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'Rogue' Brazilian policemen arrested 
  Thu, 08 Oct 2015 23:33:53 GMT 
    Police in Brazil arrest nine of their fellow officers suspected of carrying out a series of killings on the outskirts of Sao Paulo in August.

IS advances on Syria's second city 
  Fri, 09 Oct 2015 17:29:55 GMT 
    Islamic State militants seize control of several villages north of Aleppo, despite both Russian and US air strikes in Syria.

US to abandon training new Syria rebels 
  Fri, 09 Oct 2015 20:42:42 GMT 
    The US is to stop efforts to train new Syrian rebel forces and says it will shift to providing equipment and weapons to existing forces.

Carson defends stance on Nazis and guns 
  Fri, 09 Oct 2015 19:21:42 GMT 
    US Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson sparks controversy suggesting the Holocaust may have been avoided if people were armed.

Canada PM denies Syria refugee 'delays' 
  Fri, 09 Oct 2015 16:38:05 GMT 
    Canadian PM Stephen Harper denies his political staff directly handled Syrian refugee claims but admits to ordering a security "audit" of the process

Week in pictures 
  Fri, 09 Oct 2015 22:34:06 GMT 
    A selection of the best news photographs from around the world taken over the past week.

JJ Valaya: India designer brings royalty to Delhi streets 
  Fri, 09 Oct 2015 23:26:14 GMT 
    Photographs by one of India's best-known fashion designers JJ Valaya, which show models dressed up as characters from the royal courts, and placed in the present-day Delhi, are being exhibited in the Indian capital.

The strange history of North Korea's Communists 
  Fri, 09 Oct 2015 21:14:11 GMT 
    From a political party to a family dictatorship in North Korea

The lost art of getting lost 
  Fri, 09 Oct 2015 22:26:30 GMT 
    The lost art of getting completely and utterly lost

The DC battle to arm Syrian rebels 
  Fri, 09 Oct 2015 23:42:32 GMT 
    The inside struggle to arm Syrian rebels

Politeness and eloquence on the road to Europe 
  Fri, 09 Oct 2015 23:07:01 GMT 
    Politeness and eloquence on the road to Europe

Japan's male-dominated workplace 
  Fri, 09 Oct 2015 17:14:33 GMT 
    Japan's male-dominated workplace is a challenge for women

10 things we didn't know last week 
  Fri, 09 Oct 2015 15:55:47 GMT 
    Elephants almost never get cancer, plus more news nuggets

The country that won't quit smoking 
  Fri, 09 Oct 2015 16:01:31 GMT 
    Why China won't quit its cigarette habit
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