Saudis and Extremism: ‘Both the Arsonists and the Firefighters’

By SCOTT SHANE 2016-08-26T00:00:00-5:00 - Critics see Saudi Arabia’s export of a rigid strain of Islam as contributing to terrorism, but the kingdom’s influence depends greatly on local conditions.
Saudis and Extremism: ‘Both the Arsonists and the Firefighters’
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Besieged Town of Daraya Agrees to Surrender to Syrian Government

By ANNE BARNARD and HWAIDA SAAD 2016-08-26T00:00:00-5:00 - As the rebel-held town planned for the evacuation of its 8,000 remaining residents, a bombing that killed 14 in Aleppo served as a reminder of what Daraya had faced for four years.
Besieged Town of Daraya Agrees to Surrender to Syrian Government
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Tensions Rise Between Iran and U.S. in Persian Gulf

By RICK GLADSTONE 2016-08-26T00:00:00-5:00 - American military officials reported four potentially dangerous episodes in the Gulf this week between United States and Iranian naval vessels.
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Hopes Dim for Survivors of Italy Quake; Death Toll Stands at 250

By ELISABETTA POVOLEDO 2016-08-26T00:00:00-5:00 - In the devastated town of Amatrice, a row of gray tents has been serving as a makeshift morgue.
Hopes Dim for Survivors of Italy Quake; Death Toll Stands at 250
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Russia, Fuming at Paralympics Ban, Steps Up Campaign Against Whistle-Blower

By ANDREW HIGGINS 2016-08-26T00:00:00-5:00 - The authorities are hounding the whistle-blower doctor in the doping scandal and spinning elaborate conspiracy theories — anything but admitting their own misdeeds.
Russia, Fuming at Paralympics Ban, Steps Up Campaign Against Whistle-Blower
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With Invasion of Syria, Erdogan Shows His New Power Over Turkey’s Military

By TIM ARANGO 2016-08-26T00:00:00-5:00 - The failed coup in Turkey and the purge that followed appear to have enhanced President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s control of the military.
With Invasion of Syria, Erdogan Shows His New Power Over Turkey’s Military
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Brazilian Police Recommend Charges Against Ryan Lochte

By VINOD SREEHARSHA 2016-08-26T00:00:00-5:00 - The American swimmer could be charged with giving false testimony in connection with claims that he was robbed at gunpoint during the Rio Olympics.
Brazilian Police Recommend Charges Against Ryan Lochte
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Ex-Military Officers Convicted of Human Rights Crimes During Argentina Dictatorship

By JONATHAN GILBERT 2016-08-26T00:00:00-5:00 - The 38 former officials were tried in the kidnapping, torture and killing of several hundred victims under a government in power from 1976 to 1983.
Ex-Military Officers Convicted of Human Rights Crimes During Argentina Dictatorship
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Aching for Peace, but Also Justice, Colombians Weigh Deal With FARC

By NICHOLAS CASEY 2016-08-26T00:00:00-5:00 - The fate of a deal to end Colombia’s long war is in the hands of voters who nurse deep wounds and have ample reason to be suspicious of the rebels’ promises.
Aching for Peace, but Also Justice, Colombians Weigh Deal With FARC
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Attack at University in Kabul Shatters a Sense of Freedom

By MUJIB MASHAL, MOHAMAD FAHIM ABED and ZAHRA NADER 2016-08-26T00:00:00-5:00 - Men with rifles and grenades put the American University of Afghanistan, an oasis from violence, through an ordeal that lasted nearly 10 hours and claimed 13 lives.
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At Least 7 Dead as Shabab Militants Attack Restaurant in Somali Capital

By HUSSEIN MOHAMED 2016-08-26T00:00:00-5:00 - The Shabab have carried out a series of deadly attacks in Somalia to try to topple the Western-backed government of the country.
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VW to Pay $1.2 Billion to U.S. Dealers Hurt by Diesel Scandal

By NEAL E. BOUDETTE 2016-08-26T00:00:00-5:00 - The settlement, still subject to a federal judge’s approval, is meant to address lost sales and the declining value of Volkswagen dealerships.
VW to Pay $1.2 Billion to U.S. Dealers Hurt by Diesel Scandal
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Some Villages in Italy May Never Recover From Earthquake

By GAIA PIANIGIANI 2016-08-26T00:00:00-5:00 - For some of the smallest mountain towns, where homes have been leveled and lives lost, displaced residents face the possible elimination of the towns themselves.
Some Villages in Italy May Never Recover From Earthquake
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Kenya Disbands Olympic Committee, Citing Disorganization

By JEFFREY GETTLEMAN 2016-08-26T00:00:00-5:00 - Kenya’s stellar performance in Rio was marred by a doping scandal, poor treatment of athletes and missing athletic gear.
Kenya Disbands Olympic Committee, Citing Disorganization
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Brazil’s Next Must-Watch Event: A President’s Impeachment Trial

