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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...

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    Three Tory MPs quit over Brexit

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 06:17pm on February 20, 2019

    Three MPs quit Britain’s governing Conservatives on Wednesday over Brexit, saying the issue had ‘re-defined’ the party and was ‘undoing all the efforts to modernise...

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    Modi breaks protocol to welcome Salman

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 10:39am on February 20, 2019

    Indian prime minister Narendra Modi broke with government protocol to personally welcome Saudi Arabia’s crown prince Mohammed bin Salman to New Delhi on Tuesday....

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    US lawmakers warn Trump may rush nuclear transfer to Saudis

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:43pm on February 20, 2019

    US lawmakers said on Tuesday that they were probing whether president Donald Trump was rushing to sell sensitive nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia to please...

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    Venezuela opposition to confront border troops over aid

    Reuters . Cucuta | Updated at 07:33pm on February 23, 2019

    Venezuela’s opposition and activists prepared on Saturday to confront troops stationed along the country’s borders to block their plan to bring...

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    Suu Kyi drops off UN agenda in Geneva next week

    Reuters . Geneva | Updated at 12:55am on February 23, 2019

    Myanmar will be represented by a government minister at a UN conference in Geneva next week, and not by the country’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi, according to the latest agenda for the meeting on Thursday....

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    Suu Kyi woos investors to crisis-hit Rakhine

    Reuters . Ngapali Beach | Updated at 12:42am on February 23, 2019

    Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi called for investment in the crisis-hit western state of Rakhine on Friday, saying the world had ‘focused narrowly on negative aspects’ in the state from which some 730,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled since 2017....

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    Pakistan PM authorises military response if India attacks

    New Age Desk | Updated at 12:34am on February 23, 2019

    Pakistan’s prime minister on Thursday authorised the armed forces to ‘respond decisively and comprehensively to any aggression or misadventure’ by neighbouring India, as tensions soared between the nuclear-armed rivals, reports The Washington Post....

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    US judge weighs expanding lawsuit over family separations to cover more children

    Reuters . San Diego | Updated at 12:26pm on February 22, 2019

    A US judge on Thursday appeared open to ordering the government to find potentially thousands of additional children separated from their...