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    Inundated Venice braced for more flooding, strong winds

    Agence France-Presse . Venice | Updated at 10:32pm on November 16, 2019

    Venice was on red alert for more floods and fierce winds on Saturday after an exceptionally high tide swamped the city of canals, where authorities have declared a state of...

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    Gunmen fire on buses carrying Sri Lankan Muslim voters

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:19am on November 17, 2019

    Gunmen fired at buses carrying minority Muslim voters on Saturday as Sri Lankans elected a new president, with the powerful Rajapaksa clan eyeing a comeback...

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    UK police probing election fraud allegations

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 10:30pm on November 16, 2019

    British police said Saturday specialist officers are assessing allegations of electoral fraud ahead of next month’s vote, following accusations the ruling Conservatives tried to bribe Brexit Party candidates to...

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    Palestinian rockets, Israeli airstrikes jolt tenuous Gaza truce

    Reuters . Jerusalem | Updated at 01:27pm on November 16, 2019

    Palestinian militants fired two rockets deep into southern Israel from Gaza on Saturday, and the Israeli military responded with a number of air strikes on militant targets, shaking an...

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    Bushfires rage across Australia’s east, west as danger rises

    Reuters . Melbourne | Updated at 10:27pm on November 16, 2019

    Dozens of wild fires burned across broad swaths of Australia’s east and west on Saturday and firefighters scrambled to shore up defences ahead of hotter weather and stronger winds...

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    France’s yellow vests seek show of strength for anniversary

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 12:39am on November 17, 2019

    French ‘yellow vest’ protesters began a series of nationwide demonstrations on Saturday in a bid to show the government they can still muster support on...

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    Sporadic violence as Nigerians vote in state elections

    Agence France-Presse . Yenagoa | Updated at 12:44am on November 17, 2019

    Sporadic violence marred polls in two key Nigerian states Saturday despite a heavy security presence after a bloody run-up to the elections. Southern oil-rich Bayelsa...

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    Prince Andrew has ‘no recollection’ of sex accuser

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 02:45pm on November 16, 2019

    Britain’s Prince Andrew has said he does not remember meeting Virginia Roberts, one of disgraced US financier Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged victims, who says she was forced to have sex with...