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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, meets with Saudi Arabia's King Salman in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Tuesday Oct. 16, 2018. Pompeo met on Tuesday with Saudi Arabia's King Salman over the disappearance and alleged slaying of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi, who vanished two weeks ago during a visit to the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. (Leah Millis/Pool via AP)

Mike Pompeo meets Saudi king over Khashoggi’s disappearance

- Associated Press

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met on Tuesday with Saudi Arabia’s King Salman over the disappearance and alleged slaying of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi, who vanished two weeks ago during a visit to the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul.

In this April 4, 2013, file photo, a mining dumper truck hauls coal at Cloud Peak Energy's Spring Creek strip mine near Decker, Mont. The Trump administration is considering using West Coast military bases or other federal properties as transit points for shipments of U.S. coal and natural gas to Asia. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown, File)

U.S. eyes military bases for coal, gas exports

- Associated Press

The Trump administration is considering using West Coast military bases or other federal properties as transit points for shipments of U.S. coal and natural gas to Asia as officials seek to bolster the domestic energy industry and circumvent environmental opposition to fossil fuel exports, according to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and two Republican lawmakers.

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FILE - In this March 8, 2017, photo, Zhang Yang, left, the then-head of China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) political affairs department and Fang Fenghui, right, the then-chief of the general staff of the Chinese People's Liberation Army attend China's National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. China's ruling Communist Party on Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018, has expelled Zhang, a former top general who killed himself during a corruption probe and indicted another Fang, on graft charges amid a continuing crackdown on military malfeasance. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)

China party expels general who killed self, indicts another

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China's ruling Communist Party has expelled a former top general who killed himself during a corruption probe and indicted another on graft charges amid President Xi Jinping's continuing crackdown on military malfeasance.

Ethiopia's new Cabinet 50 percent women, including defense

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Ethiopia's new Cabinet is now a record 50 percent female, including the country's first woman defense minister, after lawmakers on Tuesday unanimously approved the nominations put forward by reformist Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.

Iran media: Militants abduct 14 border guards in the south

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Militants in Iran abducted 14 members of a border security force near the Pakistan border on Tuesday, Iranian media reported, in the latest blow to the country's powerful Revolutionary Guard.

Navy veteran to stay in Utah jail in ricin-letter case

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A Navy veteran in Utah will stay behind bars after being charged with sending letters to President Donald Trump and other leaders containing substance from which the poison ricin is derived.

FILE - In this April 18, 2018 file photo, two South Korean soldiers, center and left, and U.S. soldier, right, stand in the southern side during a press tour at the border village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone, South Korea. North and South Korea and the U.S.-led United Nations Command on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, are meeting to discuss efforts to disarm a military zone the rivals control within their shared border under a peace agreement between the Koreas. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)

Koreas, US-led UN Command discuss disarming border area

- Associated Press

The rival Koreas and the U.S.-led United Nations Command met Tuesday to discuss efforts to disarm a military zone the rivals control within their shared border under a peace agreement between the two countries.

Microsoft co-founder, philanthropist Paul Allen dies at 65

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Paul G. Allen, who co-founded Microsoft with his childhood friend Bill Gates before becoming a billionaire philanthropist who invested in conservation, space travel, arts and culture and professional sports, died Monday. He was 65.

FILE - In this Thursday, June 29, 2017 file photo, Serbian Defense Minister Aleksandar Vulin attends a government swearing in ceremony at the Serbian Parliament building, in Belgrade, Serbia. Serbia's pro-Russian defense minister Vulin on Monday Oct. 15, 2018, has denounced the U.S. ambassador to Serbia as arrogant for saying the former Serbian province of Kosovo is a sovereign state.  (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic, File)

Serb official denounces US ambassador over Kosovo

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Serbia's pro-Russia defense minister denounced the U.S. ambassador to Serbia and suggested he should be thrown out of the country Monday for calling the former Serbian province of Kosovo a sovereign state.