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Italians vote in autonomy referendums in shadow of Catalonia crisis
MILAN (Reuters) - Two wealthy regions of northern Italy began voting on Sunday in referendums for autonomy, ballots that could fan regional tensions in Europe at a time when neighboring Spain is striving to prevent Catalonia from breaking away.
RPT-Death of a blogger casts shadow over murky Malta
VALLETTA, Oct 20 (Reuters) - Daphne Caruana Galizia posted two items last Monday on her popular blog, one ridiculing Malta's opposition leader for having rounded shoulders, the other denouncing a senior government official as a "crook".
U.S.-backed militias seize key oil field in east Syria: SDF
BEIRUT (Reuters) - U.S.-backed militias said they captured Syria's largest oil field on Sunday, pressing their assault against Islamic State in the east of the country.
Russia accuses U.S.-led coalition of 'barbaric' bombing of Syria's Raqqa
MOSCOW, Oct 22 (Reuters) - Russia accused the U.S.-led coalition in Syria on Sunday of wiping the city of Raqqa "off the face of the earth" with carpet bombing in the same way the United States and Britain had bombed Germany's Dresden in 1945.
Putin critic Navalny released after 20-day detention
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny said on social media on Sunday he had been released from detention after spending around three weeks in jail.
Henkel may make U.S. acquisitions: CEO in newspaper
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German consumer goods group Henkel
may further expand its business in the United States via acquisitions, Chief Executive Hans van Bylen told Welt am Sonntag in an interview.
Exclusive: Returning Rohingya may lose land, crops under Myanmar plans
SITTWE, Myanmar (Reuters) - Rohingya Muslims who return to Myanmar after fleeing to Bangladesh are unlikely to be able to reclaim their land, and may find their crops have been harvested and sold by the government, according to officials and plans seen by Reuters.
In Beirut, play about Syria's war gets as close to home as it can
BEIRUT, Oct 22 (Reuters) - A play about Syria's war, told through one family's tragedy, made its Lebanon debut on Friday, the closest it will ever get to being staged on home soil, its Syrian director said.
Polls open as Slovenian president runs for his second mandate
LJUBLJANA (Reuters) - Polls opened in the Slovenian presidential election on Sunday with incumbent President Borut Pahor running for his second five-year mandate against eight other candidates.
UPDATE 1-Golf-U.S. PGA Tour CJ Cup scores
Oct 22 (Gracenote) - Scores from the U.S. PGA Tour CJ Cup at the par-72 course on Sunday in Jeju
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