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Pakistan says Indian fire in Kashmir kills girl

Washington Post Headlines - Sun, 2017-09-24 20:00
Pakistan says Indian troops have fired across the Line of Control in the disputed Kashmir region, killing a young girl and wounding two other people.
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Iraq’s Kurds to vote on independence amid fears of unrest

Washington Post Headlines - Sun, 2017-09-24 20:00
“For the sake of the sacrifices and blood of the martyrs, let’s all say yes for Kurdistan independence,” reads a large billboard in the center of Kalak, a small town in Iraq’s northern Kurdish region. “Independence is not given, it’s taken!” reads another banner hanging below a cluster of red, green, yellow and white Kurdish flags.
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Iranian Guard drills near Iraq ahead of Kurdish referendum

Washington Post Headlines - Sun, 2017-09-24 20:00
Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard has begun a military exercise in the northwestern Kurdish region near the Iraqi border ahead of a Kurdish independence referendum in the neighboring country.
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Bali volcano eruption fears spark exodus of more than 35,000

Washington Post Headlines - Sun, 2017-09-24 20:00
More than 35,000 people have fled a menacing volcano on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali, fearing it will erupt for the first time in more than half a century as increasing tremors rattle the region.
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Amid new sanctions, Trump calls North Korea's leader 'madman' whose regime will face new tests

Washington Post Headlines - Sun, 2017-09-24 20:00
Kim Jong Un on Thursday reacted angrily to Trump's remarks and actions this week, calling the president a “mentally deranged U.S. dotard” and Trump's earlier speech at the U.N. “unprecedented rude nonsense.”
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The Russia Investigations: Bad Week For Manafort, Social Networks In The Hot Seat

NPR Headlines - Sun, 2017-09-24 19:00

Donald Trump's former campaign chairman is in the special counsel's crosshairs. Facebook and Twitter are under the interrogation lights. Here's a look back at the past week in the Russia imbroglio.

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Goodbye, For Now, To A Vital Source For Native American News

NPR Headlines - Sun, 2017-09-24 18:01

Indian Country Today Media Network announced it would "cease active operations." That leaves a big hole in news coverage by, and about, Native Americans.

(Image credit: Courtesy of the Oneida Indian Nation)

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Biggest Flash Points In The Graham-Cassidy Health Care Bill

NPR Headlines - Sun, 2017-09-24 18:00

The bill would make big changes to the nation's health care system by rolling back key requirements of Obamacare, including that insurers not charge more to people with pre-existing conditions.

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Ferragamo breaths fresh air into summer with outdoor show

Washington Post Headlines - Sun, 2017-09-24 17:58
Milan designers are breathing fresh air into Milan Fashion Week, quite literally.
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Suicide bomber strikes convoy in Afghan capital, wounds 3

Washington Post Headlines - Sun, 2017-09-24 17:58
Afghanistan’s Interior Ministry says a suicide car bomber has struck a convoy of international forces in the capital, wounding three civilians.
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Japan’s prime minister, enjoying a sudden bounce in polls, is set to call a snap election

Washington Post Headlines - Sun, 2017-09-24 17:58
The hard-line Shinzo Abe has the North Korean leader to thank for his rising approval ratings.
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Transgender Hockey Player Postpones Hormone Treatment To Keep Playing

NPR Headlines - Sun, 2017-09-24 17:00

Sports leagues have struggled with how to define gender when it comes to deciding who can play. Pro hockey player Harrison Browne has decided to postpone hormone therapy for one more year on the ice.

(Image credit: Courtesy of the National Women's Hockey League)

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PHOTOS: A 4-Year Mission To Present A New Vision Of Beauty

NPR Headlines - Sun, 2017-09-24 16:52

Romanian photographer Mihaela Noroc spent four years making portraits of women around the world. "In the end, I think beauty just means just being yourself," she says.

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Asia learns to live with Trump rhetoric, but unease remains

Washington Post Headlines - Sun, 2017-09-24 15:29
Declare China a currency manipulator? Hasn’t happened. Make Japan and South Korea pay more to host U.S. troops? Hasn’t happened. Unleash fire and fury on North Korea? Hasn’t happened — at least not yet.
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Saudi Arabia says it shot down ballistic missile from Yemen

Washington Post Headlines - Sun, 2017-09-24 15:29
Saudi Arabia says it shot down a ballistic missile fired by Shiite rebels and their allies in Yemen during the kingdom’s National Day.
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Trump Embroiled In 2 Controversies About Professional Sports, Race And Culture

NPR Headlines - Sun, 2017-09-24 13:34

In remarks Friday night in Alabama, Trump took issue with NFL players who have knelt in protest during the national anthem. And on Twitter Saturday, he targeted Stephen Curry of the NBA.

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Tropical Storm Pilar forms off Mexico’s Pacific coast

Washington Post Headlines - Sun, 2017-09-24 13:00
Tropical Storm Pilar has formed just off western Mexico and is expected to brush its Pacific coast near the resort of Puerto Vallarta.
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North Korea stages anti-US rally in battle with Trump

Washington Post Headlines - Sun, 2017-09-24 13:00
North Korea has held a large anti-U.S. rally in its capital city, backing its leader Kim Jong Un as he exchanges insult-laden threats with President Donald Trump.
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Meghan Markle appears at Prince Harry’s Invictus Games

Washington Post Headlines - Sun, 2017-09-24 13:00
Prince Harry’s girlfriend, American actress Meghan Markle, sat in the stands for Saturday’s opening ceremony of his Invictus Games for wounded veterans in her first appearance at a public event with him.
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Mexican authorities now doubt any child remains trapped in collapsed school

Washington Post Headlines - Sun, 2017-09-24 13:00
Crews had sought to extract a girl said to be trapped in the rubble after a devastating earthquake.
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