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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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    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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    EU releases €24mn for Bangladesh

    United News of Bangladesh. Dhaka | Updated at 09:45pm on February 15, 2019

    The European Commission of the European Union has released an additional €24 million in humanitarian aid for vulnerable Rohingyas and host communities living in Cox's Bazar district....

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    Myanmar army chief denies systematic persecution of Rohingyas

    Reuters . Tokyo | Updated at 12:00am on February 16, 2019

    Myanmar’s army chief, who is facing international calls that he be prosecuted for genocide against the Rohingya Muslim minority, has denied any systematic army persecution and said such accusations were an insult to his country’s honour....

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    Trump vows emergency declaration over wall

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 12:00am on February 16, 2019

    US president Donald Trump was poised on Friday to declare a national emergency at the US-Mexico border, a move that Democrats vowed to challenge as an unconstitutional attempt to fund his proposed border wall without approval from Congress...

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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...