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The sky turns orange and yellow in Brittany Monday, Oct.16, 2017 in Chasne-sur-Illet, western France. The sky in France's Brittany region turned yellow as nearby Ophelia storm brought a mix of sand from Sahara and particles from Spain and Portugal's forest fires over the region. Ophelia post-tropical cyclone passed west of the Brittany coast Monday before bringing violent winds to Ireland and the United Kingdom. (AP Photo/David Vincent)
Hurricane Ophelia's remnants batter UK, Ireland; 3 deadThe remnants of Hurricane Ophelia slammed into Ireland with strong winds, killing at least 3, halting transport, shutting schools and causing widespread power outages
The Associated Press2 hours ago
The wreckage of the car of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia lies next to a road in the town of Mosta, Malta, Monday, Oct. 16, 2017. Malta's prime minister says a car bomb has killed an investigative journalist on the island nation. Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said the bomb that killed reporter Daphne Caruana Galizia exploded Monday afternoon as she left her home in a town outside Malta's capital, Valetta. (AP Photo/Rene Rossignaud)
Bomb kills journalist who exposed Malta's ties to tax havensA Maltese journalist who exposed the island nation's links to offshore tax havens through the leaked Panama Papers was killed when a bomb exploded in her car
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Posters of Jalal Talabani, a Kurdish guerrilla leader who became Iraq's president after the U.S. toppled Saddam Hussein, are on display at the entrance to the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan party headquarters, that was evacuated by Kurdish security forces, in Kirkuk, 290 kilometers (180 miles) north of Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, Oct. 16, 2017. Iraqi forces advanced on Kirkuk overnight Monday, clashing with Kurdish forces on the outskirts. The city is outside the Kurdish autonomous region but claimed by the Kurds and the central government. (AP Photo/Emad Matti)
Why the battle over the Iraqi city of Kirkuk mattersWhy the battle over the Iraqi city of Kirkuk matters
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Kurdish security forces and volunteers deploy in the southern entrance of the oil-rich city of Kirkuk, 290 kilometers (180 miles) north of Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, Oct. 16, 2017. Iraqi Kurdish officials said early Monday that federal forces and state-backed militias have launched a "major, multi-pronged" attack aimed at retaking the disputed northern city of Kirkuk, causing "lots of casualties" in fighting south of the city. (AP Photo/Emad Matti)
Iraqi forces push into disputed Kirkuk as Kurds withdrawIraqi forces have pushed their Kurdish allies out of the disputed northern city of Kirkuk and seized oil fields and other facilities as tensions soar after last month's Kurdish vote for independence
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Members of a search and rescue team search through the rubble of mobile homes destroyed by a wildfire Monday, Oct. 16, 2017, in Santa Rosa, Calif. With the winds dying down, fire crews gained ground as they battled wildfires that have devastated California wine country and other parts of the state over the past week, and thousands of people got the all-clear to return home. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Houses spared by massive fires bring joy and sense of lossThe winds are easing and the some of the smoke is clearing in the battle against the California wildfires
The Associated Press3 hours ago
In this Oct. 15, 2017 photo, residents ride bicycles past police van parked at a junction in Beijing, China. Extraordinary security measures are being imposed ahead of the party congress, in addition to the typical security forces, thousands of deputized citizens patrol the streets, and knife, fireworks and chemical sales have been suspended. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
China's Xi looks to extend power at Communist Party congressChinese President Xi Jinping is primed to consolidate his already considerable power as the ruling Communist Party begins its national congress on Wednesday
The Associated Press4 hours ago
This image made from a video provided by RUDAW TV shows what the Irbil-based Kurdish broadcaster says are Peshmerga fighters and volunteers arriving on military trucks in Kirkuk, Iraq, Monday, Oct. 16, 2017. (RUDAW TV via AP)
The Latest: Iraqi forces seize oil fields in KirkukThe Latest: Iraqi forces push Kurdish allies out of oil-rich Kirkuk as U.S urges negotiations.
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Media members listen to the President of Venezuelan National Electoral Council Tibisay Lucena announcing that the candidates for the ruling socialist party have won a majority of the 23 governors' offices up for grabs in regional elections at opposition headquarters in Caracas, Venezuela, Sunday, Oct 15, 2017. Pro-government electoral council president Tibisay Lucena says opposition candidates won just five of 22 races where the results are considered irreversible. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
Venezuela opposition looks for answers after election lossVenezuela's opposition is blaming irregularities that began the moment regional elections were called to explain a staggering loss in gubernatorial contests it had expected to win
The Associated Press5 hours ago
The sky over the London Eye is bathed in a dull orange sky in London, Monday, Oct. 16, 2017. The unusual hue of the sky was thought to be due to the remnants of the Hurricane  Orphelia dragging in tropical air and dust from the Sahara. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
The Latest: Storm blamed for odd odors on British flightsSeveral flights to British airports have been diverted because of unusual odors on board thought to be associated with the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Jordi Cuixart, president of the Catalan Omnium Cultural organization, left, and Jordi Sanchez, president of the Catalan National Assembly wave to supporters on arrival at the national court in Madrid, Spain, in Madrid, Spain, Monday, Oct. 16, 2017. Two senior Catalan regional police force officers and the leaders of two pro-independence associations are in court again, facing possible sedition charges related to the staging of the region's banned Oct. 1 secession referendum. The sedition case is investigating the roles of the four in Sept. 20-21 demonstrations in Barcelona as Spanish police arrested several Catalan officials and raided offices in a crackdown on referendum preparations (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
Court jails 2 Catalan independence leaders in sedition probeSpain's confrontation with Catalonia region intensifies as judge orders leaders of two pro-independence groups jailed during sedition investigation
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Omar Jadwat, director of the ACLU's Immigrants' Rights Project, carries court documents after a news conference outside a federal courthouse in Greenbelt, Md., Monday, Oct. 16, 2017, following a hearing regarding three lawsuits over the Trump administration's restrictions on travelers from certain countries. The lawsuits' plaintiffs want the judge to block the latest restrictions from going into effect Wednesday. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Lawyers debate latest Trump travel ban before federal judgeA federal judge in Maryland will rule later on three lawsuits requesting preliminary injunctions to block the most recent Trump administration travel restrictions
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Catalan regional police chief Josep Luis Trapero, center, arrives at the national court in Madrid, Spain Monday, Oct. 16, 2017. Two senior Catalan regional police force officers and the leaders of two pro-independence associations are in court again, facing possible sedition charges related to the staging of the region's banned Oct. 1 secession referendum. The sedition case is investigating the roles of the four in Sept. 20-21 demonstrations in Barcelona as Spanish police arrested several Catalan officials and raided offices in a crackdown on referendum preparations. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
The Latest: Spain lowers growth forecast amid uncertaintyThe Spanish government is lowering the country's economic growth forecast for 2018 from 2.6 to 2.3 percent, blaming the political uncertainty in Catalonia for the slowdown
The Associated Press7 hours ago
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