• Protesters demonstrate against Venezuela's Maduro in Spain
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    Protesters demonstrate against Venezuela's Maduro in Spain

    Citizens in Madrid protest against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro after the Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido called for protest in Caracas demanding the departure of the embattled president.

  • 'Yellow vest' anniversary protests lead to 254 arrests
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    'Yellow vest' anniversary protests lead to 254 arrests

    French police arrested 254 people during clashes in Paris and other cities on the first anniversary of the "yellow vest" movement, Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said Sunday. The violence in Paris, where police battled rioters for hours around the southeastern Place d'Italie square

  • 'Terminator' Rajapaksa storms to victory in Sri Lanka
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    'Terminator' Rajapaksa storms to victory in Sri Lanka

    Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who spearheaded the brutal crushing of Tamil Tigers a decade ago, stormed to power Sunday but promised to be a president for all Sri Lanka's races and religions after a divisive election. Seven months after Islamist extremist attacks that killed 269 people, Rajapaksa was elected

  • Britain's Prince Andrew 'categorically" denies sex claims
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    Britain's Prince Andrew 'categorically" denies sex claims

    Britain's Prince Andrew has categorically denied having sex with a teenage girl in a rare interview aimed at drawing a line under a scandal over his ties to U.S. financier Jeffrey Epstein. (SOUNDBITE) (English) BRITAIN'S PRINCE ANDREW, SAYING: "I have no recollection

  • Venice braces for 'tough day' as another very high tide looms
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    Venice braces for 'tough day' as another very high tide looms

    St. Mark's Square in Venice was awash with water and closed on Sunday as city authorities prepared for another exceptional high tide just days after devastating flooding. Venice, beloved around the world for its canals, historic architecture and art, suffered its worst flooding in 50 years on Tuesday

  • From Mosul to Baghdad, a song of Iraqi solidarity and resistance
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    From Mosul to Baghdad, a song of Iraqi solidarity and resistance

    While Baghdad anti-regime protesters have clashed with riot police, their supporters in Mosul are using art to fight for change, with a new take on the resistance anthem "Bella Ciao".

  • UK Conservatives: No more preferential treatment for EU migrants after Brexit
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    UK Conservatives: No more preferential treatment for EU migrants after Brexit

    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservatives said on Sunday they would end preferential treatment for European Union migrants from January 2021 if they win an election next month. The level of immigration and concerns over the pressure this puts on public services was a major driver behind

  • UK Labour's Corbyn: We will not do coalition deal after Dec. 12 election
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    UK Labour's Corbyn: We will not do coalition deal after Dec. 12 election

    British oppposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said his party would not form a coalition government if it fails to secure a majority in parliament at a Dec. 12 election. Four opinion polls published on Saturday put Labour between 10 and 17 percentage points behind Prime Minister Boris Johnson's

  • UK's Raab: not 'remotely likely' Britain leaves EU without trade deal
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    UK's Raab: not 'remotely likely' Britain leaves EU without trade deal

    Foreign minister Dominic Raab said on Sunday it was not "remotely likely" that Britain would leave the European Union without agreeing a free trade deal at the end of a post-Brexit transition period. The governing Conservatives, who are hoping to win a majority in parliament at a Dec. 12 election

  • French interior minister blames protest violence on 'thugs'
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    French interior minister blames protest violence on 'thugs'

    French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner blamed "thugs" and "bullies" on Sunday for the violence that hit demonstrations the previous day marking marked the first anniversary of the anti-government "yellow vest" protests. "Yesterday, what we saw were few (legitimate

  • Pope Francis to take anti-nuclear mission to Japan's ground zeros
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    Pope Francis to take anti-nuclear mission to Japan's ground zeros

    Pope Francis takes his mission to ban nuclear weapons this week to the only places where they were used in war, visiting the World War Two ground zeros of Hiroshima and Nagasaki as part of a tour of Japan and Thailand. The seven-day trip, one of his longest and most distant, gives Francis an opportunity

  • Opposition report mass violations in Belarus polls as strongman woos West
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    Opposition report mass violations in Belarus polls as strongman woos West

    Belarusians voted in parliamentary polls on Sunday with opposition observers claiming mass violations despite strongman President Alexander Lukashenko's efforts to reach out to the West. Lukashenko -- who has been dubbed "Europe's last dictator" -- has ruled the ex-Soviet nation since

