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Venezuelan opposition calls new anti-Maduro strike

Venezuela’s opposition has called a two-day national strike against President Nicolas Maduro after a day of violent clashes wounded a celebrated violinist on Saturday. The strike – which follows a 24-hour shutdown last week – will be held on Wednesday and Thursday. The opposition has also planned protest marches on ...

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Syrian jets strike near Damascus despite ceasefire

Airstrikes have been carried out just east of Damascus, by Syrian government warplanes, despite a ceasefire being in place since Saturday. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, six attacks targeted the towns of Douma and Ain Terma, which are in a rebel held area. A cessation of hostilities ...

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Philippines’ Duterte vows never to visit ‘lousy’ US

Philippines’ President Rodrigo Duterte has called the United States of America a “lousy” country, and has vowed never to visit it. Duterte, who is known for his controversial remarks, was responding to Rep. James McGovern, D-Mass., who had said he would protest if the Filipino leader visited America.  “There will never ...

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Indonesian President orders police to shoot drug traffickers

Indonesian President Joko Widodo has ordered his police force to shoot drug traffickers in a bid to tackle a “narcotics emergency” facing the country. “Be firm, especially to foreign drug dealers who enter the country and resist arrest,” Widodo said while addressing a public event.  Widodo’s latest remarks have drawn comparison to ...

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Flood-hit New Zealand braces for more rain

While rescue workers and military in New Zealand are struggling to cope with the aftermath of a massive storm, the MeT office has forecast more rain in the coming days.  Mayor Dave Cull said cities like Christchurch and Dunedin in the south island are now in recovery mode after the storm ...

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