Oct. 26 world news summary at 0030 GMT


UNITED NATIONS — The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said Tuesday that the first voluntary returns of six refugee families returning to Myanmar from Thailand began earlier in the day, UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters here.
There are currently more than 100,000 Myanmar refugees living in Thailand, Dujarric said at a daily news briefing here. (UN-Myanmar)
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WASHINGTON — The United States condemns “in the strongest terms” the terrorist attack on a police training academy outside Quetta, Pakistan, the White House said Tuesday.
On Monday night, three terrorists armed with guns and suicide vests attacked the police training academy in Quetta, killing at least 60 people and injuring 117 others. (U.S.-Pakistan-Terror Attack)
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TEHRAN — Iran, Bosnia-Herzegovina on Tuesday agreed for mutual cooperation in the fight against terrorism and extremism, local Tasnim news agency reported.
Officials from the two countries discussed joint action against terrorism and extremism, which are issues of mutual concern and pose a serious threat to the region and the world, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said at a joint press conference with the visiting Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bakir Izetbegovic.(Iran-Bosnia-Herzegovina)
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SAN FRANCISCO — A federal judge based in San Francisco approved on Tuesday a settlement between Volkswagen AG (VW) and U.S. owners of cars made by the U.S. automaker with 2-liter diesel engines dating to 2009.
Under the terms of the settlement approved by Judge Charles Breyer of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, VW will spend up to 10.033 billion U.S. dollars to either buy the polluting vehicles with “defeat devices” back or fix them and compensate about 475,000 U.S. owners.(U.S-Volkswagen)
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ISLAMABAD — One policeman was killed and 10 others were injured in two separate bomb blasts in different areas of Pakistan on Tuesday, local media and officials said.
According to local reports, the first incident took place when policemen were guarding a polio-eradication team that was vaccinating children in Peshawar, leaving one policeman dead and another injured.(Pakistan-Blast) Enditem

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