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Venezuela opposition legislator says he was not arrested by intelligence agents

11 hours 56 min ago
Venezuelan opposition legislator Sergio Vergara said on Thursday he had not been arrested by intelligence agents who raided his house before dawn.
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Merkel lends support to Tusk's offer of short Brexit delay

12 hours 5 min ago
German Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed readiness on Thursday to back a short extension to Britain's planned exit from the European Union, suggesting that the June 30 date requested by Prime Minister Theresa May was problematic.
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Burundi authorities detain schoolgirls accused of scribbling over president's picture

12 hours 6 min ago
Burundian authorities have charged three schoolgirls accused of defacing a picture of President Pierre Nkurunziza, spokeswoman for the country's Supreme Court, Agnès Bangiricenge, said on Thursday.
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Six killed in Chinese pesticide plant explosion

12 hours 9 min ago
An explosion at an industrial park in eastern China killed six people on Thursday and seriously injured 30, authorities and state media said.
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EU summit readies for Brexit in May - or next week

12 hours 11 min ago
EU leaders will tell Theresa May on Thursday she can have two months to organize an orderly Brexit but Britain could face a hugely disruptive ejection from the bloc next Friday if the prime minister fails to win backing from parliament.
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DUP no closer to backing PM's Brexit deal: lawmaker

12 hours 11 min ago
The small Northern Irish party that props up British Prime Minister Theresa May's government is no closer to backing her EU divorce agreement as talks between the sides continue, the party's Brexit spokesman said on Thursday.
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Ethiopian crash captain untrained on 737 MAX simulator: source

12 hours 15 min ago
The captain of a doomed Ethiopian Airlines flight did not practise on a new simulator for the Boeing 737 MAX 8 before he died in a crash with 157 others, a pilot colleague said.
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Special Report: Forgotten victims - The children of Islamic State

12 hours 16 min ago
The hallways of the Rusafa Central Criminal Court in Baghdad teemed with anxious toddlers on the days their mothers were on trial. Then they vanished again, into the women's prison, where they have lived for the past year and a half. They sleep on thin mattresses in crowded cells, bored, hungry and often sick. They are the foreign children of Islamic State.
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Poll predicts easy win for Slovakia's Caputova in presidential run-off

12 hours 17 min ago
Anti-corruption campaigner Zuzana Caputova was projected to win 60.5 percent of the vote in Slovakia's presidential election run-off on March 30, according to a poll released on Thursday.
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Kremlin accuses U.S. of stoking tensions by flying bombers near its borders

12 hours 31 min ago
The Kremlin on Thursday said that flights by U.S. nuclear-capable B-52 strategic bombers across the Baltic Sea's neutral waters near Russia's borders created tension in the region.
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Pakistan convicts two over blasphemy lynching case

12 hours 33 min ago
A Pakistani anti-terrorism court sentenced two men, including a local government official, to life in prison on Thursday for their role in the brutal campus lynching two years ago of a university student accused of blasphemy.
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Venezuela's Guaido says intelligence agents seize his chief of staff

12 hours 42 min ago
Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido said on Thursday intelligence agents had arrested his chief of staff following a pre-dawn raid, signaling that President Nicolas Maduro may be cracking down on the opposition's challenge to his rule.
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U.S. military may join Mozambique cyclone rescue, aid agencies told

12 hours 55 min ago
U.S. military teams could join the cyclone rescue effort in Mozambique, a representative of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) said, according to the minutes of a humanitarian meeting published on Thursday.
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Mexican bankers, bosses line up to woo powerful president

12 hours 55 min ago
For two years, financiers at Mexico's biggest annual banking bash issued veiled warnings about the risk of veteran leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador taking power.
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Pilots searched for right checklist before Lion Air crash: investigators

12 hours 56 min ago
Indonesian investigators said on Thursday the cockpit voice recorder from a crashed Lion Air Boeing Co 737 MAX 8 jet showed pilots were searching for the right checklist in their handbooks and were experiencing airspeed and altitude issues.
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Stop Brexit: 700,000 sign UK petition to stay in EU

12 hours 58 min ago
More than 700,000 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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Death toll climbs at Syrian camp

13 hours 5 min ago
Twelve people died overnight after arriving at a camp in northeastern Syria from Islamic State's final enclave at Baghouz, the International Rescue Committee said on Thursday.
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Explosions in Afghan capital Kabul kill 6 during new year festival

13 hours 8 min ago
Several explosions in the Afghan capital of Kabul on Thursday killed six people and wounded 23 in an attack during celebrations to mark the Persian new year, government spokesmen said.
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Prosecutors: Utrecht gunman had terrorist intent, other possible motives under investigation

13 hours 10 min ago
A suspected gunman arrested for killing three people on a Dutch tram this week is believed to have acted with terrorist intent, and authorities are also investigating whether he had other personal motives, prosecutors said on Thursday.
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Aid workers widen search for Mozambique cyclone survivors, death toll mounts

13 hours 18 min ago
Rescue workers extended their search in Mozambique on Thursday for survivors of devastating floods following a powerful cyclone that ripped through southern Africa a week ago, killing hundreds and destroying buildings and farmland.
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