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    Military group arrested after call to disavow Maduro

    Agence France-Presse . Caracas | Updated at 01:41am on January 22, 2019

    A group of soldiers rose up against Venezuela’s president Nicolas Maduro at a command post near Caracas on Monday, but were quickly arrested after posting an appeal for public support in a video, the government said....

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    FB’s WhatsApp limits text forwards to five recipients to curb rumours

    Reuters . Jakarta | Updated at 01:12am on January 22, 2019

    Facebook Inc’s WhatsApp messenger service is globally limiting the number of times a user can forward a message to five, in a bid to fight ‘misinformation and rumours’, company executives said on Monday....

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    BJP dismisses opposition election alliance

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 01:11am on January 22, 2019

    India’s ruling party on Monday dismissed the opposition’s chances at upcoming elections after hundreds of thousands of people attended a weekend rally bringing together 23 disparate parties opposed to prime minister Narendra Modi....

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    World’s 26 richest own same as poorest half of humanity: Oxfam

    Agence France-Presse . Davos | Updated at 12:27am on January 22, 2019

    The world’s 26 richest people own the same wealth as the poorest half of humanity, Oxfam said Monday, urging governments to hike taxes on the wealthy to fight soaring inequality....

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    Total lunar eclipse woos sky watchers

    Agence-France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:00am on January 22, 2019

    An unusual set of celestial circumstances came together over Sunday night and the wee hours of Monday for sky watchers in Europe, Africa and the Americas, where the moon was fully obscured before lighting up again with a faint red glow....

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    Death toll from Mexico fuel explosion rises to 85

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 11:10am on January 21, 2019

    The death toll from a fiery explosion in central Mexico rose to 85 on Sunday as authorities vowed to hold accountable those responsible for a...

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    Gap between rich and poor growing, fuelling global anger: Oxfam

    Reuters . Nairobi | Updated at 10:26am on January 21, 2019

    Tax systems that put a high burden on the poor mean public services are underfunded, stretching the gap between rich and poor and fuelling global...

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    Trump says no amnesty for 'Dreamers,' signals support in broader deal

    Washington . Reuters | Updated at 09:59am on January 21, 2019

    President Donald Trump said on Sunday his proposed immigration deal to end a 30-day partial government shutdown would not lead to amnesty for ‘Dreamers,’ but...

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    Thousands protest in Athens against Macedonian accord

    Agence France-Presse . Athens | Updated at 12:57am on January 21, 2019

    Scuffles broke out in central Athens Sunday as tens of thousands of people protested a planned name change for neighbouring Macedonia that parliament is due...

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    Women protest in hundreds of US cities for third straight year

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 12:00am on January 21, 2019

    Women marched in hundreds of US cities and overseas on Saturday to mark the second anniversary of demonstrations that drew millions of protesters to the...