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    Maduro starts shutting borders

    Reuters . Caracas | Updated at 11:58am on February 22, 2019

    Venezuela president Nicolas Maduro threatened to close the border with Colombia on Thursday as opposition leader Juan Guaido and some 80 lawmakers ran a gauntlet of roadblocks trying to get to the frontier to receive humanitarian aid...

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    Putin ready for Cuban missile style crisis

    Reuters . Moscow | Updated at 12:00am on February 23, 2019

    Russian president Vladimir Putin said Russia is militarily ready for a Cuban Missile-style crisis if the United States wanted one and threatened to place hypersonic nuclear missiles on ships or submarines near US territorial waters....

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    Kashmiri students flee Indian backlash after suicide attack

    Agence France-Presse . Srinagar | Updated at 01:44pm on February 21, 2019

    Junaid Ayub Rather cowered alongside 30 other students in a small room for two nights while mobs chanted for their blood outside, before finally escaping the...

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    11 wounded in central China knife attack

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 11:22am on February 21, 2019

    A man with a history of mental illness wounded 11 people with a knife after attacking random pedestrians in central China, local authorities...

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    IS closer to defeat in last Syrian enclave

    Reuters . Near Baghouz, Syria | Updated at 12:00am on February 21, 2019

    Islamic State appeared closer to defeat in its last enclave in eastern Syria on Wednesday, as a civilian convoy left the besieged area where US-backed...

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    UN, US for steps to defuse tensions

    Agence France-Presse . New York | Updated at 11:27pm on February 20, 2019

    UN secretary general Antonio Guterres on Tuesday called on India and Pakistan to take immediate steps to defuse tensions and offered to help broker a...

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    Three Tory MPs quit over Brexit

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 06:17pm on February 20, 2019

    Three MPs quit Britain’s governing Conservatives on Wednesday over Brexit, saying the issue had ‘re-defined’ the party and was ‘undoing all the efforts to modernise...

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    Modi breaks protocol to welcome Salman

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 10:39am on February 20, 2019

    Indian prime minister Narendra Modi broke with government protocol to personally welcome Saudi Arabia’s crown prince Mohammed bin Salman to New Delhi on Tuesday....