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Customs union rollback would unlock Brexit talks: EU's Hogan

Reuters World News - 5 hours 26 min ago
Britain could remove most obstacles blocking a Brexit deal if it rolls back on a promise of leaving the European Union's customs union, the bloc's Agriculture Commissioner said.
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Mexico vows fuel theft crackdown after deadly pipeline blast

Reuters World News - 6 hours 35 min ago
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador pledged to step up efforts to stamp out fuel theft on Saturday after an explosion at a pipeline killed at least 21 people and injured dozens more.
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Zimbabwe public workers reject latest wage offer after protests

Reuters World News - 7 hours 23 min ago
Zimbabwe's public workers have rejected a second offer to raise their salaries and demanded to be paid in dollars, days after at least three people died in violent anti-government protests.
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Gunmen kill two Buddhist monks in Thailand's troubled south

Reuters World News - 7 hours 29 min ago
Unknown gunmen shot dead two Buddhist monks and injured two others in an attack at a temple in Thailand's mainly Muslim south, the first such killing of a Buddhist monk in the restive region in more than three years.
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Afghan Taliban reject talks with U.S. in Pakistan

Reuters World News - 8 hours 54 min ago
The Afghan Taliban rejected reports in the Pakistani media that they were prepared to resume meetings with U.S. special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad in Islamabad and repeated their refusal to deal directly with the Afghan government.
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Mexican pipeline blast during fuel raid kills at least 21

Reuters World News - 9 hours 9 min ago
At least 21 people were killed and 71 were injured on Friday when a pipeline ruptured by suspected fuel thieves exploded in central Mexico as dozens of people tried to fill up containers, state and federal authorities said.
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Man charged with murder of Israeli exchange student in Melbourne

Reuters World News - 9 hours 22 min ago
A 20-year-old man was charged on Saturday with the murder of Israeli student Aiia Maasarwe in Melbourne amidst an outrage over violence against women in Australia's second-largest city.
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Australian minister for women to quit politics at election

Reuters World News - 10 hours 19 min ago
Australia's Minister for Women Kelly O'Dwyer said on Saturday she will quit politics for personal reasons at this year's election, adding to the list of female politicians to leave the ruling party, some citing disunity, bullying and intimidation.
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Indonesia to release suspected Bali bomb mastermind from prison

Reuters World News - 10 hours 22 min ago
Abu Bakar Bashir, the radical Muslim cleric and alleged mastermind of the 2002 Bali bombings, will be granted early release from jail on humanitarian grounds, Indonesia's president said on Friday.
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Mexican pipeline explosion kills at least 20

Reuters World News - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 23:49
At least 20 people were killed and 71 were injured on Friday when a pipeline ruptured by suspected fuel thieves exploded in central Mexico as dozens of people tried to fill up containers, state and federal authorities said.
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At least 20 dead in Mexico pipeline blast: state governor

Reuters World News - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 21:44
At least 20 people were killed and 54 were injured when a ruptured fuel pipeline exploded in central Mexico, the governor of Hidalgo state, Omar Fayad, said on Friday.
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Brazil probe finds suspect deposits in Bolsonaro son's account: report

Reuters World News - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 20:59
Brazilian financial authorities have identified dozens of cash transfers worth almost 100,000 reais ($26,665) that were deposited over the course of a month into the account of the president's son, according to a TV newscast on Friday.
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U.S. asked Ecuadorean officials about alleged Assange-Manafort meeting: source

Reuters World News - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 20:49
U.S. officials spoke with officials from Ecuador's British embassy on Friday about an alleged meeting there between President Donald Trump's former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, an Ecuadorean government source said.
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Mexican Senate elects ally of president as new top prosecutor

Reuters World News - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 20:33
Mexico's Senate on Friday voted an ally of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador to serve for nine years as the powerful new independent top prosecutor of the country, sparking immediate criticism that the role would remain politicized.
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Colombia asks Cuba to capture ELN leaders after attack on police academy

Reuters World News - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 20:12
Colombia's ELN rebel group was responsible for the car bomb attack against a police academy that killed at least 21 and injured dozens, President Ivan Duque said on Friday, making it almost impossible peace talks with the insurgent group can soon restart.
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Syria's SDF says it captured two Islamic State militants of American nationality

Reuters World News - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 19:53
Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have captured two Islamic State militants of American nationality, according to a statement dated earlier this month that was sent to media on Saturday.
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Hundreds of Central American migrants enter Mexico with few checks

Reuters World News - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 18:35
Hundreds of mostly Honduran migrants entered southern Mexico on Friday, joining around 1,000 other people from Central America who crossed a day earlier and putting to the test Mexico's vows to guarantee the safe and orderly flow of people.
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Nicaragua paper runs blank front page in protest of Ortega government

Reuters World News - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 18:08
Nicaragua's oldest and most-widely read newspaper published its Friday edition with a blank front page in protest against what it says is the government's withholding of ink, paper and other materials needed for its printing press since September.
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UK PM May makes no change to demands in talks with EU leaders: report

Reuters World News - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 17:40
British Prime Minister Theresa May made no change to her demands in talks with European Union leaders despite her Brexit plan being defeated by British lawmakers earlier this week, the Telegraph newspaper reported http://bit.ly/2RCdHch on Friday.
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Kenyan authorities investigate local role in Nairobi attack

Reuters World News - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 17:08
Investigators in Kenya are exploring the possibility that some of the militants who attacked a Nairobi hotel and office complex may not have been ethnic Somalis, stoking fears that militants are deepening their pools of recruitment in the region.
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