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    US charges Huawei in technology theft, sanctions violations

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 11:14am on January 29, 2019

    The US Justice Department on Monday unveiled sweeping charges against Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei in two cases likely to ratchet up tensions between the two...

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    Thousands protest in France, Belgium over climate crisis

    Agence-France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 03:43am on January 29, 2019

    Tens of thousands of people marched across France and in Belgium on Sunday to protest the lack of state action to halt climate change....

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    Guaido calls for new anti-Maduro protests

    Agence France-Presse . Caracas | Updated at 03:40am on January 29, 2019

    Venezuela’s self-proclaimed president Juan Guaido called Sunday for two new protests, in an effort to push the military to turn against leader Nicolas Maduro and back a European ultimatum demanding free elections within the week....

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    Corbyn’s Brexit stance loses support with young

    Reuters . Edinburgh | Updated at 03:38am on January 29, 2019

    The Brexit stance taken by the opposition Labour Party is losing it support among young people while only 12 per cent of people in its former electoral heartland of Scotland back its handling of the issue, according to a poll on Monday....

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    UNICEF urges Myanmar to enact Kofi Annan’s recommendations on Rohingya crisis

    Reuters . Yangon | Updated at 01:27am on January 29, 2019

    The head of the UN children’s fund urged Myanmar on Monday to implement the recommendations of a panel on the Rohingya crisis led by former UN head Kofi Annan, saying it had yet to create conditions right for the return of refugees from Bangladesh....

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    India politician jailed over Modi Facebook post

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:33am on January 29, 2019

    An Indian politician who posted a picture of prime minister Narendra Modi with a begging bowl on Facebook has been arrested, police said Monday, in the latest example of what critics say is a clampdown on free speech....

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    Modi to appease voters, put reforms aside in budget

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 12:00am on January 29, 2019

    Desperate for five more years in power, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party-led alliance will woo rural and urban middle-class voters with farm relief measures and tax cuts, said officials privy to plans for the final budget before India’s general election....

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    Pakistan Supreme Court to review Asia Bibi’s blasphemy acquittal

    Reuters . Islamabad | Updated at 04:27pm on January 28, 2019

    Pakistan’s Supreme Court will on Tuesday begin a review of its own acquittal of a Christian woman charged with blasphemy, a verdict that sparked days of...

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    US-Bangla pilot had ‘emotional breakdown’ before crash: probe panel

    Reuters . Kathmandu | Updated at 04:14pm on January 28, 2019

    The captain of a Bangladeshi aeroplane ‘seemed to have an emotional breakdown’ before a deadly crash last March, Nepali investigators said in a final report...

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    Death toll rises to 58 as hope dims after Brazil dam collapse

    Reuters . Brumadinho | Updated at 02:56pm on January 28, 2019

    Brazilian rescuers searched into the night on Sunday for hundreds of people missing after a burst mining dam triggered a deadly mudslide, as the death...