S.-led coalition.
Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej arrives to preside over the unveiling ceremony for the King Rama VIII monument in Bangkok, June 9, 2012.

Thailand’s King Bhumibol, world’s longest reigning monarch, dies at 88

By Adam Bernstein, Washington Post on Oct. 13, 2016, at 8:18 a.m.
King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who died peacefully Thursday, was the world’s longest-reigning monarch, credited with restoring the influence of Thailand’s royalty during 70 years on the throne and earning the devotion of many of his subjects.
Dr. Edison Liu, the president and CEO of Jackson Lab in Bar Harbor

Jackson Lab expanding to China

By Bill Trotter on Oct. 11, 2016, at 5:40 p.m.
The Jackson Laboratory announced it will partner will Wenzhou Medical University on clinical genomics research.

Missiles from rebel-held Yemen territory fired at US Navy destroyer

By Dan Lamothe, The Washington Post on Oct. 10, 2016, at 8:28 p.m.
British-born economics professor Oliver Hart, a professor at Harvard University, and winner of the 2016 Nobel Prize for Economics, speaks to the media in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Oct. 10, 2016.

Harvard, MIT professors win Nobel in economics for research on contract theory

By Jeff Guo, Washington Post on Oct. 10, 2016, at 12:40 p.m.
Their contributions have shaped the thinking in a wide range of fields, from law, to economics to political science.

US formally accuses Russian hackers of political cyber attacks

By Mark Hosenball, Dustin Volz and Jonathan Landay, Reuters on Oct. 08, 2016, at 2:56 p.m.
“We believe, based on the scope and sensitivity of these efforts, that only Russia’s senior-most officials could have authorized these activities,” a U.S. government statement said on Friday about hacking of political groups.

Russia under pressure to stop devastating Aleppo bombardment

By Jack Stubbs and John Davison, Reuters on Oct. 07, 2016, at 9:11 p.m.
Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos attends a joint news conference in Madrid, March 3, 2015.

Colombian president Santos awarded Nobel Peace Prize

By Stine Jacobsen and Helen Murphy, Reuters on Oct. 07, 2016, at 7:39 a.m.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for his efforts to bring peace to his nation.
A woman walks down a street while Hurricane Matthew passes through Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Oct. 4, 2016.

Haiti devastated by Hurricane Matthew

By Paul Schemm, Washington Post on Oct. 05, 2016, at 10:58 a.m.
In an island nation still recovering from a devastating earthquake and now smashed by one of the strongest storms in a decade, the true extent of the damage in Haiti from Hurricane Matthew may not be clear for days.

Deadly Hurricane Matthew smashes through southwest Haiti

By Makini Brice, Reuters on Oct. 05, 2016, at 7:08 a.m.
In Haiti, at least one person was killed.

US military: Service member killed in Afghanistan

By Reuters on Oct. 04, 2016, at 3:47 p.m.
A U.S. service member was killed in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar Province on Tuesday while carrying out operations against Islamic State, the U.S. military said in a statement.

Bagel, pretzel holes illustrate Nobel Prize-winning work in physics

By Niklas Pollard and Ben Hirschler, Reuters on Oct. 04, 2016, at 6:43 a.m.
“Many people are hopeful of future applications in both materials science and electronics.”