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KABUL (Reuters) - Restoring Afghanistan's Buddhist artifacts that were destroyed by the Taliban 18 years ago is like working on a 1,500-year-old jigsaw puzzle, say conservators working on the latest restoration project.
BEIRA, Mozambique (Reuters) - The face of President Filipe Nyusi beams from flags billowing across Mozambique's city of Beira, where T-shirts and posters colour the streets with his Frelimo party's signature red in what is usually an opposition stronghold.
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A U.S. diplomatic team that was working on stabilisation projects in northeast Syria has left the country, a U.S. official said on Monday, a day after Washington said it was withdrawing 1,000 troops from Syria.
LONDON (Reuters) - South Africa is working to restore its institutions and secure private investment in order to grow the economy, President Cyril Ramaphosa told the Financial Times Africa Summit in London on Monday.
QUITO (Reuters) - Ecuador's President Lenin Moreno said he struck a deal late on Sunday with indigenous leaders who have mobilized thousands of protesters against a decree that slashed fuel subsidies, agreeing to replace it with one that does more to help the most needy.
WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland's ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party won a majority in Sunday's parliamentary election, securing a second four-year term to continue reforms that have put it on a collision course with Brussels.
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian government forces have deployed to Ain Issa in northern Syria, the Syrian Observatory said on Monday, to the frontlines of territory where Turkish forces have mounted an invasion since last week.
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's recently appointed justice minister resigned on Monday saying a graft scandal swirling around his family had become a political burden for President Moon Jae-in's government.
Large number of US citizens demonstrated against the war in Iraq (and the possible war in Iran) during this October weekend. Massive turnout in Boston and San Fransisco, and also in Chicago, LA and DC people took to the streets. The message was: NO more war in Iraq! NO to a war with Iran!