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Cuba acknowledges 'vestiges' of racism, launches program to fight it

1 hour 55 min ago
Cuba's government has launched a program to combat racism, acknowledging that a problem that Fidel Castro tried to eliminate after the 1959 leftist revolution remains unresolved.
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Two dead, nine missing as fishing boat sinks off Morocco

2 hours 2 min ago
A boat capsized off the coast of Morocco's port of Tan Tan, 856 km (537 miles), south of capital Rabat, leaving two fishermen dead while at least nine others were still missing, the fisheries department said late on Friday.
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Bolivia prosecutors probing Morales over accusations he encouraged unrest

2 hours 33 min ago
Bolivia's attorney general said on Friday that his office has opened a probe into former President Evo Morales for alleged sedition and terrorism, related to accusations from the interim government that he has been stirring unrest since resigning.
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Thousands gather for renewed Colombia protests, 3 dead after Thursday marches

3 hours 54 min ago
Colombians gathered for renewed protests on Friday as sporadic looting took place in several parts of the capital Bogota, after mass marches on Thursday ended in three deaths.
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Chile's interior minister: turning down heat on streets won't make us less accountable

3 hours 57 min ago
Chile's interior minister on Friday made an appeal for peace and the "recovery of public order" after a fresh round of protests and riots around the country left shops and public buildings looted and burned, the capital's transport system disrupted and at least 100 more people injured.
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Bolivia's Congress to pass law for new elections on Saturday: lawmaker

4 hours 25 min ago
Bolivia's parliament will pass legislation on Saturday to pave the way for new elections after a deal was reached by top lawmakers of the body's three political parties, a congressman with the party of former president Evo Morales told Reuters.
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Athletics: Russia reinstatement process suspended over AIU charges

4 hours 39 min ago
The global governing body of athletics on Friday suspended the reinstatement process for Russia pending the resolution of charges imposed on its athletics federation for violating anti-doping rules, dealing a blow to the country's Olympic hopes.
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Exclusive: U.S. Navy secretary backs SEAL's expulsion review, despite Trump objection

4 hours 48 min ago
U.S. Navy Secretary Richard Spencer said on Friday a Navy SEAL convicted of battlefield misconduct should face a board of peers weighing whether to oust him from the elite force, despite President Donald Trump's assertion that he not be expelled.
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Protesters left on besieged Hong Kong campus weigh options

4 hours 53 min ago
At least eight protesters who had been holding out at a trashed Hong Kong university surrendered on Friday, while others searched for escape routes past the riot police surrounding the campus.
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Ex-CIA officer sentenced to 19 years in prison for conspiring to spy for China

5 hours 18 min ago
A former CIA case officer was sentenced by a federal judge in Virginia on Friday to serve 19 years in prison, after he pleaded guilty in May to conspiring to become a spy for China, federal prosecutors announced.
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Argentine health chief quits in abortion fight with conservative president

5 hours 24 min ago
Argentina's health secretary resigned on Friday after a protocol he signed the day before, aimed at making abortion more available, was revoked by conservative President Mauricio Macri, less than a month before he is to leave office.
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Trump says administration to take 'good look' at Hong Kong rights bill

5 hours 58 min ago
President Donald Trump said on Friday his administration would take a "good luck" at a Hong Kong bill that passed the U.S. Congress nearly unanimously, as lawmakers awaited his decision on whether he would sign it into law or issue a veto.
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UK Labour leader Corbyn: I would stay neutral in a second Brexit referendum

6 hours 38 min ago
The leader of Britain's opposition Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, said on Friday he would remain neutral in any second Brexit referendum, so he could credibly carry out the result of the vote and unite the country.
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Bolivia's interim government charges Morales with sedition and terrorism

6 hours 48 min ago
Bolivia's interim government filed a criminal complaint on Friday against former President Evo Morales for alleged sedition and terrorism, the interior minister said, as authorities began probes of his allies that they accuse of corruption and fomenting unrest.
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UK Conservative lead over Labour narrows to 10 points: Panelbase poll

7 hours 42 min ago
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party has seen its lead narrow to 10 points over the opposition Labour Party, according to a poll by Panelbase released on Friday, the first time the lead has shrunk in one of its recent surveys.
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China envoy warns of 'very bad damage' if Canada follows U.S. lead on Hong Kong

7 hours 47 min ago
China's new ambassador to Canada on Friday warned Ottawa not to follow the U.S. lead and formally back protesters in Hong Kong, saying such a move would cause "very bad damage" to already poor ties with Beijing.
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Honduran migrant sent back under new U.S. deal resigned to fate for now

7 hours 51 min ago
The first Honduran migrant sent back home under new restrictions pushed by U.S. President Donald Trump expressed sadness and confusion over his whirlwind repatriation on Friday, resigned for now to his failure to join relatives living in America.
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South Africa blocks arms sales to Saudi and UAE in inspection row

7 hours 56 min ago
South Africa is blocking arms sales to countries including Saudi Arabia and the UAE in an inspections dispute, endangering billions of dollars of business and thousands of jobs in its struggling defense sector, according to industry officials.
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Just in time for Christmas, wooden manger relics heading from Rome to Bethlehem: Palestinians

8 hours 12 min ago
Wooden relics said to be from the manger that held the infant Jesus will be returned from Rome to Bethlehem in time for the Christmas season, Palestinian officials said on Friday.
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Lebanese protesters pack streets to mark independence day

8 hours 22 min ago
Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets in Lebanon on Friday to mark independence day with a fresh wave of demonstrations against a ruling elite accused of rampant corruption and steering the country into deep crisis.
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