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Fighting against the clock, aid workers rescue more victims of African cyclone

8 hours 15 min ago
Rescue workers plucked more survivors from trees and roofs to safety on Thursday, a week after a cyclone ripped through southern Africa and triggered devastating floods that have killed hundreds of people and displaced hundreds of thousands.
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IMF still seeking member views on Venezuela leader recognition: spokesman

8 hours 15 min ago
The International Monetary Fund is still awaiting guidance from its members on whether to recognize Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as the country's leader, IMF spokesman Gerry Rice said on Thursday, adding there is no schedule for an IMF board meeting to decide the issue.
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At least 30 migrants believed missing after boat sinking off Libya: coastguard

8 hours 16 min ago
At least 30 migrants are believed to be missing after their boat sank off the western Libyan city of Sabratha this week, a coastguard spokesman said on Thursday.
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Top U.S. general says S-400 dispute with Turkey 'a tough issue'

8 hours 18 min ago
The United States' top military officer said on Thursday he was hopeful that Washington would find a way to resolve a dispute with Turkey over its decision to acquire Russia's S-400 air defense system but cautioned: "It is a tough issue."
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Mozambique death toll rises to 242 after cyclone: minister

8 hours 21 min ago
Mozambique's Minister of Land and Environment Celso Correia said on Thursday the death toll has risen to 242 in the country, after a cyclone ripped through southern Africa and triggered devastating floods that have killed hundreds of people and displaced hundreds of thousands.
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Detained prominent South Sudanese economist appears in court

8 hours 21 min ago
A South Sudanese economist and political activist appeared in court in Juba for the first time on Thursday, more than seven months after he was detained after criticizing the country's faltering peace process.
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No deal beckons: EU presses May on Brexit deal

8 hours 21 min ago
French President Emmanuel Macron warned Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday that Britain would face a disorderly departure from the European Union if she fails to get parliamentary approval for her deal on the third attempt next week.
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Venezuela detains top aide to Guaido in test of Washington's support

8 hours 30 min ago
Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido said on Thursday intelligence agents had detained his chief of staff during a pre-dawn raid, putting to the test repeated U.S. warnings that President Nicolas Maduro should not go after his opponents.
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Venezuela's Guaido says arrest of aide shows Maduro's weakness

8 hours 30 min ago
Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido said arrest of his chief of staff by intelligence agents earlier on Thursday was a sign of weakness by President Nicolas Maduro's government.
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Former Canadian minister says more revelations to come in scandal surrounding Trudeau

8 hours 38 min ago
A Canadian cabinet minister, who had quit in protest over the government's handling of a corruption scandal, said she and others had more to say about the matter, indicating more pain to come for embattled Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
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Stop Brexit: A million people sign UK petition to stay in EU

8 hours 39 min ago
More than one million people have rushed to sign a petition on the British parliament's website calling for the government to revoke its divorce notice to the European Union and remain in the bloc.
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Ex-Brazil President Michel Temer arrested in graft probe: prosecutors

8 hours 43 min ago
Brazil's former President Michel Temer was arrested on Thursday in an investigation of alleged graft in the construction of nuclear plant Angra 3, prosecutors told Reuters, rattling the political class and threatening to delay a major pension reform.
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Sudan's Bashir appoints ruling party head as assistant: presidency

8 hours 46 min ago
Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir has appointed ruling party head Ahmed Haroun, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC), as an assistant, a presidency statement said on Thursday.
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Iran will boost defense capabilities despite U.S. pressure: Khamenei

9 hours 6 min ago
Iran is determined to boost its defense capabilities despite mounting pressure from the United States and its allies to curb its ballistic missile program, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Thursday.
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Brazil's former president Michel Temer arrested: source

9 hours 14 min ago
Brazil's former president Michel Temer was arrested on Thursday as part of the sweeping anti-corruption investigation known as "Car Wash", a source involved in the case told Reuters.
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Victory over Islamic State to be announced after enclave searched: SDF

9 hours 26 min ago
U.S.-backed Syrian forces were on Thursday sweeping through the final enclave that had been held by Islamic State fighters, and said they would declare the group defeated once a search for hidden mines and jihadist holdouts was complete.
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UK PM May's 'reckless' Brexit message angers the lawmakers she needs to win over

9 hours 36 min ago
If British Prime Minister Theresa May hoped a televised address late on Wednesday would help persuade wavering lawmakers to support her Brexit deal, it appears to have backfired, instead alienating the very people she needs to win over.
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Iran will boost defence capabilities despite U.S. pressure - Khamenei

9 hours 38 min ago
Iran is determined to boost its defence capabilities despite mounting pressure from the United States and its allies to curb its ballistic missile programme, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Thursday.
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Anti-Bouteflika protests shake Algeria business community

9 hours 40 min ago
One of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's few remaining allies in the face of mass protests, tycoon Ali Haddad, is facing pressure to quit as head of Algeria's main business association, a move that would further weaken the embattled head of state.
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PM May says short Brexit delay will give Britain time to make final choice

9 hours 43 min ago
British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday a short delay to Britain's departure from the European Union would give parliament time to make a final choice on Brexit, hours before she will make her case with EU leaders for an extension.
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