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18:27, 22 October 2017 Sunday
Russia 'backdates' import of Turkish tomatoes to Nov 1
12:10, 22 October 2017 Sunday

Russia 'backdates' import of Turkish tomatoes to Nov. 1

Turkey, Russia agreed to remove all trade restrictions, both countries' ministers say


Egypt 16 policemen confirmed dead in shootout
13:20, 22 October 2017 Sunday

Egypt: 16 policemen confirmed dead in shootout

Friday's clash southwest of Cairo left 13 others injured, according to Egypt's interior ministry


Iraq sets May 12 for parliamentary elections
17:39, 22 October 2017 Sunday

Iraq sets May 12 for parliamentary elections

Iraq’s last parliamentary elections were held in 2014

Iraqi central govt controls all oil wells
12:24, 22 October 2017 Sunday

Iraqi central govt controls all oil wells

Oil Minister Jabbar Al-Luiebi also says oil production of Basra and southern fields have increased

KRG welcomes US call to cease violence
11:46, 22 October 2017 Sunday

KRG welcomes US call to cease violence

US State Department spokeswoman made a statement on Friday, calling on both KRG and Iraqi government to cease violence


UAE markets lead as Gulf share values plummet
14:41, 22 October 2017 Sunday

UAE markets lead as Gulf share values plummet

The United Arab Emirates' exchanges in Dubai and Abu Dhabi led the dive in liquidity levels, which measure the value of traded shares and are normally a reflection of the health of national economy.


Press agenda on October 22
10:01, 22 October 2017 Sunday

Press agenda on October 22

Here are the main topics World Bulletin's English Desk plans to cover on Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017


Typhoon brings heavy rain wind to election-day Japan
16:32, 22 October 2017 Sunday

Typhoon brings heavy rain, wind to election-day Japan

Typhoon Lan, described as "very large and very strong" by Japan's meteorological agency, was packing gusts up to 216 kilometres (134 miles) per hour Sunday night in the Pacific south of Japan.

Afghanistan US airstrike kills 40 suspected militants
15:28, 22 October 2017 Sunday

Afghanistan: US airstrike kills 40 suspected militants

Airstrike hits militants in eastern Nangarhar province which borders Pakistan

Abe sweeps to big win in Japan vote
14:28, 22 October 2017 Sunday

Abe sweeps to big win in Japan vote

Abe's conservative coalition was on track to win 311 seats in the 465-seat parliament, according to a projection published by private broadcaster TBS, putting the nationalist blue blood on course to become Japan's longest-serving leader.

11 dead in Malaysian construction site landslide
13:59, 22 October 2017 Sunday

11 dead in Malaysian construction site landslide

Huge mounds of earth slipped off a hillside Saturday morning and buried the men as they worked on two apartment blocks of affordable housing on the island, which is popular with tourists.

790 killings in the Philippines in 30 days
10:20, 22 October 2017 Sunday

790 killings in the Philippines in 30 days

Daily average of 26 killings is lower than 31 killings average during former administration’s final year

Russia Nothing behind weapons donation to Philippines
10:07, 22 October 2017 Sunday

Russia: Nothing behind weapons donation to Philippines

No hidden agenda behind Russia's weaponry donation to Philippines, assures envoy

Kashmir gripped by fear of 'braid-chopper'
03:01, 22 October 2017 Sunday

Kashmir gripped by fear of 'braid-chopper'

Psychologists say braid-chopper who reportedly targets women is figment of imagination of people struck by conflict

Philippines FBI confirms death of wanted terrorist
02:07, 22 October 2017 Sunday

Philippines: FBI confirms death of wanted terrorist

DNA test confirms Isnilon Hapilon was killed in Marawi on Monday


US state secretary meets Saudi king in Riyadh
15:37, 22 October 2017 Sunday

US state secretary meets Saudi king in Riyadh

Tillerson is in Riyadh as part of regional tour that will take him to Qatar

Tillerson woos Gulf allies in push to undercut Iran
14:50, 22 October 2017 Sunday

Tillerson woos Gulf allies in push to undercut Iran

As well as talks with senior Saudi officials in Riyadh including King Salman, Tillerson attended a landmark meeting between Saudi Arabia and Iraq aimed at upgrading strategic ties between the Arab neighbours.

