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Sound 'consistent with an explosion' heard near missing Argentine sub's last known location

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The ARA San Juan, an Argentine navy submarine, vanished a week ago off the coast of Patagonia carrying 44 crew members.
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El Salvador arrests ringleader in black widow killing scheme

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Police in El Salvador have arrested the alleged ringleader of a “black widow” killing scheme that forced women into arranged marriages and made them collect insurance policies on their husbands.
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Honduras president seeks 2nd term despite constitutional ban

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Less than a decade ago, even talk of re-election was enough to get a Honduran president overthrown.
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Zimbabwe’s political drama: What just happened? A timeline

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Zimbabwe is poised to swear in new leader Emmerson Mnangagwa on Friday morning, just two and a half weeks after his firing by longtime President Robert Mugabe. The world’s oldest head of state resigned this week after the military and ruling party turned on him and tens of thousands of Zimbabweans took to the streets. Here’s a timeline of events in a whirlwind drama many people after Mugabe’s 37 years in power never thought they’d see:
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Burma has committed ‘ethnic cleansing,’ U.S. says. Where does Aung San Suu Kyi go from here?

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Burma’s de facto leader has been widely condemned for not using her moral authority to speak out on the Rohingya’s plight and stripped of honors and awards by the international community, which once lionized her.
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Zimbabwe asks if new leader, a Mugabe ally, can bring change

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Zimbabwe’s incoming leader Emmerson Mnangagwa, widely known as the Crocodile, is seen as a smart, ruthless politician, and many question if he will be able to bring the change the country craves.
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The Latest: ‘Explosion” raises fears for Argentine sub

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The Latest on Argentina’s search for a submarine missing with 44 crewmembers aboard (all times local):
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Deep insights into Kim Jong Un’s North Korea, and 4 other global stories

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In this occasional series, The Washington Post brings you up to speed on some of the biggest stories of the week.
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‘Somebody had to tell these stories’: An Iraqi woman’s ordeal as an ISIS sex slave

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Three years after escaping Islamic State militants in northern Iraq, Yazidi human rights activist Nadia Murad has published a harrowing memoir as part of an effort to bring the militants to justice.
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U.S. declares attacks on Burmese Rohingya Muslims ‘ethnic cleansing’

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The statement puts more pressure on authorities in the country amid a massive humanitarian crisis.
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Saudi Arabia just reopened two key ports in Yemen. That won't prevent a famine.

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The country desperately needs large-scale shipments of fuel, food, water and medicine.
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Top executives of U.S.-based Citgo detained in Venezuela corruption probe

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The arrests of the six company officials points to a possible struggle over loyalties in the country.
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U.S. moves toward open-ended presence in Syria after Islamic State is routed

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The administration wants to influence peace talks, but the role could lead to conflict with Syria and Iran.
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Russian hackers are not just scheming elections: British paper says cybercriminals snatched frequent-flier miles

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The London Times says Russian cybercriminals have been enjoying five-star vacations using the frequent-flier miles of unsuspecting British customers
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Catholic school covers 'suggestive' statue of a saint handing a loaf of bread to a boy

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The principal said the school will “substantially alter” the design of the statue.
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Trump says the shoplifting UCLA players faced 10 years in jail. That's wrong.

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The players would most probably have been returned to the U.S., not imprisoned, experts say.
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Who is Emmerson Mnangagwa, Mugabe's successor in Zimbabwe?

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Calling his history checkered would be an understatement.
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Srebrenica holds painful lessons for victims of other ethnic cleansing campaigns

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Ratko Mladic's conviction on Wednesday may be a legal victory, but meanwhile denial of the massacre has reached an unprecedented scale in Serbia.
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Activists build a mini-Holocaust memorial outside German far-right politician's house

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“He should enjoy the view every day when he looks out the window,” one of the project organizers said.
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U.S. declares attacks on Burmese Rohingya Muslims ‘ethnic cleansing’

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The statement puts more pressure on authorities in the country, which is in the midst of a massive humanitarian crisis.
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