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.”

US suspends Syria cease-fire talks with Russia, blames Moscow

By Lesley Wroughton, Reuters on Oct. 04, 2016, at 6:26 a.m.
People inspect a damaged site after airstrikes on the rebel held Shieikh Fares neighborhood of Aleppo, Syria, Oct.1, 2016.

Syrian army tells rebels to leave Aleppo as it advances toward the city

By Lisa Barrington, Reuters on Oct. 02, 2016, at 2:07 p.m.
Syrian government and allied forces have advanced towards Aleppo, pursuing their week-old offensive to take the rebel-held part of the city after dozens of overnight airstrikes.

Neville Marriner, who led renowned Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, dies at 92

By Tim Page, Washington Post on Oct. 02, 2016, at 12:58 p.m.
Neville Marriner, the British violinist-turned-conductor who founded the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields and built it into one of the most popular and widely recorded chamber orchestras in the world, died Oct. 2. He was 92.
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte gestures while delivering a speech before female police officers during a gathering in Davo City, Philippines, Sept. 30, 2016.

Philippines president who likened his war on drugs to the Holocaust apologizes to Jewish community

By Reuters on Oct. 02, 2016, at 9:14 a.m.
“I would like to make it now, here and now, that there was never an intention on my part to derogate the memory of the six million Jews murdered,” President Rodrigo Duterte said.

Caribbean braces for hit from fierce Hurricane Matthew

By Makini Brice and Gabriel Stargardter, Reuters on Oct. 01, 2016, at 9:34 a.m.
With winds reaching 155 mph, forecasters said the storm was still powerful enough to wreck homes.