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UN: September deadliest for civilians in Yemen but new hope


Protests spread across Lebanon over proposed new taxes
Lebanon erupted in protests Thursday over the government's plans to impose new taxes amid a severe economic crisis, with people taking their anger out on politicians they accuse of corruption and decades of mismanagement. The protests started with few dozen people gathering in central Beirut and quickly escalated into some of the largest demonstrations since an uprising over a garbage crisis in 2015 with thousands holding scattered protests across the country. Hundreds of people gathered near the government headquarters and parliament building in central Beirut where riot police were deployed.

US hails Turkish cease-fire; Kurds must vacate border area
The U.S. and Turkey agreed Thursday to a cease-fire in the Turks' deadly attacks on Kurdish fighters in northern Syria, requiring the Kurds to vacate the area in an arrangement that largely solidifies Turkey's position and aims in the weeklong conflict. After negotiations with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence hailed the five-day cease-fire as the way to end the bloodshed caused by Turkey's invasion.

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Mahomes, Chiefs hit the road in search of answers
The Chiefs have lost two in a row, and have a tough road game on Thursday in Denver.

NFL rumors: Patriots had these three players in for workouts Wednesday
The New England Patriots were busy working out three more players at Gillette Stadium on Wednesday. ESPN's Mike Reiss reported the Patriots worked out tight end/fullback Orson Charles, fullback Ricky Ortiz and running back/fullback George Aston. All three of these players have experience playing fullback, which is notable when you consider the Patriots have placed fullbacks James Develin and Jakob Johnson on injured reserve in recent weeks.

Astros, Yankees lineups for ALCS Game 4
The Yankees aim to even the ALCS at two games apiece with a win in Game 4 of the ALCS on Thursday night at home against the Astros.

Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines
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Sparse trailer for Kanye West Imax film released
A brief trailer for rapper Kanye West's Imax film "Jesus is King" came out Thursday, as tickets went on sale for limited screenings starting next week. Rather than release the album, West has been touring the United States and doing pop-up stagings of his "Sunday Service," his performance series that includes gospel choirs and a dose of Christian spirituality. West first publicly performed a Sunday Service at April 2019's Coachella festival, having previously held them only for select guests, mostly celebrities.

Mexico breaks ground on new airport project outside capital
Mexico broke ground Thursday on a project to supplement the capital's overtaxed international airport, finally making headway on a controversial alternative to another, equally controversial one that was scrapped last year after being about a third built. Bulldozers cleared earth at the site of the Santa Lucia air base north of Mexico City, and a backhoe scooped the soil into the backs of military-green trucks as President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, top government officials and armed forces brass looked on. A video showed a rendering of the envisioned facility, which involves converting Santa Lucia for civilian use and building two additional landing strips and which the president vowed to inaugurate in spring 2022.

Energy Secretary Perry resigning at end of year, Trump says
Energy Secretary Rick Perry will leave his job by the end of the year, President Donald Trump said Thursday. Perry, 69, a former Texas governor, has been energy secretary since March 2017, making him one of the longest-serving members of Trump's Cabinet, which has seen huge turnover. Trump told reporters he "knew six months ago" that Perry wanted to leave by the end of the year.

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Romney speculates Turkey called Trump's bluff: 'Are we so weak and inept?'
The Utah senator delivers an impassioned speech on the Senate floor that accuses the president of betraying American values.

China detains 2 US citizens who ran teaching program
China said Thursday it detained two U.S. citizens on suspicion of organizing others to illegally cross the border, amid sharpening tensions between the sides over trade, technology and other sensitive issues. Police in the eastern province of Jiangsu arrested Alyssa Petersen and Jacob Harlan on Sept. 27 and Sept. 29, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said. "The department handling the case has informed the U.S. Consulate General in Shanghai in a timely manner, arranged U.S. diplomats to conduct consular visits and protected the legitimate rights and interests of the two," Geng said at a regular press briefing.

Buttigieg, O'Rourke clash over assault-rifle buyback plan
At Tuesday night’s Democratic primary debate, presidential candidates Beto O’Rourke and Pete Buttigieg escalated their disagreement over O’Rourke’s proposal for mandatory buybacks of assault weapons.

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