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Mediators from the West African regional bloc known as ECOWAS are heading to Burkina Faso in the aftermath of the nation's second coup this year. The delegation going to the capital Ouagadougou includes the former President of Niger, Mahamadou Issoufou. Burkina Faso's former interim leader Lt. Col. Paul Henri Sandaogo Damiba agreed to resign Sunday and left the country for the neighboring nation of Togo. Other elements of the military already had declared late Friday on state television that he was no longer in charge of the country. The junta said Sunday their new leader, Capt. Ibrahim Traore, is now officially Burkina Faso's head of state.

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North Korea has fired two short-range ballistic missiles Saturday, prompting quick, strong condemnation from its rivals. It's the North's fourth round of weapons launches this week and seen as a response to nearby military drills by the U.S. and its allies. Japan, South Korea and the United States each said they detected the two North Korean missile launches. The weapons’ reported low and “irregular” trajectory suggests they were likely nuclear-capable, highly maneuverable missiles. Observers say the missiles are being developed to defeat missile defenses and strike key targets in South Korea, including U.S. military bases there. North Korea has carried out a record number of missile tests this year.

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A United States federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by the Mexican government against U.S. gun manufacturers that argued their commercial practices has led to bloodshed in Mexico. Judge F. Dennis Saylor in Boston ruled Friday that Mexico’s claims did not overcome the broad protection provided gun manufacturers by the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act passed in 2005. The law shields gun manufacturers from damages “resulting from the criminal or unlawful misuse” of a firearm. Mexico’s Foreign Affairs Ministry says it will appeal the decision.

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A TV screen showing a news program reporting about North Korea's missile launch with file imagery, is seen at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. On Saturday, North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles toward its eastern waters, South Korean and Japanese officials said, making it the fourth round of weapons launches this week that are seen as a response to military drills among its rivals. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

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A TV screen showing a news program reporting about North Korea's missile launch with file footage, is seen at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. On Saturday, North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles toward its eastern waters, South Korean and Japanese officials said, making it the fourth round of weapons launches this week that are seen as a response to military drills among its rivals. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

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A TV screen showing a news program reporting about North Korea's missile launch with file footage, is seen at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. On Saturday, North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles toward its eastern waters, South Korean and Japanese officials said, making it the fourth round of weapons launches this week that are seen as a response to military drills among its rivals. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

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A TV screen showing a news program reporting about North Korea's missile launch with file footage, is seen at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. On Saturday, North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles toward its eastern waters, South Korean and Japanese officials said, making it the fourth round of weapons launches this week that are seen as a response to military drills among its rivals. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed treaties to illegally annex parts of Ukraine, while Kyiv has submitted an “accelerated” application to join NATO. At the Kremlin, Putin and the pro-Moscow heads of the four Ukrainian regions inked the treaties in a sharp escalation of the war. The signing came three days after the end of Kremlin-orchestrated “referendums” on joining Russia that Kyiv and the West dismissed as a bare-faced land grab, held at gunpoint and based on lies. NATO's chief said the war is at “a pivotal moment,” and that Putin’s decision was “the most serious escalation" since the war began. Russia pounded Ukrainian cities, with one strike in the Zaporizhzhia region’s capital killing 30 people and wounding 88.