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    Maduro claims landslide win in disputed Venezuela elections

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 10:50am on October 16, 2017

    President Nicolas Maduro claimed a landslide victory Sunday in closely watched regional elections in Venezuela on Sunday, based on official results that the opposition immediately...

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    California ‘horror’ fires kill at least 40

    Reuters | Updated at 10:25am on October 15, 2017

    Fast-moving fires spread by shifting winds forced thousands more Californians to evacuate their homes on Saturday as the death toll from the deadliest blaze recorded...

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    US states sue to block Trump Obamacare subsidies cut

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 12:42am on October 15, 2017

    from scrapping a key component of Obamacare, subsidies to insurers that help millions of low-income people pay medical expenses, even as Trump invited Democratic leaders...

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    Trump launches new Iran strategy

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:01am on October 14, 2017

    President Donald Trump launched a tougher strategy to check Iran’s ‘fanatical regime’ on Friday and warned that a landmark international nuclear deal could be terminated...

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    Trump cuts off Obamacare subsidy for poor

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 11:52pm on October 13, 2017

    US president Donald Trump on Friday urged Democrats to make a healthcare deal after cutting off Obamacare subsidies to health insurance companies for low-income patients...

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    Trump throws future of Iran deal to Congress

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 12:43pm on October 13, 2017

    President Donald Trump will unveil a more aggressive strategy to check Iran’s growing power Friday, but will stop short of withdrawing from...

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    California fires kill 31, deadliest in state's history

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 09:50am on October 13, 2017

    The death toll from raging California wildfires rose to 31 Thursday as body recovery teams used cadaver dogs to locate victims, making it the deadliest...

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    UNESCO to pick new chief after US walkout

    Reuters . Paris | Updated at 12:05am on October 14, 2017

    The United Nations’ cultural agency will elect a new chief on Friday, seeking someone who can revive UNESCO’s fortunes after the United States and Israel...

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    UNSC to hear Annan brief on Myanmar

    Agence France-Presse . United Nations | Updated at 12:05am on October 13, 2017

    The Security Council will on Friday hold an informal meeting on Myanmar to hear former UN chief Kofi Annan provide details of a report on...

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    Trump resists pressure to soften stance on Iran nuclear deal

    Reuters | Updated at 09:25am on October 12, 2017

    President Donald Trump finds himself under immense pressure as he considers de-certifying the international nuclear deal with Iran, a move that would ignore warnings from...

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