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    Taliban likely to meet Saudi crown prince in Pakistan

    Reuters . Peshawar | Updated at 12:00am on February 17, 2019

    Saudi Arabia’s crown prince Mohammed bin Salman is likely to meet Afghan Taliban representatives during his visit to Pakistan starting on Sunday, Pakistani government sources said, part of efforts to broker an end to Afghanistan’s 17-year-old civil war....

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    Mike Pence urges EU to recognise Guaido

    Agence France-Presse . Munich | Updated at 12:00am on February 17, 2019

    US vice-president Mike Pence on Saturday called on the European Union to recognise opposition leader Juan Guaido as the president of Venezuela....

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    Iran asks Pakistan to move against militants who killed 27 Guards

    Reuters . Dubai | Updated at 03:42pm on February 16, 2019

    Iran urged neighbouring Pakistan on Saturday to crack down on militants who killed 27 of its Revolutionary Guards in an attack near the border or...

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    Logistical problems force Nigeria election delay

    Agence France-Presse . Abuja | Updated at 11:10am on February 16, 2019

    Nigeria’s electoral watchdog on Saturday postponed presidential and parliamentary elections for one week, just hours before polls were due to open. The two main political...

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    Trump finally declares nat’l emergency for border wall

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 11:02am on February 16, 2019

    The United States president Donald Trump on Friday declared a national emergency in a bid to fund his promised wall at the US-Mexico border without...

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    Dismissed man guns down five colleagues in Illinois

    Reuters . Aurora | Updated at 10:33am on February 16, 2019

    A gunman opened fire at a manufacturing warehouse in Aurora, Illinois, on Friday, killing five people and wounding five police officers before he was slain,...

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    Pompeo meets EU diplomat after Pence’s Iran accusations

    Reuters . Brussels | Updated at 02:11am on February 16, 2019

    US secretary of state Mike Pompeo met with the EU’s top diplomat in Brussels on Friday, a day after vice president Mike Pence accused America’s traditional European allies of trying to undermine US sanctions against Iran....

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    Maduro ramps up legal fight against Guaido

    Reuters . Caracas/ Washington | Updated at 02:09am on February 16, 2019

    Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro’s government stepped up a legal battle against efforts to oust him on Thursday, while the opposition said the international community had pledged more than $100 million in humanitarian aid for the country....

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    Indian PM warns Pakistan after Kashmir attack

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 02:07am on February 16, 2019

    India’s prime minister Narendra Modi warned Pakistan on Friday to expect a strong response to a bomb attack in the disputed region of Kashmir that killed 44 paramilitary policemen, ratcheting up tension between the nuclear-armed neighbours....

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    War kills over 100,000 babies a year: Save the Children

    Agence France-Presse . Munich | Updated at 01:07am on February 16, 2019

    At least 100,000 babies die every year because of armed conflict and its impact, from hunger to denial of aid, Save the Children International said on Friday....

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