This week around the world: Sept. 26–Oct. 2

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Sept. 26, 2016 Columbia
Voters rejected historic peace deal put forward by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia and the Colombian government, which would have put an end to the 52-year civil war. If the deal passes, voters will expect tougher sanctions against FARC members, assurance they will integrate into Colombian society, and equal consequences under the law.

Sept. 30, 2016 Israel
World leaders gathered to pay respects to Israeli ex-President Shimon Peres on Friday morning. The audience included President Barack Obama and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. Peres was a longtime advocate of a two-state Israeli-Palestinian solution and will be remembered for his enduring quest to find peaceful solutions for the two nations.

Oct. 2, 2016 France
Kim Kardashian was robbed of jewelry worth nearly $9 million at gunpoint by two men dressed as police officers. French authorities are investigating the incident.

Oct. 2, 2016 Philippines
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte apologized on Sunday after a speech on Sept. 30 compared his war on drugs to Hitler’s Holocaust, remarking, “Hitler massacred three million Jews…there’s three million drug addicts. There are. I’d be happy to slaughter them.”

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