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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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    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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    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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    UK's May suffers another damaging defeat in Brexit saga

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 10:14am on February 15, 2019

    British prime minister Theresa May on Thursday suffered another defeat in parliament over her Brexit strategy, just 43 days before Britain is due to leave...

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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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    Trump's nominee for UN ambassador withdraws

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 10:17am on February 17, 2019

    US president Donald Trump's choice to be US ambassador to the United Nations, Heather Nauert, has withdrawn from consideration for the job, according to a...

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    US backs India’s right to defend itself after Kashmir attack

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 12:13am on February 17, 2019

    The United States has told India it supports its right to defend itself against cross-border attacks, the government said on Saturday, as New Delhi considers retaliation against a car bombing in disputed Kashmir claimed by Pakistan-based militants....

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    Sacked US man kills 5 in Illinois shooting

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

    A US man being fired from his job shot dead five co-workers at a factory on the outskirts of Chicago and wounded five police officers before being gunned down himself, in the country’s latest mass shooting....

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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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    Myanmar court sentences two to death for Muslim lawyer’s murder

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 01:06am on February 16, 2019

    Two people were sentenced to death by a Myanmar court Friday for the murder of a Muslim lawyer and Aung San Suu Kyi advisor, after a drawn-out trial backlit by allegations of impunity with a main suspect still at large....

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