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Two Buddhist monks shot dead in Thailand's restive south

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 12:26
Unknown gunmen shot dead two Buddhist monks and injured two others on Friday at a temple in the southern Thai province of Narathiwat, which has a mainly ethnic Malay, Muslim population.
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Brazil agriculture minister wants to open indigenous land to commercial farming

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 12:25
Brazil should open indigenous land to commercial farming, Agriculture Minister Tereza Cristina Dias said on Friday, while also seeking to soften many of President Jair Bolsonaro's controversial stances on native people and the environment.
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Top North Korea envoy meets Pompeo for new nuclear talks

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 11:49
A top North Korean nuclear envoy began a new round of talks with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and could also meet President Donald Trump at the White House on Friday during a visit aimed at clearing the way for a second U.S.-North Korea summit.
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North Korean diplomat arrives in Sweden to discuss U.S. deadlock

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 11:49
North Korean vice foreign minister Choe Son Hui has arrived in Sweden to take part in roundtable talks, Sweden's foreign ministry said on Friday, amid stepped up international efforts to end the stand-off between the United States and North Korea.
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Luxembourg's Asselborn says only second referendum would merit Brexit delay

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 11:47
Luxembourg's veteran foreign minister Jean Asselborn on Friday said only a move toward a second referendum could win Britain a delay of the current Brexit date at the end of March.
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Hundreds detained after Zimbabwe protests as U.N. denounces crackdown

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 11:43
Hundreds of Zimbabweans arrested during anti-government protests were detained on Friday on public order charges, as the United Nations urged an end to a brutal security crackdown and an internet blackout.
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Man sets himself ablaze in central Prague square

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 11:40
A man set himself on fire in a central Prague square on Friday as Czechs marked the 50th anniversary of a student's self-immolation in protest at the Soviet invasion that crushed the Prague Spring.
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Huawei Polish unit executive says he is not guilty of spying charges

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 11:39
A Chinese executive of Huawei arrested earlier this month in Poland on suspicion of spying said on Friday he was not guilty in the case, which has drawn attention to what some Western countries say is a security risk from the world's biggest telecoms equipment company.
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Russia says new U.S. missile strategy will unleash arms race in space

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 11:23
Russia said on Friday Washington's new missile defense strategy would lead to a dangerous arms race in space and amounts to a relaunch of the Cold War-era "Star Wars" program.
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Missing ex-Interpol chief's wife wants asylum in France

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 11:20
Grace Meng, wife of missing former Interpol chief Meng Hongwei, applied for asylum in France fearing for her life, her lawyer said on Friday.
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Dutch PM to May: difficult to 'tweak' rejected Brexit deal

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 11:17
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on Friday he had told his British counterpart, Theresa May, he does not see how the current deal on Britain's exit from the European Union can be "tweaked".
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EU's Tusk, UK's May discuss 'next steps' on Britain's side on Brexit

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 11:11
European Council President Donald Tusk and British Prime Minister Theresa May discussed on the phone on Friday "the next steps on the UK side" on Brexit, Tusk said in a Tweet without giving any more detail.
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Jailed ex-Mozambican finance minister drops South Africa bail plan

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 11:07
Former Mozambican finance minister Manuel Chang, arrested in South Africa in a case related to $2 billion of fraudulent loans, has abandoned plans to apply for bail, one of his lawyers said on Friday.
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At least five people killed in Kashmir avalanche

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 11:04
At least five people were killed when an avalanche hit the truck they were traveling in Kashmir on Friday, and five more people were missing, officials said.
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Zimbabwe court rules pastor Mawarire to stand trial for subverting government

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 11:01
A magistrates court in Harare ruled on Friday that Zimbabwean activist pastor Evan Mawarire would stand trial for allegedly subverting the government and that he must appear in court on January 31.
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Bulgaria detains 43 people in raids on suspected terrorist financing ring

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 10:42
Bulgarian special police forces arrested 43 people on Friday in coordinated raids across the country on a suspected terrorism financing ring.
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Canada dismisses China's warning of repercussions over Huawei ban

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 10:27
Canada's government on Friday dismissed China's warning of repercussions if Ottawa banned Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL] from supplying equipment to 5G networks, saying it would not compromise on security.
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Popcorn to hand, EU watches Brexit show but frets for own future

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 10:24
EU Brexit negotiators are "watching the BBC and eating popcorn", in the words of one of them, as Britain's domestic rows over leaving make for compelling TV but frustrate Europe's hopes for a clean break.
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Oslo stabbing investigated as terrorist attack: police

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 10:23
A knife attack in a supermarket in Oslo is being investigated as a possible act of terrorism, the head of the Norwegian police's security service (PST) said on Friday.
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Turkey sentences detained judge who won human rights award to 10 years, Anadolu says

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 10:19
A Turkish court sentenced a judge who previously won an award for human rights to 10 years in prison over links to the network Ankara says orchestrated an attempted coup in 2016, the state-owned Anadolu news agency said on Friday.
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