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  1. BRITAIN-EU/PARLIAMENT

    The United Kingdom and the EU said Monday that Brexit talks were making progress — but not yet enough to ensure a deal by the end of the month — as the government tried to look beyond the country's stalled EU exit with a policy platform read by the Queen in Parliament.

  2. SPAIN-ODDLY/

    The Nobel in economics has been awarded to Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer, all based in the U.S., "for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty."

  3. ASIA-STORM/JAPAN

    'There was a huge river flowing in front of me,' said a 74-year-old resident of Nagano after the worst of deadly Typhoon Hagibis passed over the town north of Japan's capital. Residents were waking up to devastation as crews worked to dig through mudslides and search riverbanks for people in the wake of the typhoon, which has left thousands of homes on the country's main island flooded, damaged or without power.

  4. Police Shooting In Home Texas

    A white police officer who shot and killed a black woman inside her Texas home while responding to a neighbour's call about an open front door "didn't have time to perceive a threat" before he opened fire, a lawyer for the woman's family said.

  5. SYRIA-SECURITY/TURKEY-USA

    Russia-backed Syrian forces wasted no time in taking advantage of an abrupt U.S. retreat from Syria on Monday, deploying deep inside Kurdish-held territory south of the Turkish frontier less than 24 hours after Washington announced a full withdrawal.