By SIMON ROMERO 2016-08-26T00:00:00-5:00 - The Senate began its impeachment trial of President Dilma Rousseff, who was suspended in May facing charges of manipulating the federal budget.
Brazil’s Next Must-Watch Event: A President’s Impeachment Trial
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World Bank President Jim Yong Kim Is Nominated for a Second Term

By JACKIE CALMES 2016-08-26T00:00:00-5:00 - Despite persistent complaints from staff members about Jim Yong Kim’s leadership, the United States has tapped him for another five-year term.
World Bank President Jim Yong Kim Is Nominated for a Second Term
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U.N. Rights Official Calls for Inquiry Into Abuses in Yemen Conflict

By NICK CUMMING-BRUCE 2016-08-26T00:00:00-5:00 - The move, accompanying a report by investigators, revives a proposal that Saudi Arabia and the Yemeni government it supports have fiercely resisted.
U.N. Rights Official Calls for Inquiry Into Abuses in Yemen Conflict
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On Argentina Plains, Hunters Feel Besieged by Critics ‘Made of Asphalt’

By JONATHAN GILBERT 2016-08-26T00:00:00-5:00 - Threats to a hunting tradition emerge as animal rights activists, buoyed by their growing clout, say the time has come to put an end to boar hunts.
On Argentina Plains, Hunters Feel Besieged by Critics ‘Made of Asphalt’
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North Korea Unveils Netflix-Like Service With Propaganda on Demand

By PATRICK BOEHLER and CHOE SANG-HUN 2016-08-26T00:00:00-5:00 - Manbang, as it is called, will allow people to watch their country “make a leap forward every day, every hour,” Korean Central Television said.
North Korea Unveils Netflix-Like Service With Propaganda on Demand
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Driver in Japan Playing Pokémon Go Kills Pedestrian

By JONATHAN SOBLE 2016-08-26T00:00:00-5:00 - The death of a 72-year-old woman struck by a cargo van is the first in Japan, and it follows numerous mishaps around the world as the game became popular.
Driver in Japan Playing Pokémon Go Kills Pedestrian
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Sonia Rykiel, Fashion Designer for the ‘Fragile, but Strong,’ Dies at 86

By ROBERT D. McFADDEN 2016-08-26T00:00:00-5:00 - Based in Paris, she made fashions for women, like herself, who were proud of their pregnancies, sophisticated about sex and too busy to fuss over the latest fads.
Sonia Rykiel, Fashion Designer for the ‘Fragile, but Strong,’ Dies at 86
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Holy Water for Pilgrims, via the Mail

By KAUSHIK SWAMINATHAN 2016-08-26T00:00:00-5:00 - The Indian postal service is using its offices to deliver holy water from the Ganges River, which is usually collected after a barefoot pilgrimage.
Holy Water for Pilgrims, via the Mail
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What Poor Nations Need to Get By: Money From Migrants

By SOMINI SENGUPTA 2016-08-25T00:00:00-5:00 - Remittances from workers abroad are so important to some countries that one-third of their economies may depend on it, the World Bank says.
What Poor Nations Need to Get By: Money From Migrants
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Air New Zealand Posts Record Profit but Warns of Competition

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 2016-08-26T02:01:25-5:00 - New Zealand's national airline on Friday posted a record profit thanks to surging tourism and lower fuel costs, but warned it expected increased competition from rival international carriers in the year ahead.
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Car Bomb Attack in Turkey Kills 8 Police; 45 Wounded

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 2016-08-26T01:49:43-5:00 - Turkey's state-run news agency says at least eight police officers have been killed in a car-bomb attack targeting a checkpoint in southeast Turkey.
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UN Official: For Afghan Women 'Glass Is Half Full'

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 2016-08-26T02:17:22-5:00 - As the United States prepared to invade Taliban-ruled Afghanistan 15 years ago, then-First Lady Laura Bush took over her husband's weekly radio address to tell the American people that part of the reason for going to war after the attacks of September 11, 2001, was to liberate Afghan women from the brutality that had been forced on them by the extremists' regime.
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Hungary to Build Second Fence on Border With Serbia to Keep Out Migrants

By REUTERS 2016-08-26T02:20:54-5:00 - Hungary plans to build a second barrier on its southern border with Serbia to keep out migrants, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban told public radio on Friday.
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America’s Retreat and the Agony of Aleppo

By ROGER COHEN 2016-08-26T00:30:00-5:00 - American power has lost credibility, moral conviction has eroded, and a Syrian city bleeds to death.
America’s Retreat and the Agony of Aleppo
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A Complicated Alliance With Turkey

By THE EDITORIAL BOARD 2016-08-26T00:00:00-5:00 - The Obama administration is right to focus on combating ISIS and keeping relations with Ankara from deteriorating further.
A Complicated Alliance With Turkey
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Colombia’s Remarkable Peace Process

By THE EDITORIAL BOARD 2016-08-26T00:00:00-5:00 - A landmark agreement between the government and a guerrilla group gives Colombians a way to start relegating this war to the history books.
Colombia’s Remarkable Peace Process
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