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    Taliban likely to meet Saudi crown prince in Pakistan

    Reuters . Peshawar | Updated at 12:00am on February 17, 2019

    Saudi Arabia’s crown prince Mohammed bin Salman is likely to meet Afghan Taliban representatives during his visit to Pakistan starting on Sunday, Pakistani government sources said, part of efforts to broker an end to Afghanistan’s 17-year-old civil war....

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    Mike Pence urges EU to recognise Guaido

    Agence France-Presse . Munich | Updated at 12:00am on February 17, 2019

    US vice-president Mike Pence on Saturday called on the European Union to recognise opposition leader Juan Guaido as the president of Venezuela....

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    Trump finally declares nat’l emergency for border wall

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 11:02am on February 16, 2019

    The United States president Donald Trump on Friday declared a national emergency in a bid to fund his promised wall at the US-Mexico border without...

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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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    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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    Iran asks Pakistan to move against militants who killed 27 Guards

    Reuters . Dubai | Updated at 03:42pm on February 16, 2019

    Iran urged neighbouring Pakistan on Saturday to crack down on militants who killed 27 of its Revolutionary Guards in an attack near the border or...

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    Logistical problems force Nigeria election delay

    Agence France-Presse . Abuja | Updated at 11:10am on February 16, 2019

    Nigeria’s electoral watchdog on Saturday postponed presidential and parliamentary elections for one week, just hours before polls were due to open. The two main political...

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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....