Iraq

BAGHDAD — Iraq will participate in the international talks about the Syrian crisis which is expected to be held on Oct. 30 in Vienna, a Foreign Ministry official said on Wednesday. (Iraq-Syria)
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IraqANKARA — Turkey confirmed on Wednesday that the IS was behind the twin suicide bombings in the capital Ankara earlier in October that killed 102 people. (Turkey-IS-Bombings)
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KATHMANDU — Nepal’s parliament on Wednesday elected Bidhya Devi Bhandari, Vice Chairperson of the Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist-Leninist), as the country’s first female president.
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ABUJA — A total of 338 hostages held by militant group Boko Haram have been rescued by troops who raided enclaves of the rebels near the Sambisa Forest located in Nigeria’s northeastern state of Borno, the army said on Wednesday. (Nigeria-Boko Haram)
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WASHINGTON — Two U.S. astronauts on Wednesday ventured outside the International Space Station for the first spacewalk of their careers to service and upgrade the orbital laboratory. (U.S.-Astronauts-Spacewalk) Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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