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    Brexit throws up foreign policy balancing act for Britain

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 10:26pm on January 18, 2020

    Prime minister Boris Johnson appears torn between the United States and the European Union as he tries to chart Britain’s course on the international stage weeks before Brexit...

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    Mexico ramps up border security to block migrant caravan

    Agence France-Presse . Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico | Updated at 10:24pm on January 18, 2020

    Mexico deployed around 200 National Guard officers to the Guatemalan border on Friday in an effort to block a huge migrant caravan traversing Central America toward the United States...

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    South Koreans among seven missing in Himalayan avalanche

    Agence France-Presse . Kathmandu | Updated at 10:12pm on January 18, 2020

    Four South Koreans and three Nepalis are missing and about 200 people have been rescued after an avalanche hit trekkers on Annapurna, one of the highest mountains in the Himalayas...

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    Russia strike kill five civilians in NW Syria

    Agence France-Presse . Bala, Syria | Updated at 10:09pm on January 18, 2020

    An air strike Saturday by Syrian regime ally Russia killed five civilians, including four members of the same family, in an opposition bastion in the country’s northwest, a monitor said...

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    Macron rushed from Paris theatre during protest

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 10:07pm on January 18, 2020

    French president Emmanuel Macron and his wife were rushed from a Paris theatre late Friday after protesters tried to burst in and disrupt the performance. Riot police were out in force as dozens of...

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    Deadly kite strings kill 150 birds in India

    Agence France-Presse . Sanand, India | Updated at 10:05pm on January 18, 2020

    More than 150 birds have been killed by razor-sharp kite strings in an annual religious festival in western India that attracts millions of revellers. Volunteers raced to the rescue of pigeons, starlings and...

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    Amazon indigenous leaders accuse Brazil of ‘genocide’ policy

    Agence France-Presse . Piaracu, Brazil | Updated at 10:03pm on January 18, 2020

    Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro’s pledge to open up the Amazon to mining companies was tantamount to ‘genocide’, indigenous leaders said Friday at a meeting to oppose the government’s environmental...

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    Khamenei defends military over plane disaster

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 12:34am on January 18, 2020

    Iran’s supreme leader called the accidental downing of a Ukrainian airliner a ‘bitter’ tragedy Friday but said it should not overshadow the ‘sacrifice’ of a top commander killed in a US drone...

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