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Jordan reclaims 2 tracts of land used by Israel

International Desk: Under internal political pressure, King Abdullah II of Jordan said on Sunday that he was cutting off Israelis’ free access to two tracts of land along the border that fall within Jordanian territory, but where Jews historically have had private land use rights.

3 powerful earthquakes strike off coast of Canada

International Desk: Three strong earthquakes, of between 6.5 and 6.8 magnitude, have struck off the coast of the Canadian province of British Columbia, according to the United States Geological Survey.

Gorbachev warns on US nuclear treaty plan

International Desk: Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev says US President Trump's plan to withdraw from a key Cold War nuclear weapons treaty is a reversal of efforts to achieve nuclear disarmament.

Saudis now say journalist was murdered

International Desk: Saudi Arabia says that journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered, blaming a "rogue operation" for a killing that has sparked an international outcry.

Indianapolis zoo lioness kills father of her three cubs

International Desk: A lioness has killed the father of her three cubs in their pen at a zoo in the US, officials say.

Taiwan train derailment leaves 22 dead

International Desk: At least 22 people have been killed and 170 injured in a passenger train derailment in north-east Taiwan.

Jamal Khashoggi: Trump doubts Saudi account of journalist's death

International Desk: President Trump strongly criticized Saudi Arabia’s explanation for the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi late Saturday, saying that “obviously there’s been deception, and there’s been lies.”

US to leave nuclear treaty with Russia

International Desk: The US will withdraw from a landmark nuclear weapons treaty with Russia, President Donald Trump has confirmed.

Suicide blast kills 15 in Kabul

Staff Correspondent: A suicide bomber blew himself up in the Afghan capital on Saturday, killing at least 15 people as voting concluded in parliamentary elections that were overshadowed by the threat of attacks and serious organizational problems.

Chaos erupts as caravan reaches Mexico border

International Desk: Honduran migrants in a massive caravan surged across a bridge leading to Mexico on Friday before they were halted in a chaotic confrontation with a phalanx of Mexican police in riot gear.

Saudi Arabia admits Khashoggi killed in Istanbul consulate

International Desk: Saudi Arabia admitted journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside its consulate in the Turkish city of Istanbul, according to the kingdom's state media.

50 killed as train hits people in India

International Desk: At least 50 people were killed and several injured when a train ran into a crowd watching Dussehra celebrations in Amritsar’s Dhobi Ghat near Jaura Phatak railway crossing in Punjab, According to Hindustan Times.

3 feared dead, 12 buried in Malaysia landslide

International Desk: Three people are feared dead while 12 others are missing when a landslide hit a road project construction site in Jalan Paya Terubong, Relau this afternoon.

Malaysia former deputy prime minister charged with corruption

International Desk: Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, Malaysia's former deputy prime minister, appeared in court in Kuala Lumpur on Friday charged with 45 counts of corruption, the latest senior politician to be charged with suspected graft since May's general election brought the country's first change in government in 60 years.

Trump says Saudi journalist likely dead

International Desk: President Donald Trump said on Thursday he presumes missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is dead and that the U.S. response to Saudi Arabia will likely be “very severe” but that he still wanted to get to the bottom of what exactly happened.