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    Syria force takes IS bastion

    Agence France-Presse . Baghouz | Updated at 12:00am on March 24, 2019

    Kurdish-led forces pronounced the death of the Islamic State group’s nearly five-year-old ‘caliphate’ Saturday after flushing out diehard jihadists from their very last bastion in eastern Syria....

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    May pushes for Brexit deal with new timetable

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 12:00am on March 24, 2019

    British prime minister Theresa May tried to persuade MPs to back the EU divorce deal, seeking to build bridges after lashing out at lawmakers for their indecision on Brexit....

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    UN chief pledges to help protect religious sites

    Agence France-Presse . New York | Updated at 12:00am on March 24, 2019

    UN secretary general Antonio Guterres on Friday pledged action to help protect religious sites worldwide, during a visit to a New York Islamic centre one week after the New Zealand mosque shootings that shocked the world....

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    Guaido says Maduro is in his final phase

    Reuters . Lecheria, Venezuela | Updated at 12:00am on March 24, 2019

    Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro’s administration has reached its final stage and there will soon be a change in government, opposition leader Juan Guaido said, adding that his allies have spoken with high-ranking military members about changing sides....

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    UN draws up plans

    Reuters . Yangon | Updated at 12:00am on March 24, 2019

    The United Nations is making plans to help Bangladesh relocate thousands of Rohingya refugees to a remote island off its coast, documents seen by Reuters show, a move opposed by many refugees and that some human rights experts fear could spark a new crisis...

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    Mozambique cyclone Idai death toll exceeds 400

    Reuters. Beira, Mozambique | Updated at 06:12pm on March 23, 2019

    The death toll in Mozambique after a cyclone tore through southern Africa and triggered devastating floods has jumped to 417, Land and Environment Minister Celso Correia said on Saturday, adding that the situation remained critical.

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    IS ‘caliphate’ eliminated, says US-backed SDF

    Reuters . Deir Al-Zor, Syria | Updated at 05:20pm on March 23, 2019

    US-backed forces said they had captured Islamic State’s last shred of territory in eastern Syria at Baghouz on Saturday, ending its territorial rule over...

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    Al Noor mosque reopened, many ‘march for love’

    Reuters . Christchurch | Updated at 11:55am on March 23, 2019

    Smelling of fresh paint, the two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch where a gunman killed 50 worshippers last week reopened their doors...

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    26 dead in central China tour bus fire

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 11:25am on March 23, 2019

    Twenty six people were killed and 30 injured after a tourist bus caught fire in central China, local officials said. The vehicle burst into flames...

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    China factory blast death toll jumps to 64, man rescued after 40 hours

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 11:07am on March 23, 2019

    The death toll in a chemical plant explosion in China rose to 64 Saturday but rescuers found a survivor among more than two dozen still...