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Reuters: World News. 20-21 October 2018.


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Guatemala says some 2,000 migrants have returned to Honduras
Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales said on Saturday some 2,000 members of a largely Honduran migrant caravan have returned home to Honduras, a day after thousands of people in the procession were held up at a Guatemalan border crossing with Mexico.
Israel delays eviction of West Bank Bedouin village
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday postponed the forced eviction of a Bedouin village in the occupied West Bank, a government official said.
Trump says not satisfied with Saudi account of Khashoggi death
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday that he is not satisfied with Saudi Arabia's explanation for the circumstances around the killing of journalist and government critic Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul.

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Tropical Storm Vicente heads toward Mexico's Pacific coast
Tropical Storm Vicente formed off southern Mexico on Saturday, churning toward the country's west coast but was only expected to strengthen slightly over the next couple days, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said in a statement.
Polish regional vote a test for eurosceptic PiS government
Poles vote in a regional election on Sunday with gains expected for the ruling eurosceptic Law and Justice (PiS) party, whose nationalist rhetoric and institutional reforms have fueled a deepening rift with the European Union.
Factbox: What to watch out for in Poland's local elections
Voters in Poland will cast ballots on Sunday in a local election likely to earn the ruling nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) party more influence over regional affairs.
UK wants deal to avoid Northern Ireland Brexit backstop: minister
Britain's Brexit minister Dominic Raab wants the European Union to accept assurances that the country will remain tied to the bloc's rules for longer in return for making a hotly contested so-called backstop for Northern Ireland unnecessary.
KDP comes first in Iraqi Kurdistan election: commission
The ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) came first in a parliamentary election in the semi-autonomous Kurdistan Region of Iraq, winning 45 seats, the election commission said on Sunday.
Trump says not satisfied with Saudi handling of Khashoggi death
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he is not satisfied with Saudi Arabia's handling of the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul, and said questions remain unanswered.
EU calls for thorough investigation into Khashoggi's death
The circumstances of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s death are deeply troubling, European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said on Saturday, calling for a thorough, credible and transparent investigation.
Germany, France seek deeper Saudi explanation of Khashoggi death
Germany and France on Saturday called Saudi Arabia's explanation of how Jamal Khashoggi died in Istanbul incomplete, going further than U.S. President Donald Trump in pressing the kingdom over the journalist's disappearance and death.
Germany questions arms sales to Saudi over Khashoggi killing
Germany should not approve arms sales to Saudi Arabia until investigations into the circumstances of journalist Jamal Khashoggi's death have been completed, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Saturday.
Saudi Arabia deployed Twitter army against critics: NY Times
Saudi Arabia deployed an online army to harass dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi and other critics of the kingdom on Twitter, the New York Times reported on Saturday.
Germany calls into question arms sales to Saudi over Khashoggi death
Germany should not approve arms sales to Saudi Arabia until investigations into the circumstances of journalist Jamal Khashoggi's death have been completed, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Saturday.
Facebook's WhatsApp flooded with fake news in Brazil election
Facebook Inc's popular messaging service WhatsApp has become a political battleground in Brazil's most polarized election in decades, raising concerns that it is distorting debate beyond the public eye.
Return to Egypt revives memories of desert battle for British veterans
For Bill Blackburn, the memories that returned were the flies, the thirst, and the power of the artillery barrage that opened the battle of El Alamein.
Brazil’s Bolsonaro does not rule out retaining central bank chief Goldfajn
Brazil's far-right presidential frontrunner Jair Bolsonaro said on Saturday he does not rule out keeping acclaimed central bank chief Ilan Goldfajn in the job.
France's Le Drian condemns Khashoggi's killing, calls for in-depth investigation
France condemns the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul and wants an in-depth investigation of the case, Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Saturday.
Saudi courts will look at Khashoggi case: justice minister
The case of journalist Jamal Khashoggi took place on Saudi sovereign territory and it will be looked at by Saudi courts when all procedures are complete, Saudi Arabia's justice minister said in a statement issued by state news agency SPA on Saturday.
Long queues as Afghan voters defy election day attacks, delays
Afghans braved chaotic delays outside polling stations and the threat of militant attacks to vote in parliamentary elections on Saturday that were seen as a major test of the Western-backed government's credibility.
Italy's coalition solves tax row, seeks 'dialogue' with Europe
Italy's ruling coalition patched up a row over a tax amnesty on Saturday and struck a more conciliatory tone toward EU institutions, saying it wanted to discuss its budget plans with Brussels.
Brazil’s Bolsonaro says he can keep central bank chief Goldfajn in the job
Brazil's far-right presidential frontrunner Jair Bolsonaro said on Saturday that he could keep acclaimed central bank chief Ilan Goldfajn in the job.
Italy's PM says government in full accord over tax measures
Italy's ruling coalition has overcome divisions over a tax amnesty included in next year's budget, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Saturday.
U.S.-bound migrant caravan stuck on Guatemalan border with Mexico
Hundreds of Central Americans in a U.S.-bound migrant caravan were stuck on Guatemala's border with Mexico on Saturday as efforts began, under pressure from Washington, to send some home and stop their journey northward.
Saudi Arabia admits Khashoggi died in consulate, Merkel says explanation 'inadequate'
Saudi Arabia said on Saturday that dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi died in a fight inside its Istanbul consulate, its first admission of his death after two weeks of denials that have shaken Western relations with the kingdom.
Former Dutch prime minister, Wim Kok, dies at 80
Wim Kok, a former Dutch prime minister who helped forge the country's famed consensus-based politics and oversaw pioneering legalizations of euthanasia and gay marriage, died on Saturday of heart failure.
Germany's Merkel condemns Khashoggi's killing, demands Saudis explain
German Chancellor Angela Merkel condemned the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul and said explanations so far given of the circumstances of his death were inadequate.
Hundreds of thousands take to streets in London demanding second Brexit vote
Hundreds of thousands of supporters of the European Union marched through London on Saturday in the biggest demonstration so far to demand that the British government holds a public vote on the terms of Brexit.
Brazil's Bolsonaro to propose independent central bank if elected: report
Brazil's far-right presidential frontrunner Jair Bolsonaro would propose a formally independent central bank if elected as a way to limit political interference, Brazilian newspaper O Estado de S. Paulo.
Tanzania arrests 104 people for plotting 'radical camps' in Mozambique
Tanzanian police have arrested 104 suspected militants planning to establish bases in neighboring Mozambique, where scores of people have been killed in Islamist attacks over the last year, a senior official said.
Afghan voters brave attacks, delays on election day
A suicide bomber blew himself up in the Afghan capital on Saturday, killing at least 15 people as voting concluded in parliamentary elections overshadowed by the threat of violence and long delays at polling stations.

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