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2016 US elections

Photo: Black Lives Matter demonstration at Hofstra University ahead of presidential debate - @DaisyMaeLove

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Azerbaijan constitutional referendum

Editor's note: Polls have now closed in Azerbaijan, where a referendum was held today on whether to extend presidential terms from five to seven years. Russian media agency Interfax is reporting, citing exit polling, that the measure has passed by about 80 percent. We are watching for an official tally from the Central Elections Commission. - Tricia

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2016 US elections

Photo: Donald Trump supporter Bobby Knight in presidential debate media room at Hofstra University - @jamiedupree

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Protests against Congo constitutional reform

Last week's militia clashes in Central Democratic Republic of Congo killed 49, including 16 police, Kasai governor says - Reuters

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2016 US elections

Report: Clinton, Trump campaigns did not sign pre-debate memorandum of understanding, which were used in past election years, sources tell NBC News

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2016 US elections

Editor's note: Who is responsible for fact-checking a candidate's statements has become a focus ahead of tonight's U.S. presidential debate. Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton's campaign has said moderators should intervene if lies are said during debates, CNN reports. However, the Commission on Presidential Debates and GOP nominee Donald Trump's campaign argue that candidates should be fact-checking each other. Politico reports that Bloomberg TV will conduct on-screen fact checks while candidates are on stage, while other networks will analyze statements following the debate. - Stephanie

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North Korea nuclear program

US announces sanctions against Chinese firm company Dandong Hongxiang Industrial Development Co. Ltd., accused of ties to North Korean nuclear program - Politico

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Colombian conflict

Secretary of State Kerry says US not yet ready to remove Colombia's FARC rebels from terrorism list, will review as peace accord implemented - Reuters

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Spanish general election 2016

Head of Spain's Socialist calls for leadership race to review party's position on whether to allow minority government or force 3rd election - Reuters

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Big Pine Key, FL, US

US Coast Guard searching for survivors after 3 men found near Big Pine Key, Fla., say they were on boat carrying 23 Cuban migrants that capsized Wednesday

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Canada

Iran foreign minister quoted in state media as saying Canadian-Iranian academic Homa Hoodfar, detained in Tehran since June, has been released - Globe and Mail

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2016 US elections

Photo: Spin room at the first presidential debate site at Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY., with Hillary Clinton's campaign on the left and Donald Trump's on the right - @gdebenedetti

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2016 US elections

Trump, Clinton deadlocked 46-46 in a two-way contest in Bloomberg poll; Trump leads 43-41 after including third-party candidates - Bloomberg

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Turkey

Turkey remains determined to sustain structural reforms, says deputy prime minister - Reuters

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Syrian Civil War

Moscow slams US, UK for 'unacceptable' UN statements on Syria - AFP

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Australia

Australia loses its bid to stop the Hague investigating its maritime border dispute with East Timor - ABC News 24

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Nepal

3 killed and 3 others including former government minister missing in Nepal car crash - dpa

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United Kingdom

Labour Party to announce it will ban fracking if it wins the next UK general election - Sky News

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Azerbaijan constitutional referendum

Voter turnout in Azerbaijani constitutional referendum nears 13% after 2 hours, Central Election Commission says - Interfax

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European migrant crisis

France's President Hollande calls on UK to 'play its part' in resolving migrant crisis, says Calais 'Jungle' camp must be 'completely dismantled' - AFP

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