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Somali Pirate Captain Trapped With Promises Of Movie Stardom

Mohamed Abdi Hassan, known as "Afweyne" or Big Mouth, was detained when he arrived at Brussels airport on Saturday with another suspect identified as Mohamed M. A. or "Tiiceey", federal prosecutor Johan Delmulle told a news conference.<p>Tiiceey is a former governor of the Somali region of Himan and …

Africa

Mysterious American Man Found Dead In Egyptian Jail

An American man was found dead in an Egyptian prison cell this weekend. Sophia Jones reports.<p>A U.S. citizen, held under mysterious circumstances in …

Israel says it found ‘terror tunnel’ from inside Gaza

Israel has frozen the transfer of all construction materials into Palestinian territory following the discovery of a mile-long underground passageway stretching from Gaza to Israel, a tunnel officials claim is being used to export terror. NBC’s Geraint Vincent reports.

Israel

This week's 5 best songs

Here's five tracks that Guardian writers have been enjoying recently – discover some new (and old) music, and leave some recommendations of your own<p>What songs have been doing it for you recently? Whether it's a brand new track, something you've just discovered, or an old-favourite you've dug out …

Rand Paul's Muslim-Bashing Speech

The Tea Party senator’s attack on Muslims was nothing short of ‘hate speech,’ says Dean Obeidallah.<p>Was Rand Paul’s most recent, big set-piece speech …

The impending GOP crackup: Will it be Hillary vs Jeb Bush vs Ted Cruz in 2016?

But when major parties split, it can bring havoc to both sides. If the Tea Party bolts, keep an eye on the liberals<p>The first week in October, the U.S. government shut down. The second week in October, it was the Republican Party's turn, with brutal back-to-back polls from Gallup (GOP 28 percent …

Here's The Last Day The Treasury Could Go Without Defaulting If No Debt Ceiling Deal Is Reached

October 17 is the day that the Treasury has said it will hit its borrowing limit, but it won't run out of cash for a few more weeks even if there is no deal by then.<p>In a note to clients, BofA Merrill Lynch interest rate strategist Marcus Huie says November 15 is probably the real drop-dead date for …

Economy

The Senate Is Nearing A Deal To End The Shutdown And Raise The Debt Ceiling

The postponement came about 20 minutes before the meeting was scheduled to start. And it's a good thing, a Senate Democratic leadership aide told Business Insider. It means both sides are making progress toward a deal.<p>"McConnell [is] presenting to his conference, so we'll see if Ted Cruz revolts or …

Affordable Care Act

Voter ID judge’s shocking admission: We got it wrong!

Key jurist who wrote majority opinion in landmark Crawford case now says: “We did not have enough information”<p>This is nothing less than remarkable. The 7th circuit court judge who wrote the majority opinion in the landmark <i>Crawford v. Marion County Election Board</i> case, has now admitted he got it …

US markets in modest decline as threat of debt default sends stocks wavering

Markets which have remained relatively stable throughout the shutdown falter as debt deadline nears<p>Stocks opened modestly on Monday as Wall Street traders continued to respond with patience to the threat of a US default and continued to expect a last-minute deal to allow the Treasury to pay its …

World Cup qualifiers: 10 issues to be decided - in pictures - Telegraph

Soccer

World Cup: Qualified Teams and Play-off Permutations

A total of 18 European teams still have the opportunity to qualify for next summer’s World Cup in Brazil.<p>Five of the UEFA spots have already been filled. Who will join Belgium, Germany, Italy, Netherlands and Switzerland at the sporting world’s grandest carnival?<p>Keeping up with which teams are in …

Korean star Suk-Min Yoon headed to U.S. for tryouts

Major league teams will not have to pay a posting fee to sign the Korean starter.<p>Korean starting pitcher Suk-Min Yoon will travel to Los Angeles to begin the process of trying out for major league teams, the Korean paper Chosun Ilbo reports.<p>Yoon will meet with his agent, Scott Boras, and organize …

The GOP’s Backdoor Impeachment Scheme

Republicans have lost at the ballot box and the Supreme Court, so they’ve decided to nullify President Obama another way: keep his government from …