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Poland's Ruling Party Declares Victory in Divided Nation

Poland's Ruling Party Declares Victory in Divided Nation

By Vanessa Gera and Monika Scislowska | Oct 13
Poland's conservative ruling party Law and Justice won the most votes in a general election held Sunday in the deeply divided nation and appeared, according to an exit poll, to have secured a comfortable majority in the parliament.

Typhoon Leaves as Many as 33 Dead as Japan Continues Rescue

Typhoon Leaves as Many as 33 Dead as Japan Continues Rescue

By Yuri Kageyama | Oct 13
Helicopters, boats and thousands of troops were deployed across Japan to rescue people stranded in flooded homes Sunday, as the death toll from a ferocious typhoon climbed to as high as 33.

Poles Vote as Ruling Conservatives Seek Majority Control

Poles Vote as Ruling Conservatives Seek Majority Control

By Vanessa Gera | Oct 13
Poles were voting Sunday in a parliamentary election that the ruling nationalist Law and Justice party was favored to win, buoyed by the popularity of its conservative agenda and generous social spending.

Brexit Divorce Talks Between UK and EU Go Down to the Wire

Brexit Divorce Talks Between UK and EU Go Down to the Wire

By Jill Lawless | Oct 13
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was to brief his Cabinet Sunday on the progress of last-minute Brexit talks with the European Union, amid signs of progress but also deep-seated skepticism about the chances of a deal.

Trump Says He's an 'Island of One' on Syria

Trump Says He's an 'Island of One' on Syria

Oct 13
President Donald Trump says he's an "island of one" for removing U.S. forces from northeastern Syria.

Eritrean Soccer Players Who Defected Say They Live in Fear

Eritrean Soccer Players Who Defected Say They Live in Fear

By Justin Lynch | Oct 12
Soccer gave Mewal Tesfai Yosief hope in an authoritarian nation, a job in a country of forced military conscription and, possibly, freedom at last.

Conservative Party Attacks Gays in Crucial Polish Election

Conservative Party Attacks Gays in Crucial Polish Election

By Vanessa Gera and Monika Scislowska | Oct 12
Poland's ruling conservative party has targeted gays as a campaign tactic.

Thousands of Protesters in Haiti Loot Stores, Battle Police

Thousands of Protesters in Haiti Loot Stores, Battle Police

By Dánica Coto | Oct 12
Thousands of protesters clashed with police as they looted stores and tried to break through a barricade leading toward the residence of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse Friday.

Gay Man in Rwanda Notes 'Intense Pressure' After Coming Out

Gay Man in Rwanda Notes 'Intense Pressure' After Coming Out

Oct 11
A Rwandan gospel singer who recently came out as gay says he has quit his day job as an accountant after "intense pressure" from colleagues.

Uganda Plans to Revive Anti-Homosexuality Bill

Uganda Plans to Revive Anti-Homosexuality Bill

By Sam Cronin | Oct 11
The Ugandan government announced Thursday that it would attempt to bring back an anti-homosexuality bill which had been overturned five years ago. The bill would impose a death penalty on not just gay sex, but on all homosexuals.

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