CBC Slovenia heads to run-off vote in presidential election 2017-10-22T15:40:11.000000000-04:00 Slovenia's President Borut Pahor has acknowledged that a run-off vote will be necessary after the first round of balloting in the country's presidential election. British police end armed hostage-taking at bowling alley 2017-10-22T11:15:28.000000000-04:00 British police ended an armed hostage siege on Sunday, saying there were no casualties after a gunman took two staff members hostage at a bowling alley in a leisure complex in central England. Putin critic Alexei Navalny leaves jail 2017-10-22T09:22:33.000000000-04:00 Alexei Navalny, Russia's most prominent opposition figure, has been released from jail after a 20-day sentence for calling an unauthorized demonstration. Abe to push reform of Japan's pacifist constitution after election win 2017-10-22T08:28:16.000000000-04:00 Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling bloc was headed for a big win in Sunday's election, bolstering his chance of becoming the nation's longest-serving premier and re-energising his push to revise the pacifist constitution. Zimbabwe's Mugabe sidelined as WHO goodwill ambassador after outcry 2017-10-22T08:24:39.000000000-04:00 Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has been removed as a WHO goodwill ambassador, the World Health Organization said on Sunday following an outrage among donors and rights groups at his appointment. Buddhists protest to urge Myanmar not to repatriate Rohingya 2017-10-22T07:40:34.000000000-04:00 Hundreds of Buddhists protested Sunday to urge Myanmar's government not to repatriate the nearly 600,000 minority Rohingya Muslims who have fled to Bangladesh since late August to escape violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state. U.S.-allied forces take Syria's largest oil field from ISIS 2017-10-22T05:48:01.000000000-04:00 U.S.-allied forces in Syria say they've captured the country's largest oil field from ISIS. The Syrian Democratic Forces say they are in full control of the Al-Omar field. New York City braces for influx of Puerto Ricans displaced by Hurricane Maria 2017-10-22T05:00:00.000000000-04:00 New York City officials are bracing for tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans fleeing the devastation of Hurricane Maria. Germany's new facial recognition technology reminiscent of Cold War surveillance for some 2017-10-22T05:00:00.000000000-04:00 Germany is testing out facial-recognition technology at a Berlin train station. The goal is to improve security, but for those who remember the Cold War, it has shades of life under East Germany's notorious secret police, known as the Stasi. Japan heads to polls in snap election 2017-10-21T21:47:08.000000000-04:00 Japanese are voting in a general election that will most likely hand Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition a majority in parliament.