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 2021-01-16 21:56 

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Thousands of Hondurans advance on foot in US-bound caravan...

About 8,000 people began leaving Honduras early Friday, fleeing violence, poverty and recent natural disasters....

 2021-01-16 20:46 

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US states brace for potential violence before Biden inauguration...

The FBI has warned of possible armed protests in all 50 states and the US capital ahead of January 20 inauguration....

 2021-01-16 20:28 

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Zango leaps into record books with world indoor triple jump mark...

Burkina Faso athlete adds 15 centimetres to the previous record set by his own coach, Teddy Tamgho....

 2021-01-16 19:09 

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Can the Open Skies treaty survive?...

Russia is following the US by pulling out of the aerial surveillance pact....

 2021-01-16 19:06 

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Tunisian PM appoints new ministers in cabinet reshuffle...

Hichem Mechichi names a dozen new cabinet members, including interior, justice, energy and health ministers....

 2021-01-16 19:02 

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Museveni, one-time critic of clinging to power, wins sixth term...

Ugandan president will continue rule over population where 75% are below 30 and have never known anyone else in charge....

 2021-01-16 18:35 

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Brazil: COVID-hit Amazonas state receives more emergency supplies...

Healthcare facilities in Amazonas state are being pushed to their limits due to a surge in COVID-19 infections....

 2021-01-16 18:15 

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Armed group captures military base in northeast Nigeria...

Residents, government troops flee as armed group overran a town in Nigeria's Borno state in attack claimed by ISIL....

 2021-01-16 17:13 

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Biden nominates Iran nuclear deal negotiator to State Department...

Wendy Sherman, Joe Biden's nominee for deputy secretary of state, was key US negotiator of 2015 Iran nuclear accord....

 2021-01-16 17:08 

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Can the Milkmaid win Nigeria's first Oscar?...

At home, Desmond Ovbiagele's film has faced censorship, but in the US, it may well enjoy a positive reception....

 2021-01-16 16:59 

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Nepali team first to top K2, world's 2nd tallest peak, in winter...

The group of 10 Nepalis was the only successful team so far among dozens currently attempting to scale the mountain....

 2021-01-16 16:55 

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Costa Rica's 'explosive' debt crisis: All you need to know...

Costa Rica desperately needs to enact fiscal reform, experts say, but government efforts may reignite mass protests....

 2021-01-16 15:26 

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Saudi Arabia to reopen Qatar embassy in coming days...

Saudi Foreign Minister Farhan says kingdom 'will restore full diplomatic relations with Qatar'....

 2021-01-16 13:07 

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Social media ban threatens 'last relic' of Tunisia's revolution...

Euphoria of revolution's early days has simmered with officials cracking down on freedom of expression....

 2021-01-16 12:47 

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Uganda's Museveni declared winner of presidential election...

Security personnel were out in force patrolling the capital, Kampala, on Saturday ahead of the official results....

 2021-01-16 12:03 

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Laschet succeeds Merkel as German CDU party leader...

Armin Laschet wins 521 of 991 votes cast during conservative party's first ever digital convention....

 2021-01-16 11:40 

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Iran's Revolutionary Guard tests long-range missiles, drones...

Iran's elite military force says it can deter long-range maritime threats with ballistic missiles tested on Saturday....

 2021-01-16 10:18 

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UN peacekeeper killed, two others wounded in CAR ambush...

UN mission in the country says rebels ambushed the soldiers who were carrying out a security operation in Grimari....

 2021-01-16 09:30 

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Insider attack: A dozen Afghan militiamen killed by colleagues...

The bloodshed comes as the Taliban and government negotiators engage in peace talks to end the nearly two-decade war....

 2021-01-16 08:47 

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Major security partners: US hails Bahrain, UAE after Israel deal...

White House statement ties designation to normalisation deal with Israel, saying it reflected 'extraordinary courage'....

 2021-01-16 08:31 

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Trump administration carries out 13th, final federal execution...

Number of federal death sentences carried out under Trump since 2020 is more than the previous 56 years combined....

 2021-01-16 08:30 

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Syria sanctions inflict suffering as al-Assad regime marches on...

Life in government-controlled areas worsens with queues outside bakeries and fuel stations as al-Assad hangs on....

 2021-01-16 08:10 

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Can President Xi turn China into a $30 trillion economy by 2035?...

China's economy is expected to grow at its slowest pace since the Mao era, and debt has soared to $43 trillion....

 2021-01-16 07:36 

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Diana Trujillo: From Colombia to Mars...

The Colombia-born NASA aerospace engineer shares her journey as an immigrant and how it influences her work....

 2021-01-16 07:16 

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India launches world's largest COVID-19 vaccination drive...

