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2 November 2017 4:03 PM CIA releases 47,000 bin Laden files, renewing interest in Iran links

Material also contains video of late militant leader's son and possible successor The CIA's release of documents seized during the 2011 raid that killed al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden has led to renewed questions about Iran's support of the extremist network leading up to the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. U.S. intelligence officials and prosecutors have long said Iran formed 1153

2 November 2017 7:30 AM 100 Days To Go To Pyeongchang 2018

International Stadium Yokohama will be the heart of the 2019 Rugby World Cup, it emerged today as the match schedules were released. Four pool matches will be held at the Stadium located 40 kilometres outside Japan's capital Tokyo. They will involve matches between New Zealand and South Africa, Ireland and Scotland, England and France, and Japan and Scotland 791

31 October 2017 4:08 PM 'We are 100% still in the race'

IRFU chief executive Philip Browne believes Ireland are "100% still in the race" to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup despite the publication of a review which recommended South Africa for the tournament. A technical review group scored each of the bids from Ireland, South Africa and France on five criteria which consist of; finance and tournament guarantees 215

31 October 2017 12:15 PM Rugby World Cup 2023: South Africa, not Ireland, chosen as preferred bid

Irish hopes of hosting the Rugby World Cup in 2023 received a major setback this morning when World Rugby recommended South Africa, ahead of France and Ireland, to stage the tournament. No matter how much Dick Spring, the chairman of Ireland’s bid, tried to sugarcoat the news - and notwithstanding the fact there is a difference between a recommendation 194

31 October 2017 12:14 PM South Africa set to host 2023 Rugby World Cup after bid is recommended ahead of rivals France and Ireland

South Africa have taken a giant step towards earning the right to host the 2023 World Cup, after having their bid recommended ahead of rivals France and Ireland. World Rugby will confirm that a painstaking process of auditing the three candidate countries has concluded with a decision to nominate the 'Rainbow Nation' – who last staged the global showpiece 185

31 October 2017 12:14 PM 'SA counting on member countries'

South Africa’s Sports Minister Thulas Nxesi said while the recommendation by World Rugby that South Africa should host the 2023 Rugby World Cup was not a formality, he expected the member countries of World Rugby to “follow the processes” to confirm South Africa as the host. South Africa was named as the preferred host for the 2023 Rugby World Cup by an independent 220

31 October 2017 12:32 AM Who’s who in the George Papadopoulos court documents

Newly released court documents show that Trump foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos communicated with several senior campaign officials about his outreach to the Russian government over a period of months. The recipients of Papadopoulos’s emails are not named in the filings, but The Washington Post has identified several individuals based on interviews 180

26 October 2017 10:00 AM North Korea’s nuclear tests could collapse the mountain hosting them, and 5 other global stories

In this occasional series, The Washington Post brings you up to speed on some of the biggest stories of the week. First up: After six tests, the mountain hosting North Korea’s nuclear blasts may be exhausted. Have North Korea’s nuclear tests become so big that they're altering the geological structure of the land? Some analysts now see signs that Mount 122

24 October 2017 12:47 AM Remarks by President Trump and PM Lee in joint statements

WASHINGTON: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and US President Donald Trump on Monday (Oct 23) made joint statements at the White House after witnessing the signing of a US$14 billion deal between Singapore Airlines and Boeing. Speaking at the Rose Garden, the leaders reaffirmed a "robust partnership" between the countries and outlined key areas of cooperation 121

20 October 2017 7:56 AM After six tests, the mountain hosting North Korea’s nuclear blasts may be exhausted

TOKYO — Have North Korea’s nuclear tests become so big that they’ve altered the geological structure of the land? Some analysts now see signs that Mount Mantap, the 7,200-foot-high peak under which North Korea detonates its nuclear bombs, is suffering from “tired mountain syndrome.” The mountain visibly shifted during the last nuclear test, an enormous 104