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Malaysia's ex-PM Najib gears up for graft trial with charm offensive

Reuters World News - Thu, 02/07/2019 - 06:01
Disgraced former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has been out in recent weeks campaigning as if for an election, trying to shed the image of a wealthy, elite politician and elicit public sympathy before his corruption trial begins on Tuesday.
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Indonesia finds 193 Bangladeshis locked up in shop house

Reuters World News - Thu, 02/07/2019 - 05:41
Indonesian police found 193 Bangladeshis locked up in a shop house after human traffickers had lured them with the promise of getting them to Malaysia, an immigration official said on Thursday.
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Five killed in South African coal mine gas explosion

Reuters World News - Thu, 02/07/2019 - 05:13
Five people have been killed by a gas explosion in an unused coal mine in South Africa's eastern province of Mpumalanga and several others remain trapped, police said on Thursday.
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Families' anguish still raw as Genoa bridge demolition to begin

Reuters World News - Thu, 02/07/2019 - 05:06
Egle Possetti has to avert her eyes when she drives past the remains of the road bridge in Genoa as she cannot bear looking at the place where her sister was killed along with her family.
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As good as gold for some brides in India as election nears

Reuters World News - Thu, 02/07/2019 - 05:04
An India state will give gold worth about $530 to every bride from a poor family, the latest budget giveaway ahead of a general election that must be held by May.
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Russia: we would be open to U.S. proposals for new nuclear pact

Reuters World News - Thu, 02/07/2019 - 04:06
Russia would be prepared to consider new proposals from the United States to replace a suspended Cold War-era nuclear pact with a broader treaty that includes more countries, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Thursday.
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Explainer: The race for Nigeria's presidency in 2019

Reuters World News - Thu, 02/07/2019 - 04:04
Nigerians will on Feb. 16 choose between two septuagenarians to lead Africa's largest democracy: President Muhammadu Buhari and former vice president Atiku Abubakar. The pair have run for president nine times between them.
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EU's Tusk hell comments not brilliant diplomacy: UK PM May's deputy

Reuters World News - Thu, 02/07/2019 - 03:41
Britain's Cabinet Office minister David Lidington said European Council President Donald Tusk's comments that Brexiteers with no plan of how to deliver it deserve a "special place in hell" was not brilliant diplomacy.
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Five killed in South African coal mine gas explosion: state broadcaster

Reuters World News - Thu, 02/07/2019 - 03:38
Five people were killed after a gas explosion in a South African unused coal mine in the eastern province of Mpumalanga while about 20 were trapped underground, state broadcaster SABC said on Thursday.
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EU-backed group gathers to discuss 'good faith' plan for Venezuela

Reuters World News - Thu, 02/07/2019 - 03:17
European and Latin American leaders will gather on Thursday in the Uruguayan capital of Montevideo to discuss a plan to solve the deepening crisis in Venezuela, but will steer clear of direct intervention.
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Factbox: UK opposition Labour Party sets terms for backing May on Brexit

Reuters World News - Thu, 02/07/2019 - 02:21
Britain's opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has written to Prime Minister Theresa May, offering to support her Brexit deal if she makes five legally binding commitments – including joining a customs union.
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With border blocked, desperate Venezuelans ask how U.S. aid will arrive

Reuters World News - Wed, 02/06/2019 - 23:37
Desperate Venezuelans asked on Wednesday how they would gain access to U.S. food and medicine aid due to arrive via the Colombia border after President Nicolas Maduro's government blocked the frontier crossing to any humanitarian shipments.
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Venezuela opposition will name new Citgo board this week: WSJ

Reuters World News - Wed, 02/06/2019 - 21:52
Venezuela's self-declared interim president, Juan Guaido, will name a new board for Citgo Petroleum Corp this week, Republican U.S. Senator Marco Rubio told the Wall Street Journal on Wednesday.
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Body recovered from wreckage of plane carrying footballer Sala: UK investigator

Reuters World News - Wed, 02/06/2019 - 21:38
A body has been recovered from the wreckage of the plane that was carrying Argentina-born professional soccer player Emiliano Sala and pilot David Ibbotson, the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) in Britain said late on Wednesday.
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U.S. blocks U.N. statement on Hebron monitors: diplomats

Reuters World News - Wed, 02/06/2019 - 21:03
The United States blocked a draft United Nations Security Council statement on Wednesday that would have expressed regret at Israel’s decision to eject a foreign observer force from the flashpoint Palestinian city of Hebron, diplomats said. 
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Chinese contractor for Australia's AMP charged with stealing customer data

Reuters World News - Wed, 02/06/2019 - 20:12
A Chinese contractor for Australian financial planner AMP Ltd was charged with stealing the confidential data of 20 of its customers, police and the company said on Thursday.
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Turkey says work on roadmap for Syria's Manbij has accelerated

Reuters World News - Wed, 02/06/2019 - 19:30
Work to implement an agreement between Turkey and the United States over the Syrian town of Manbij has recently accelerated, Turkey's foreign minister said on Wednesday, adding that militants from Kurdish YPG militia still remained inside the town.
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Sudan's Bashir softens tone dramatically, says reporters to be released

Reuters World News - Wed, 02/06/2019 - 19:27
Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir, facing near-daily demonstrations against his government, took a newly conciliatory tone with the protesters on Wednesday, saying they are mostly young with poor prospects, and pledging to release detained journalists.
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Work urgently with me on Brexit: Britain's May appeals to EU

Reuters World News - Wed, 02/06/2019 - 18:22
Prime Minister Theresa May will call on the European Union on Thursday to work with her to change a divorce deal and help her win the support of a divided parliament to smooth Britain's departure from the bloc.
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Labour's Corbyn puts forward terms for backing UK PM May on Brexit

Reuters World News - Wed, 02/06/2019 - 18:21
British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn met Prime Minister Theresa May last week and has written her a letter putting forward five demands by his Labour Party on the Brexit deal, his party said late on Wednesday.
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