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Italy earthquake spares lives, but rattles nation’s identity

Third powerful earthquake to hit Italy in two months spared human life but struck at the nation’s identity, destroying a Benedictine cathedral, a medieval tower and other beloved landmarks

Report: Afghan girl from iconic National Geographic photo freed on bail

Sharbat Gula was arrested in Pakistan for fraudulent identity papers, and faces a 14-year prison sentence; she was taken into custody after a 2-year investigation

Iceland’s Pirate Party lags far behind incumbent

With roughly half of votes counted from Saturday’s election, the Independence Party had about 30 percent of ballots and the Pirate Party about 14 percent

10/29: FBI investigation takes center stage in presidential campaign; Shelter dogs let loose for...

Early voting is underway throughout most of the United States, but that has not stopped Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump from going full throttle on the campaign trail; Shelter dogs spend most of their time in cages, with little opportunity to move around freely.

Mosul offensive gets surprising new allies

The involvement of Iranian-backed Shiite militias has raised concerns that the battle for Mosul, a Sunni-majority city, could aggravate sectarian tensions

10/28: New twist in Clinton’s private email scandal rocks campaign; Special Olympians and best...

FBI Director James Comey sent a letter to Congress Friday saying that agents on an "unrelated case" had learned of the "existence of emails that appear to be pertinent to the Clinton investigation."; Sam and Mattie have quite a long list of accomplishments. The pair met while competing in the Special Olympics and forged a special bond.

Uber drivers handed big victory against ride-hailing company in U.K.

British tribunal rules Uber's drivers are company employees, not contractors, and are thus entitled to a guaranteed minimum wage and paid time off

U.S. reveals close encounter with Russian fighter jet

Concern about possibility of accidental collisions between Russian, American warplanes over Syria has simmered for months

Global warming could turn this region into a desert

Study says forests will vanish from much of the Mediterranean basin unless the world sharply reins in climate change

Authorities issue ruling in Putin adviser’s death in D.C. hotel

Media executive who advises Russian President Vladimir Putin was found dead in his hotel room in early November

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Syria war: UN Security Council approves 30-day ceasefire

Some of the biggest jihadist rebel groups, and their associates, are not covered by the truce. Source: BBC

Vicar of Dibley actress Emma Chambers dies aged 53

Dawn French and Hugh Grant among co-stars to pay tribute to the "loving" Vicar of Dibley actress. Source: BBC

La Casa Blanca acuerda divulgar el memo demócrata

La Comisión de Inteligencia de la Cámara de Representantes dio a conocer el sábado un memorando demócrata en forma redactada que busca refutar las acusaciones republicanas sobre abusos en la vigilancia realizada por el FBI Fuente: Cnnenespanol.com