  • Rogue elephant dies in captivity after killing villagers
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    Rogue elephant dies in captivity after killing villagers

    A rogue elephant named after the late Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden has died in captivity after he was captured following a massive hunt in northeastern India, officials said Sunday. The male animal -- nicknamed "Laden" -- was tracked for days by forestry officers and tranquilised on Monday

  • Iran leader backs petrol price hike that sparked deadly unrest
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    Iran leader backs petrol price hike that sparked deadly unrest

    Iran's supreme leader on Sunday threw his support behind a decision to hike petrol prices, a move that sparked nationwide unrest in which he said "some lost their lives". Ayatollah Ali Khamenei blamed "hooligans" for damaging property and said "all the centres of the world

  • Belarus threatens to pull out of Russia integration deal over subsidy row
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    Belarus threatens to pull out of Russia integration deal over subsidy row

    Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko on Sunday threatened to pull out of signing an integration deal with Russia next month if Moscow failed to resolve their dispute over energy subsidies. Russia has propped up its traditional ally with loans and subsidies to keep Belarus in its political orbit but

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    Russia begins moving captured Ukrainian ships before possible handover

    Russia began moving three captured Ukrainian navy ships on Sunday after a Russian newspaper reported Moscow would return them to Ukraine ahead of a four-way summit on eastern Ukraine next month, a Reuters reporter said. The reporter in Crimea, which Russia annexed from Ukraine in 2014, saw tug boats

  • UK government will publish Russia report after election - minister
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    UK government will publish Russia report after election - minister

    The British government will publish a parliamentary report examining alleged Russian meddling in British politics after the country's Dec. 12 election, security minister Brandon Lewis said on Sunday. Opponents have accused the government of sitting on the report by parliament's Intelligence

  • China sails carrier group through Taiwan Strait as election campaign picks up pace
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    China sails carrier group through Taiwan Strait as election campaign picks up pace

    China has sailed a carrier group into the sensitive Taiwan Strait led by its first domestically build aircraft carrier as election campaigning kicked into high gear on the self-ruled island on Sunday. Taiwan's foreign minister, Joseph Wu, said they would not be intimidated. Democratic Taiwan is

  • Pentagon's Esper says military justice ready to hold troops to account
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    Pentagon's Esper says military justice ready to hold troops to account

    U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper expressed confidence on Sunday in the U.S. military justice system's ability to hold troops to account, two days after President Donald Trump pardoned two Army officers accused of war crimes in Afghanistan. Trump also restored the rank of a Navy SEAL platoon commander

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    China's Inner Mongolia reports fresh bubonic plague case

    China's Inner Mongolia reported a fresh, confirmed case of bubonic plague on Sunday, despite an earlier declaration by the country's health officials that the risk of an outbreak was minimal. The health commission of the autonomous region said a 55-year-old man was diagnosed with the disease

  • Botulism feared responsible for India migratory bird deaths
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    Botulism feared responsible for India migratory bird deaths

    Thousands of birds have died at India's largest inland saltwater lake from suspected botulism, officials said Sunday. The 8,000 carcasses were found over the last few days in and around Rajasthan state's Sambhar Lake, about 80 kilometres (50 miles) from the capital Jaipur. "Veterinary

  • Pete Buttigieg Says Trump's War Crime Pardons 'Dishonor' Military
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    Pete Buttigieg Says Trump's War Crime Pardons 'Dishonor' Military

    "There’s nothing pro-military about overruling our military justice system," says Democratic presidential candidate.

  • Harry Styles Rips Off His Pants On 'SNL' To Give Fans What They've Been Waiting For
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    Harry Styles Rips Off His Pants On 'SNL' To Give Fans What They've Been Waiting For

    He also debuts his new song "Watermelon Sugar" — and throws shade at Zayn Malik.

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    Life taking 'toll on my health': Philippines' Duterte

    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has admitted that life is taking its "toll on my health", as speculation swirls over the 74-year-old's prolonged absences from the public eye. Duterte cut short a trip to Japan last month because he was suffering from "unbearable pain" in

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    Life taking 'toll on my health': Philippines' Duterte

    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has admitted that life is taking its "toll on my health", as speculation swirls over the 74-year-old's prolonged absences from the public eye. Duterte cut short a trip to Japan last month because he was suffering from "unbearable pain" in