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Namibian diamond town opens gates to the publicA diamond-mining town in Namibia that previously restricted visitors has opened to the public in hopes of boosting tourism and diversifying its economy
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A voter casts her ballot in a general election at a polling station in Tokyo Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017. Voting has kicked off for Japan’s general election on Sunday that would most likely hand Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling coalition a win, possibly retaining two-thirds in the parliament. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Exit polls show win for Japanese PM Abe's ruling coalitionExit polls indicate that Japanese voters have returned Prime Minster Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition to power in national elections
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Pliskova beats Williams for first win at WTA FinalsThird-seeded Karolina Pliskova was on top of her game to defeat fifth-seeded Venus Williams 6-2, 6-2 at the WTA Finals on Sunday
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks during a meeting of the Saudi-Iraqi Bilateral Coordination Council with Saudi King Salman and Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, Pool)
US pushes Saudi Arabia, Iraq on united front to counter IranU.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is pressing Saudi Arabia and Iraq to form a united front to counter Iran's growing assertiveness in the Middle East
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US-allied force takes Syria's largest oil field from ISU.S-allied fighters say they captured Syria's largest oil field from the Islamic State group, marking a major advance against the extremists and for now keeping the area out of the hands of pro-government forces
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African rhino injures poacher in rare reversal of fortunesA rhino turned the tables on a suspected poacher in Namibia, charging and injuring the man while he was allegedly tracking it
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Sam Moore walks on stage to perform during a hurricanes relief concert in College Station, Texas, Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017. All five living former U.S. presidents, Democrats Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter and Republicans George H.W. and George W. Bush, joined to support a Texas concert raising money for relief efforts from Hurricane Harvey, Irma and Maria's devastation in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
The Latest: Appeal backed by former presidents raises $31MFour of the five living former presidents have made brief remarks at a concert to benefit victims of hurricanes in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands
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Houston Astros' Justin Verlander hugs Jose Altuve after Game 7 of baseball's American League Championship Series against the New York Yankees Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, in Houston. The Astros won 4-0 to win the series. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
Astros reach World Series, top Yankees 4-0 in Game 7 of ALCSCharlie Morton and Lance McCullers Jr. combined on a three-hitter, Jose Altuve and Evan Gattis homered and the Houston Astros reached the World Series for only the second time, blanking the New York Yankees 4-0 in Game 7 of the AL Championship Series
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Kosovo holds municipal vote; Pristina City Hall is top prizeKosovo is holding municipal elections in a challenging test for the governing center-right governing coalition partners, especially focused at the capital Pristina's city hall.
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  • Police searching for vehicle that fled scene of fatal Virginia crash

    At about 6 a.m., officers responded to Pebble Run Place and Overland Drive in Loudoun County, where the driver of a Jeep Wrangler lost control of his vehicle for unknown reasons, Loudoun police said in a statement. The Jeep rolled several times, and the driver, whose name was not released pending notification of relatives, died at the scene, the statement said. The Washington Post, Thu, Oct 19 2017 @ 12:09 PM
  • Ashburn woman charged with drunk in public following altercation

    An Ashburn woman is behind bars after being charged with drunk in public following a traffic altercation Thursday morning. Loudoun Times, Thu, Oct 19 2017 @ 01:10 PM
  • Man deported 5 times who escaped from ICE in Va. sentenced for assault new

    A man who escaped from Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody on the Dulles Toll Road for several hours in July before being found has been sentenced for assault. Marlon Rivas-Mendez, 28, a Salvadoran national, was sentenced Friday to 18 months in prison. WTOP-FM Washington, Fri, Oct 20 2017 @ 08:48 PM
  • Washington West Film Festival takes place Oct. 25-30

    The Washington West Film Festival - presented by Boeing - is set to take place from Wednesday, Oct. 25 to Monday, Oct. 30, and offer screenings all across Northern Virginia from Reston and Arlington to eastern Loudoun County. Fairfax Times, Fri, Oct 20 2017 @ 01:43 PM
  • Loudoun, Fairfax to submit joint bid for Amazona s second headquarters

    It's deadline day for cities and counties across the country to submit their applications in hopes of landing online retail giant Amazon's much-hyped second headquarters, known as HQ2. Loudoun Times, Thu, Oct 19 2017 @ 09:36 AM
  • Garage door opener burglaries spark warnings from police in Va. new

    A rash of burglaries in Loudoun and Prince William Counties had one thing in common: the crook or crooks got into the houses using a garage door opener. Since Oct. 13, the Loudoun County Sheriff says five burglaries have been reported in the Sterling area, in which residents were home while the suspect used a garage door opener from unlocked cars parked in driveways to gain entry. WTOP-FM Washington, Thu, Oct 19 2017 @ 08:09 AM
  • Slain Muslim teen also was raped, indictment charges

    A 17-year-old girl killed this summer in a case that shook northern Virginia's Muslim community also was raped, according to an indictment handed up Monday by a grand jury in Fairfax County. Darwin Martinez Torres, 22, is accused of abduction, rape, sexual assault and capital murder in the death of Nabra Hassanen, who was attacked and killed early on June 18, as she walked back to a mosque with friends ahead of the daylong Ramadan fast. GantDaily.com, Tue, Oct 17 2017 @ 04:56 PM
  • Company to grow lettuce in Virginia using fish waste

    A company that uses fish waste to grow organic baby lettuce and arugula plans to create 21 new jobs in Northern Virginia. Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe's office announced Friday that Kappa Farms will invest $865,000 to open a new "aquaponics" operation in Loudoun County. Norwalk Citizen News, Mon, Oct 16 2017 @ 02:45 AM
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