End of ISIL is in sight with Raqqa's liberation Trump
12:01, 22 October 2017 Sunday

End of ISIL is in sight with Raqqa's liberation: Trump

US will soon transition into a new phase in Syria, says US President Donald Trump


Somalia 7 killed in landmine blast
15:53, 22 October 2017 Sunday

Somalia: 7 killed in landmine blast

Minibus hits landmine in Middle Shabelle region

WHO set to make statement on Mugabe role
15:18, 22 October 2017 Sunday

WHO set to make statement on Mugabe role

A spokeswoman for the UN's public health agency, Fadela Chaib, told AFP that an announcement on the Mugabe fracas would be made "in the coming hours".

Somalia to declare state of war against al-Shabab
05:24, 22 October 2017 Sunday

Somalia to declare ‘state of war’ against al-Shabab

New offensive, reportedly to launch Saturday, aims to drive fighters from their strongholds

Nigerian official sentenced to 70 years for fraud
04:06, 22 October 2017 Sunday

Nigerian official sentenced to 70 years for fraud

In big win for Nigeria’s anti-corruption campaign, official sentenced over abuse of office totaling $4.4M


2 Italian regions vote on greater autonomy
17:50, 22 October 2017 Sunday

2 Italian regions vote on greater autonomy

Northern regions of Lombardy, Veneto hold non-binding referendum

Georgia elects football star Kaladze mayor of capital
17:13, 22 October 2017 Sunday

Georgia elects football star Kaladze mayor of capital

The country's election administration said on its website that Kaladze won 51 percent of the vote in Saturday's municipal election.

EU parliament chief quot fears quot spread of small nations
16:51, 22 October 2017 Sunday

EU parliament chief "fears" spread of small nations as Italy votes

In an interview with the Rome daily Il Messaggero, the Italian politician said Europe must "of course fear" the proliferation of small nations.

Catalonia weighs options as Spain ups the stakes
16:18, 22 October 2017 Sunday

Catalonia weighs options as Spain ups the stakes

Rajoy has taken Spain into uncharted legal waters by moving to wrest back powers from the semi-autonomous region, which could see Madrid take control of the Catalan police force and replace its public media chiefs.

Greece moves hundreds of migrants from Samos camp
12:39, 22 October 2017 Sunday

Greece moves hundreds of migrants from Samos camp

About 200 refugees moved to camps in capital Athens due to poor conditions

Voting begins in Slovenia presidential election
11:36, 22 October 2017 Sunday

Voting begins in Slovenia presidential election

Incumbent President Borut Pahor expected to win

Spain to remove Catalan leaders force elections
01:15, 22 October 2017 Sunday

Spain to remove Catalan leaders, force elections

PM Mariano Rajoy says he will trigger Article 155 of Spanish constitution, which gives Madrid control of Catalonia


Turkey waits for US extradition of Gulen says minister
17:27, 22 October 2017 Sunday

Turkey waits for US extradition of Gulen, says minister

'All conditions have been fulfilled for an extradition. We now wait for the extradition,' says justice minister

Turkey condemns deadly shootout in Egypt
12:53, 22 October 2017 Sunday

Turkey condemns deadly shootout in Egypt

16 policemen killed, 13 others injured in Friday's clash southwest of Cairo, according to Egypt's interior ministry

Five PKK terrorists killed in southeast Turkey
10:49, 22 October 2017 Sunday

Five PKK terrorists killed in southeast Turkey

Turkish security forces used drones to locate terrorists in rural area of Hakkari province