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U.N. alarmed at uprooting of civilians in Nigeria's war with militants

Reuters World News - Wed, 01/09/2019 - 12:50
The United Nations voiced alarm on Wednesday at the uprooting of more than 30,000 Nigerians forced to flee the protracted war against Islamist insurgents in the country's northeast.
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Brazil 'miracle' healer, profiled by Oprah, to face rape trial

Reuters World News - Wed, 01/09/2019 - 12:44
A self-proclaimed Brazilian faith healer, who became a celebrity after appearing on a show hosted by Oprah Winfrey, will face trial on allegations of rape and sexual abuse, a judge ruled on Wednesday.
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Police deploy ahead of Congo election result announcement

Reuters World News - Wed, 01/09/2019 - 12:41
Democratic Republic of Congo's election commission promised to release results of a presidential vote late on Wednesday, while residents said they feared violence would mar the first electoral transfer of power in 59 years of independence.
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Suriname authorities seize record amount of cocaine at port

Reuters World News - Wed, 01/09/2019 - 12:32
Authorities in Suriname have made their largest ever seizure of cocaine, found hidden in containers filled with rice waiting to be exported from a port in capital Paramaribo, the small South American country's top law enforcement official said on Wednesday.
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U.N. struggles to implement deal over disputed Yemeni port city

Reuters World News - Wed, 01/09/2019 - 12:28
The guns have mostly fallen silent around the Yemeni port of Hodeidah and the skies are clear of warplanes, but a U.N.-sponsored deal for the warring armies to quit the city has stalled, risking efforts to end a conflict that has pushed the country to the brink of famine.
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Factbox: Britain's big Brexit vote - What happens in parliament?

Reuters World News - Wed, 01/09/2019 - 12:22
Prime Minister Theresa May must win a vote in parliament to get her Brexit deal approved, or risk seeing Britain's exit from the European Union descend into chaos.
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UK lawmaker cleared of election expenses fraud, aide convicted

Reuters World News - Wed, 01/09/2019 - 12:17
A lawmaker from Prime Minister Theresa May's minority ruling Conservative Party was cleared on Wednesday of declaring false expenses during Britain's 2015 national election in which he narrowly beat leading Brexit figure Nigel Farage.
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Irish PM dismisses backstop veto proposal for Northern Irish assembly

Reuters World News - Wed, 01/09/2019 - 12:14
The Irish government could not accept a situation in which Northern Ireland's devolved assembly held a veto over the "backstop" insurance mechanism aimed at keeping the Irish border open after Brexit, Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said.
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'I need a blanket': Lebanon winter storm batters refugee tents

Reuters World News - Wed, 01/09/2019 - 12:10
At a makeshift camp in the Lebanese town of Arsal, refugees are burning their clothes trying to ward off the harsh cold as storms flood their tents.
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Both sides largely sticking to Yemen ceasefire, more progress needed: U.N.

Reuters World News - Wed, 01/09/2019 - 12:01
Both sides in the conflict in Yemen have largely stuck to a ceasefire agreed last month, but substantial progress would be needed before more talks can be held on ending the war, the U.N. special representative to the country said on Wednesday.
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Malta disembarks migrants sparking Italy government clash

Reuters World News - Wed, 01/09/2019 - 11:25
Forty-nine migrants disembarked in Malta on Wednesday after spending more than two weeks stranded on board rescue ships, ending a standoff in which European Union countries had refused to offer them a safe port.
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Egypt court jails prominent activist for 15 years: sources

Reuters World News - Wed, 01/09/2019 - 11:13
A court on Wednesday sentenced one of Egypt's best-known activists, Ahmed Douma, to 15 years' jail for rioting and attacking security forces in 2011, judicial sources said.
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U.N. watchdog seeks release of three relatives of Bahraini activist

Reuters World News - Wed, 01/09/2019 - 11:11
A United Nations human rights watchdog has called on Bahrain to release three relatives of a prominent exiled activist, describing their detention as an unlawful act of reprisal over their family connection.
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Britain's May suffers parliament defeat as Brexit debate restarts

Reuters World News - Wed, 01/09/2019 - 10:46
British Prime Minister Theresa May suffered an early defeat to her Brexit plans on Wednesday, when parliament demanded the government come up with a plan-B within days if she loses a vote on her deal to leave the European Union.
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U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo meets troops and officials in Iraq

Reuters World News - Wed, 01/09/2019 - 10:44
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met American troops and political leaders in Iraq on Wednesday to reassure them about a U.S. military withdrawal from Syria and warn that Washington's arch-foe Iran remains a regional security threat.
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Greek police seize narcotics in berries sent from Brazil

Reuters World News - Wed, 01/09/2019 - 10:32
Greek authorities have broken a drugs ring importing narcotics into the country as dehydrated 'superfood' berries implanted with cocaine, police said on Wednesday.
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Cambodian jailed for three years for insulting king on Facebook

Reuters World News - Wed, 01/09/2019 - 10:03
A Cambodian court jailed a man on Wednesday for three years for insulting the king in Facebook posts, the second known conviction under a new lese majeste law enacted last year, which rights groups fear could be used to stifle dissent.
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Iran says it will reciprocate after EU sanctions Iranians

Reuters World News - Wed, 01/09/2019 - 09:58
Iran said on Wednesday that it would reciprocate after the European Union added two Iranian individuals and an Iranian intelligence unit to the bloc's terrorist list.
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UK government defeated as lawmakers vote for quick action if PM May's Brexit deal rejected

Reuters World News - Wed, 01/09/2019 - 09:41
The British government was defeated in parliament on Wednesday as lawmakers voted for a procedural change that reduces the time it has to come up with an alternative plan if Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal is defeated next week.
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Sudan's Bashir vows to stay in power as protests rage nearby

Reuters World News - Wed, 01/09/2019 - 09:37
Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir told a rally of thousands of supporters on Wednesday he would stay in power, as protesters massed a few miles away calling for him to quit over an economic crisis.
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