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    Civilians leave IS enclave in Syria

    Agence France-Presse . Omar oil field, Syria | Updated at 12:11pm on February 22, 2019

    US-backed fighters trucked out civilians from the last speck of the Islamic State group’s dying ‘caliphate’ in Syria on Friday, eager to press on with the dragging battle to crush the jihadists....

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    Trump bars US-born IS woman from returning

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:00am on February 23, 2019

    President Donald Trump said Wednesday he is barring a US-born former Islamic State propagandist from returning home, making the highly unusual case that she is not a US citizen....

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    Maduro starts shutting borders

    Reuters . Caracas | Updated at 11:58am on February 22, 2019

    Venezuela president Nicolas Maduro threatened to close the border with Colombia on Thursday as opposition leader Juan Guaido and some 80 lawmakers ran a gauntlet of roadblocks trying to get to the frontier to receive humanitarian aid...

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    Putin ready for Cuban missile style crisis

    Reuters . Moscow | Updated at 12:00am on February 23, 2019

    Russian president Vladimir Putin said Russia is militarily ready for a Cuban Missile-style crisis if the United States wanted one and threatened to place hypersonic nuclear missiles on ships or submarines near US territorial waters....

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    Kashmiri students flee Indian backlash after suicide attack

    Agence France-Presse . Srinagar | Updated at 01:44pm on February 21, 2019

    Junaid Ayub Rather cowered alongside 30 other students in a small room for two nights while mobs chanted for their blood outside, before finally escaping the...

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    11 wounded in central China knife attack

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 11:22am on February 21, 2019

    A man with a history of mental illness wounded 11 people with a knife after attacking random pedestrians in central China, local authorities...

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    IS closer to defeat in last Syrian enclave

    Reuters . Near Baghouz, Syria | Updated at 12:00am on February 21, 2019

    Islamic State appeared closer to defeat in its last enclave in eastern Syria on Wednesday, as a civilian convoy left the besieged area where US-backed...

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    UN, US for steps to defuse tensions

    Agence France-Presse . New York | Updated at 11:27pm on February 20, 2019

    UN secretary general Antonio Guterres on Tuesday called on India and Pakistan to take immediate steps to defuse tensions and offered to help broker a...