India, home to 1.3 billion, is aiming to inoculate about 300 million people by July....

 2021-01-16 07:07 

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UN Security Council approves new Libya envoy...

Slovakia's former foreign minister Jan Kubis will succeed Ghassan Salame as the UN's new envoy to war-stricken Libya....

 2021-01-16 07:00 

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What makes people believe in conspiracy theories?...

From QAnon to anti-vaccine myths, conspiracy theories are shaping people's realities with dangerous consequences....

 2021-01-16 06:38 

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Five Hong Kong democracy protesters seek asylum in the US...

Young activists now in exile tried to flee to the self-ruled island of Taiwan in late July....

 2021-01-16 04:51 

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Aftershock rocks Indonesia amid search for quake survivors...

Death toll rises to 45 as 190 people are treated for injuries and 15,000 residents have sought temporary shelters....

 2021-01-16 02:54 

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Spain's Juan Carlos accused of threatening ex-lover's life...

Explosive testimony emerges during the trial of a notorious retired police chief suspected of large-scale corruption....

 2021-01-16 02:52 

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US slaps more sanctions on Iran in final days of Trump presidency...

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says seven companies were targeted for shipping steel to or from Iran....

 2021-01-16 00:50 

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End of Merkel era begins as German CDU picks new party leader...

Close race expected as more than 1,000 delegates are set to pick a new Christian Conservative leader on Saturday....

 2021-01-16 00:42 

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US now says no direct evidence of 'kill capture teams' at Capitol...

Federal prosecutors previously said there was evidence that rioters intended 'to capture and assassinate' officials....

 2021-01-16 00:35 

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After Capitol attack, Trump's approval rating slides in US polls...

Polls find majority supports banning Trump from public office amid a sharp partisan divide over his role in the riot....

 2021-01-16 00:07 

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US tightens security before Joe Biden's inauguration...

Presiential swearing in will be the most secured since President Lincoln inaugurations, before and during the Civil War....

 2021-01-15 22:59 

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Optimistic US big bank chiefs release $5bn from reserves...

Banking chiefs are pointing to prospects for a rebound this year after unprecedented action from the Federal Reserve....

 2021-01-15 22:44 

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Smoking gun: US National Rifle Association files for bankruptcy...

The National Rifle Association says it is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and plans to incorporate in Texas....

 2021-01-15 22:35 

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US sanctions Cuban ministry for alleged human rights abuses...

During his presidency, Donald Trump took a tough stance on Cuba, tightening restrictions on US travel and remittances....

 2021-01-15 22:26 

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Far right ready to 'fight and kill in Trump's name': Experts...

Unprecedented cooperation between far-right groups a cause for concern as US prepares for further political violence....

 2021-01-15 22:20 

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New wave: China's COVID infections cloud economic recovery...

Economists say consumption, which typically accounts for more than half of the Chinese economy, has lagged....

 2021-01-15 21:05 

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US CDC warns new COVID variant could be dominant strain by March...

The US CDC says a more transmissible COVID-19 variant first discovered in the UK has been found in 10 states....

 2021-01-15 20:38 

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Brazil airlifts emergency oxygen to Manaus amid COVID surge...

Doctors use own vehicles to transport patients as residents seek oxygen tanks on the black market, local media reports....

 2021-01-15 20:35 

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Robots rising: Firms debut fuzzy pets, household helpers at CES...

Firms unveiled AI-enabled gadgets aimed at making staying home during the COVID crisis easier during this year's CES....

 2021-01-15 20:02 

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'This is not a game': Two million people have died of COVID-19...

The grim milestone comes as countries around the globe battle rising infections....

 2021-01-15 19:50 

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What is reigniting a border dispute between Ethiopia and Sudan?...

Skirmishes have increased in the past two months over the fertile al-Fashaga region....

 2021-01-15 19:46 

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Palestinians announce first elections in 15 years...

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas announces first presidential elections in 15 years to take place on July 31....

 2021-01-15 19:30 

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A Gensler-led SEC could see greater oversight of cryptocurrencies...

Biden's reported choice to lead the SEC has said greater oversight could help mainstream adoption of cryptocurrencies....

 2021-01-15 19:23 

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US retail sales fell in Dec but economists see better days ahead...

Surging COVID-19 infections saw consumers hunker down at home and hold tight to their wallets....

 2021-01-15 19:05 

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'Dear Tayyip': Erdogan, Macron exchange letters...

The Turkish and French presidents exchange letters in which they agree to resume talks aimed at mending ties....

 2021-01-15 18:54 

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Calls grow for Biden to reject Houthi 'terrorist' designation...

Civil society, faith groups urge US president-elect to overturn decision to label Yemen's Houthis as 'terrorists'....

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