• Thai Rice Farmers Struggle with Dropping Prices

    Thai farmers are facing big losses in revenue with the drop in price of rice across Asia. As Steve Sandford reports from Chiang Mai, Thailand, farmers in the region are not sure who to turn to for help.

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  • Hard-line Muslim Protest Against Christian Jakarta Governor Ends in Violence

    A massive demonstration in Jakarta against the governor turned violent Friday night when protesters burned police cars and officers responded with tear gas and water cannons. Police say at least one person was killed and seven wounded in the violence.

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  • US Adds 161,000 New Jobs Ahead of Election

    The last unemployment report before Americans elect their next president on November 8 shows businesses added 161,000 new non-farm jobs in October, nudging the unemployment rate down to 4.9 percent from 5 percent the previous month.

    The tepid Labor De…

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  • 2 US Trainers Killed in Exchange of Gun Fire at Jordan Air Base

    Two U.S. military trainers were shot dead by Jordanian security forces in an exchange of gun fire at an air base Friday, the Jordanian army said.

    The trainers were in a car that failed to stop at the gate of the base. A third American and a Jordanian officer were wounded in the gun fire at the Al-Jafr air force base in Southern Jordan.

    Jordan is a close ally of the United States.


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  • Museum Honors Presidential Also Rans

    A small town in northwest Kansas is home to a museum honoring those who lost in their bid to become U.S. president.

    For over 50 years, the “They Also Ran” gallery in Norton, Kansas, has been honoring campaign losers by displaying their portraits. Now the tiny museum has readied a place for either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump.

    Museum officials insist the gallery exists not to mock losers but to highlight their spirit and hard work.

    “No one likes the guy who comes in second place,…

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  • Violence Against Muslim Minority and Police in Rakhine State, Myanmar

    Aung San Suu Kyi, de facto leader of the Myanmar, says her government will not blame any group until authorities have all the evidence

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  • Migrant Makeshift Camp Cleared in Northeast Paris

    Hundreds of French police began dismantling a huge migrant camp in northeastern Paris Friday amid a government effort to take refugees off the streets and into shelters.

    Aid groups said at least 3,000 people occupied the camp in the area along a canal between the Stalingrad and Jaures metro stations.

    Scores of migrants held their belongings while waiting to for buses to take them to a center were they could get properly processed.

    “My teams will be on site in the reception centers…

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  • Turkey’s Pro-Kurdish Party Deputies Arrested

    In Turkey, 12 HDP pro-Kurdish parliamentary deputies have been detained, including its co-leaders. The deputies are held as part of anti-terror probes into the Kurdish rebel group the PKK. The arrests have provoked national and international condemnation.   

    Turkish police detained the 12 parliamentary deputies of the pro-Kurdish HDP early Friday. Those in custody include the party’s co-leaders, Selahattin Demirtas and Figen Yuksekdag.

    All were detained for failing to testify…

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  • ‘Humanitarian Pause’ Begins in Aleppo

    A Russian-declared 10-hour cease-fire went into effect in Syria’s embattled city of Aleppo Friday to allow both rebels and civilians to leave the city.

    The chief of Russia’s General Staff, Valery Gerasimov, said earlier this week the moratorium, which was also approved by Syrian officials, was intended to “avoid pointless casualties.” 

    He said rebels would be allowed to leave the city along two new corridors, one leading to the Turkish border and the other to the…

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  • Blast Near Police Headquarters in Turkey Leaves 20 Wounded

    Local Turkish media report at least 20 people were wounded after a large blast rocked Turkey’s mainly Kurdish southeast region Friday.

    The explosion took place outside the police headquarters in the southeastern city of Diyarbakir after authorities detained two co-leaders of the country’s main pro-Kurdish party, along with 11 legislators in a major crackdown on leading Kurds.

    The cause of the explosion was not immediately known. Local media reported that a car bomb could have caused…

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